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M1151A1 w/B1+SPARK+CROWS II, Aca/Leg/Bro
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 03:16 AM GMT+7
I want to build a model mentioned in the topic's title, it will be a mix of vehicles from photos below:



Start-up set:

- base: Academy (13415) M1151 Enhanced Capacity Armament Carrier,
- wheels: DEF Model (DW35032) US HMMWV MT/V Wheel Set Sagged,
- lowered suspension: Def Model (DM35009) M1151 Suspension + MT/R tire set,
- seats: ET Model (E35-076) US ARMY M1114 HUMVEE High Back Seats,
- valorisation 1: Voyager (PE35422) Modern USMC HUMVEE M1151 w/IED,
- valorisation 2: Legend (LF1227) M1151 Detailing set,
- turret base: Live Resin (LRE35152) Armor turret base for all vehicles,
- lenses and lights: SKP Model (SKP174) Lenses and tailights for M1151,
- SPARK: Legend (LF1246) SPARK Mine Roller For Humvee,
- radio antennas: Voyager (PEA252) Modern US VHF/UHF High Power Broadband Vehicle Antennas,
- stowage: DEF Model (DM35008) US Humvee Stowage + MT tire set,
- spotlights: Bronco (AB3568) LED Search Light Set A oraz Bronco (AB3570) LED Search Light Set C,
- M2 valorisation: RB Model (35B13) 12,7mm (0,5") Browning M2,
- shells for M2: RB Model (35P35) 0.5 inch empty shells for M2 Browning,
- underbody armor: PE set made by a colleague.

In addiction some elements taken from here and there:
- CROWS II, engine hood, front grill and rear bumper with spare wheel mount: from Bronco (CB35136) M1114 Up-Armoured Vehicle w/XM153 CROWS II,
- Rhino and old-type Duke antenna: from Bronco (CB35092) M1114 Up-armored HA (Heavy) Tactical Vehicle,
- new-type Duke antenna: z modelu Panda Hobby (PH-35001) M-ATV MRAP,
- AN/VRC-110 radio and Duke steering box: from Pro Art Models (PAU-35055) US MRAP Radio set,
- jerry cans: Pro Art Models (PAU-35047) Jerry Can Set For Modern Vehicles.
sgtsauer
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 04:50 AM GMT+7
Wow! Thats a lot of aftermarket to incorporate into one vehicle. I look forward to seeing this progress.
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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 05:34 AM GMT+7
With so many AM sets I'm surprised you'll even need the base kit
Will be watching with interest!

Good Luck
GaryKato
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 05:45 AM GMT+7
How much is this model going to cost?
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 06:49 AM GMT+7
Brent, welcome aboard

Sean, I think I'll use some Academy's parts

Gary, don't ask Nobody knows if my wife's reading Armorama
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 09:53 AM GMT+7

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How much is this model going to cost?



between $360-400 I guess if you add up the m1114 pro art and m-a tv

Jay
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 10:15 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

How much is this model going to cost?



between $360-400 I guess if you add up the m1114 pro art and m-a tv

Jay



Dude, you rock!
MakiWawa
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: December 17, 2014
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 06:02 PM GMT+7
Eeee...it cost less 1000-1200 PLN= 250-300$
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, May 05, 2015 - 03:22 AM GMT+7
Let's get it started...


kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 02:03 AM GMT+7
Rear bumper added, also start of working on bottom of the body:





hliu24
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Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2015 - 04:04 AM GMT+7
Very nice, Kuba.

Jay
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 03:42 AM GMT+7
ks, Jay


Since I've decided, that this M1151 will be on common diorama with M1114, my plans are changed. I won't be replacing the engine hood with Bronco's one, I'll leave it for M1114. Of course I had to do something with Academy's ugly grills. Upper was replaced with PE, in front one I've made holes and glued a PE mesh from inside:



I guess I've succeded in lowering the suspension:




As far as the diorama goes, it will be entitled 'If you see me running, try to keep up'. This is the start-up set:

- Italeri (6521) Road block and U.S. soldiers (4 figures, road blocks, road barrier),
- Master Box 935170) "Man down!" US modern army, Middle East, present day (4 figures),
- Meng Model (HS-003) U.S. EOD Specialists & Robots (EOD specialist in armor suit, Talon robot),
- Alliance Model Works (LW35068) Modern US Uniform Insignia Set (insignias for figures),
- some road signs etc.

This is the plan:

Green circle - EOD specialist, greenish ones - other soldiers, blue line - road sign, thick grey line parrallel to the road - barrier, 2 grey rectangles - road concrete blocks, 3 black small rectangles - Talon robot, a steering unit and a Pelican Case with some EOD stuff. A EOD man will be talking to one of his 'bodyguards', a couple of soldier will be preparing a robot for use, one will be in the M1114's turret, one will be talking to the radio handset, the rest will be watching a terrain around.

Little progress made:












The M1114 from EOD patrol. Based on this photo:

From Concord Publications (7518) 'Iraq insurgency, US Army armored vehicles in action Part 1'. Only seats and wheels done:


Decals:


I don't know, if there was a chance for meeting such two Humvees in the same time (heavily equipped M1151 with all these bells and whistles and barely 'naked' M1114), but this is of secondary importance to me
hliu24
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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2015 - 04:20 AM GMT+7
hahaha! How about add another m1151 with Spark, leave the crows on your main build just like your reference pictures? then you will have 3 Humvees! you have enough parts to upgrade another m1151 anyway.....the more the merrier

Jay
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Jay - don't tempt me


Figures and weapons:
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Georgia, United States
Joined: May 09, 2014
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:44 AM GMT+7
You are very brave, looking forward to the continuation of this project!
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:58 AM GMT+7
What a huge project Kuba! Great work so far!
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 09:19 PM GMT+7
Alan, Brent - thanks


And I've got an insignia, it will be attached to the diorama's base:
PaulBrickles
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
Joined: April 14, 2015
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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2015 - 10:05 PM GMT+7
Looking Great and plenty of action.

Paul
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 06:11 PM GMT+7
Thanks Paul



Winch, rear tailgate, rear wall inside and rear wheel bays panels added:




Roof, engine hood and front window frame dryfitted.
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Haute-Alpes, France
Joined: June 27, 2012
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 08:05 PM GMT+7
hello
very good build
bye
sgtsauer
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
How is this project coming along Kubisz?
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 09:53 AM GMT+7
Modelling stopped giving me fun, I was struggling with it. So I decided to end with practical part of this hobby. I do not know for how long, maybe this project will never be finished. But I also decided not to sold my stash out and keep it burried deep, so maybe someday in the future I'll return to this. Now I do not have the slightest desire.
WXerock
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:36 AM GMT+7
Kuba, this is sad news. Your Humvee builds have given me so much inspiration. I came back into the hobby because of your builds and those of Pascal. I will still have your past builds here and on the Polish site you moderate. Take care and I, and others here jope you take care of yourself.

My sincerest regards,

Eric
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:37 AM GMT+7
I'm very sorry to hear of this. I too had taken a break at one time for a couple of years. I do hope you return.
kubisz
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 07:27 PM GMT+7
Eric, Brent - thank You very much for kind words We'll see, what happens in the future