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Offline father ennis

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2014, 02:28:19 PM »
Kerik,hit the nail on the head with this kit. I had one in my stash but when I was taking care of one of my friends children I let the boy have it and we built it that afternoon.  You couldn't have wiped the smile off his face with a baseball bat. His dad told me later that he had it on display in his room at home next to the T-rex I had given him before. It was a very heart warming scene.
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2014, 09:57:16 AM »
Thanks. Best thing we can do is give a youngster something to be proud of.

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2014, 11:17:56 AM »
Here's a German language build article on the Danish M-41 DK 1. The pics tell the story well. It might be useful for further whiff inspiration.
http://www.razyboard.com/system/morethread-daenischer-m41-dk1-heng_long_panzer_forum-1327848-5807038-0.html

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2014, 09:23:17 PM »
Thank you all, gents. You do me great honour! :icon_alabanza:

Thanks for that link, kerick, but I'm not about to go that crazy on the mod's & detailing! :o

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Offline FAAMAN

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2014, 05:35:02 PM »
Well done Wombat, great scratching as usual, the RAMs are going to be well equipped!!  8) 8)
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2014, 12:03:00 AM »
Now I'm tempted to pick up a kit and try the DK1 mods. Like I need another project!!!

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2014, 06:02:08 PM »
Now I'm tempted to pick up a kit and try the DK1 mods. Like I need another project!!!

 ;D
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2014, 07:53:42 PM »
Thank you, Mr FAAMAN, sir! :icon_alabanza:

..... Or should I call you $h!#duckman? :P ;D

Sorry, Neil, couldn't help it. ;)

Again, to all of you, thank you for your comments! :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza:

These are the final pic's for the next 6/7 months, as I'm off to my particular version of Happy Land on Thursday & I wont have time to learn basic airbrushing & paint this before I go.

So, here is the beast all tied together with Tamiya grey primer, which should be well & truly dry by the time I get back.



















You may notice the rather rough paint around the driver's vision blocks, this is because I made them with Micro Krystal Klear & 3 or 4 layers of floor polish & I didn't want to leave the liquid mask on for 6/7 months to bond too well with the "glazing". I will fix it up eventually with the old brush method of painting.

Don't know if I'll get a chance to get back before I leave, so; Hope you've enjoyed the show, so far. Catch you as soon as I can on Island.

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Guy
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2014, 02:03:54 AM »
Guy, do you plan to install a searchlight above the gun tube?  It would be appropriate for that period when your M41 would be in service.  The same searchlight as used on the M48 and M60 would be ideal for your project. 
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #24 on: March 17, 2014, 06:14:28 AM »
Nothing like a good undercoat to tie it all together... Looks great

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #25 on: March 17, 2014, 06:18:57 AM »
This is a work of art-in-progress.  The added bits are seamlessly integrated into the base kit.  Amazing, simply amazing.

Offline FAAMAN

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #26 on: March 17, 2014, 05:24:29 PM »
You always were jealous of me coming first in our intake and getting S-K-Y-H-A-W-Ks (not $h!#duck!) whilst you were left languishing on poor old S-2Gs. ;D ;D

Is this a Navy tank? ;D Or have you just lost your colour definition? ::) I believe you need to green this some fella!! ::)

As usual, superb work you old Screwbird!!  8) 8)
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Offline kerick

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2014, 02:01:32 AM »
Guy, do you plan to install a searchlight above the gun tube?  It would be appropriate for that period when your M41 would be in service.  The same searchlight as used on the M48 and M60 would be ideal for your project.

I second this motion!

Offline father ennis

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2014, 10:27:19 AM »
Don't know if you are aware of it but you can clean out those vision blocks and add them later if you want. Done it myself so's I know.  Really excellent build here,lad.  Hate to see you gone but the RW has to come first. I can assure you you will be missed, my friend.
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2014, 09:28:14 PM »
Thanks, gents! :icon_alabanza:

As the gentleman, above, has suggested that I fit a searchlight over the barrel... It may well happen (M-48 detail set).... One day.

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Guy

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You always were jealous of me coming first in our intake and getting S-K-Y-H-A-W-Ks (not $h!#duck!) whilst you were left languishing on poor old S-2Gs. ;D ;D

Is this a Navy tank? ;D Or have you just lost your colour definition? ::) I believe you need to green this some fella!! ::)

In case you've forgotten, dude, I came 2nd by about half a mark & chose to work on real planes (with prop's, & pistons, & stuff). ;)

Marines is almost Navy; but, no, it's not staying grey, it's going to going to be standard US OD.... With weathering & trying some new techniques (like dot filtering?). :)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."