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Steel Cats (Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013)

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Steel Cats (Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013)
Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 04, 2012 8:36 PM

There appears to be plenty of interest to kick off this build. It will start September 1st and run until August 31st next year. This GB will be for any of the Panthers, Tigers and their variants.

If I miss a name or kit, please PM me. Thanks. 

Suggestions:

  • Panther D, A, G & F
  • Bergepanther
  • Befehlswagen Panther
  • Flakpanzer V Coelian
  • Jadgpanther
  • Panther Ersatz
  • Panzerbeobachtungswagen Panther
  • Panther II
  • Tiger I Initial, Early, Mid, Late
  • Bergetiger
  • Befehlswagen Tiger I Ausf. E
  • Sturmtiger
  • King Tiger Porsche or Henschel turrets
  • Befehlswagen Tiger II Ausf. B
  • Jagdtiger Porsche, Henschel suspension
  • Porsche Tiger I

 

The guidelines for the GB are as follows:

  • You can enter anytime from when it starts to when it's finished
  • Any scale
  • Any AM item
  • All kits must be NIB or very lightly started (10%)
  • No starting of the construction, but sprues may be washed before the start date
  • No crossovers of other GB's
  • A badge will be created, but can only be obtained for a completed build within the time frame
  • Please share info about the kit and have fun, fun, fun! 

These are the badge choices. Badge is only obtainable for a completed and posted build. Would be wise to download to your own server site and adjust accordingly.

Jack's Badge
Shell's badge

 

 

List of Participants and Kits: (all kits are 1/35 unless noted)

  1. Tigerman- Tamiya Jagdpanther Late with magic tracks & Dragon Tiger I Late #6406
  2. Gamera- Dragon King Tiger Porsche Premium #6312 w/Cavalier zimmerit
  3. Tojo72- Tamiya Tiger I Early #25142 w/Aber and AFV tracks
  4. DBoger- Dragon Jagdtiger Henschel Premium #6285
  5. Stikpusher- Italeri Tiger I
  6. P38jl- Dragon Panther F #9008
  7. DupesBergetiger/Demo Tiger CMK/Academy
  8. Bufflehead- Dragon Panther F Imperial Series #9008 with resin turret
  9. Deafpanzer- Dragon Tiger I Initial #6600
  10. Reserve- Cyberhobby Tiger I Feb. 1944 #6650
  11. Hinsky- Dragon Tiger I Ausf E/w zimmerit (6383)
  12. Bish- Cyberhobby Befelswagen Panther w/Pz. IV turret
  13. SMJmodeler- AFV Club Tiger I Late #35079 & Tamiya Tiger I Mid
  14. Satch_IP- ??
  15. RBaer- Tamiya King Tiger Ardennnes w/Friuls
  16. Shellback-Tamiya King Tiger  & Dragon Jagdtiger Porsche
  17. JohanT- Dragon Panther A Premium & Dragon Panther D w/zimmerit kitbash
  18. Armor86-Tamiya DAK Tiger I Initial #35277 plus tons AM
  19. Malone Duke- Dragon Mid Tiger I  1/72 & AFV Club Tiger I Late w/zimmerit
  20. Bobbailey- Dragon Panther G Smart kit
  21. Thunderbolt379- Tamiya King Tiger Porsche w/Cavalier zimmerit & Tamiya Jagdpanther Late?
  22. Some Assembly Required- Dragon Panther ??
  23. Joe Rix-Tamiya Tiger I Mid
  24. Taxtp- Tamiya Tiger I 1/48
  25. Darson- Tamiya King Tiger
  26. Professordeath- Dragon Tiger I Late w/zimmerit
  27. Wingnut- Tamiya Panther G Late  1/48, Dragon King Tiger 1/72, Dragon Panther A Premium, & Dragon Battle of Bulge King Tiger
  28. Wingman_kz- Tamiya Tiger I Mid?
  29. Kentucky ColonelDragon Tiger I #6406 w/Eduard zimm and Friuls
  30. StreetFightingMan- Dragon Panther G Italian Front
  31. IBuild148- Dragon King Tiger Henschel
  32. Moose421- Dragon Panther Ersatz
  33. JMart- Cyberhobby Panther II Orange Box
  34. Hasenpfeffer- Cyberhobby Panther A Late Dark Knight Series
  35. Jgeratic1- Tamiya 1/48 Tiger I Initial Afrika Korps
  36. Pyerman64- Tamiya Steel-wheeled Panther G Late
  37. Alex Shaw- Tamiya Afrika Korps Tiger I
  38. Ghostt180- Jagdpanther Late
  39. Ripcord- Revell Jagdpanther 1/76
  40. Ebergerud- Cyber Hobby Tiger I Early
  41. Shawker- Minicraft King Tiger Porsche
  42. Wolfwriath- Trumpeter King Tiger 1/16
  43. CaptBigMoney- Dragon Battle of the Bulge King Tiger
  44. Schatten Sparten- Dragon King Tiger

