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Rick Taylor started the AFV Club 8 Inch Howitzer M1 (1:35)
1:35 8 Inch Howitzer M1 (AFV Club AF35321)
 
8 Inch Howitzer M1 WW2
AFV Club 1:35
AF35321
2019* | Changed parts
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15. July at 18:44:21 Share
Rick Taylor added a new project.
1:35
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1:35 8 Inch Howitzer M1 (AFV Club AF35321)
 
15. July at 18:22:06 Share

June 12, 2019

Rick Taylor Added a new review for:
1:35 8 Inch Howitzer M1 (AFV Club AF35321)
 
8 Inch Howitzer M1 WW2
AFV Club 1:35
AF35321
2019* | Changed parts
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Armorama
Previewed on
Armorama
12. June at 17:15:13 Share

June 9, 2019

Rick Taylor added the AFV Club 8 Inch Howitzer M1 (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 8 Inch Howitzer M1 (AFV Club AF35321)
 
8 Inch Howitzer M1 WW2
AFV Club 1:35
AF35321
2019* | Changed parts
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9. June at 01:28:49 Share

May 18, 2019

Rick Taylor added the Bronco QF 25pdr Field Gun Mk.II/I (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 QF 25pdr Field Gun Mk.II/I (Bronco CB35046)
 
QF 25pdr Field Gun Mk.II/I w./No.27 limber ammunition limber (trailer)
Bronco 1:35
CB35046
2011 | New tool
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18. May at 00:51:44 Share

May 17, 2019

Rick Taylor added the Royal Model Assorted Handwheels (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Assorted Handwheels (Royal Model 633)
 
Assorted Handwheels
Royal Model 1:35
633
2010 | New tool
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17. May at 18:17:47 Share
Rick Taylor added the Voyager Model Modern US M270A1 Mittlere Artillerie Raketen System (MARS) Lenses and Taillights (1:35) to his stash.
17. May at 18:17:09 Share
Rick Taylor added a new project.
1:35 BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI (Roden 813)
 
3. February at 19:21:55 Share
Calvin Gifford Awesome! Following - I have this in my wishlist. Will be building it for my VFW's WWI Centenary Display Case.
4. February at 03:39:42
Michael Valentan Also following...nice original pic, seem to be Aussies...
4. February at 13:22:01
Rick Taylor Michael, yes the photo is with an Aussie crew. I couldn't find a decent photo with an American crew that could be trimmed to fit Scalemates' odd widescreen photo frame.
4. February at 16:33:21
Rick Taylor Calvin, I wrote an in-box review on the kit for Armorama. It hasn't been posted yet. The kit is kind of old-school - low parts count, some flash and sinks. I've started removing the parts from the sprues, cleaning, them, and bagging them by assembly step. I'm going to have to fabricate a couple of parts to eliminate molded on hand spikes and shovel. I think it will build up into a decent kit; but, will take more work than one would expect for a new offering.
4. February at 16:39:03
Calvin Gifford That's cool. Kinda sounds like an old Revell or Monogram armor kit! I'm just glad that we finally have some WWI armor kits to build that are not resin & cost $100+!
4. February at 19:29:48
Michael Valentan No problem with this, either pic nor details of kit....makes it even more challenging to create a nice model! Staying tuned!
5. February at 08:14:29
Rick Taylor I've completed this project. The build review was published on Armorama today at: https://armorama.kitmaker.ne..req=showcontent&id=14502

This is the styrene kit available of an artillery piece used by the US Army in the Great War. All of the others are only available in resin. So the rest of my WW1 US artillery collection is going to be a slog. This kit is not perfect; but, it goes together much faster than the resin kits. Overall, I am happy with Roden's offering and look forward to seeing more WW1 artillery from them.
15. May at 20:30:17
16. May at 02:36:41
Neuling Looks very good. A clean and careful build!
16. May at 05:54:33
Rick Taylor Thanks guys! I am currently working on a WW1 155mm howitzer in resin. The Roden kit is looking better by the minute compared to the hassle of working with resin.
16. May at 15:56:23
17. May at 03:31:14
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May 16, 2019

