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PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 05:56 AM UTC
Sorry for my tardiness Bro, been building cabinets, so bunker time is out of the question till Moma get's her kitchen, lol.

And I thought I was a gluten for punishment when it comes to large base dios. This thing is huge, Cheyenne! It's all starting to gel from here, lookin really good. Where the heck ya gonna put this when it's done, or did you already mention that?

Cheers, Ski.

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Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019 - 10:44 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Just dropped in for the first time in a while and I'm loving how that jungle is spreading (a little like today's Amazon - but in reverse...)

Lovely Jeep too.

We got back from our first trip to Japan a couple of weeks ago and after visiting a couple of model shops in Tokyo and Kyoto I have suddenly developed an interest in the Pacific theatre. I'm thinking of something set in the Malayan Campaign.

So I will watching your jungle with even more interest!

Keep it coming, Tim
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 02:31 AM UTC
Thanks Phil , ok I promise I'll use something other than a weapon to prop the hood open .
Broken Jeep windshield , yep seen stuff like that happen before out of anger . Friend of mine once got peed over something working on his Jeep and launched a full beer bottle right into the passenger side windshield , wasn't aiming at it but his anger caused his release to fail .
Another time I was building cable tv systems out in Colorado back in the mid 70's . Snowed overnight , temps went below zero . Yahoo no work today . Friend went to clean off his Jeep to go into town to get butts , beer and food . I told him to go easy on the plastic panels but he banged on them anyway with an ice scraper and shattered his rear plastic window , a million pieces .
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 11:02 PM UTC
That hood hinge usually broke soon, too. I’ve not seen many flat fender hoods that weren’t broken. Also know of a guy who was so p*ssed at his Jeep that he flung his hood up so hard he shattered the panes of the windshield. Glad I wasn’t on that ride. Makes sense to get the hood up quickly with a hot radiator. There will be steam coming from the lower passenger side corner of the radiator where the vent outlet is. (I know this to be true). But could you scape up a nice stick to prop the hood? Carbines, jeeps and models; what more could I want from life? Oh yeah...
I sometimes think of that German beer cellar from a couple years back just before I go to sleep at night...
Love your work.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 09:52 PM UTC
Hiya Mike , no problem man , you saw something that didn't look right and you questioned it , as you should have .

Phil , take two on the jeep hood . Well my neighbor and I were screwing around with my 2001 jeep [ sold him it in 2005 ] and we forgot [ beers ] that the jeep had a straight hinge across the top , not the arced windshield arms of a mb , gpw jeep of the 40's .
That being said I went back to scouring forums.g503.com , which I've spent more time on than building the model lol . I already knew jeeps from that period had no hood arm prop . The hood was either open or closed . As far as opening the hood with the windshield dogged down , it was possible but not practical.
Phil , you're right , wouldn't wanna work under the hood with it propped open changing a head gasket or plugs .
The scenario I've got is a propped open hood for a hot radiator [ modeled the cap off ] , let cool , add water , nothing mechanical being done . Can't really change it anyway , I've checked and I'll do more harm than good , so I gotta leave it as is .
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 07:09 AM UTC

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...Soooo after making a short story long , I'll have to redo it...


Hey Cheyenne,
Didn’t intend to hit the guy working under the hood with a wrench.🔧💥 I was just uncertain about the windshield/hood positioning. Ultimately, the Jeep still looks great as is, and it boils down to whatever “you” like. Keep moving forward with this fantastic build!

Cheers🍺
—mike
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC
I've seen people use stupider things propping open hoods , a weapon no exception . Yet I have a better reason for this canvas covered windshield attached to the hood to be a bogus scenario ....... it's physically impossible !!! Went over to my neighbors house across the street , sold him my 2005 Wrangler [ think it was 2005 ] , anyway the length of the hood vs the height of the windshield are almost the same when the jeep windshield is down on the hood , but the hood is higher than the windshield when raised , lol . So if one were to latch the windshield to the hood while the hood was down and then tried to open the hood with the windshield still attached you would only get it about a quarter of the way open before it reached a point where it could no longer be raised . A coupe of beers with my neighbor and some redneck scientific experimental tests proved it !!!
Soooo after making a short story long , I'll have to redo it , thanks Phil for the heads up and liking me jungle !!! lol
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019 - 11:32 PM UTC
Hi Cheyenne, this jungle place of yours is awesome. Feels sticky for sure. As an owner/operator of a Willys I would beg you to reconsider the windshield and hood setup. I’ve had my head under the hood of mine a lot and I’ve seen other drivers under theirs. We trail ride stock, vintage jeeps from the forties. No one would work under the hood with the windshield attached. The windshield is heavy and awkward. The hood is flimsy and wobbly. The chances of bumping the rifle are very great because there are many owie places down inside the Engine bay. And the weight of that windshield is going to make more hurt to the head. Also, no rifleman I know is going to use his precious carbine to hold up the hood in a war zone.
Standard OP is get out, cuss, pop the hood latches, pop the windshield latches, raise the windshield, raise the hood without slamming it into the windshield, and then cuss again. Takes seconds.
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 11:18 AM UTC
Jerry , thanks for the high marks man , really appreciate them !!!

Mike thanks dude !! The real deal had openings in the canvas cover and the hooks clamped onto the windshield itself . The resin cover I used was all simulated canvas with no molded on openings . It would have been a bit of a nightmare to try and grind out openings in the resin , simulate the little bit of windshield showing and match that up to the hood clamps . As it is I placed the windshield hooks on the hood in not exactly the right place . The windshield hooks should be on the hood just above the hood hooks that are attached to the fender .
I tried using two small bits of pe to simulate the openings but it didn't work out to good .
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
Outstanding work as always, Cheyenne!

