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Author Topic: Continuous stream of 20mm kits (NOW: Back in the saddle)  (Read 3599 times)

Offline Gunbird

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Continuous stream of 20mm kits (NOW: Back in the saddle)
« on: May 29, 2017, 01:55:03 AM »
To make a dent in my 1/72 and 1/76 kit collection and to push myself to get stuff done for the painting table, I've started a 30 day challenge. And in this case it's a Build 1 kit per day - challenge (the goal is not to paint them or fully upgrade them with extras, just to build kits and salvage scrapped kits and put them back into action).

The focus is on WW2, but some of the items will be civillian or used in later conflicts as well. Just ignore the modern stuff you see, ok?  :D

22 may, Day #1 (Ace 52-K Early 85mm AA gun). Gun is built, based and magnetised so I can use it on a guntruck as well for future conflicts. Needs some filler on the magnetic mount and make 4 wheelhubs to copy the photograph of a 1945 German one.


23 may, Day #2 (S-Models BMP-1) 2nd hand model, partially idssasembled and put together again, magnetised the turret, and need to build a new hatch.


24 may, Day #3 (First to Fight Polski Fiat). 2 models at once, very nice kit but weak wheel mounts, so used plasticcard to make em better. 1 done, 1 halfway.



25 may, Day #4 (Airfix Rescue Vehicle set - firetruck). 2nd hand incomplete model, partially built. Incomplete fire installations removed en replaced by a Plastic Soldier Company rear end, cab dissaembled, rooftop filled in and rebuilt. Ready for paint.


26 may, Day #5 (Dapol Watertower). Arrived this morning, built straight away with modifications to enhance its usefulness. Also very suitable for 28mm due to its size.



27 may, Day #6 (Matchbox Monty's Caravan). Arrived this morning, made a  mockup with cardboard for the Bison, enjoyed a free evening and spent most of evening #7 on it. Just needs a base, concrete texture and a tarp, and some clean up.


7 kits started in 7 days, 3 of them finished. Now to keep this up for the other 3 weeks  :D


« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 07:54:57 PM by Gunbird »
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 08:04:56 AM »
Wow I can barely manage a kit in 30 days.

Inspiring.

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 08:31:35 AM »
go on will watch it closely
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Offline Rich H

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 09:33:11 AM »
Awesome!  I'd like to be able to shift my backlog one day...

Offline vodkafan

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 10:43:00 AM »
Johan this is a really worthwhile idea...I salute you..but I wonder if you can truly make it to  the end  ;)
2018 Painting Challenge

figures bought: Lost count after Salute and Hammerhead @700
figures painted: 70, 1 artillery piece

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 11:24:25 AM »
If I told my Mrs I was spending the next thirty days making models,I'd be on the side of a milk carton in no time. So for that reason alone I salute your minerals !
I'm glad you posted the water tower ,as I'd toyed with the idea of one for 28mm, but chickened out . Now ones on the way to me(popped on to eBay before I posted)
Will keep an eye on this thread.
Good luck.

Mark.

Offline Normsmith

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2017, 03:48:18 PM »
excellent, a different and valuable challenge. Also for me, it is like an Advent Calendar (for December) -as I can wake up each day, open the thread and there is a new kit to look at :-)

Offline Marine0846

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 06:18:35 PM »
Good luck and good building.
Been stuck on the same model for a week now.
Just can not finish it.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Ballardian

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 07:34:52 PM »
 Good luck with the project :), you've got some interesting subjects there.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 07:36:03 PM »
I have been fighting with a sloppily moulded Hydra APC for the last two days (note to self, rebuilding track is not part of my skill set...).

Completing a model a day would be amazing.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2017, 10:47:19 PM »
Wishing you all the best.
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Offline Gunbird

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 11:21:35 PM »
Thx guys. My wife is kind enough to leave me be after 19:00, and I can work till about 0:00. I tend to keep the PC turned off now so I'm not too distracted and just go at it till I get fed up with it, and then work some more on finshing the previous models. If I would sit here all day I too would end up on a milk carton.

Todays update (day #8, May 29th).
  • Salvaged a broken 1/72 ZIL-157, repaired the axles and bed, gave it new headlights and a new base. This one is finished (as in ready for paint) as a battered civillian one.
  • Finished off the second Polski Fiat, so that too is now done.
  • Based the Bison, next step is to concrete it up.
  • Grabbed a new kit from the loft (PST T-55) and scratchbuilt a engine bay interior for it (sand engine) for a scrapped(yard) tank.

So, 5 items done, and 4 WIP's.





NOT MY WORK - this and other pictures is what I used to copy it by eye.


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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2017, 02:11:51 AM »
I love it when you get busy! Always inspires me to do the same.  8) 8) 8)

Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers. P. Cushing
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2017, 09:06:57 AM »
Keep it up.

Offline Gunbird

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Re: 30 day build - 1 kit a day
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2017, 10:27:06 PM »
I've started 2 Flak 88 for the Desert and Early War



Finished a MG FT-17 for my Partisans



Finished 2 Panhards for my Germans



Started a BTR-152 conversion for the Build



15 days into the build, 15 kits started or refurbished, and of those 8 are now done.

 

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