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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 09:30 PM UTC


I am slowly getting this kit together .And I thought instead of high jacking someone else's thread .I do my own for the finish.
Hopefully Ive also learnt how to upload pictures using photobucket .
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 09:47 PM UTC
Engine looks great: you'll have to leave the hood/bonnet up.

Pity about the rest....just kidding. Looks great.

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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 09:52 PM UTC
nice looking model mate. these seem to go together really well.
is the seat belt lock in the right place it looks to be on the outside of the cmdrs seat.
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 10:06 PM UTC

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nice looking model mate. these seem to go together really well.
is the seat belt lock in the right place it looks to be on the outside of the cmdrs seat.



Yes and I believe that there is no starter motor .So I dont know how I will ever get the engine started
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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011 - 11:52 PM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 12:07 AM UTC
Great job on it. I really like the basket on the bonnet. Nice adition.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 12:16 AM UTC
The first rack I made was too small .Just need to find a piece of netting to go with it .The last job is to put the light lenses on and there are 2 figures to go with it .
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 02:20 AM UTC
Just a note, for modelers who pay a lot of attention to accuracy, the M2 .50 cal provided in the kit is grossly over sized. The cooling jacket/barrel length is correct but the main body of the .50 is way too large, as shown in the photo.



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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 03:19 AM UTC
Thanks for that Hyun
which one is correct ?
and how the blinking blimey did hobby boss get it so wrong
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 04:01 AM UTC
Hi Phonetic,
how much gear/stowage comes with the kit? Being so open it'll need lots to fill and look busy....
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 04:16 AM UTC
Hello Sean
the only stuff that comes with it are 12 Ammo boxes that go in the back rack .
And 2 Sa80 rifles that go in the rack in the seats.
The stuff ive used is the tamiya accesories
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 04:44 AM UTC

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Thanks for that Hyun
which one is correct ?
and how the blinking blimey did hobby boss get it so wrong



Generally either the AFV Club or Tasca .50 cal are the most accurate in 1/35th scale, however one must still scratch build the mount for it for the WMIK turret. I'm currently in the process of scratch building the mount on the AFV Club .50 for my WMIK, as well as the bracket for attaching a SUSAT sight.

By the way, fantastic build mate, looks awesome. Nice work on scratching the netting basket!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 05:13 AM UTC

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Just a note, for modelers who pay a lot of attention to accuracy, the M2 .50 cal provided in the kit is grossly over sized. The cooling jacket/barrel length is correct but the main body of the .50 is way too large, as shown in the photo.



As mentioned above, Tasca's M2 should be a good replacement option :
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/tasca/tasca35-l9.htm
...but you would still have to scratchbuild the mount (unless one of the PE players release it )

Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 05:14 AM UTC
Looks realy nice mate,good job.

Neil
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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 10:20 PM UTC
i really do like what you have done with this its a nice looking model you have made
terry
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 01:00 AM UTC

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Hello Sean
the only stuff that comes with it are 12 Ammo boxes that go in the back rack .
And 2 Sa80 rifles that go in the rack in the seats.
The stuff ive used is the tamiya accesories



Thanks Phoenetic.

Just in time Legend come to the rescue: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=8807&mode=thread&order=0
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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 03:58 AM UTC

I think thats as far as I want to go with the vehicle unless i see something whilst im doing the two figures I have for it
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 10:17 PM UTC

Curently working on 2 verlinden figures to go with it
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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 10:26 PM UTC
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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 04:18 AM UTC

Almost there

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Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 08:01 AM UTC
The modifications I made were :-
transfered the spare wheel from the bonnet to the left side .
modified the gun rack..
painted the tyres in vallejo rubber
left off the drivers seat cradle
moved the rear seat
added straps to the bonnet front
added the bonnet cradle.
added the rucksacks and the bed rolls from Tamiya
the 2 figures are verlinden modified to fit.
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 12:10 AM UTC





Well thats it I think Im going to call it a day
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 01:23 AM UTC
Thank's for sharing your work.

It is items like this that help us stay motivated and also help us correct the kits shortcomings.

Here is a picture I like, showing the later wheels and well draped camo net.


Keith.
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 01:41 AM UTC
whose figures did you use?

Great build
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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 02:22 AM UTC
Hi Paul
the figures are from Verlinden and I modified the driver too fit