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Unfinished Business 2018
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 89 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2018 - 12:06 AM UTC
Hey Mates,

here are pictures of my two year old shelf queen





Still a lot to do. Hope I get it finished this year.

Regards

Chris
WarIsExpensive
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 04, 2017
KitMaker: 12 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, February 05, 2018 - 07:06 PM UTC
Minor update : added the jack blocks and ladder on the side of the panzer IV.
I have very little experience with PE... man isn't it fiddly! But I quite like the results.
Enjoy
20180206_113014 by war_is_expensive
20180206_133701 by war_is_expensive
MikeM670
#020
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Illinois, United States
Joined: December 28, 2006
KitMaker: 278 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Friday, February 09, 2018 - 07:11 AM UTC
Here is my candidate for unfinished business. Academy Panzer IV H4. A terrible kit that I had put away due to frustration several years ago. I know that parts are now missing so I have decided to try my hand at turning it into a destroyed panzer which should Hide some of the missing parts. For some reason its sideways.

MikeM670
#020
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Illinois, United States
Joined: December 28, 2006
KitMaker: 278 posts
AeroScale: 18 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 07:39 AM UTC
Some work on shell damage and additional parts added.

Mrclark7
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 04, 2017
KitMaker: 343 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 12:56 PM UTC
Ive got this one sitting around for awhile. I think I can get it done buy the end of the month. Going to go for a burned/destroyed look maybe.

PeteDoc
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 10, 2012
KitMaker: 148 posts
AeroScale: 20 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 05:32 PM UTC
Camo done. Wasn't too happy with my first attempt with silly putty masking as it left horrible residue marks - still visible on the port bow deck. It's a bit ropey in places, but I intend to fade/weather/dust quite heavily so I hope it all blends in ok. Still have the unanswered question that I've asked a couple of times as to national insignia (or lack thereof) on vehicles used on Iwo Jima?

McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
Joined: July 11, 2013
KitMaker: 89 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 11:40 PM UTC
Hey mates,

I've started with the anti-skid. Half is done.





Regards

Chris
GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,384 posts
AeroScale: 128 posts
Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 03:10 AM UTC
Making good progress, guys! Just noticed that we now have a campaign ribbon!

AmTrac1833 - Italeri 1/35 LVT4 -> LVT4 (Unarmored Cab)
Anmoga
aralviar - AFV Club Achilles Mk 1c
Blades48mrd
bm4247
d6mst0
dcandal
easyco69 - Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer I w/ammo trailer
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 M5A1 Stuart
goofmuilwjk - Maquette 1/35 T-34 Model 1941
IronHide
Kanguroo
Klaus-Adler
Lakota
Lawyer1 - Tiger I
LikesTanks
McSheffer - Meng 1/35 Merkava III BAZ
MikeM670 - Academy 1/35 Panzer IVH4
MLD
Mrclark7 - Meng German King Tiger
Neo - Paper Panzer E-5, Post Apocalyptic MRAP HMMWV, Hobbbycraft BMP->AV/UGP, Tamiya T-62->Iraqi Marder/Cuban Field Mods
North4003
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya 1/35 British Ambulance Rover 7
PeteDoc - Italeri 1/35 DUKW
retiredyank
roman
SGTJKJ - Dust Tactics Walker
SKiernan
spongya
Tankerman
TMoon
V1kt0r - Trumpeter TOS-1A, or Meng GAZ 23024 STS Tiger, or Meng PzH 2000
WarlsExpensive - Dragon Pz IV Ausf. C
yufkey70



WarIsExpensive
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 04, 2017
KitMaker: 12 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 09:07 PM UTC
A bit of progress :
Front fenders, exhausts and antenna housing are on, as well as all the tools on the left hand side of the panzer IV.
There will be more tools in the next update and there might also be some tracks
20180218_150042 by war_is_expensive
20180218_150109 by war_is_expensive
20180304_152810 by war_is_expensive
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,296 posts
AeroScale: 385 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 02:33 AM UTC
I'm in with a Hobby Boss Chinese APC/IFV.
Fun little build and the most hassle free build I've had in a long while.
The tracks just click together and honestly I couldn't tell you why I didn't already polish this one off.
As it stands now.


GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,384 posts
AeroScale: 128 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 05:33 AM UTC
AmTrac1833 - Italeri 1/35 LVT4 -> LVT4 (Unarmored Cab)
Anmoga
aralviar - AFV Club Achilles Mk 1c
Blades48mrd
bm4247
d6mst0
dcandal
easyco69 - Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer I w/ammo trailer
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 M5A1 Stuart
goofmuilwjk - Maquette 1/35 T-34 Model 1941
IronHide
Kanguroo
Klaus-Adler
Lakota
Lawyer1 - Tiger I
LikesTanks
McSheffer - Meng 1/35 Merkava III BAZ
MikeM670 - Academy 1/35 Panzer IVH4
MLD - Hobby Boss ZBD-090 AFV
Mrclark7 - Meng German King Tiger
Neo - Paper Panzer E-5, Post Apocalyptic MRAP HMMWV, Hobbbycraft BMP-

>AV/UGP, Tamiya T-62->Iraqi Marder/Cuban Field Mods
North4003
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya 1/35 British Ambulance Rover 7
PeteDoc - Italeri 1/35 DUKW
retiredyank
roman
SGTJKJ - Dust Tactics Walker
SKiernan
spongya
Tankerman
TMoon
V1kt0r - Trumpeter TOS-1A, or Meng GAZ 23024 STS Tiger, or Meng PzH

2000
WarlsExpensive - Dragon Pz IV Ausf. C
yufkey70
27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
KitMaker: 978 posts
AeroScale: 30 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - 06:32 AM UTC
In with my British Airborne Jeep from the recently closed Jeeps campaign.



goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 19, 2013
KitMaker: 179 posts
AeroScale: 34 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2018 - 01:04 AM UTC
Nice to see the jeep again
MLD
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,296 posts
AeroScale: 385 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 12:15 AM UTC
Up and on her tracks, now for a little snow day bench time..
Stay tuned..

MLD
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,296 posts
AeroScale: 385 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 03:15 AM UTC




But I am STILL having trouble with the gallery...

"This page isn’t working
gallery3.kitmaker.net is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500"

anyone else?
GaryKato
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,384 posts
AeroScale: 128 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
I just uploaded an image successfully.

Congratulations on being the first to finish!
MLD
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,296 posts
AeroScale: 385 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 04:50 AM UTC
Victory!
Not sure why uploading one picture works when two does not, but go figure.
THey're in.
GaryKato
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,384 posts
AeroScale: 128 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - 05:08 PM UTC
Done
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MLD - Hobby Boss ZBD-090 AFV


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27-1025- Bronco 1/35 Airborne Jeep
AmTrac1833 - Italeri 1/35 LVT4 -> LVT4 (Unarmored Cab)
Anmoga
aralviar - AFV Club Achilles Mk 1c
Blades48mrd
bm4247
d6mst0
dcandal
easyco69 - Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer I w/ammo trailer
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 M5A1 Stuart
goofmuilwjk - Maquette 1/35 T-34 Model 1941
IronHide
Kanguroo
Klaus-Adler
Lakota
Lawyer1 - Tiger I
LikesTanks
McSheffer - Meng 1/35 Merkava III BAZ
MikeM670 - Academy 1/35 Panzer IVH4
Mrclark7 - Meng German King Tiger
Neo - Paper Panzer E-5, Post Apocalyptic MRAP HMMWV, Hobbbycraft BMP-

>AV/UGP, Tamiya T-62->Iraqi Marder/Cuban Field Mods
North4003
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya 1/35 British Ambulance Rover 7
PeteDoc - Italeri 1/35 DUKW
retiredyank
roman
SGTJKJ - Dust Tactics Walker
SKiernan
spongya
Tankerman
TMoon
V1kt0r - Trumpeter TOS-1A, or Meng GAZ 23024 STS Tiger, or Meng PzH

2000
WarlsExpensive - Dragon Pz IV Ausf. C
yufkey70


MLD
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,296 posts
AeroScale: 385 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 01:57 AM UTC
next up off the shelf of shame..
15+yr shelf queen, Academy Merkava II.
MLD
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,296 posts
AeroScale: 385 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 06:46 AM UTC
An overspray of the too light Ammo Mig IDF grey 73
( but I am going to dust and grime the hell out of this one), some gloss later, up on her tracks and started the weathering.
Some Ammo by Mig wash for Dk yellow, a quick blast of hairdryer, and wiped clean.

