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Tiger_213
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 09:29 AM GMT
Right, I've had a bit of an accident today. My car ended up up-side-down in a field. I'm fine but I'll be dropping all campaigns. I'll also need to find someone to take over my 'Replacement!' campaign.

I'll still pop in on a couple campaigns but as far as I know right now I haven't got money to be spending on plastic tanks.
Arizonakid
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Posted: Monday, December 17, 2012 - 10:25 AM GMT

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One issue I have is because of the working suspension, the front wheels are riding high. Anyone else encounter this problem and have a solution. I'm thinking of taking a trick from plane builders and gluing 2-3 ounces of fishing sinkers in the transmission.

Thanks for looking

Jeff



Hi Jeff:

That is a great looking Sherman III you have going there. The paint job is really nice with the weathering you have going on with it. And as far as your dilema with the working suspension riding up at the ends, you could either remove the tracks and either use cyano glue or epoxy from the backside to set it down where it belongs. Unfortunately there is an easier fix for this common problem with the Tasca Shermans, but it needs to be done during the construction. It involves simply replacing the little foam rubber blocks with equal sized bits of solid styrene (or anything really) cut to size and glued inplace of the foam blocks to keep the suspension from flexing when the tracks are put on.

Gary
strongarden
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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 12:26 PM GMT
Hello All

Been waay too long since I posted, but alot of really nice builds here...

Went back thru to catch up, congrats Jesse on your show results. Beautiful work.

Gary, I appreciate your step by step pics in painting your Sherman, that finish nailed it.

Guys: Richard - Irving - Tom - Sal -Thanks for the helpful feedback re the AM Panther G/A tracks.

All really nice builds goin' here - Jeff - Nathan - Ian.
Christopher Sorry bout your mishap, good news your OK tho.

Still a new-B, I joined too many campaigns. I've had to un-enlist the end of Dec campaigns but will be contributing here my efforts - 12th SS Panther A w/ some figs.

Thanks Guys

sorry --->

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 12:01 AM GMT
Hi

I've started my Cromwell Mk IV, it will be outfitted with wading trunks from the 7th armoured division when they came ashore on June the 7th. the tanks name is "satan's chariot" 5th RTR, 7th armoured division D Day +1.
patton76
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 03:41 AM GMT
Help Irvin,

Looking forward to your Cromwell!

@everyone: my best wishes for 2013 and may almost all of your dreams come trough, not all, so you have something left for 2014!

We're halfway in the campaign with already some really great models, now were gonna in a straight line to dday, so I'm really excited to see what will come up in the next six months!

Dave
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 05:19 AM GMT
Hi Guys,

The Campaign is picking up pace, excellent work folks.

Keith are you sure the Crocodile landed within the time frame? I can't remember now when they beached.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 10:49 PM GMT
Hi folks,

Given the time period left I think I might just be able to do the Churchill AVRE Mk III with deep wading and a fascine. I'll see how I get on.

The vehicles were used across both Sword, Gold and Juno. I'll go for one supporting the Canadians:

3 Troop (BLUE Gap, NAN RED Sector), D-Day casualties were zero:
LCT (Serial 1413) 1 Flail (B, 22nd Dragoons), 1 AVRE, 1 AVRE (Bobbin), 1 D7 Bulldozer, Lieutenant Gloyn
LCT (Serial 1413a) 2 ARV (Beach Recovery Section), 1 Flail (B, 22nd Dragoons), 1 D7 Bulldozer, Major Wiltshire

4 Troop (GREEN Gap, NAN RED Sector), D-Day casualties were 1 Officer KIA and 1 Officer & 3 OR WIA:
LCT (Serial 1414) 2 Flail (B, 22nd Dragoons), 2 AVRE, Lieutenants Hornby (80th Squadron, KIA) and Burbridge (22nd Dragoons)
LCT (Serial 1415) 1 Flail (B, 22nd Dragoons), 1 AVRE (Bobbin), 1 AVRE (Fascine),
1 AVRE (Assault Bridge), Captain Bellingham-Smith (WIA)
Attached to XXX Corps:




Cheers

Al
beefy66
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 03:10 AM GMT
Hi Alan according to Wikapedia so bare with me the 79th armoured division used the Crocodile together with the Churchill AVRE as combined units of attack on the bunkers used to protect the beaches along with other Funnies used to aid the clearing of beaches within the first few days of the landings starting. Please if anybody has other information to correct this feel free to let me know but this is what info I came up with so far. All the best for the New Year to everyone
AlanL
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 03:44 AM GMT
Hi Keith,

I had a look in the Funnies by GW Fuller and it doesn't mention their use on D Day rather that 141st Regt Royal Armoured Corps (The Buffs) were the first Crocodile Unit to come under Command of 79th Amroured Division and joined the Division in October 1944 after the landings.

