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#21 ZombieHunter26

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:27 AM

Cool find, Rob. I checked out some of his other videos. Very good.

Doc, we both know that the glorious interwebs has an amazing plethora of genius to pull from. Remember that computer case mod video you found! THAT guy was utterly amazing.
I'm glad you liked it!

I'm gonna be out and about today, taking care of a few family things and possibly (if the wife will allow) picking up an inexpensive kit from the clearance shelf at the LHS. The latter may or may not happen, LOL. But I can always hope.
I'd like to see some more faces on this build once I return tonight- because like I try to say- you never know what you can accomplish if you put your mind to it and give it a try!

Happy modelling, guys. I'll be back on in the evening!

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#22 Austin T

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

With all this talk about the technical's I am just going to put it on my list for a build soon, probably wouldn't make it on to this community build though.Best of luck with the build guys.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

No new kit today- but that's all gravy. I can get one later.

I am, however, going to look up some references for heavy MG's, small AA guns, and rocket pods. I'll see what I can do in showing how to easily scratch them up after I get some work done on it.


With all this talk about the technical's I am just going to put it on my list for a build soon, probably wouldn't make it on to this community build though.Best of luck with the build guys.


No worries Austin. I won't be closing the CBP anytime soon. I'm sure you can get yours in!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:39 PM

...You guys can start any time! :D

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

This sounds interesting...would an Escalade EXT qualify? Also, for 1/24-1/25 scale, there are 4 .50 caliber MG's in the Revellogram 1/24 UH-1B kit, and the Airfix/MPC and Trumpeter 1/24 scale prop planes have various MG's and cannons. I have the Airfix Spitfire, and it has 8 .30 caliber MG's (as well as a fairly well-detailed Rolls-Royce Merlin engine...another build...).

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:29 PM

This sounds interesting...would an Escalade EXT qualify? Also, for 1/24-1/25 scale, there are 4 .50 caliber MG's in the Revellogram 1/24 UH-1B kit, and the Airfix/MPC and Trumpeter 1/24 scale prop planes have various MG's and cannons. I have the Airfix Spitfire, and it has 8 .30 caliber MG's (as well as a fairly well-detailed Rolls-Royce Merlin engine...another build...).

Any type of pickup you want to use, just keep the structural integrity in mind when placing weapons- Just like my second build for this is the 1980 Ford Bronco 2-n-1 from Monogram.
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more past the break...

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:33 PM

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I'll apologize in advance for the grainy photos. Weather wasn't very permitting, and overcast light messes with my camera.

The Heavy MG, the rack it sits on, and the ammo box it is connected to are all scratch built. Sprue pieces, 'remove this' tabs, and a few leftovers were all it took!

More to come as the process continues.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

So I skipped right through some of the in progress pics, because I tend to zone right on in while I build-

I'll describe what I've done, then post some pics.

After I finished the touchups on the base coat, I detailed my bits, layed some custom OD green wash on the gun, and misted flat sand camo over the the assembled body. I gave it a flat clear coat, and a -really- fine mist of flat black. Another light clear coat, and then a detailing of the underside for oil and gas leakage.

A black wash over the body gave it more of a gritty, dirty feel, and I intentionally clouded out the windshield.

I will be taking pics after this posts, so stay tuned for an update.

Edited by ZombieHunter26, 18 March 2012 - 07:54 PM.


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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

Could you please post a quick how to on that MG.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:57 AM

Could you please post a quick how to on that MG.

Will do, once I get the opportunity to draw it up.

For now, though, the almost completely finished end result. After my clouding job on the windshield, I feel i need to re-do it. I did not notice the drip mark on the driver's side in the flourescent light last night, but pictures today in the sunlight makes it painfully apparent.

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I'll get that tutorial up soon.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:00 AM

Oh, and one more pic-
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Ok. Now to get workin on that tutorial.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:29 AM

Ok. Since I don't have the opportunity to so a step by step with photos at the moment, I did a quick visual. It's rough, but I'm sure it'll give a little more of an idea of what was used.

I'll do a step-by-step on the next build.
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'til next time!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:20 AM

Your thread might not have drawn the participation that you had expected, but you should continue to show your progress. There are still some interested, and down the road others might reference this thread for their own model. PM me if you would like it re opened.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:20 AM

I was in a ###### mood last night, Sorry for the rash decision.

Topic is re-opened, and participation is welcome.

Happy Modeling!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:21 AM

Cool. Looking forward to see the builds.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:14 AM

Rob Z, Doug and Rob are right, some of these CB threads take a while to pick up steam, but in the meantime I for one am enjoying the heck out of your builds, in particular this truck that blurs the line between Urban Fighter and TZH.

And the paint on this one is subtle and you've achieved some great effects and details.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:39 AM

Oh Lordy there's two of us? :blink:

@Zombie, Yeah give us some time to get our ###t together. :lol:

Here's my fave pic.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:43 AM

LOL, Wayne, I cracked up when I saw the muppet in the front. :lol:

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

As a sometimes consultant for a PMC, I occasionally travel. I was in Nigeria a few years ago and saw some guys heading out to patrol. There were so many troops in that truck it wouldn't have surprised me to see a freakin' muppet riding shotgun. This pic reminds me so much of that day I just smile.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:02 PM

Howdy folks, just poppin' in to let you know I'm alive-

Just got done movin' back in with my folks- fun times indeed. I swear our pillowtop mattress must weigh a metric ton, and on top of that it rained on the way out :\

But I'm settling back in, got half of everything unpacked :P

Good to see you guys getting into conversations! I'll be back on in a bit to see what's up after I get some more stuff unpacked.