Author Topic: Gingie's Build Thread  (Read 120348 times)

Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Cougar SAM
« Reply #225 on: September 23, 2013, 06:17:25 AM »
Now that is just lovely.  Great job!

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Re: Cougar SAM
« Reply #226 on: September 23, 2013, 08:16:39 AM »
more terrificness.

Are the seekers sensors on the missiles paint or lenses ?
either way they look great.

Looking forward to the finished item mit weathering


Offline Gingie

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Re: Cougar SAM
« Reply #227 on: September 23, 2013, 09:30:19 AM »
Thanks guys.

The Sidewinder missile heads are Testors Chrome Silver overpainted with Tamiya Clear Orange. The Hellfires are from a 1/35th UH-60, and while the kit does provide a clear seeker head, I used a 3-D purple reflective sticker I found in the scrapbooking section of the craft store.

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Re: Cougar SAM
« Reply #228 on: September 25, 2013, 10:43:40 AM »
Very nice! But a little 'Arms Show' in appearance ... looking forward to that weathering  :)
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Re: Cougar SAM
« Reply #229 on: September 27, 2013, 03:18:16 AM »
Just killer, Gingie!

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Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #230 on: October 02, 2013, 10:17:47 PM »
Trumpeter AVGP Grizzly
Academy M-113
AFV Club Diehl Tracks

This What-if build would have taken place around the time the CAF was thinking up ideas to re-purpose the AVGP. One of the drawbacks of the AVGP was its somewhat poor performance in marginal terrain. Along with the 8x8 Gun Tractor , a tracked concept using M-113 and AVGP parts was created to outfit Mechanized Infantry Battalions.

The M-113 and AVGP share the same max hull width, and also share the same width at the rear hull roof line. The M-113 hull is going to have to be lengthened. Presumably, the motor would be upgraded to account for additional weight that add-on armour would bring. End result I expect will look a lot like a Warrior MICV with a 1m turret.


« Last Edit: November 26, 2013, 03:17:09 AM by Brian da Basher »

Offline Gingie

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Gingie's Build Thread - Cougar C1A1 AVGP
« Reply #231 on: October 02, 2013, 10:41:03 PM »
The original Cougar shares a similar hull design as the Grizzly. The Grizzly, used mainly by the Infantry, required a rear troop carrying area. In the Armoured units, the Cougar did not have the same requirement to transport dismounts. The Cougar C1A1 instead uses this area to relocate the power pack. This offered the advantages of: improved handling, as the orginal Cougar was notoriously front-heavy; a shorter wheelbase & tighter turning circle; a slightly lower profile; and greater agility through an increased power-to-weight ratio.

Here's where the build is at now. I'm thinking Cougar turret with a 25mm bushmaster, or maybe a LAV-25 turret.

« Last Edit: November 26, 2013, 03:19:21 AM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: Cougar C1A1 AVGP
« Reply #232 on: October 02, 2013, 10:53:44 PM »
So a Lynx with wheels ? :)
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Offline Gingie

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Re: Cougar C1A1 AVGP
« Reply #233 on: October 02, 2013, 11:28:03 PM »
...and a turret!

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #234 on: October 03, 2013, 12:38:13 AM »
Interesting! Waiting to see more. :D

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #235 on: October 03, 2013, 01:44:15 AM »
I like this idea, Press on!

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Re: Cougar C1A1 AVGP
« Reply #236 on: October 03, 2013, 09:11:22 AM »
VERY interesting!  :)
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Offline Jacques Deguerre

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #237 on: October 03, 2013, 10:33:02 PM »
I'm looking forward to seeing this come together!

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #238 on: October 18, 2013, 07:12:32 AM »
I think the tough stuff is over, should be fairly OOB from here on in. Not going to fit any add-on armour or anything too "out there". Paint scheme will be as per Canadian Army 3 tone AVGP pattern.






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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #239 on: October 18, 2013, 07:16:46 AM »
Outstanding work ...    :-* :-* :-*
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #240 on: October 18, 2013, 11:53:07 AM »
That looks very promising! Love what you've done with the nose.
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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #241 on: October 18, 2013, 01:45:15 PM »
Very interesting so far ..... with the nose it looks almost Soviet.

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #242 on: October 19, 2013, 03:10:29 AM »
He's at it again!  Outstanding!!! :)
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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #243 on: October 19, 2013, 04:57:23 AM »
Great idea, this is going to look awesome!

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #244 on: October 25, 2013, 03:51:48 AM »
Looks like a contender for a USMC amphibious vehicle. ;)

Very neat! 8)

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Offline kerick

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #245 on: October 26, 2013, 10:50:13 AM »
A person could try a Bradley lower hull. I have one laying around...........

Offline Gingie

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #246 on: October 27, 2013, 09:01:33 PM »
A person could try a Bradley lower hull. I have one laying around...........


Yep, this build is meant to be the progenitor for this one:


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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #247 on: November 01, 2013, 04:17:09 AM »
Now that works!

:)

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #248 on: November 02, 2013, 06:33:08 AM »
That's looking really good.  Nice work

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Re: Tracked Grizzly
« Reply #249 on: November 03, 2013, 10:29:36 PM »
Looking really great.  I like the idea of the developmental line.  Absolutely top notch!  :)
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