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The Workhorses Campaign
m4sherman
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Arizona, United States
Joined: January 18, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 08:29 AM UTC

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Never the less, Dad loved the cue and the story, and although the table is long gone, he still has the cue.



I had a pool table in my room many years ago, I think I was 13 or 14. Barely had enough room to play, so we used cut down cues! My brother left it behind when he moved out. The poor thing got dismantled when my Mom got tired of it.

Great progress on the builds here. I might have to get one of those PZ IV D's.
Northern_Lad
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United Kingdom
Joined: September 17, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 11:10 PM UTC
@ Bill, your Italeri panzer iv looks very nice. The paint job is spot on. Will you do it as F1 or F2?

I have added a couple of crewmen to my Italeri panzer iv F2… They’re a work a in progress. Will add apoxie sculpt to the arms shortly, and maybe headsets around their knecks…







Cheers

Matthew

hetzer44
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Maryland, United States
Joined: December 21, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 02:56 PM UTC
I'm starting another Panzer IV for this campaign.

27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC
Still needs much detail painting, weathering and the like. Some tools still need to be attached as well. Can see the light at the end of the tunnel on this one.







hetzer44
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 05:00 PM UTC
Very nice Chris.
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
Joined: August 28, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Chris,

Sweet looking Sherman.

Mark
Bluestab
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 03, 2009
KitMaker: 2,128 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC
It seems like I've been saying this alot this year...but I'm back with an overdue update on my Academy M4a3 (76)W.

When we last left off, I had added the winter camo. The white was too bright so I worked to tone it down and blend it with the Olive Drab.
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So now the push to finish. I added stowage to the rear deck. I took styrofoam cubes, cut them to desired shape, and covered them with tissue and PVA glue tarps. Added tow cable, .50cal, and the usual Jerry cans and rations box to the rear stowage shelf.
The kit comes with a decent sprue of accessories. But the spare tracks lengths are the steel cleat type and offers the rear link racks with the solid smooth rubber blocks. The tracks are rubber chevron links with the duckbill extensions. The inspiration picture shows the rear link racks so I used the kit's and added the chevron using strip styrene.
Antenna is stretched sprue. Spare roadwheels came with the kit.
It got several washes...heavy on the weld lines to draw out the detail. And like the vehicle that inspired it, no decals were used for markings.
The plan was to add a crew so the hatches were posed open. Unfortunately, I was a man down so that will have to wait.
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So she's done.

The kit isn't bad but it isn't amazing either. There's some really nice touches to this kit. And, it was a relatively fun build. Academy does tend to come up short on some of their kits...like the wrong spare tracks or offering the markings/scheme for a vehicle with the early round loader's hatch for a kit with the later oval hatch. And there's no cleaning rod. All of these are relatively easy to fix.

Thanks for the campaign and nice work guys. Ive enjoyed watching your builds and will enjoy seeing them finished up.
d6mst0
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Alex,

Nice finish, she looks like she has traveled a few miles. Like how you did the storage, the tied downs don't look over size as I seen in other builds.

Mark
27-1025
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 07:02 PM UTC
Alex, nice work on the Sherman. The crew applied white wash really looks the part.
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
Joined: May 07, 2006
KitMaker: 402 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 07:47 PM UTC
Alex,
It looks nice on the M4.

Time to making the base. Slow and slow.


Seeing the guide sheet, my M4A1 belongs the U.S. 603rd Light Tank Company, Manus Island, Papua New Guinea. So I make the coconut trees.


They're mainly made from the crepe paper.


Regards,
K.
Soojet
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Ohio, United States
Joined: March 22, 2018
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 06:35 AM UTC
Some work in progress pics of the Panzer IV asuf D. Plus a bonus beer pic.

I still haven't decided how to do the exhaust and fuel tank yet.




petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 08:20 AM UTC
Some more great work going on.... and a nice Dio in the making!

Matt, just an observation, the fire extinguishers on early Panzers were Dunkelgrau the same as the vehicle. Yours seems to be gun metal?

This might give you the idea

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JMartine
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: October 18, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 07:25 PM UTC
Greetings - Have not build anything in awhile, and an armor newbie... hope that is ok

This is the Dragon Pz.IV Ausf.A (Up-Armored) (kit # 6816); not a great kit according to reviews but will fit the bill. First try at these types of tracks. Will build OOB.





