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The Workhorses Campaign
d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 07:52 AM UTC
Randall,

Nice progress. Most interested with how those fenders are going to look compare to the kit versions.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 06:47 PM UTC
Hi,
A slow progress with my Dragon kit, because of many spare tracks link.




I intend to make a simple base. Figures from Dragon.


Regards,
K.
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 08:33 PM UTC

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Some great builds going on here guys. Nice to see so many actively getting in.


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Is the FAMO is a workhorse?



Hi Martin. There is a bit of discussion around what fits the build in the earlier threads. Long story short, though, the build is for T-34, Panzer IV and Sherman Tanks.

Those were built in very large numbers, were available to their user armies pretty much from start to finish of their participation in the war, etc.




Thank you Peter, very good explanation!

I'm still weighing options but leaning towards an Asuka/Taska British Sherman. I've got the Mk.III initial suspension from Alamein and the Firefly IC both unstarted (I have several more that are more built than the rules allow. Who wrote those things? Oh yeah...) Anyone have any preferences?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:45 PM UTC
Been a while since I put an update. You guys have such awesome kits. Good job!

As for my kit, I think I'm 99% done. The only thing bothering me is the turret MG - looks a bit bland. Might go over with with pigments. Anyway, here's probably the final update to my M4A2(76) Red Army











d6mst0
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 11:45 PM UTC
Mr. K

Your Sherman is looking sweet. Nice camo work.

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 11:46 PM UTC
Nigel,

Nice work with weathering on your Sherman.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC

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Randall,

Nice progress. Most interested with how those fenders are going to look compare to the kit versions.

Mark



I decided to finish this one with-out fenders, to match the reference pictures I am using. The fenders will be used on other projects I have in the works.

The model is on hold until I get the test run of the fuel can holders, but I managed to get everything else done, more or less. I always tend to forget something.



Nice job on the M4's.
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 07:08 PM UTC
Thanks Mark.
Truly nice job on all of workhorses.
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC
Hello!

More progress on the Italeri panzer iv F2 frankenpanzer...

Bogies on, extra parts courtesy of Dragon



Jerry can rack attached



Weld beads on turret top courtesy of stretched sprue



More PE…



And on the other side...



Jack block restraining strap attached. full marks for effort (maybe), but execution could have been better…



And grab handles...



Next up…

More PE, and friul tracks. woohoo!

Cheers

Matthew
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 03:58 AM UTC
Update 2, Italeri Panzer IV, Ausf. F2, 1/35 scale.

The suspension parts and lower hull have been painted. Subcomponent work begins on the upper hull parts.

No problems attaching the suspension parts to the lower hull. Rocker arms are posable, so I opted for a flat stance. I'm on the fence as to whether I'll add figures for the driver and radio operator positions. ?????

Old school method of joining the vinyl tracks together. Exercise caution: not a lot pin surface to melt.

Success! The tracks are on the tank. For a kit that's pushing 40 years of age, the result is not half bad. Oh, I had to get rid of some pesky sink marks under the fenders too.

Das ist Alles!....for now. Good luck everyone on their projects. Bill
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 05:06 AM UTC
I finished up my MK III Sherman from B Squadron, The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment. This Canadian Sherman nicknamed 'Bomb' was a veteran of D-Day, and the entire European campaign. The decals represent the tank as photographed in June of 1945 to commemorate D+365 anniversary.

Comments welcome.












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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 05:25 AM UTC
I was going to do a Sherman for this campaign but this kit arrived and changed my mind. It has a very low parts count, around 175, and reminds me a lot of the old Tamiya Pz IV Ausf. D in terms of simplicity. I read some on-line reviews that were generally very positive so I figured I'd give it a try. Edit: was reading back through the campaign thread and see that Matt has already done a bang up job on this kit. I hope mine comes out as well. there have been some really nice builds going on here! Cheers!

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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 05:30 PM UTC
Very nice work going on here. Every single build has impressed me. Strong work everyone. I am trying to get my build for Crusader to Gazala done then I will be starting on Tamiyas M4A3E8.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:48 AM UTC

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I was going to do a Sherman for this campaign but this kit arrived and changed my mind. It has a very low parts count, around 175, and reminds me a lot of the old Tamiya Pz IV Ausf. D in terms of simplicity. I read some on-line reviews that were generally very positive so I figured I'd give it a try. Edit: was reading back through the campaign thread and see that Matt has already done a bang up job on this kit. I hope mine comes out as well. there have been some really nice builds going on here! Cheers!




