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Russian Armor Group Build November 2017 - November 2018

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, November 17, 2017 4:46 PM

ManCityFan

Found this on the bottom of my tank model:

 IMG_0700 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

In case the year is fuzzy, it is 1972.  LOL

 

You know that is awesome. You are releasing it from 30 years of purgatory!! Look forward to seeing it

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 17, 2017 5:31 PM

ManCityFan

Found this on the bottom of my tank model:

 IMG_0700 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

In case the year is fuzzy, it is 1972.  LOL

 

A classic!

 

Tony: Great idea there too!

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

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:42 PM

 More stowage work. And my cat, Getty.

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, November 19, 2017 3:58 PM

Nice stowage and cute kitty.

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

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 20, 2017 4:20 PM

ManCityFan

Nice stowage and cute kitty.

 

Ditto Wink

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

 

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:23 PM

How did you paint her so life like? LOL My first thought was the kitty was from the Tamiya kit...oops LOL. nice work on the rucks Griffin

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 2:46 PM

Griffin25

 More stowage work. And my cat, Getty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Griffin,

Great job on the stowage....and getty looks like his been hard at it.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 7:59 PM

Thanks guys.I got a few more things done the last couple days. I don't want to be a thread hog but I have the week off Smile Primered and base coated the main hull and turret and fabricated the tow cables. The nylon string that Tamiya supplies for the steel cable worked great. Very little fuzz. I am feeling very tempted to join the weekend madness build. Sounds really fun and I have many smaller kits that I could build in 2 days. I'm hemming and hawing. I have a commitment problem. That is probably why I live alone with a cat. LOL. Who else is doing the weekend Madness group build here?

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 8:09 PM

I'm in the weekend madness build, will be building Tamiya's 1/35 AMX 13.

   

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 7:33 AM

Actually you're an inspiration Griffin! Great to see you making such progress. 

I got back home Sunday but somewhere picked up a virus and have been under the weather since then. I did sand a few road wheels but that's it. I'm hoping I'll feel well enough to paint the interior and engine this weekend. 

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

 

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:55 PM

Hope you're feeling better Bud

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 23, 2017 12:16 AM

Looking good Griffin, I'm in the weekend GB. One year it took me three attemts before I finally got one done. Its one of my favourites.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:15 AM

Thanks Griffin, ain't nothing - I just need a little time to get over it. 

Please keep the photos coming, you're keeping me motivated! 

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

 

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Posted by route62 on Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:29 PM

The resin fuel tanks for my T-34 arrived the day before T-day.  After stuffing my face today, I found a couple hours to glue them on.

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, November 24, 2017 12:04 AM

Wow those are nice. They come pre stressed? Dented I'm saying. Very cool.

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 24, 2017 12:33 AM

I'd like to join up.  I've got a classic Tamiya T-62 in the stash waiting to be built, or if I get up the nerve, an Eastern Express 1/35 BRDM-U. Definitely the Tamiya though.

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

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Posted by ManCityFan on Friday, November 24, 2017 6:24 AM

lewbud

I'd like to join up.  I've got a classic Tamiya T-62 in the stash waiting to be built, or if I get up the nerve, an Eastern Express 1/35 BRDM-U. Definitely the Tamiya though.

 

Welcome to the GB comrade.  This runs a year, so if you decide to add the BRDM-U, you have some time.  Roster updated.  Looking forward to seeing WIP pics.

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

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 24, 2017 7:47 AM

Those do look good Route62! 

 

I've seen spare fuel drums in some kits come pre-dinged and dented- I'm thinking some of Dragon's kits? 

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

 

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Posted by route62 on Friday, November 24, 2017 8:00 AM

I found the fuel drums on eBay.  They are made by a company called Jaguar, never heard of them but the price was right, there was very little clean up and they have a great beat up look.  The drums that came with the kit were atrocious.  If I had not found these resin ones, I would have built the T-34 without any external tanks.

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, November 25, 2017 5:45 PM

Jaguar makes some really nice resin figures, never bought any of their other products like this though.

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

 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 27, 2017 2:34 PM

So I have been working on my KV-1 in short sittings, about 15 - 30 minutes at a time, which is all my back can handle right now.  Feel like I am slowly on the mend, so hopefully I will get longer sessions soon.  Here is where I am now:

 IMG_0704 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Starting to look like a tank.  This kit really shows its age.  Short on details, and very few parts.  Close to paint stage, although it will slow down as I switch my main focue to an F4F build for the Midway GB.  I do the running gear off the model, then paint the chassis, add the wheels, then work on the tracks.  Attaching the hull to the chassis is the last thing I do before weathering.

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

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, November 27, 2017 6:44 PM
Good on you for persisting D, I've had that problem in my lower back in the past and its quite debilitating. Your work doesn't show it though, it looks good. Cheers Tony

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

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Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, November 27, 2017 7:09 PM

Keep up the good work bud and I hope you get some relief. 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, November 27, 2017 9:43 PM

Thanks guys.  Honestly, the back isn't too bad as long as I don't push it.  But having had the debilitating pain, and getting on the other side of it, I really am taking it easy.  Right now it is just soreness in the lower spine, but my PT says that is to be expected, is a sign that I am healing properly, and will fade with time.  Gotta take care of myself so I can get back to some proper bench time.

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

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:38 AM

Dwayne: Looks good! Sorry to hear about the pain but it's good to hear your back is healing. Yes

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

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:30 PM

Started on my SU-85 today. I would have started it sooner, but was a little busy with the Weekend Madness build. For AM I am using Friulmodel tracks and a metal barrel from RB Model.

Sprue pic:

The ruler is 20 cm (7.8 in).

Box pic:

   

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:43 PM

Why didn't you do this one for the Weekend Madness GB SD? Wink

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 Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4:52 PM

I didn't think I could finish the weathering in time.

   

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Posted by Griffin25 on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:04 PM

Whoa. That's a lot. Look forward to seeing the assemblage. That's a word, right? 

 

 

Griffin

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:14 PM

Yes, according to the dictionary- 

assemblage

 the act of assembling : the state of being assembled

an artistic composition made from scraps, junk, and odds and ends (as of paper, cloth, wood, stone, or metal)

   

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