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AML-90 - Takom Nro 2077 - Malvinas/Falklands
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 02:07 AM UTC
From the pics it looks like the helmet retaining device was moved to the right front turret side and the rear rack included in the Takom kit is not mounted.
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 02:22 AM UTC

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Are you sure of the denomination HP?
The AA52 was only issued in 7.5mm. The AANF1 was 7.62mm and came in automatic rifle or MG versions.



Of course you're right Olivier Looks like I've mixed up specs...

H.P.



Externally any differences with the AA52 and NF1?
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 02:22 AM UTC

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From the pics it looks like the helmet retaining device was moved to the right front turret side and the rear rack included in the Takom kit is not mounted.



Good catch on the straps Cam...I updated my previous tweak list post.
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 02:38 AM UTC

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Externally any differences with the AA52 and NF1?


The 7.62mm barrel is longer and thicker.
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 02:44 AM UTC

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Externally any differences with the AA52 and NF1?


The 7.62mm barrel is longer and thicker.



Would the NF-1 in the Dragon set be correct then?

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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 04:33 PM UTC
Jason,
the Dragon MG should be a good base but without the transport handle. If you intend to keep the handle, you should add the bipod as both features were standard for the automatic rifle version not the MG one.

AA52


AAN-F1 (automatic rifle)


AAN-F1 (machine gun)
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 04:20 AM UTC

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These photos bring back memories as I was billeted in 'The Globe' Hotel when we marched into Port Stanley on the day of the surrender and recall these vehicles all parked up in a line.

I look forward to seeing the kit built up and good work so far.

Gary



Thanks Gary by the data, I don´t have enough information about that time, in these years some of our soldier started to write about the campaign of Argentinian army on the Malvinas.




Hi Omar. Just to be aware, we also 'borrowed' some Mercedes jeep type Argentine Army vehicles (G Wagon?) that we used as run-arounds in the days after the war ended and all the equipment was virtually 'as new' condition. I have no recollection whether it was factory new or the equipment had been freshly painted and well serviced prior to being transported from Argentina to Port Stanley? Perhaps the historians will know?

Likewise the armoured cars in the pics were all very well maintained - no 'chipping' or rust on any of these machines!

As such, I would keep weathering on your model to a minimum ( for artistic licence) or non at all (for reality).

Good luck with the build.

Gary





Thanks Gary I will considerate your point of view
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Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 - 04:26 AM UTC

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Jason,
the Dragon MG should be a good base but without the transport handle. If you intend to keep the handle, you should add the bipod as both features were standard for the automatic rifle version not the MG one.

AA52


AAN-F1 (automatic rifle)


AAN-F1 (machine gun)



Thanks Oliver by the data,
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Posted: Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 10:43 PM UTC
More steps with AML-90, the advances and some details:















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Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 12:13 AM UTC
Good progress Omar and the small additions like the wires etc. make a noticeable improvement. Look forward to seeing it with the turret on!

Best regards.
Gary
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Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 03:08 AM UTC
A pretty nice piece of AA52 can be found in Academy French Foreign legion set. Also, old Heller figures have those mg in several sets, but Academy one is perfect. If you can't find it,send me a private message, if i could help you.
Nice work,
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Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 03:09 AM UTC
you are making a great start cant wiat to see your build finished .
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 12:12 AM UTC
hay all dose any one have good pic of were and how the mg is mounted
thanks dave
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 05:15 AM UTC
Hello everyone
I bought the Dragon Kit, for the NF1, Thank you
New steps, from MG support and antenna ...









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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 09:34 PM UTC
nice work that answer my question can't wait to see this one done
dave
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 10:48 PM UTC
Omar,

Is your MG mount build on specific dimensions or existing parts from another kit or is it scratch built based on images?

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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 05:54 AM UTC
Hi All

Jason I made the sopport in scracht, using some pictures. I tryed to do the best that I could.

The final steps before the paint...



















Regards
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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 05:58 AM UTC
The main pics that I used:







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Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 06:30 AM UTC

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Hi Jason
This points you must have to considerate:











And the other point is the sport of the MG, must be made by scratch, because the kit doesn´t bring it.-




Thanks for these notes.They sure will help me when I ever get around to this.I will be following also to see and learn anything out about this project.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 06:18 AM UTC
Well, I started with the base paint. I show the advances:











The next step will be the ligths and shadows...

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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 01:28 AM UTC
The steps final of the AML-90, the model:















I will put it on a base, the next steps will be make hte figures of the patrol next to the AML-90...
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 02:57 AM UTC
Looks good...I look forward to seeing how you create your Argentine figures.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
Hi All
I follow with the Argentine Patrol, I used like a base, a kit of Master Box, Patrol of Jungle.
This One:


I transformer them an Argentinian Patrol, the steps:
























Made some accesories by my self and put others of other kits. I will be use the Fals of black dog kit...

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Posted: Tuesday, January 09, 2018 - 05:56 AM UTC
Probably use only three of the four soldiers, I think the scene will be very loaded, surely the soldier who does not have the belt with the cartridge belts is out of the scene ...
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Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 - 10:57 PM UTC
The Panhard AML-90 in its base:













The last steps, the Argentinian Soldier...