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Anyone Have a Pattern for M109 OIF Non-skid
high510
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 02:33 AM UTC
I have some drawings for M1A, but can't seem to find an equivalent for Paladin in OIF. Any help or link is appreciated.

I do see a lot of how to do's, but haven't found the what (where) to do.

Again TIA.
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 02:59 AM UTC
Here's a view of AFV Club Paladin kit instructions :



Full size

In step #7 you can notice the anti-slip pattern for the hull front (vinyl stickers are included in the kit). Looks like there's no equivalent for the turret top though (= no anti-slip there ? )

H.P.
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 05:58 AM UTC
It is there. I did it n my old Italeri Paladins with wet/dry sandpaper. Currently no access to Imgur to post photos. (Not my builds, the actual paladin) Possibly later today. Gotta see how the day shakes out.
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 08:42 AM UTC
http://www.primeportal.net/artillery/cam_alldredge/m109a6_paladin/index.php?Page=8
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 10:10 AM UTC
I think these from my walk around show the texture to better advantage simply because it's all one color:




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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 12:34 PM UTC
Thank you for the pictures, Robert.

I can notice antiskid areas are not strictly in the same place between the two vehicles.

There are some minor differences, for example position of antiskid areas relative to tie down loops.
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 01:52 PM UTC
Minor differences indeed. This one photo shows how the texture goes around the footman loops. On my previous photos it does not.



There are other minor differences between different production
batches of Paladins. I posted a build log many years ago that illustrates each difference step by step, from different locations of door latches to recuperator housings that have handles and those that don't.
high510
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 12:34 AM UTC
And thank you all. I am doing this Paladin build to learn painting and weathering techniques on an all in Abrams Thunder Run build. Going OIF for a few weeks.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 03:23 AM UTC
Then you may want to check out the “Build a Better Paladin” thread. There are a few paladin specific weathering tips and photos on that thread.