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Got Wheels? Campaign 2020
Mrclark7
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 10:44 AM UTC
My entry into the got wheels.

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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 09:28 AM UTC
Great work Olivier. There are white lines around front glasses. Do you know what they are ?
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 08:53 AM UTC

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Nice job Stephen. For your information, the handle of the MG magazines was leartherclad. The full metal handle is a post-war feature.

Olivier



Thank you for the info Olivier much appreciated.
bison126
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Posted: Monday, March 16, 2020 - 01:52 AM UTC
Nice job Stephen. For your information, the handle of the MG magazines was leartherclad. The full metal handle is a post-war feature.

Olivier
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 03:23 PM UTC
Very nice Olivier and Tom.

Some progress on my AMD-35.



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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 11:45 AM UTC
Looks great, Olivier!



bison126
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 04:01 AM UTC
Hi all
I managed to add all the missing accessories and the model begins to be a pain to handle. The final weathering stage won't be a piece of cake I fear.










Olivier
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2020 - 12:34 PM UTC
Thanks Guys, much appreciated.
Watching the other builds here, great stuff.
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2020 - 05:36 AM UTC
Thank you Olivier.

Nice work on your M-ATV. Impressive wiring step !
bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 07:27 AM UTC
Nice job on the gun mount Alex.

Tom, you're a fast builder ! Congrats for cross the finish line

Olivier
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 09:57 AM UTC
Peter thank you.

Your last post advertises a lot of work !!
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 08:34 AM UTC
The finished dio is great Tom. Love the action poses. Thanks for joining in.

Coming along very nicely Alex.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 05:40 AM UTC
Nice work Neo, good idea with this bogged down vehicle. Congrats for the finished campaign.

Some update on my model.
For the machine gun mount, I didn't used parts given in the kit. And I guess Kinetic parts are wrong. Why a front shield in the kit ? There is not any front shield on the MK3 version.

I have built my own gun mount with the help of some pics.

On the gunner protection, all bolts were rebuilt because Kinetic made a complete mess of the bolts molding.

M2 machine gun is from Live Resin.
Ammunition belt is from AFV Club.
Duke antenna is from Blast Models.





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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 01:44 PM UTC
Calling this one: Done !




iam2brb
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 09:44 AM UTC
Wow the work y'all are doing is just incredible! SO SORRY for not being here more often, my company is opening a new foundry and as you can imagine, work is a bear right now!

BB
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 09:43 AM UTC

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Hi all.
Would this model be accepted in this group build?






Hey this is a neat choice and please do build it! had no idea that such was ever made, welcome & sorry for the delay!
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 12:48 AM UTC
My wheels are going to be Tamiya's 1/35 AMD35.



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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 09:34 PM UTC
Phew! You have your work Cut out for you there, Peter.

I am not as hard core as you on the details, But in this case I agree especially the missing details around the engine deck sticks out as overly simplified.

Looking forward to see more
petbat
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Posted: Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 01:58 PM UTC
It would be a very long tweaks list Olivier - more a 'What you need to fabricate to replace' list

Interestingly, ET and Voyager both do detail etch sets for the Dana and the engine grill error is repeated in their etch parts. However, Eduard does a Big Ed set as well as selling the frets separately in smaller sets, and their engine grill set has the correct layout in multi parts and the engine covers have bracing parts on the inside if you want the engine viewable.
bison126
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:20 PM UTC
You could write a comprehensive tweaks list with all you've already noticed.
Good luck for the next steps.

Olivier
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 09:15 AM UTC
Looking very sweet and tasty indeed Olivier.


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However the kit by Hobby Boss is usually not highly rated and I haven't got one yet.




Very true Olivier. If you are a 'it looks like a duck, it quacks like a duck... it must be a duck' builder you will get a nice rendition. If like us, you like accuracy and a suitable amount of detail, unless you are prepared to do a lot of work, then pass on it.

I have started on the mods.

There are some very significant issues with the kit. For starters:
- The cab floor area extends way too far back and as a consequence, the chassis rails are too short. I'm talking 10 mm here. The cab rear should not be up against the transmission access cover. Part of this you can get away with as the wheels hide it.
- The said front transmission cover mount section is wrong. The 2 brackets as per the kit do not exist; there is only one bracket on the vehicle which is a completely different shape and extends forward to the cab rear. The face plate has bolts, etc where there shouldn't be any.

- There is no recess for the steering linkage in the cab floor, no access hatches in the floor, nor any components for steering to the wheel assemblies


- No air tanks or braking system is present apart from the boosters on the suspension arms
- No ribbing under the fenders (okay - that is not unusual in a kit) and the recess under the turret floor is not depicted - kit has a flat floor. Anything other than gun straight forward and this stands out.
- The opening in the truck bed behind the cab is nothing at all like on the real thing and absolutely no detail of componentry is present.



-The leaf springs on the suspension bogies are missing 4 leaves - 2 on top and 2 on the bottom. The whole leaf spring retaining assembly is wrong shape on the outside and the flat part on top that mates to another plate on the chassis rail is missing. The inside section is not a huge flat piece that extends out over the shaft tubes - the bogies could never articulate.
- Shock absorbers are just straight tube with square blobs on the end, nothing like the rear thing.

- The tunnel between bogie units has a basic blob, nothing like the gear box in real life
- There is none of the very visible hydraulic lines, pipework, etc anywhere on the vehicle

-The rear engine grill has a rectangular plate moulded in, the real grill has a plate under the vents.
- Access panels are wrong shape, missing, and many other details just do not exist.



etc, etc, etc...

Some of this I am going to live with, but a lot of work ahead of me...
bison126
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC
Having had some free time yesterday and this morning I managed to apply a pin wash after a brown filter.










Next steps will be weathering of the wheels, adding all the missing details like the antennas and dusting the whole beast.

Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 04:56 AM UTC
Nice Dana Peter. This gun is quite attractive if I may say so ans I've always wanted to build one. However the kit by Hobby Boss is usually not highly rated and I haven't got one yet.

After a pause I resume the work on the M-ATV. The paint is on as are the decals. When they are dry I will apply a brown filter and begin the weathering. The various antennas and the weapon station will be added later to avoid breakage.









Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:22 PM UTC
Time to show my (slow) progress.

I have seen pics of other people's builds in the raw, and I have not seen much in the way of filler in sink marks. I must have bought a dud kit, because mine has more sinks than a bathhouse....

A lot of time spent filling, waiting for it to dry, then sanding...

Overall dry assembly to give you the idea of the beast:


Some of the sink marks filled on cabin parts, etc.


and yet more on the turret and gun cradle (which also had a nasty twist):


Lots more I could show you like the sides of the gun cradle, but you get the gist...
petbat
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Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 10:14 PM UTC
Nice tip Bob. I have never heard of this before.

Good choice Richard. Welcome aboard.