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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Fri 9 Sep - 17:18

interesting little base.....where did you get that from?.....looks like a FoG one?

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Fri 9 Sep - 17:57

It do but it aint.

Just go onto ebay's home page and type in Javis Battle Zone and you will find quite a variety. They are a war gaming thing which equates to 1:72/1:76. Cheap too at £5.50

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Fri 9 Sep - 20:30

Skid wrote:
It do but it aint.

Just go onto ebay's home page and type in Javis Battle Zone and you will find quite a variety. They are a war gaming thing which equates to 1:72/1:76. Cheap too at £5.50

interesting site but how come nothing seems to have a price next to it?

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Fri 9 Sep - 20:32

now i see.....you have to register first!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Fri 9 Sep - 21:55

Send me the site link please Paul, 'cos like I say, I found them on ebay!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 10 Sep - 2:02

Nice Al. I'll be interested to see how this turns out.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 10 Sep - 2:11

Don't know if you scheduled this CB accordingly, but this month marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of tank warfare at the Battle of the Somme.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 10 Sep - 14:37

The Dragon kit has great detail, but it does come at a price. Mask, burnish, trim X 40.



The PE for the air intake. The inlet screen has great detail as does the cover and inner slats. It took a bit of a beating forming it to the plastic, but I will mark it off as wear & tear/battle damage.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 10 Sep - 18:31

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Don't know if you scheduled this CB accordingly, but this month marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of tank warfare at the Battle of the Somme.

I guess it's fitting that I'm building a WW1 tank then.

I got into such a groove painting and assembling the undercarriage, that I didn't take any progress pics.  So here is the completed road wheels and tracks.





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 10 Sep - 19:01

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Send me the site link please Paul, 'cos like I say, I found them on ebay!!!

http://javis.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=1865&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=2&vmcchk=1&Itemid=2

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sun 11 Sep - 3:33

2whl: That's fantastic detail on your project. Look forward to seeing more.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sun 11 Sep - 18:04

I've made a bit of progress on the Elefant.







A typical Tamiya kit; good fit, good instructions, lots of small parts, etc.  I will be able to complete assembly of the hull in the next day or so, but then will have to wait for the arrival of the Zimmerit.  While waiting I'll get the treads ready and get some more done on Ruth's Place.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sun 11 Sep - 22:53

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2whl: That's fantastic detail on your project. Look forward to seeing more.

Thanks Cole.  This kit is very detailed inside.  I'll have to leave everything open to see it though.

Interior decking


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Mon 12 Sep - 17:59

Nice P/e work Cole!

The tracks look great Paul as does the interior, if a bit too pristine methinks!!

Nice start John, don't forget to break out the weathering powders.

The base I bought, turned out to be a bit too narrow for the width of the Sturmtiger, so I'm going to make my own:



I've also ordered some Das modelling clay which I'm going to use to have a bash at making loose bricks with:


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Mon 12 Sep - 18:51

It will be heavily weathered Al. This is going to be meant to be the last couple of months of the war on the eastern front. The Elefant will be placed on a base partially hidden in trees as if waiting to ambush the Russians. I haven't made up my mind if it will be snowing or not.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Tue 13 Sep - 1:21

Made a start on the base:


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Wed 14 Sep - 19:15

Part two. Revell Sd.Kfz.164 "Nashorn". Braille scale.










It's narrow enough to fit the base I bought recently:




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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Thu 15 Sep - 19:32

Boy this is a tough CB.

Did some camo.





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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Thu 15 Sep - 19:56

The bbc radio show "witness" had a 10 minute segment on the first use of tanks in battle. In 1916 they were indeed something new. Here's the link to the episode http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0475912#play.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Fri 16 Sep - 0:23

Nice listen Harron, thanks for posting.

A little bit streaking added:











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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Fri 16 Sep - 1:24

Very nice work Al. It appears much larger and detailed than the scale alone would suggest.
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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 17 Sep - 5:15

Wow Al....you're really moving along.  


Spent some time getting interior details together.  The machine gunners each have a seat assembly.  Very fiddly.  




I also got a machine gun assembly line going.  6 repetitions of each.


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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 17 Sep - 5:29

You are really leaving the rest of us in the dust Al. Can't believe your eyes can see to detail this latest one. I know it's well beyond mine.

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 17 Sep - 10:39

sorry to say but im on hold.............my compressor has died halfway through the paint job ......not sure when i can get a replacement, not be for a week or three at least

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PostSubject: Re: Community Build #16 "Military"   Sat 17 Sep - 10:53

Nipponrookie wrote:
Very nice work Al. It appears much larger and detailed than the scale alone would suggest.

The body of the Nashorn is only 85mm long Cole.

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Wow Al....you're really moving along.  

One does what one can Paul. LOL

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Can't believe your eyes can see to detail this latest one.  I know it's well beyond mine.

I use a magnifier John, this is it...............





It's also the reason why I'm building a stash of 1:16th and larger models too!! 

Paul (beo)...... break out the hairy sticks!!!!! LOL

Paul (2whl)...... those seats do look tricky but it looks like a nicely detailed kit.

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