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M-ATV wip, Panda kit, 1/35
youngtiger1
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California, United States
Joined: May 14, 2008
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Posted: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 06:50 AM UTC
Nice to see you back and keeping this alive. I've said this before, but I'm saying it again...you are a master of weathering as every bit is top class. It looks so real and perfect to the scale.
metooshelah
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 03:05 AM UTC
amazing work. the attention to details is inspiring
terminators
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France
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
Great job on it. Nice electric sheath. Added details are very fine.
WXerock
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Joined: July 19, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
Marko, I'm happy to see that you are still working on this one. It really does look fantastic. The M-ATV and MaxxPro are my favorite MRAPs. Keep up the good work and keep the updates coming.

Regards,

Eric
Stickframe
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:23 PM UTC
Hi Marko - really great work - thanks very much for posting! The work you did on the suspension is very impressive - it's tough to build out of the box, but, making vertical changes is really something - nice work!

Cheers
Nick
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: June 04, 2006
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 - 09:27 PM UTC

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It's been a long while since had the opportunity to look in here and it looks awesome. Is this one done Marko? Any more photos of you complete work you can share? TIA



Hi , sorry for late replay

Well, what to say, I back to it. Started 6 years ago, and last wip picture was 4 years ago.

Here are few pic just to show project is still alive (and I'm also)

Quite a few bits from last time, maybe not so visible, but for me starting it after so long is u huge step.

Thanks. I hope you I'll be able to post pictures of the finished model in reasonable time at least















youngtiger1
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 10:15 AM UTC
It's been a long while since had the opportunity to look in here and it looks awesome. Is this one done Marko? Any more photos of you complete work you can share? TIA
Lisec
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: September 13, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 01:17 PM UTC
I will only say that he`s like a hummingbird- quickly jumping from project to project

(as i saw it a week or so,it`s still in the works)

needs more people to remind him to finish it
jekrott
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: March 25, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:48 AM UTC
So how did you end up with this beautiful model.Have you finished it
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: June 04, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 05:46 AM UTC

Almost, but still.. a lot of work left

skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: June 04, 2006
KitMaker: 70 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 05:15 AM UTC
Thanks all!


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Hey i made an account and wanted to say your build looks amazing. I served in the Marine Corps in this vehicle and you inspired me to go ahead and buy one of these models for myself and attempt to recreate your build. Can you possibly list what all kits and everything you used on this build if possible? I already ordered the main kit but need to find the tow bar



Hi there, glad you like it and glad to hear you'll go ahead with one of these.

I'll try to list most of things here:

- Panda model M-atv (obviously)
- Voyager model PE set (for Kinetic though)
- DEF model wheels, but I will use D-vision ones
- CROWS II: Blast
- M2: RB model
- live resin 50 cal feed chutes live resin, flexible resin
- RB model shackles
- rivets Archer fine transfer
- various brass tubes: Alliance modelworks
- lead wires cables: Plusmodel, various sizes
- spring cables (like the one on the pictures just above): Tuner model manufactory
- base of the antennas with spring are Voyager, the rest from brass tubes and steel wire
- Chains: Trumpeter Master tools 0.8 mm
- Mirrors: Echelon
- Tow bar: scratchbuild
- Roll bar on front: scratchbuild
- Duke box at the rear: scratchbuild
- DVE (Driver's Vision Enhancement): scratchbuild
- various accessories will be: live resin, black dog, blast, scratchbuild,
- etc..


Wiggles
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Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 04:56 AM UTC
Hey i made an account and wanted to say your build looks amazing. I served in the Marine Corps in this vehicle and you inspired me to go ahead and buy one of these models for myself and attempt to recreate your build. Can you possibly list what all kits and everything you used on this build if possible? I already ordered the main kit but need to find the tow bar
overthedge21
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: December 20, 2013
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:37 AM UTC
Looks great! I can't believe its been a wip for so long! Can't wait to see it done.
rotxxyyzz
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: September 05, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 06:16 AM UTC
the details you added are unbelieveable

keep the updates comin'
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: June 04, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:58 AM UTC

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Have you done the antennas by your self or have you bought them? If so from where? The blast crow 2 looks very good! Looking forward to see the final result!



The base with the spring is from voyager detail set for Kinetic m-atv, I have done the rest from various brass tubes (alliance modelworks) and steel wire (Albion alloys)
Thanks
rogerjo1
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
Joined: November 12, 2010
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Posted: Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:50 AM UTC
Have you done the antennas by your self or have you bought them? If so from where? The blast crow 2 looks very good! Looking forward to see the final result!
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 11:30 PM UTC
Hi, here are few really really close up pic.

50 cal feed chutes are live resin, made form flexible resin, so it is still possible to move the m2 up and down. Thanks Yaroslav

Blast one fell apart in 100 pieces while trying to adjust it to gun

Thanks for watching, Cheers!




















hliu24
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California, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 08:51 AM UTC
Mighty MATV!


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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 07:14 AM UTC
You, my friend, are a crazy man.

Hope to see it in person one day. It will definitely be a show stopper.

Mario
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 06:54 AM UTC

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It's really,really a great job.Can't wait to see it finished.Definitely this is the best M-atv that I've ever seen.
Keep it up.
Regards

Ciro



I agree. Great build. The interior of the lights is just the kind of detailing most overlook, much to their shagrin.
Wakemeup
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Napoli, Italy
Joined: September 02, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 06:48 AM UTC
It's really,really a great job.Can't wait to see it finished.Definitely this is the best M-atv that I've ever seen.
Keep it up.
Regards

Ciro
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: June 04, 2006
KitMaker: 70 posts
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 04:18 AM UTC

hi there,

just a small update. I've added some details to lights. They looked somehow empty.

Cheers, Marko



skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 09:41 PM UTC

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Marko,

Great build, Can you explain the process used to make the tinted resin windshields? I see you used clear card at one point, is this attached or just used and removed later? How much "tint" did you use?
Thanks DJ



Hi there,

thanks, after you mix two components of resin, just add a small drop of the enamel paint or india ink (I used india ink). I mixed about 1 dcl (0.1 liter) of resin. Just start with the extremely small drop of the paint (especially if you use india ink). Rather add more later that to exaggerate. Stir it.

As for the clear card/styrene, I removed it later. But it is also possible to keep it. I had to remove it because of a small accident. If you remove it, there will be a chance that everything will be ok, and no sanding or polishing on resin will be required. If so, these result will be best. If you will need to sand it or polish it, than there will be in fact no difference weather to remove plastic card or no.
One thing, because I had to sand resin a bit, I got a thinner frame, so i had to frame it with styrene as you can see on one of the pictures, which I can recommend in any case in fact because you get that edge as on the real one.

Cheers
rmadfire1
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: August 26, 2009
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 05:26 AM UTC
Marko,

Great build, Can you explain the process used to make the tinted resin windshields? I see you used clear card at one point, is this attached or just used and removed later? How much "tint" did you use?
Thanks DJ
youngtiger1
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Posted: Tuesday, July 02, 2013 - 02:25 PM UTC
Brother Marko,

Sure do appreciate the step-by-step explanation. I will try that once I'm at that stage. Thanks.

Mike