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Halftrack GB 2016/17

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Halftrack GB 2016/17
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:16 PM

Welcome to the Offical 2016/17 Halftrack GB. Its been several years coming, but its finally here. The build is open to any halfrack vehicle. Of course ther eis the usual selection of WW2 German and American military vehicles. But you could also opt for a none military build, a what if, some thing Sci-Fi or just some thing your imagination has made up.

Rules.

1) as long as its a vehilce that drives on both seperate wheels and tracks at the same time, its ok to build it here. Any scale, OOB or add as much extra as you like.

2) GB begins on 1st May 2016 and will run for 12 months.

3) No Crossovers please. But do consider a seperate WiP thread in the relevant sub forum.

4) As many progress pics as you can manage. And build one or build as many as you can manage.

5) Enjoy.

And for all the effort, you lucky people get to choose one of these badges that i spent literally minutes putting together. Please feel free to grab one and post in in your sig once you have completed a build.

I like to post them big so you can shrink them to your preffered size.

And there you have it. So, what you waiting for.

 

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:16 PM

Order of Battle.

ajd3530 Cat 1/48th Sd.Kfz 10

Bish Italeri 1/35th Panzerwerfer 42 (Completed)

        Tamiya 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/9 Ausf D (Completed)

castelnuovo ICM 1/35th Opel Maultier (Completed)

Caveman Tamiya 1/35th Sd.Kfz 9 FAMO

Eagle90 Tamiya 1/35th M3A2  (Completed)

Gamera Dragon 1/35th M3 75mm GMC

hogfanfs Dragon 1/35th Sd.Kfz 7/2

Hunter Tamiya 1/48th Sd.Kfz 251/1 SzF (Completed)

jgeratic AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 11

Kentucky Colonel Dragon 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/7 Ausf D (Completed)

MailDude Tamiya 1/35th M21

Modelcrazy Tamiya 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251 AusfC (Completed)

Modelrob Dragon 1/35th Sd.Kfz. 2 w/Puppchen

Mopar Madness AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/20 Ausf D

Rob Gronovius AFV Club 1/35th 251/1 Ausf C

waynec AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/17 Ausf C

 Completed Builds

Bish Italeri 1/35th Panzerwerfer 42

 Bish Tamiya 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/9 Ausf D

 Modelcrazy Tamiya 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251 AusfC

 Eagle90 Tamiya 1/35th M3A2 

 castelnuovo ICM 1/35th Opel Maultier

 Kentucky Colonel Dragon 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/7 Ausf D

 Hunter Tamiya 1/48th Sd.Kfz 251/1 SzF

 

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:35 PM

Alright friend! Let the fun begin. Big Smile So far we have a great bunch of gentlemen here that are going to turn out some wonderful builds. Nice job on the badges....I am going to have to pick the third one.

Everyone - This is going to be great, and I look forward to viewing your build and learning from each of you. Enjoy and let's have some fun! Yes

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:41 PM

And thanks for taking par Hunter. And i might just be useing that 3rd badge as well Whistling. Apart from it being German, the vehicle in that image is the same one i am doing for my second build. I saw that colur image and a photo of the really vehicle in a book i got years ago and right then i decided to build it.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, March 31, 2016 3:49 PM

Bish

And thanks for taking par Hunter. And i might just be useing that 3rd badge as well Whistling. Apart from it being German, the vehicle in that image is the same one i am doing for my second build. I saw that colur image and a photo of the really vehicle in a book i got years ago and right then i decided to build it.

 

I agree Bish, I want the third one because it kinda will match my build and color scheme. I have spent the last few days researching the halftrack I'm going to build and it saw alot of action between 1943-45. I have deceided this....it will be a dio build

I also noticed that it matched your second build. I'm sure you have built a Tamiya kit before....I really enjoyed my first kit being a Tamiya. Get instructions, color call out at each step and how nice the kit fit and went together.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Caveman on Thursday, March 31, 2016 4:42 PM

I would like to join in this one.  I may not be able to start right at May 1st as I have other GBs to finish first but I have a half track or two in the stash.  Please add me with a Tamyia 1/35 FAMO.

 

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Posted by Modelrob on Thursday, March 31, 2016 4:48 PM

Bish

Order of Battle.

Bish Italeri 1/35th Panzerwerfer 42

        Tamiya 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/9 Ausf D

hogfanfs Dragon 1/35th Sd.Kfz 7/2

Hunter Trumpeter 1/35th Sd.Kfz 7/1

Modelcrazy Esci 1/72nd Sd.Kfz 250/3

Mopar Madness AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/20 Ausf D

waynec AFV Club 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/17 Ausf C

 

 

 

 

I am not feeling the love Bish Crying,  I am in with Cyber Hobbies 250/1.  

 

I would vote for the third one.

 

Robert

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:53 PM

Robert and Caveman - 

Welcome aboard, and I look forward to seeing your builds.

 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 01, 2016 12:12 AM

Sorry rob, didn't see your build in the feeler, its now sorted.

Welcome aboard caveman.

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

  

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Posted by ajd3530 on Friday, April 01, 2016 1:38 AM
It's a shame Tamiya has yet to do an M3/M5 in their 1/48 line. I would be all over one (or two or three?) of those.
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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, April 09, 2016 10:01 AM

Well gentlemen I just received my kit in the mail today. I got the second kit for 40% off and could not pass it up. I am definitely ready for this GB to get underway.

