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Armor/AFV: What If?
For those who like to build hypothetical or alternate history versions of armor/AFVs.
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MRAP Humvee
35th-scale
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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,212 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 12:42 AM UTC
They do look good though!
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 - 07:15 AM UTC
There were people who said he would never finish it, never finished anything (these people were actually correct but lets not go there)...



After a mere two years and two months and twenty days its back...
Removed by original poster on 04/05/17 - 02:17:03 (GMT).
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 07:53 AM UTC


Cab closed in an masked.
Frame for rear store area started. Needs mesh insert.

Wow -its been awhile - took me 10 try's to remember how to post images. And they still not really sized right.

Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 06, 2017 - 08:17 AM UTC
Diamond plate style mesh insert in. Points were not enough area to superglue so I went w/ the old standby - painters tape...
Probably add something to look like bolts & angle clips when it drys.





Tyre only stuck on for for check fit.

OM & G - might actually get to prime this weekend!
And remembered how to post too - batting 100's !

Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 09:01 AM UTC





Tape off, polystyrene on...
Add few nut/bolts for texture. And added radio antenna.

That's it - the primer shall spray tomorrow !
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Monday, April 10, 2017 - 07:32 AM UTC
Huge... It's Gonna Be Huge...



Primed.


Looks much better in one color NO?


And Pre-Shaded.


Got little bit aggressive w/ the shade.
And some minor seam work - feels like a weld bead in my future.


Picked this turntable up on sale 5 USD. Cant hurt.



Camo starting tomorrow. Tans & Browns. Browns & Tans.


And
Maybe
Cant promise
Preview of the next project

Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 07:47 AM UTC
Base coat paint on - Lt. Sand (very light...).



Pre shade appears to have left the model.
Two more colors to go !

And for those viewers interested in the next unfinished project in line:



The (very) old Tamiya T62 w/ an Eastern Express 130mm gun.
Its my version of a combo of the of "Iraqi Marder" and Cuban BMP mods.





Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Friday, April 14, 2017 - 08:49 AM UTC
Camo about to start...

Using Desert MERDC (3 color tho not 4). Sim to this:

From the Team Yankee site, alot of good camo painting tips...

My colors:


Scanned in the painting guide from the kit instructions, scaled it to match model, and traced the base color. I'll print and lay over painters tape to make my masks.
Time consuming but thats too much for me to try an freehand...


W/ luck I'll finish major painting this weekend.
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 07:37 AM UTC
Thought I would finish over week - not...


Took three tries to make masks. Cutting squiggly likes no picnic either.





And now: 3 Color Desert MERDEC





Few spots to clean up... And I still have to work that #%@!% seam !

Overall - I can live w/ it.
Next episode: add fine detail parts.
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 08:06 AM UTC
Minor Update...
Have been painting detail pieces, little weathering.




Added some filters to tone down camo edges.





Back antenna, will be one in front also.

This thread has been back up for about three weeks now and there is about 2500 views, so thanks for looking guys. Hope its interesting and I'm not too boring - HaHaha.
Comments / observations always welcome.

35th-scale
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Kildare, Ireland
Joined: November 21, 2007
KitMaker: 3,212 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 03:26 AM UTC
He's back! And I'm liking that paint job.....
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:50 PM UTC

Quoted Text

He's back! And I'm liking that paint job.....



Yea !
My biggest ( possibly only... ) fan !

LoL

Thanks Sean.
The masks were a pain.
Getting wheels on now - more pics later.
Neo
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 840 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 09:01 AM UTC
Big Step - wheels on...





Sits level which is always nice.
Few more of the detail parts and stowage too. Use a tinted caulking left over from my bathroom remodel to glue them down. Was very thick but worked well on round items which are usually a pain w/ the small surface area.