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M1151A1 w/B1+SPARK+CROWS II, Aca/Leg/Bro
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 10:40 PM UTC
What a shame Kuba. Hope you find your mojo again soon and I trust all is well in your life.
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 - 11:14 PM UTC
Thanks, Sean Yes, all is well in my life. I've just - don't know if it's good translation - reached the wall. I had no motivation to break it, so I've decided to go in different direction
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 03:38 PM UTC
As the others said above, wishing you all the best. Hope you and yours are well. Please know you have people admiring your efforts in the hobby. Good luck in all you do. - S
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 08:36 PM UTC
Hi Kuba,
If I may, we have all hit the wall from time to time. Don't give up though. Do something different, maybe a ship or a plane or even something non-model related. Before you know it that Hummer will be calling out to be finished and you'll answer. Take care and i look forward to seeing you back soon.
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 07:51 PM UTC
Coming back to this one.


I've decided to shrink a diorama base. There will be only M1151 with SPARK roller on it, M1114 of EOD team won't be build. Also there will be a Talon robot with operator, EOD specialist in armor suit and 2-3 additional soldiers. Something like that:




Going on with the Humvee:

Seats:


Upper tailgate:


Some elements added in the interior:







How it looks today:
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Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2016 - 08:02 PM UTC
Perfect workshop!!
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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 09:58 AM UTC
Kuba, just read your earlier comments about hitting that wall. I"m sure while there you might have seen mine forehead print. You can't miss it as it was big. I hit it big while building the Trumpeter 1/32 A10. We let ourselves get stressed over getting it accurate, and detail as possible without making a real thing and we loose the most important part of the kit...to have fun. So, I'm glad to see you are back and ready to have fun. I'm glad you started on this project again and bumped it. Otherwise, I would have never seen it. So, I'll follow along and keep reminding you about the fun part...

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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 08:19 PM UTC
Thanks, Gents. Yes, I'm againg having little fun


Added: side armor, engine hood with some minor parts and antennas' bases. Weapons ring will be borrowed from Bronco's M1114, but I have to improve it:


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Posted: Friday, August 05, 2016 - 10:04 PM UTC
Good to have you back at the bench Kuba!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 08:35 PM UTC
Thanks, Sean. Good to be here again


Roof and reworked weapons ring from Bronco's M1114:




(one screw is missing is hexagonal element on top of the weapons ring, I saw it after taking photos)
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 01:32 AM UTC
Looks great, Are you using the live resin crows 2 or the bronco one? Jay
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 01:40 AM UTC
Kuba, your work is amazing. Seeing how you tackled the underside of the roof is great. I have been looking forward to you finishing this build for a ling time. Keep up the inspiring work.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 01:46 AM UTC
Thanks, Gents


CROWS will be from Bronco. I've just finished it (photos tomorrow). I was thinking about buying a Live Resin one, but only for a short moment. Bronco's CROWS is only a bit worse, but still very good.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 02:01 AM UTC
Kuba,I have started on the Live Resin CROWS. It is the best work they've done so far. The quality of the castings is amazing. Unlike some of their .50 mounts there is almost no simplification. Everything is there. Very few parts have been cast together for ease if assembly. My only beef with it is that the castings are too accurate in some some respects. I know that does' t make sense. Nothing van be too detailed, right? There are contact areas on it that are too small for a positive hold. This really comes in to play when attaching the main turret sides to the base. I can't get the sides to both hold while the glue is curing. I will try to finish it in the next few day so I can post the photos.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 02:28 AM UTC
Of course there is no better CROWS (and not only) than Live Resin. But already I've ruined my wallet - take a look at the first post So I decided not to buy LR set this time. But... I've bought a Boomerang (for this model) and a MCTAGS turret (for the next one) So my poor wallet

Please share Your photos. I'm anxious to see anything from You (still waiting for Your 101AD M1043 Humvee).
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 09:08 PM UTC
CROWS from Bronco, M2 valorisation from RB Model:





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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 09:36 PM UTC

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(one screw is missing is hexagonal element on top of the weapons ring, I saw it after taking photos)



Rivet counter!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 09:39 PM UTC

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Rivet counter!





Antennas and Rhino:


Jerry can holder (from Eduard) to mask hole for a BFT antenna's base, moulded in the roof:
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:26 AM UTC
Looking nice Kuba. Even though you didn't go with LR .50 that addition barrel made it look superb. Careful paint will bring out every bit of detail with kit parts. Btw, where did you find those extra bolts? They look like resin replacement.

