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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, September 07, 2018 6:12 PM

Typical Dragon kit, a zillion parts where Tamiya would do the same with about a third as many. The rear deck is made of a half-dozen parts to keep up with all the engine modifications. No complaints though- fit so far has been excellent.

The main gun is again about a half-dozen parts. Again no complaint it looks far better and was much easier to assemble than two parts that cement down the middle.

 

 

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

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:33 PM
Ok put me down for the 1/35 Meng M2A3 Bradley w/ Busk III full imterior
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    August, 2006
  • From: Cygnus X-1
Posted by ogrejohn on Thursday, September 06, 2018 3:56 PM

Oops, sorry. 1/35 is the scale and this is it.

And where I stopped on it almost 2 years ago:

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:26 AM

Looking good there, AA!

MC, I updated the roster with your entry. Nice to have some more British armor in here.

John, sure thing. Welcome aboard! What scale is that kit?

  • Member since
    August, 2006
  • From: Cygnus X-1
Posted by ogrejohn on Monday, September 03, 2018 3:16 PM

Would it be OK if I join you guys? Got a barely started Trumpeter T-64BV I'd like to get going.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, September 03, 2018 7:54 AM

Steve: Cool! The Challenger II is a good looking tank! 

AA: Wow, even with an early start great to see you all assembled and the first paint coat on! Nice work!!! 

 

Me, sliced into my thumb cleaning up road wheels yesterday. With the ritual blood sacrifice complete this can only turn into a good model... Devil

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

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Monday, September 03, 2018 6:04 AM

Oops, sorry about that.  Didn’t even notice that I started early.  Anyway, here’s the latest, main body painting done:

 

M-109A2

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 03, 2018 1:50 AM

Nice choiceSteve, good to see some more British armour.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 02, 2018 10:21 PM

I've decided to build the 1/72 Trumpeter Challanger II.

Armor is out of my comfort zone but I give them a go on occasion.

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    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, September 02, 2018 8:50 AM

AA, your M109 looks like it's coming together quite nicely so far. I have to admit that I really do not like working with Italeri kits, but that doesn't mean you can't build nice models out of them. You did get off to a bit of an early start, but those couple of days don't make any difference, so no harm done. Wink

Ben, I updated your entry in the roster. I'm a big fan of the S-Tank and it's unusual shape and the weird way it aims its gun. I might actually have to get one of those kits myself now...

Mike, imo the M113 does qualify as an armored vehicle. The armor is of course terrible, but it still does have armor. I added you to the roster with that kit.

Colonel, I'll put you down as TBD for now. Personally, I like the Bradley a lot more than the Abrams, but both are nice choices.

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 11:26 PM

Swedish "S" Tank as a Swedish flag; I would enjoy seeing that one...

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 Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, September 01, 2018 8:45 PM

As said earlier, Trumpeter makes one and it's a nice kit. If I ever get back to mine, I have pics of one painted blue and yellow like the Swedish flag. 

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

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, September 01, 2018 8:39 PM

AA: Looks good! A lot of those Italeri kits are still really nice, not as detailed as the new stuff but certainly not bad at all.

Nice selections there guys! Col, I'd go with the Brad but both sound cool.

 

I assembled the suspension system on my Abrams today. I'll see about getting some photos up when I have a little more done.

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

 

  • Member since
    October, 2009
Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Saturday, September 01, 2018 7:18 PM

I'd like to join if it's not too late.

I've got a Meng M2A3 Bradley w/ Busk III.

I've also got a Tamiya M1A2 Sep Abrams Tusk II 

I had planed to build them both this winter so I don't know which one to put in this build.

 

Anybody want to pick one ??

 

Which one gets the most votes by Sept 6 is the one I'll put up.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, September 01, 2018 5:43 PM

Looking to participate in this, but I don't know if my current kit will qualify. I was thinking it is a Softskin but when I went to Prime Portal to do some research it was in the Armor section. Here's a photo showing the box and where I'm at in construction. Looks like there will be some interesting builds in this GB, if the M113 doesn't work, I'll come back later in the year with another choice.

 

Thanx!

