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Keepers of the Peace GB 2013-14

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Keepers of the Peace GB 2013-14
Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, November 28, 2013 8:26 AM

Start: Dec 1, 2013

Finish: May 31, 2014

Host: Pyrman64

Additional info:

The basic rules are very simple:

Primarily, ground vehicles (AFVs/soft skins), you can build any model, in any scale, you want as long as it is was used in the peacekeeping roll - this includes helicopters and civilian vehicles w/UN markings. 

WIP pictures are required.

NO rivet-counting!  Anyone making an unsolicitted comment about the accuracy of another modelers subject will be advised to vacate the GB.

Here's a link to a complete list of UN peacekeeping missions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_peacekeeping_missions

Already started kits are fine if it's less than 25% built, as are crossovers.

*NOTE: IFOR, SFOR, KFOR and ISAF will be allowed as they were peacekeeping missions.

The GB badge:

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, November 28, 2013 8:26 AM

Pyrman64: Tamiya 1/35 Aussie M113  (UNAMIR)

Stikpusher: Academy 1/35 KIFV

Bish: Revell 1/72nd Warrior

USAFSPOOK:

Jibber: Meng 1/35 Auf1

waynec: Revell 1/35 UNIMOG

gunner_chris: Trumpeter 1/72 M113A2 UNFROFOR

taxtp: 1/72 T-6 Texan UNOGIL

JohanT: Trumpeter BTR-80 APC or HobbyBoss CV9040C

 

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 28, 2013 1:40 PM

Yep, defiantly in on this. I am still going with the Revell 1/72nd Warrior.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by gunner_chris on Thursday, November 28, 2013 1:59 PM

I will be in with a Trumpeteer 1/72 M113A2

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 28, 2013 2:45 PM

Hi Greg,

How abut a 1/72 T-6 Texan in UNOGIL markings ? I'll buy the decals upon your confirmation.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, November 28, 2013 5:29 PM

Tony, you're in.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, December 5, 2013 1:38 PM

i need to get back to warwheels so will be doing a revell 1/35 UNIMOG 4x4 truck armed and in UN white. may do a canadian COUGAR or an italian CENTAURO in IFOR or whatever. btw i found pics of the JGSDF 4x4 LAV in haiti on a peace mission and pics of a PLA ZSL-92 8x8 IFV in Un white.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:43 PM

Wayne: looking forward to your build.

I'm working on an Aussie M113 w/T50 turret from UN mission in Rhodesia.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, December 7, 2013 1:45 AM

Here's what I've done so far on my Aussie M113(w/T50) for the UN Assistance Mission for Rwanda (1993-96)

shots of the hull   

I drilled out the headlights - will add MV Lenses after painting

I built jerry can holders on the rear

Tags: M113 , UNAMIR

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, December 7, 2013 10:18 PM

Here's an update:

primed hull

the turret

 now I'm off to paint the vision blocks and add the .30 + .50cal's

Tags: M113 , UNAMIR

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:22 AM

I like your 113 there Pyr. My KIFV kit is by Academy, not AFV.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, December 8, 2013 2:17 AM

stikpusher

I like your 113 there Pyr. My KIFV kit is by Academy, not AFV.

Thank you, Stik.  Thanks for the correction on the kit - senior moment. Wink

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, December 8, 2013 5:30 AM

final update for today:  I painted all the vision blocks in Tamiya clear green and then overcoated in smoke.  The taillights were painted in Tamiya clear red and titanium silver and also overcoated with smoke.  I still need to touch all of them up with a lil white around the edges.

I've added the "UN" and some of the other vehicle markings.  All markings are from the Archer UNPROFOR markings or the Canadian KFOR marking sets.

 

I also drilled out the exhaust and hit it with flat black.

Tags: UN , M113

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 8, 2013 11:25 AM

I know that 113's are easy to buid (especially if there is no interior work to worry about) but you are really off to a flying start there Pyr. Almost done and ready for weathering!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, December 8, 2013 12:00 PM

hey pyr 113 is looking good. are you going to have the wheel skirts up or down or off altogther?

i have every color. i use clear color green and smoke for my vision blocks too. i have also used various ones to get that colored burnt chrome look on tail pipes. . if they aren't clear will paint silver first. i saw some airplane guys tip the canapies in future first and i think some may even tint it with clear color first. have some practice pieces to try that on before doing a windshield.

any trouble airbrushing the white? what paint did you use?

