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Over Kevin Potts (ElCapitan)

I started to build models at the age of 6 and somewhere in my teens I took a long break. Then a couple of years ago I returned to the hobby and got back into it, so now I try something different on each vehicle in an attempt to push myself.


@Braille -thanks for the comments, Eddy. While a long time (longer than I anticipated) in coming this build was meant to eventually be a build review or perhaps a feature. As you might recall, bases are still new to me so there will defintely be a continuance of this build in the "AFV/Braille" forum on the site. As for storage, I am not too sure. I have little on hand and it just isn't available in my area within 100 miles (160 km) or more, if then.  As for antennas, that depends on the final base and other factors. I'll leave this and other specifics for a more dedicated thread.  Cheers, Jan
JAN 13, 2012 - 01:45 PM
Jan, nice work on the M26, like the weathering. Also looking forward to the base and all. Graeme, decals arrive yet? I am willing to grant individual extensions to those who are close to finish and only need a few more days. It would be a pity not to have some of the builds in the campaign just because of a few days. As for the campaign gallery, just send them to me and I'll use them for the feature and post them to the gallery later on. Ribbons will be granted in any case of course. The gallery issue really is a nuisance and I hope this will be resolved soon. Now go for the final few hours! Cheers! Stefan
JAN 14, 2012 - 12:50 AM
@Greame: Decals in the post? D'oh! We're all dying to see it finished! Fair play to Stefan to give you a dispensation. You deserve it. Your build log has been fantastic! Eoin
JAN 14, 2012 - 02:22 AM
Hi Eoin & Stefan...wish I had read your post before bashing on! In any event, I scrounged the decal box and this is the best I could come up with. The 25th CIB flash is OK, but the white star is too big and the AoS # is incorrect. The Commonwealth Division patch is missing (but coming in the mail). Honestly, I think I will re-do the markings. I was hasty here for the deadline and I'd rather slow down and get it right before I seal the markings on with a gloss coat.
JAN 15, 2012 - 06:18 AM
Man, would you look at that! missed the end of my own campaign! Thanks to all the participants! I will give out the ribbons soon and get to work on the feature. Graeme, the M8 turned out great anyway, I hope to see it around in the forums finished soon. Cheers! Stefan
JAN 17, 2012 - 04:04 AM
Stefan, Well done for running a fine campaign.I look forward to going on campaign with you again soon. regards
JAN 17, 2012 - 09:04 AM
Okay gang, ribbons have been awarded to 24 finishers: AgentG andyman barkingdigger beefy66 Buckeye198 Charlie-66 Dangeroo ElCapitan Emeritus eoinryan Frigate gcdavidson GregCloseCombat Grenadier37 ltb073 md72 mecanix MichaelSatin muttley Nito74 qmccarthy subin2006 tread_geek VLADPANZER warreni If I missed anyone, please PM me. We had 16 armor and 8 aircraft entries. Unfortunately no one from the shipwrights side joined in the fun. Unfortunately the gallery is still down, so anyone who wants to add photos please just send them to me (dangeroo(at) asap for inclusion in the feature. Thank you to all the participants, it's been great fun! Please join me for my next campaign starting in June: US Halftracks Campaign. (sorry for the advertisement... ) Cheers! Stefan
JAN 17, 2012 - 10:32 AM
Stephan, thanks for running this campaign it made me build a wingy thingy for the 1st time in a looooong time And thanks for the cool looking ribbon it looks good with my others Sal
JAN 17, 2012 - 01:48 PM
Stefan, Thanks for the fine ribbon and a GREAT campaign. It was a definite learning experience (especially about early Trumpeter kits). Nothing wrong or shameless about a plug for your next campaign. It's a good reason for a leader to build and complete a kit. As for your next campaign, I recall a US half-track in my stash begging to be buIlt. Cheers, Jan
JAN 17, 2012 - 05:00 PM
Stephan, Great campaign man, thanks! And great models everyone! Michael
JAN 18, 2012 - 02:31 AM