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GAMA GOAT
YSUMark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 09:54 AM GMT+7
After some crazy nights battling the cold at work I have a day off!!
What better things to do than catch up on sleep, and paint the Goat.
I started out making my first (but not last) wheel mask. I only had one of those plastic circle things from when my boy was in grade school, but it worked nice enough that I'm going to order a new metal one with more circle size options.

This is not one of the better ones, but once I figured out how to hold the knife I got great results.

Then I had one of those everything went my way moments. I wasn't happy with the Tamiya Olive Green XF-58, so I tossed in a little Tamiya NATO Green XF-67 that lightened it up just enough and gave it a little hint of yellow. PERFECT!!

I thinned that with some 90% Isopropyl alcohol. I usually use 70% and I use the 90 for cleaning my airbrush and paint pot, but I accidentally switched the two. I'm going to use the 90% for now on, it just seemed to spray so much better.





Once I give it a coat of Future it's going to darken a little, and I think that'll make it dead on.

Anyhow I have to work tomorrow night and all weekend, but then I'm off for seven straight days so I'll get a bunch done on this and maybe get the base started on my other dio.
Thanks for looking and have a great year.
willc453
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 09:20 AM GMT+7
Thanks for showing the in progress build...looking great. This and the ambulance version are 2 kits on my 2 buy list, but will use them as mil surplus for zombie/apocalypse dioramas.
YSUMark
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Posted: Friday, January 05, 2018 - 11:18 AM GMT+7

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Thanks for showing the in progress build...looking great. This and the ambulance version are 2 kits on my 2 buy list, but will use them as mil surplus for zombie/apocalypse dioramas.



Thanks.
I thought this would be a cool kit to use for the same thing. Let me know when you start so I can follow your build.

I've been enjoying this build so much that I ordered another one to use as a dio that will match a story that I was told.
YSUMark
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Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 07:22 AM GMT+7
This morning I had some time on my hands, so I decided to lay down the decals.

All the decals went on fairly easy. The US Marine decal on the trailer didn't flash, it's just the Micro Sol hasn't set up all the way.


Now these will have more than enough time to set up, I'm working 3 16's and an 8, so I won't have much time to move on until next week.
Thanks for looking.
YSUMark
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Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:39 AM GMT+7
The Grand-kids headed home yesterday, so today was ham and split pea soup and flat coat day.
I used a mix of Future and FX-21 unthinned sprayed at about 15Psi at about 2" away.




Now I have a few 16 hour work days coming up so the flat will have more than enough time to cure.
I also picked up some pink foam-board to start making the landscaping, but I think I'm going to add a Jeep and a few more men to this dio and maybe a split rail fence for interest.
YSUMark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 09:10 AM GMT+7
Well one of the guys I work for asked if I could switch shifts with him so I ended up off today!! With the temp being 15 for the high I decided to do a little work on the Goat.
I started out by dusting all the cargo. Next I added the headlights, mirrors, windshield, and the tools on the tailgate.
Then I added chin straps on the drivers helmet. I put in the seats, and shift levers. So I had to drop the driver in to see what he looked like, and then I threw the tires on and cargo in the back to see how everything is going to look.



I painted the reflectors XF-16 Flat Aluminium then X-27 Clear Red. I think it's perfect for reflectors.


So now I am done with this until I get the Jeep done so when I make the mud I can do both of them at the same time, and the mud will match.
Thanks for looking.