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GAMA GOAT
YSUMark
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 02:03 PM GMT+7
Had a few hours today so I was able to clean up last two soldiers. I still need to do some filling, and I want the one to be holding a canteen.

I'm hoping to have everything ready to paint after this weekend.
YSUMark
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 07:10 PM GMT+7

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Very cool builds Mark , impressive work man !!!


Thanks I'm having a good time with it so far.
This is my on week, but I'm almost done and I'm looking forward to working on the men this weekend.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 01:55 AM GMT+7
Very cool builds Mark , impressive work man !!!
YSUMark
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 09:26 AM GMT+7

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Say what you want about Tamiya kits,you can always be assured they will fit together very very well.



I've always had good luck with Tamiya kits, but this one is by far the best I've ever worked with.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 02:26 AM GMT+7
Say what you want about Tamiya kits,you can always be assured they will fit together very very well.
YSUMark
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 12:14 PM GMT+7

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Looking forward to seeing this one done.

What figures are you putting with it?


Master Box US Soldiers Patrolling Vietnam. With the uniform and equipment being mostly the same as in the early 80's I think I'll be able to get away with it.

Last night my other kit finally came, so I'll be able to get a move on painting all the men at one time so they all kind of match.


I spent about three hours down stairs today.

In order to get everything lined up properly I had to start out by assembling the MUTT. I went as far as putting the seats together, and I glued the dash to the hood. I didn't glue either of these in I'll do that after paint. I glued the steering wheel to the steering column with white glue so it can be removed.
Now I started cleaning and putting together the crew. There's not a whole lot of cleaning needed, so this went fairly quick. I set the driver in the seat, and glued his arm to his body and the steering wheel. Now when this dried I was able to remove him and the wheel so down the road it'll line up perfectly. The other two went together quick, and before you know it I had to go back upstairs.
Here's a few pictures of where I am now.
The gap between the body and the hood assembly will be gone when it's glued in.






The big gun can still tilt so it'll glue up nicely.
Honestly I think this is the best fitting, least flash kit I've ever done.

Thanks for looking.
gaz_ewart
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 05:41 AM GMT+7
Looking forward to seeing this one done.

What figures are you putting with it?
YSUMark
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
It's been a few weeks since I was able to work on this build, I was waiting on two kits to come from over seas. The good thing is I was able to give my work area a good cleaning and I got everything a little more organized.

With seven more people to do I wanted to get started as soon as possible.
The Master Kit is nice to work with. There's a little flash to deal with, but the detail is worth the work.
Here's the number 1 person ready for paint.


Here's the number two person.


With seven people to do and of very small additional pieces I've decided to orginize everything with paint mixing cups.

I marked the cups with a Sharpe marker so I don't forget what goes with what.

Thanks for looking.
YSUMark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:10 AM GMT+7
Well one of the guys I work for asked if I could switch shifts with him so I ended up off today!! With the temp being 15 for the high I decided to do a little work on the Goat.
I started out by dusting all the cargo. Next I added the headlights, mirrors, windshield, and the tools on the tailgate.
Then I added chin straps on the drivers helmet. I put in the seats, and shift levers. So I had to drop the driver in to see what he looked like, and then I threw the tires on and cargo in the back to see how everything is going to look.



I painted the reflectors XF-16 Flat Aluminium then X-27 Clear Red. I think it's perfect for reflectors.


So now I am done with this until I get the Jeep done so when I make the mud I can do both of them at the same time, and the mud will match.
Thanks for looking.
YSUMark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:39 AM GMT+7
The Grand-kids headed home yesterday, so today was ham and split pea soup and flat coat day.
I used a mix of Future and FX-21 unthinned sprayed at about 15Psi at about 2" away.




Now I have a few 16 hour work days coming up so the flat will have more than enough time to cure.
I also picked up some pink foam-board to start making the landscaping, but I think I'm going to add a Jeep and a few more men to this dio and maybe a split rail fence for interest.
YSUMark
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 07:22 AM GMT+7
This morning I had some time on my hands, so I decided to lay down the decals.

All the decals went on fairly easy. The US Marine decal on the trailer didn't flash, it's just the Micro Sol hasn't set up all the way.


Now these will have more than enough time to set up, I'm working 3 16's and an 8, so I won't have much time to move on until next week.
Thanks for looking.
YSUMark
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 11:18 AM GMT+7

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Thanks for showing the in progress build...looking great. This and the ambulance version are 2 kits on my 2 buy list, but will use them as mil surplus for zombie/apocalypse dioramas.



Thanks.
I thought this would be a cool kit to use for the same thing. Let me know when you start so I can follow your build.

I've been enjoying this build so much that I ordered another one to use as a dio that will match a story that I was told.
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 09:20 AM GMT+7
Thanks for showing the in progress build...looking great. This and the ambulance version are 2 kits on my 2 buy list, but will use them as mil surplus for zombie/apocalypse dioramas.
YSUMark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 09:54 AM GMT+7
After some crazy nights battling the cold at work I have a day off!!
What better things to do than catch up on sleep, and paint the Goat.
I started out making my first (but not last) wheel mask. I only had one of those plastic circle things from when my boy was in grade school, but it worked nice enough that I'm going to order a new metal one with more circle size options.

This is not one of the better ones, but once I figured out how to hold the knife I got great results.

