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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:02 PM

Ok, What am I doing wrong for my words to be in blue and underlined? I don't want that every time I post pictures.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:03 PM

Look forward to seeing more KC. That anti slip sounds interesting, i take it its a stick on item if its intended for certain vehicles.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:32 PM

There are two different systems.

 

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:37 PM

Hmmm sounds interesting KC, thanks for posting the videos. And nice work there on the suspension system and road wheels.

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

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, November 05, 2018 4:45 PM

I suppose the texture of the anti-slip coating really depends on the vehicle you're looking at.

The Merkava at the German tank museum for example just has what looks like a layer of straight up fine gravel added to most surfaces.

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  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Saturday, November 10, 2018 3:56 PM

Well all the parts have their preliminary paintings and I did the tracks now for some putting together, weathering and touch ups.

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Thursday, November 15, 2018 2:12 PM

Got a little more done today. Mostly on the upper inside. I put some lead wires in there to add a little to it then asked myself why I wasted my time since nobody would ever see it once I put it together. Anyway I don't have any idea when I'll have more time with Thanksgiving coming up. It will be sometime after then before I can get back on this.

One thing. I plan to build is a little different because of all the painting and weathering I'll have to do on the insides so I guess I'll build the main parts, paint them then put them together and weather then start on the outside.

 

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:34 PM

FINALLY, I am able to begin my work on the 1/35 Swedish "S" Tank

Here is the sum of the parts

As you can see below the detail is very good, but the mold ejection pin marks on the back side of the parts are pretty bad.

Next photos should be of some initial assembly, until then...

v/r,

Ben

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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Posted by Nuckss on Friday, November 16, 2018 2:42 PM
Ok. I’m in. This will be my first group build. It’s sort of like whenever I look at my local entertainment newspaper I see shows that I would like to go to but invariably they have already happened or they’re sold out. Until now, every group build that looks appealing has already ended or is about to end, or I already completed a model that would have been appropriate. This time I luckily looked at this forum just in time. Just in time because I have already started a kit but it is less than 30% complete. I will do a trumpeter 1/72 scale JGSDF type 90 MBT. I got it for a good deal from spruce brothers and I picked it up because I’d like to do a number of vehicles and aircraft featured in Godzilla movies over the years. I’m on the road right now but will post some pics once I get home. Looking forward to it.
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 16, 2018 6:25 PM

Nice work guys, great to see everyone making great progress!!! Hopefully I'll be able to get back into things when I get back home.

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

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, November 19, 2018 12:27 AM

Okay, so I have been lax in keeping up with my “in progress” photos.  And I mistakenly attached the moniker “Paladin” to my M-109A2 (I have been corrected by a more knowledgeable Army friend that the Paladin label wasn’t used until the A6).  Be that as it may, the M-109A2 is finally DONE!

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, November 19, 2018 2:07 AM
SchattenSpartan, since the M-109A2 is done, and we've still got until next September on this GB, I think I'll enter another one. Either going to go with the T-72 or a BMP, of which I have a couple of kits. Will let you know aas soon as I take a look at them, which kit I want to tackle...

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, November 19, 2018 3:14 PM

Okay, I decided my next entry will be the BMP-2 from ERTL/ESCI:

 

 

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, November 19, 2018 6:35 PM

Made some progress on the Swedish "S" tank. The roadwheels, sprokets, and lower hull pieces have been built. I've also started building some of the sub-assemblies: the commanders coupla; loaders hatch; exhaust, etc. One thing I have noticed is the very small parts that in some cases could've been molded together, but instead are molded separately. It's not a real problem, just more time consuming and care needs to be taken when removing them from spue trees or cleaning them up. 

I think I am going to spray it overall with a dark green base coat. I have not decided exactly how I am going to paint the splinter camoflage pattern just yet (?). It appears that the only items not in the kit are the picket fence brackets at the leading edge of the tank. 

I will post another update with progress photos soon....

Ben

 

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, November 19, 2018 7:13 PM

A_A when I click on your links, I'm asked to either sign in or create an account, which I don't care to do. Would really like to see your photos; are you also going to post them via a hosting site that would download them to the forum?

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, November 19, 2018 11:28 PM
Hmmm, haven’t had anybody say they were told to sign in. I post them on Pinterest; also have a Flickr account, but same situation occurs every time I post pictures. Only the link displays and you have to click it; the photo itself never displays. I haven’t been able to figure out how to get the photos to display...

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 8:41 AM

A_A, are you using this forums's tool to post your pictures?

When you open up the reply box, click the image insert icon (mountain image with dot):

Another box opens up called Edit image, now where it says Source, that is where you paste the code for your picture and then click Ok:

To access the code for your photo, all I did was open the largest image you have, and right click on it and a menu pops up - click 'Copy Image Location' - that instantly saves your source code for the current image:

It does work:

btw, very nice job on your AFV.  Yes

 

regards,

Jack

 

 

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 6:48 PM

 

Jack, thanks much for the explanation.  My problem is, I don’t see that menu pop up, with “Copy image location.”  You said to right click?  So, that means you’re using a computer?  Because I am doing this from an iPad...how would I emulate a right-click?

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 10:47 PM

Yes, that was done through the computer, and I think not all browsers give that option when right clicking.  No clue about iPad, maybe someone else can answer that? Do you get any option pop up when you tap the photo on your iPad?

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:43 AM

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:50 AM

 Awesome!  Thanks, Jack!  That's what it took, Ihad to go to a regular laptop PC to get the right pop-up menu, would not work on the iPad.

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 12:10 PM

right on A_A, glad you have it sorted out. Welcome Sign

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:42 PM

AA, good to see your pics, i often had issues with Pinterest. Thats a really nice looking build, well done.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Fw 200C-8

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    November, 2014
Posted by Nuckss on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 10:48 PM

Hi Again,

Here is an image of the Trumpeter 1/72 JGSDF Type 90 MBT box and an image of what I have completed so far.

https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/583990276657703668/

https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/583990276657703782/

 

 

 

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    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:09 PM

A_A your M109 turned out great - glad you and Jack sorted out the posting so we can all enjoy your build.

Mike

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 22, 2018 1:04 AM

AA great looking 109.

I'm hoping to start my Challanger II on Friday night or Saturday.

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Thursday, November 22, 2018 8:23 AM

AA Good job on the 109.

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Friday, November 23, 2018 8:10 AM

Hi,

Happy to join with the "Star" No3636 Терминатор if that is OK? 

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 23, 2018 5:06 PM

I started the Challanger, and it's ready for the paint booth.

Not knowing anyhing about armor, I don't have a clue what most of the stuff I installed is. I know what the tacks, road wheels, drive spockets, the turret and main gun do but the rest???? Confused

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