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ltb073
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:25 PM GMT+7
Mark Thanks for the heads up tips I will be on the look out for that when I get up to that
I started the build this past Sunday this was my 1st days progress
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ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 09:26 AM GMT+7
Ouch, I really hate that for you, Bob! Let it do some healing, and remember you have until the end of August for your build....
dioman13
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 03:22 AM GMT+7
Well, I really screwed up this time. I am 1/2 way done with my M35A1 and I damaged the nerves in my left wrist leaving me with hang wrist. I have no wrist use at all but some finger movement. Tomorrow I will be taking off the splint and see if I can accomplish any more work on it. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Bob D.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:26 AM GMT+7
My pleasure! I'm sure you would have figured that out on your own and corrected it, but it's fun to compare notes when you see someone building the same kit.

Also, I lied: I built that for the Dragon OOB campaign, not the 4x4 campaign. The campaign leader wouldn't let me replace the bazooka hold down since it was supposed to be a strictly OOB build. Frustrating!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 07:58 AM GMT+7

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Sal, I built that one awhile back for the 4x4 campaign. Instructions suffer from the usual Dragon issues, and the armor shield can be a tricky fit. Also, the PE hold-downs for the bazooka are too short--recommend replacing them with wire.



THAT is a great example of what makes these Campaigns so enjoyable- heads ups, tips,etc...thanks, Mark!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 04:21 AM GMT+7
Sal, I built that one awhile back for the 4x4 campaign. Instructions suffer from the usual Dragon issues, and the armor shield can be a tricky fit. Also, the PE hold-downs for the bazooka are too short--recommend replacing them with wire.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:37 AM GMT+7
I haven't seen that kit, Sal, looks like a winner!
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 02:06 AM GMT+7
Pulled my kit out of the stash yesterday
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Hope to get started soon
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 04:35 AM GMT+7
Yep, but I'll tell you what: Your blog was spot on about the tracks. Zero cleanup required, and certainly the easiest styrene links I've ever worked with.

KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 04:12 AM GMT+7
yes, yes, yeah, and yup. Some of the grab handles were either numbered incorrectly on the I-Sheets or they didn't fit. The engine deck access panel had to be shaved down a little to fit, etc.




Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 01:20 AM GMT+7
KoSprueOne,
Did you find that nothing on this kit fits the way it is supposed to? Every hole is a little too small for whatever is supposed to go in it, and the "turret" and lift arm supports don't fit on the raised alignment marks without major trimming. Crazy! But, then, what did I expect from a Russian kit?

Namabiiru
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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 01:15 AM GMT+7

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That is the look I was only trying to achieve. That looks super realistic! This is going to be a fantastic looking bridgelayer.




Are you kidding me?! I'm using your build as the benchmark I'm aiming for! I don't think I'll come close, but at least you've shown me what it SHOULD look like!

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

petbat
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 03:24 PM GMT+7
Sweet finish there Mark.
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 01:25 PM GMT+7
That is the look I was only trying to achieve. That looks super realistic! This is going to be a fantastic looking bridgelayer.




Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
Hope I can finish this one in time. Just found out I'm moving to different job in a different part of the country in June or July. Going to be tight!

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 03:46 AM GMT+7
Looking pretty authentic there, Mark!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 02:55 AM GMT+7
Got the bridge span planked, painted, and distressed:



Still need to distress the steel parts in order to start bringing it together.

petbat
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 01:42 PM GMT+7
That was a fast build Tom. Must be a fairly decent kit to build. Any issues with fit or anything?
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:21 PM GMT+7
Nice B.Panzer, Tom!

KoSprueOne
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 01:02 PM GMT+7
Bob, Tom, Looking good!




ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 07:54 AM GMT+7
That's looking great Tom, another one of my must-haves!
TMoon
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
Here is my in progress photo.
Base coat of paint is on, now on to weathering.

TMoon
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 03:07 PM GMT+7
Here is my start up photo Of the BergeTiger by Rye.


Tom
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 01:23 PM GMT+7
Bumbling along Bob? You scratch build faster than I unbox a kit!

That is a lot of fine looking plastic hanging off that beast.

Love the way you created the lights.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 08:44 AM GMT+7
I concur, you are far along,