login   |    register
Campaigns
Where Armorama group builds can be discussed, organized, and updates posted.
Not You Average M113
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: August 05, 2003
entire network: 1,698 Posts
KitMaker Network: 130 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 02:07 AM UTC
I'm in. Will be kitbashing & stretching a 113 hull.
retiredyank
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
entire network: 11,610 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3,657 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 03:05 AM UTC
Glad to have you, Graeme.
3rdArmoredVet
Visit this Community
North Carolina, United States
Member Since: August 28, 2013
entire network: 148 Posts
KitMaker Network: 36 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 02:40 PM UTC
Finally decided to use Academy's M113A3 "Iraq 2003" kit as a base and build in a Bradley turret with the Bushmaster replaced by Mini Gun. Complete interior will be added also.
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: August 05, 2003
entire network: 1,698 Posts
KitMaker Network: 130 Posts
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 12:39 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Finally decided to use Academy's M113A3 "Iraq 2003" kit as a base and build in a Bradley turret with the Bushmaster replaced by Mini Gun. Complete interior will be added also.



Cool! Something a little like this:

Bluestab
Visit this Community
South Carolina, United States
Member Since: December 03, 2009
entire network: 2,160 Posts
KitMaker Network: 123 Posts
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 03:39 AM UTC
Graeme,
I actually have something like that planned as a possible What-If project later on down the road. I've got four partially built M113s set aside for projects. I'm using a 20mm turret from a an old LAV-25. That's not for this campaign though.

The turret from a JGSDF Type 87 could look good as well. It has those boxy vertical sides that would go well with the boxy look of a M113.
3rdArmoredVet
Visit this Community
North Carolina, United States
Member Since: August 28, 2013
entire network: 148 Posts
KitMaker Network: 36 Posts
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 07:35 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Finally decided to use Academy's M113A3 "Iraq 2003" kit as a base and build in a Bradley turret with the Bushmaster replaced by Mini Gun. Complete interior will be added also.



Cool! Something a little like this:




Yep, very close to that pic. I do plan on keeping the TOW launcher also
retiredyank
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
entire network: 11,610 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3,657 Posts
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:32 AM UTC
Some great ideas, here. This is just the type of response I was looking for. I currently have an M577, M163, and IDF Fitter set aside. Oh, almost forgot. I want to incorporate a vorpanzer turret, into my build.
Nito74
Visit this Community
Lisboa, Portugal
Member Since: March 04, 2008
entire network: 5,386 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:51 AM UTC
Ok M113 fanatics !

Here's the link to enlist, HERE

and the Campaign Gallery for the finished photoshoot, Here !!!!

Remember... have fun !
retiredyank
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
entire network: 11,610 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3,657 Posts
Posted: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 01:02 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Ok M113 fanatics !

Here's the link to enlist, HERE

and the Campaign Gallery for the finished photoshoot, Here !!!!

Remember... have fun !



Thanks, John.
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: August 05, 2003
entire network: 1,698 Posts
KitMaker Network: 130 Posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 08:11 AM UTC
Chop chop! See how the width of the AVGP and M-113 line up, and also how the M-113 ramp upper is the same width as the AVGP... it was meant to be. Going to look like a Warrior MCRV methinks.


hofpig
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: March 04, 2007
entire network: 1,330 Posts
KitMaker Network: 56 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 12:42 AM UTC
Start pics:









I plan to build this u as a Lebanese one with the ZU23-2 up on top as I had the gun going spare!

Paul

PS forgot to mention it but the link to this page from the campaign page does not work.

Paul
Nito74
Visit this Community
Lisboa, Portugal
Member Since: March 04, 2008
entire network: 5,386 Posts
KitMaker Network: 9 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 10:51 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Start pics:









I plan to build this u as a Lebanese one with the ZU23-2 up on top as I had the gun going spare!

Paul

PS forgot to mention it but the link to this page from the campaign page does not work.

Paul



This link :
http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=697
hofpig
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: March 04, 2007
entire network: 1,330 Posts
KitMaker Network: 56 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 07:11 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Start pics:









I plan to build this u as a Lebanese one with the ZU23-2 up on top as I had the gun going spare!

Paul

PS forgot to mention it but the link to this page from the campaign page does not work.

Paul



This link :
http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=697



John,

no it's the one under additional images etc on that page.

