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Body parts….errrr…donations????

Ok Y’all are gonna shoot me soon for my bad puns 🙂 Just wanted to do quick update on my AFV Club Tiger. For those that do not know my tale of modeling woe, I retired from the US Navy about 3 years ago. The good news? The Government relocates you for free!!!! The bad news? Well they use the lowest bidder. A good portion of my model collection was damaged or destroyed, despite me having personally packed them. Ah well, more room to build right 🙂 Amongst the kits damaged were two Dragon Tigers. So I hung on to them for parts, which I am now using on the less detailed AFV kit! So here is the AFV club kit with some Dragon donor parts and some random Aber and Dragon photo etch, but I must add I do like the AFV engine screens better than Dragon. Also note the rear plate zimmerit, and how it does not infringe on the areas the exhaust shields will be! And finally a drop of a nice stout brew from my home state of Oregon and the hometown of my lovely wife and MIGHTY OREGON DUCKS! Eugene, and the wonderful Ninkasi Brewing company Cheers mates!

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4 responses to Body parts….errrr…donations????

  1. When I relocated to Daytona Beach from a little town in New England, I had over 40 1/35th scale armor models (mostly Tamiya) – I didn’t even “attempt” to bring ’em ! 🙁 That was 30 years ago. Since that time, I’ve only dabbled in armor stuff off and on and have actually built less than a dozen, I’d guess.
    With your skills (and the assistance of the local breweries), I’m quite sure you’ll salvage something nice from the pile. Look forward to the end result. 🙂

  2. Rob
    I worked in housing and dealt with many household damage claims agaist the movers so I feel your “pain”. When I retired from Uncle Sams Confused Group, I was fortunate that I didn’t have to move so all my models didn’t have to fear that dreaded “low bidder” moving van trip. I used to advise service members to cary in their car anything they judged to be “precious”, like the kids, dog, and models ;). Good luck with the tanks.

  3. Rob,
    Look forward to seeing the completed model

  4. Better late than never to the party, can t wait to see this finished. Looks very convincing, especially, when the last one is still in mind

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