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France 1940
BravoTwoZero
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 05:15 PM UTC
Hello everyone,

My entry for this campaign is the Hobbyboss 1/35 French R35 Light Infantry tank.





Thanks,
Joseph
kunjuro
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 03:07 AM UTC


Hi folks, I'd like to join the campaign with this old Tamiya Panzer IV. Photo quality is bad, was in a hurry to start building haha. Will post better ones for the actual build
TimReynaga
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 02:21 AM UTC

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And not a drop of blood!



Not yet at least...



I’ve never built a Brengun kit before, but this Renault FT released back in January is pretty impressive.

It even comes with a choice of Berliet or Renault style turrets!
GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 07:06 PM UTC
And not a drop of blood!
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 04:39 PM UTC

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I don't know how you do it Tim. I'd cut my finger off trying to remove the pour plug from something so small!



I know what you mean, Peter!

I felt like I was all thumbs as I cut away the casting pour...



The little FT's running gear was easier, requiring only the removal of a thin film of resin.



petbat
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:34 PM UTC
I don't know how you do it Tim. I'd cut my finger off trying to remove the pour plug from something so small!

Not only was the Renault FT used by the French in WW2, the Dutch used them as defence prior to the German Invasion of the Low Countries. The Germans used ones captured in the Battle of France as well.





PS The name should not have 17 in it!!!

Pasi coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing some paint on her.
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 10:37 PM UTC
That's interesting little kit, looking forward how it turns out. The FT-17 was also used in Winter War on Finnish side, although only as dug-in gun emplacement.

Meanwhile, a more modern tanks is ready for paint:
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 - 04:51 PM UTC
I’m in with Brengun’s diminutive 1/144 scale resin Renault FT-17!

What? World War One vintage FT-17s in 1940?

Of course this tank from 1917 was completely outmoded by 1940, but this father of all modern tanks was such a basically sound design that there were still over 500 of them in service with reserve units of the French Army at the dawn of the Blitzkrieg era. They didn’t see much fighting, but in one case near the Marne in June, 1940 an improvised company of FTs of the French Tank School held off a German motorized column escorted by two armored cars; one of the little tanks, commanded by a cadet, actually destroyed 10 German vehicles before being knocked out.

Brengun’s 1/144 scale resin kit, though tiny, is admirably detailed and remarkably complete with alternate turrets, weapons, and markings for five tanks – two French, two German, and one American.


The parts look fantastic – I can’t wait to tear into this little beast!

Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 08:25 AM UTC
Tomas & Oliver,
Great work! Congratulations on completing a couple of nice looking models.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
Bagration1944
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2019 - 04:31 AM UTC
Oliver: Excellent work! That`s a beautiful 232!

Peter: Great begining with your Char B1!

Regards
Tomás
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC

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Don't talk too soo Gaz, I have Aber PE fenders for it...



That thing had fenders?
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 06:34 PM UTC
Don't talk too soo Gaz, I have Aber PE fenders for it...
GazzaS
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 05:52 PM UTC
Nice work, Peter! Glad to see unusually quick process.
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 01:56 PM UTC
Fantastic Oliver. Very nicely done indeed.

I have started the Char B1 bis. This one did not take very long to get to this stage. It has been so long since I built something that was not open topped or needed a lot of scratch building, that I forgot just how quick a Tamiya build can be.

Turret halves and upper and lower hull are just dry fit at this stage.


iam2brb
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 10:31 AM UTC
Wow neat stuff!!!
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 05:28 AM UTC
Oliver,

Sweet!
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 03:37 AM UTC
Hello fellow modelers,

I finished my Sd.Kfz.232 6 Rad so far.Weathering and subtle dirt are on.





Next, I will go for a little Diorama with the 6 Rad in its favourite position. Stuck in the mud.

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 03:14 AM UTC
Thanks for your kind comments Chris, Peter and Oliver!

Robert: I wish you a speedy recovery.

Regards
Tomás
Antilles
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 01:11 AM UTC
Tomás: Congratulation for Your work. This is a stunning result.

Robert: All the best for Your recovery. Hope You will be back to the modeling desk soon!

Oliver
petbat
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 08:54 AM UTC
Great finish Tomás. The weathering really tones down the colour. It looks fantastic. Thanks for joining in.

Robert - as per other post - Speedy J I e you have a speedy recovery.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 03:37 PM UTC
Hi all.
I'm afraid I will not be able to finish this campaign, due to serious health problems. Hospitalization and some upcoming surgery the coming weeks, will hold me away from the workbench for the coming months.
Keep up the good work everybody.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC

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Thank you Gaz and Peter!

Well fellas, this project has come to an end!

After painting little details and weathering with oils and pigments, I show you the final images of my R-35.

Thank you Paul for hosting this great campaign.



















Regards!
Tomás



Superb!!! Great looking replica. And reminds me after looking at the calendar that I need to get my butt in gear if I’m to finish on time. Well done Sir 👏!!!
Bagration1944
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC
Thank you Gaz and Peter!

Well fellas, this project has come to an end!

After painting little details and weathering with oils and pigments, I show you the final images of my R-35.

Thank you Paul for hosting this great campaign.



















Regards!
Tomás
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 08:47 AM UTC
A mean green machine Tomás. Looks fantastic.

Pasi, your build is also progressing nicely.

The A13 rubber tracks were an issue but the indies fix that. The engine deck was another little issue with the kit but I still bought it. There is a resin replacement for the out there if you can find it.

GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 10:32 AM UTC
Looks great, Tomas!