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Thatcanucklehead
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 03:03 AM UTC
This is my first campaign.Would a Libiyan M-113 cut up to become a SPG D-30 howitzer be acceptable?I 've been looking for an excuse to start hacking into the Academy kit!!
bwiber
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 02:15 AM UTC

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Right then, I suppose I ought to post a pic of my intended build! (Shamelessly scanned from the excellent Tankograd book on the Leopard 1 "Later Years"...) It's a shop tractor, basically a decent runner pulled from the scrapline of Leos, Gepards, and Marders scrapped in the early '90s when a sudden attack of peace broke out in the Cold War. Aside from removing the gun and tools the only major change was the addition of a beam to support the semi-permanent tow-bar mounted at the rear. I'll be using an Italeri kit (once I dig it out of storage, hence no "box" pic today), and doing a ton of corrective surgery to bring it up to date before "tractorizing" it. Tracks will be the Meng indy-links even though my previous use of them showed the connectors to be a tad fragile.




@Bob, those wheels are so typically extreme! Thought abouty making one ring & resin-casting the rest? Or is sanity no longer your thing? Can't wait to see the build unfold...



Tom.... I have to admit that I am getting to love the odd ball stuff even more than the gun tanks. This one is definitely one that I would love to do one of these days, so if you end up casing some parts let me know if copies will be available.

As for the wheel weights, they weren't to bad. The worst part was drilling out the large center hole. Part of my issue is that I don't have access to a decent 3D modeling program... used to use Rhino 3D and Autocad, but since I retired I can't touch them. Suggestions?

Speaking of the wheel weights, they are all finished and put aside for later...



Lots and lots of little Meng boltheads....

Got the rear plate pretty much done. Just need to do the new light boxes and the spare track.





Speaking of box shots... this is the 8 sprues out of the kit of 20 that I am using... And I have the right track on its way, so I am not even using the track. Although I do need to modify the sprockets to "look like" the ones from the PzH 2000.

Bob
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 02:14 AM UTC
That should be a trip, Tom!
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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2017 - 01:10 AM UTC
Right then, I suppose I ought to post a pic of my intended build! (Shamelessly scanned from the excellent Tankograd book on the Leopard 1 "Later Years"...) It's a shop tractor, basically a decent runner pulled from the scrapline of Leos, Gepards, and Marders scrapped in the early '90s when a sudden attack of peace broke out in the Cold War. Aside from removing the gun and tools the only major change was the addition of a beam to support the semi-permanent tow-bar mounted at the rear. I'll be using an Italeri kit (once I dig it out of storage, hence no "box" pic today), and doing a ton of corrective surgery to bring it up to date before "tractorizing" it. Tracks will be the Meng indy-links even though my previous use of them showed the connectors to be a tad fragile.




@Bob, those wheels are so typically extreme! Thought abouty making one ring & resin-casting the rest? Or is sanity no longer your thing? Can't wait to see the build unfold...
bwiber
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Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2017 - 01:36 AM UTC
Clayton.... Looks like an interesting build, looking forward to your Imagineering on the details. Oh, shouldn't you add your build to the front page?

Tom.... another odd one. Have always enjoyed the discussions of what it was actually built to do. Whatever it was designed to do, it definitely fits in with this campaign... looking forward to it.

As for mine....



Starting with the wheel weights... only 14 of them. Need to add the 4 retaining bolts to this one, and all the others.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 12:08 PM UTC
Going have to check my schedule for this. I have the Academy IDF fitter in the stash but I do have a love for V.N. gun trucks, have the AFV Club M35A1 Quad 50 gun truck in the stash also.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 02:40 AM UTC
OK, my plan, as far-fetched as it might be, is to convert one of these:


Into one of these:


The British used Staghounds to build 5 mine-detectors they nick-named the "Bantu". It was not a very successful venture, but interesting nonetheless. Perhaps more daunting is that I have exactly 2 pictures to work from, the above one and this:
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so I'll have a lot of (ahem) poetic license...

Let's have some fun!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 09:01 PM UTC
Looking forward to your build, Tom!
TMoon
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 05:47 PM UTC
I don't think it comes with molded on zimmerit, and I don't plan to add any. Just a plain out of the box build. It should become part of a collection of BergePanzers.
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 03:46 PM UTC
Tom I will be watching your built especially the boom and winch as I am currently building the Ryefield version over in the Big Cats Campaign. Will you be adding Zimm or is it molded in
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 09:01 AM UTC
Here are my start up photos.
The Kit is an Italeri 362 BergeTiger





Tom
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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 01:50 AM UTC
Looking forward to your build, Bob!
bwiber
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 11:32 PM UTC
Hi all,

Well, I am going to build a Hippo BRV. I built the Bulldog BARV, and it only took 8 years... hope to build this one in 8 months...





Here is the start photo....



I didn't show the pile of styrene, other odds and ends, or the Volume 2 of Michael Shackleton's Leopard Trilogy that has the drawings that this will be based on.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 08:42 PM UTC
Have fun, folks! I'll post who's building what, as they post their starter pics, in the First post of this thread!
Nito74
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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 08:39 PM UTC
It's ON !

Enlist, rules and info:
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ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 01:39 AM UTC
A couple more days, and we're Live!
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 08:21 PM UTC

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I would say yes.


Great new that will be my entry here
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 06:41 PM UTC
I would say yes.
ltb073
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 07:43 AM UTC
Would a Jeep fitted with dual Bazookas and added armor plating like this
https://www.scalehobbyist.com/images/products/DML/DML00006748/DML00006748_12_l.jpg
be considered as improvised
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:29 PM UTC
Looks like a great fit, Mark!
combatengineer
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:22 PM UTC
im thinking about this one,i have the conversion kit.
So iff this one is good i will sign up.



ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016 - 07:51 PM UTC
Just a clarification- the "build" starts Jan 1, but plans/drawings or blueprints can be started and posted sooner, I'll have some of my plans for my 'Bantu' up in the next week or so...;-)
bwiber
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:48 AM UTC
Roger.....

Just noticed that you were the guy doing the EggCopter!!! Wonderful idea, and great workmanship so far... am looking forward to seeing some progress on both of the builds you are doing in that blog.

Definitely inspiring.... I have a few ideas for EggPlanes that might see the day of light because of your two builds. Even came up with an idea for a Kubelwagen... more of a caricature than an egg, but still in the same carton...

Yeah, I can definitely see you building your own shopping cart..

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:31 AM UTC

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Roger..Evidently there is a kit of the cart... Bob



If there's a kit of it then I'm not building it - scratch builder from hell speaking here .

A quick rummage around in the odds'n'sods box and:



Universal Hobbies 1/50th Komatsu HD605 - not a bad match for the Belaz dumper in the earlier photos, wouldn't take too much work to get an even better match

and a bit more of a rummage and:



Norscot 1/50th Cat 374D which could easily be converted to an IDF:




Hardest part for this campaign will be settling on a project
bwiber
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Posted: Monday, October 17, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC

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C'mon, Bob - you know you want to...



Tom,

What the heck. The worse that can happen is that this one will take another 8-9 years to finish...

So, I am in with the Hippo....



Of course, if I could find the right motorcycle I might have to go for this one...



Ok, I am done....
Bob