Paul

mojo72
Visit this Community
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member Since: September 05, 2010
entire network: 160 Posts
KitMaker Network: 15 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 08:06 PM UTC
@ Matt - you certainly spoilt for choices there. Nice selection
@ Graeme - looking forward to see the finished model
@ Paul -I've built the Academy and the Tamiya kits before but never the Italeri. Will be watching with interest

Originally I was going to build the Acadaemy's M163, but after seeing the resin interior set by Iron Division for the M577, I've decided to go for it, and while waiting for the order to arrive, I'll be assembling the exterior



I'll keep you guys updated with the progress
repynot
Visit this Community
Nordjylland, Denmark
Member Since: July 19, 2012
entire network: 194 Posts
KitMaker Network: 5 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 08:42 PM UTC
Look at this stretched 113 from Germany, currently in use in the Danish Army

http://www.ffg-flensburg.de/en/light-vehicle-systems/m113-modernization/


Quoted Text

I'm in. Will be kitbashing & stretching a 113 hull.

hofpig
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: March 04, 2007
entire network: 1,330 Posts
KitMaker Network: 56 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2013 - 09:07 PM UTC
How's this for a related news story?

http://www.armyrecognition.com/october_2013_defense_industry_military_news_uk/us_army_to_replace_old_m113_armored_personnel_carrier_with_ampv_armored_multi-purpose_vehicle_031013.html

Could this be the old warhorse being put out to pasture in the US Army at any rate?

Paul
meowmonster
Visit this Community
Alabama, United States
Member Since: September 30, 2013
entire network: 27 Posts
KitMaker Network: 5 Posts
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 09:12 AM UTC
Just enlisted for this one, my wife picked me up an Academy KIFV to mess with, with Eduard photoetch and RB M2 barrel/etch upgrade. Planning on using the full kit interior, as well as finishing off the wiring and such it needs in there. If I could find a picture of the engine in situ I'd try building it too. My Merkava came so warped that my wife bought me the model as a consolation prize. Didn't think at the time it would work for this, but it does!

There's so little good info on the KIFV, anyone got a good place to start?
retiredyank
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
entire network: 11,610 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3,657 Posts
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:27 AM UTC
It would be nice, if there was an am set for the slat armor.
mojo72
Visit this Community
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member Since: September 05, 2010
entire network: 160 Posts
KitMaker Network: 15 Posts
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 07:52 PM UTC
Just received the interior kit for my M577 from Iron Division . The contruction and details are top notch (money well spent). Now it's time to get cracking with it



More to follow soon
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: August 05, 2003
entire network: 1,698 Posts
KitMaker Network: 130 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:09 AM UTC
Should be fairly OOB from this point on. Its going to represent a plain jane / initial issue , circa 1970's for 4 CMBG in Germany.





hofpig
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: March 04, 2007
entire network: 1,330 Posts
KitMaker Network: 56 Posts
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 11:10 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Just enlisted for this one, my wife picked me up an Academy KIFV to mess with, with Eduard photoetch and RB M2 barrel/etch upgrade. Planning on using the full kit interior, as well as finishing off the wiring and such it needs in there. If I could find a picture of the engine in situ I'd try building it too. My Merkava came so warped that my wife bought me the model as a consolation prize. Didn't think at the time it would work for this, but it does!

There's so little good info on the KIFV, anyone got a good place to start?



Edward, Your right there is not much around. There is a thread on military photo's.net on the korean military which has pics of the KIFV.

Paul
gcdavidson
Visit this Community
Ontario, Canada
Member Since: August 05, 2003
entire network: 1,698 Posts
KitMaker Network: 130 Posts
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 01:52 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Just enlisted for this one, my wife picked me up an Academy KIFV to mess with...there's so little good info on the KIFV, anyone got a good place to start?



I had the same problem with my K-263 (KIFV with M-163 SPAAG conversion). I'll have a hunt through the hard drive and see what I can dig up.

retiredyank
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2009
entire network: 11,610 Posts
KitMaker Network: 3,657 Posts
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 06:52 AM UTC
Graeme: You are really flying through your build. Very clean assembly.

I'm still not completely decided how I'm going to do mine. I'm thinking the Vorpanzer turret and crane on top with two minigun platforms on the port and starboard sides.
mojo72
Visit this Community
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member Since: September 05, 2010
entire network: 160 Posts
KitMaker Network: 15 Posts
Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 - 07:46 AM UTC
Just a small update on the kit, which not requiring much sanding/filing. Dry fitting for size. Once the walls and floor are asssembled, I'll be filling in the small gaps



Removed by original poster on 11/10/13 - 10:35:23 (GMT).