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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 04:48 PM UTC
George Hartwig shares some pictures of Academy's M981 FISTV artillery spotter based on the M113 platform.



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HeavyArty
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 01:13 AM UTC
Great job on it. The finish looks really nice. One thing that Academy missed is the cages around the rear antennas. There should be a protective cage around the base of each of the rearmost antennas.


I used a drinking straw, cut to size and then cut out each square opening.
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 04:34 AM UTC
Great job!
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 07:59 PM UTC
@Heavy Arty, thanks for the hint! I had actually noticed the difference, but comforted myself by thinking that not every M981 might have had those cages. Anyways, I'll try to fix it;)
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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:17 PM UTC
That is really nice - love the camo
Kybernaughty
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 07:25 AM UTC
Hi all,
now I've added those cages! I used heat shrink tube with Tamiya's hole punch tool.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017 - 07:53 AM UTC
Looks pretty good. To be correct though, the openeings are square (rectangular) not round.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:15 PM UTC
Kybernaughty
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:16 PM UTC
Now with rectangular cages!
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 03:24 AM UTC
Looks good.