Thanks Guy. That kit is super easy to put together, you would think it is made by Tamiya. I used very little putty on it, in fact I only used it to fix my own error! I can't wait to see how you build yours!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 05:37 AM UTC

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I was going to do a Sherman for this campaign but this kit arrived and changed my mind. It has a very low parts count, around 175, and reminds me a lot of the old Tamiya Pz IV Ausf. D in terms of simplicity. I read some on-line reviews that were generally very positive so I figured I'd give it a try. Edit: was reading back through the campaign thread and see that Matt has already done a bang up job on this kit. I hope mine comes out as well. there have been some really nice builds going on here! Cheers!




Thanks Guy. That kit is super easy to put together, you would think it is made by Tamiya. I used very little putty on it, in fact I only used it to fix my own error! I can't wait to see how you build yours!



Thanks Matt, I keep flashing back to the old Tamiya Ausf. D but the detail on this is so much better.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 06:44 AM UTC

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I finished up my MK III Sherman from B Squadron, The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment. This Canadian Sherman nicknamed 'Bomb' was a veteran of D-Day, and the entire European campaign. The decals represent the tank as photographed in June of 1945 to commemorate D+365 anniversary.

Comments welcome.














Very nice work. Great seeing all these Shermans being built but I'm a bit biased on the subject
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
Sheesh, so much to catch up in such a short time!!!

Mr K. That Sherman looks great. Like the layout of the dio you are planning too.

Michael, my preference is you build both

A Firefly is yet to appear here though....


Nigel. Your Shermie looks great too. I know what you mean, the .50 is such a chunk of iron it does take up attention and being dark like the tank doesn't help. Maybe a subtly lighter colour for the barrel and a black pin wash in the perforated jacket and under protrusions as a form of shadow might break it up a bit. I am not a fan of modulation as such, but on the fifty I usually make the feed cover a tad lighter than the body too - being on top and catching more light so to speak.

Coming along nicely Randall. I Hope the fuel can holders work out for you.


Matthew. The extra detail really pays off on the FP. Nice weld bead work. I think you put the jack block strap on upside down though. The buckle was lower down so it could be reached by the crewman standing on the ground




William, old school it may be, but it works. Nice to see the old Italeri kit getting taken out for a spin by you guys.

Shawn, yours sure looks a treat. A real green machine. I notice in the super sized images that your red colour in the tail lights has run on the bottom rim on the right.

Just in case you might want to know this, the 4 red sections in the Sherman Tail lights are a common modelling practice, but are not actually correct. Only the upper 'oval' on the left tail light was a red service light. The other 3 were not red. There was a rectangular blackout light within the oval underneath the red one. The sections on the right light were rectangular inside the oval shape and the lens looks black/grey when unlit
http://www.theshermantank.com/tag/sherman-lights/





.. and Lastly - nice box Guy

Hope I didn't offend you guys by mentioning the stuff above. Meant as positive feedback and discussion purposes only.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 08:50 AM UTC

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Sheesh, so much to catch up in such a short time!!!

Mr K. That Sherman looks great. Like the layout of the dio you are planning too.

Michael, my preference is you build both

A Firefly is yet to appear here though....


Nigel. Your Shermie looks great too. I know what you mean, the .50 is such a chunk of iron it does take up attention and being dark like the tank doesn't help. Maybe a subtly lighter colour for the barrel and a black pin wash in the perforated jacket and under protrusions as a form of shadow might break it up a bit. I am not a fan of modulation as such, but on the fifty I usually make the feed cover a tad lighter than the body too - being on top and catching more light so to speak.

Coming along nicely Randall. I Hope the fuel can holders work out for you.


Matthew. The extra detail really pays off on the FP. Nice weld bead work. I think you put the jack block strap on upside down though. The buckle was lower down so it could be reached by the crewman standing on the ground




William, old school it may be, but it works. Nice to see the old Italeri kit getting taken out for a spin by you guys.

Shawn, yours sure looks a treat. A real green machine. I notice in the super sized images that your red colour in the tail lights has run on the bottom rim on the right.

