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Igorbc
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 01:19 AM GMT+7
That concept was based on Jagdpanther 2 from Amusing hobby which I am working on at the moment.
petbat
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:54 PM GMT+7
Looking good so far Colin. A shame all that work is not on full display. Knock out marks? What knock out marks.... I get the feeling the bow plate will be closed.

"A dats" a good choice Paul. I'll be interested in watching that one come together as well.

Igor - I think you have the world's first tank with a transverse mounted engine - based on the year it would have been manufactured that is. Very interesting concept.
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 08:15 PM GMT+7

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replacing the tank with re-used fire extinguishers adds to the "challenge" of the campaigning ...

/ Robin



Robin , Maybe I should convert two of mine to that?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/11/02/fire-hazard-more-than-40-m-fire-extinguishers-may-not-work-recalled/824785001/[/quote]

The type I picked is the dry powder type. These are filled to a pressure level which is far beyonf what my compressor will ever produce. The second thing to look for is that the "lid", or whatever it's called, is made of metal (preferably brass) and can be unscrewed.
My plan is to use them in a vertical position with the "lid" downwards. Air inlet and outlet by air hose attachments screwed into the "lid" (drilling and tapping). Water outlet through a valve in the "lid". There will probably be a large chance of water entering the air outlet but that is what oil/water traps are designed for. I prefer getting the water where I can see it than trying to get it out of a valve on the bottom side of a horizontal tank. My old tank rusted through in the weld of the wtaer outlet valve

/ Robin
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panzerIV
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:26 AM GMT+7
mr postman turned up today with my entry
Mrclark7
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 09:46 AM GMT+7
replacing the tank with re-used fire extinguishers adds to the "challenge" of the campaigning ...

/ Robin[/quote]

Robin , Maybe I should convert two of mine to that?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/11/02/fire-hazard-more-than-40-m-fire-extinguishers-may-not-work-recalled/824785001/
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Yeti01012001
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 04:20 AM GMT+7

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I then used Tamiya OD and painted the wooden platform with various wood looking colours and used the hair brush technique to chip off the OD colour to make it look worn...



I spend a good part of the morning studying your truck, Gary. Beautiful model! Would you mind telling me more about your technique? That wooden floor looks amazing. I would really like to attempt something similar for my GAZ truck. It also has wooden deck and I could use some tips.




What I did was after the undercoat on, I painted the wood in Tamiya dark sand, then colour the odd panel in deck tan and buff. once done. I then used a couple of burnt sienna(oil) washes and left it dry over night. I sprayed this with cheap hair spray. Then used the green OD to cover the area and soaked the area with water Then used and old stiff brush and rubbed the places were it would be worn the most

It was my fist attempt as well.
deerstalker36
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:38 AM GMT+7

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Great work everyone !!
I feel tempted to join in but I might not finish it on time...



you wont know until you try, and at least you'll have started
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:26 AM GMT+7

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Great work everyone !!
I feel tempted to join in but I might not finish it on time...



Of course you want to join! Deep in your bones you feel that you MUST join
The campaign has only been running for 19 days and the finish date is the last day of October so there is plenty of time.
There are plenty of less complicated kits of AA weapons.
Maybe some towed 20-30 mm weapon?
And IF you don't finish there is always one of the unfinished business campaigns
I have committed to building three German 88's and all of them on tracked chassis for three different campaigns (500+, Dragon and the AA campaign).
My big issue is the leaking tank on the airbrush compressor, replacing the tank with re-used fire extinguishers adds to the "challenge" of the campaigning ...

/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 12:10 AM GMT+7
Great work everyone !!
I feel tempted to join in but I might not finish it on time...
RobinNilsson
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:57 PM GMT+7
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Building a Canadian ADATS on an M113A2 chassis. Heres what I am starting with and the real vehicle.

/ Robin




love that ADATS, i've got one of the osprey books on the M113 with a scratchbuilt turret in it



Me too
It will be interesting to watch Paul build it.
I have that conversion in the stash, maybe for a future AA-campaign. I got interested in the ADATS when I worked at Contraves (part of Oerlikon) back in 1989. Reading Military Technology and trying to collect images, before the internet ...
Then came the time when images and walkarounds started popping up and suddenly there was even a conversion set
Happy days !
/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:14 PM GMT+7
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Building a Canadian ADATS on an M113A2 chassis. Heres what I am starting with and the real vehicle.

