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LARC-V Hobby Fan -HF072 - Malvinas/Falklands
Nahuel19431
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Chubut, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 01:04 PM GMT+7
Hi All, I started my new proyect, The idea is to make a LARC-V of the IMARA in Malvinas/Falklands in 1982
The Model is a HOBBY FAN HF 072, I show the first pictures, the model:















Regards, Omar
Cam
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 04:39 PM GMT+7
I will be following this build. An unusual vehicle and a kit I did not know existed!
LeoCmdr
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 04:53 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

I will be following this build. An unusual vehicle and a kit I did not know existed!



Here's pic from the Falklands while the Argentinian troops were dealing with Royal Marines. There are a few more pics out there to be found.

RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 08:37 PM GMT+7
Another image where the camouflage is easier to see:

/ Robin
LeoCmdr
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 04:06 AM GMT+7
The camouflage scheme would have come much later than the Falklands. That pic I think was taken in 2007.

Here are more pics of the LARCs on the Falkland Islands.

You'd never know from the B&W image above that the 15 was in red....except for the fact those exact decals are provided in the Hobby Fan LARC kit.







69mudbone
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 05:46 AM GMT+7
Wow.... this does bring back a whole bunch of memories. This was our primary vehicle during beach ops when I was with Navy Beachmasters 78-81. I may have to add that to my stash
Nahuel19431
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Chubut, Argentina
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 01:03 PM GMT+7



It is correct, the rigth colours of that time was only green. The others eschemes are post malvinas / Falklands.
More Pictures more of the vehicle, the Argentinean Larc-V has little differences of the rest.
Look...









The last view was take before they were to Malvinas / Falklands, In the boat transport.

Nahuel19431
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 01:16 PM GMT+7
The first steps. Some changes to Argentine model used in this time, It has a door a on the top of the cabin. Too have some handles out of in driver cabin.
I have going to do them.
The advances:











jasegreene
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 02:40 PM GMT+7
Looking so great.Had a friend who used to own one of these so I will be following because of this and of the Malvinas War subject.
Nahuel19431
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Chubut, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:34 AM GMT+7
Thanks Jason by your comment.

The new steps, more change on the kit. Look you the advances...

















Regards
bat-213
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 02:52 PM GMT+7
that is a cool build you are doing ,I will follow this one .
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 01:15 AM GMT+7
Thanks Roy
Well, ones steps more:













C_JACQUEMONT
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:17 AM GMT+7
Can't thank you enough!

I have the kit and want to make it as a current Argentinean vehicle, wasn't aware of the domestic mods.

Very good build too.

Cheers,

Christophe
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 12:58 PM GMT+7
Hi Christophe, good choice.
I hope you make it soon.
The work of this week, painted cabin drive, the next step will be the out side of model.
The advances:







Regards
bat-213
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 06:34 PM GMT+7
your build is comeing along very nice ,great work .
Nahuel19431
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Chubut, Argentina
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:19 PM GMT+7
Thanks Roy, by your comment.

The advances, The base paint, the pictures:



















To be Continue...
Precious_rob
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 02:11 PM GMT+7
Looks great, cant wait to see it finished.

Growing up one of the local police departments near me had one of these for the dive rescue team for the Niagara river and I remember watching as a kid drive in and out of the water and being totally amazed by it.
bat-213
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 02:34 PM GMT+7
your build is looking great ,nice work .
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks masters by your comments, Its a rare model, I glade you apreciate it.
More advances with the paints, more near of the end...








Regards
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 09:01 AM GMT+7
More advances, In its position, in its base:









Regards
Nahuel19431
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Chubut, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 09:58 AM GMT+7
The advances, with a soldier in guard...











Regards
bat-213
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:04 AM GMT+7
your build looks great ,well done.
Nahuel19431
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Chubut, Argentina
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:09 AM GMT+7
Hi Roy, thanks, by your comment.
I m going to put some suministres in the box, and then it will be ending.


Regards
j76lr
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:24 AM GMT+7
looks like a good kit . something new !!
Nahuel19431
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:35 PM GMT+7
Yes Lou

Well
More advances, now I will be prepared some things of the charge...
Munitions, oto melara`s gun:



Regards