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Proposal: The Workhorses Campaign
Conrad86
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
What I'll be working on, a kit I've heard quite a bit of bad stuff about, but the moulds actually look pretty decent. Oddly the kit with tank riders was about a fiver cheaper than that without, not sure yet if I'll use them. There's a metal barrel there too if you look closely.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 12:34 AM GMT+7
Good to see all the interest, and welcome to the new enlistees. Should be a good campaign!

Michael
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 11:42 AM GMT+7
Welcome to the forums Conrad
/ Robin
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 10:30 AM GMT+7
I’m in! I have the ancient Italeri panzer iv f1/f2/g. Will add lots of am goodies to spruce it up and make it presentable.

Cheers

Matthew
Conrad86
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 01:40 AM GMT+7
Been lurking Armorama for a bit and decided to join recently, figured this would be a good way to get stuck in, so i'll sign up I guess!

I'm going to do a T34/85 I think not yet decided on a kit, wanted to do a dragon one but seems a right pain in the neck to get hold of, so may go for an academy kit. Not too sure about their turret rough castings though, look a little extreme!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 02:50 PM GMT+7
I'm, in. I have a couple of M4's to choose from.

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 09:34 PM GMT+7

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A gun tank with a plow or some other type of engineer equipment?
A Sherman with the M1 plow (Academy)?
Pz IV B from Dragon with a small snow clearing blade?

/ Robin



I was considering that as well, just don't overly like the looks of the mentioned vehicles. Right know I'm eyeing the new Zvezda Pz.IV H. I know it has some shortcomings (especially for a new tooled kit) but it seems to lead to an easy and satisfying covenience build. Anyway,thanks for the motivational words guys and I'll stay on it...
McRunty
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 03:49 AM GMT+7
Enlisted. Like some of the others before me I will select my vehicle nearer the time. So far I have 4 Sherman's to choose from as well as a T-34.

Tasca M4A1
Dragon M4A1 76mm
Dragon Sherman FireFly VC
Dragon T-34/76
Tamiya M4A3E8

It wouldn't surprise me if I have other choices by the start date either
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 02:57 AM GMT+7

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A gun tank with a plow or some other type of engineer equipment?
A Sherman with the M1 plow (Academy)?
Pz IV B from Dragon with a small snow clearing blade?

/ Robin



I think that would be ok!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 02:38 AM GMT+7

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I'm interested in this one alright... But if I interprete the rules correctly, then the following "IV" variant is out on this campaign but better be on the still to come "Derivates" campaign!?

http://www.wehrmacht-history.com/heer/engineer-vehicles/brueckenleger-iv.htm

If so, I'll still have to consider a great deal if I'll order one of the gun tanks (I'm too much into engineer and recovery stuff here I guess)...

AND: Proposing mentioned "Derivates" campaign should be our next step somewhere in the near or middle term future I guess...



Marian,

I think gun-tanks are what we're looking for here, though your's certainly qualifies as a derivative! Let's see how this campaign goes before jumping into another one. Hope you decide to join in!

Michael



Michael,

Thanks for the clarification! Then as I said I would probably consider doing a "gun-version IV" instead... I still have some time to decide and we'll see how patient I am to be waiting for the next campaign(s) or if I'm just hitting the button on this one...



A gun tank with a plow or some other type of engineer equipment?
A Sherman with the M1 plow (Academy)?
Pz IV B from Dragon with a small snow clearing blade?

/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 01:03 AM GMT+7

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I'm interested in this one alright... But if I interprete the rules correctly, then the following "IV" variant is out on this campaign but better be on the still to come "Derivates" campaign!?

http://www.wehrmacht-history.com/heer/engineer-vehicles/brueckenleger-iv.htm

If so, I'll still have to consider a great deal if I'll order one of the gun tanks (I'm too much into engineer and recovery stuff here I guess)...

AND: Proposing mentioned "Derivates" campaign should be our next step somewhere in the near or middle term future I guess...



Marian,

I think gun-tanks are what we're looking for here, though your's certainly qualifies as a derivative! Let's see how this campaign goes before jumping into another one. Hope you decide to join in!

Michael



Michael,

Thanks for the clarification! Then as I said I would probably consider doing a "gun-version IV" instead... I still have some time to decide and we'll see how patient I am to be waiting for the next campaign(s) or if I'm just hitting the button on this one...
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 12:40 AM GMT+7

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I'm interested in this one alright... But if I interprete the rules correctly, then the following "IV" variant is out on this campaign but better be on the still to come "Derivates" campaign!?

http://www.wehrmacht-history.com/heer/engineer-vehicles/brueckenleger-iv.htm

If so, I'll still have to consider a great deal if I'll order one of the gun tanks (I'm too much into engineer and recovery stuff here I guess)...

AND: Proposing mentioned "Derivates" campaign should be our next step somewhere in the near or middle term future I guess...



Marian,

I think gun-tanks are what we're looking for here, though your's certainly qualifies as a derivative! Let's see how this campaign goes before jumping into another one. Hope you decide to join in!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:42 PM GMT+7
Ready willing and able
guni-kid
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Posted: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - 10:30 PM GMT+7
I'm interested in this one alright... But if I interprete the rules correctly, then the following "IV" variant is out on this campaign but better be on the still to come "Derivates" campaign!?

http://www.wehrmacht-history.com/heer/engineer-vehicles/brueckenleger-iv.htm

If so, I'll still have to consider a great deal if I'll order one of the gun tanks (I'm too much into engineer and recovery stuff here I guess)...

