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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 10:37 PM UTC
Just give us finished model!

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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 12:43 AM UTC
Interior finished very nice, absolutely a realistic look. Congrats brother.
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 01:30 AM UTC
Amazing work as per usual!
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Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 11:56 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I appreciate the positive comments.

Kuba, yes I hope to so that someday.

Mario
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Posted: Monday, June 06, 2016 - 04:09 PM UTC
Yea, I would have wanted to make a small "travel to nature" with friends on such a "family car"
This undoubtedly will be one of the best examples of the construction of scale models of military vehicles!
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:05 PM UTC
Great thread Mario. You are doing incredible work and I'm glad it is still going on. I just sat down and read the entire build so far and I loved every bit of it. You have a talent for an eye and its shows in this project. I will have to do a research on your previous build and see if I can learn few trick of trade from your work

So, keep up the good work as like others, I'm following along as well to learn all you can teach

Mike
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:41 PM UTC
Superb work- the gear is just amazing. Cheers!
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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:42 PM UTC
Thanks guys.

Mario
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 09:11 PM UTC
Looks awesome!

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 06:43 PM UTC
Awesome, slow work, but awesome. Finish already!!

Can you put a list together of all the AM parts/kits you've used on this build or is that outlined throughout the thread?
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Posted: Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 12:23 AM UTC
Yes, what Iven said. There is ton of stuff in there I like to know where it came from. So, please do share
MakiWawa
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Posted: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
Maaaaaakiiiiii...where is Your dumvee...??????
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 02:16 AM UTC
I did some more work on it after posting the last photos in this thread, but since then the project is on hold. I haven't touched a model in a couple of months now. I just don't feel like modeling these days.

Thanks for remembering this one though.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:08 AM UTC
This is A class quality work, well done.
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 04:42 PM UTC
I haven't touched this one in a long, long time. Now I do have a quick update on the roof and chassis:





There are still some things to finish on these pieces, wires, etc.

In the meantime I started with the weapons ring. Legend provides ammo rack and various other tidbits, I added AT4s from Live Resin and some other details. Here's how it looks now:





Cheers,
Mario
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 04:57 PM UTC
At last an update! Detailing madness, great painting.

Is the undercarriage finished? I can see a wash done on every element, but some of them should be in different colors (white fuel tank, metal colors on engine block or exhaust eyc.).

BTW - how do You do such delicate and equal wash/shadows?
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 07:05 PM UTC
Thanks Kuba.

Yes, chassis is not finished... the fuel tank, exhaust, etc. I'm not worried about these details too much as they will be barely visible anyway.

Mario
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 07:47 PM UTC
Glad you bring it back to life Bro. I missed it
kubisz
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 07:58 PM UTC
Mario, could You write anything about Your technique of wash?
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:03 AM UTC

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Mario, could You write anything about Your technique of wash?



Sure, sorry I missed answering that question in the previous reply.

After a gloss coat dried thoroughly, I apply a precise enamel pinwash trying to get as little overspill as possible. After about 10 minutes of drying I take a brush slightly dampened with enamel thinner and carefully wipe off any spill that might have happened. For this model I used OIF Wash from AK and Dark Wash from MIG Productions.

Hope it helps,
Mario
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 01:53 AM UTC
Mario, it is so good to see some new work on this one. You really don't disappoint. Your detail work is second to none (sorry Kuba and Piotr!) The finish on the chassis is perfect. Thank you for the breakdown of your wash technique. I'm glad Kuba asked about it. I can't wait to see more.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:40 PM UTC
Mario, thanks for the answer

Eric, I totally agree.
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 11:19 PM UTC
Mario, where did you get the ammo box on page 6 with the angled lid? I contacted JS' Shape Works (j-shape) on Shapeways a while back. I've seen a couple of his things used here. He got back to me a few weeks later and said he'd posted a set to his store. I ordered a set and they came a few days ago. There is eighteen cans in the set in three varieties; closed lid, open lid with ammo and open lid empty. There are twelve lids for the open cans. They really came out fantastic. I'll try to take some pictures and send them to you along with others I owe you.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 02:56 AM UTC
Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments.

Eric, the 7.62 ammo can? It is from the old Legend ammo box set. I'm definitely interested to see the cans you are talking about.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 03:10 PM UTC
M2 from Live Resin and some scratch... There is a noticeable size difference between Legend and Live Resin, so some cutting and fitting was neccessary. The ammo can was scratchbuilt so I could fit the ammo belt the way I wanted.



And here is a Peltor ComTac... I'm pretty happy with how that one turned out.



Cheers,
Mario