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Trumpeter M1133 Stryker MEV OOB
seb43
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Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 05:14 PM UTC
Dear All
This is my new OOB build of the newest Trumpeter Stryker kit, the MEV.
A review will be publish soon

First step suspension, transmission bar, rear ramp. Step 1 to 6.
No comments here same issues as all the stryker familly.
The rear ramp is new and you need to add the small panel for the rear red cross.

I will build it nearly OOB and I will add the MILES tapes and detectors if someone can help me with the small black laser receptors. He will be welcome. I also need the cabling scheme for all the miles.
Thanks in advance
Pics comments welcome.















Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 05:39 PM UTC
Great start Seb..The photo-etch racks on the rear sure make a difference compared to the plastic parts.

I look forward to seeing more.
Burik
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 03:05 AM UTC
Seb, I can help you out a little on the MILES. The MILES is covered in my NTC book by WWP by the way.

In addition to the MILES light provided in this kit. there are a number of small plates that go around the vehicle, with wire attached of course (the MILES belts with receiver nodes), and a box a little larger than a .50 cal ammo box with many wires going into it as well.



Bob
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 05:00 AM UTC
Thanks Bob
I will try to find your book here.
Do you have the width of the MILES tapes ?/
As well as diameter of the laser receivers?
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 05:54 AM UTC
Great, I like it. I will pay attention to its production process.
I wish you a happy, cheers.
Blackwater
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 06:50 AM UTC
Seb,
Nice start. I'm waiting this kit next week. I will build this model with PE details of my production.
Miloslav
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 08:30 AM UTC
Seb, I don't have measurements of the Miles belt. I eyeballed the width and then used railroad hobby shop rivets that were the appropriate size. I used masking tape sold here in the US that has a texture to it for the Miles belt, since the Miles belts are not quite smooth - and they have the wire underneath that tends to show through the belt as a slight bump.

Anyway, here is another shot of my Miles equipped Stryker to show how I handled the wiring. And a couple of shots of an MEV from the NTC.







Bob
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 09:01 AM UTC
Great News Milo
You always beat me
Bob
Great pics, these will help me a lot
Thanks
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 03:54 PM UTC
Step 6 to Step 17.
All the upper hull racks and details.
While you are building the upper hull you should invert the instruction.
it is better to left part WB25 of step 15 and glue it after installing the TC hatch at the step 19.

It is a really fast build I am almost done.
I open the LHS rack.

Enjoy
Cheers
Seb









Base of the RWS



seb43
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Posted: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 04:26 PM UTC
Well this build is almost done.
Really great and fast 9 hours to arrive at this point.

Step 22 dont glue the top of the whoopie it will be difficult to do a good paint job on the transparent part leave part WG23 away.
Step 23 be careful with parts WG20, WG29, WG21 and WG30. it is hard to square them.

Comments welcome

















seb43
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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 02:44 PM UTC
Done with the kit.
Miles bands are applied the laser receptors will be glued after painting.
Comments welcome and issues to fix before painting
Enjoy
Seb

















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Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 10:06 PM UTC
Looking good Seb.

One I'll have to add to my collection soon....
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Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 - 12:14 AM UTC
Nice clean build Seb.

One comment, the solder used for the Miles tape looks a little out of scale, you might be able to use the copper wire that you used on the grenade launchers, it looks a little thinner.

I like your idea of painting the engine grills prior to installing the cover, good idea.


cheers
seb43
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Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 - 12:47 AM UTC
Ok Rick
Thanks for your comments
Cables will be change tonight.
And yes, with my last styker I realize that it was impossible to paint the grill after gluing the PE cover
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 - 01:16 AM UTC
Hello Seb
Looks good, I like it.
Cheers
Blackwater
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Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 - 01:38 AM UTC
Seb,
Very nice and clean build. I started yesterday this kit w/update PE set and resin wheels. I add tomorrow new topic.
Miloslav
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Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 - 03:07 AM UTC
Damn Milo
i am always ahead of you.
Now I need to buy a MEV to include your forthcoming update kit.
Nice addition I think it will be great as usual
We keep in touch
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 07:57 AM UTC
Dear All
Just to be sure
MILES straps are OD right ??
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 08:23 AM UTC
nice work Seb. one question? dose the different smoke launcher set up come with the kit or is it scratch?
seb43
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Posted: Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 09:19 AM UTC
Nope Scott
It comes within the kit
Did you read my review ???

Any comments on the MILES strap color ??
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 10:07 AM UTC
IIRC the MILES straps are OD nylon like you thought. Nice build BTW.
seb43
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Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 06:12 AM UTC
The paint job almost done.
i did try some oil fading and rainmarks, I am not happy with the last ones.
Comments welcome
Cheers
Seb











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Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 06:58 AM UTC
I really like this version of the Stryker and overall, I think you've done a great job. There are 2 things I would suggest to make it better; the first is to take some pics of it that are better quality (like your WIP photos earlier). The second is I would remove the two vertical rain marks (?) on the hull side, underneath the RWS hatch. They look like a #4 brush mark, ie, out of scale. The rest of the weathering looks quite realistic IMO.
bulivyf
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Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 07:10 AM UTC
Seb,
Very nice job.
Miloslav
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Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010 - 11:16 AM UTC
My my!!! Beautifully done my friend.