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Unfinished Business 2018
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 10:28 AM UTC
A little work on the front and back of the upper hull on the Takom Merkava 1 this weekend:





I painted a strip of plastic sheet black and stuck it behind the exhaust to prevent see through. I painted the exhaust baffles first. We'll see how it turns out.



Michael
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 01:20 PM UTC

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I tried to upload two images but it failed and they are stuck in my upload queue. Cant do anything now...
I cant find a way to purge them - do you know how?
TJ



I think your image was too big. I just tried to upload a very big image and got an HTTP 500 error (Webpage could not be displayed) and now it seems I also have an 1 stuck in my upload queue. I will have to see if I can unload it from my queue.

Just in case, I will also try emailing Jim Starkwhether as I think getting the HTTP 500 error message should not happen.


Update:
The good news is, it doesn't matter if something is in your upload queue. You can upload an image of appropriate size (less than 3MB) and it doesn't matter if it thinks there is something in your queue.
Neo
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 03:36 AM UTC
10-4
Thanks Gary
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC
Another shelf queen limps across the finish line.
Nitto's 1/20 SF3D Prowler, probably a 10yr WIP. Found at 85% done when I went looking for stencils for ANOTHER stalled project..

Now it's posed in an old picture frame, on the Uschi Soviet Airfield concrete and I'm trying to work out what I like best for 'set dressing'

Photo 1

Option 2

three

or Version 4


Thoughts?
Mike
Neo
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 05:03 AM UTC
Version 4



Mike,

How about this one but with the boxes where the round things are?
Somebody always gotta say something different...
MLD
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 05:47 AM UTC

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Version 4
Mike,

How about this one but with the boxes where the round things are?
Somebody always gotta say something different...



Tom,
Thanks, I will give it a whirl later this evening.

The downside to the picture frame is that I have to work with a set amount of 'footprint' and there is a lot of dead space without the fiddly bits.
snodipous
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 05:51 AM UTC
I have made some more progress on the Chompbot. Many days of hand-painting paint chips have come to an end. Now I can do a gloss coat over the whole thing and start in with some panel line definition, water streaks, rust, vegetable gore, and other assorted mess with some oil paints. I'm waiting on delivery of some other materials (AK TrueMetal for the chompin' teeth, mainly) before I can start on some of the parts.

When that's done, I still have to build the diorama base (the one it's on now will be too small), build and paint some workshop tools, and sculpt/paint some evil vegetable carcasses. Lots to do, but I don't think it will take tooooo long.







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TopSmith
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:04 AM UTC
I finished brushing the hard edges. The red brown took 2 coats and the olive green took 5 coats. However, there are no brush marks with Life Color. I then sprayed in the field. I am still learning how to spray Life Color. It behaves differently than Tamiya or Model Master. My next step will be to touch up the paint overspray.

MLD
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC
Made a little progress on the Prowler and set dressing tonight.



Stowage case 1/20 from Value gear before two tone chips


and after


wombatq
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:59 PM UTC
Wow, after life got in the way of Workhorses and Crusader to Gazala, I'm going to have a place to sit down and finish the stuff I have in progress...hopefully.
TMoon
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Posted: Friday, August 31, 2018 - 01:03 PM UTC
Here are some inprocess photo of the Dorchester,







Tom
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:53 AM UTC
Some progress on the Takom Merkava Mk.1. Tracks on and hull halves together. Man, those tracks were a tight fit!



Unfortunately you kind of have to do it this way due to that small side flap at the front being molded to the top hull, thus making it impossible to fit the tracks after the hull halves are joined.

Turret coming up soon!

Michael
MLD
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC
Calling this one done as well.
It's an ancient shelf queen of a beast, not my finest work, but it's done, I'm happy with it. I'll bring it to Armorcon later this month.

The magnets in the feet and in the board behind the printed base are not strong enough and leave it a bit pigeon-toed. I'll pop them out and glue it to the base.



Now to polish off some more recently started armor for that show too. Something LESS than 10yrs on the go..
snodipous
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 09:11 AM UTC


I'm more or less done the Chompbot and its base. The only thing I have left to do is sculpt and paint some dead Evil Vegetables to put in a stack of bodies. I got the first round of sculpting done on the Evil Carrot last night, and discovered that I'm not much of a sculptor. I will try to refine the sculpt a bit with files and putty and hobby knives, and hopefully some careful painting will hide the remaining flaws.

The other 2 armatures will become an Evil Asparagus and and Evil Radish, if I don't give up in disgust after this first one.
snodipous
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Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 04:57 PM UTC
And here is the Chompbot. I still need to do some weathering on the chompers and finish the Evil Vegetable bodies, then take some proper photos. The finish line is in sight, though.





