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Modern Armor GB
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, August 06, 2018 1:00 PM

There are plenty of aircraft GBs on here, but I noticed a lack of armor related ones.

I thought I'd fix that by settting up one of my own and Modern Armor seems to me like a nice change from all the WW2 armor subjects.

This GB is going to start on September 1st and last for one year, until September 1st 2019.

The rules are pretty simple:

You can build any armored vehicle of any nation, as long as it entered service after the end of WW2.

Wheeled vehicles are fine, but soft-skinned cars and trucks are excluded.

Partially started models are alright too, but you shouldn't have finished more than 1/3rd of the construction.

Once you complete an entry, feel free to add this badge to your signature:

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, August 06, 2018 1:01 PM

Roster:

Armor_Aficinado: Italeri M109A2 (1/35)

B-1  CrewCheif: Takom Chieftain Mk.11 (1/35)

Bish: Takom FV 432 (1/35)

DRUMS01: Trumpeter Strv 103 (1/35)

Gamera: Dragon M1A2 SEP V2 (1/35)

hogfanfs: Takom Merkava Mk.I (1/35)

Kentucky Colonel: Meng M2A3 BUSK III (1/35) 

lewbud: TBD

modelcrazy: Trumpeter Challenger II (1/72)

mrmike: AFV Club M113A1 FSV (1/35)

ogrejohn: Trumpeter T-64BV (1/35)

Sailing Dutchman: TBD

SchattenSpartan: Tamiya Leopard 2A6 (1/35)

taxtp: Revell M2A2 Bradley (1/72)

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 06, 2018 1:22 PM

Well, lets hope you have better luck with this GB than the last few armour ones. Put me down for the Takom 1/35th FV 432.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 7:19 AM

Yeap, I'm in:

1/35th Dragon M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 1:22 PM

I'm in too.

Put me down as TBD for now. 

Thanks!

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 1:42 PM

Reserve a space for me. I have a ton going on but I may be able to knock out a 1/72 a some point during the year. TBD

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 2:23 PM

I got all of you added to the roster.

My own entry is going to be Tamiya's Leopard 2A6.

I already had a look at the sprues and instructions and it looks like a straight forward, uncomplicated build.

I do have a Voyager PE set for the kit however, so it's probably going to be a bit more involved than that.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, August 08, 2018 8:31 PM

I'll do my best to get multiple entries in Schatten, to support this and Armor GBs in general. I'll start with a Revell 1/72 Bradley.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, August 09, 2018 12:11 AM

I'm in, with what I have no idea.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, August 10, 2018 7:56 AM

I’m in too.  Can’t decide what with, though.  I’ve got a T-72, an M109 Palaldin, an M2A2 Bradley, or an M60A1 w/RISE passive armor.  So, opinion poll: what would y’all like to see built?

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, August 10, 2018 8:35 AM

Armor_Aficionado

I’m in too.  Can’t decide what with, though.  I’ve got a T-72, an M109 Palaldin, an M2A2 Bradley, or an M60A1 w/RISE passive armor.  So, opinion poll: what would y’all like to see built?

 

I'd like to see the M109, is that the AFV offering?

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, August 10, 2018 11:25 AM
Nope, that’s the old Testors/Italeri offering...

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, August 10, 2018 11:47 AM

Armor_Aficionado
Nope, that’s the old Testors/Italeri offering...
 

Well, you have one vote for the M109! Yes

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 10, 2018 2:08 PM

I dunno, the M60A1 sounds cool to me! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:11 PM

Welcome aboard everyone!

It's nice to see some interest in this one.

I'll add you to the roster right away.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:19 PM

Armor_Aficioado, so far all entries seem to be Western armor, so a T-72 would be a nice change. All of your options sound interesting though.

I put you down as TBD for now, just tell me when you decided on what you're gonna build.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 13, 2018 11:25 AM

SchattenSpartan

Armor_Aficioado, so far all entries seem to be Western armor, so a T-72 would be a nice change. All of your options sound interesting though.