 

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, April 09, 2016 10:03 AM

I don't blame you Hunter, looking forward to seeing these two.

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

  

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:32 AM

Thanks Bish, I am looking forward to these two also. It's going to be my first "track" build and it couldn't have been a better subject to brake my teeth on.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, April 11, 2016 3:24 AM

I'd like to join. I have a Dragon 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 251/7 Ausf. D I've been meaning to start. It might be this winter before I can but I will have it finished before May 2017.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 11, 2016 2:28 PM

Glad to have you on board Colonel. And thats not a problem, its much better to have a steady flow than a mad rush at the start just to die off.

Is that the 3 in 1 kit, i'll be sure to watch that one. I'll add you to the roster.

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

  

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, April 11, 2016 3:07 PM

Bish

Glad to have you on board Colonel. And thats not a problem, its much better to have a steady flow than a mad rush at the start just to die off.

Is that the 3 in 1 kit, i'll be sure to watch that one. I'll add you to the roster.

 

 

Yes it's the 3 in 1. I'm going to build it as the Pionierpanzerwagen, I plan to use it in a diorama later after it's finished.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 11, 2016 3:11 PM

Kentucky Colonel
 
Bish

Glad to have you on board Colonel. And thats not a problem, its much better to have a steady flow than a mad rush at the start just to die off.

Is that the 3 in 1 kit, i'll be sure to watch that one. I'll add you to the roster.

 

 

 

 

Yes it's the 3 in 1. I'm going to build it as the Pionierpanzerwagen, I plan to use it in a diorama later after it's finished.

 

I have that one as well, not decided what i am doing with that kit yet. There is a nice selection of Pionier equipment in there. Look forwrad to seeing that.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by Bish on Monday, April 11, 2016 3:27 PM

Colonel, ajd, got you both added.

ajd, interesting looking subject, not heard of that company before. As for it towing, you might wnat to go for somthing smaller if you can find one. The 88 was to heavy to be towed by the Sd.Kfz 10, it only had a towing capacity of 1 ton. You could go for a 2 cm Flak, or a PaK 38.

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

  

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, April 11, 2016 6:39 PM

Kentucky Colonel

I'd like to join. I have a Dragon 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 251/7 Ausf. D I've been meaning to start. It might be this winter before I can but I will have it finished before May 2017.

 

KC - 

Great to see you join. Is your title a reflection of being an alumni of Eastern Kentucky University(EKU)? Plus, looking forward to seeing your build...always been interested in that halftrack.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Monday, April 11, 2016 6:41 PM

ajd3530

AJD - 

Great looking kit and it's great to see you here. Are you going to build it as a "stand alone" or in a dio setting?

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, April 11, 2016 9:25 PM

Hunter

 

 
Kentucky Colonel

I'd like to join. I have a Dragon 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 251/7 Ausf. D I've been meaning to start. It might be this winter before I can but I will have it finished before May 2017.

 

 

 

KC - 

Great to see you join. Is your title a reflection of being an alumni of Eastern Kentucky University(EKU)? Plus, looking forward to seeing your build...always been interested in that halftrack.

 

 

No. I wish I could post a link that works, I'll have to pratice on it to get it right so I can post pictures again. You can look the KC's up. Back to the Kentucky Colonel business. My mother and father each was one and someone made my brother one then he made me. It comes from the Governor of Kentucky, there are thousands of us. I just use the name as a different screen name for different sites, something I can remember.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Monday, April 11, 2016 9:25 PM

Bish

Colonel, ajd, got you both added.

ajd, interesting looking subject, not heard of that company before. As for it towing, you might wnat to go for somthing smaller if you can find one. The 88 was to heavy to be towed by the Sd.Kfz 10, it only had a towing capacity of 1 ton. You could go for a 2 cm Flak, or a PaK 38.

 

Darn that's a shame. Tamiya does make a Pak 36, but not as a stand alone kit, it comes in #32580. And I'm not sure if there are any Pak 38s made in 1/48.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Monday, April 11, 2016 9:30 PM

Hunter

 

 
ajd3530

 

AJD - 

Great looking kit and it's great to see you here. Are you going to build it as a "stand alone" or in a dio setting?

 

For the time being, it will stand alone, although it eventually end up in a dip isn't out of the question.

I do have a dio in mind, a 1/48 Eastern Front airfield scene that consists of a couple of the new ICM I-153s, one of the UM refueler trucks, and a UM Gazz truck with the quad maxim guns standing watch. But who knows when I will get to that.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 11:05 AM

Nice link Colonel, that does look in really good condition.

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

  

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:39 PM

Kentucky Colonel

What an amazing find....and it is in pretty good condition for being underwater for so long.

Thank you for sharing KC.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Saturday, April 16, 2016 5:52 PM

I've got a question.

Has anybody seen any pictures of the SdKfz 251/7 Susf D  "542" of theSS Pz Gren Divison Nordland that was in Berlin in 1945? I have been trying to find a picture for 3 months now but no luck.  I would like to build my model around that if possible

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 17, 2016 3:08 AM

Colonel, i will have a look and see wat i can find. I take it this is one of the options in the Dragon kit. I do often wounder where they get the info from for kit details as 9 times out of 10 i find it hard if not impossable to find pics of any given subject.

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

  

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 17, 2016 9:46 AM

Deleted.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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