(Wall of Fame) Finished Builds:

Wingnut's Tamiya 1/48 Panther




SMJmodeler's Tamiya MId Tiger


 Wingnut's King Tiger in braille:


Malone Duke's AFV Club 1/48 Tiger I


Hinsky's Dragon Tiger I w/zimmerit

Shellback's Tamiya King Tiger

Hasenpfeffer's Cyber Hobby Panther A

Bish's- Cyberhobby Befelswagen Panther w/Pz. IV turret 

Wingnut's's Dragon Panther A


Tojo72's Tamiya Tiger I Early

RBaer's Tamiya King Tiger Ardennes

Deafpanzers Dragon Tiger I Initial

Wingnut's Dragon BoB King Tiger

Gamera's Dragon King Tiger Porsche

Dupes 2cm Flakvierling 151/20 auf Pz.Kpfw.Panther ausf.G kitbash

Malone Duke's Braille Panther

Shellback's Dragon Porsche Jagdtiger

Tigerman's Tamiya Jagdpanther Late

Jgeratic1's Tamiya 1/48 Tiger I

Stikpusher's Italeri Tiger I

Shawker's Nichimo King Tiger Porsche

Armor86's Tamiya DAK Tiger I Initial

Ebergerud's Cyberhobby Tiger I

Hasenpfeffer's Italeri Panther A

Thunderbolt379's Tamiya King Tiger

IBuild48's Dragon King Tiger

Malone Dukes Dragon Mid Tiger 1/72

Schatten Sparten's Dragon King Tiger


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 Eric 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, June 04, 2012 8:44 PM

Eric:

Please put me down with Dragon's 1/35th Royal Tiger with Porsche Turret (Kit 6312). I'm using Cavalier zimmerit but otherwise out-of-box. 

Just because no one understands you- it doesn't make you an artist!

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    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 04, 2012 8:45 PM

Excellent Cliff. Should be a beauty.

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 Eric 

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    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, June 04, 2012 8:48 PM

I will do Tamiya # 25142 Early Tiger I with Aber upgrade,and Club AFV workable links.

Anthony

 

Gamera,nice kitty,will you whitewash it also ?

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    June, 2015
Posted by kitbashn82 on Monday, June 04, 2012 8:50 PM

Put me down for a Dragon Jagdtiger Henschel suspension. I will be using an aftermarket set of fenders so I can build the X7. If time permits I my do my Dragon Initial Production Tiger I.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, June 04, 2012 9:01 PM

Since this will have a start date of September, I am interested. By then I can be done with some of mycurrent builds and have room for something new. Either a Dutch Leopard II or a Grossdeutschland Panther A...Hmm

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 04, 2012 9:06 PM

P-38 was wondering if a Hellcat could qualify? I'm not sure how to answer that. Does anyone know if it was allowed in the first Big Cats GB?

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 Eric 

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Posted by Shellback on Monday, June 04, 2012 9:09 PM

Eric , revenge for what ? Confused

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Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 04, 2012 9:12 PM

Shellback

Eric , revenge for what ? Confused

There was apparently a Big Cats Gb some time ago. so in our playful banter, what to call this one? Maybe just Big Cats 2? or Big Cats Part Deux? 

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 Eric 

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Posted by p38jl on Monday, June 04, 2012 9:47 PM

put me in for a Panther F by DML,, 1/35

 

and I'd like to ask about the Hellcat, although not a "big" cat, it did hunt the other cats mentioned above....

 

Big Cats Part Duex sounds good,, or,, The Scratching PostWhistling( lil play on the theme.. )

 

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Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 04, 2012 9:56 PM

Is that kit #6403? The smart kit?

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 Eric 

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  • From: Coastal Maine
Posted by dupes on Monday, June 04, 2012 10:02 PM

The sequel! Man, it's been a while since the last one...I'm definitely in, T-man. Kit TBD once September rolls around. Got all kinds of stuff that will fit the bill, so i'll see what's lacking (or what "calls out to me") once football season starts.

