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Posted by Real G on Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:08 PM

Okay, allen ze (aftermarket) pieces are in place, schtanding by und ready fur die gruppen bausatz!

https://flic.kr/p/PVMtVH] [/url]Flak-01 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Saturday, December 22, 2018 6:37 AM

Start point on the Pzkw. 1-B (some initial painting and minor construction had been done before it became a shelf queen for the past 20 years):

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Posted by Daddyman on Saturday, December 22, 2018 11:41 AM

OK. Time to make it official. I'm in with the 1/48th scale Skybow Tiger 1 Late Production.

 

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:06 PM

Count me in on this GB too. I got so much German stuff, I will let you know in the next couple days what it will be....

P.S.: Love the badges for this one!

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- 1/48 RAH-66 Comanche - WIP

- 1/350 USS Alabama (GB) - DONE

- 1/16 1910 Thomas Flyer - DONE

- 1/78 AC-119 Stinger Gunship (GB) - DONE

 

 

 

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:01 PM

Well lets see if I can finish this before the end of the year?

 

I needed a 1/32 German tank for the same scale figure I purchased the other month and I got a pretty good deal on the tank from Hobby Lobby. 

The tank commander... doesn't look anything like Brad Pitt. Not sure if someone had used this pic as a previous GB badge in the past.

 

Rubber tracks, won't be fiddling with separate links here. Save that for the King Tiger.

 

Gave the parts a bath in warm soapy water and now drying out.

 

Being a newer release I don't believe the decals will be a problem.

 

Got the figure cleaned up and primed. She only has 3 pieces, the other few parts were the tank cupola, hatch and binoculars

Now to start putting it all together.

 

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:57 PM

Looks awesome Archangel, I waiting for someone to kick this off. I still haven't ordered my Leopard II yet, I want to get some more done on my Abrams for the Modern Armour GB first.

Love that tank commander. I've heard tanks got really hot inside, guess that's why she's not wearing any pants? Not that I'm complaining... Heart

She's a lot cuter than than German tank commander in Kelly's Heroes.

P.S. She looks a little like Manny's fifth wife, or so I've heard...

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Posted by Glamdring on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:07 PM

I dug into the stash today and have decided on my subject.  The AFV Club Wiesel 1 TOW:

There's a scheme for an interesting UN/German unit scheme, think I'll be going with that.

Robert

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Posted by PFJN on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 5:55 PM

Hi,

Although armor isn't a strong suit of mine (and especially not German armor), I do have an Emhar Mark IV Female WWI tank that I want to build, and I know that there were a few captured examples of this tank pressed into German service during WWI.  So if it is acceptable to do up a captured "Beutepanzer" I'd like to try and do this kit up that way.

PF

http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww1/gb/tank_MkIV.php

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 11:22 PM

PFJN, a beutepanzer is a good build as they were an important part of German army especially in the first world war.

   

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Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:14 PM

Work has started on the Flakvierling:

https://flic.kr/p/2cR4wXo] [/url]Flak-08 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Ha-ha, I forgot to install the exhaust system prior to adding the winch.  Now it can't be threaded through the chassis.  Gosh, when I was a 7th grader I did not have this problem!  Chalk it up to old age.  But with old age comes experience and cunning (and boo-boo cover up know-how), so the forward pipe will be separated from the muffler and thus can be slid into place.   I wanted to keep the exhaust system separate until painting anyway.  Big Smile

This horse is OLD!

https://flic.kr/p/2cR4x8d] [/url]Flak-07 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Yeah the fit isn't the best, and lots of parts exhibit "part pucker" on their bottom edges where the molds separate.  But they just need a firm scraping with a blade and time to move on!

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Posted by Archangel Shooter on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:38 PM

With the exception of the figure, this one is going to be an OOB build since I doubt there's any AM sets for this model. I got the lower hull put together and decided to use a hot knife to add some zimmermit to the kit. It's going to look a bit rought since it's been a number of years since I last built any armor kits.  

The upper hull is not attached yet, will need to add zimmermit to it. Been checking out Panzer IV pics on the interent for various zimmermit schemes and as a guide for some of the smaller kit parts since the kit instruction sheet is somewhat vague. 

