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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:20 PM

Griffin, that is some nice work.  Pretty precise work on that lettering.  Gonna have to dirty up those containers after they are on the tank. Big Smile

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Posted by Hoggarth on Friday, November 10, 2017 9:11 AM

I would love to get in on this GB with this kit please.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Hoggarth

I would love to get in on this GB with this kit please.

 

  Roster updated.  Welcome to the GB!  Box art camo is pretty wild.

This GB has been way more popular than I thought it would be.  Get to see all this armor getting built, which is great!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:04 AM

 

Hoggarth

I would love to get in on this GB with this kit please.

 

Croatian T-55? Nice! That looks like a great kit.

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Hoggarth on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:22 AM

Does anyone know about (preferably) North American distributors for Star Decals, or an equivilant brand? I'm looking to paint the T-55 as Syrian during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Star has a set that look great and I can surely wait the time it would take for them to get here. I'm just looking for options.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:32 AM

Hoggarth

Does anyone know about (preferably) North American distributors for Star Decals, or an equivilant brand? I'm looking to paint the T-55 as Syrian during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Star has a set that look great and I can surely wait the time it would take for them to get here. I'm just looking for options.

 

Just checked, and Sprue Brothers has them.

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Posted by Hoggarth on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:34 AM

Griffin25

 

 
Hoggarth

I would love to get in on this GB with this kit please.

 

 

Croatian T-55? Nice! That looks like a great kit.

 

 

Yeah. I like the tank on the box alot and that was my first thought. I'm just not sure I can pull off the look and feel in the paint job. I've got time so I may flip flop on which way to go.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:40 AM
I built that same kit way back when, before you even bought that one probably. It was one of my earliest Tamiya kits; it was a great, easy build then, I’m sure it still is!

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, November 10, 2017 10:55 AM

Hoggarth

Does anyone know about (preferably) North American distributors for Star Decals, or an equivilant brand? I'm looking to paint the T-55 as Syrian during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Star has a set that look great and I can surely wait the time it would take for them to get here. I'm just looking for options.

 

EBay has them. A couple of US based sellers. Syrian is a great idea. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, November 10, 2017 11:03 AM

Griffin25

 

 
Hoggarth

Does anyone know about (preferably) North American distributors for Star Decals, or an equivilant brand? I'm looking to paint the T-55 as Syrian during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. Star has a set that look great and I can surely wait the time it would take for them to get here. I'm just looking for options.

 

 

 

EBay has them. A couple of US based sellers. Syrian is a great idea. 

 

Ebay is probably the way to go unless you want to order some other stuff.  At least with Ebay, you won't end up spending more on shipping than on the decals.  

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 1:47 PM

Well I started the T-55. Nothing exciting. I love the way this kit fits together. The running gear was a dream. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, November 11, 2017 4:19 PM

Griffin: Nice work there! I have no idea if the writing is accurate but they look really good. Nice work on the hull and road wheels.

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

 

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:16 PM

On with the group build. This is my project.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:47 PM

armornut

On with the group build. This is my project.

 

"Sarah Conner" 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:01 PM

Uzi 9mm, 12guage autoloader, phase plasma rifle in the 40watt range.....Hey buddy only what ya see on the shelf. I though I was farther along but fortunately all I have done is the road wheels and some fiddly bits on the lower hull. I'm very excited that my wife has figured out how to post pix, it will be fun to show my progress.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:34 PM

Gamera

Griffin: Nice work there! I have no idea if the writing is accurate but they look really good. Nice work on the hull and road wheels.

 

Thanks bud. I copied from Google translate pasted to a Word document in the second smallest font possible. Printed it out on decal paper. Its a nice little trick for foreign language items. 

 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:35 PM

armornut

Uzi 9mm, 12guage autoloader, phase plasma rifle in the 40watt range.....Hey buddy only what ya see on the shelf. I though I was farther along but fortunately all I have done is the road wheels and some fiddly bits on the lower hull. I'm very excited that my wife has figured out how to post pix, it will be fun to show my progress.

