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petbat
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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2017 - 12:13 AM UTC
Okay. I'm in then.

Ambitious project Mark. Are you building Out of the Box or correcting the faults in that kit? I have one started, but have not gone back to finish the scratch building I strated of the support rails and the bridge ends fixes.

The kit is designed that the support rails converge toward each other at the rear and bridge is dragged over the rails, when in fact, it was drawn over gears using the bolts in the parallel rails as 'teeth' for the gearing

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 08:30 PM UTC
That's going to be a real head-turner when you're done with that, Mark!
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 10:41 AM UTC
Well, It's finally time to get started on my build for this campaign. Here is what I intend the final version to look like:



I plan to build it with the drive sprocket removed from both sides, as the picture is unclear if this was fact. So, it will be my option. The FAMO and trailer is already completed and waiting.



So, here is my start of the kit.

KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 04:51 AM UTC
Bob, Progress looking good on that Hippo.




bwiber
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 04:38 AM UTC

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Hi

Bob that Hippo looks like a real challenge, but if you have made so many sub assemblies to get one right, you certainly have the patience and skill to do it justice.



Peter,

Patience? I once tossed a model over my shoulder when the track wouldn't fit right... The thing is that I picked it up later and it only had a couple dings and I finished it off... Hetzers bounce nicely....

I like the looks of your ammo carrier, and I am with Clayton... I want to see it go together. The crane assembly looks like it could be a lot of fun to rig.

Actually, I think we have some really interesting builds going...

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 02:16 AM UTC
That definitely fits the bill. I would love to see this build!
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017 - 01:51 AM UTC
Hi

Bob that Hippo looks like a real challenge, but if you have made so many sub assemblies to get one right, you certainly have the patience and skill to do it justice.



Would a PzKpfw IV Ausf D/E Fargestell fit the bill? This is the Panzer IV kitted out as an ammunition carrier for the Morser and rail guns the Germans used in WW2

bwiber
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 09:01 AM UTC

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Looking good and intricate, Bob...



Thanks for the comment.... it isn't to bad so far, having the drawings and a lot of photos helps a lot. On the last one, Bulldog BARV, I had over 5 or 6 crew cabs at least partially built before the one I finally used....


Just a few of them. Ended up with a bag full....

They tell me that was a learning experience. We will see if I learned anything when I get to the crew cabin on this one.

Bob
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 05:10 AM UTC
Looking good and intricate, Bob...
bwiber
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Posted: Friday, February 03, 2017 - 01:19 AM UTC
The Hippo waddles on....







I finally have the basic structure of all the boxes involved with the rear deck, minus the crew cab. They all will be detailed before being glued in place later. Some will need to have holes cut for screens and louvers, and one needs a fan unit dropped in the top.

Now for the engine deck, box support structures, etc. Then to the crew cabin....

Bob
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 08:06 PM UTC
Looking forward to see that build, Irvin, I've been wanting one of those!
iakarch
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 04:53 PM UTC
I'm going to build Rye Field Model's Bergepanzer Tiger I

dioman13
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:03 AM UTC
Thanks Gary. Got enlisted now. Got to finish the reviews I'm working on. finish painting the 1/1 scale living room because of a 1/1 scale fire and I'll be off getting my gun truck ready for rush hour traffic.
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC

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Would an IT-28 bridgelayer fit this campaign?

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Perfectly.



Sweet! I'm in!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:53 PM UTC

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Would an IT-28 bridgelayer fit this campaign?

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Perfectly.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2017 - 08:38 PM UTC
Would an IT-28 bridgelayer fit this campaign?

C[ ]
GaryKato
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:24 AM UTC

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Still can't get the enlist to show.



The usual reason for not seeing the Enlist button is that you are logged out.
dioman13
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 06:29 AM UTC
Clayton, thanks a lot. Still can't get the enlist to show. This is a brand new slightly used computer my wife got me for xmass so I don't know half of the keys or symbols on it yet. I'm going to do the gun truck, really looking to get out of the modeling slump I'm in; this should do it. Will get a pic of the unbuilt kit up soon.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 08:43 PM UTC
Consider yourself in, Bob,and hopefully John or another editor can figure out the Enlist Button glitch...


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Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 04:47 AM UTC
Hey Clayton. I don't get the enlist block above the participant's on my screen. Would enlist with the V.Nam gun truck but can't enlist on my screen. Is there any way you could enlist me.
bwiber
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 05:00 AM UTC
Chris... I use Imgur to host the images I post, and it gives me the code to insert into the messages I post.... About all I can tell you about it.... Sorry...


A small bit of progress on the Hippo...





The one exhaust trunk and attached tool box in place. The trunk is removable so that I don't knock it off every time I turn around. Final details when the basic structure is completed. Surprisingly the angled parts weren't as difficult to do as I thought they were going to be...

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 03:04 AM UTC
Thanks.Still trying to figure out how to post my progress,but let's see if l can learn how to do this!!
bwiber
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 04:26 AM UTC

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Bob, I'm an ACAD driver myself, so have limited experience with other software. Blender and Sketchup are the popular freebees, but I find Blender has a user-belligerent user interface! Looks like Autodesk is killing off 123D, but I've heard good-ish things about FreeCAD. Sorry I can't be more helpful...



The reason I liked Rhino 3D was because the interface, etc. worked like Autocad. I have seen some nice things in Blender, but like you said the interface is a killer. Might look into FreeCAD. Thanks for the help....
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 04:14 AM UTC
Bob, I'm an ACAD driver myself, so have limited experience with other software. Blender and Sketchup are the popular freebees, but I find Blender has a user-belligerent user interface! Looks like Autodesk is killing off 123D, but I've heard good-ish things about FreeCAD. Sorry I can't be more helpful...
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 03:30 AM UTC
Works for me, Chris, go for it! And welcome to our Zoo!