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M1151A1 w/B1+SPARK+CROWS II, Aca/Leg/Bro
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:46 AM UTC
Man, my internet was down for two days and it drove me nuts as I couldn't check out all of the cool stuff here. Now, that's bad... but it's good to be back online and see all this cool stuff.

Anyway, thanks for the link on the nuts and bolts. I like it as they are plastic and like Eric, I too prefer using plastic cement over super glue. So, thank you for the info...again

Eric, I did find your build and man you are doing some cool work as well. I'm following that along as well
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 01:48 PM UTC
Dennis, Thanks for Your feedback I'm sure this break in modelling was very good for me, maybe it's not the same feeling which I had before it, but I've got quite fun building this model.


Small update - additional elements of Frag Kir armor:



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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 04:04 PM UTC

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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



Hi, Eric!

THANKS MUCH for your feedback on the MENG Bolts-

Try GRANDT LINE for the smaller Nut and Bolt sizes. GRANDT LINE mainly caters to the Model Railroad Crowd, of which I am also part of, (I like to scratch-build HO Scale "prototype" Steam Power out of brass and plastic), but their Nut and Bolt sets are easily adaptable to other scales...
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:52 PM UTC
Underbody armor, dryfitted:



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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 11:49 PM UTC
Very nice Humvee Kuba, looking forward to see it painted
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:29 PM UTC
Roger, thanks a lot. But You have to wait, there's a long way to painting...


Underbody armor after some corrections. Also small PE elements added at the corners of lower part of the body:



After glueing to the body these gaps visible at the front at the first photo will disappear.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 08:12 PM UTC
Armor plates behind rear seats:


Yes, there is a sunny weather today in Poland
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:12 AM UTC
Coming along real nice buddy. btw, what are you using for reference for interior armor?
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:43 AM UTC
Thanks, Mike


For reference I've used these photos (and drawing, but it's for different version):


http://g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=273441

Manual HMMWV TM 9-2320-387-24P

And then I've made this:
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:38 PM UTC
Armor plate improved:




The beginning of SPARK:


All is mounted movable, so it will be corrected after build finished.
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 10:57 AM UTC
Mine roller going on:







It's a little bigger than I thought, so there will be not much free space on the vignette. With all I want to put there it will be looking more or less like this:


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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 05:37 PM UTC
SPARK finished:






Only wiring left to make, it will be glued after painting, as well as wheels.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:17 PM UTC
Kuba, thanks for the info on armor plates buddy. It sure will make things easy The spark is looking nice, is it by Legend or Blast?
The_musings_of_NBNoG
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:39 PM UTC
Very clean work on the Spark...which Legend # is this one..?
I also spy a few add on bits to it...
what did you add and why...? (please)

I'm contemplating a M1128 w Slat and Spark.. Found a only a few photos of this combo... Aaaahhh but what a build.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 01:13 PM UTC
The_musings_of_NBNoG, looking at photos I am sure this is the Legend Spark system they make for the HMMWV. The Blast Spark has squared resin flaps over the wheels while the Legend one has curved photo etched flaps. Legend does make one with the squared off flaps, but those are for MRAPs, not HMMWV's. I hope this helps!

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 05:53 PM UTC
Thanks, Gents


Yes, this is a Legend's SPARK (in the first post in this thread there is a list of all sets with catalogue numbers). I added only a Rhino mounting.

Legend makes three different sets of roller - for Humvee with curved flaps, also for RG-31 and M923 with squared flaps. All has mostly the same elements beside these flaps and mountings to the vehicle - all vehicle has different front sections, so the mountings are different too.

Mentioned mounting for Rhino (made of PE brass) is included only in a set for M923.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:12 PM UTC
Searchlights (from Bronco) added to SPARK and Rhino mounting:


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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:25 PM UTC
This build is awesome!
kubisz
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Posted: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 08:30 PM UTC
Thanks, Jason


Roller coloured:


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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 12:40 AM UTC
Nice work. I wonder if the green part of the rollers are rubber as on tank wheels?
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 12:48 AM UTC
I'm pretty sure, that this is some kind of hard rubber. But I'm saying this only after seeing photos, many photos, but photos only
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 02:09 PM UTC
I hear ya. Btw, I don't suppose you have a good reference photo or drawing regarding all those wires from spark and how/where they should be attach to the vehicle? I have seen some photos but yet to find anything specific to the wiring/plumbing connecting. TIA
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 03:46 PM UTC
On our Humvee forum we've got all You need Please take a look:
http://www.humvee-models.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=168
There are some walkaround photos, I think all wires are quite well visible.
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 08:20 PM UTC
Boomerang III (Live Resin):




Last parts in the interior:
- sun covers,
- details of door's handles in the rear bulkhead,
- Rhino and Boomerand controlers (on both side of the radio),
- emergency escape window (VEE) handles:



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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 08:50 PM UTC
Fantastic!