Can't wait! Big Smile

Oooooh...Sturmtiger. Hmmmmm. Wink

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    November, 2006
  • From: Coastal Maine
Posted by dupes on Monday, June 04, 2012 10:04 PM

From the "Big Cats Group Build 2008" thread:

Qualified Entries: Any scale: Panther: D, A, G, F, Jagdpanther, Panther II OR Tiger: I, II, Jagdtiger

Requirements: Kits must be un-started, unless pre-approval has been given

Dates: March 15, 2008-December 31, 2008  You may join at any time, but you may not claim the badge unless completed by end date.

Badge is claimable upon completion of model:

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  • From: Hancock, Me USA
Posted by p38jl on Monday, June 04, 2012 10:06 PM

tigerman

Is that kit #6403? The smart kit?

no... #9008..

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Monday, June 04, 2012 10:17 PM

Eric, how about some LITTLE Big Cats?  Big Smile  I've got some 1/72 Dragon kits that I've been itchin to build:

If those won't do, then I can enter this 1/35 Dragon King Tiger that's been sitting in the stash ever since it was first released back in 2007:

Ernest

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 04, 2012 10:47 PM

Thanks Marc. Yeah, sorry P-38, I too didn't have the Hellcat in mind. I really saw Tigers and Panthers, but decided to throw in the Leopard for fun. Wink

Ernest. Your call. All scales are allowable.

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 Eric 

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  • From: Right Side of a Left State
Posted by Shellback on Monday, June 04, 2012 10:49 PM

Killer Kats , Steel Cats ...........Big Steel Cats , Big Killer Kats

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Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 04, 2012 10:54 PM

I like Steel Cats. 

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 Eric 

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Posted by Shellback on Monday, June 04, 2012 11:00 PM

someone could come up with a cool badge for that .

Who did your Italian GB Badge ? Its cool Cool

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Monday, June 04, 2012 11:09 PM

Shellback

someone could come up with a col badge for that .

Who did your Italian GB Badge ? Its cool Cool

That would be me... does that mean you want a female depicted somewhere on the badge?  Maybe catwoman?  If some of you want to start posting some fav pics of actresses that have portrayed this character, might get the ball rolling. Yes, a woman in black latex... interesting...

I do have some Tigers in the stash... joining is a maybe as I'm signed up to half dozen GB's atm.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Shellback on Monday, June 04, 2012 11:25 PM

Nope , i was saying i like your Amore badge . Females in this Cat g.b. badge ......Hmm........hadnt thought of that one . For me something more macho .

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  • From: Hancock, Me USA
Posted by p38jl on Monday, June 04, 2012 11:42 PM

ok,,, no Hellcats..Sad

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Posted by deafpanzer on Monday, June 04, 2012 11:43 PM

Deafpanzer reporting for duty!!!  I have been itching' to build a Tiger... I have four in my stash and some of them have been staring at me for nearly 3 years since my return to the hobby. 

I'd like to build Dragon Smart Kit #6600 Tiger I Initial if nobody has signed up with this kit... 

Andy

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Posted by Reserve on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 12:29 AM

Count me in, I'll be going with the Cyberhobby Feb. 1944 production Tiger 1.

Mark

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 12:42 AM

I don't know. What does everyone think about changing the name? Then P-38 can get that Hellcat. Steel Cats is king of catchy. Nice job Carl.

If we went with a Catwoman, lol, then I'd have to vote for Julie Newmar.

***Note, I changed the name to Steel Cats. Is that okay? I think it's  kind of catchy. If people aren't digging it, I'll change it back.

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 Eric 

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Posted by Shellback on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 2:20 AM

Cat woman G.B. ? Embarrassed

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 2:44 AM

Steel Cats sounds good to me. The original was Tigers and Panthers only, but i see no reason not to expand it.

I have decided to go with the CH panther w Pz IV turret as i am all ready to build that one.

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

On the bench: Tamiya 1/35th Sd.Kfz. 251/9 Ausf D

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  • From: Right Side of a Left State
Posted by Shellback on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 3:02 AM

????????????? ..........................Toast

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 3:12 AM

Now i like that for a badge.

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

On the bench: Tamiya 1/35th Sd.Kfz. 251/9 Ausf D

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:29 AM

Shellback

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????????????? ..........................Toast

I LIKE it!!!

And 'Steel Cats' sounds pretty darn cool too! Reminds me of the old SSI wargame 'Steel Panthers'.

Just because no one understands you- it doesn't make you an artist!

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