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Maki
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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: Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 05:08 AM UTC
This is A class quality work, well done.
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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: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 - 09:00 PM UTC
Maaaaaakiiiiii...where is Your dumvee...??????
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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
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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: Monday, July 11, 2016 - 09:11 PM UTC
Looks awesome!

Looking forward to see more
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 12:42 PM UTC
Thanks guys.

Mario
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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: 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 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!
Maki
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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: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 01:30 AM UTC
Amazing work as per usual!
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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: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 10:37 PM UTC
Just give us finished model!

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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 06:41 PM UTC
Great looking!! Really inspiring!
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 01:16 PM UTC
Nice details and nice paint work !

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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 08:40 AM UTC
Mario, you've developed this crisp & neat painting style that I really really admire. This one turned out great, just awesome work man.
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 08:29 AM UTC
This is amazing work.
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 03:04 AM UTC
Wow... just wow Mario! It just keeps getting better.

Regards,

Eric
Maki
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 01:52 AM UTC
OK, I think I can call the interior done. I don't even want to say how much time details like this took:







Installed the goodies, weathered and dusted the interior. It looks like this:











And some details:













The aft part of the roof is also finished, so I'll be able to close the interior soon.





Cheers,
Mario
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 11:47 AM UTC
Thanks for your comments Nick.

Three soldiers, 10 days.... no wonder these trucks were packed full with supplies. I planned some figures for this build, but standing around the truck.

Mario
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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi Mario - nice to see you posting again! I really admire the "clean" work you are doing - it's really excellent! Regarding staffing of the GMV, in recent project I worked on, I think it was said that each truck was intended to include three soldiers, with enough gear to last ten days on the road.

While reading more about one example which occurred in northern Iraq in 2003, the trucks were said to have an almost unparalleled abundance of all sorts of supplies. With that said, it seems reasonable to imagine that the location of the gear might vary based on the event you are illustrating - maybe driver, coms, and third on the bed mounted weapon or in the ring? I imagine if the group were traveling any great distance, the gear shown in the back seat could be relocated - at this point, I suppose it's your call where soldier 3 winds up being placed - and the others too for that matter - looking forward to your next post.

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 09:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

It's always a very big pleasure to watch every update in this thread. Great work on all stowage, many details to look closer at! But remember, that the crew of Dumvees was three (always? usually? I'm not sure), and there is no space for the third man.



As far as I understand, the third man is usually in the turret ring. I've also seen the third (or is it fourth?) on the right bench of cargo bay, manning the MG... hence those seat cushins.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 08:41 PM UTC
It's always a very big pleasure to watch every update in this thread. Great work on all stowage, many details to look closer at! But remember, that the crew of Dumvees was three (always? usually? I'm not sure), and there is no space for the third man.