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Cuhail
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 11:11 AM UTC
The Official Stop, Look & Listen Campaign Thread!!!
February 1, 2009 to January 31, 2010

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I'll start it off, being the starter of the campaign.

My build list will start off with:

N-Scale Budd Smoothside Obervation car. The car is Ready to Run (RTR), but, I'll be re-making, lighting and superdetailing the interior. Doing some superdetailing of the underside and exterior as well. There will be an S,L&L build log for it.

I'll be doing a structure. I'm not sure which building yet, but, it too, will be in N-Scale. I'll take a look at the kit and edit it in here.

I may do a few vehicles too.

So, officially, what's everyone going to build?

Cuhail
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 01:51 PM UTC
Alrighty.....Almost time!

I have several options for this Campaign; maybe the participants can help me decide?

Here are some of the options:
Dragon Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Kommandowagon)
Dragon Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Infanteriewagen)
Dragon Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Artilleriewagen)
Dragon Railway Gondola Typ Ommr (may wind up being built as a quad-20mm flak platform car)
Dragon Schwerer Plattformwagen Typ SSy
Ironside SSYMS Heavy Flatcar
Tank Workshop Railway Boxcar
Tank Workshop Light Cargo Railway Car

All are, of course , 1/35th.....

Either would be fine with me.....your thoughts? Got a couple of days to decide....

Mike
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 02:04 PM UTC
I going to try and paint the BNSF 799565 reefer with the graffiti.





Cuhail
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Posted: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 03:13 PM UTC

Mike, man, tough call. That's quite the list!

I like the Quad Flak platform. That's a keeper!

Cuhail
HARV
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Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2009 - 04:02 AM UTC
Here is what I am going to build for this campaign. That is if this will be acceptable.



HARV
old-dragon
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 05:32 AM UTC
I hope the link works...I'm heading towards this as a start, "maybe" with panzer turrets, but it will fly german markings either way.
twin turret armored rail car
old-dragon
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 05:37 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Alrighty.....Almost time!

I have several options for this Campaign; maybe the participants can help me decide?

Here are some of the options:
Dragon Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Kommandowagon)
Dragon Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Infanteriewagen)
Dragon Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen (Artilleriewagen)
Dragon Railway Gondola Typ Ommr (may wind up being built as a quad-20mm flak platform car)
Dragon Schwerer Plattformwagen Typ SSy
Ironside SSYMS Heavy Flatcar
Tank Workshop Railway Boxcar
Tank Workshop Light Cargo Railway Car

All are, of course , 1/35th.....

Either would be fine with me.....your thoughts? Got a couple of days to decide....

Mike


I've seen boxcars set up as flak cars....the gun in question was put on a raised floor in the car, on one end, and a hole in the roof allowed firing out, yet the boxcar sides hid this capability...early stealth. They came in outer steel or inner conrete armored sides{boxcar} or simple wooden sides.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 05:45 AM UTC
Randy,

You'll have to let me know where your blog is put....I really want to watch this one. Hoping to have, ultimately, an armored train dio with one of these on a siding....

Bob,

That should be sweet...another blog to watch. And, if I do the flak car, it'll be on a flatbed, but with raised platform...somewhere I have basic line drawings of that....

Mike
Cuhail
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 09:00 AM UTC

Awesome choices, all! I'm going to have to scan some photos for you guys, although, you German/Russian railarmor guys probable already have the books I'd scan from.

German Armoured Trains and Russian Armoured Trains, both softcover.

Lemme know.
Cuhail
old-dragon
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Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009 - 03:30 PM UTC

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Awesome choices, all! I'm going to have to scan some photos for you guys, although, you German/Russian railarmor guys probable already have the books I'd scan from.

German Armoured Trains and Russian Armoured Trains, both softcover.

Lemme know.
Cuhail


..actually, it's "german armored trains 1 & 2" and "german armored trains on the russian front".......I like wolfgang sawodny's work but wish he had multiview drawings included!
VonCuda
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Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 03:12 AM UTC
Well, my train stuff stash consists of a boxcar that KSO sent me and a Revel loco plastic kit I bought last month. It looks like the rest of you guys are leaning towards armored shooty stuff but if it's acceptable with ya'll here's what I'd like to build.




Brother Bob (old-dragon) is the one responsible for turning me on to this pile of skitsofrenic, rolling stock crap sandwitch of a train type thingy. Sooooo.....................since we have a year and I'm really wanting to get into the whole scratch building thing....whaddya think?

Hermon
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Posted: Saturday, February 07, 2009 - 05:16 AM UTC
Yes! go for it.
Depending on the scale of your build, will determine the amount of scratch. Actually most of it anyway, but I've seen HO buses and the smaller wheels from the Loco you bought. The chain drive might come from a 1/35 scale bicycle kit...
This is going to be an interesting campaign.





VonCuda
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 01:09 PM UTC
OK, I gotta finish up a Fw-190 and then one more plane then I'm gonna start my train for this campaign. Do you guys want a "before" shot of the box and sprues like we usually do in the aircraft campaigns or what?
KSO, when you get ready to start your graffiti job I wanna see how you're doing it. That's that same thing I had in mind for the boxcar you sent me.

Hermon
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 01:40 PM UTC
Sure will.
This link is of a non-op display for train cars I built and painted but I no longer have.
http://modelgeek.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=120275&page=1





old-dragon
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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 - 04:38 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Well, my train stuff stash consists of a boxcar that KSO sent me and a Revel loco plastic kit I bought last month. It looks like the rest of you guys are leaning towards armored shooty stuff but if it's acceptable with ya'll here's what I'd like to build.




