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Unfinished Business 2019
BunkerBuster
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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 02:16 PM UTC
Finally ready for decals and weathering. Decided to use the "Bushpig Bandits" markings from Echelon. Not looking bad for being the original release trumpy kit. I've prepped a ton of stowage, but I'm not sure if I'm really going to put it all on there. What should have been a casual build, has turned into a much bigger project. I would guess I will have about 55 hours into by the time I'm done. Only 16 years in the making.

MLD
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 08:11 AM UTC

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At least you guys are making progress. I haven't done a lick of work for my campaign entry. I really haven't done much modeling at all this year despite entering a bunch of campaigns.



Make the time, it's worth it. I've backed out of several campaigns because I'm not feeling those subjects right now. I would love to be retired so I could spend much more time on modeling, but I need to put in another 10 years.

The fact I'm actually finishing builds is a minor miracle. I've got 35+ in-work builds spanning ~25 years on the "shelves of shame". It's taken a ton of mental energy to not start more builds this year. My Abrams will be the 4th build I complete this year. I've got another 5 or 6 builds that are completely painted and ready for weathering. Ultimate goal this year is to burn down my unfinished business by 24 builds.

Procrastination from AMS/build anxiety is what caused me to leave this hobby back in 2004. Not going to let that happen again.



Other than leaving the hobby, you're describing me as well. Lots of AMS, lots of reference image hunting, aftermarket scrounging, and shiny new thing chasing later,many of those must have/must build projects languish.
These campaigns are a godsend for me, knocking off old shelf queens. My best was three (??) for last year's campaign.
I've taken to bringing them to Armorcon for the last 4-5 years (I've lost track) and putting them on the tables as well.

Currently knocking off a barely started helo for the Helicopter campaign before getting back to the Jagdpanther.

Mike
Charlie-66
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 03:55 AM UTC

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At least you guys are making progress. I haven't done a lick of work for my campaign entry. I really haven't done much modeling at all this year despite entering a bunch of campaigns.



Make the time, it's worth it. I've backed out of several campaigns because I'm not feeling those subjects right now. I would love to be retired so I could spend much more time on modeling, but I need to put in another 10 years.

The fact I'm actually finishing builds is a minor miracle. I've got 35+ in-work builds spanning ~25 years on the "shelves of shame". It's taken a ton of mental energy to not start more builds this year. My Abrams will be the 4th build I complete this year. I've got another 5 or 6 builds that are completely painted and ready for weathering. Ultimate goal this year is to burn down my unfinished business by 24 builds.

Procrastination from AMS/build anxiety is what caused me to leave this hobby back in 2004. Not going to let that happen again.



I used to get obsessive about my builds. Now I do everything OOTB with only minor addons. Now I finish projects where before the obsessiveness was taking the fun out of building.
Bluestab
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 07:11 AM UTC
I'm in but I'm not sure what I'll post here. I have quite a few unfinished builds I plan on knocking out this year. Some just need paint, others need a lot more.
BunkerBuster
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 01:17 AM UTC

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At least you guys are making progress. I haven't done a lick of work for my campaign entry. I really haven't done much modeling at all this year despite entering a bunch of campaigns.



Make the time, it's worth it. I've backed out of several campaigns because I'm not feeling those subjects right now. I would love to be retired so I could spend much more time on modeling, but I need to put in another 10 years.

The fact I'm actually finishing builds is a minor miracle. I've got 35+ in-work builds spanning ~25 years on the "shelves of shame". It's taken a ton of mental energy to not start more builds this year. My Abrams will be the 4th build I complete this year. I've got another 5 or 6 builds that are completely painted and ready for weathering. Ultimate goal this year is to burn down my unfinished business by 24 builds.

Procrastination from AMS/build anxiety is what caused me to leave this hobby back in 2004. Not going to let that happen again.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 06:39 PM UTC
At least you guys are making progress. I haven't done a lick of work for my campaign entry. I really haven't done much modeling at all this year despite entering a bunch of campaigns.
BunkerBuster
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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 03:15 PM UTC
Some more progress on the Trumpeter M1A1. Paint is mostly done, with some detail painting left to do. CIP panels on front of turret were scratch built and the side panels are from the Tamiya modern stowage set. The rest of the stowage is from Legend, with a few pieces from the Tamiya set. Even more not shown that will hang from the sides. I still have some detail painting left on the stowage, then it's time for decals and weathering. So much for making this a semi-casual build.




Charlie-66
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 03:31 PM UTC
I realized the reason I quit working on this kit was the tools and tow cables. The whole idea of the PE clamps is appealing, but I suck at doing them. I recently bought a set of 3d printed clamps from Shapeways and this is my first attempt at using them. I also ditched the kit tow cables in favor of some model ship rope. So far I'm liking the results.



GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 03:26 PM UTC
Enlisted
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165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
Charlie-66 - Dragon 1/35 King Tiger w/Zimmerit (Porsche turret)
dtniedert
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
MLD - Dragon Jagdpanther
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD, 1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
Charlie-66
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 01:21 PM UTC
Ok, I'm in. Life got in the way in 2018 and I was left with several unfinished builds. This one, though, I think I started in a hotel room back in 2014. Its time to finish it.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 01:12 PM UTC
@Gary
Thanks for the info and if I'm understanding it right then the large one on the right is the sight and the small one on the left is the co-axial .30 cal.

Also got some more work done. Added most of the bits and bobs on the turret. just left are the gas cans and antenna as well as the road lights, one more set of U rings on the body and that weird angled grab bar in the front.