/ Robin




love that ADATS, i've got one of the osprey books on the M113 with a scratchbuilt turret in it
Igorbc
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:20 PM GMT+7
This is not part of campaign because it was completed few years ago but I will show it anyway.
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:07 PM GMT+7

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Building a Canadian ADATS on an M113A2 chassis. Heres what I am starting with and the real vehicle.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/trackjam/IMG_1351.jpg?t=1518921923
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k120/trackjam/DSCN0665.jpg?t=1518921924



Images stored at PhotoBucket do not function here. We only see PB's message aboyt third party hosting and that the account can be unlocked for an extortionate sum of cash.
I took the liberty of storing copies of the images above (after closing a lot of pop-up advertising) to my account at imgur to make them viewable.

The rubber band tracks are from Slingshot models:
http://www.slingshotmodels.com/
presented in this News item here on Armorama
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=26322

/ Robin

Here goes, images by Paul:

Edit: Paul has fixed the images in his so now I can remove the duplicates from my post. No point in displaying the same images twice ...


Could also be built with "NATO" tracks:


http://en.rcamuseum.com/artillery-collection/adats-cdn
Igorbc
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 07:43 PM GMT+7
I have been busy last couple of days.
Gun has been painted, original sight replaced with infra red from Bronco.
Gun will be placed on ICM panther hull which has been modified by shifting engine compartment forward and gun compartment aft.

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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:47 PM GMT+7
Building a Canadian ADATS on an M113A2 chassis. Heres what I am starting with and the real vehicle.



deerstalker36
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 12:33 AM GMT+7
A little bit more on the Gecko. I joined the 2 hull sections as the fit isnt that good and the next few steps were to add fiddly bits



you cant see much of the interior even thru the hatch





The wheels can be steerable if you're careful



A couple of bits i'm leaving off till after painting, nice detaill inside the hatch, but some buggers of ejector pin marks if you want to leave the bow board open





no issues with broken parts and the thick sprue connections yet
Mrclark7
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:42 AM GMT+7
ha, yes a play on words that wasnt ment. Fully paid.
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 10:25 AM GMT+7

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I went to LHS to get some glue and went ahead and walked out with this.



I hope you paid for it Kelly! I presume you also acquired said glue or there maybe and issue

Been there done that more than once.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 08:54 AM GMT+7
Ill be posting pics of Tamiyas flakvierling in 1/35 for my joining of this.

I went to LHS to get some glue and went ahead and walked out with this.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:04 AM GMT+7

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I then used Tamiya OD and painted the wooden platform with various wood looking colours and used the hair brush technique to chip off the OD colour to make it look worn...



I spend a good part of the morning studying your truck, Gary. Beautiful model! Would you mind telling me more about your technique? That wooden floor looks amazing. I would really like to attempt something similar for my GAZ truck. It also has wooden deck and I could use some tips.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:34 PM GMT+7
Wow a fast build Gary. It looks great. I like the weathered wooden floor look.

If I may give some feedback, the ammo clips were not made of brass. They were steel and left in a natural state. Maybe a pin wash to separate ach round and give some definition to the ends of the rounds?





Yeti01012001
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:47 AM GMT+7
Here is my end result.

The Hobby boss kit is a really good fit



Started with black undercoat with white for the centre panels




I then used Tamiya OD and painted the wooden platform with various wood looking colours and used the hair brush technique to chip off the OD colour to make it look worn.



Once done lighted the OD with yellow and added the decals and the green wash. this was the weathered using the usual techniques







comments welcome
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 08:50 AM GMT+7

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So this is not on your wishlist then ??
/ Robin



When those first came out, they came with a long sleeve white jacket and lots of buckles......

The fact that even Voyager don't show a full built set in the box top kind of tells a subtle story.

I bought the AFV Club separate track sets .... the ones that were a few sprues short (kinda like me I guess ) but got the extra sprues later - for the kit that is.