Brother Bob (old-dragon) is the one responsible for turning me on to this pile of skitsofrenic, rolling stock crap sandwitch of a train type thingy. Sooooo.....................since we have a year and I'm really wanting to get into the whole scratch building thing....whaddya think?

Hermon


Oh sure blame me, it's just like they're "MY kids" when they're bad{so says the wife}.
Ok, the drive train is truck like...motor and tranny with a driveshaft ran to the front driven axle{chain drive}, and the rear is a standard railcar truck assy. The bus front will give you the most issues due to the curves and angles...make the curved roof front / make the flat small behind the engine/hood and then make pieces{in L/R halves} to make the windshield. The doors{both sides} are straight but angled to the body alittle so just blend them in under the roof alittle...bus sides would be simple sheet styrene and layered{windows verses trim}. There is a small gap behind the bus body to the rear boxcar too...think of it as a tractor trailer set up...well, because it is.
What scale are you going to do this in?
VonCuda
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Posted: Friday, February 13, 2009 - 04:57 PM UTC
Scale will be HO....1/72ish. I have the Revell loco kit that I can scavange some parts from and I may end up going with a 1/72 scale old truck and modify that instead of scratching everything. I'm still in the "looking around for stuff" stage right now.

Hermon
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 04:30 AM UTC
Something like this might give you a starting shape. The front looks similar.
http://www.trainandtrooper.com/bus.jpg
from:
http://www.trainandtrooper.com/franklin_county_transportation.htm





grave_digger
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 05:25 AM UTC
Looks like you guys are getting busy, good ideas I can see so far, and I love Mike´s list, I ´d wish I had a half of them...After very hard searching around the world, mainly for "wagens", I could not find much available. I have made some orders, but with the result unknown. But something else is coming and I will show my idea soon. So far I can say that will be WWII 1/35 armoured locomotive, maybe a few pieces train, even I got an idea for diorama, but that would be very first one for me ever made, however there is enough time for me to make up my mind. I am keeping watching the news here and I will show myself again soon.
Libor
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 05:42 AM UTC

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Looks like you guys are getting busy, good ideas I can see so far, and I love Mike´s list, I ´d wish I had a half of them...After very hard searching around the world, mainly for "wagens", I could not find much available. I have made some orders, but with the result unknown. But something else is coming and I will show my idea soon. So far I can say that will be WWII 1/35 armoured locomotive, maybe a few pieces train, even I got an idea for diorama, but that would be very first one for me ever made, however there is enough time for me to make up my mind. I am keeping watching the news here and I will show myself again soon.
Libor


Hey libor, welcome aboard...got any pics of that br.52?
grave_digger
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 10:28 AM UTC
Hi, Bob,
what pictures you mean, now? I have one built already, that was good test of my skills, but my upcoming kits, especially the railway ones, I hope to bring higher, mainly details and interiors. I am getting a few very rare books, which will make me able to put on a touch of reality, to try some corvensions etc. here are some ideas:

I wanna build this one with Vanderbilt tender and this camo, like it served 1942


the same about this one, camo should be from 1944, I have to recheck, as I have different informations here.


this one is another kit I cannot wait to start with, but once again, getting pictures and more informations.


and one more. I have most of them gotten, because it is not easy to find some ot them became rare and I did not want to miss them. I will focus on similar things in the future, some great release from Trumpeter will show up, amoured train, amoured BR 57 a much more, however I will bring all my builds to armorama, because they are really nice things and not usual.
Libor
Blackwulf
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 08:55 PM UTC
I've started my 1/35 Italeri Autoblinda AB40. I went with a smaller rail vehicle due to time constraints. I will try to post some progress pics soon. I think I may go with the german version since it isn't easy to find italian figures in 1/35 scale.
old-dragon
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 07:50 AM UTC
WOW, all CMK resin kits!{$$$$}, very impressive! I saw the upcoming trumpeter offerings for preorder and it looks good!
I like the armored BR52...does it have color multi views for painting that you could scan and share?
I like the BR 86 too, trumpy has that one coming up.
Which engine did you already build and can we see pics of it? I'd like to see what camo scheme you did...

Tahnks for sharing-
grave_digger
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 11:09 AM UTC
So far I have built just one Br 52, in post-war paints. Some pictures in my topic at Armorama
BR52
or at my website
Br52 log
In gallery there is many pictures of finished model.
These kits, from my original country actually, are nice, but quiet dear too, but most of them only available so far. Br 86 from Trumpeter wont be here until 2010 I think, and I hope this one will not be just copy of CMK like their BR52, maybe with different tender, but with the same mistakes, which are on previously released CMK BR52
When I was young, I had 16 square meters TT railway in my room, and I thing I love these machines since. By the way, my wife says the same like yours and the best thing is she has no idea how much my resin kits cost, otherwise she would have just two kids left
Libor
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monkybutt
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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 07:48 AM UTC
hey guys it's good to see what everyone else is up to for the campaign. i'm building hobby boss's BR-52 egnige pushing hobby boss's krupp k5(e) railway gun in 1:72 scale
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=133020&page=1 please take a look!

libor- i was searching yesterday for references and came across some pictues of the white, black and red BR-52 w/ vanderbilt tender:

http://www.2iemeguerre.com/restauration/br52.htm