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RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:18 PM UTC
I'll build for this campaign a Israeli staghound

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ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 12:05 AM UTC
BTR-40 is nearing end of construction phase.
Major sub-assemblies:


Some tiny PE brackets need to be added.
Also intend to add a scratchbuilt radio and a home-made tent.
The engine wall needs detailing-it will be visible thanks to working hinges- so I'll check the TM.

More will be coming soon,
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
Wow lightning fast build Angel. Looking superb as your work usually is.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
OK, finally under way. Italeri 1/72 M-8 Grayhound.

I'm thinking of doing the 3rd Army January 1945 version in white wash.

The kit comes with a simplified build for wargaming and a manual for some campaign scenarios.
md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 10:14 AM UTC
Progress! got the interior painted and installed and the basic hull assembled.


petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:49 PM UTC
Good start Mark. Will much of the interior be seen after the hull top and turret goes in? I have built the Tamiya 1/35th scale one and a lot is hidden
md72
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 09:14 PM UTC
Yes, unless I commit major surgery, the entire driver's compartment is hidden when the shell goes on. There will be a little bit of the crew compartment visible through the turret..
md72
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:56 AM UTC
Yep, once it buttoned up, I'm going to be the only one that knows what's in there.

over lighted to see into the dark compartment.
With the top cover in place.

with the hatches closed the driver's seat is gone forever.
With the turret in place there's very little to be seen inside.


Sleepwalker71
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:06 AM UTC
What about big, bad, heavy, fast and deadly Rooikat?
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 01:04 PM UTC
...and Mark, that is the macro view we get, not the real life braille scale. Looks good anyhow.

Damian, I'd love to see that Red cat built. I have been thinking of picking up the kit myself
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:40 PM UTC
Cool choice, Damian. Looking forward to see that kit getting build.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
Joined: September 02, 2014
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

Time for me to join the build.
I have done some progress Sunday, but I was unable to post my pics until now:

The suspension complete:



Relatively easy and straightforward build so far; the kit has only a few circles as interior detail. (Oh! Ejector pin marks you said? OK!). The fit is excellent.
I'm thinking already to painting. Maybe I'm going to let the louvers half-open. Does anybody knows if the inside should be red primer or interior white?

Thank you!
Gabriel
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 03:21 AM UTC
Progress on my Israeli staghound:

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and after some exchange and research, i found that the israeli staghound don't have fuel drums.
panzerIV
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:26 AM UTC
heres my entry
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 05:03 PM UTC
Nice to see you started Gabriel.

Will the absence of the engine be noticeable with the vents open? Sorry but I have no idea what the colour of the engine bay was but the cabin interior was likely white.


The Staghound is also off to a good start Franck.
Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 09:32 PM UTC
Thanks, Peter. The louvers are positionable and I can let them only slightly open - just for some extra visual effect; the engine bay won't be visible, but the inside side of the louvers will be. I think I'm going for red primer eventually.

Frank, you're having a good start. Nice!

UPDATE
Just monkeying around with the wheels - it looks nice though


"Rear" end louvers (this beast had actually two heads):


"Front" louvers in closed position, but not glued:


Assembly view with the current state of affairs.


I still have a few external detail parts to add on and some PE as well, which I'm gonna save for last because I'm very gifted in knocking them down.

Cheers!
Gabriel
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:54 PM UTC
I've painted and assembled almost all major parts of my BTR-40:



Engine was weathered

before installation:


Interior was painted:


Now it's time for weathering.

Szmann
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC
Now that's fast, Angel !

Good job!

Cheers!
Gabriel
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 12:05 AM UTC
Thanks Gabriel!

Your Steyr is also shaping up nicely.I have soft spot for Steyr vehicles-they were widely used in my country's armed forces in the 1930-1940's(Steyr 440/640).

Looking forward to see how your build progresses!
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
Very nice painting and weathering on the details Angel. Looking terrific

Sure is a large chunk of Plastic there Gabriel. Did some research on the paint colours, but couldn't find anything definitive. Being early war production, I would go with Grey on both sides of the louvres myself. Likely painted before assembly on the vehicle, so probably both sides done the same.
Iraqiwildman
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Missouri, United States
Joined: November 24, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:53 PM UTC
Here is my entry, Tamiya's Sd.Kfz. 222 Leichter Panzerspähwagen (4x4) #35270. This kit is originally from 1975, but was updated in 2003 with a metal barrel and an extra sprue of fuel drums and fuel cans.

k_mero4
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:39 PM UTC
Perfect model. Congratulations. It is a real pleasure to work with him. I will follow his progress.
Kalin
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 11:46 PM UTC
Folks sure are flying through the builds here, looking great! A good variety of armored wheelie things!
ayovtshev
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC
Tim,

Good choice!
I've build this kit-be prepared for a lot of fun,
Iraqiwildman
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 03:15 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Tim,

Good choice!
I've build this kit-be prepared for a lot of fun,



It is building up fast, except for some flash clean up. I like is so far and will be done construction probably tomorrow.