One question: Are the hood-latches on the Jeep hooked to the windshield’s canvas cover somehow? I’ve never seen it done like that before.

Cheers🍺
—mike
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 02:28 AM UTC
Wow man,every single separate piece you built is impressive but when they all come together it is very very overwhelming,culminating in that last view,which is,in my mind,the "money shot"!
Seriously cool and also nice to see a Far East concept for once.
J
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 12:07 AM UTC
Thanks Piet , I'm the one who should be thanking you . My journey into the PTO and especially doing the Buddha was inspired by your temple build way back when .
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:54 PM UTC
Thanks Tim , once I decide where the jeeps will be placed on the road they'll be properly snugged down into the terra firma .

A side note on the jeep and the 50 cal .
Widely seen in the ETO and rarely seen in the PTO I've read many times how stupid this match up was .
Vets claim you had a better chance hitting a target throwing a rock at it than using a 50 mounted on a jeep .
Jeeps have a high center of gravity even without the mounted 50 . The made for jeep mount for the 50 and 30 , M31c tore the floor boards up quite often , especially with the 50 .
Dashboard mounts were used too but that 50 shook everything up bad .
The preferred weapon was the 30 . Yet I couldn't resist using the 50 cause it does look intimidating in a " smile wait for flash " kinda way and yes it was used .

This will be my lead jeep for the JASO group , the second a radio jeep and trailer maybe with the 30 mounted and I plan on incorporating a medic jeep also .

The open space to the left might have a Marine 155 howitzer or a M7 . I'd prefer the Marine 155 cause that's what the Army - Marine JASCO group was sighting for . After realizing visual ground sighting was impractical the Marines used Army Pipers to do the sighting . Soon after the Marine arty left the Philippines and was replaced by Army arty .
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC
The Buddha head .....WOW !
Overall an excellent project
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 05:08 PM UTC
Yikes incoming image barrage! There’s my ride dude (with the 50 cal)…although seems to have some helium in the t*res? Awesome monochrome too, but the colo*r paint job on Buddha’s face stays in my all-time top 5 items on this forum – maybe Jerry could give you a chapter in his meisterwerk, this is getting off the scale
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:31 PM UTC
Aaaaaand the jeep tires and chains are a very , very old Yanks offering .
Canvas top , oven dry clay , frame , wire .
Screwing around in b/w .






















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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 12:10 PM UTC
First jeep done in the JASCO unit .
Italeri jeep .
Various resin , Legend and Verlinden bits .
Pe from same .
Armand Baiardi ? damaged jerry cans .
Academy 50 cal .




















































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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 02:13 PM UTC
Hey Cheyenne, it's all from the heart too!

"Hello, my name is Dave and I'm a lurker."
everyone: "HELLO DAVE"
(If I'm lurking and not commenting it's just plain ol' peeping!) BOO!

I work on my dioramas, ideas, just haven't shared anything yet. But everyone here, no matter the level of skill or aptitude, are the inspiration, so Thank You too Cheyenne!

Model on Brother!
Regards
Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 07:41 AM UTC

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Another Da Vinci class modeler checks in !!
Thanks Piet , ya know your sub and dock is a dio , you really should post and share here . I'd love to follow along and build in your company .
Speaking of which , do you still have your jungle temple build ? That is cool !! It would also look cool posted here from your start to where ever you are now . Hell , even if you don't have it any more , from your start to where you left off would make for good viewing and techniques .



Thanks for the praise

The Jungle Temple is no longer mine ,
An Armorama member (if i remember correctly) is the new owner .
I'll think about posting my U Boat here.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 04:30 AM UTC
Another Da Vinci class modeler checks in !!
Thanks Piet , ya know your sub and dock is a dio , you really should post and share here . I'd love to follow along and build in your company .
Speaking of which , do you still have your jungle temple build ? That is cool !! It would also look cool posted here from your start to where ever you are now . Hell , even if you don't have it any more , from your start to where you left off would make for good viewing and techniques .
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 01:39 AM UTC
Starting to look humid
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:12 PM UTC
Jerry , thanks man it's always nice when you take the time to post a comment . It's very much appreciated , especially coming from such a talented plastic Leonardo Da Vinci as yourself who loves this hobby .
Thanks Tim , same sentiments as I have for Jerry . That's not a Buddha bathtub dude . That happens to be a very rare , very ancient , very expensive Red Solo Shinto Cup , found only in a secret little known place called WalMart .
Dave , thanks man for checking in , deserved or not you always make me feel good about what I'm doing . Even if things are a little off you always have a " glass half full " view . You also always appreciate the " what went into something " to get there on mine and everybody else's work , .... cool Dude !!!
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Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 03:52 AM UTC
This is awesome dude! I like how this has come together and just love your work Cheyenne. This can't be easy being so tedious, but you've really filled up quite a large area. Beautiful

Cheers
Dave
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 01:56 PM UTC
Maybe it’s time to rename it Jeepers Creepers...fine work in & around the engine bay, one of the more testing vehicles to detail due to its comparatively small size & it’s looking great. As is the jungle, I can almost hear the droning whine of the insects. Mighty cool & a nice touch including Buddha’s giant red ceremonial standing bathtub, Frenchy’s probably checking out image refs
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
Yeah man! That is some rockin jungle goin on there. I love the mix of foliage and the up-rooted tree.
That jeep is gonna be NOICE!!
J