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ASLAV w/Turret Bar Armour, IRAQ 2006
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Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: December 05, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 09:13 AM UTC
Fine process.....I am watching.....Good luck Adam....
yufkey70
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Texas, United States
Joined: July 16, 2005
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Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 12:16 PM UTC
Very Nice progress!!!!
Adamskii
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South Australia, Australia
Joined: November 06, 2010
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 04:51 PM UTC
some really quick updates - running late for something..

I have started detailing teh vehicles - I have "oil washed" and "pin washed" and have airbrushed some fading, Also added some of the smaller details and began gluing down things like spare tyres.

heres some pics






I added the RB models 50 cal cooling tube and some other details to the RWS.. i didnt use the brass barrel as I couldnt work it out !

I added some very new light guards and smoke discharger guards. not how the footprint changed from the old ones!


I also added the prop guards to the pc, i didnt want any to have it but figured well at least one show show what they look like.

In another post I saw Jason Miller talking about tool handles and the like and stating they are cyclone brand tools. So I made several cyclone decals using the company logo! I havent adeed yet as am waiting for the sealing coat to dry over the ink. They are very small indeed, about 3 mm across. heres a pic showing the 8 I made..


More to follow - I have to add all the decals and markings now - this will take a few days to do proper, and some will be airbrushed on with stencils etc..

hardst part is minimising damage from handling.. bits breaking off everywhere!

No drybrushing or lighening from weathering yet - vehicles will get lighter in thet process - plus need to decide if going to use mig pigments!

Adam
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: January 17, 2006
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:44 PM UTC
hey adam. nice work on the lav's.

regarding the spine board, the pro art one isn't wrong, it's just a different shape to the one the ADF use. In the SES we use another one thats different also. I"m still tirying up my pro art one, it needs some detail on the flat side. and some tidying up!
Adamskii
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 01:58 AM UTC

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hey adam. nice work on the lav's.

regarding the spine board, the pro art one isn't wrong, it's just a different shape to the one the ADF use. In the SES we use another one thats different also. I"m still tirying up my pro art one, it needs some detail on the flat side. and some tidying up!



Hey grimmo, I'm not sure what I said, but I meant that its wrong for an Aussie Aslav in Iraq. It may be quite correct for the vehicle it intended to be used on (Humveee spec forces) I have pics of a collapsiboe stretcher also user (traditional type with canvas and long timber poles) and also a multi piece aluminium one that scoops up the casualty from each side and clicks together. have seen one other type but not out side a vehicle.

If I understad it to be part of the CES for Bushmaster, I I hope its included in that mystical kit.

the pro art one looks very basic (the casting looks ordinary). but i havent compared it to a 'real" one.

Adam
grimmo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 05:54 PM UTC
Cheersa Adam. understood.

It's not too bad, when i get mine sorted out, i'll send you a copy. The side with detail is very close to the real thing, the other side is cast flat, with no detail, but what i can remember, there isnt much detail on it anyway. There are 2 big strips for velcro where the head rests sit. (the blocky thing in the kit). I saw it used on an episode of bay watch the other week!

I really have to say i'm jelous of your lav's! they look so fantastic! i'm itching to start on mine, but am still trying to tidy my shed so i can get to my model bench!
rwaldram
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Joined: July 20, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 09:42 PM UTC

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No stereo but even you cav monkeys would know you can wire your iPod into the MCS




yes, yes we do

I've got to ask, with a nickname like reckymech, location set to victoria and that picture for your avitar... you're not at "the school" in seymour are you? If so i'll see you when i come down there in a fortnight.
WARDUKWNZ
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Joined: June 01, 2011
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 11:31 PM UTC
Allo lads from across the ditch .. found something a couple of days back and i think its only fair i share it with you guys .. was at Bunnings with my parents ( they over from Aussie with my great niece's birthday ) and my sister was looking for something to cover a door ..happened to be in a isle with lots of things and picture hanging bits and pieces. then i noticed the wire which you use to hand the pictures ..this stuff wasnt wire but cable ..looks exactly like tow cables for armoured vehicles and it comes in different sizes and lengths,,cheap too ..
Check it out i'e going to but three rolls next week ..will not need to worry about tow cables for a very long time
It was Adams little story about tow cables for his ASLAV which reminded me ..hope this will help you guys out .