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Kaigun
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European Union
Joined: May 09, 2015
KitMaker: 13 posts
Armorama: 13 posts
Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 06:55 PM UTC
A small build update:

The axles, about 80 parts for both, fragile and a bit over engineered.



Interior parts. I've to add some details and PE, then ready for the first paint stage.



The wheels and the upper body, removed all flash and sanded smooth.



Well, all in all it's a satisfying build, with only minor issues. Let's see how this will go on.

Thank you for watching.
terminators
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France
Joined: February 20, 2012
KitMaker: 1,662 posts
Armorama: 1,637 posts
Posted: Monday, September 07, 2015 - 11:07 PM UTC
Hi Torsten,

Nice built. I'm waiting for news from Showcase Models !

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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,212 posts
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2015 - 05:39 PM UTC
keep meaning to get one of these but the postage from Oz makes it a bit too rich. It's the only modern military vehicle that is Irish designed. Will be watching your build with interest
Youngun
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: November 10, 2010
KitMaker: 585 posts
Armorama: 548 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 11:20 PM UTC
Finally my Panda JERRV arrived. I have decided to do it as a Canadian JERRV in Afghanistan, prior to the shift to the high roof variant.

Here is the inspiration, the first image is from Richard Saucier's book Canadian EROC vehicles.



The major modificiation will be the removal of the mast mounted camera(saving it for a Canadian Buffalo A2 version) and the addition of the T-Antenna mounts unique to Canadian vehicles.

Here is the box, since I am off sick today I will get started and report back
Youngun
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: November 10, 2010
KitMaker: 585 posts
Armorama: 548 posts
Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 04:08 AM UTC
So I have finished most of step one, which is the rear suspension assembly. Still some issues which were prevalent on the 4x4 version. The U shaped pieces which attach the axles to the suspension are still to short, lots of sloppy fits, and a good deal of scraping and cleaning required.





So on to step two later this week.
Kaigun
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European Union
Joined: May 09, 2015
KitMaker: 13 posts
Armorama: 13 posts
Posted: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 04:12 PM UTC
Hi guys,

i've sold my Bushmaster to an friend, who desperately wants this kit, so i'm out of this campaign. Sorry and still have fun.
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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,212 posts
Armorama: 2,807 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 05:27 PM UTC
That's a shame....I was looking forward to seeing that one finished.
terminators
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France
Joined: February 20, 2012
KitMaker: 1,662 posts
Armorama: 1,637 posts
Posted: Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 07:42 PM UTC
Hi all, my entry with the Bushmaster from Showcase Models with DEF Model wheels and a RWS from Blast Models.



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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 01:59 PM UTC
Anyone still building?
terminators
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France
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Posted: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 - 10:51 PM UTC
Yes of course,

Sean, you have made a great job on your RG31. Are you still working on your Buffalo ?

Here my work:

1,5mm plastic sheets for change the axle position





RWS inside parts.

Original part. The position of the joystick is wrong if I use it like this.



I have cut it and replace in the right area, like on real pics. I've found them on network webite. Thanks to Jason Miller and Haydn Neal.





Command buttons are made myself because original are too big.



I have built a support for the screen.









Rebuilt the rack and scratchbuilt some communication equipment. And working on driver figure with a Legend Production US soldier. I'm trying to change the body armor.

I have australian soldiers from Blackdog, so I can take example on it.



Under the attentive gaze of my cat
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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 02:38 AM UTC
That's coming along very nicely Alex. It must be the cats supervision!

My Buffalo is now complete:

rogerjo1
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Västra Götaland, Sweden
Joined: November 12, 2010
KitMaker: 950 posts
Armorama: 905 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 03:04 AM UTC
Looking very good Alex, looking forward to see more of that build and of your so cute cat
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,663 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 07, 2016 - 01:36 PM UTC
autiful build, Sean. You should be proud of that one.
terminators
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France
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Friday, January 08, 2016 - 02:31 AM UTC
Sean thank you.

Waouh ! Your buffalo is amazing. You should post more pics of it.

Roger thank you. Hope to finish it in time, my latest campaign participation (UN campaign with a dutch fennek) was a failure because I have not finished my model.
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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 02:01 PM UTC
Thanks Alex, but rather than cluttering up this thread, as the Buffalo wasn't my Campaign entry, for anyone who is interested the full build can be seen in this blog on IPMS Ireland
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,032 posts
Armorama: 606 posts
Posted: Monday, January 11, 2016 - 11:15 AM UTC
Progress update of my entry, Kinetic 1/35 RG-31.


andrekidbsb
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Distrito Federal, Brazil
Joined: April 03, 2006
KitMaker: 278 posts
Armorama: 267 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:08 PM UTC
I started LVM Lince for this campaign.
terminators
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France
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Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:46 AM UTC
Andre are you sure this is a MRAP ?
andrekidbsb
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Distrito Federal, Brazil
Joined: April 03, 2006
KitMaker: 278 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 12:48 AM UTC
I think it is by its v-shape base. What do you think?
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 06:39 AM UTC
I just googled the Lince. On Wikipedia it says:

"The LMV uses modular armor packs to adjust its level of protection to its mission requirements.[2] As regards mine protection the vehicle's height from the ground has been increased to 493 mm without augmenting the overall height (less than 2 meters); it uses also suspended seats of aeronautical derivation, v-hull under body, and a collapsible sandwich structure in the floor to deflect and absorb mine blasts."

I am not the campaign leader, but it seems to fit the campaign in my opinion. Apparently it has worked well in Afghanistan.




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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 03:34 AM UTC
That would indicate it's good for the campaign.... but then I'm not the leader either
andrekidbsb
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Distrito Federal, Brazil
Joined: April 03, 2006
KitMaker: 278 posts
Armorama: 267 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 09:58 PM UTC
I'll wait Alex's answer about this question to send photos of building.
Tks and good weekend for all.
André
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,032 posts
Armorama: 606 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 06:16 AM UTC
Progress update.



eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,032 posts
Armorama: 606 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 05:55 AM UTC
Kinetic 1/35 RG-31 finished.



SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 01:48 PM UTC
Another great build from you, Lapman!

Thanks for participating. Looking forward to see what you will achieve with yout build in the Sci-Fi campaign