AND: Proposing mentioned "Derivates" campaign should be our next step somewhere in the near or middle term future I guess...
Kanguroo
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 02:18 PM GMT+7
Hi,
Having not yet any kits, but I'll seek them.
Regards,
K.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 01:34 AM GMT+7
Thanks, John!

Fine, Robin, you get to be first. Sigh.

Looking forward to this one, should be some great variety! I'm pretty likely to do some Sherman or another, we'll see what my mood is in March.

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 01:17 AM GMT+7

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Ok fellas,

You can read the regs & rules, and enlist: HERE!!!



I enlisted first, I enlisted first

Probably some kind of Sherman, I'll make that decision in March 2018 .....
/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 01:11 AM GMT+7
Ok fellas,

You can read the regs & rules, and enlist: HERE!!!
Bluestab
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 04:25 PM GMT+7
I guess I am in with Academy's M4a3/76(W)"Battle of the Bulge" kit.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:45 AM GMT+7

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Peter,

While I certainly don't discount the role the Matilda played, in terms of sheer numbers and variants produced as well as it's centrality in the service of its native country's military, I don't think it's in the same category as the Panzer IV, T-34, and M4.

Michael



Sorry Michael, I realised that the numbers built was a key element on what was proposed.

My post was more in jest; a play on your "there at the start of the war" comment, as the Shermie was not around in 1939. I should have added a to highlight that.


I've a few other builds I enrolled for, but depending on timeframe and my progress, I would be interested here too. I have at least one kit of each of the 3 in my stash.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:28 AM GMT+7

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Technically this could extend to the Matilda 2 as they were produced before the start of the war, were in the fighting from the outset and were still in use at the end.

They were the mainstay of the Australian army and saw service with Australia longer than you 'tardy to attend fellows' were in the war.....



Peter,

While I certainly don't discount the role the Matilda played, in terms of sheer numbers and variants produced as well as it's centrality in the service of its native country's military, I don't think it's in the same category as the Panzer IV, T-34, and M4.

Anyway, I think that's 10! I'll whip up a proposal and see if John will approve it.

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:50 AM GMT+7

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Technically this could extend to the Matilda 2 as they were produced before the start of the war, were in the fighting from the outset and were still in use at the end.

They were the mainstay of the Australian army and saw service with Australia longer than you 'tardy to attend fellows' were in the war.....



I guess you could call the Matilda a "workhorse"; when it was working, or this that a pre-requisite?

Count me in-there's plenty of Shermans, Mk. IV's and T-34's to work with. Got 'em all in my stash...

Take care,
Don "Lakota"

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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 08:32 PM GMT+7
Technically this could extend to the Matilda 2 as they were produced before the start of the war, were in the fighting from the outset and were still in use at the end.

They were the mainstay of the Australian army and saw service with Australia longer than you 'tardy to attend fellows' were in the war.....
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 08:14 PM GMT+7

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Depending on when this runs to I am in. I am currently in 3 campaigns as it is

I have 4 variants of Sherman in the stash!

Question I have is would it have to be the traditional tank version of these vehicles or could we do derivatives i.e. tank destroyers based on the hull like the M-10 / JagdPanzer IV/70 / SU-85?



I'd like to keep it simple and limit it to gun tanks, but again I'm open to convincing otherwise.

I like Robin's Soldiering On idea as well!

Meanwhile, if I'm counting right, we already have 9 interested in this one. Anyone else?

Michael



My opinion, for what it is worth, only gun tanks this time. Save the 'Soldiering On' and 'Derivatives' for later, two campaign ideas for free

Soldiering On would be all the tanks and rebuilds that were kept in use long after their 'Best Before'-date.
A Sherman or Stuart chassis rebuilt with a bigger engine and used in tractor pulling contests would be possible.

I think it is a Stuart chassis

Pulls Britains largest plough, not exactly tractor pulling but close.Could that sign be correct? Was that type of transmission cover seen at El-Alamein ???


Working in the forestry business

Derivatives could be anything else that the chassis was used for in the time frame when the gun tank was still 'state-of-the-art': everything except the gun tanks. Prototypes, one-offs, paper-panzers, field conversions, anything goes as long as the "original" chassis is used. The Nashorn which used a combination of Pz III and Pz IV chassis would be just on the limit of allowed.

Just my opinion ....

I think I'll go with a plain gun tank this time and save the derivatives and "zombies" for later

/ Robin
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 01:52 PM GMT+7

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Depending on when this runs to I am in. I am currently in 3 campaigns as it is

I have 4 variants of Sherman in the stash!

Question I have is would it have to be the traditional tank version of these vehicles or could we do derivatives i.e. tank destroyers based on the hull like the M-10 / JagdPanzer IV/70 / SU-85?



I'd like to keep it simple and limit it to gun tanks, but again I'm open to convincing otherwise.

I like Robin's Soldiering On idea as well!

Meanwhile, if I'm counting right, we already have 9 interested in this one. Anyone else?

Michael