login   |    register
Armor/AFV: Softskins
Softskins group discussions.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Special Forces GMV Afghanistan
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
entire network: 5,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 481 Posts
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 12:37 AM GMT+7
Thanks Keith and Bob.

The 4 long thin pieces on the edge of the roof is Tamiya masking tape. I've put some on the rollbar as well and plan to put it on several other places on the model... Some GMVs are full of rubberized thick tape all around.

Mario

11Bravo_C2
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: May 12, 2015
entire network: 363 Posts
KitMaker Network: 35 Posts
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 04:36 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Thanks Keith and Bob.

Some GMVs are full of rubberized thick tape all around.

Mario




Rubberized tape or could it possibly be 2" velcro?
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
entire network: 5,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 481 Posts
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2015 - 07:12 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Rubberized tape or could it possibly be 2" velcro?



Hm, I'm not sure. I've seen long strips of tape which is added to the vehicle places with most wear and tear. These shorter strips possibly have other function. Perhaps someone could shed some light on these... 18Bravo, you there?

Mario
Epi
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: December 22, 2001
entire network: 3,361 Posts
KitMaker Network: 452 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:22 AM GMT+7
Mario, I would go with VELCRO, but lets wait and see what the real expert, 18Bravo(Rob) says since he actually was around these vehicles.
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
entire network: 5,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 481 Posts
Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:56 PM GMT+7
Some progress. The dashboard with fabulous Archer Transfers... Woody was kind to replace my old set with new transfers which worked like a charm:



Then I started wiring the comms setup. First this:





And then the radio box:







Installed. I still have to do the wires on the front of the box.





So far so good. Comments welcome.

Mario
Foxtrot1
Visit this Community
Gauteng, South Africa
Member Since: March 03, 2011
entire network: 203 Posts
KitMaker Network: 16 Posts
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:10 AM GMT+7
So nice to see some updates! The comms setup looks amazing.

Watching this one closely Mario.
Graywolf
Staff MemberSenior Editor
HISTORICUS FORMA
Visit this Community
Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
Member Since: December 01, 2001
entire network: 6,380 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1,013 Posts
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:36 AM GMT+7
Great progress again Brother.
young_sven
Visit this Community
Skåne, Sweden
Member Since: May 14, 2010
entire network: 712 Posts
KitMaker Network: 5 Posts
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 01:16 AM GMT+7
Fantastic and beautiful work as always, Mario. Always a pleasure to follow your progress.
Lawyer1
Visit this Community
South Africa
Member Since: July 22, 2015
entire network: 36 Posts
KitMaker Network: 5 Posts
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 01:24 AM GMT+7
Simply stunning!!!
Trisaw
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: December 24, 2002
entire network: 3,583 Posts
KitMaker Network: 233 Posts
Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 07:03 AM GMT+7
That looks marvelous, Mario! I really like the different shades of colors you used for all the gear and equipment.
BobSolo
Visit this Community
United Kingdom
Member Since: August 30, 2014
entire network: 331 Posts
KitMaker Network: 14 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 03:13 AM GMT+7
Wherever i look theres more awesome details to see, this build is so cool
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
entire network: 5,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 481 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 07:58 PM GMT+7
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it. I don't have much time for modeling at the moment, but hopefully there will be some updates soon.

Mario
kubisz
Visit this Community
Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Member Since: February 18, 2007
entire network: 954 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 - 09:30 PM GMT+7
Mario, give us more! Great work, expecially I like wash which made beautiful shadows
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
entire network: 5,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 481 Posts
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:46 AM GMT+7
After a long break, here it is again...

A lot of stowage was painted and added. Here are some backpacks:



and some details in the front box:



Here's how it looks now. Most of the internal stowage is finished, just some bits to add and weather the interior:









Cheers,
Mario
panorama
Visit this Community
Germany
Member Since: January 18, 2013
entire network: 225 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 02:54 AM GMT+7
I have not followed your built for a while and I am impressed by the way it already looks! this thing is really coming alive.
Looking forward for more.

Cheers and happy modelling
kubisz
Visit this Community
Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Member Since: February 18, 2007
entire network: 954 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 03:41 AM GMT+7
It's always a very big pleasure to watch every update in this thread. Great work on all stowage, many details to look closer at! But remember, that the crew of Dumvees was three (always? usually? I'm not sure), and there is no space for the third man.
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
entire network: 5,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 481 Posts
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 04:20 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

It's always a very big pleasure to watch every update in this thread. Great work on all stowage, many details to look closer at! But remember, that the crew of Dumvees was three (always? usually? I'm not sure), and there is no space for the third man.



As far as I understand, the third man is usually in the turret ring. I've also seen the third (or is it fourth?) on the right bench of cargo bay, manning the MG... hence those seat cushins.

Mario
Stickframe
#362
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: December 01, 2013
entire network: 1,089 Posts
KitMaker Network: 12 Posts
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 12:13 PM GMT+7
Hi Mario - nice to see you posting again! I really admire the "clean" work you are doing - it's really excellent! Regarding staffing of the GMV, in recent project I worked on, I think it was said that each truck was intended to include three soldiers, with enough gear to last ten days on the road.

While reading more about one example which occurred in northern Iraq in 2003, the trucks were said to have an almost unparalleled abundance of all sorts of supplies. With that said, it seems reasonable to imagine that the location of the gear might vary based on the event you are illustrating - maybe driver, coms, and third on the bed mounted weapon or in the ring? I imagine if the group were traveling any great distance, the gear shown in the back seat could be relocated - at this point, I suppose it's your call where soldier 3 winds up being placed - and the others too for that matter - looking forward to your next post.

Cheers
Nick
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
entire network: 5,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 481 Posts
Posted: Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:47 PM GMT+7
Thanks for your comments Nick.

Three soldiers, 10 days.... no wonder these trucks were packed full with supplies. I planned some figures for this build, but standing around the truck.

Mario
Maki
Staff MemberSenior Editor
ARMORAMA
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: February 13, 2002
entire network: 5,122 Posts
KitMaker Network: 481 Posts
Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 08:52 AM GMT+7
OK, I think I can call the interior done. I don't even want to say how much time details like this took:







Installed the goodies, weathered and dusted the interior. It looks like this:











And some details:













The aft part of the roof is also finished, so I'll be able to close the interior soon.





Cheers,
Mario
WXerock
#450
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: July 19, 2015
entire network: 491 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 10:04 AM GMT+7
Wow... just wow Mario! It just keeps getting better.

Regards,

Eric
Thirian24
Visit this Community
Oklahoma, United States
Member Since: September 30, 2015
entire network: 2,382 Posts
KitMaker Network: 147 Posts
Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 03:29 PM GMT+7
This is amazing work.
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: August 05, 2003
entire network: 1,678 Posts
KitMaker Network: 129 Posts
Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 03:40 PM GMT+7
Mario, you've developed this crisp & neat painting style that I really really admire. This one turned out great, just awesome work man.
terminators
Visit this Community
France
Member Since: February 20, 2012
entire network: 1,326 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Friday, June 03, 2016 - 08:16 PM GMT+7
Nice details and nice paint work !

goofmuilwijk
Visit this Community
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Member Since: April 19, 2013
entire network: 112 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3 Posts
Posted: Saturday, June 04, 2016 - 01:41 AM GMT+7
Great looking!! Really inspiring!