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young_sven
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 03:56 PM GMT+7
This is such a sweet build, Mario, really love the detailing! Keep up the superb work! :-)
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 07:00 PM GMT+7
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: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 04:10 AM GMT+7
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.
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Posted: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:49 PM GMT+7
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
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Posted: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 02:27 AM GMT+7
This stuff makes my mouth water (all things modern)! Awesome work Maki, looking forward to completion.

Cheers

JM
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Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 - 08:40 PM GMT+7
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
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 08:51 AM GMT+7
Awesome work so far, it could be a real GMV being built on a massive matt
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:08 PM GMT+7
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.







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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:25 PM GMT+7
Fantastic Mario!

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

Cheers,
Sven
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 11:23 PM GMT+7
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: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 06:35 AM GMT+7
Yes really inspiring!
MakiWawa
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 11:16 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Fantastic Mario!

I especially love the painting of those seats.


Me too...
gcdavidson
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 01:41 PM GMT+7
Great stuff Mario! Its taking a while, but its worth it!
35th-scale
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2015 - 10:27 AM GMT+7
Those seats could easily be mistaken for the real thing....
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 02:46 AM GMT+7
Awesome job! Which paint exactly did you used to make the seat? and which colors for the highlights?

Thank you and props!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 07:03 PM GMT+7
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
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 10:01 PM GMT+7
Some stowage added, more on the way...



Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 07:59 PM GMT+7
Coming along nicely. I am watching this build with great anticipation.
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 06:53 PM GMT+7
Nice. Mario, look forward to more
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 08:00 PM GMT+7
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 - 08:42 PM GMT+7
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: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Mario, it looks like a photos of the object on a scale of 1/1. Great project!
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 01:23 PM GMT+7
Nice work Mario ,
The interior is coming together and it looks good .

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 01:18 AM GMT+7
Awesome modeling!
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Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2015 - 01:24 AM GMT+7
Fantastic Mario!

Cheers!

Marco