Oh! and this kit is no spring chicken either...

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 5:29 PM

Glamdring

I dug into the stash today and have decided on my subject.  The AFV Club Wiesel 1 TOW:

There's a scheme for an interesting UN/German unit scheme, think I'll be going with that.

 

i have the 3 vehicle duckhunter (aka ADA) set of this vehicle. Also have a couple of FUCHS, a FENNIK, and a BOXER in the stash not counting the tanks. 

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Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 7:50 PM
G: Off to a great start don't worry I'm sure we all have messed little things like that up before. Shooter: Never tried that method for zim.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 3, 2019 11:40 AM

Real G & Archangel: Nice work there on those great vintage kits! 

 

My Leopard was out of stock in most of the places I order from so I ordered one off Ebay. She's on the slow boat from China right now- hopefully I'll have her by the end of the month. It'll give me time to get a little more work done my Abrams before I start on her. 

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

 

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Posted by DasBeav on Thursday, January 3, 2019 4:19 PM

After finishing a couple of other projects, I should get a start on this during the weekend. This was one of the first tank models I built when I first got back into modeling. It was the Testors 80yr Anniversary reboxing of the Italeri.

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Posted by PFJN on Friday, January 4, 2019 7:11 PM

Hi,

I started my 1/72 scale Emhar Mark IV Tank last night and was surprised how quickly the kit went together.  For a smaller company that I've only seen a couple kits from I was really surprised and happy with the quality of the pieces (especially some of the thinner ones) and how well everything fit together.  The only couple of issues that I have had so far is that I had a little trouble with the exhaust muffler and piping.  The instructions say to bend the pipe slightly, but in doing so I accidentally broke it.  And it was hard to get the muffler to stay in place while gluing it, since it is supported by only three tiny legs (in line).  But that may have been partially my fault since there was another support on the piping (that I accidentally broke off) that may have helped hold the muffler in place better.

Other than that I am having just a little trouble getting a pair of rails ontop the tank together, since the parts are so thin and the points where they attach together is very small.

Additionally, the instructions could potentially be a little clearer since it is not always exactly clear where some of the parts are meant to attach.  On the other hand though, the slightly rubbery track pieces that they provided went together well with normal modeling glue and have also taken paint well.

I probably won't have any pictures till I'm mostly done though, but hopefully that won't be long.  I've already primed the model, and once I get these rails finally on, I can hopefully start painting it.  Here is an image of one of the possible paint jobs that I am considering trying though.

MkIVBP

PF

PS.  After having put together the kit last nite I am tempted to buy another (maybe a male version) to incorporate lessons learned from the 1st build Smile

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Posted by Glamdring on Friday, January 4, 2019 8:51 PM

waynec

 

 
Glamdring

I dug into the stash today and have decided on my subject.  The AFV Club Wiesel 1 TOW:

There's a scheme for an interesting UN/German unit scheme, think I'll be going with that.

 

 

 

i have the 3 vehicle duckhunter (aka ADA) set of this vehicle. Also have a couple of FUCHS, a FENNIK, and a BOXER in the stash not counting the tanks. 

 

 

It's astonishing the size of this vehicle, as it's slightly larger than most of the 1/72 tanks on my shelf!  I'll get a photo up for reference eventually.

But this is only the second kit of theirs I've worked on, the first being a British Scimitar probably at least 8 years ago.  I recall being impressed by their kit quality back then, and this one, just from the look at the sprues, should be a treat.  

Robert

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, January 5, 2019 6:51 AM

I had a go with the Modelkasten (MoKa) injected plastic tracks for the SdKfz.7/1 tonight.  Although they are a bit tedious, they are easy to assemble.  The track pad press fits onto the shoe, which holds the shoe to the next one.  I’m using glue because you never know.  The MoKa white metal sprockets must be used, as the new track will not mesh correctly with the teeth of the kit sprockets.  I did two sets of ten links as a trial run; I probably have something like 150 links to go.  Pics to follow.

