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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 07:54 PM UTC
I have not followed your built for a while and I am impressed by the way it already looks! this thing is really coming alive.
Looking forward for more.

Cheers and happy modelling
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 05:46 PM UTC
After a long break, here it is again...

A lot of stowage was painted and added. Here are some backpacks:



and some details in the front box:



Here's how it looks now. Most of the internal stowage is finished, just some bits to add and weather the interior:









Cheers,
Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 02:30 PM UTC
Mario, give us more! Great work, expecially I like wash which made beautiful shadows
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Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 12:58 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it. I don't have much time for modeling at the moment, but hopefully there will be some updates soon.

Mario
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 08:13 PM UTC
Wherever i look theres more awesome details to see, this build is so cool
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Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:03 AM UTC
That looks marvelous, Mario! I really like the different shades of colors you used for all the gear and equipment.
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 06:24 PM UTC
Simply stunning!!!
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 06:16 PM UTC
Fantastic and beautiful work as always, Mario. Always a pleasure to follow your progress.
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 05:36 PM UTC
Great progress again Brother.
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 05:10 PM UTC
So nice to see some updates! The comms setup looks amazing.

Watching this one closely Mario.
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Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 03:56 PM UTC
Some progress. The dashboard with fabulous Archer Transfers... Woody was kind to replace my old set with new transfers which worked like a charm:



Then I started wiring the comms setup. First this:





And then the radio box:







Installed. I still have to do the wires on the front of the box.





So far so good. Comments welcome.

Mario
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 05:22 PM UTC
Mario, I would go with VELCRO, but lets wait and see what the real expert, 18Bravo(Rob) says since he actually was around these vehicles.
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:12 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Rubberized tape or could it possibly be 2" velcro?



Hm, I'm not sure. I've seen long strips of tape which is added to the vehicle places with most wear and tear. These shorter strips possibly have other function. Perhaps someone could shed some light on these... 18Bravo, you there?

Mario
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Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 09:36 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks Keith and Bob.

Some GMVs are full of rubberized thick tape all around.

Mario




Rubberized tape or could it possibly be 2" velcro?
Maki
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 05:37 PM UTC
Thanks Keith and Bob.

The 4 long thin pieces on the edge of the roof is Tamiya masking tape. I've put some on the rollbar as well and plan to put it on several other places on the model... Some GMVs are full of rubberized thick tape all around.

Mario

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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 06:07 PM UTC
I love this Mario, really great work Sir.

Keith...
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 05:06 PM UTC
What are those 4 long thin pieces on the side edge of the roof are they photo etch or tamiya masking tape?

Hope you find time to model over winter, im usually the other way round and have time to model in winter, unless i get drunk in the holidays.. that wouldnt work out so well

Good luck with this build, its awesome to watch it coming to shape and how you build/paint it, so cool.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 04:02 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys. After a nice summer period and a lot of free time for modeling, real life is again getting in the way of the hobby. Here is some progress on the roof and the roof hatch...





Cheers,
Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 04:57 PM UTC
Perfection! Painting convey the texture of real materials! Radio set - every touch of the brush as a sniper shot!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 12:37 PM UTC
Very 'clean' painting, nice detailing. Yes, it's pleasure to watch. Can't wait to see whole interior finished.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 12:15 PM UTC
Very nice detailing Bro. Following is great pleasure for me.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 11:53 AM UTC
Hi Mario - beautiful work, great to watch! Looking forward to updates

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 02:07 AM UTC
Thanks Graeme, I appreciate it.

Mario
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:44 PM UTC
great eye for the details Mario!
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 01:37 AM UTC
I did some more bits for the comms station. After seeing one of the reference photos (I think it is from 18Bravo CDs) I built a file folder as well...



And then put most of those things to work. I'm not sure how the monitor is attached, so I improvised a bit here.









The wiring will be fun.

Here's how it looks in the Humvee. I added some bits beneath the comms station as well.





Mario