I put you down as TBD for now, just tell me when you decided on what you're gonna build.

 

Oh gee, maybe I should buy another Chinese tank? Stick out tongue

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, August 13, 2018 3:26 PM

SS, 

I've decided on this for my build:

1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

This will be my first Takom kit, and my first IDF build. 

I don't know about you gentleman, but, I find this to be a very attractive tank. It has some really cool lines to it. 

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 13, 2018 3:43 PM

Bruce, the 432 will be my first Takom kit as wel. Really loking forward to it.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 3:23 PM

Gamera
Oh gee, maybe I should buy another Chinese tank? 

I'm not gonna do anything to stop you Wink

Bruce, I updated the roster with your kit choice. I also really like the look of the Merkava, so I'm looking forward to seeing you build that one.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:26 PM

Clemens: LOL, I'm going to concentrate on getting this one finished first! 

Bruce: That Merkava looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing you build her.

 

I've only built Takom's T30/34 but it was fantastic. I wish every tank kit were as well engineered.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:29 PM

Gentleman, I'll do my best to not let you down. Depending on when I finish a few current builds, I'll be starting later this year.

 

@Bish,

I look forward to see how your 432 builds. Like the Amusing Hobby kits, I have not heard anything bad about Takom kits.

 

@Cliff,

You are part the reason I started to buy these Takom kits. I saw when you got the T-30/34. I kept finding them on sale, so I kept buying them. LOL

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:19 PM

Hope you like it Bruce, mine was one of those stick a hobby knife and a tube of cement in the box, shake and the model assembles itself.

I really, really, really need to get the photos of the T30/34 up here. I've photographed the thing twice and really didn't like how they turned out.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:30 PM

I finally got my kit and detail for the British ship GB and now I am getting involved in this. I am going to build the Swedish "S" Tank...

Please add me to your Modern Armor GB.

Thanks!

Ben

I am a military veteran and am proud to call other veterans, regardless of military branch, brothers and sisters; God bless you all and thank you for your service. I hope you have found peace, enjoyment, and success after your tour of duty as you have earned it...

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:29 AM

DRUMS01

I finally got my kit and detail for the British ship GB and now I am getting involved in this. I am going to build the Swedish "S" Tank...

Please add me to your Modern Armor GB.

Thanks!

Ben

 

Nice subject ben, which kit is this, i didn't know anyone had produced it.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:29 AM

Welcome aboard, Ben. I got you added to the roster. What brand and scale is the kit you're building?

Bish
Nice subject ben, which kit is this, i didn't know anyone had produced it.

Trumpeter makes one in 1/35, but I don't know about other scales...

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:50 PM
Okay, I’ve decided I’ll be doing the M109-A2 Paladin. Only because I had the kit, lost it,and it took me forever to find it again! The perils of having too big a stash...

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:34 PM

Initial construction phases (lower hull and gun breech) coming along quite nicely.  I know it’s still early, but so far everythinig has just gone together perfectly.  This is an old Italeri kit from 1984 (reboxed as Testors/Italeri); I know some folks don’t have a high opinion of Italeri, but so far this kit is practically falling together!  Hope it keeps up...

M-109A2

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, August 31, 2018 5:35 PM

Well, the M-109 progress has been great this week!  This Italeri kit has been one of the most trouble-free kits, everything generally going right where it should.  Finally ran into my first problem tonight; as you can see in the close-up photo of the front end, when affixing the top of the hull to the completed bottom, there’s a large gap in the front.  Going to have to putty it up...

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 12:21 AM

You are correct, it is the 1/35 Trumpeter kit. Not sure if I am doing the all green or the splinter camoflage (?). Also looking at updating the track to individual links.

Ben

I am a military veteran and am proud to call other veterans, regardless of military branch, brothers and sisters; God bless you all and thank you for your service. I hope you have found peace, enjoyment, and success after your tour of duty as you have earned it...

 

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