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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:59 AM UTC
These would also come in handy:link

I don't think the comms set is included in Pro Art Dumvee set.

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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 05:58 AM UTC

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John, thanks! I did enter the model in couple of competitions but it didn't do well unfortunately.

Brett, I got the antennas from Adler's Nest: link

Which Pro Art kits you have?

Mario



I have two of their SOF HumVee sets, one early and one with PE.

Thanks for the antennae link, ordering some tonight.
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 07:49 PM UTC
John, thanks! I did enter the model in couple of competitions but it didn't do well unfortunately.

Brett, I got the antennas from Adler's Nest: link

Which Pro Art kits you have?

Mario
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Posted: Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 07:51 AM UTC

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Thank you for reminding me of this project.

@11Bravo_C2. I don't remember seeing GMVs with black chassis, so I guess black-colored chassis Humvees were an exemption to the rule?

@ANGSOWT. Thank you! Unfortunately, some of the parts I used for this build are no longer available, as Pro Art is no longer operational.

I really need to start with the figures and finalize this project.

Mario



I lucked out and got two Pro Art kits (one early, one late) off eBay. I like the antennas you have, scratch built or aftermarket?
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 11:54 PM UTC
As an AMPS and IPMS judge, and if it was my choice, I would just go ahead and give you Judge's Choice/Grand Award, and Most Popular (chosen by other contestants). Cut the middle man out right from the get go!

I know photography can take away, or hide detail, but if a contest was completely on line by photo submissions, this vehicle would win, hands down! After repeated, and numerous, re-evaluations, I found no downside to your work. Well done, Well done indeed!
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 07:48 PM UTC
Thank you for reminding me of this project.

@11Bravo_C2. I don't remember seeing GMVs with black chassis, so I guess black-colored chassis Humvees were an exemption to the rule?

@ANGSOWT. Thank you! Unfortunately, some of the parts I used for this build are no longer available, as Pro Art is no longer operational.

I really need to start with the figures and finalize this project.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 08:54 AM UTC
Incredible work. I had an 11 year break in modelling and returned to get some ideas for my WIP SOF GMV. I'll be looking at this thread to find all the after market parts you used.

Now I need to learn how to make straps for mine.

Again, incredible work.
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Posted: Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 12:01 PM UTC
@18Bravo et all. Is the chassis on all these "Desert" GMV mostly the same sand color as the body? In some pictures I see sand and others i've seen black chassis'
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 05:31 AM UTC

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I should've heeded your advise and ran fast and far way from the Black Dog conversion kit. It truly is a "dog". Mine came with bad castings, broken parts and as yours, a lot of warped components. Sad, because you can tell a lot went into the design work.



Actually, I was thinking of giving Black Dog the piece I "re-mastered" so they could make castings from it. Not sure if that would help with the conversion though...

Mario
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Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020 - 05:07 AM UTC

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Quite some work on the big Black Dog resin chunk going into the cargo bay:


There is still some putty work to be done, but I'm happy with the work so far.

Mario



I should've heeded your advise and ran fast and far way from the Black Dog conversion kit. It truly is a "dog". Mine came with bad castings, broken parts and as yours, a lot of warped components. Sad, because you can tell a lot went into the design work.

TBH my first and last experience with Black Dog.
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:56 PM UTC
very cool build, please post pics of completed figures
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:10 PM UTC
Ops, sorry I missed this one...

Thanks Shane for your comments. The base kit was Tamiya's M1025.

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 09:44 PM UTC
That is amazing work. I can't ever hope to come close to the level of detail you achieve in your work but I can really enjoy that level through your photos. Many thanks for giving me a lot of inspiration and unknowing encouragement in my own model making.

One question... what was the base kit you used for the Humvee?
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 10:45 PM UTC
Brilliant work Mario.

I'm looking forward to seeing the figures.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 09:41 PM UTC
Phantastic work Mario!
The level of dedails you put into the model is just stunning.
Can't wait to see the figures painted.

Kudos
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 03:10 PM UTC
Amazing work. Sample. I followed the construction with great pleasure. Incredible realism, study of every detail, perfect accuracy of Assembly and painting. It is without a doubt a masterpiece!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 01:05 PM UTC
Wow, that is truly an amazing build! Everything just pops!

The Legend GMV conversion just pops with detail. Your paint job is so smooth and the amount of accessories and gear you added just increases the level of detail and eyecandy.

Wonderfully marvelous job, Mario! Thumbs way up!
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:25 PM UTC
Thank you Liam, much appreciated.

I've been going through a major upgrade of my workspace, so hopefully I'll start with the figures soon.

Best,
Mario
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 05:53 PM UTC
Mario, to be honest I feel like I've cheated by going through this build start to finish in just an hour or two!! I had to register just to say how much I enjoyed it, and how stunning your work is.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 04:05 AM UTC
Mario, I feel like we've all been on a journey with you. A journey that took nearly four years. It had its ups and downs, but you made it. The end result is stunning. It gives heart to those of us who can't sprint through a build or binge build seven vehicles at one time. Your attention to detail is unmatched my friend. This is the best GMV I've seen so far. That is saying a lot since there has been done amazing work shown here by yourself, Piotr, and Kuba. Hope you start something new soon.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I'm happy you like the model.

Mario
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 07:49 PM UTC
It came out beautifully! Definitely worth the wait. Can't wait to see how those figures come out.

I loved your OIF M1025 build, but the detail on this truck has to take prize. Thank you for sharing the pics.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Very nice work, Mario! I'm waiting for the figures painting

Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
Wow the attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship is amazing. Keep up the great work.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 09:07 AM UTC
Most impressive! Great job! Thank you for sharing the process as you have some really rare skills on display here