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BigfootV
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 11:32 AM UTC
Hello Samuel,
The whole frame is hand painted along with the wheels.

Hey Jaymes,
I'm afraid there are some brush marks. Second coat might be needed, I'll see when it drys overnight.

BigfootV
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 11:37 AM UTC
More Photo's.





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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 11:52 AM UTC
Brian I see what you mean . Still great work thought, its coming on very nice!

looking great !.

msn?

BigfootV
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 12:25 PM UTC
Last update for today. Mother's Day you know.

Scratch build cable. Made from USS Constellation rigging.





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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 08:33 AM UTC
UPDATE: Had to add second coat to body, still not happy with the way it turned out.
Painted the cable also, that turned out O.K. I guess.







Comment, as always, welcome. Thx.
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 08:51 AM UTC
Great work Brian, I really like it. Nice paint job. I'd be happy with that paintwork.
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 11:43 AM UTC
Hi Brian,

She's coming along nicely, can't wait to start building mine! I intend to use some of the Tamiya British Infantry figures to go with it - I've built them and they have been sprayed with grey primer.

Watch this space, as they say.

Andy
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 12:02 PM UTC
Martyn,
Thx, I'll be happy when I get the MM on it.

Hi Andy,
Thx also. Let me know if you need any advice on it. I'd be more than happy to help out.
BigfootV
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 03:01 PM UTC
Hi Gang,
Made some templates for the MM pattern. I'll be trying them out tomorrow.



Wish me luck.

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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 03:15 AM UTC
Nice to see one of these CMP's being built. Takes me back. I had a look through a few books some years back trying to find out any differences between the Ford and GM trucks. Aside from the logo on the grill the basic chassis were the same as already discussed. Any differences were due to the engines types. Ford used the flat head V-8, GM the inline 6. I did go through my books again to try and refresh my thoughts. I noticed that on the Ford #12 and 13's there is what looks like a horn mounted just behind the front bumper on the left side. This is not on the GM trucks.

And don't forget. That raised projection on the front bumper is the holder for a hand crank and should be drilled out.

I look forward to seeing your finished truck. I have always liked the CMP's.
BigfootV
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 10:04 AM UTC
Well, I had to abandon the MM camo for now. The templates I made didn't work out. Tried another test patch with different templates, same results. CRAP.......

Anyways, did some touch up and interior paint on the Quad.






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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 10:27 AM UTC
C'mon Brian.....wanna see your paint scheme!

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 10:38 AM UTC
Mike,
Disruptive camo anyone?? Or should I say Air compressor anyone? That's the only way the MM camo is going on. 3x5 index cards didn't work, bled thru, Sheet plastic didn't work either.

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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 10:50 AM UTC
Brian,

Standing invitation to bring your big ex-trucker backside over to the house and use my booth and AB. MM would really be slick.....

Bring the family too.....BBQ....chill....paint......call.

Mike
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 11:02 AM UTC
Message received loud and clear.
Thx.
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 12:30 PM UTC
I am certain I read that MM was brush applied in the field and that along with the MM pattern the under carriage and all the running gear was painted black. I'm thinking I read that on the MAFVA site. I was also under the inpression that the MM camo was used in conjunction with the green base paint and was used only in the European theater. I was originally wanting to use the MM pattern with my desert version but found this out and abandoned the plan to paint the MM camo for the 8th Army in Africa. I also think that I read that the MM camo wasn't adopted until after the 8th was no longer in Africa. I'll hunt down where I found this and post back.

EDIT ADDITION: The info has been updated since I last read it, but here's the MAFVA link. Note the mention of MM in Europe.

http://www.mafva.net/other%20pages/Starmer%20camo.htm

And, now based on this new info mine will need redone because i don't even see the the color i used for the disruptive pattern i used listed. FYI: the LifeColor WWII British Middle East paint set has
the following colors:

Light Stone 61 also labeled as Light Stone
Terracotta
Slate Grey
Light Grey/Silver Grey
Portland Stone 64 also labeled as Portland Stone
Desert Pink
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 01:02 PM UTC
Hey Jim,
The color and the MM camo has been debated ever since this build has started. I've found varing photo's of the MM camo being applied mainly in fractory and some in field. I ran acrossed one camo pattern with gray/white/dark blue!!
The research on the MM camo has been very interersting to say the least. I've found that the MM camo was still been used in N. Africa up until the German surrender in Dec. '43. Some units kept it till war's end. One site says this and other site says that, and it just became one contridiction after other.
If you can dig up more stuff that would be great. Thx.

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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 01:51 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey Jim,
The color and the MM camo has been debated ever since this build has started. I've found varing photo's of the MM camo being applied mainly in fractory and some in field. I ran acrossed one camo pattern with gray/white/dark blue!!
The research on the MM camo has been very interersting to say the least. I've found that the MM camo was still been used in N. Africa up until the German surrender in Dec. '43. Some units kept it till war's end. One site says this and other site says that, and it just became one contridiction after other.
If you can dig up more stuff that would be great. Thx.




Yes, it almost rivals some of the German AFV paint schemes in both contradictions and hearsay! I'm on the hunt as we speak!
BigfootV
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 01:55 PM UTC
Spelling correction noted. Thx.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 08:44 AM UTC
Hey Brian, the quad is coming along nicely. It really looks great. I am new to any kind of military modeling and i know this sounds like a stupid question, but what time frame in history is this kit from and witch country used it? Also who makes the kit and what is the part #? Thanks and keep up the good work...............Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 09:05 AM UTC
Hi Mike,
First off, Welcome!

Second, Its' the Tamiya WWII Quad Gun Tractor Kit #35045, British Commonwealth Forces Quad Gun Tractor, Canadian Ford, F.G.T. This is a older kit that came out sometime in the late 70's, early 80's. A few years back Tamiya offered it with the 25pdr. Field Gun as a "Combo" kit also. Early 90's IIRC. I did a review for this kit and the 25pdr. kit. They pop up from time to time on the Homepage.

HTH.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 09:50 AM UTC
Hey thanks for the info Brian. I looked around on the bay and found a few. I will have to pick one up when I clear my bench off a little more. Thanks again......Mike
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Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 11:33 AM UTC
Hi Mike,
No problem. There are some aftermarket's for the Quad that you can get. This build was Out of the Box, nothing fancy.

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Posted: Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 11:13 AM UTC
Hey Gang,
A little update here.
After a stepping away from the Quad after two failed attemps on the MM to clear the mind, and a lesson from TacFireGuru today, (Thx again, Mike. ) I'm going to tackle the MM again.
Stay tuned Folks.

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Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 11:41 AM UTC
Alrighty, Here she is with the MM. Thoughts?