PS - having some issues posting pics, troubleshooting at the moment...
Soojet
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Ohio, United States
Joined: March 22, 2018
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Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 07:27 PM UTC

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Some more great work going on.... and a nice Dio in the making!

Matt, just an observation, the fire extinguishers on early Panzers were Dunkelgrau the same as the vehicle. Yours seems to be gun metal?

This might give you the idea




I was not aware. Thanks for the pic, I'll update the fire extinguisher when I get a chance. I wasn't exactly sure to start with, I just kind of guessed with Vallejo gunmetal.
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 02:33 AM UTC
OK, time to get going. Probably past time.

My pick for this campaign is the Asuka 1/35 Sherman Firefly IC:





The small decal sheet you see in the above picture is from the old Dragon IC. Why? Because I want to do a Canadian tank rather than a British one and the kit doesn't have Canadian markings. Why a Canadian one? Well, here's the ultimate plan:



See how neat that is? Every allied army gets a Sherman and each of the major marks of Sherman is represented. Cool, eh? Now getting them all done...

Well, gotta start somewhere, so I'm starting with the M4/Sherman Mk I. We'll see!

Michael
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 02:37 AM UTC
Everyone,

I would like to pull my current entry Dragon #6447 "El Alamein" Sherman and replace it with Dragon #6354 Sherman M4A3 105mm HVSS kit. I had a bench accident effecting the El Alamein kit which is why I am asking to make the change.

Here are a few images of the new entry.





Mark
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 269 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:33 PM UTC
Slowly moving ahead:



I had to switch from "Hellcat" to "Goldie" markings, because I messed up left hand side full size fenders. Goldie doesn't have those, but unfortunately I had already disposed correct drive sprockets for Goldie so I'll have to use what I have. Anyway easy build so far.
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:23 AM UTC
Pasi,

Nice decal work. Your build is coming along nicely.

Mark
Wulfen
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Oregon, United States
Joined: November 24, 2008
KitMaker: 53 posts
Armorama: 52 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
Looks like I'm late to the party!

Here is my entry:


Hope it turns out half as well as some of the others in this campaign.

panzerman1
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Maryland, United States
Joined: September 30, 2010
KitMaker: 378 posts
Armorama: 239 posts
Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 04:40 AM UTC
ONGOING BUILDS:
Mr. K, Awesomeness! It's great seeing a camouflaged Sherman tank. Fantastic work too on the jungle base work.
Nigel, Great job on your Russian Sherman. Love the big numbers on the turret.
Randall, Very nice work detailing the exterior of the T-34. "Otleachnaya Robota!"
Matthew, Your Panzer IV/F2 looks fantastic with all that P.E. detailing.
Shawn, The "Bomb" Sherman turned out great. Lucky crew to make it from D-day till the end intact.
Chris, Your British Sherman tank is progressing nicely. The stowage and decals look good.
Alex, Wonderful job on your snow camouflaged Sherman. Weathering looks very realistic.
Matt, Fine work on your Panzer IV/D. I like the paintwork.
Pasi, Nice looking early war Sherman. I like that strange marking on the barrel.
STARTED BUILDS:
Chuck, Good choice with the Panzer IV F(G). Good luck.
Michael, Enjoy the project on either the Firefly or Mk.1 Sherman.
Mark, Sorry you had to switch builds. The 105mm armed Sherman looks cool.
James, Can't go wrong with a classic Tamiya kit like the T-34. Have fun on it.
JMart, It's nice to see a Panzer IV Ausf. A being built.
panzerman1
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 04:53 AM UTC
Update #3 on my Italeri Panzer IV F1.

Added wire cable details to the headlights.

Joined the upper hull to the lower. The fit wasn't that great, so putty work was required.

Started work on the Panzer's crewmen. The MiniArt set is pretty good. There are some minor fit issues. The biggest flaw is the mold lines running down the center of the figures' faces. Why!!!!!

The awesome poses more than make up for the kit's deficiencies.

Good luck everyone on their projects.
Bill
d6mst0
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 01, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
William,

Nice progress on your Panzer IV. I have a question, is the MG suppose to stick that far out of the ball mount? It seems a little long to me.

Mark