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M1151A1 w/B1+SPARK+CROWS II, Aca/Leg/Bro
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 07:10 PM UTC
Thanks, Jacek



One small detail - a Duke controler's base:


Also I've started the painting of Humvee. A chaos at this moment, but I'm on the right way
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California, United States
Joined: May 14, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 12:51 PM UTC
Just catching up with your work as I've been out visiting Reno Air races. Your small rein bit is nice and I like the small round shockers. I bet those were bit of a challenge in this scale
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:24 PM UTC
I'm painting almost every day, but usually it's only maybe half an hour with a brush. It's not a race Some elements are already ready, most interesting of them - Boomerang and CROWS:



youngtiger1
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California, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:26 PM UTC
Well, race it might not be but a race you are putting for rest of us to catchup too... your skill level that is

Nice work brother, they both look awesome! I have 1/16 M-ATV and I want to put both of your above items on it. I have found a 1/16 boomerang antenna in that scale but no Crow set up. Guess, I'll have to get a 1/35 and try and copy it.
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 08:19 PM UTC
Upper part of the body is finished (requires only some stains etc.):






Lower part only painted.
GulfWarrior
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Texas, United States
Joined: January 05, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:01 PM UTC
That looks awesome!
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Haute-Alpes, France
Joined: June 27, 2012
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Posted: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:49 PM UTC
hello
the hummer ist very nice !!!
bye
patrick
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 04:01 PM UTC
Thanks, Guys


Doors and underbody armor:



Interior (wires, stowage and dust will be added):




Whole Humvee as it looks today:



sgtsauer
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Missouri, United States
Joined: March 30, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 04:33 PM UTC
Beautiful man!!! Just beautiful!
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 07:40 PM UTC
Thanks, Brent


Some stains added, also PE airco meshes and lights from SKP set:





Undercarriage got some dust so I was able to glue it together with body and cover with underbody armor:


I've added controllers of:
- Duke:

- Rhino:

- Boomerang:


Windshield sprinklers:

and tools:



General view (this time without doors):


kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 04:03 PM UTC
Some road and EOD accessories for Humvee:

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Kentucky, United States
Joined: November 25, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 06:01 PM UTC
Wow! Very impressive and inspiring work! Great to see your efforts and please share more photos.
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 04:03 PM UTC
Thanks


Start of painting the rest of figures:
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 04:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks


Start of painting the rest of figures:



GREAT WORK!!!
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 11:41 AM UTC
Thanks, Dennis The best part of painting still before me, so let's wait with this 'great job'
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 11:10 PM UTC
I didn't like plain CROWS monitor, so I've printed markings:

Bottom and 'legs' will be improved of course.

1 grosz is a Polish 1 'cent', approximately 1.55 cm (~0.6'') diameter.
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 04:20 PM UTC
And the monitor at its place, with wire to the joystick added:

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Flemish Brabant, Belgium
Joined: August 18, 2008
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 08:52 PM UTC
i like what you're building especialy the level of detail you put in it
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 03:46 PM UTC

Quoted Text

i like what you're building especialy the level of detail you put in it


Thanks




The vignette:






I'm not completely happy, it has made me a little ugly prank, but I'll leave it... I know what to do better in the next one.
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 05:52 PM UTC
Roller almost finished, only dusting left to make:



terminators
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France
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 10:55 PM UTC
Wiring work is amazing on the roller, this humvee is a piece of art.

I have too a legend conversion for M1151 and in the box, there are several resin parts which have a lot of distorsions. I'm thinking to rebuilt them with plastic sheets.
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 01:53 AM UTC
I wouldn't call it 'a piece of art' at all, but thanks a lot for very kind words


Legend conversion has several quite big parts and as You know it very well - the bigger part is the more it can bend in molding process. I hope you manage to fix (or rebuild) these elements.
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 06:04 PM UTC
Interior almost done, there will be one backpack in the trunk, and maybe some minor stowage:





Humvee joined with the SPARK (roof not glued):








Fitting with the rest on the vignette:







Unfortunately, I had to give up a figure sitting in a Humvee - I couldn't match him to a seat and opened door. Even remodeling would rather change anything - it would still look unnaturally. But there is a bright side of this situation - one ACUPAT less to paint

Front Duke antenna (rectangular) is a little bit improved - it was molded by Panda Models as completely flat at the backside.
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Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Joined: December 15, 2016
KitMaker: 200 posts
Armorama: 188 posts
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 03:54 PM UTC
I need a new jaw now, I dropped mine!
It was a great read and interesting to go through this. I have no clue about modern armor, so this build did get me introduced to it, simply amazing! I love the work with your AM parts, so smooth and clean!
/Stefan
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France
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Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 09:25 PM UTC
Awesome ! The piece of road is cool, the bitumen paint is very nice. Impressive level of details on the humvee.