Author Topic: LAV-150 Turret-TOW - FINISHED-ish  (Read 6745 times)

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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2020, 08:47:49 PM »
Thanks, LJ! Greatly appreciated! :icon_alabanza:
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2020, 09:18:42 PM »
Camo looks great!  :smiley: Very tidy.

EDIT: Also thanks for the colour call-outs. Awlays helpful when deciding on what to paint own what-ifs.
It's amazing how well the Desert Yellow works on the NATO camouflage. Might be an idea for a NATO OPFOR scheme with a temporarily added "washable" (just blast it off with a pressure washer after the exeecise) sand colour to visually separate red from blue forces without resorting to vismods.

<...> I've decided on Ukraine (Do you know how hard it is not to write or say "The" in front of that? ???) <...>

Learned something today.  :smiley:
In Germany, it's still mostly referred to as the Ukraine (die Ukraine - die as in the, not as in perish!) and it feels odd to see or hear it used without "the".
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2020, 10:13:28 PM »
Thanks, Moritz! :icon_alabanza:

After 50+ years of "The Ukraine" dropping the "The" isn't easy & I still use it more often than not - but I am trying (some would say "Very!"). ;)

Ukrainian "flag" markings painted on last night. Going to focus a bit on the weapons tonight; to get ready to put the turret sub-assemblies together. :smiley:
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2020, 01:07:37 AM »
The colors look awesome! I love the overspray on the tires - I don't kn ow if that was intentional, but I'd keep it.

"The Ukraine" was in part a way for the Russians to belittle Ukraine - at least that's how a Ukrainian friend explained it. He would correct anyone who added "the". I wonder if Ukrainians have a low viz version of their national flag.

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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2020, 01:39:26 AM »
Thanks, Frank! :icon_alabanza:

The sprayed tyres are very intentional because it (imperfectly) breaks up the shape of the tyres & wheel hubs, so there is less unnaturally circular symmetry.

Having looked at quite a lot of images of Ukrainian vehicles over the last year or so (I have another Ukrainian build currently stalled - although I may pull in out for the next "Finish-It" build) not that I have seen, not on vehicles, anyway. I think their re-born independent national identity & ongoing conflicts with their former oppressor make it unlikely they will for the foreseeable future, either. However, they're not quite as bright as mine, but I expect weathering & fading effects to tone mine down a bit ... at least ... I hope!
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2020, 03:03:25 AM »
Is one able to get decals for modern Ukrainian markings:



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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2020, 03:36:56 AM »
I thought it was a Gaz Tigr M but that would be bizarre...  it's a Ukrainian KrAZ Spartan which is a licensed-built Canadian vehicle.

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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2020, 07:51:15 AM »
Coming along swimmingly

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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2020, 10:22:46 AM »
Sorry, Greg, just a more viewable size.






I had noticed that the Small Coat of Arms was becoming more common on their vehicles as a stand-alone symbol but I've not seen the pink cross before.

Of course, a lot seems to be changing since they finally decided to move towards NATO membership (which I'd missed, so my backstory doesn't make quite as much sense). :-\

Still, most of the militias still seem to be using the flag, so I'll make it a reserve militia unit of some ilk. ::)
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2020, 03:27:59 AM »
since they finally decided to move towards NATO membership (which I'd missed, so my backstory doesn't make quite as much sense). :-\


Err, they have only been granted 'Enhanced Opportunities Partner' status which is the same as Australia, Finland, Georgia, Jordan, and Sweden.  This should not be confused with the prospect of NATO membership.  I think your basic backstory still prevails.
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2020, 12:55:28 AM »
Cool! Thanks for that, Greg! :smiley:

Weirdly, that makes a diorama I'm (s-l-o-w-l-y) working on almost make sense, too, in a strange whiffy way. :D


Anyway, the LAV, et al., has received a gloss coat in preparation for washing & weathering type stuff.
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2020, 08:56:18 PM »
Well, I'm at the finishing touches on the vehicle but the figures & base are a bit behind.

So, once I've got the LAV finished, I'll post pic's of that & leave the rest until I have time to finish them.

(I have a Cupboard of Doom build that has gotten itself moving, another Ukrainian AFV which will have almost real markings but a very whif setting - eventually.)
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2020, 10:46:42 AM »
Photo's taken! :D

I'll upload them tonight, after I get home from work, when SWMBO isn't using my study computer for her work purposes. ::)
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2020, 11:27:31 PM »
Photo's as promised ... Lots of them, in fact ... Maybe too many? ???

Anyway, here they are (broken into site-suitable bites):











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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2020, 11:28:04 PM »










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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2020, 11:29:02 PM »








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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2020, 11:29:53 PM »









Looking at it now, I think I need to do a bit of dry brushing on the insides of the hatches to get some dimensionality but over all ... Not too shabby. :smiley:

Thanks for taking time to look, gents! :icon_alabanza:


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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #42 on: August 15, 2020, 01:05:21 AM »
It came out great! Having the hatches open is a great idea - you can see the spare TOW and get a feel for the interior. The Punisher decal is good, too/

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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2020, 01:08:14 AM »
Very cool! Came out great! I like the TOW turret.

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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2020, 02:07:16 AM »
That's well done all-around.  Looking forward to seeing it in the diorama setting at some point.


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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2020, 02:51:29 AM »
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2020, 04:57:01 AM »
...Having the hatches open is a great idea ...

Yep, excellent call on the hatches. Looking good  :smiley:
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2020, 07:37:54 AM »
Guy, that came out excellent. It all just works, it is practical.

Great Job

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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW
« Reply #48 on: August 15, 2020, 08:21:32 AM »
Thank you, gentlemen! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

Despite a few hiccups along the way, this build ran smoothly & the result is very close to what I'd imagined.
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Re: LAV-150 Turret-TOW - FINISHED-ish
« Reply #49 on: August 16, 2020, 06:12:53 PM »
That's looking awesome.