Then I had one of those everything went my way moments. I wasn't happy with the Tamiya Olive Green XF-58, so I tossed in a little Tamiya NATO Green XF-67 that lightened it up just enough and gave it a little hint of yellow. PERFECT!!

I thinned that with some 90% Isopropyl alcohol. I usually use 70% and I use the 90 for cleaning my airbrush and paint pot, but I accidentally switched the two. I'm going to use the 90% for now on, it just seemed to spray so much better.





Once I give it a coat of Future it's going to darken a little, and I think that'll make it dead on.

Anyhow I have to work tomorrow night and all weekend, but then I'm off for seven straight days so I'll get a bunch done on this and maybe get the base started on my other dio.
Thanks for looking and have a great year.
YSUMark
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Posted: Monday, January 01, 2018 - 11:57 AM GMT+7

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Looks great Mark.

Did you happen to test fit the Legend canvas cover? Mine was too small and would require some trimming to the windshield. However, based on the posts, perhaps it should be left off regardless of the fit.

Still trying to figure out how to finish mine, I like the green look you're going with.


Sorry for the delay, work has been crazy the past few days.
I have test fit the canopy and yours is like mine, small by a lot.
My friend said with the canopy off the Gama Goat was crazy loud, with the canopy on it was crazy loud in an echo chamber.

He also said he never saw a camo'd one, and whenever he got board he'd get some paint and touch up where he'd run into stuff. I guess a one handed driving (like the driver in the kit) would have had to be Hercules, they weren't an easy thing to drive.

Anyhow I'm going with the green with his name and rank on the bumper. As for the 55 gallon drum, he laughed and told me a story of one of his friends who did that and the bung wasn't tight. Yep, he had a bed full of diesel that got all over everything.
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 03:46 AM GMT+7
Looks great Mark.

Did you happen to test fit the Legend canvas cover? Mine was too small and would require some trimming to the windshield. However, based on the posts, perhaps it should be left off regardless of the fit.

Still trying to figure out how to finish mine, I like the green look you're going with.
YSUMark
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 11:29 AM GMT+7

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For Berlin, where ALL vehicles were plain green, and NOT forest green, you can use Tamiya TS-91 JGSDF green.



Without ordering from Amazon I don't have any way of getting rattle cans, and with it being this cold I'm going to stick with the airbrush. I think I'm going to go with XF58 Olive Green over a light gray(I have a bottle of mixed from a ship I did a while back that I'd like to use up) I think this will be good.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 05:59 AM GMT+7
For Berlin, where ALL vehicles were plain green, and NOT forest green, you can use Tamiya TS-91 JGSDF green.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
If I remember correctly, the green was fairly dark. One thing to remember is that we were always touching up the paint from rattlecans and every batch of that OD Green was a slightly different color. So you can lighten a darker green by giving it a sort of mottled finish with lighter colors in small patches in placs likely to be scratched in use.
YSUMark
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 02:40 AM GMT+7
Just got off the phone with him, and he said he never painted his camo, it was always green, so green it is!!

Now what Tamiya paint should I use. the directions say TS-28, but I'm using XF bottle paints. Should it be XF58? XF62(Olive Drab) doesn't look right. and I painted the inside bed and cab with xf58 and it seems much to dark, or is that just me? Or is it that it's just so flat that it doesn't look quite right.
Paulinsibculo
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 01:58 AM GMT+7

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In the grand scheme of things, I also feel that if I was putting the barrel in the bed it'd have been all the way towards the back strapped to keep it tight in a corner. But I can see some bonehead (like the people I work with) chucking an empty into the back and not worrying about it.

I'm still up in the air about how to paint it. I want the all green, but like the challenge of the camo.

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Hi Mark,

Like your build!
I remember those noisy things from the big exercises in the northern parts of Germany in the 80ies!
Why donít you paint him in your friendís last version?

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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 01:49 AM GMT+7
In the grand scheme of things, I also feel that if I was putting the barrel in the bed it'd have been all the way towards the back strapped to keep it tight in a corner. But I can see some bonehead (like the people I work with) chucking an empty into the back and not worrying about it.

I'm still up in the air about how to paint it. I want the all green, but like the challenge of the camo.
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 08:41 PM GMT+7
About the barrel:
Having been in a Dutch arti maintenance group at brigade level we never saw these barrels down at our level. I encountered one, empty and rebuild to be used as a field grill in an aministrative group, where it was part of their Ďillegalí warfare equipment during exercises and field trainings.
Next to the fact that, if these barrels are available at a lower level ( in which gamma goats are used) I doubt that soldiers would place these smelling vessels between their other gear, creating an everxlasting smell of oil or gasoline?
Just interested if the barrel is Ďcorrectí?

Have a happy and an interesting modelling 2018 for you all

P.
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 03:52 PM GMT+7
I'd be in favor of any arrangement in which that barrel doesn't roll out and injure poor Joe. I'm a great fan of Legend sets, and have that very set, but why they cast that barrel horizontally is beyond me. On the other hand, the camo net tarp with its four folded flaps is quite well done. It appears in a few other sets as well.
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:05 PM GMT+7
Today is the last day I can work on the Goat for a while, so I didn't want to start anything to big. I had to fix the drivers helmet, and do a little work on his eyes.

When I painted the helmet I didn't know the cover was made out of three pieces of cloth. I had colors crossing over the seams.

Before I went up yesterday I sprayed inside the cab and the bed with Olive Drab. Today I worked on the stowage and tried to figure out where everything would go.