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M113A2 and M577A1
Joker
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British Columbia, Canada
Member Since: May 28, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 01:33 AM UTC
Here are my final two submissions for "Canuck Steel", or in this case - "Canuck Aluminum"!
Although I have no special attachment to these "tracks", I drove Recce Jeeps and the Lynx, I sure remember them, especially when they would pull out of a "hide" and the diesel engne would belch out a great cloud of smoke..perfect for the enemy to know your location and put a round through you!, they where also really noisy too, could hear 'em for miles.
The kits are Tamiya's offerings, the original M577 and the later M113A3, which I found out is closer to a A2.
The models were built out of the box except for some screening on the engine vents, the Diehl track came from AFV Club and the Diehl sprocket and antenna base kits from Maple Leaf Models - good stuff that, a pass with the sanding stick and off you go.The track is great too, really great detail.
Paint is Poly Scale Nato Black, Nato Tri Green and German Dark Green, and Tamiya Buff, thinned out for the dust. Camo nets are cheese cloth and dried herbs, sprayed black and drybrushed.Raw umber oil paint washes.Archer and Quartermaster decals.
Some details are yet to be installed, wire cutters on the A2 and a bit more weathering, I've been experimenting with pigments for mud... also two figs for the A2, maybe a Tim Hortons box next to the crew commander...
This was a great campaign, also my first. Thanks to the organizers and participants. Maybe next time I'll get my Lynx and Cougar , I've also got that Faun somewhere...Also thanks to "Phantom Major" who sent me the book on the M151 a big help that was...thanks mate!
Cheers
Joker





Vodnik
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 02:01 AM UTC
They look great! Congrats!

Just one minor nit-pick: those US style spare track links on front armor plates look a bit out-of-place on vehicles with Diehl tracks on them.

Pawel
Joker
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 02:20 AM UTC
Yes, I noticed that as I was prepping the photos this morning, I'll be fixing that very soon...such is life.
Cheers
Joker
PEIRECCE
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 02:26 AM UTC
Well Done Peter,

You have done this campaign well with all of your entries. I really like your Recce jeeps, me being a recce guy and all. I like your tracks as well. Have a good one.

Mark
bison126
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 02:27 AM UTC
Hi Joker,
this is excellent.
I too noticed the US spare tracks but I understand this is perhaps already fixed.
The rest is really stunning. I like the weathering very much.

olivier
thathaway3
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 08:41 AM UTC
These are really terrific. The camo net is outstanding!

Tom
Logan
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 01:54 PM UTC
Hi

GREAT JOB!! Always good to see more Cdn kit

Super idea to have this campaign, BZ to the organizers.

Tom
DODGE01RT
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2005 - 03:07 PM UTC
Super job Peter!

Glad to see someone getting things done.I've totally stalled Seeing your 113 is kick starting me to finish mine.

Great set of entries.

Jim