Northern_Lad
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC
Hello,

I couldn’t finish my second pz iv for the workhorses campaign by the deadline, so here I am. The first photo below shows the kit dry-fitted. In the pictures below that, you see it in pieces. The track and all the wheels will have to come off for painting. Happy days!







Cheers

Matthew
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC
Cameron-Loving your build. Looks great!
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 12:28 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I've finally decided what to build. This model is finished but I'd like to take it further.


I plan to add filters, tow cable, and decals. The decals will be for a KV-II that was captured during Operation Barbarossa. The decals come from Kagero's "Operation Barbarossa 1941" book. I love these books.

This model was one of my early attempts to use "modulation" painting techniques. I'm not satisfied so I've got my work cut out for me.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 02:52 PM UTC
Done
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MartinVidas - Revell 1/72 Boxer
MLD - Hobby Boss ZBD-090 AFV, Nitto 1/20 SF3D Prowler
Neo - AV/UGP (Base Hobbycraft BMP-1)
SGTJKJ - Dust Tactics Walker


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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
Blaubar
bm4247
BunkerBuster
CBacon84 - Tamiya 1/35 Panzer II
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 SdKfz 182 Kingtiger
d6mst0
dcandal
easyco69 - Dragon 1/35 Flakpanzer I w/ammo trailer
eMan
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
goofmuilwjk - Maquette 1/35 T-34 Model 1941
Hudson29 - Tamiya 1/35 Jeep
IronHide
Kanguroo - Eastern Express BRDM-1, ICM BM-21
Lakota - Tamiya 1/48 KV-II
Lawyer1 - Tiger I
LikesTanks - Trumpeter 1/35 Sd.Kfz. 7/2 (late)
LinusB
Makarovii- Tamiya KV-1c
McSheffer - Meng 1/35 Merkava III BAZ
MichaelSatin - Takom 1/35 Merkava Mk. 1
MikeM670 - Academy 1/35 Panzer IVH4
Mrclark7 - Meng German King Tiger
Neo - Paper Panzer E-5, Post Apocalyptic MRAP HMMWV, , Tamiya T-62-

>Iraqi Marder/Cuban Field Mods
NorthernLad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Tamiya 1/35 British Ambulance Rover 7
PeteDoc - Italeri 1/35 DUKW
retiredyank
RhinoSpit - Dragon 1/35 Magach 3
roman
RuloMxy
SKiernan
snodipous - Champbot
Soojet - Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. E
spongya
Tankerman
tinbanger
TMoon - AFV Club 1/35 Dorchester ACV
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
V1kt0r - Trumpeter TOS-1A, or Meng GAZ 23024 STS Tiger, or Meng PzH

2000
WarlsExpensive - Dragon Pz IV Ausf. C
yufkey70




vettejack
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Posted: Monday, September 24, 2018 - 01:05 AM UTC

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So many unfinished kits... So little time !

Contestant #1
Paper Panzer E-5 (my version)
Started before I moved so that's min. ten years on "The Shelf o Shame"
Vehicle 80%, Figures 60%, Dio Base 60%


Contestant #2
Post Apocalyptic MRAP Humvee
Started by my boys, nine-ten years ago, restarted by me in the MRAP style in 2014
Vehicle 90%, Figures 60%, Dio Base 0%


Contestant #3
BMP converted to AV / UGV
Started by me at least 12-15 years ago as just BMP (its the very old Hobby Craft Iraqi BMP-1 kit). This is its third resurrection.
Vehicle 50%, Figures N/A, Dio Base 0%


Contestant #4
Iraqi Marder / Cuban Field Mods
A yong one, only 2-3 years old...(its the very old Tamiya T62).
Vehicle 30%, Figures 100%, Dio Base 0%


Lots of option here, hard to choose...







Hey Tom...

that Cuban field mod...got photos??

I'm into self-punishment by not leaving a kit untouched by the modification monster...and this one looks right up my alley!
MLD
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Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:54 PM UTC
Took both of my entries here to Armorcon this weekend and did all right.

I still have not had a chance to go over the judges sheets, but the ZSD90 got a bronze in Modern Armor and the Prowler got a silver in Sci-fi.


Neo
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC

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Hey Tom...

that Cuban field mod...got photos??

I'm into self-punishment by not leaving a kit untouched by the modification monster...and this one looks right up my alley!





I also suffer this same affliction...
I kind of like what they done.
Enjoy !

https://defence-blog.com/army/photo-military-vehicles-of-cuban-revolutionary-armed-forces.html

Neo
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 01:41 AM UTC
Mike,

Nice - Congrats !
Northern_Lad
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 11:13 AM UTC
Hello!

Tamiya panzer iv D is primed…



and the wheels…



Cheers

Matthew

PS Gary, you have it down as a Dragon. It's Tamiya (with lots of AM)