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Desert Storm TOW missile launcher
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 09:39 PM UTC

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I know exactly what your talking about Jerry, I'm surprised I still remember some things.

Your correct about the cable from the MGS to the TU, it was only one cable. Nothing from the MGS went to the night sight. What's on the TOW you modeled is most likely an AN/TAS-4C and the one you mentioned you messed with was most likely a AN/TAS-4 or 4A with no post amplifier on it.

It's still a beautiful dio and if it wasn't for me and you knowing what we are talking about, no one else would know the difference.






Well thanks Pete but the only problem is tat the guy I built it for had the same job as me!!! So he knows! Or,at least,he used to know! Hahahaha
Me and him are pretty much on the same page.
J
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 02:58 AM UTC
Hi Jerry.
Been following this build and now the Casualty evacuation,with a lot of interest,Your style of painting gives me hope,and it's amazing what can be done with the older Dragon kits.

I have one observation with the commander figure,as I find my eye is continually being drawn to it.
The elbow pad on the left arm,where, you have scribed it,I feel it may have been better had you added it as separate piece to make appear as an additional piece of padding.

That being said give us more please.

Reminder to self must get the Dragon Modern sniper set.


Chris
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 04:28 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry.
Been following this build and now the Casualty evacuation,with a lot of interest,Your style of painting gives me hope,and it's amazing what can be done with the older Dragon kits.

I have one observation with the commander figure,as I find my eye is continually being drawn to it.
The elbow pad on the left arm,where, you have scribed it,I feel it may have been better had you added it as separate piece to make appear as an additional piece of padding.

That being said give us more please.

Reminder to self must get the Dragon Modern sniper set.


Chris



I concur about the elbow patch thing but at some point you just have to say to yourself. How much time do I want to spend on this? I did put in some serious time and there is always room for improvement but....
The sniper set would look good with some hornet heads and maybe a nice Live Resin 50cal rifle?
J
chris1
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:24 AM UTC
I agree,
I've got a couple of resin heads in fritz helmets which I'll may use or pehaps some newer dragon heads that are in the spares box.

Chris
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Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 06:17 PM UTC

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I agree,
I've got a couple of resin heads in fritz helmets which I'll may use or pehaps some newer dragon heads that are in the spares box.

Chris



Some of the more recent Dragon or MB plastic heads are fairly nice. The problem is they almost all are stone faced. No expression!
Hornet actually makes a set of heads with one eye closed as if aiming a weapon!
J
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 01:03 AM UTC
Very sorry for the bump. I had a new buddy that is not that good with computors and he wanted to know about this vignette.

J
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 01:32 AM UTC
Love the detail here, nice work! Painting figures is my biggest challenge and I'll take several notes from here that's for sure. Keep it coming & thanks for sharing!
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 08:06 PM UTC

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Love the detail here, nice work! Painting figures is my biggest challenge and I'll take several notes from here that's for sure. Keep it coming & thanks for sharing!



Thanks buddy!
I feel bad about the bump but it is the easiest way to show somebody unfamiliar with internet forums.
J
Stickframe
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015 - 09:20 PM UTC
The "bump" is also a good way to remind us of the cool stuff you've built! Modern too!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 11:57 PM UTC
Thanks a bunch Nick,
very nice thing to say buddy.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 06:14 PM UTC
Sorry for another "bump" but I wanted to show this to a buddy. The original pics are in Photobucket jail and the guy I built this for is long dead now.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 04:34 PM UTC
I truly love the camo. Absolutely gorgeous. Well done.
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 06:17 PM UTC

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I truly love the camo. Absolutely gorgeous. Well done.



Thanks for the kind words Charles,
J