Also filled 2mm void on both sides where the deck did not connect to the body tub due to the back I think sitting a little forwards due to how he body tub is put together
GaryKato
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 05:19 AM UTC
Enlisted
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165thspc - Dragon King Tiger (Porshe turret), AFXKWX Cab Over Engine

Deuce and a Half
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
dtniedert
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
MLD - Dragon Jagdpanther
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD,

1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui - Trumpeter 1/35 VK.30.01(H)
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 02:47 AM UTC
Another entry I would like to submit is my attempt many years ago, at a AFKWX Cab Over Engine Deuce and a Half. I know this model considerably compromises the actual vehicle but I just was NOT willing at the time, to spend the sort of money required to acquire the only available resin kit.



This resurrection came out of the "garage" just a few weeks ago as I decided to finally finish what I had started. The vehicle has since received quite a bit of my attention. I still have the cab interior, headlights and driver to complete.

165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 02:27 AM UTC
One of my entries would be the Dragon King Tiger with Porsche turret. This is the earliest construction photo I have of this build but it has most certainly been "in the Garage" for a number of years.



And here is current status with Tamiya "sticker" Zimmerit added. Some weathering has been done and the tracks are nearly complete.



165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 02:17 AM UTC
Sorry but is this group effort the same as what is listed as "Garage Queens 2019" on the campaigns page?
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:21 AM UTC
Hello,

I've decided on Trumpeter's VK30.01(H) kit. Here are my re-start pics:




Lower hull and wheels have been given a first coat, so my next step is to mount them and put on the tracks.

GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 05:16 PM UTC
Welcome, Panorama. I too have a few Braille-Scale kits to finish someday.


Enlisted
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165thspc
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
dtniedert
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
MLD - Dragon Jagdpanther
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
panorama - Balaton 1/72 D9, 1/72 Canadian Loepard C1, 1/72 Bedford QLD,

1/72 ZIL 131, Modelcollect 1/72 Patriot
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 05:06 PM UTC

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so quick question for those with more knowledge then me on the gun mantel did the M48a2 have 2 machine guns? or only 1? I know the top set of nubs are supposed to be U rings i'm pretty sure the larger of the 2nd set is a .50cal but the one next to it no so sure, .30cal?



Just a guess, but I think the crew layout has the gunner in front of the commander. If so, that makes the right opening is for the gunner's telescopic sight. The loader is usually in charge of loading the co-axial machine gun so it should be on his side of the turret.
panorama
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC
Im in with this campain too.

on the shelf are:

(all in braille scale)
- a Balaton D9 http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=212779&page=1
- a canadian Leo with slat armour http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=216323
- an IBG Bedford QLD
- a ZIL 131
- a Modelcollect Patriot


Lets see whether this campaign provides enough motivation to finish one or the other of these.
Cbacon84
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 04:06 PM UTC
so quick question for those with more knowledge then me on the gun mantel did the M48a2 have 2 machine guns? or only 1? I know the top set of nubs are supposed to be U rings i'm pretty sure the larger of the 2nd set is a .50cal but the one next to it no so sure, .30cal?
BunkerBuster
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 01:42 AM UTC
Nothing is more fun than resurrecting old lost and forgotten dog builds. I like the occasional challenge of turning a sow's ear into a silk purse. I have a group of about 10 of them, all between 15 and 30 years old.

After getting back into the hobby in 2017, I built like crazy and started 2019 with a whopping 36 builds in-work! My goal for 2019 is to burn that list down by at least half. I've completed two as of Feb-4, with #34 on the bench right now about to start weathering. I should be done with that one by Saturday afternoon.
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 05:42 PM UTC
Ah, the joys of an old kit. Ill-fitting parts, sink holes, ejection pin marks, flash all over(even when the molds were new!). I am currently building a Frog Heinkel 111 and a Hasegawa Akagi. My workbench is covered with bits of Squadron Green Putty. Good luck!

:)


Enlisted
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165thspc
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
CBacon84 - Monogram 1/32 M48A2
dtniedert
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
MLD - Dragon Jagdpanther
MrClark7
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
Cbacon84
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 10:46 AM UTC
so here is my hopeful entry Monograms ancient M48A2 Patton tank. Original started for the Build a Dog campaign a few years ago and ya its a Dog, bad fit some of the worst plastic I've seen. Only saving grace for the kit is that from my understanding its one of the only readily available A2 Patton models. Just not an enjoyable build, but I need to get it done to clear up some space in the stash. here's hoping i finish it without throwing up my hands again
GaryKato
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
Enlisted
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165thspc
BunkerBuster - Tamiya M1A1, Trumpeter M1A1
dtniedert
GaryKato - Tamiya 1/35 Kettenkrad
IronHide
Lakota - Dragon 1/72 Sd.Kfz. 184 Elefant
LikesTanks - SdKfz 7/2
LiquorRanch - Tamiya Jagdtiger
Martinvidas
McScheffer - Merkava
MLD - Dragon Jagdpanther
Namabiiru - M3 Grant
Nito74 - Dragon Jagdtiger, Tristar Panzer IVB, Trumpeter T-64, SA-8
Northern_Lad - Tamiya Panzer IVD
Panzerace
Pave-Hawk - Italeri 1/9 Harley Davidson
PeteDoc - Tamiya Panther A
RhinoSpit
roman
SGTJKJ
Stongarden - Tamiya Panther
tatbaqui
TopSmith - Dragon 1/35 Panther Ausf. F
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 01:14 PM UTC
Howdy Y'all

I planned to finish my Tamiya 1/48 KV-II but I'll need to do a switch. It doesn't fit in my club's contest schedule this year. I still want to finish it but I'm going to work on a 1/72 Dragon Elephant.

Our club is having an "Enter the Dragon" contest. I almost completed this kit but messed up the tracks and lost the decals and the spare tracks on the front hull. I found another Dragon Elephant at a swap meet this weekend so I'll rob the tracks from that kit.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"