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Help ASLAV patrol order - SECDET# or Baghdad
seb43
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 02:55 AM UTC
The building are truly outstanding
Do you have progress pics ??
Is this total scratch total ???

Please share because i love it
Cheers
Seb
Adamskii
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Posted: Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 11:10 AM UTC
Ok this is a worry. I actually understand what your talking about. All the answers I need are in your response. Assumption is correct - Southern Iraq, 2005+ (admin run through Al Samawah, AMTG 2 or 3), pc type two will be updated to phase 3 (using the acm set, trim vane, antenna etc) but with the phase two Diemaco cupola sporting the RWS update for AFV club (rotated to 3 oclock as all photos show).
I ncidentally, I will also be fiting the MEAO update to this vehicle (as per the MV4 profile book). Also will be fitting bulged tyres, spoke with John yesterday and he has two sets for me put aside, guess I'm ordering a spider mount too - to go with the fitters vehicle I'll be ordering when it is available. ..

I don't mind taking some artistic license with somethings, and I do not want to be a rivett counter, just have an accurate version of what we drove there!

with so much work on 3 vehicles - (the bar armour turreted guncar will be started v soon), I would like to make this diorama be a highlight of what we can offer as Aussies to the world of armoured vehicles. As such the current thinking is to have the type 3 hull included (fitters) so that would have a type 1, 2 and 3 hull on display all phase 3 vehicles . Maybe they didnt travell in a patrol of 3 like that but this is where I'll use my artisitc licence I guess - I can live with that. The practicality of building a 6 car patrol is something I cant begin to imagine and my wife would kill me if I suggested doubling the size and cost.

Thanks for the advice Jason - how you seem to be tireless in your answering of questions on ASLAV is inspirational.

My buildings Are a total fabrication - all scratchbuilt and I built my own moulds to castthem myself, I do have a build log in Photos, but have'nt posted them yet. When I get a moment I wil convert and upload them - there are dozens of pics, so will cherry pick a few good developement ones. Am glad you like them - when they're finished you will love them!

Adam

Adamskii
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 01:24 PM UTC
I have decided to remove (or to not install) the chainsaw rack and ecternal stowage box on my ASLAV PC - most refernence pic show these items removed in the MEAO. It is on some , but its a rarity! Leaves more room for other stowage anyways.

On another note I see alot of the SecDet ASLAV PC with a hardboard stretcher on the side, Pro art models include one in their Dumvee set but its about $80 bucks... guess i wont have a hardboard stretcher strapped to the side jerry can racks.

Have found two pics of vehicles in the MEAO that I have some questions about though.. the first pic - what is the beacon shaped antenna in the middle of the deck? has a decent shroud around it, have not seen this one before - any ideas?


the next image has an ASLAV PC With some strange black discs on the side. Looks like 4 or 5 above the lower footman tie downs. This looks like a 2 CAV vehicle as I can see the emblem at front left and right. Interestingly has the splash board extender removed, and antennas tied back also uncommon to see. But the discs have me curious - are they a blanking plate or a mounting point or some kind of recognition system ?



Any help .. always appreciated
jasmils
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 03:59 PM UTC
G'day Adam,
To answer your 1st question (sort of question) I have a spine board about 80% done that was going to go into my PC stowage set. But other things have come up since then. I might have to get back into it mate?
2nd question, beacon thing, yes, yes, that is what it is, sorry no it's not, don't ask.
3rd question, the black hex disc's are for the simulation systems attached when on exercise. The mounting points have just been left on since they deployed. The eagle emblem is a 2 CAV thing, but does not mean that the crew are from that unit and that particular time that the photo was taken a crew from another unit could be crewing it. Again Australian TAC markings do not denote Units. But as you guessed, Troop symbols can and do at times. The trim vane extension is still attached.

Cheers Jason
Adamskii
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Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 09:19 PM UTC
For those interested, heres some in progress shots of the Aslav PC conversion...



BSHEVLIN
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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 03:07 PM UTC
Loving your work
Adamskii
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Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 01:49 AM UTC
Thankyou Brenton.

heres an update for composition and layout only (so some things a have representations and are not the actual items ie fitters and guncar). Intended here to test figures, balance, number of vehicles , any obvious voids or dead areas, flow lines and story. comments welcome.

Adam




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Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 03:20 PM UTC
looking fantsatic Adam!
ti
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Posted: Saturday, January 01, 2011 - 11:50 AM UTC
Absolutely breath-taking. Your craftsmanship is just amazing.
Adamskii
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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 06:15 PM UTC
test bed for the road - blog here
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=170011&page=1

heres what it could look like


Adam
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Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 11:38 PM UTC
FANDABIDOZI!