3. May at 02:21:34 Share
Bart Goesaert Nice detailing on this one.
3. May at 10:33:37
Rick Taylor Thanks. The kit parts for the platform where almost devoid of detail. I was able to find two line drawings of the platform in the US Ordnance Manual and used those to add the missing steel reinforcing and rope grommets.
3. May at 16:44:11
Rui S I'm in 8) Looking good.
4. May at 00:09:49
Rick Taylor Thanks Rui. I have it painted and am working on the weathering now. I'll post more photos when complete.
4. May at 00:41:51
Michael Valentan Nice, thank you for showing the finished piece...hope i get mine soon.
16. May at 11:12:20
Treehugger Looks very nice. Heh, so many different "topics" to get interested in. :| Give it a few years and I might get my first car kit. :)
16. May at 12:35:13
Bart Goesaert nice colors...
16. May at 14:50:23
Rick Taylor Thanks guys! From the photos that I collected, it looks like the majority of these in France prior to the armistice were in the British 2 color camo scheme. As the US bought all of its initial artillery from France and Britain, they were often left in those country's camo. Pieces produced in the US used the US patterns and many of the pieces acquired from France and Britain were later repainted in the US scheme. Most US artillery units in the Great War entered the line very late in the War; so, wear and damage were minimal. Most of the US units equipped with the 8-inch howitzer saw only a couple of weeks of combat usage. Therefore, I've depicted this example with very little wear and weathering.
16. May at 16:09:23
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May 15, 2019

Rick Taylor Added a new review for:
1:35 BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI (Roden 813)
World War I
BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI
Roden 1:35
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2019 | New tool
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Previewed on
armorama.kitmaker.net
15. May at 20:23:16 Share

May 10, 2019

Rick Taylor added the AFV Club M108 105mm in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 M108 105mm (AFV Club FV35108)
 
M108 105mm Howitzer
AFV Club 1:35
FV35108
2019* | Changed parts
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10. May at 20:59:08 Share

May 9, 2019

Rick Taylor started the Commander Models French Schneider C17S 155mm Howitzer (1:35)
1:35 French Schneider C17S 155mm Howitzer (Commander Models 1-039)
 
French Schneider C17S 155mm Howitzer
Commander Models 1:35
1-039
200* | New tool
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9. May at 19:08:27 Share

May 5, 2019

Rick Taylor added the Roden BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI (1:35) to his completed kits.
1:35 BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI (Roden 813)
World War I
BL 8-inch howitzer Mk. VI
Roden 1:35
813
2019 | New tool
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5. May at 00:27:09 Share

May 4, 2019

Rick Taylor added a new photoalbum.
2. May at 17:08:46 Share
Neuling Top notch build! Super detailing and painting!
3. May at 13:56:13
Rick Taylor Thanks. This one took a lot more time than I expected. All total, I estimated 1,530 parts of which almost 600 are the styrene individual link tracks.
3. May at 16:48:05
Neuling The impressive result shows your time shure was not wasted!
3. May at 16:57:27
James C Awesome work
3. May at 19:54:31
Rui S Great work &Nice model
3. May at 23:31:23
Nathan Dempsey Fine work there! Great subject too.
3. May at 23:40:32
Rick Taylor Thanks guys. The conversion was pretty simple with the 3D printed barrel. The scratch built stuff is all easily done with styrene sheet, strips, and rods. There are great walk arounds on the web and in the Doyle book that allow you to properly dimension the parts. If I were to do it again, I would use the Tamiya M40 as the base kit. It includes the correct track type. The 'rubber band' tracks work well for US vehicles with live tracks - they are always tightly tensioned and don't sag. the Tamiya kit is as well detailed as the AFV Club and is much easier to assemble. Plus, you end up with a spare correctly dimensioned 155mm gun barrel that can be used to replace the incorrect barrel in the AFV Club Long Tom towed kit. I would use the Voyager PE again as it is more detailed and more expansive than the Eduard set. The AFV Club ammo is great.
4. May at 17:46:31
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Rick Taylor added a new photoalbum.
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Updated: May 2, 2019
2. May at 16:35:48 Share
Neuling Very beautiful! Wanted: crew ............
3. May at 14:00:48
Bart Goesaert Very nice...
3. May at 14:39:59
Rick Taylor Thank you guys! There just aren't that many US artillery figures available plus, I am not very good at figures...
3. May at 16:34:53
Paul Juliano This is gorgeous. Your weathering looks spot on too! Really excellent work.
3. May at 19:29:47
Rui S very nice work
3. May at 19:45:25
Rick Taylor Thank you. I strive for accuracy. I'm a retired artillery officer. Weapon systems are very well maintained. They are cleaned daily in the field and are rarely as dirty as some modelers depict.
4. May at 17:35:31
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May 2, 2019