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 12:21 AM

You are correct, it is the 1/35 Trumpeter kit. Not sure if I am doing the all green or the splinter camoflage (?). Also looking at updating the track to individual links.

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 Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, August 31, 2018 5:35 PM

Well, the M-109 progress has been great this week!  This Italeri kit has been one of the most trouble-free kits, everything generally going right where it should.  Finally ran into my first problem tonight; as you can see in the close-up photo of the front end, when affixing the top of the hull to the completed bottom, there’s a large gap in the front.  Going to have to putty it up...

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https://pin.it/ke6ffjl5fvgpxl

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:34 PM

Initial construction phases (lower hull and gun breech) coming along quite nicely.  I know it’s still early, but so far everythinig has just gone together perfectly.  This is an old Italeri kit from 1984 (reboxed as Testors/Italeri); I know some folks don’t have a high opinion of Italeri, but so far this kit is practically falling together!  Hope it keeps up...

M-109A2

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Sunday, August 19, 2018 4:50 PM
Okay, I’ve decided I’ll be doing the M109-A2 Paladin. Only because I had the kit, lost it,and it took me forever to find it again! The perils of having too big a stash...

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 5:29 AM

Welcome aboard, Ben. I got you added to the roster. What brand and scale is the kit you're building?

Bish
Nice subject ben, which kit is this, i didn't know anyone had produced it.

Trumpeter makes one in 1/35, but I don't know about other scales...

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:29 AM

DRUMS01

I finally got my kit and detail for the British ship GB and now I am getting involved in this. I am going to build the Swedish "S" Tank...

Please add me to your Modern Armor GB.

Thanks!

Ben

 

Nice subject ben, which kit is this, i didn't know anyone had produced it.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:30 PM

I finally got my kit and detail for the British ship GB and now I am getting involved in this. I am going to build the Swedish "S" Tank...

Please add me to your Modern Armor GB.

Thanks!

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 Achilles Resin Figure - WIP

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:19 PM

Hope you like it Bruce, mine was one of those stick a hobby knife and a tube of cement in the box, shake and the model assembles itself.

I really, really, really need to get the photos of the T30/34 up here. I've photographed the thing twice and really didn't like how they turned out.

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

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:29 PM

Gentleman, I'll do my best to not let you down. Depending on when I finish a few current builds, I'll be starting later this year.

 

@Bish,

I look forward to see how your 432 builds. Like the Amusing Hobby kits, I have not heard anything bad about Takom kits.

 

@Cliff,

You are part the reason I started to buy these Takom kits. I saw when you got the T-30/34. I kept finding them on sale, so I kept buying them. LOL

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:26 PM

Clemens: LOL, I'm going to concentrate on getting this one finished first! 

Bruce: That Merkava looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing you build her.

 

I've only built Takom's T30/34 but it was fantastic. I wish every tank kit were as well engineered.

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 3:23 PM

Gamera
Oh gee, maybe I should buy another Chinese tank? 

I'm not gonna do anything to stop you Wink

Bruce, I updated the roster with your kit choice. I also really like the look of the Merkava, so I'm looking forward to seeing you build that one.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, August 13, 2018 3:43 PM

Bruce, the 432 will be my first Takom kit as wel. Really loking forward to it.

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

On the bench: ICM 1/35th Sd.Kfz 251/1 Ausf A

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, August 13, 2018 3:26 PM

SS, 

I've decided on this for my build:

1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

This will be my first Takom kit, and my first IDF build. 

I don't know about you gentleman, but, I find this to be a very attractive tank. It has some really cool lines to it. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, August 13, 2018 11:25 AM

SchattenSpartan

Armor_Aficioado, so far all entries seem to be Western armor, so a T-72 would be a nice change. All of your options sound interesting though.

I put you down as TBD for now, just tell me when you decided on what you're gonna build.

 

Oh gee, maybe I should buy another Chinese tank? Stick out tongue

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

 

  • Member since
    April, 2013
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, August 12, 2018 2:19 PM

Armor_Aficioado, so far all entries seem to be Western armor, so a T-72 would be a nice change. All of your options sound interesting though.

I put you down as TBD for now, just tell me when you decided on what you're gonna build.

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