Eric Buchanan, are you building your online?
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:30 AM UTC
Mike, I am doing a build here on Armorama. I have been lazy and let myself get distracted by taking on too much with the build. I will post some pictures very soon. I have a bit done on the chassis that I can photograph. Thanks for asking.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 10:20 AM UTC
Thanks, Mike


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where did you find those extra bolts?


They're from Meng Model set (SPS-007) Nuts and Bolts for Vehicle/Diorama - Set B Small:
http://humvee-models.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1051#p24381



Eric - thanks for Live Resin CROWS review. And yes, show us Your build
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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 08:47 PM UTC
Doors:


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Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 08:54 PM UTC

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I want to build a model mentioned in the topic's title, it will be a mix of vehicles from photos below:



Start-up set:

- base: Academy (13415) M1151 Enhanced Capacity Armament Carrier,
- wheels: DEF Model (DW35032) US HMMWV MT/V Wheel Set Sagged,
- lowered suspension: Def Model (DM35009) M1151 Suspension + MT/R tire set,
- seats: ET Model (E35-076) US ARMY M1114 HUMVEE High Back Seats,
- valorisation 1: Voyager (PE35422) Modern USMC HUMVEE M1151 w/IED,
- valorisation 2: Legend (LF1227) M1151 Detailing set,
- turret base: Live Resin (LRE35152) Armor turret base for all vehicles,
- lenses and lights: SKP Model (SKP174) Lenses and tailights for M1151,
- SPARK: Legend (LF1246) SPARK Mine Roller For Humvee,
- radio antennas: Voyager (PEA252) Modern US VHF/UHF High Power Broadband Vehicle Antennas,
- stowage: DEF Model (DM35008) US Humvee Stowage + MT tire set,
- spotlights: Bronco (AB3568) LED Search Light Set A oraz Bronco (AB3570) LED Search Light Set C,
- M2 valorisation: RB Model (35B13) 12,7mm (0,5") Browning M2,
- shells for M2: RB Model (35P35) 0.5 inch empty shells for M2 Browning,
- underbody armor: PE set made by a colleague.

In addiction some elements taken from here and there:
- CROWS II, engine hood, front grill and rear bumper with spare wheel mount: from Bronco (CB35136) M1114 Up-Armoured Vehicle w/XM153 CROWS II,
- Rhino and old-type Duke antenna: from Bronco (CB35092) M1114 Up-armored HA (Heavy) Tactical Vehicle,
- new-type Duke antenna: z modelu Panda Hobby (PH-35001) M-ATV MRAP,
- AN/VRC-110 radio and Duke steering box: from Pro Art Models (PAU-35055) US MRAP Radio set,
- jerry cans: Pro Art Models (PAU-35047) Jerry Can Set For Modern Vehicles.



Yeah, that kind of looks like the RIDICULOUS CASH that I spend on some of MY models... I FEEL your PAIN, KUBA!!!

I don't mind being nuts- My wallet, however...

BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! Too bad PRO ART went out of business- They made some REALLY GREAT STUFF!!!

PS- That's why I bounce around between projects- I have 4 workbenches, including a separate workbench with a "double" paint booth which I use just for my airbrushing tasks. I usually keep 4 or 5 different projects going at one time, and STILL, sometimes I don't touch my models for weeks at a time. I find that i get bored too quickly if I concentrate on one single task at a time. Probably because I've worked in different fields all my life, where multi-tasking was de rigeur...

It's tough to stay disciplined, especially when one takes their modelling to the Nth-degree in detailing, accuracy, painting and weathering one's subject in a believable fashion.

Anyway, I'm very glad to see that you are taking another "stab" at it!
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC

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Thanks, Mike


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where did you find those extra bolts?


They're from Meng Model set (SPS-007) Nuts and Bolts for Vehicle/Diorama - Set B Small:
http://humvee-models.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1051#p24381



Eric - thanks for Live Resin CROWS review. And yes, show us Your build



THANKS! I NEED to get scale bolts such as these!
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 04:40 AM UTC
Dennis, the MENG bolts are amazing. My favorite attribute is that they are made from styrene. I don't like resin because I don't like using cyanoacrylate glues. They. Also come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. You get a ton of each size too. There are two issues I have with the MENG bolts. One, they don't come small enough. .8mm is a pretty large in 1/35th. Two, the detail is a bit soft in the smaller sizes. I've used a ton of them on my current HMMWV chassis. I wish they would do .6 mm, .5mm and .4mm. That would make life easier.

Regards,

Eric