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B2Blain
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United States
Joined: February 26, 2008
KitMaker: 64 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
I am thinking about building a 3rd ID humvee from 2003 - likely an M-1025 with either a M2 or MK40 grenade launcher. I was thinking about starting with an Academy M-996 as base as it has TOW missile canisters which I can use for the Bradley I am also building.

Is this the best way to go? Also would the Legend humvee details set be appropriate for the model type and the time period?

http://www-legend.co.kr/portfolio/lf1193-humvee-interior-set/

Thanks!
kubisz
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:45 AM UTC
Throw away this Academy's [auto-censored] and go with Tamiya's M1025 or M1046.

This Legend's set is for M1151.
HermannB
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: October 14, 2008
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 01:54 AM UTC
I second Kuba`s opinion. Tamiya kit with maybe some AM resin tires far more easier to build than the Academy release.
B2Blain
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United States
Joined: February 26, 2008
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 02:01 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Throw away this Academy's [auto-censored] and go with Tamiya's M1025 or M1046.

This Legend's set is for M1151.



Thanks for steering me in the right direction. Which humvees had the reinforced doors. I am thinking Scouts, but who else?

Thanks!
Scarred
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 02:41 AM UTC
I built both the academy and tamiya 1025's side by side. Was building my two vehicles from 9th ID, which were modified to carry our ECM and ESM gear. The Tamiya kit was more accurate as a base M1025 and built up much better than the academy kit.
Epi
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Texas, United States
Joined: December 22, 2001
KitMaker: 3,507 posts
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 08:23 AM UTC
The Tamiya Hummers are the way to go, but they still have the old PRC for a radio.
I would get Mike G's radio's from Shapeway:

SINCGARS

There are great after market sets for the Tamiya Hummers available.
terminators
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France
Joined: February 20, 2012
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:18 PM UTC
You also have SINCGARS radio's from Voyager Model, ET Model, MR Modellbau.