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:33 PM

Hi,

Here is an image of my build so far.  The color may be a bit washed out, but right now the tracks are still mostly just white primer, while the main body is a base blue/gray.  I'm hoping to finish up the base coat and start adding a bit of the gold and rust camoflage maybe in a day or two, when I get some more free time Smile

PF

In-process

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, January 7, 2019 9:16 AM

Here's what I'm building.  Dragon 1/35 Jagdtiger with Eduard fender set and Friulmodel tracks. The white box behind them is the diorama I plan to put it in. As soon as I finish my Bradley I'll start on this.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 7, 2019 9:52 AM

Looking forward to seeing this one KC. Is that a Verlinden building in the white box.

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Posted by Kentucky Colonel on Monday, January 7, 2019 11:04 AM

That's suppose to be hiden but yes. I've had it for years and decided it's past time to start using some of the diorama's I have.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 7, 2019 11:32 AM

PF: Looks great! Nice to hear she's going together without many issues. I built their 1/35th Mark IV and it was a little rough going. 

DasBeav & KC: Nice pair of Tigers there! 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, January 7, 2019 4:26 PM

Here are some pics of the Modelkasten tracks for the SdKfz.7/1.

https://flic.kr/p/2dWsJRY] [/url]Flak-09 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/QfLenc] [/url]Flak-10 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/QfLecT] [/url]Flak-11 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

Humbug to clean up, but relatively easy as far as indie track assembly goes.

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, January 7, 2019 6:42 PM

I made some headway over the weekend on the Wiesel...AFV Club has an excessive number of steps for a kit with a relatively low tree/part count.  C'est la vie...or "es ist das leben" in this thread.

My goal is to take a picture at the end of each step...but that may grow tedious so I may start consolidating, as photography with a cell phone is not my strong suit!

Step 1:

I left off the ID tag plate, as it is not flush with the hull I forsaw it interferring with painting later on.  I'll attach it after the first base coat goes on.

Step 2:

Rear seats and the radio and missile control.  I am thoroughly impressed with the crip detail on the electronics, I can't wait to start painting it.  Closeups:

Too bad it will be hidden withing the hull along with most of the interior.

Robert

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Posted by PFJN on Monday, January 7, 2019 9:12 PM

Gamera

PF: Looks great! Nice to hear she's going together without many issues. I built their 1/35th Mark IV and it was a little rough going. 

...

Hi,

Thanks.  The exhausts and ditching rails really were trial and error for me on the kit, and I was surprised that whatever excess glue I used diring the several attempts I made to finally get the parts on, really either didn't really show once I primed and paintd the model, or cleaned off fairly easily.

PF

PS. I was considering a larger Emhar (1/35 scale) tank as well for my stash but ended upo getting a Takom Mark V for about the same price as some of the Emhar kits on eBay.  I decided on the Takom because I wanted to do up one of these tanks in its original markings (as a UK tank) and the Takom has parts to doo either a male, female or composite/hermaphrodite, and comes with snap together tracks, plus its also a Mark V, so it will be at least a little bit of a different build Stick out tongue

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Posted by Real G on Monday, January 7, 2019 9:55 PM

PFJN,

Yeah, good call.  You don't want to mess with the Emhar Mk.V.  I built one and it cannot compare to Takom's offering.

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Posted by Rambo on Monday, January 7, 2019 10:16 PM
Looks like some nice tracks G they are just like the Dragon 251 tracks.

Clint

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Posted by Real G on Monday, January 7, 2019 11:51 PM

Rambo
Looks like some nice tracks G they are just like the Dragon 251 tracks.

Yes, much easier than those pesky US tracks with end connectors!  Or some other over-engineered 8-part per link jobbies!

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Posted by TigerII on Monday, January 7, 2019 11:54 PM

Since I've finished my Modern Armour Group Build Iraqi T-72, I'd like to jump in on this one. My entry is the Tamiya StuG III ausf G. But this is the remote control model. Fortunately I have the Jaguar resin interior for the Stug III for Tamiya. I have until next January so I'll be working to modify this dinosaur kit and add individual tracks (possibly Ostketten).

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