Rick Taylor added the Eduard M-981 FISTV (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M-981 FISTV (Eduard 35459)
 
M-981 FISTV Academy
Eduard 1:35
35459
2002 | New tool
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2. May at 22:35:41 Share
Rick Taylor added the Eduard M-12 GMC in 1:35 to his wishlist
1:35 M-12 GMC (Eduard 35298)
 
M-12 GMC Academy
Eduard 1:35
35298
2002 | New tool
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2. May at 20:45:45 Share
Rick Taylor added the Academy M12 155mm Gun Motor Carriage (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M12 155mm Gun Motor Carriage (Academy 13268)
 
M12 155mm Gun Motor Carriage
Academy 1:35
13268
20xx | Changed box
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2. May at 20:44:54 Share
Rick Taylor added the Archer Fine Transfers Assorted modern ammo crate stencils (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 Assorted modern ammo crate stencils (Archer Fine Transfers AR77010)
 
Assorted modern ammo crate stencils
Archer Fine Transfers 1:35
AR77010
2009 | New tool
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2. May at 15:53:04 Share

April 28, 2019

Rick Taylor added the Commander Models M1897 75mm Gun on M2A2 Carriage (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M1897 75mm Gun on M2A2 Carriage (Commander Models 1-041)
 
M1897 75mm Gun on M2A2 Carriage
Commander Models 1:35
1-041
2013 | New tool
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28. April at 21:21:34 Share

April 22, 2019

Rick Taylor added the Eduard M7 Priest (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M7 Priest (Eduard 35446)
 
M7 Priest Italeri 206
Eduard 1:35
35446
2002 | New tool
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22. April at 20:06:41 Share
Rick Taylor added the Italeri M7 Priest (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M7 Priest (Italeri 206)
 
M7 Priest Self Propelled Howitzer
Italeri 1:35
206
198x | Changed box
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22. April at 20:04:35 Share
22. April at 19:52:29 Share

April 20, 2019

Rick Taylor added the Alliance Model Works US M2/M3 Half Track Detailing Set (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 US M2/M3 Half Track Detailing Set (Alliance Model Works LW35030)
 
US M2/M3 Half Track Detailing Set for Dragon
Alliance Model Works 1:35
LW35030
2008 | New tool
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20. April at 20:36:44 Share
Rick Taylor added the Eduard M-548A1 TCC (1:35) to his stash.
1:35 M-548A1 TCC (Eduard 35167)
 
M-548A1 TCC AFV Club
Eduard 1:35
35167
1997 | New tool
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20. April at 20:33:24 Share
Rick Taylor added Armorama to his forums
20. April at 19:05:30 Share
Rick Taylor added FineScale Modeler to his list of favorite magazines
20. April at 19:05:30 Share
Rick Taylor is a member of AMPS
20. April at 19:05:29 Share
Rick Taylor is a member of IPMS Seattle
20. April at 19:05:29 Share
Rick Taylor is a member of IPMS USA
20. April at 19:05:29 Share

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