I am not sure if they were actually deployed on D Day, I remember this came up a while ago but I can't remember what the outcome was.

I'll see if I can dig up any other data.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 04:03 AM GMT
Hi Keith,

Here's a thread on ML that would seem to confirm they were some around on D Day.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47208/thread/1241297910/Churchill+AVRE%27s%2C+Ploughs+and+Crocodiles+on+D-Day

Seem to have been part of 30th Armd Bde and attached to units as necessary?

Hope that helps and apologies if I caused you any panic.

A Deep Wading Croc would be nice.

Cheers

Al
beefy66
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 11:55 PM GMT
Hi Alan thanks for the link the Croc would look good with the wading gear fitted will have to see Stu from Scotia models for a set next time i see him hopefully at Huddersfield next month so can add them on then. Again thanks for the help
Keith
steph2102
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 01:09 AM GMT
hello, here is my progress
steph



patton76
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 02:19 AM GMT
Nice build Steph! Up to the next parts!

Dave
thewrongguy
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 - 11:26 AM GMT
Nice work by everyone so far. Those Tamiya Centaurs/Cromwells are little gems.

Cheers

Jeff
Shuftie
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Posted: Friday, January 25, 2013 - 10:21 PM GMT
Hi All

I am joining the Tamiya Centaur brigade.

I was planning on doing an M7 Priest but could not find enough information on the markings for those landed on the big day.



patton76
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 09:34 AM GMT
Good luck Stephen, it's a nice kit.

Are you planning any extras?

Dave
Shuftie
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 01:06 PM GMT

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Good luck Stephen, it's a nice kit.

Are you planning any extras?

Dave



Hi Dave

No this will be straight out of the box.

Stephen
thewrongguy
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 04:22 PM GMT
Here is my finished Tasca Sherman III, built as a tank from the Canadian 1st Hussars.






I'm pretty happy with it. I just picked up the AK Interactive "Dust" weathering magazine and think I overdid it with the pigments on the horozontal surfaces. I think I may try to remove some.

I'm also building a small diorama to place it in. It's a miniart vacuform building. I'm currently building a roof for it out of wood. I need to clutter it up a lot more and find a figure(s) that suits it a bit better.




Been a blast of a campaign. Keep up the great work all around.

Cheers

Jeff
Shuftie
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 05:13 PM GMT
Great looking Sherman Jeff. The building will look good with a bit of debris around it.

Just finished washing the parts for my Centaur in warm water and dishwashing detergent. Gathering together all the other bits and pieces, paints etc and should have a start this afternoon.
Tiger_213
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 05:28 PM GMT
Looks really good Jeff. Looking forward to seeing the figures and debris as it's sort of plain right now.
patton76
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:22 AM GMT
Fabulous work on the Sherman Jeff!

I really like it!

Dave
Shermania
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 08:31 AM GMT
Fellas, thinking about enlisting, I am pretty new to this site, but I've been posting on the Sherman only campaign. Always a good excuse to build another Sherman. Anyway here is the photo I want to replicate. She belonged to 2nd AD so must've landed on the 9th of June. I have the Tasca mid production which even has the markings for this tank. I want to build her like she looks in the photo which most certainly was taken after the 9nth. I read the rules and I believe that would be within campaign parameters. I'm really getting into wrecks, this one is not really a wreck, but the no track look appeals to me. Would I have to build her the way she came of the LST or would this look be okay? I'm game either way, but prefer the repair yard look.
patton76
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 - 10:33 AM GMT
Hello Pedro,

You can build her the way she looks on the picture if this is what you want.

Good luck!

Dave
Shermania
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 02:00 PM GMT

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Hello Pedro,

You can build her the way she looks on the picture if this is what you want.

Good luck!

Dave



Dave thanks for letting me take part. Just started her today. Here are some pics of the tank in the box and a little progress so far.

Shermania
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - 02:02 PM GMT
These Tascas are unreal, this thing is just flying together, everything fits like a glove, WOW!