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APC / AFV Mk.II
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 05:36 PM UTC

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Shell nice choice. yet another build I have thought about for the end. Thought of using that on for the France 40 campaign.

So here is what I have from my Tamiya M113A build.

I still dont feel right just glueing bags to the side of the APC. Not without making a fasting bar first.










if you look at the version that i built you will see that my bags etc are actually hung off the sides from straps that have been connected to various lifting hooks and grab rails... i made them out of thin strips of paper painted olive drab.



David, I see that. I have some thin green masking tape that I might give a try for the straps.

Richard, thanks for the managing. Nice work all.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 04:53 PM UTC
Great work eveeryone! Make sure you've uploaded pics to the campaign gallery. I'll start handing out the awards starting tomorrow (US Central Time)



brekinapez
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Posted: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 04:44 PM UTC
Done. Final pic and flat coat is hiding some of the dust.



petbat
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 10:24 PM UTC
Looking good Shell. Nice choice, I just wish that kit has something under the vents - only thing that has put me off investing in one.

Great finish Kelly. Another nice one for the collection.



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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 08:57 PM UTC

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Shell nice choice. yet another build I have thought about for the end. Thought of using that on for the France 40 campaign.

So here is what I have from my Tamiya M113A build.

I still dont feel right just glueing bags to the side of the APC. Not without making a fasting bar first.










if you look at the version that i built you will see that my bags etc are actually hung off the sides from straps that have been connected to various lifting hooks and grab rails... i made them out of thin strips of paper painted olive drab.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 05:57 PM UTC
Shell nice choice. yet another build I have thought about for the end. Thought of using that on for the France 40 campaign.

So here is what I have from my Tamiya M113A build.

I still dont feel right just glueing bags to the side of the APC. Not without making a fasting bar first.







brekinapez
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 05:09 PM UTC
I have less than 24 hours; I think I can just about pull it off:

petbat
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC
Nice David. The stowage adds a lot

Here is the link:
https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31722
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 02:02 AM UTC
Well i am calling this one done as well, so i proudly present for you inspection, Tamiya's M113A2:

standard OOB build with extra rucksacks left over from the last one of these i built along with some additional accessories from the Tamiya US Modern accessories set i had lucking in my spares draw and a water bottle from plus models.

can someone send me a link to the campaign gallery for this build please, thanks.




petbat
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 10:22 PM UTC
A couple of touch ups required but the FV 432 Mk3 Bulldog has paint and decals down so is 'legally' finished.

Not sure if I will have time to get much weathering done, so I'm calling this one finished as far as the GB goes. I will add pics to the gallery if I do get some washes, etc, down before time.




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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 01:15 PM UTC
Hans: looks just like the inspiration. Nice work.

David: the 113 looks great!

Pete: Nice work as always. Great detail.

Lap Man: looking good.

I was not able to gain any traction this month to finish out my CV90-40, so sadly this is a failed campaign for me. Hoping 2020 gives me more bench time.

Congratulations to all the finishers.

Happy Modeling,
Zon
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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 07:54 AM UTC

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Ok How do you Upload Full Size Pics Here ?



https://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=193871#1623555
This post by, Callsign: exer, explains the easiest way to do this.




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Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 04:06 AM UTC
Great work on your M113 David.

Afraid I'm going to have to bow out. What I hoped would be a quick build just never got going due to other commitments.
Looking forward to seeing everyone else finish.

I think my new years resolution will be to finish kits I start.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
i'm in the final stages now, as i am adding all the stowage items and a few extras from the spares box.

petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 09:33 PM UTC
Excellent Lap Man. A great example of nice eye catching, but subtle weathering, and how it really makes a model stand out.
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2019 - 02:24 PM UTC
BTR-70 M1986 finished.





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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 09:42 PM UTC
My Progress


petbat
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 09:31 PM UTC
Looking very nice David, not long to go now. I hope your Dad is okay.

Hans, well it certainly looks used and abused. Pretty close rendition. Thanks for joining in.

Another running close the finish line Lap Man. You certainly can punch them out in the 11th hour
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 06:21 PM UTC
BTR-70 progress update.





Florre
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 12:40 AM UTC
Hi there everyone!

I'm happy - I finished this Bradley! It didn't always go as smoothly as I was hoping, but I got there in the end... Of course, as always, lots of room for improvement, but hey, I had fun and learned quite a bit

(Oh, and thanks to the people who suggested postimage.org for hosting pictures - such a breeze to use!!!!!)

The inspiration was this picture :



And this is the final result :







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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
just a quick update as my dad has just been admitted into hospital:

decals added and matt coated, i have also added the weathering but that was done after this picture was taken.

petbat
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 07:37 AM UTC
Started the FV 432 Bulldog on the weekend. Quite impressed with the fit on this and the well engineered bar armour.




The other bibs and Bobs cleaned up plus the neat track template for the link and length tracks that Takom supply.


One tip if you have one of these kits - you need to add one extra link into the idler end assembly than the instructions show. The section between the bottom run and the run running up to the idler needs 2 links not one.

Also, follow the track assembly sequence and DO NOT complete the full run completely around the template. Takom shows to add the bottom run off the template after the top section has dried and that is EXACTLY what you should do. Other wise, using the full template will result in you adding too many links and it will be too big.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC
Yes it is looking very nice David.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 10:56 PM UTC
well the US Army M113A2 is starting to shape, now its a case of adding all the fiddly bits and bobs. As you can see the tracks and wheels are on so it's coming along nicely.

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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 06:57 AM UTC
Jose: NIce work on the camo.

David: the stowage looks great. I like the varied shades.

Happy Modeling,
zon