Just in case you might want to know this, the 4 red sections in the Sherman Tail lights are a common modelling practice, but are not actually correct. Only the upper 'oval' on the left tail light was a red service light. The other 3 were not red. There was a rectangular blackout light within the oval underneath the red one. The sections on the right light were rectangular inside the oval shape and the lens looks black/grey when unlit
http://www.theshermantank.com/tag/sherman-lights/





.. and Lastly - nice box Guy

Hope I didn't offend you guys by mentioning the stuff above. Meant as positive feedback and discussion purposes only.



Those tail lights were used on everything from Jeeps to tanks. They were a standardized fitting. The red oval is a tail light, when in a rear area.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC

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I found a nifty feature on the forums called HIDE USER.

I was going to try it on myself and go stealth, but it only works on other users.



So Randall, have 2 logons and creep yourself out, without you knowing about it

Yep, standard fittings on trailers, tanks, Jeeps, GPA's, Half-tracks.... you name it basically
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 07:16 PM UTC
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Shawn, yours sure looks a treat. A real green machine. I notice in the super sized images that your red colour in the tail lights has run on the bottom rim on the right.

Just in case you might want to know this, the 4 red sections in the Sherman Tail lights are a common modelling practice, but are not actually correct. Only the upper 'oval' on the left tail light was a red service light. The other 3 were not red. There was a rectangular blackout light within the oval underneath the red one. The sections on the right light were rectangular inside the oval shape and the lens looks black/grey when unlit
http://www.theshermantank.com/tag/sherman-lights/
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Peter,

Thanks for pointing that out! I don't often model US/Commonwealth AFV's so that was very useful for my future Sherman builds.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 07:42 PM UTC

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I finished up my MK III Sherman from B Squadron, The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment. This Canadian Sherman nicknamed 'Bomb' was a veteran of D-Day, and the entire European campaign. The decals represent the tank as photographed in June of 1945 to commemorate D+365 anniversary.

Comments welcome.




Looks great! I really like how you got your tracks looking.

My only critique is you should remove the 50 caliber mount on the turret. The image I found of the tank did not show the mounting.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 08:32 PM UTC
Rory,

Thanks for the feedback. You are correct, and I also used the wrong drive sprocket and couldn't replicate the bracket on the front glacis. There are a few other details I missed but its close enough for me. This was the first Sherman I've built and I learned a few lessons that I've applied to my two ongoing M4A2 builds.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 06:13 AM UTC

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I found a nifty feature on the forums called HIDE USER.

I was going to try it on myself and go stealth, but it only works on other users.



So Randall, have 2 logons and creep yourself out, without you knowing about it

Yep, standard fittings on trailers, tanks, Jeeps, GPA's, Half-tracks.... you name it basically



Good thing I wasn't drinking when I read that!

Years ago I was looking for tail lights at a military vehicle show. One guy had a set for 20 dollars labeled tail lights, another had the exact same set for 50, labeled for Jeeps. I heard a guy tell a friend to go for the "Jeep" lights before someone else got there! I got the 20 dollar set, and still have them on my Jeep.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 07:41 AM UTC

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Years ago I was looking for tail lights at a military vehicle show. One guy had a set for 20 dollars labeled tail lights, another had the exact same set for 50, labeled for Jeeps. I heard a guy tell a friend to go for the "Jeep" lights before someone else got there! I got the 20 dollar set, and still have them on my Jeep.





I once went with my mother so she could buy dad a present. He had picked up a second hand pool table but needed some decent cues.

During the discussion with a store attendant, after some options had been explored and price range set, Mum asked how much for a left-hand Billiard cue (Dad is a lefty obviously), and the assistant said he would have to check... .... when he came back he had a cue with a dusty old price tag with an 'L' on it. He said they had had it for a long time, so she could have it for 1/2 the ticket price....

I just smiled and nodded, and when we left, I had to explain to Mum that there is no such thing as a left handed cue - for obvious reasons, and the L on the tag was that the cue was a longer than usual cue - designed to fit in a bridge for long shots..... I still don't know if the guy was hoping to off load old stock, or as oblivious as my mother was....

Never the less, Dad loved the cue and the story, and although the table is long gone, he still has the cue.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 08:22 AM UTC
Shawn, your Sherman looks good. I agree, nice job with the tracks.