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WideFire Radar System
« on: October 30, 2016, 09:17:28 AM »
So remember GTX mentioning a radar for the Air Surface AS90 build ?

I had the Academy Warrior IFV in a completed but yet unpainted stage. Add a quick rifle through the spares box and oddments.



to the paint booth !
First up, as I do want to dual purpose this build back to a RL Iraq version first up some background colour. I plan on using the hairspray method to get the wear through the Desert colour


Add the sensor array on



If you need to know, the turret basis is part of the Dragon 1/48 Lunar Module I did not use on a previous build
Work continues :D



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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 10:35:30 AM »
 :)
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2016, 12:19:05 PM »
That is brilliant!
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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2016, 09:21:09 PM »
Nice! 8)
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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 03:07:29 AM »
Very nice!

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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 03:06:31 PM »
Very cool  :)  So, Lunar Module for the turret. And the radar array?
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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2016, 09:45:29 PM »
Looks like a child's toy block, the type they use with shape association puzzles (the ones with the shaped holes).
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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2016, 05:57:48 AM »
.... And the radar array?

Well actually the radar array is the top of a Red Door Perfume bottle.
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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2016, 04:58:36 PM »
So...is Red Door your usual perfume? ;)
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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2016, 11:06:33 PM »
That is really cool!

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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2016, 05:23:04 PM »
we sort of went from ok to meh... I am not really happy with the finish, nonetheless, this is where it ends.
The hairspray paint wearing finish did not work well at all this time, plus the colour is off.
Much swearing, hand wringing and gnashing  of teeth and finally decided, this is it, all over for this build

Oh well there is always next time
Do not be surprised if the turret bit makes and appearance in another build.

the Basic Warrior MCV

WideFire System during Iraq 2003






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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2016, 03:10:49 AM »
One could also imagine the Widefire as a mortar/artillery radar or even a microwave weapon.
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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2016, 05:42:10 AM »
GDI disruptor from Command & Conquer perhaps?

Offline Claymore

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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2016, 04:40:19 PM »
That's some serious wear and tear but I really like the idea of the Wildfire radar - makes me think of maybe doing a radar vehicle to compliment my Bloodhound TEL.  :)
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Re: WideFire Radar System
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2016, 05:38:59 PM »
Got to agree, the wearing of the over-painting does look wrong but still much better than I could do. :)

Over all, though, very impressive! 8)
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