Author Topic: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968  (Read 12040 times)

Online FAAMAN

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #45 on: July 16, 2018, 06:04:12 PM »
I know what you mean by Mojo-fail, my Mojo fell off a few months ago just after I was told by PM on another forum in a nice friendly way I was a "crap modeller  :smiley: ".
For some reason it's knocked me for a loop  ::) ::)
Get into it Wombat, your skills are in desperate need of a good shake  ;) ;) ;) ;)
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2018, 06:56:00 PM »
Thanks, mate! :smiley:


My feelings on the matter of criticism are as follows;

1) I build for myself. If I like it that's what matters, if others like it that's a bonus, if they don't ... Meh! Who cares?

2) A true critic will highlight the good, explain the bad & provide suggestions for improvement. Sometimes they're right, sometimes they haven't quite got the point but they criticise with the intention of helping the recipient improve.

3) Only the weak attack the person & their opinion is worthless.
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2018, 06:06:07 AM »
I like your approach to the hobby, Mr Wombat.

The late, great Al Superczynski said "Build what you want the way you want to and above all have fun!"

Sound advice.

Brian da Basher

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2018, 08:16:16 AM »
Glad to see this build back in action!

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2018, 11:34:11 PM »
What he said. I get mojo-fade from time to time, and will go for weeks just sifting through the parts boxes. Glad you're pulling out of it.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #50 on: July 25, 2018, 12:01:56 AM »
With a tiny bit of luck this should be finished by Sunday. :smiley:
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #51 on: July 25, 2018, 08:13:13 PM »
Photo's a bit earlier than planned! :icon_surprised:

Note: The photo's aren't quite true to the actual colours & the flash activated automatically, so the dust & dirt are a bit brighter than in real life. 8)

I still have to give her a shot of Dull-Cote, too, but, otherwise, she's all done! :D


Here she is, the M41AS Vietnam 1968:












OK, let's see if anyone (especially Aussies, Brit's, Kiwis, South Africans, Indians, West Indians or Pakistanis) can guess what this is!




As usual, I'm open to all constructive criticism. :smiley:
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2018, 09:32:23 PM »
Coolness!

Now lets see if it inspires me to finish mine...……. Light Horse Regiment though.

Offline LemonJello

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2018, 09:39:47 PM »
Really nice!  There's a lot of potential with that base kit to do all sorts of cool light armor.

-Is the bag in question a complete cricket set?

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #54 on: July 26, 2018, 04:42:44 AM »
Thank you, gentlemen! :icon_alabanza:

-Is the bag in question a complete cricket set?

And the winner is LemonJello! :smiley:

Yep! I wanted something a US/Vietnamese tank wouldn't be carrying & found a couple of images of 1960's leather cricket bags on the interweb, which I scratch built from Aves Apoxy Sculpt & 1mm Tamiya tape. ;)
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 04:44:55 AM by Old Wombat »
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #55 on: July 26, 2018, 04:46:00 AM »
-Is the bag in question a complete cricket set?

And the winner is LemonJello! :smiley:

Yep! I wanted something a US/Vietnamese tank wouldn't be carrying & found a couple of images of 1960's leather cricket bags on the interweb, which I scratch built from Aves Apoxy Sculpt & 1mm Tamiya tape. ;)

Not too shabby for an American. 

Its the little details like this that make a model, in my relatively humble opinion.

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #56 on: July 26, 2018, 05:31:33 AM »
Now that's one mean machine!

Love the stowage!

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #57 on: July 26, 2018, 07:38:56 AM »
Well that is a treat. Well done.
It looks very convincing on all levels.

To my eye the only 1% tweak is tying gear down. Hate to lose the cricket gear getting swept off by the first low branch driven under.
Be back to the Fence picket and taped tennis ball before you know it. (Did we tape Tennis balls to get swing in the early 70's.cannot remember .. NO sandpaper responses please  :)) )

Although, we did tape up scrunched up OC33 Message forms for COMCEN cricket during the early 80's

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2018, 11:53:28 AM »
Beautiful job!!  I love it!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2018, 07:01:46 PM »
Thank you, gents! :icon_alabanza:

Brian, I looked at that & decided I wasn't quite in the mood; I'd done some straps to hold on the cots & ropes/cables to tie up the spare tracks & thought I might just put off the rest until later & call it "Done" for now. The tweaking can come later, when I've (nearly) finished the Matilda, as I'll probable have to scratch a few tie-downs, too.
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."