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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 11:46 AM UTC
Henk show us a bit more detail on his DUKW from the December Model of the Month! Thanks Henk!

Vinnie

Henk's DUKW



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Thanks!
liberator
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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 02:19 PM UTC
very nice..and creative..i like the MG's circular mounting bracket or (whatever you call that)..gives character to the vehicle. did they put that on DUKWs? the tarps and things makes it more realistic. the weathering too is superb..an array of greens and olive drabs signifies its been used heavilly during landings and operations. sun bleached during beach-head. thanks for sharing.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 06:57 AM UTC
Looks good Henk, I like the weathering, nice job.
Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 07:58 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I had not built anything OD for years, and I'm happy with the result. It has started something, as most of my recent kits have had a distinctly OD shade to them... .

Cheers
Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 12:16 PM UTC
very impressive!! looks the real thing...
will look more great if there are some figures on it..
Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 05:37 PM UTC
Thanks Badblood,
one day my figures may be good enough to add to my models, as it is I just can't seem to get them to the stage where I'm happy with them. But I keep trying..

Cheers
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 01:31 AM UTC
Henk,

It looks good. Can you share how you did the seats and the tarps???
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 03:02 AM UTC
Great build Henk, what kit or kits were used for the 50 mount and are you pleased with it, them ?
The colors turned out great the pics. I'm looking at on-line look sun bleached o.d. really nice and is this a U.K. or U.S. vech. ?
Also just a small question, why didn't you put the 50 in the barrel holder on the ring mount, as you modeled it in a stowed position with the tarp ?
Cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 05:59 AM UTC
Thanks Mark, the seats are just painted and drybrushed, as my original plans included a cover over the cabin. I didn't detail the cabin other than what comes in the kit. If I do another one I will at least add some decent pedals, and the canvas bag in front of the co-driver.
The tarps are done with tissue paper (surprise..), moistened with diluted white glue and painted in various shades of brown, kahki drab and earth. plenty of washes and dirt spills to give them that 'authentic' filthy used and abused look.


Hi Cheyenne
Thanks, and the .50 skatering is from the Tamiya asseccory set for the Duece and a half. Fits 'almost' like a glove... . Not a common fitment, but I thought it looked to cool to pass.

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Also just a small question, why didn't you put the 50 in the barrel holder on the ring mount, as you modeled it in a stowed position with the tarp ?


And well you may ask.... :-) I deceided on the cover after I glued the mount in place. The Browning leaves much to be desired, and as I had no replacement I decided on the cover.
I bashed a Canadian Vehicle registration together, as it was an entry for the 'Walcheren' campaign.

Cheers
Henk