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, December 8, 2013 6:15 PM

Stik: Yup, definitely easier to build w/out the interior.

Wayne: Going without the rubber skirts - all the reference pics I have show those in Rhodesia.  The white is Armoury's "primer white" from a 12oz rattle can - it's used by the gamers, as the Model Master primer white can came missing the ball bearing in the can! Once I've got all the Archer markings on, I'll hit it with ACRYL semi-gloss.

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, December 8, 2013 8:55 PM

makes sense. they would just collect mud. familiar with armory. my LHS carries it. i may have to pick up a white can, have 2 grays and a black but usually use ace hardware NOW gray.

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, December 15, 2013 9:47 PM

started my UNIMOG 4x4. revell kit but probably never distributed in the states as it is a bundeswher vehicle.  all the separate pieces for the frame and the engine are finished and ready to prime as is the undercarraige for the cargo body.

the work area upstairs study

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:20 PM

I have seen that kit in one of the local shops.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by pyrman64 on Monday, December 16, 2013 9:20 PM

A rule has been added to the GB rules - see 1st page.

Greg H

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Posted by waynec on Monday, December 16, 2013 11:08 PM

i presume you have read of such incidents or been on the receiving end of such to necessitate such a rule.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:34 AM

Wayne: Both - it irks the bajeezuss out of me, especially when it's not requested.

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"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:23 PM

It's one thing to point out a kit's shortcomings to the builder that they may or may not be aware of. But after that it is up to the builder to use or not use that information as they so desire. And it's all in the delivery.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 5:20 PM

stikpusher
It's one thing to point out a kit's shortcomings to the builder that they may or may not be aware of.

Personally, I find that kind of unsolicited comment to be in poor taste.  I recently stopped posting in a GB because of that type of unsolicited comment was made about a 30+yr old kit that the list of flaws was longer than Dillinger's rap sheet. Wow

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:00 PM

Older kits do tend to have the more noticeable flaws. Some corrected easily, and some not. I have no problem with somebody pointing them out to me myself. Happened most recently a few years back on a Sherman build, and was easily corrected. Unsolicited by me, but much appreciated at the same time. But it's your show here.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:56 PM

work continues on the UNIMOG as i contiue my search for the revell bundeswehr 7T 6x6 (1/35) and frakfurt airport 8x8 firetruck (1.24). just oreder a 1/24 UNIMOG firetruck so good practice here. decided i could put the engine and drive shaft in out or order so finished the frame. most of which nno one will see. the gray is mr surfacer to play with some accumulated road grime but may need to do it over primer instead of under primer/ also obviously had axles "upside down" whwn doing some of them. the instructions are a bit vague in spots but easy enough to figure out. i may be able to set the cab and bed on the frame so i can take them off to show it. OTOH i may not want to.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:11 PM

Wayne: the Uni is coming along nicely.  

I have the 1/24 Unimog airport rapid intervention rig, which I'm looking forwad to building.  A friend of mine recently picked up a Simba kit for $150, which survived Sandy, but the decals are unusable.

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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 9:43 PM

thanks. too bad most of it won't be seen. one of these days i'm going to dio one rolled in a ditch to show it off.

is that also known as the brush fire truck? i also have THE FIREFIGHTER fireboat which is old but a nice kit $30. that SIMBA must be huge. i will keep looking for one. i also have an italeri ladder truck, the trumpeter la france pumper and the other revell german fire truck and a whole bunch of stash i could swap.

i just ordered my UNI thru squadron and will use it for the 2014 automotive GB.

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:27 PM

looks like it;s warm enough today to do some priming so i'm off to the garage. all the glue parts are "painted" with masking liquid. i have to paint the inside of the cargo top before putting it together. i think i am going to paint the canvas khaki instead of white just for some color. doesn't have to be perfect on the inside. since i'm priming with armory white probably won't repaint the inside.

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 4:12 PM

it's primed in white and i touched up an AH-1F shelf queen while waiting.

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