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Unfinished Business 2019
GaryKato
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 10:55 PM UTC
Armorama subjects only. Any unfinished kit applies. Any scale.

I have plenty of these and I know some of you as well.

Runs through all of 2019.

I will continue with my Kettenkrad if I don't finish in 2018, otherwise I might try to finish something bigger like an M1 Abrams, M247 Sgt. York, or Merkava 1 (all Tamiya).
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 11:04 PM UTC
Well of course I am in.
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 11:05 PM UTC
I'm in with the unfinished Tamiya panzer iv D, and maybe a few more

Cheers

Matthew
LikesTanks
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 12:24 AM UTC
I may get the SD.kfz.7/2 done in the next week, but it'll probably end up in this campaign, so put me on the list of shame.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 12:50 AM UTC
I'm in. I have an M3 Grant that has been in the works for I'm not even sure how many years now. Maybe this is the year...

Lakota
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 03:40 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I'm in. I'll continue my Tamiya 1/48 KV-II, I've been trying to get gloss coated this week. I'll probably put the decals on and then put it aside until after the New Year.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
McScheffer
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 04:43 AM UTC
I'm in. I hope to finish the Merkava next year. And maybe another one of my unfinished models.

Regards
Chris
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#013
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: June 20, 2008
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 04:22 AM UTC
So many shelf queens to pick from! I'm sure at least one might get finished in '19, so I'm bound for your modelling "naughty list!...
Charlie-66
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 04:53 AM UTC
I'm in
Martinvidas
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC
I'm in too, enough to finish.
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 11:07 AM UTC
I think we have enough. I will submit the proposal.
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 11:40 AM UTC
Fellas, enlist HERE !!!!

And a happy new year everyone !!
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 12:04 PM UTC
First !!!
Bwahahah... all the shelf queens tremble in my sight!!! Bwhahahaha...

Ok, I'm better now...
No, not really...
LiquorRanch
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC
Think I'll hop in with a Tamiya Jagdtiger to start. Got a few others kicking around as well.
BunkerBuster
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 06:55 AM UTC
I have two M1A1 builds that have been shelf queens for some time. One Tamiya and one Trumpeter. Both are absolute turd kits by today's standards. The Tamiya build was started back in Summer 1993 (before going off to college). I found the 95% complete model in my parents basement packed away because it was missing a few parts. The Trumpeter kit was started in 2003 when it was once considered the best starting point for a modern Abrams kit. I'll probably do the Trumpeter for UFB 2019. I did a ton of work on the two kits this past fall in anticipation of an Abrams binge build blog here on Armorama. I really enjoy resurrecting half finished builds from years past.



Tamiya:


Trumpeter:

PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 11:11 AM UTC
Ok, in with the old Tamiya Panther A plus Eduard PE. Kinda feels like a school detention club for serial non-finishing offenders!
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 12:48 PM UTC
I think I have a couple to choose from...


Latest passing fancy.. 15+yr shelf queen, DML Early Jagdpanther w Cavalier Zimmerit, Aber fenders and a Elefant turned barrel.




Who knows if this one will keep my attention or if another contender will rise to the top of the pile...
Lakota
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Mike, looks like it will build into a cool model. I hope you finish it.
Take care
Don "Lakota"
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 01:20 PM UTC
Have a few to choose from, but decide on this



Italeri 1/9 scale WW2 Harley
MLD
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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 - 12:39 PM UTC
treading that fine line between madness and laziness again. I'm NOT using those three-part Aber tool clamps and carving the molded on clamps off the kit parts, but I will add the pe 'handle' at the end.

The time I saved on that, I spent on the 8 part milti-fold fire extinguisher bracket. That one I am leaving empty.



Done for tonight, time for a beer!
Namabiiru
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 12:19 AM UTC
@Ken,
what did you use for the anti-skid on the Tamiya Abrams?

BunkerBuster
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 01:43 AM UTC

Quoted Text

@Ken,
what did you use for the anti-skid on the Tamiya Abrams?




Rust-Oleam Terra-Cotta Spray paint. You can get it at most hardware stores or Amazon:
https://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/american-accents/terra-cotta-spray/

The texture is perfectly to scale. Two light misting coats should do the trick. The old Tamiya kit probably isn't worth the effort, but It was a great chance to experiment with the process and it worked flawlessly. Shout out to Gino for the suggestion in some older threads.


GaryKato
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
The campaign so far..

Done
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Enlisted
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165thspc
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
IronHide
Lakota - Tamiya 1/48 KV-II
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
MLD - Dragon Jagdpanther
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
Namabiiru
#399
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 02:22 AM UTC
Gary,
With your permission I'd like to switch my entry to a 1/537 scale USS Enterprise I started on last Summer for a friend of mine.

It's a horrible kit and I can't wait to be done with it. It claims to be snap-together--yeah, right--and it was designed for display as a cut away. Nothing fits the way it should, and so far I've spent hours trimming, filling, sanding, re-trimming, re-filling, re-sanding....

GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 05:00 AM UTC
I'm afraid this is an Armorama only campaign. Hopefully we can get more people on ModelGeek to make a "ModelGeek Unfinished" campaign.