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Early OIF LAV 25
bison126
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Aube, France
Joined: June 10, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 02:18 AM GMT+7
Hi all,
sometimes ago I started a Trumpeter LAV 25 to depict it as in the early stage of OIF.
Thanks to the help of white4doc, I'm close to the end of this project. See the thred here:
http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=266216
The special feature of this vehicle is the additional Gypsy Racks of both sides of the turret and on the rear left side. A camo net was draped all around the hull. This was the last obstacle I need to go through. As I didn't find a Kamizukuri net at a reasonable price I decided to go with the AFV Club offering. My bad! It is over fragile and as soon as you start removing it from the support paper you tear it apart.
In the end, I managed to drape the bits around my LAV in an acceptable way.
As Trumpeter has omitted the turret MG, I used a Live Resin reference. The Platt mount comes from a spare Trumpeter set (M242 and M240).









I still need to add the antennas and probably more dust.
Olivier
white4doc
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 03:28 AM GMT+7
Oliver,

It looks great! Like I said before, you've done the guys in Alpha 4th LAR proud with this, brings back memories!! The damage to the net you encountered in the draping process worked in your favor, in actuality those nets were pretty well trashed by the time all was said and done so I wouldn't be too worried about that at all. So far as dust goes - yes please, they were pretty well covered with a heavy coating, and the gear near the muffler was stained black by the vehicle exhaust. One other thing to keep in mind is that we often had fuel spills running down the rear of the vehicle from overflows when we refueled at the end of a mission or at night.
Thirian24
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Oklahoma, United States
Joined: September 30, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 07:44 AM GMT+7
Wow. That looks amazing! Great job.
flugwuzzi
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Lower Austria, Austria
Joined: November 02, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 11:32 PM GMT+7
Phantastic work Olivier!
You paid a lot of attention to all the details and it came out really great.

And yes ... more dust.

Cheers
Walter
bison126
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Aube, France
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 07:48 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys. I didn't have much time this week-end to work on the weathering but I should weather it a bit more during the coming week.
John, I got your points about the exhaust stains and the fuel spills.

Olivier
bison126
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Aube, France
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 08:38 AM GMT+7
Thank you all for the kind comments.
Antennas are done, they still miss the ID strips. I think I'll add some pigments to enhance the dusty look.

John, from your Armorama callsign I guess you were a crew member of white four. So I'll add four strips to honor your service and thank you for your great help with this project.









Olivier
white4doc
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 01:28 AM GMT+7
Oliver,

On behalf of the crew of White 4 - SSGT Guevarra, Sgt. Tull, Cpl. Uribe, LCpl. Bergey, LCpl. Khent, and LCpl. Samuels as well as myself, thank you for that honor! That was our "home" for seven months. I'm happy to have been able to help you with your project, it reminded me that it was 15 years ago that I was getting ready to deploy with those guys for the 'Spring Break 2003' tour, man I've gotten old...
bison126
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 07:01 AM GMT+7
Thank you John,
I'm glad that you appreciate this model.
Here are more pictures with some dust added to the hull top.





bison126
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 06:23 AM GMT+7
And now I call it done.

















I hope White 4 crew will be happy with it
Olivier
white4doc
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:18 PM GMT+7
Oliver,

You've captured my "home away from home" for Spring Break '03! I've passed on a link to this to those crewmen I'm still in contact regularly with, and I've been asked to pass on thanks and congrats on your work from everyone. So you have the approval and appreciation of White 4's crew, Doc, and Scouts. Well done, Sir! Very well done. I'm happy to have been able to help you with this project.
bat-213
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Canada
Joined: December 30, 2011
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 01:28 PM GMT+7
great build well done ,the paint and the cammo nets are very well done great work .
27-1025
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: September 16, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 02:10 PM GMT+7
Very nicely done!!! Really liked the addition of the padlocks on the vehicle.
bison126
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 07:05 PM GMT+7
Thanks a lot guys!
concerning the padlocks, Trumpeter deserves the appreciation not me

Olivier