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165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:19 AM UTC
Well at least one scratch builder still happily resides in Lexington, Ky. Several of my earlier projects such as the Mack NO are listed above. Some of my most recent work appears here. I would be happy to share information with all others interested in scratch building or in any other aspect of the armor hobby.

Container Handling Unit - Full Scratch Build


Oshkosh Mk?? Experimental 16.5 ton 8x8 LHS - Some scratch, some kit-bash, some digitally printed parts.


CROPS Flatrack - Full Scratch Build



The link to the thread covering all three of these builds can be found at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252818&ord=&page=14
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 11:39 AM UTC
Not sure right now just what the subject would be - but I would definitely be up for a scratch builder's campaign.

Count me in!
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:15 PM UTC
I take that back. I do know what my proposed new scratch built campaign project would be:

This rather unusual CCKW based, Australian built aircraft crane. I am gathering parts and plans right now for the project!

165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 01:01 PM UTC
I will try to remember to start posting these builds on the scratch building forum.
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:12 AM UTC
We are trying to put together a scratch builders campaign over on the armor blog.

Calling all Scratch Builders

- Any subject, any era, any medium -

All your model has to do is to include a small to fair amount of scratch building - it does not have to be full scratch!

The link to the thread is as follows:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425&page=21#2234229
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:34 PM UTC
bump
165thspc
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:01 PM UTC
Attn: Scratch Builders

(One edit already: The model does not have to be totally scratch built.
Only a significant portion or a single significant feature needs be scratched to qualify.)


Gentlemen

I am proposing a scratch builders campaign - any subject, any scale, any era, any medium.

Started builds allowed. (a chance to finish some of those shelf queens!)

Also if editorial management allows - models being built for other campaigns/contests would be allowed AND for those finishing three or more builds a special ribbon in addition to the primary ribbon.

Would you perhaps be interested?

Best Regards
Michael Koenig
165thspc

(Please forward on to anyone else you think might also be interested.)

Link to thread:

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425&ord=&page=20
okdoky
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 03:12 AM UTC
I just love the detail in these scratch builds ! Particularly love the DROPS equipment which I built in 1/24 scale ! REALLY FLOATSMY BOAT !

Nige
badwolf
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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 05:23 PM UTC
Well i for one can't afford to buy most of the kits out there these days, i built the Italeri 1/35th S-Boat back in 2008 and added all scratchbuilt mines etc, and R/C motors had her running on the water, then i see that they have brought another one out, but earlier an S-38 with a normal bridge, i would love to have this but at a 170, bit to much for my pockets, and as i said the same goes for a lot of kits out there, and as i work nearly seven days a week, then finding the time to build, so i mostly scratch build the things that intrest me, In 1/350th scale two years a go i built HMS.Plymouth before she got scrappped and then did the first aircraft carrier from 1914 HMS.Ark royal, at the moment i am doing HMS.Fearless., works out around 17 inches long
They are not works of art like some of the members models here, and the eyesight is starting to fad with age but at the end of the day, when i finsh a model i feel chuffed as there's no other one out there the same.
okdoky
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 01:17 AM UTC
Keith

I remember visiting a model shop when I was doing a canal boat trip with the family !

The guy only had a couple of 1/72 model ships in the basement ! HMS Fearless was one, but can't remember what the other was ! It was massive !

I would love the patience and money and skill to do something like that !

Nige
CReading
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Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC
It's been a while since I've scratch built anything but I did this one a few years back............



More here if anyone is interested:
https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php?cat=19339
North4003
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 04:47 PM UTC

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Well at least one scratch builder still happily resides in Lexington, Ky. Several of my earlier projects such as the Mack NO are listed above. Some of my most recent work appears here. I would be happy to share information with all others interested in scratch building or in any other aspect of the armor hobby.

Container Handling Unit - Full Scratch Build


Oshkosh Mk?? Experimental 16.5 ton 8x8 LHS - Some scratch, some kit-bash, some digitally printed parts.


CROPS Flatrack - Full Scratch Build



The link to the thread covering all three of these builds can be found at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=252818&ord=&page=14



Micheal, very impressive work.