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bronzey
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 09:17 PM UTC
Alex,

Yes that's fine, its military kit in civilian use so its all good

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Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 09:34 AM UTC
Okay. I went ahead and started breaking down the Maxi Ambulance. Unlike the other Humvee, this one broke down without any real issues.



I may start on the drone in the next few days. I'm still thinking through how I want to layout the control area. The wheel humps are complicating things.
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - 05:28 AM UTC
Update. I started work on the control vehicle's work area. I cut away the front sections of the sides. That should provide the workspace for the control panel, operator, and various electronicky things and still allow the doorway between the front and rear.



Mocked up using a seated German Soldier. In hindsight, I probably should have not cut the right hand side. I think I might build a box there for a generator.


That's it for now. I'm sort of jumping on this one as I go.
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 09:20 AM UTC
Update. I decided to break styrene on the UAV. I figure getting some work done on it will motivate me.

First up, join the two lower fuselage halves. Then build-up the engine. Attached the engine to the lower fuselage. I was going to wait to add the engine until the fuselage was painted, but the engine is tiny and delicate. I figured mounting it to the fuselage would give me something to hold on to while I paint it.


Wing and tail assembly. It's just four parts.


And that's it for now. It really looks like a weekend project, so I should wrap up assembly tonight. I might even try to paint it tonight.

As an aside, I'll probably build a trailer for the drone to be carried in. I'm guessing the drone breaks down for storage. I figure the trailer (and control Humvee) probably would not be marked. Don't want to tip off people.
Bluestab
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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 06:14 AM UTC
I had to rig up a jig for the drone's tail booms. They were pretty loose and were pretty crooked. I was able to glue them in place, using the edges of the wing flaps, and set them aside to set up properly.


With that drying, I turned my attentions to the kit's figures. They are pretty crude and rough looking. The torsos are split in half (front & back), which gave me a Heller flashback. They required a lot of clean-up and the fit is pretty bad. The heads are terrible and will be replaced. I'm debating on using them or just tossing them.



And here's the drone basically assembled. The landing gear is pretty fragile so I have it propped up, for now.




I still have to paint the engine and the drone. The drone will need some cosmetic touches on seams and such. I'll probably try to get some paint on it this week and then cycle in to the trailer and control truck.

The kit goes together quick. I am a little disappointed at the crude nature of the figures and the rough edges of the kit. It's a neat subject that will require a little work and patience to be a great addition to the display case.
JScicluna
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 11:53 PM UTC
This is my submission for the campaign.

I will be modelling a police tactical SPV as used by Australian Police Tactical Groups.

I will be using a Tamiya 1/32 Toyota Landcruiser which I will modify.



I have started on the standoffs





I have been using plastruct 1/100 diamond sheet and evergreen products



I will be completing this build in conjunction with the boots on the ground campaign
Bluestab
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 05:33 AM UTC
James,
It looks like you have the makings of a nice project.


Update on the control vehicle.

I started work on the interior of the control Humvee. I filled in the front areas where I cut away the ambulance bed.


I thought I had an extra set of floor inserts, but I can't find them. I grabbed some scrap styrene and cut out a section to cover the rear floorboards. I propped up the sidewall and bulkhead just to get an idea of the way it should look.


To cover the floor (as well as the lack of bed detail) I used a rubber floor mat. To make it, I used sections of liners from a pack of cigarettes and painted them black. I've used this before for floor mats and stuff like that. I don't smoke anymore, so I don't know if the company still uses the fine waffle patter textured liners. I've got a stack of them put away.
Anyway, I didn't cover the whole replaced floor area with the matting. I had added access hatches to the outside side panels to represent added storage. On the drone controller's spot behind the driver, I added a box to represent a control box that is accessible from outside. Maybe to hook in a remote monitor for a briefing. For the spot behind the passenger side I'm going to go with a larger box, maybe a generator or just storage.


