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Maki
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 07:56 PM UTC
Thanks for the feedback guys!

A bit more work done on the roof underside... At first I didn't want to go into much trouble here as most of the undeside just isn't visible. One step at a time and I ended up going all the way with the details plus the wiring. It still needs the gunner's sling.









Cheers,
Mario
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 03:23 PM UTC
Very good work! The end result should be extremely effective
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2015 - 06:33 PM UTC
Beautiful details on the roof interior.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 04:06 PM UTC
Stunning work Mario! The interior detailing and painting looks fantastic.
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 09:11 PM UTC
This is SO COOL
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 03:28 PM UTC
Great details on the roof Bro.
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 04:16 PM UTC
Awesome work Mario!!

I hope I can [one day] get close to the level of skill I'm seeing here - maybe I should stop buying kits and just watch as the Masters of Styrene go about their business.

Regards,
Kobus
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Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 09:44 PM UTC
You could represent a GMV in repair to take advantage of all the details at the end of the assembly.

Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 10:02 PM UTC
Thank you guys for your comments. I did some work on the radio... I'm mixing several comm sets from Pro Art (and some styrene as well) to get the setup I'm after. This is how it looks now:



With number of additional goodies painted, and many other still unpainted:



So far so good,
Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:20 PM UTC
Looking great. I like your paper maps!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:24 AM UTC
Mario,
the paintwork on your radio rack is crazy good ! Did you somehow mask it to paint the black panels and switch bases ?

Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 03:43 AM UTC
Mario, where did you get the placards you are using inside the model? Your painting technique is beautiful, your finish on the small details is flawless. Thanks for posting such great in-process photos.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 05:07 AM UTC
Some of the best Comms I've seen on a model, great job. (And I'm an old Commo guy)
Maki
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:12 PM UTC
Thanks for following this build guys.

Sean, radio rack was airbrushed, except for the switches and buttons which were brush painted. I did try to mask and airbrush those as well, but failed miserably.

Eric, the placards are taken from various spare decal sheets, and some I printed myself.

James, thanks. The comm system is one of the biggest challenges to get right in scale. I still have a long way to go here.

Mario

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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 03:28 PM UTC
Fantastic detail.....
Maki
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 01:37 AM UTC
I did some more bits for the comms station. After seeing one of the reference photos (I think it is from 18Bravo CDs) I built a file folder as well...



And then put most of those things to work. I'm not sure how the monitor is attached, so I improvised a bit here.









The wiring will be fun.

Here's how it looks in the Humvee. I added some bits beneath the comms station as well.





Mario
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2015 - 11:44 PM UTC
great eye for the details Mario!
Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 02:07 AM UTC
Thanks Graeme, I appreciate it.

Mario
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 11:53 AM UTC
Hi Mario - beautiful work, great to watch! Looking forward to updates

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 12:15 PM UTC
Very nice detailing Bro. Following is great pleasure for me.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 12:37 PM UTC
Very 'clean' painting, nice detailing. Yes, it's pleasure to watch. Can't wait to see whole interior finished.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 04:57 PM UTC
Perfection! Painting convey the texture of real materials! Radio set - every touch of the brush as a sniper shot!
Maki
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 04:02 PM UTC
Thanks for the comments guys. After a nice summer period and a lot of free time for modeling, real life is again getting in the way of the hobby. Here is some progress on the roof and the roof hatch...





Cheers,
Mario
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 05:06 PM UTC
What are those 4 long thin pieces on the side edge of the roof are they photo etch or tamiya masking tape?

Hope you find time to model over winter, im usually the other way round and have time to model in winter, unless i get drunk in the holidays.. that wouldnt work out so well

Good luck with this build, its awesome to watch it coming to shape and how you build/paint it, so cool.

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 06:07 PM UTC
I love this Mario, really great work Sir.

Keith...