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petbat
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC


I feel for you Mark.
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
I've been using my workshop as a staging area for a bathroom renovation I have in progress, and as I was carrying some empty boxes out I snagged my IT-28 and pulled it off onto the floor. So now it is back in the form more of a kit...

eMan
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 06:04 AM UTC
Great campaign and thanks for the ribbons.
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 08:42 PM UTC
Thanks for the ribbon and for running the campaign Clayton. Congrats for all those that finished
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 03:59 AM UTC
Thank you, Peter!!
petbat
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 03:10 AM UTC
Looks stunning Lap Man. Absolutely stunning.

Thanks for everyone joining in and thanks again Clayton. As ever, you are a great build host.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 06:49 PM UTC
Good finish, guys! I have awarded ribbon, if you didn't get yours, let me know ASAP! Thanks for participating, and I'll see y'all at the next campaign!!
eMan
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:40 PM UTC
Another IT-28 Bridge-layer finished.





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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
Just noticed one of the prongs on the crane has gone AWOL
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 04:10 AM UTC
Looking good Lap Man. Looks we are both dragging the chain here, but we will get there.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 04:04 AM UTC

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Yes, don't miss a chance, even a coat of primer would qualify as Finished!!!!!



In that case, I'm a bit past finished....




I'll still be working on it over the next couple of days. Just some name detail to pick out on the outer tyre faces and they can be attached. Need to paint the rear light lenses and then the weathering. Will post the final product here
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 06:17 PM UTC
Looking good, the finish line is in sight!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 02:20 PM UTC
IT-28 progress update.




ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 07:50 PM UTC
Yes, don't miss a chance, even a coat of primer would qualify as Finished!!!!!
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 03:30 AM UTC

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Looks great Tim. Still reckon it needs the zits!!!

Love the name...




Hi Peter,

I know what you mean! That multitude of bolts was such a characteristic feature of the Lee/Grant series my M31 looks a little weird without them - I guess I could say that it was one of the M31B1 variants which were based on M3A3s with welded rather than the usual riveted hulls.

Your "Frankenpanzer" is very cool, even if you don't finish on time for the campaign. Keep at it, the little monster is looking great!

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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 02:29 AM UTC
Well I am not going to meet the deadline - again.

But here is where I am at - main construction complete, sub assemblies ready for paint.

This is a real Frankenpanzer with bits from different places.
Tristar Running Gear
Tristar Panzer IV Ausf D Brake housing coversand hinges(these are castings from a donor kit parts)
Dragon Magic tracks, Hatch covers, towing s hooks (Trumpeter gives you the wrong type), spare track links, starter crank, shovel, Fire extinguisher
Amusing Hobby jack block ( a casting off their Neubaufahrzeug kit)

I have added backing plates and nuts to the inside of the shell compartment, these are where the grab handles are on the outside. This is seen in the few interior pics of the compartment in the Allied AXIS #9 book. This book and the Panzer Tracts on the Karl Gerat and #17 Gepanzerte Nachschub Fahrzeuge are a great source of info on these.

You can see my initial Pencil 'v' lines on the interior where I planned to include the rivet detail that is missing. I did however, draw the line at adding the rivets on the inside as my smallest punch is twice the size and casting the outside compartment section and slicing off all the rivets to place one by one would be a nightmare at the size. The cyano used to hold it would be bigger than the rivet! So I just added the missing frame and rivet bits in the corners:





The cradle for the shell has been reworked considerably. Sink marks and knock out pins, etc. The kit one has various issues in length and the tops of the pointed end pieces are too short and do not represent the real thing where there is a bracket on one side each end. It is also missing carry handles. The bolt heads are just blobs (replaced with resin copies from a selection provided by Amusing Hobby on a tab in the their NBF kit.

The rivets around the cradle are punched discs as Trumpeter gives you a strip of pe with oversized circles etched on it. The PE cradle assembly that came with the kit as an option has the same issues in size and shape so I went with the easier to fix.
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 02:13 AM UTC
Looks great Tim. Still reckon it needs the zits!!!
Love the name...


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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:57 AM UTC
After a wash of Raw Umber artist’s oils and a flat coat to matt things down, the M31 Grant tank recovery vehicle is done!


You might have noticed the unusual name...

The Battlefront Miniatures 1/100 scale decal sheet US941(C) I used had included a bunch of mostly typical tank names like “Blood ‘N Guts”, “Cobra King”, “Destruction”, “Hurricane”, but ...“Laxitive” ? Who would name their vehicle something like THAT? Maybe because, like its namesake, this sturdy wrecker was used to “get things moving”...?

I couldn’t resist!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:25 PM UTC
We'll get ya next time, Tom...
Very nice, Tim, great detail on such a small tank!
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 09:40 PM UTC
M31 Grant TRV almost done: Tamiya Olive Green (XF-58) & Flat White (XF-2) 3:1 ratio (more or less) for the base color...

...and painted up details:

Tamiya German Grey (XF-63) bogey wheel tires, track pads
Tamiya Red Brown (XF-64) track connector ends
Tamiya Khaki Drab (XF-51) crewman uniform
Tamiya Khaki (XF-49) gloves
Tamiya Flat Brown (XF-10) helmet
Tamiya Dark Sea Grey (XF-54) goggles
Testors Light Tan (1170) skin tones

I then gave the model a brushed-on coat of Future acrylic floor polish and added the decals. Next up, a wash of Grumbacher Raw Umber artist’s oil paint to deepen shadows and a flat coat to kill the shine.
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 08:01 PM UTC
I see the deadline looming towards me, but alas my Leopard tractor build stalled a few months back. (The usual cocktail of work and other time-thieves eating up my precious bench-time...) I've still got a few months' worth of stuff to do to it, so will have to drop out. Sorry!

Still, there are some mighty fine builds here - keep up the good work!
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 07:44 PM UTC

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Looking Good Lapman. Unfortunately, I got roped into being a volunteer and safety car occupant for my wife's cycle team racing event this weekend. Held on Stradbroke Island just far enough away that it was better to stay overnight... so no work on the Fahrgestell as I had hoped.

She now owes me some free time .... 11 days to go.....



Yes, Peter, it's good when the wife owes YOU...a nice change of pace
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:47 PM UTC
Looking Good Lapman. Unfortunately, I got roped into being a volunteer and safety car occupant for my wife's cycle team racing event this weekend. Held on Stradbroke Island just far enough away that it was better to stay overnight... so no work on the Fahrgestell as I had hoped.

She now owes me some free time .... 11 days to go.....
eMan
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:12 PM UTC
ICM IT-28 Bridge-layer progress update.




ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 06:11 PM UTC
Wow, nice work,Peter, you make it look so easy...