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I don't often build military kits, but this one took my fancy, with it's fully flexible central connector and 6 wheel drive. I hope I haven't gone too crazy with the camo!

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Great work Patrick.  I have always admired military models and guy/gals that can build them.

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Looks good. Would be cool on a display base as a diorama.

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Thats a nice military build.

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Great job! The camouflage looks like the type that might be used for winter exercises in places like Norway, where US forces often deployed for joint maneuvers.  When I was in the Marine Corps long ago, the Goat was still in service.  We sometimes saw them running around Camp Pendleton.

On-topic for a car forum! The Gama Goat was originally powered by a Corvair air-cooled engine. But the weight of the vehicle kept going up. By the time it went in service, the 'Vair engine was severely stressed and often overheated.  The designers switched to a 3-cylinder Detroit Diesel engine. It was mounted right behind the driver and LOUD, so hearing protection was mandatory.  And while the Goat was technically amphibious, that feature required special training for the drivers. Otherwise it could turn into a submarine.

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NICE!!

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Thanks guys and thanks for the extra info Mike999.

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9 hours ago, cobraman said:

Looks good. Would be cool on a display base as a diorama.

I've put it in the Diorama section as well.

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Looks great Pat.  I think the camo looks quite realistic.

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Cheers Bob.

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Looks great. Here's the pattern as I remember it, add the winter white (which we did) and yours is spot on. 

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Thanks guys.

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