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Humvee M998 W/hillbilly armor WIP
Herchealer
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Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 03:21 PM UTC
My Next Humvee Project will be based on the following picture


To achieve this I will use the following items
-Tamiya M1025 Armament Carrier (#35363)
-Mig Productions M998 conversion set (#MP35-121)
-Mig Productions Aggressive Pattern Wheels (#MP 35-255)
-Pro Art Models US radio set SINCGARS (ASIP) (#PAU-35020)

Really all I have to figure out is how to make the Radio antenna mount on the right rear corner, or where to find it in a possible kit where it won't be needed.

Hopefully the process will go pretty quick. Stay tuned and as always any comments while the build moves along will be awesome. Also please feel free to pass along ideas about the antenna mount if you have one.

Herky
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Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 09:26 PM UTC
This looks like a great build idea, Jeremy.
The one thing I'd advise you to change are the MIG wheels. Perhaps it was just my copy, but the hub casting was very thin and fragile, and the wheels are missing the good year markings.

If you can get them the blast models humvee wheels are a better set.

Looking forward to seeing the build
RKinsella
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Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 09:29 PM UTC
Looking forward to this Herky!

..I recommend some thin plastic card for the rear antenna, shouldn't be too hard.
Build it in two sections, top & bottom. Once you are happy with measurements all you have to do With both sections is cut out two sides of the main structure and then dublicate them & glue the 4 sides together, lastly gluing top section to bottom section (correctly )
..It's easier than It sounds here sorry
Frenchy
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Posted: Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 11:43 PM UTC
Here are 2 pics of the antenna mount that may help :
lower part only :


complete mount :


HTH

Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, April 09, 2010 - 01:46 AM UTC
Does anyone know if the plate holding it to the body is only on the one side?

It shouldn't be too difficult to scratch....

Cheers,
Sean
Herchealer
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Posted: Friday, April 09, 2010 - 01:15 PM UTC
THANKS FRENCHY!! That will help out tremendously for my build. Should be posting some in -progress pics tonight!

Herky
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Posted: Friday, April 09, 2010 - 01:32 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Does anyone know if the plate holding it to the body is only on the one side?

It shouldn't be too difficult to scratch....

Cheers,
Sean


If you look at the second picture you can see what appears to be a bolt holding it to the rear as well (right between the two zeros in the "2004" in the date stamp). It looks like there are two contact mounts, one on the side and one on the rear.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, April 09, 2010 - 10:53 PM UTC
You're welcome Jeremy. Just to complete these pics, here are some TM drawings of the offset mount :




HTH

Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, April 09, 2010 - 11:05 PM UTC
There's even one for sale on eBay


Frenchy
Herchealer
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Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 11:21 AM UTC
Well it is time for a little update. Most of the construction is done. I just have to put the Ir lights on the Brush guard, fabricate the Antenna and put bolts on the armor plating. Let me know what you all think. BTW the back cover is not done yet, the glue is curing some before I sand the two pieces smooth...












Herky
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Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 02:18 PM UTC
Looking good man.

If you are doing your model 'exactly' like the photo, you need to remove the winch hook. The vehicle in the photo has a winch bumper but doesn't appear to have the winch cable visible.

Additionally, there is something different/missing on the passenger side tie down point that is mounted on the winch housing. It appears the tie down ring is missing.

It is looking great overall. I just wasn't sure if you noticed those couple of details.
Herchealer
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Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 02:25 PM UTC
I just looked at the picture more closely Brent. I see what you are talking about. I zoomed in farther and the hook is on the ring, that is why it looks funny. I'll have to fix that! Now if i could get the little guy to go to sleep!!


Herky

Herchealer
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Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 04:16 PM UTC
OK Time for a little update on this beast.

First Is the corrected Winch as pointed out by Brent


Second is the Modified passenger Mirror


Next are the bolts for the door armor. 1st to achieve this I shave the bolt heads off of a spare Bradley piece of side armor I had laying around
Before

After


And lastly the IR light. This was achieved using a spare set of IR lights from Tamiya's M113 Kit, a small piece of masking tape and some 20thousanth safety wire

Before


after


As always comments are more than welcome. Should Be starting the Antenna mount shorty and finishing up the other IR light and Drivers side doors.


Herky
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Posted: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 04:29 PM UTC
Its looking great!

Great job on the IR light.
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