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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #550 on: October 25, 2019, 07:36:01 AM »
Do the one in the middle.
 ;D ;D ;D
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Exactly!  :smiley: Three legs from the box on the left, three legs from the box on the right. Six legs are better than four!  ;)

Why not just go all in and do four from each box on a stretched chassis?  ;)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #551 on: October 25, 2019, 09:01:17 AM »
Do the one in the middle.
 ;D ;D ;D
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Exactly!  :smiley: Three legs from the box on the left, three legs from the box on the right. Six legs are better than four!  ;)

Why not just go all in and do four from each box on a stretched chassis?  ;)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #552 on: October 25, 2019, 09:48:56 AM »
Why not just go all in and do four from each box on a stretched chassis?  ;)

So then it becomes an Sd.Kfz 1016 Ausf.AchtFußler:o
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #553 on: October 25, 2019, 11:05:37 PM »
Why not just go all in and do four from each box on a stretched chassis?  ;)
I like the cut of your jib, there, new feller!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #554 on: October 26, 2019, 02:43:50 AM »

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #555 on: March 19, 2020, 11:55:33 PM »
Found a die cast MB Gwagon on ebay. Scales out very close to 1/35.

I've transposed a 1/35 vac form G-wag over top. Close enough for me.

Plan is to make it an ISAF truck with the cupola & GPMG mod. Sad factoid about the photo - that is the same unit Capt Nicola Goddard MSC, belonged to, and its possible that is her LAV-FOO in the background. A few hours after this photo was taken, she was killed in a firefight when a RPG hit the side of her turret.



Known as LUVW (Love Double You) in Canada, it sort of replaced the VW / Bombardier iltis 4x4 in the Liaison and light recce role. Also used by Military Police. The die cast one is obviously civilian and requires a bit of modification to make it Cdn Army spec.



Scale comparison to vac-form:


5 mins with a small screwdriver and its read for strip & primer.


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #556 on: March 20, 2020, 03:02:41 AM »
Interesting
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #557 on: March 20, 2020, 05:01:12 AM »
What are you going to do about the wheels? The wheels from the Revell Wolf kit won't be an exact match to the vehicle in the picture, but maybe better than the chrome civilian wheels.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #558 on: March 20, 2020, 05:50:50 AM »
I'll probably use a Landrover wheel and scratch a new rim, and then cast copies.

In fact, I may use a spare chassis from the Tamiya landrover amb or the Itateri SAS version. That will give a better detailed underside and I can adjust the ride height a lot easier.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 05:53:28 AM by Gingie »

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #559 on: April 19, 2020, 02:07:57 AM »
Italeri LR chassis fit test... highly workable!


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #560 on: April 19, 2020, 03:36:17 AM »
At least the Land Rover kit is good for something!

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #561 on: April 19, 2020, 07:39:43 AM »
Nice.. yes please do proceed :smiley:

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #562 on: September 13, 2020, 05:22:51 AM »
Picked up a couple power tools for the bench. Disc sander and a Jarmac mini table saw. Other than a dremel, I've not had power tools for models before although I've seen them put to great use, particularly in making large numbers of the same parts (ie stacked together and cut & standed in a stack).



And not a whif, but re-painting a Northrup presentation CF-116 in 433 Sqn colours correct for the time period. This is for a colleague's father who was presented it in 1978 for reaching 1000 hrs (he was also CO 433 at the time)


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #563 on: October 29, 2020, 12:05:30 AM »
You have some very cool armor builds here. Very imaginative and creative. I really like the tracked Stryker.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #564 on: December 02, 2020, 11:35:25 AM »
Cheers Ramba!

Fiddling around with a SPAAG-70...


Of of the large turret holes will house a Gepard tracking radar. Debating swapping out the Gepard search radar dish and re-casting the M113 ADATS E/O module. This would have replaced the Centurion Twin Forty in 4 AD Regt.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #565 on: December 02, 2020, 11:49:10 AM »
Are the gun barrels from one of the Gundam/Robot/Macros accessory sets? 

What engine deck are you using on the hull? 

So no chance of an antenna like the Aegis system?  :smiley:
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #566 on: December 03, 2020, 01:46:38 AM »
That looks good.  Based on your own design I presume?
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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #567 on: December 05, 2020, 09:53:14 AM »
It was meant to be the precursor to the M1 Abrams SPAAG. The what if also meaning that the MBT-70 project went forward.

The engine deck is from the kit - reminds us of something more WW2!

I'm thinking a phased array antenna might be a little advance for 1980 or so :-)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #568 on: December 05, 2020, 01:14:46 PM »
OOH,,, twin 40s are cool.  8)

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #569 on: January 06, 2021, 01:33:29 AM »
Managed to complete this on 24 Dec for a Christmas Day present. A work colleague's dad was presented a CF-5 desktop (1/40 scale) on completing 1000 hours. LCol Parent did this while he was CO of 433 Tactical Fighter Squadron in 1979. The desk top model was presented in the silver finish with generic CAF livery. I repainted it to reflect the CF-116 operated in Bagotville for the time, and added "772" which was his aircraft. Of course, I forgot to take a photo of the flat coated version! I'm told it went over well with the old man.


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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #570 on: January 06, 2021, 04:57:11 AM »
I like how you have the display stand for it, I was involved with the redesign of that for the aircraft now displayed at The Military Museum in Calgary.

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #571 on: January 06, 2021, 05:20:37 AM »
Both the SPAAG, which I clearly missed earlier, and the CF-5 are sweet jobs.