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Group Build II,Allied Tank Destroyers 1940-1945,Who's In?

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Boba Nette, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. JCalhoun

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    I prefer "box stock" rule for the kits but the other points are good. I will play along with what the final decision is. :D
     
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    For the last group build,I think the only thing not out-of-box that was allowed were spare parts from other kits.Extra track and wheels for example.
     
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    I'm in, though I'll need to find a kit.
     
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    I've narrowed my choices down to these
    • AFV/Academy M36 Jackson in 1:35
      Tamiya M10 (or SU 122) in 1:48
      AA Archer or 6lb'er Portee in 1:35
    I'll probably not bother with the AA on cost grounds much as I like the subject matter.

    Next time I'm in Glasgow I'll visit Jameisons models and see what they have - brilliant model shopm - a real Aladdins cave of goodies. On the list so far are brushes, plastic weld, paint, thinners, varnish, new blades for my scalpel and anything else you can remind me of - apart from the models that is :grin: It's been a long time! :D
     
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    A set of files may come in useful, and/or sand paper. Other odds and sodds like masking take perhaps and elastic bands but there's a good chance you've got stuff like that lying around at home.
     
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    Incredibly,I got my kit in the mail only five days after I sent out the check.
    I'm just itching to get started.At least I'll have time to research the vehicle.
     
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    Got my kit yesterday -a Tamiya 1:48 M10 and had a rummage around the garage and found most of my old kit - brushes, tweezers,drills and vice etc. I just need paint now and some superglue and I'm good to go. I wont be using an airbrush as the flat is too small to do that in so it's brush only for me.
     
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    Cool. I have the same kit. :D
     
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    M10's are so cool looking.Let us know how these kits go together.I'd like to try a few of Tamiya's 1/48's myself.
    BTW,where has 1950willys been?We haven't heard from him in a while. :(
     
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    I've got a 1/72 SU-85 on order...
     
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    Dennis (Wlllys) is on vacation to some place in the mid west. Should be back in a few weeks.
     
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    ok guys! Happy to hear that you all got your kits already. Sounds good! Very exciting to see that some of you are going to build thesame model, that makes it even more competing.
    I hope willys will be back in time!
     
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    Well i am back, and it appears i better get on the ball, i dont even have an idea for a kit yet, although it sounds as if most of the allied TD's are covered, I had wanted to do up an Archer, but cant afford that LOL
     
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    We still got a couple of weeks before we kick off the GB.Plenty of time.
     
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    Welcome back Den!

    I don't think anybody is doing a M-18 or any of the halftrack TD's.
     
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    Are there any kits of halftrack TD's?That was my original choice,but I couldn't find any.
     
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    PP - are you joining the competition?
     
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    ST;
    There are some Haltrack TD models but they are quite small. I think I saw some at one time that were 1/72 scale but that was a while back. I know there are some in 1/100 scale. :wink:

    If we ever advance to mods/conversions, a halftrack TD build would be interesting.
     
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    Well I'm not quite sure yet... I'd really love to, and getting a kit should not be the problem- I know enough retailers. But the point lies in time & experience: I haven't build anything since my Nashorn. So my hands may be a bit shaky still, not a good start for a competition. Another thing is that I have never built a allied model before... :cry:
     
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    Hey! Jcalhoun and I have exactly thesame amount of posts!
    sorry that's irrelevant but I thought it was funny. :wink:
     

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