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M-163 Vulcan on the M-113
snakedoctor
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Posted: Monday, December 24, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC
Great thread! I'm interested in this kit and the info here is quite helpful.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 01:50 PM UTC
Okay some paint on the hull, and bought some Lichen for a diorama down the road.
Glad you find it helpful Snakedoctor

Cheers

Jeff







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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 01:00 PM UTC
your build is great ,im still watching ,good job .
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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 03:00 AM UTC
Thanks Roy a little more,most of decals on dragging on the tracks as I hate piece tracks no matter what they are.
Be back soon.
Using AFV Club tracks as I have a set, good ones to top run sink hole ones to the bottom.

Cheers

Jeff











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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 12:50 AM UTC
A little more done all decals on, and tracks getting along,wash going on.

Jeff





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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 02:13 AM UTC

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your build is great ,im still watching ,good job .



where is this build taking place as i'm not seeing any progress shots in this thread?
saransk
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 07:43 AM UTC
I built one of these using the Verlinden conversion and the Eduard M163 sets for the Italeri. Couldn't afford the Hobby Fan kit. I ended up using small brass tubes for the barrels and bending the photoetch for the ammo feed chute was not something I'd like to repeat, but all of the parts were there. Eventually I got it finished.
While it's discontinued, the Eduard Interior set still shows up online and it has most of what is needed to build the interior part of the turret.

Maybe the TOW vehicles had more stuff inside but the M163 was packed. I always thought that the prototype must have taken the whole vulcan gun assembly from a F-4E and then figured out if it would fit. With the big feed drum under the gunner just moving the turret around must have made a lot of noise.
The Israelis, finding the radar not exactly helpful, have added a 4-shot missile box on the turret - just in case.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 02:29 PM UTC

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your build is great ,im still watching ,good job .



where is this build taking place as i'm not seeing any progress shots in this thread?



Well the kit is about built only thing left are tracks and now on to the weathering.
Will add something for the periscopes,but not really much of stuff ,so most will be painting ,and adding parts.
And put it in on a base.
That answer your Question David?

Micheal Sure could spend some time adding stuff, I do have the Aber barrel set,but as stated an out of the box mostly build.
Way I see it if I have to add 5 resin or other items kit is not worth a crap.

Jeff
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 12:18 PM UTC
Still working on it but as to Wife having problems, so on the back burner, but I have started a little something else,for the one after this.









Back next week I guess with one side of tracks finished.


Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 02:44 PM UTC
Still no tracks done, but still on the wife's health deal, and I have a show in June so this might have to wait until then.
Be back on this as soon as I have the open time.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 04:19 PM UTC
what or who is the mfg of the mesh used on the grills on the hull top front ?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 - 10:13 AM UTC
Came with the kit John.
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Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:35 AM UTC
Going to be getting back to this soon.