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M1025 Humvee - OIF
Maki
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 08:58 AM UTC
Yet another shelf queen on my workbench. An old Tamiya kit which was bought along with number of Blast update sets to model an early OIF vehicle... I started detailing the interior, did some scratch building as well. Here's how it looked before the paintjob:





And then I managed to mess up the paintjob and shelved the whole thing. Now, a few years after, I decided to finish up the model. I'm still working on the interior; the back part is almost done, there's still a lot of wiring on the SINCGARS to do, plus the driver and codriver figure. And then interior weathering with loads of dust.

Here's how it looks now:









My thanks to Brent Sauer for providing one of the smaller pieces eaten all those years ago by the carpet monster...

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:16 AM UTC
Great start, hope to see next steps soon
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:44 AM UTC
Very nice and clean work.. and great painting!

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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:02 PM UTC
Thanks guys. I hope to show the update soon... I'm trying to get some time with this model every day, if nothing else just staring at it for couple of minutes.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 10:31 PM UTC
great interior job Bro
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 11:18 PM UTC
Looking very good Mario. Looks like a lot of work has gone into the interior. Can't wait to see the finsihed model.
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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2014 - 02:13 AM UTC
Here's how the radio wiring looks:





I have seen paracord stretched below the Humvee roof for hanging various things on. I tried replicating that, with some wiring and radio handset hanging.

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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 04:06 AM UTC
Great work so far. Its coming along really well. Let me know if you need anymore parts.
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:12 AM UTC
Thanks all for the positive comments.

Thanks Brent! Thanks again for the piece you provided and a big thanks to you and Gino for answering all those questions on how the stuff is stored inside the Humvee.

One more question. I have a large cooler with some beverages that would be a good focal point in the interior. Would it be ok if I position it on the gunners platform? I think the platform has straps, so it could be tied down?

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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:24 AM UTC
I woul say yes only if you do not plan to have a gunner. If there is a gun up top, there should be a gunner to man it. If you don't plan on having the gun and gunner, the cooler would be fine there. If you plan on a gunner, I would remove the 20mm ammo can next to the left rear seat and put the cooler there.
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:43 AM UTC
There is a .50 cal up top but I don't plan on adding the gunner, just the driver and codriver... All the other seats are full of stuff, so I thought the gunner is not on board anyway?

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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 07:59 AM UTC
You could leave him off, but a gun does not usually go unmanned. The gunner doesn't need a seat. His position is up in the gun ring. It's up to you though.
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 08:01 AM UTC
The problem is I don't have a figure for that position...

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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 09:24 PM UTC
OK, managed to find another figure for the turret ring... from the same company as the driver/codriver figures. So, I'll have the weapons manned after all. Thanks for the suggestion.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 10:18 PM UTC
Hi Mario,

You could also attach the rucksacks (with desert camo covers)and some other gear onto the outside hatch of the Humvee, to make space for the cooler and gunner.

Radio looks awesome.
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 10:18 PM UTC
I loved the stuff inside and will be a reference for my Toyota hilux built Bro..want me to check the stash for a gunner? I have some Blast figures too.
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Posted: Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 10:57 PM UTC
Thanks guys. The radio is still not finished yet, I plan to add some more details to the wiring.

Abi, thanks for the offer. I did find a gunner sitting in the hatch and ordered it via eBay. Hope it will be here soon.

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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 12:48 AM UTC
Just a quick pic of the figures... still headless, but hopefully not for long. Nemrod figures are not bad, they fit Tamiya seats well, but I had to do some trimming to be able to close the Humvee doors properly. Perhaps because I added some details to the door interior.



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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 04:00 AM UTC
Great work one the figures.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 04:40 AM UTC
The cammo on the figures looks really good.. and the boots look very defined.. did you use something like a thin wash to make details like the shoelaces stand out?

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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 05:02 AM UTC
Great job on both camo patterns Bro.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 06:58 AM UTC
Thanks guys. The camo was actually made pretty sloppy... for some reason I couldn't find it in me to paint figures again. That's the main reason the heads are taking so long as well.

I did a thin wash, and the details on the boots popped out. Too bad they will be completely hidden in the Humvee.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 07:45 AM UTC
Great work, Mario. Did you handbrush everything? The paint looks so smooth.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 09:11 AM UTC
The figures look great IMO, looking forward to the next update!


Kind regards, Sven.
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2014 - 08:30 PM UTC
Thanks guys.

Pete, yup, I handbrushed the camo.

And forgot to say thanks to Ettore (galactica) for providing me with Echelon decals for these figures... the flag patches and 4th ID patches look great and raise the realism to the next level.

Mario