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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 01:04 PM GMT+7
Great campaign and thanks for the ribbons.
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Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017 - 03:42 AM GMT+7
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 - 10:59 AM GMT+7
Thank you, Peter!!
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 10:10 AM GMT+7
Looks stunning Lap Man. Absolutely stunning.

Thanks for everyone joining in and thanks again Clayton. As ever, you are a great build host.
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Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 - 01:49 AM GMT+7
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!!
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 07:40 PM GMT+7
Another IT-28 Bridge-layer finished.





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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:11 AM GMT+7
Just noticed one of the prongs on the crane has gone AWOL
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:10 AM GMT+7
Looking good Lap Man. Looks we are both dragging the chain here, but we will get there.
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Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:04 AM GMT+7

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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
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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 01:17 AM GMT+7
Looking good, the finish line is in sight!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 09:20 PM GMT+7
IT-28 progress update.




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Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 02:50 AM GMT+7
Yes, don't miss a chance, even a coat of primer would qualify as Finished!!!!!
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 10:30 AM GMT+7

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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 - 09:29 AM GMT+7
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 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
Looks great Tim. Still reckon it needs the zits!!!
Love the name...


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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 04:57 PM GMT+7
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!
 photo M31 TRV completed1_zpsmsa2grng.jpg

You might have noticed the unusual name...
 photo M31 TRV completed on road_zps5s6ndjan.jpg
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: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 06:25 AM GMT+7
We'll get ya next time, Tom...
Very nice, Tim, great detail on such a small tank!
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 04:40 AM GMT+7
M31 Grant TRV almost done: Tamiya Olive Green (XF-58) & Flat White (XF-2) 3:1 ratio (more or less) for the base color...
 photo M31 TRV green paint details 2in1_zpsh2dj5qsg.jpg
...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: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 03:01 AM GMT+7
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!
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Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 02:44 AM GMT+7

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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
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 07:47 PM GMT+7
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.....
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 07:12 PM GMT+7
ICM IT-28 Bridge-layer progress update.




ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 01:11 AM GMT+7
Wow, nice work,Peter, you make it look so easy...
petbat
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Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 09:24 PM GMT+7

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After this pic was taken I found photos showing that these were actually mounted lower but angled up to clear the box, so I have since remounted the tube that way.



The Viagra method.....

Okay I'm back in this build... as usual running out of time.

I hate seam lines, especially on large curved sections to be joined. So after trying to get the kit plastic rounds to look decent, I decided to go another way. Trumpeter give you an Aluminium round and some brass to add to that for 1 round. So, I have used that to cast others:
In she goes...


Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble....



Definitely hot out of the mould....


Primer coat to check for moulding faults:


Also done some of the fiddly bits. Main assembly nearly done so pics soon.
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 03:48 PM GMT+7
Yeah, maybe the whole hatch rotated so either way was correct?

Nice little model. I want to someday build one of these in 1/35