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Special Forces GMV Afghanistan
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 03:28 PM UTC
Fantastic detail.....
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:12 PM UTC
Thanks for following this build guys.

Sean, radio rack was airbrushed, except for the switches and buttons which were brush painted. I did try to mask and airbrush those as well, but failed miserably.

Eric, the placards are taken from various spare decal sheets, and some I printed myself.

James, thanks. The comm system is one of the biggest challenges to get right in scale. I still have a long way to go here.

Mario

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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 05:07 AM UTC
Some of the best Comms I've seen on a model, great job. (And I'm an old Commo guy)
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 03:43 AM UTC
Mario, where did you get the placards you are using inside the model? Your painting technique is beautiful, your finish on the small details is flawless. Thanks for posting such great in-process photos.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:24 AM UTC
Mario,
the paintwork on your radio rack is crazy good ! Did you somehow mask it to paint the black panels and switch bases ?

Sean
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:20 PM UTC
Looking great. I like your paper maps!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:02 PM UTC
Thank you guys for your comments. I did some work on the radio... I'm mixing several comm sets from Pro Art (and some styrene as well) to get the setup I'm after. This is how it looks now:



With number of additional goodies painted, and many other still unpainted:



So far so good,
Mario
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 09:44 PM UTC
You could represent a GMV in repair to take advantage of all the details at the end of the assembly.

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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 04:16 PM UTC
Awesome work Mario!!

I hope I can [one day] get close to the level of skill I'm seeing here - maybe I should stop buying kits and just watch as the Masters of Styrene go about their business.

Regards,
Kobus
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 03:28 PM UTC
Great details on the roof Bro.
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 09:11 PM UTC
This is SO COOL
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 04:06 PM UTC
Stunning work Mario! The interior detailing and painting looks fantastic.
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:33 PM UTC
Beautiful details on the roof interior.
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 03:23 PM UTC
Very good work! The end result should be extremely effective
Maki
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 07:56 PM UTC
Thanks for the feedback guys!

A bit more work done on the roof underside... At first I didn't want to go into much trouble here as most of the undeside just isn't visible. One step at a time and I ended up going all the way with the details plus the wiring. It still needs the gunner's sling.









Cheers,
Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 06:24 PM UTC
Fantastic Mario!

Cheers!

Marco
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 06:18 PM UTC
Awesome modeling!
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:23 AM UTC
Nice work Mario ,
The interior is coming together and it looks good .

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 12:12 AM UTC
Mario, it looks like a photos of the object on a scale of 1/1. Great project!
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 01:42 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I appreciate your comments. Here are some more photos:





I tried AK chipping fluid on the gas bottle. Not quite what I expected what it would be like, but I think it looks ok for my first try.



The MRE box is a resin item from Pro Art set with the decals I printed myself. Some decal silvering is visible under the magnification.

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 01:00 PM UTC
This is fantastic work. This is what the hobby is all about. You are one of the true artists here at Armorama. There are several guys here who produce truly great models and you are up there with them. I am following this closely and I don't even build modern stuff. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Jeff
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:53 AM UTC
Nice. Mario, look forward to more
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 12:59 PM UTC
Coming along nicely. I am watching this build with great anticipation.
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 03:01 PM UTC
Some stowage added, more on the way...



Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 12:03 PM UTC
I mixed some paints for the seats till I found a tone that I thought was good. I use Gunze paints and I know I mixed some red browns and yellows for the seat shell, and some hemp sand colors for the cushions. Sorry for not remembering the exact recipe.

Mario