Author Topic: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968  (Read 14831 times)

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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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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.

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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. ;)
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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!

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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.
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2018, 09:26:04 PM »
Excellent work Guy, not really into armour but I can see a well done job when I see one    :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2018, 04:58:04 AM »
Thanks, Robert! :smiley:
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2018, 06:48:16 PM »
Excellent work as always Wombat, us mere mortals can only drool at your build in rapt amazement  :-* :-*
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2018, 09:58:42 PM »
Excellent work as always Wombat, us mere mortals can only drool at your build in rapt amazement  :-* :-*

Yeah, right! ;D

Thanks, for the compliment, though, Bro! :smiley:
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #64 on: July 28, 2018, 01:42:51 AM »
@Guy,

Great looking M41. 

As for the tie-down straps, have you tried the material that comes with the Trumpeter Stryker kits? 
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #65 on: July 28, 2018, 07:03:06 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2018, 05:41:57 PM »
Thanks, Greg! :smiley:

@Guy,

Great looking M41. 

As for the tie-down straps, have you tried the material that comes with the Trumpeter Stryker kits?

Thanks, Jeffry! :smiley:

No, but I've got a lot of it from the HMBLT build, however I think the lengths may be a little short for at least some of what I want to do. ;)
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2018, 12:49:44 AM »
It's difficult to realise that one of these was a "heavy" tank of its era, yet barely more than 10 years later the other was a "light" tank.







This last image is the most accurate to the real colours (on my monitor).

Thanks for watching! :smiley:
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2018, 02:15:06 AM »
Mind you, the Matilda still weighed more than the Bulldog.

Not much more, but a couple of tons.  ;D

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2018, 03:48:00 AM »
The M41 came out great! The Tamiya kit is nice; are those the original rubber band tracks? They look very good.

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #70 on: August 04, 2018, 08:07:34 PM »
My cousin is a Vietnam veteran and told me that the VC/NVA got the shock of their lives when they made the mistake of assuming the smaller (in appearance and profile than most US types they were experienced with) RAAC Centurion was a light tank. 

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #71 on: August 04, 2018, 10:26:49 PM »
Thank you, gentlemen!

The M41 came out great! The Tamiya kit is nice; are those the original rubber band tracks? They look very good.

Frank, the M41 tracks are Fruilmodel individual cast metal, while the Matilda tracks are Bronco individual link 2-part styrene.

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #72 on: August 05, 2018, 06:19:27 AM »
nice one

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #73 on: August 05, 2018, 10:13:01 PM »
Thanks, mate! :smiley:
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