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Offline Gingie

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2012, 07:24:05 AM »
Some high capacity external fuel tanks that allow the Bobcat to remain in powered up in overwatch positions for a day between refuelling.



As this was going to depict a Bobcat on a mission, I slapped on some Add-on Armour. Which instantly rendered useless all the careful sanding I did above. Tried a bit of soldering; a cam net bracket for the side hull and a stowage basket for the turret. The turret is from an oolllllld Verlinden M-113 60mm kit.

 

Some 20mm gatling gun goodness, from an M-163 kit:

 

Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2012, 07:36:13 AM »
Wow! Marvellous work!  :) The scratched turret, the paintwork, the camo scheme,.... So much WIN!
Cheers,
Moritz

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2012, 07:36:44 AM »
Whizzo !

that is coming along very nicely.
Highly practical and a good looking build

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2012, 07:37:03 AM »
Interesting conversion.  Between the old and even more primitive ESCI/AMT-Ertl LAV and the Italeri LAV kit I have plenty of options for what if things.  Just finished hacking up an Italeri LAV to try and figure out how to turn it into a cargo truck. 
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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2012, 07:37:47 AM »
Great work and fantastic finish


Offline Gingie

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2012, 08:38:31 AM »
oh, LAV Cargo....you should make it a 10x10 or a 12x12! Graft a couple LAV hulls together lengthwise!!

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2012, 08:51:22 AM »
oh, LAV Cargo....you should make it a 10x10 or a 12x12! Graft a couple LAV hulls together lengthwise!!
 
Will defer that project to Alvis 3.1 since his kung foo is much stronger than my own. :)
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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2012, 11:59:10 AM »
How come when everyone else does something like this it looks so easy?  :-\ ;D   Nice work!
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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2012, 12:45:12 PM »
How come when everyone else does something like this it looks so easy?  :-\ ;D   Nice work!

I second Doom.  That makes two of us.
Is looking fine  :)

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #24 on: December 20, 2012, 01:19:24 PM »
Oooo, I was hopin' you'd show this one  :-*
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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2012, 01:42:13 AM »
 Splendid build - I gather this is going into production? What are the curve of little black dinguses along
 either top side of the turret bustle/magazine? They look too small to be smoke candles, and too huge
 to be bolts, surely?

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #26 on: December 21, 2012, 03:39:13 AM »
 :-* COOOOL
Liking this Gingie, LAV's and big Gatling guns in the same sentence?? looking forward to what you do with this one
Chris 
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Offline Gingie

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Re: RCAF Bobcat Air Defence Vehicle
« Reply #27 on: December 21, 2012, 06:39:03 AM »
Thanks guys! Doom, the trick to making it look easy is I control the camera angles. Trust me  - there's many a flaw to be found on this one, I just don't advertise them  :)

Fast forward to the completed build. Added the following bits
- scratchbuilt exhaust can more similar to a later Bison than AVGP;
- hull-mounted Aircon unit;
- ranging RADAR from the M-163;
- M-163 sights with a canvas dust cover sculpted from green stuff;
- engine screens cut from the mesh of an old fuel filter;
- a SAM launcher made from parts of a FIST-V army and a Bradley TUA, with 3 x SAM tubes;
- ammo feed chute sculpted from apoxie-sculpt; and
- AoA bolts from a Tichy set

 
 

The SAM launcher is articulated. The launch 'tray' fold between horizontal and vertical, and when horizontal, can elevate/depress. The launch arm is on a poly cap and simply pivots up or down.
 

Offline Gingie

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2012, 07:01:49 AM »
Dr Yokai - they are indeed Smoke Grenades!

Offline Gingie

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Re: Jordanian Falcon 2
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2012, 07:08:35 AM »
Here's the SBS for the turret and the paint. I'll hit the highlights, but I think the pics are pretty much self-explanatory. Any Q's, fire away!

Turret structure is .040, and laminated using CA glue. The black markered slope is used as a sanding aid


The gun is an RB 120mm from a Leopard - its not the same as the Ruag gun on the Falcon, but its pretty close.


Turret skinned and sanded smooth
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