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Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:14 AM UTC
Oh heck if you'll allow a Boxer and Stryker...I think I'll take a swing with a Trumpy Lav-25....or the Vodnik. I'll decide on one of the two when this kicks off.
JoeOsborne
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 09:04 PM UTC
I'm in.... Tamiya M8 with Eduard etch and some more AM goodies....

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TMoon
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 09:16 PM UTC
Here is my start up photo of the miniart 35152 AEC Mk I Armored Car.


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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 09:58 PM UTC
Will the BTR-40(Trumpeter 05517) qualify for this campaign.
I'm asking, because it is the early one-without roof.
No drama if it won't-I still have the Meng GAZ Tigr waiting.
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k_mero4
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 11:28 PM UTC
Yovchev, I look forward to the development.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 11:31 PM UTC

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Will the BTR-40(Trumpeter 05517) qualify for this campaign.
I'm asking, because it is the early one-without roof.
No drama if it won't-I still have the Meng GAZ Tigr waiting.



I think the intention was closed vehicles but I hope the campaign leader will answer.
Someone is doing an M8 which has an open roof to the turret, not a huge hole but still a permanent opening ...
/ Robin
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 12:22 AM UTC
Here is my BA-3 kit for the campaign.


JoeOsborne
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 01:00 AM UTC

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Will the BTR-40(Trumpeter 05517) qualify for this campaign.
I'm asking, because it is the early one-without roof.
No drama if it won't-I still have the Meng GAZ Tigr waiting.



I think the intention was closed vehicles but I hope the campaign leader will answer.
Someone is doing an M8 which has an open roof to the turret, not a huge hole but still a permanent opening ...
/ Robin



As I’m the guy who wante to build an M8, I’d sure like a ruling.... when I saw no open tops I interpreted that to mean things like the M3, but I’m now not so sure....


UPDATE: just reread the rules snd the rule states “No softtops“ nothing about “opentops”. My take is the M8 and others like it normally classified as an armored car should be in, but I’ll await a ruling.





md72
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC
Misquoting Clayton from page 2:

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Mark-the Greyhound is definitely an armored car!

Gabriel- That car is so cool! Check out https://lots-of-models.com/collections/bison-decals/products/bison-decals-1-35-polizei-2-wwii-german-police-units-adgz-35211?variant=37537406606 for your decals

Bob- Good you caught that, looking forward to your car!

Linus- Gotta have a Skoda!



I'm still assuming that an M8 is legit, otherwise I may have to go stash diving for an LAV I think I have somewhere.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 01:49 AM UTC

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Will the BTR-40(Trumpeter 05517) qualify for this campaign.
I'm asking, because it is the early one-without roof.
No drama if it won't-I still have the Meng GAZ Tigr waiting.



I think the intention was closed vehicles but I hope the campaign leader will answer.
Someone is doing an M8 which has an open roof to the turret, not a huge hole but still a permanent opening ...
/ Robin





As I’m the guy who wante to build an M8, I’d sure like a ruling.... when I saw no open tops I interpreted that to mean things like the M3, but I’m now not so sure....


UPDATE: just reread the rules snd the rule states “No softtops“ nothing about “opentops”. My take is the M8 and others like it normally classified as an armored car should be in, but I’ll await a ruling.




I would happily include the M3 as well but since I'm not making the rules around here .....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M3_Scout_Car

Claayyyytooon!! We need a ruling!

/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Everyone, here is the kit I would like to enter into the build. Tamiya Kit 35286, Sd.Kfz.222 Leichter PanzerSpaH 4/4. I just noticed that the roof hatches are mesh wire. Does this make it fall into the soft-top catagory, or is this acceptable?



If not I have a Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma I could build.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 07:05 AM UTC
I started on the BA3 and it is so simple that the construction is going fast, until I came to the transfer case. Parts D49 and D50 are missing from the kit. Guess I will need to scratch a transfer case.



Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 10:16 PM UTC
All painted, first future coat, and yesterday decals applied and Micro Sol has them a little misshapen. Today I tested my ability to do an oil pin wash on the turret.


md72
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 11:24 PM UTC
@Bob, I hate you! You're already adding weathering, and I haven't even pulled mine out of the box... Looking good though.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, January 04, 2018 - 11:45 PM UTC
Hello, Mark This kit is so easy to build it makes me look fast.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 12:27 AM UTC
Bummer about the transfer case and decals, but still motoring on well. Looking good Bob.
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 04:30 PM UTC
Bob , you're getting me jealous here! Good progress. Mine still in the box, waiting for the desk to become availible. I'll be joining you soon!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 11:47 PM UTC
A thousand apologies, I have been way under the weather for a week plus, sorry!

Open top is FINE,M8, M3, BTR as well. Sort of "Any wheeled vehicle that is not a truck or a jeep"...

Bob- I can't think as fast as you can build anymore.....
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
Gabriel, I am retired and have nothing better to do than sit and build.

Clayton, I also am under the weather and have not slept for two nights. Go to see the Doctor tomorrow to get that shot with the square needle.

I guess I will now be able to build my M3 also.

Bob
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
Well, then here I go:

(that's the second Trumpeter box I crack open this year...)
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 12:16 PM UTC
Some in-progress shots of the BTR-40 I am building:

Some tiny bits were added to the engine to make it look more like GAZ-40.

Rear wall will be mounted once interior is painted.

Left side is attached only in the rear,so I can remove the entire drivetrain for painting.

More to follow soon,