This thing has been a shelf queen for so long, gently wiping the wash away launched a periscope cover off to the carpet monster dimension...

With the sloppy wash


Wiped with a makeup sponge
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,296 posts
AeroScale: 385 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 04:50 PM UTC
I was not expecting very good results when ancient thick Academy decals met riveted skirts, but damn.. Micro Sol does it's job.
I did trim them within an inch of their lives, but the settling over the rivets was a surprise.

d6mst0
#453
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
KitMaker: 831 posts
AeroScale: 5 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 04:59 PM UTC
Mike,

Nice work with the decal, Micro-Sol is my friend. Used it a lot when putting decals on Panzer I & IIs turrets and hulls. With them being so small there are hardly any flat surfaces.

Again nice work.

Mark
MLD
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Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,296 posts
AeroScale: 385 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 05:09 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Mike,

Nice work with the decal, Micro-Sol is my friend. Used it a lot when putting decals on Panzer I & IIs turrets and hulls. With them being so small there are hardly any flat surfaces.

Again nice work.


Mark,
Thanks I might get to the other side tonight if I get these report cards done.
I've seen the Tamiya compass marking decals on that WWII Brit tank turret (spacing the name now..) and thought, 'There is NO way I could get them to snug down like that', but maybe it is doable.
These Academy decals have HUGE carrier film around them, but as I said, I am pleasantly surprised how well they conformed. Might make me rethink using for decals some tank numbers and markings over zimmerit..
Nito74
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
ARMORAMA
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 04, 2008
KitMaker: 5,300 posts
AeroScale: 613 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 05:31 PM UTC
I'll be joining with either a AFV Club M1130 Stryker or a Tristar Panzer IV B.

M1130:
- Need to work on the rear doors, detail on the front and top, weapons and wheels... all this before Primer & Paint.

Panzer IV B:
- Turret is done.
- Wheels are painted, suspension needs to be finished and all the hull details.

I will post some photos soon.

GaryKato
_VISITCOMMUNITY
California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,384 posts
AeroScale: 128 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 06:38 PM UTC
Done
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MLD - Hobby Boss ZBD-090 AFV


--------
27-1025- Bronco 1/35 Airborne Jeep
AmTrac1833 - Italeri 1/35 LVT4 -> LVT4 (Unarmored Cab)
Anmoga
aralviar - AFV Club Achilles Mk 1c
Blades48mrd
bm4247
d6mst0
dcandal
easyco69 - Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer I w/ammo trailer
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 M5A1 Stuart
goofmuilwjk - Maquette 1/35 T-34 Model 1941
IronHide
Kanguroo
Klaus-Adler
Lakota
Lawyer1 - Tiger I
LikesTanks
McSheffer - Meng 1/35 Merkava III BAZ
MikeM670 - Academy 1/35 Panzer IVH4
Mrclark7 - Meng German King Tiger
Neo - Paper Panzer E-5, Post Apocalyptic MRAP HMMWV, Hobbbycraft BMP->AV/UGP, Tamiya T-62->Iraqi Marder/Cuban Field Mods
Nito74 - AFV Club M1130 or Tristar Pz IVB
North4003
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya 1/35 British Ambulance Rover 7
PeteDoc - Italeri 1/35 DUKW
retiredyank
roman
SGTJKJ - Dust Tactics Walker
SKiernan
spongya
Tankerman
TMoon
V1kt0r - Trumpeter TOS-1A, or Meng GAZ 23024 STS Tiger, or Meng PzH 2000
WarlsExpensive - Dragon Pz IV Ausf. C
yufkey70