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iamhope
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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 07:46 PM UTC
Awesome job! Which paint exactly did you used to make the seat? and which colors for the highlights?

Thank you and props!
35th-scale
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2015 - 03:27 AM UTC
Those seats could easily be mistaken for the real thing....
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 06:41 AM UTC
Great stuff Mario! Its taking a while, but its worth it!
MakiWawa
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 04:16 PM UTC

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Fantastic Mario!

I especially love the painting of those seats.


Me too...
BobSolo
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:35 PM UTC
Yes really inspiring!
Lazzarus78
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 04:23 PM UTC
Looks awesome, always really cool work you present here. Like your stuff. Hope some day i get to this Level, Allways inspiring, thanks for showing. Go on like that.

Cheers Christoph
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 03:25 PM UTC
Fantastic Mario!

I especially love the painting of those seats. Excellent work all the way.

Cheers,
Sven
Maki
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 03:08 PM UTC
Thanks Bob!

Some progress. Seats are installed as well as seat belt buckles... seat belts are in progress. I also installed the gunner's platform.







Mario
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 01:51 AM UTC
Awesome work so far, it could be a real GMV being built on a massive matt
Maki
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 01:40 PM UTC
Thanks Jeff, I'm happy to see you are following this build.

An update... washes and matt coat applied. Some stowage added. I'm contemplating about all the stowage I'd like to add here... I like the look of heavy ladden vehicles, so I'll probably go crazy with all the different packs, ammo boxes, extinguishers, heavy duty cases, coolers, etc.





Mario
jeffmeckley
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Posted: Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 07:27 PM UTC
This stuff makes my mouth water (all things modern)! Awesome work Maki, looking forward to completion.

Cheers

JM
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 03:49 PM UTC
The postshading is finished. What do you think? I can still make changes if you guys think something could be improved. Also, the details were painted and a part of seatbelt assembly finished.

Gloss coat is on, now the pinwashes.





Cheers,
Mario
Maki
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 09:10 PM UTC
OK, just to show you what I'm up to.

Although I'm pretty heavy handed when it comes to using an airbrush, I wanted to try some postshading in order to give more depth to the model. Here's my take on postshading Humvee rear cargo bay:





I know it is not much, but it is a big step for me. I realized I can do this and although postshading takes a lot of time for me, I think I will continue with it.

Mario

EDIT: Obviously I'm not talking about that dark space between the two rear vertical cargo doors. This is where jerry cans will go and I didn't even bother to paint that space in base color.
Maki
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 12:00 PM UTC
Thanks for the encouragement guys. Unfortunatelly my modeling time is very limited at the moment so the pace of progress is slow at best. Hope to give you some updates soon.

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 08:56 AM UTC
This is such a sweet build, Mario, really love the detailing! Keep up the superb work! :-)
BobSolo
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Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 - 01:45 AM UTC
Looking good with paint on, wiring looks great too!
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HISTORICUS FORMA
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 01:37 PM UTC
Good progress Brother. Wiring looks superb.
Maki
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 12:45 PM UTC
Here is a small update... After black primer, the base coat is on:





Some details of the wiring:







And a lot of details painted separately:



Mario

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Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 12:41 PM UTC
Nice GMV, Piotr. And good luck with Black Dog conversion.

Mario
MakiWawa
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Posted: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 05:50 PM UTC
Mario- very nice work. This is my dumvee... I see, there your's will be much better .
Now I build next taking advantage conversion Black Dog.





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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:46 PM UTC
Thanks for your kind words guys. Hope to have some updates soon.

Mario
BobSolo
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Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 03:35 AM UTC
Awesome! Im liking this better than the black dog piece already! Radio looks amazing too, i look forward to your next update.

Cheers Bob
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:48 PM UTC
Awesome work thus far, great detail with all the added items. Love this web site for all it has to offer and the great community. Thanks for sharing your work, will continue to follow.

JGphins
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 11:43 PM UTC
Looks good, Mario. The added resin details really makes the kit "pop" to the eye.
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Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 06:39 PM UTC
Just some quick photos to show you how the new setup looks. Most of these are still subassemblies, not glued to the model, added just for the photoshoot.









Spare tire, many ammo can racks, etc. I started building the radio setup by combining different sets from Pro Art. Most of these are molded in cream resin and the details are lost when photographed, but I can assure you these radios are absolutely great. I added some extra details as well. This area will be much busy when all the comms is placed, along with wiring.





And I built satellite antenna for AN/PCS-5.



Cheers,
Mario