Anyway, that's it for now. I'm just sort of working on this one in between other projects. I want to get some progress done on this and a couple of others before the end of the month.
Trisaw
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:01 PM UTC
Here is my entry. I plan to make a small FBI Command or Communications truck. Click on the image for a larger photo, but there's not much to see at the moment since I just got started.


ltb073
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Posted: Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 12:33 AM UTC
Not much action on this tread but I plan to start my build soon so here is my start photo
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Hope to start this week
Bluestab
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Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 05:31 AM UTC
I managed to get some work done on this one yesterday.

I added some storage to the rear of the Humvee. Those are storage boxes from an old Tamiya Hanomag that I had in the spares. I left the positioning holes uncovered because I plan on add some light-fixtures there. I painted the interior of the cargo area a light gray.


I started getting some of the control panel together. I worked up a printed sheet of various maps, Windows screens, etc. We'll see how those go.


I've decided against adding a trailer to haul the drone. The drone doesn't weigh but a couple hundred pounds. And even for a trailer, you'd have to break it down. After some thought, the Humvee rear should be able to hold a drone broken down to its basic parts (wings, body, prop removed, tail).

And I think they'll be using the drone to hunt for marijuana grow fields. Even though it's not being used, I'll leave the firetruck up until after the campaign ends. No sense in a page full of broken image links.
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 - 11:43 AM UTC
Well I think I needed a quick build like this little guy
The undercarriage
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Front windshield and roof are dry fit
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And its off to get some primer
ltb073
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Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 06:48 AM UTC
got some paint on the little guy
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a lot more to go
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 12:34 AM UTC
Ok Im calling this 1 finished, I never seen a dirty fire truck other than the ones that were pulled out of the World Trade Center So no weathering on my Fire Hummer
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amoz02t
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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 02:58 AM UTC
http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=206402&ord=&page=7

from kriegsketten...


Quoted Text

Who wants SWAT / Sheriff decals for the Maxxpro kit? I have been contacted by Kinetic to consider these options. Already dug up some info and details on the badges to start a few... but I gotta to know if the demand is good, as the badges are a killer to produce. I have got a blue one, black, brown/black from different counties, including a few shown here. You know me, if I am going to do it, it will be for the whole 9 yards...

A show of hands please.

Btw, I just happened to know that navistar also produces yellow school buses too... seen two versions at least...



Please go to link to see photos...


majorchuck
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 04:53 AM UTC
heard this kit needs work to fix incorrect hull dimentions
Trisaw
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 05:57 AM UTC
I started and doubt I can finish by July so I'm thinking of withdrawing from this campaign.
ltb073
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 09:09 AM UTC
I just checked the gallery for this campaign, am I the only one to finish here
I thought Alex had a Pumper truck that he built anyone else that didn't post in the gallery yet
Bluestab
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Posted: Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 12:58 PM UTC
Sal, my Mack pumper doesn't qualify on its own. I was going to use it as part of a larger scene including a Humvee based bomb squad vehicle...which later became a humvee based drone control vehicle. I never could get all the pieces I needed to make the bomb squad vehicle.

I kind of just sputtered out on the drone vehicle. I never really could get started back on it and finish the drone control truck. I could probably enter the drone but I don't feel the work is there to deserve a ribbon. The drone kit is basically an afternoon build anyway.

I probably will box up what I have and repurpose them in to something else later. Maybe pick up a M557 and scratch a control interior. And I can always use the Humvee for something.
Trisaw
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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:39 AM UTC
I withdrew, sorry. Perhaps if the deadline was at the end of the year I would have finished, but since it's July, there's no way I could finish my conversion.

I hope this doesn't detract from future EMS campaigns as I really liked the topic, just that I was building other kits during that time.
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 02:15 PM UTC
Sorry abour rhe delay guys.
Thanks Sal for the heads up.

Ribbons sent !
Bluestab
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 03:50 PM UTC
John,
You awarded me a ribbon when I did not finish. The fire truck doesn't qualify and neither the Humvee nor the Drone were actually done. Can you un-reward me?
Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, July 06, 2014 - 08:26 PM UTC

Quoted Text

John,
You awarded me a ribbon when I did not finish. The fire truck doesn't qualify and neither the Humvee nor the Drone were actually done. Can you un-reward me?



ok !