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Old 12-03-2007, 01:15 AM
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Default RE: "In The Mood" M4A1 76mm Build

What the heck?

I didn't do anything different!
Old 12-23-2007, 01:03 AM
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Just wondering any new progress? I'm still stuck between building my M4 with a the cast or kit hull, I have a turret from Tiff Williams...so many choices.....


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Old 12-24-2007, 08:19 PM
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No progress lately. I just got back from a two week vacation and found my Schumo detail bits in the mail. It will battle this sunday. I'll post some pics to show what I was busy with and had to give up tank building temporarily.
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:36 AM
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dose anybody who are making one big tank like 1/8?
Old 12-25-2007, 09:34 PM
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Schumo details have arrived and initial placement underway.
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:47 PM
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ORIGINAL: edoubleaz

Schumo details have arrived and initial placement underway.


M450613 - VVSS Simulation Kit.

Just saw these today at http://www.tankzone.co.uk/cart/tz_m4.htm

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Old 01-05-2008, 05:46 PM
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First OD added to check for flaws and compete in Dec battleday. Afterwards I puttied the brushguard attachments and began work on the back plate and the tools.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:43 PM
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Looking good edoubleaz looking forward to the finished item

Cheers Ian
Old 01-05-2008, 07:19 PM
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I like what your doing on the whole tank, but very nice work on the tools.[sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 01-06-2008, 05:29 AM
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More detail work and a coat of paint to even things out. Recently added is the tow cable made from nylon string and the end pieces from the Tamiya Pershing. Of course, I then realized I forgot to put on the spare track blocks on the rear of the hull. So far so good on the finer detail parts, I added the locking pins to the filler caps. I misplaced my small chain though. Maybe 'll find it next weekend.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:22 AM
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Black stripes added. Used good old Tamiya tape to mask and the remainder of a can of Tamiya NATO black for the details.
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Old 01-08-2008, 12:10 PM
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GREAT!! Now it will be even harder to see hiding in the trees on the batlefield...[X(]
Old 01-08-2008, 01:21 PM
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It's not complete until you have the words "In The Mood" on both sides of the hull! Other than that, I have always like the black over green camo for US tanks.

Looks good.
Old 01-10-2008, 05:27 AM
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Dry transfers added for the bumper numbers, serial numbers and IN THE MOOD. Added star decals and am preparing to paint on the rings.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:53 AM
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Surface details 95% complete. Added Schumo brush guards to hatches and applied the appropriate decals and markings. I used a circle cutter and Tamiya tape to make the circle around the US insignia. Next step is weathering and I have begun with a basic wash using acrylic paint. Once this is done I will add battle damage and begin oil washes for spills and paint chips.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:46 PM
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Looking good[sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
Old 01-17-2008, 03:15 PM
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Schumo details have arrived and initial placement underway.
One question, and i see it alot on here. Why did you prime/paint the hull before attaching the metal pieces? The paint/primer layer will cause alot of problems later with the parts falling off. Wouldnt it have ben better to wait until you had the parts inastaled then painted it. Other than that it looks good.
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Now all it needs is a hedgerow cutter!

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:57 PM
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I prime the pieces and prepare all the appropriate mating surfaces. I have had no problems so far.

No Cullin device here... not on the real one!
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:16 AM
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I know, but you have to admit it would be unique.
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IN the mood on the Contest table. Won a gold medal in the local AMPS show.
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Old 01-26-2008, 10:41 PM
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Nice, Congratulations
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Great looking Sherman, but it doesn't seem fair, all the other tanks are so small.
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GOLD? Sounds like the Olympics!
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ORIGINAL: pcomm1

Great looking Sherman, but it doesn't seem fair, all the other tanks are so small.
The Tanks looks great, I'd bet it being RC and much larger helped draw the most attention

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