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Husky TSV Heavy
Trisaw
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 05:51 AM UTC
Mario,

Your ability to airbrush everything just like how they paint the real vehicle is truly amazing. The quality of your outstanding craftsmanship really shows!
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 11:01 PM UTC

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Thanks for the comments guys.

Phil, the decal was printed on white decal paper.


Thanks!


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Thanks for the tips on making the sling. I was also thinking of flattening a larger diameter lead wire (or something similar) and then using some kind of a sleeve for it. I don't think "braided" stuff would be the optimal solution, as these slings don't have a texture which would be noticeable in 1/35 scale. A friend provided some heat-shrink tubing in different diameters, so that might do the trick.



Heat shrink is a good idea. It might work best with ‘something’ inside it - string or something - to keep it from flattening completely where you bend it around the bumper.
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 09:16 PM UTC
Stowage items often look unnatural...but this stuff is so real! Breathtaking build.
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 06:31 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys.

Phil, the decal was printed on white decal paper.

Brian, the radios are in the AA conversion. I did add DAGR (3D printed part) and VUDT monitor from spares box to the system. Headsets are a Live Resin item (35029).

Thanks for the tips on making the sling. I was also thinking of flattening a larger diameter lead wire (or something similar) and then using some kind of a sleeve for it. I don't think "braided" stuff would be the optimal solution, as these slings don't have a texture which would be noticeable in 1/35 scale. A friend provided some heat-shrink tubing in different diameters, so that might do the trick.

Mario
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 09:53 AM UTC
Try it. By the way, how fast does a bullet travel when fired in space?
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 09:49 AM UTC
That’s given me an idea... When I was still working in the lab (I’m a physicist by profession), we used to use ‘braided’ fishing line as insulation on fine wires - it came in a variety of thicknesses - with the inner ‘core’ removed (grab it with very fine tweezers and pull), the heavier grades could look ‘near enough’ the material those slings are made from. I wonder whether I’ve still got any in my toolbox?
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 09:40 AM UTC
Thin shoelace? Gutted five fifty cord?

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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 09:35 AM UTC
Hi,

That interior is superb looking!

What radios did you end up using?

Also, your headsets, are they scratch built or bought?

Thanks
Brian
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:14 AM UTC

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The front thingie (some sort of electronics box I guess):



I added a custom decal, it seems most vehicles from Afghanistan had this white sticker on the front.



Amazingly neat job, as always! How did you make a decal with white in it? Or did you paint a white square and apply a black decal over it?


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Also, most deployed vehicles had WLL 8 Tonne Round Sling stowed around the front... like this:



or this:



I'm thinking of the best way to replicate this kinetic sling in scale, as it is a sleeve of some kind, not just a 2D sling:



Any ideas?



That's a tricky thing to reproduce in scale. As you say, it's not flat, so you can't just use a bit of paper or something. I wonder whether a strip of facial tissue, wrapped around fine string or wire and held in place with PVA glue, might do it? I'll have a think... I'm probably going to need to reproduce the same thing, when I get onto building mine.
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 11:20 PM UTC
The undercarriage:





Some details:





The front thingie (some sort of electronics box I guess):



I added a custom decal, it seems most vehicles from Afghanistan had this white sticker on the front. Also, most deployed vehicles had WLL 8 Tonne Round Sling stowed around the front... like this:



or this:



I'm thinking of the best way to replicate this kinetic sling in scale, as it is a sleeve of some kind, not just a 2D sling:



Any ideas?

Mario
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 05:17 AM UTC
Really effective interior. Very nicely done!

Can you come work on my car next?
Yoshiii
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 04:44 AM UTC
Really, really like what your doing. Very impressive!
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 04:05 AM UTC
Thank you.

For some reason the interior is the best part of the modeling process for me. Yes, it is finishing bits and pieces before installing them. There is usually no need to clean the pieces, the layer of paint is thin and doesn’t influence the fit. As for masking the interior before working on the exterior, yes I will add the windows and mask the door spaces with Tamiya tape until all of the exterior is done.

Mario
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Posted: Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 02:42 AM UTC
This is brilliant work - the attention to detail is amazing.

As someone who usually shies away from vehicles with visible interior details, I'm intrigued by the process - making bits, 'finishing' them and then addding them - like the dashboard - I suppose you must clean some of the paint off the 'shell' to fit things like that - or do you mask carefully before the base-coat? And how will you 'mask' the interior once you get on to working on the exterior, so as not to paint it in error?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 04:20 AM UTC
Thank you! so helpful....trying to learn new things...will be following your work for sure!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 03:41 AM UTC
Thanks Billy, I appreciate your comments. As for the black, it is Gunze Tire Black, but I always mix some sand color in to make it even lighter.

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 02:32 AM UTC
Mario I have been following this build at a distance, fantastic work! I do have a question, what black are you using here? Looks so different from just black. Thanks in advance.
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 06:28 PM UTC
Thanks guys!

Yes, TES will not be mounted. I'm a bit puzzled by the lack of Husky Heavy specific modifications in Accurate Armour conversion. I'll have to do some scratchbuilding to the exterior.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:07 AM UTC

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Love this build and the attention to details .. super work .. don’t forget if you are making an operational vehicle in theatre don’t add the TES laser receivers to the roof..
Terry



Interesting precision, Terry. Can you please show how does this device look like ? Used for training ?
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 05:50 AM UTC
Love this build and the attention to details .. super work .. don’t forget if you are making an operational vehicle in theatre don’t add the TES laser receivers to the roof..
Terry
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 03:56 AM UTC
Very precise work as usual. I like a lot the finish of the paint.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 09:54 PM UTC
Done!

Some pigments and weathering of the interior floor:









The front panel with VUDT monitor and DAGR added (thank you Ettore for DAGR and thank you Jolly for the custom made monitor holder PE):





And the closed cab:







Everything fits well, I just had to take care of the rear seat roof retention straps, carefully inserting those into their respective openings.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 01:07 AM UTC

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Thanks Olivier, I didn't know about the company before



They are doing many other references either for WWII or modern period. For what it's worth.

Olivier
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 12:12 AM UTC
Very fine paint work

I like the magazines, original touch !

In France we have

"Raids"
"Opérations Spéciales"
"Assaut" (this one stopped in 2013)
Maki
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Posted: Saturday, May 09, 2020 - 09:05 PM UTC
Thanks Olivier, I didn't know about the company before. Luckily I have my own way to make decals, but it is not easy to apply them.

Mario