 

Good start and good job by your wife Yes

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:09 PM

Griffin25

 

 
Hunter

Griffin,

Very nice work of those tracks. They look great.

 

 

 

Thanks Hunter! I really like the Friul tracks. Its relaxing to build them. I think AK Interactive weathering products makes a darkening solution that is basically gun bluing solution. 

 

I've seen that at the LHS before they closed up....I wish I would have grabed a bottle.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:14 PM

Armornut,

YES SIR! that is the kit....I am so excited to see this one in the bunch. I hope you enjoy it!

Griffin,

Very nice start on that 55...I look forward to seeing how it turns out. I have one in the stash.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, November 11, 2017 7:29 PM

modelcrazy

Hey D, I'll throw in with a 1/72 Revell T-72.

 

Hello friend,

I will be watching you closely since we are building the same kit. It will kinda be like elementry school looking over the girl's shoulder in front of you for the answer LOL. I hope you are well sir.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:24 PM

I hope I can do it justice Hunter, I'm gonna try to finish it in the 2013 Russian Armor Show paint scheme,( I'll post a pic next week), it is three tone splinter. Looks really cool. Gonna put the mine clearing equipment on the bow as well.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:41 PM

armornut

On with the group build. This is my project.

 

Roster updated.  Welcome to the group build!  That is one nasty looking piece of armor.  Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Saturday, November 11, 2017 8:48 PM

Actually managed to crack open the KV-1 kit today.  Been having back problems, but was able to get a few short bench sessions in.  Nothing exciting, just working on cleaning up the running gear.  A little flash, but not bad.  No detail on the inner road wheels.  Not something I think you would see in a modern kit, but I still consider myself a novice, and an old Tamiya kit is great for learning painting techniques.  Construction wise, they just kind of fall together.

Thanks all for joining the GB.  Really going to enjoy seeing all these kits come to life!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 12, 2017 2:05 AM

Hey D,

I picked this up today and I may be able to get to it for this GB. Not sure though but wanted to put it in as a possibility. The T-72 is still the priority.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:27 AM

modelcrazy

Hey D,

I picked this up today and I may be able to get to it for this GB. Not sure though but wanted to put it in as a possibility. The T-72 is still the priority.

 

Looks like a fun kit.  Your que appears to be quite full at the moment.  If you get a chance to add this to the GB, I would be really interested to the WIP.  I don't know that much about Trumpy kits.  Do they have high part counts like Dragon?

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:05 AM

armornut

I hope I can do it justice Hunter, I'm gonna try to finish it in the 2013 Russian Armor Show paint scheme,( I'll post a pic next week), it is three tone splinter. Looks really cool. Gonna put the mine clearing equipment on the bow as well.

 

Looking forward to it. I need to pull the trigger and buy this kit. I have really liked it from the first time seeing it. I look forward to your thoughts on this kit.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:03 PM

Ohhhhhhhh, those are some great choices guys!!!

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

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:57 PM

Well I got the big parts together and test fit the wheels. Now on to the smaller bits. This kit is a joy to build so far. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by armornut on Monday, November 13, 2017 2:32 PM

Oooohhhhh I'sa lika dat Griffin25. Keep up the good work.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:50 PM

Looking good Griffin.  I have heard that kit is a joy to build.  Sounds like you are having fun.

So had an MRI this morning, and met with a spine specialist this afternoon.  Diagnosed with a herniated disc, which was NOT what I wanted to hear.  Scheduled for a cortisone shot in about a month, which should help.  Going back to PT to strengthen the back.  The good news is that this will heal with time if I don't keep aggravating it and take care of myself.  He showed me the MRI, and it was pretty obvious there was a problem.

Talked to the doc about model building (actually showed him a picture of the T-34 I recently finished and he thought it was pretty cool), and it looks like I need to build a little higher working space.  Bending over is not a good thing.  I am thinking about building a little shelf to keep the work closer to my face and cause less bending.  I am NOT giving up this hobby.

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

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