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PEIRECCE
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Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 08:05 AM GMT+7
I am in as well, just usually lurk the site so if there is anything specific I need to do let me know. Thanks for putting this together.
165thspc
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 05:04 AM GMT+7
As I say for me to file the paperwork - had planned to do that last Sunday but plans changed. Started builds tentatively approved so OK to start any build you have in mind.
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 04:43 AM GMT+7
So there are 12 confirmed participants.
What's next?

stsankov
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 09:37 PM GMT+7

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Svetoslav, that truck is amazing! But smoking those enormous cigarettes is dangerous for the crew!


O.K.
Then I`ll change the subject.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 04:38 PM GMT+7
Been working of late on a couple of M26 MLRS rocket pods as loads for my LHS trucks and CROPS containerized flatracks, Here are the first results. Of course the kit I bought only had two pods so for the time being I had to multiply them using Photoshop.



F.Y.I. - It took considerably longer to place all those many decals than it did to construct the pods themselves! However it became immediately clear that the decals make the model.
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys - good to have you aboard!
k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 05:39 AM GMT+7
I'm in too.
ComradeMP
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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 04:49 AM GMT+7
One more interested!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 04:40 PM GMT+7
No - make that ten!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:20 AM GMT+7
Nine onboard so far!
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:09 AM GMT+7
Attn: Scratch Builders


Gentlemen

I am proposing a scratch builders campaign - any subject, any scale, any era, any medium.

The model does not have to be totally scratch built. Only a significant portion or a single significant feature needs be scratched to qualify. Started builds allowed. (a chance to finish some of those shelf queens!)

Also if editorial management allows - models being built for other campaigns/contests would be allowed AND for those finishing three or more builds a special ribbon in addition to the primary ribbon.

Would you perhaps be interested?

Best Regards
Michael Koenig
165thspc

(Please feel free to forward on to anyone else you think might also be interested.)

Mike
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 03:44 AM GMT+7
Blackwater; Beautiful work and compared to my building history a seven year delay is perfectly understandable. (Have a towed 88 I just finished that I probably started 20 years ago!)
BLACKWATER
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Yunnan, China / 简体
Joined: August 05, 2010
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 03:41 AM GMT+7
Here are some of my productions seven years ago, for a number of reasons I have not done them yet.








barkingdigger
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
Svetoslav, that truck is amazing! But smoking those enormous cigarettes is dangerous for the crew!
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7

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Tom, I am just joking. I hope you know that. I do exactly the same thing with details and interrupts never to be seen again.



Hi Mike, that's ok - I just didn't have time to ping back a witty riposte! Going down the "fiddly detail nobody will ever notice" rabbit-hole is what I feel the hobby is all about. After all, I'd hate to waste that kind of overachievement on my day job...

But seriously folks, I've got a ton of half-finished projects that would be great for this, and a few still on the starting-blocks too. I like the special ribbon for 3+ entries, but I'm not sure the Armorama campaigns system has that flexibility - I suspect it's one ribbon type only hard-coded into the system. But it couldn't hurt to ask Jim S.
stsankov
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:38 AM GMT+7
And some pictures of my EOV-4421 Military excavator.
The scale is 1/72.





Cheers!
stsankov
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:44 PM GMT+7
Thanks!
When we`ll start to cut the plastic?
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:14 PM GMT+7
Welcome to Armorama,Mr.Academic!
stsankov
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:06 PM GMT+7

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Добре дошъл бате Светльо!


In English, please...
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:01 PM GMT+7
Добре дошъл бате Светльо!
stsankov
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 09:57 PM GMT+7

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Well that's three of us for the campaign. I'm sure we can get the needed number.
....


OK
I am in!
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:37 PM GMT+7
Mike,

I spread the word about the Campaign among fellow modellers.Two of them will register on Armorama and take part in it.
One proposal also came out of yesterday's meeting- to have a special ribbon for participants, that finish 3+ builds within the Campaign timeframe.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 06:57 PM GMT+7
Tom, I am just joking. I hope you know that. I do exactly the same thing with details and interiors never to be seen again.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 01:51 PM GMT+7

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Tom, as to the invisible interiors; take photos before you button it up then you can memorialize it later.



(OR cry about it later)
bwiber
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:57 AM GMT+7

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Hi Mike, if half-built shelf queens are allowed then I'm up for it! Might just get me to get one finished...)

Most of mine are more scratch-bash than full-on scratch-build, and often there's a lovely but pointlessly invisible interior involved. Pity there aren't more clear hulls around...



Definitely with Barkingdigger on this one.... if you let half-built shelf queens in then that Hippo is back on the workbench. Would give the push needed to get this one over the hump and completed!

Bob