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M1070 and M1000 6 years 7 months ago #1

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Well, this is what has been keeping me busy for the last couple of months....



A little Jekyll and Hyde in places, but overall nothing too major. Kit supplied PE is very basic in the main and difficult to work with, so ET to the rescue with their AM sets - plus some resin wheels which are again an improvement over the supplied vinyl ones.

I'm going to town on this as much as possible, adding as much detail as I can. Here are some under construction shots....







































And here's where she currently sits....







Make no mistake, this is a huge bugger - measuring some 700mm with the rear ramps deployed :blink:

Still some way to go - a few more details to add before the obvious paint. NATO 3 tone. I also have a MIG Productions wheeled loader to put on the back - thought the yellow would be a nice contrast to the camo.

It's been a real labour of love but am enjoying ever minute of it. Hope you like it too. Any questions - fire away :silly:

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M1070 and M1000 6 years 7 months ago #2

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Every time I see this my reaction is :blink:

Then again, most of your builds have the same effect :lol:

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It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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Thanks Andrew :lol:

You're more than welcome to swing by some time for a closer look.

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Wow that's bordering on extreme modelling (or obsession) love the little details you've added, mind you it looks like Hobby Boss have put a fair amount of work in to the kit as well.

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Andrew showed me this this morning and all I can say is you must be insane (in the best possible way). The detail etc is phenomenal...

- Gaz

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More importantly what were you doing with Andrew in the morning............ :P

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He was picking up his fix :P

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It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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AH now it makes sense :)
Hey G2 he only paid $1 each for those :P

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'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
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M1070 and M1000 6 years 7 months ago #9

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WOW!
I dont know how you manage those small bits, and the hydraulic and air lines are magic!

What wire or solder size do you use, and do you drill the mating part to help the fit?
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Thanks Grant. I use various sizes of solder to suit as well as 5, 10 and 15amp fuse wire. Sometimes I'll drill out the mating part - sometimes it's a simple face to face or I can drill a hole in both parts and use a small piece of brass wire etc to act as a locating pin.

With this kit, basic hoses are supplied for the trailer unit but nothing for the tractor unit which is very odd :huh: This is where reference pics were invaluable. Though, I must admit a little poetic licence (or should I say common sense :whistle: ) for some pipework. It increased the workload 10 fold, but I think the extra effort will be well worth it on the finished model (I hope anyway :lol: )

I'm just about at the point now where I can't do any more to this without committing to paint. The cab interior will be first - then I can add the seatbelts and once it arrives, some stowage such as chilly bins, rucksacks, water bottles etc to give it that 'lived in' look so many military trucks have.

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Thanks Gary, i will be watching and learning from this thread.
Great subject too!
cheers Grant

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Nice work as always Gary (G3?!), wouldn't expect anything less - looking forward to the paint job.

A cool alternative to the wheeled loader would be this

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Thanks Craig

Agree that would look cool - but an IDF dozer would probably look out of place on the back of an M1000 in Iraq :unsure: I did have to think long and hard about what to pout on the back - I think the wheeled loader will look very different to the norm and the bright yellow scheme should be fun to weather :silly:

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:blush: I'll get my coat :whistle:

I had no idea that the US purchased some of those. Oh well. Learn something new every day :)

As tempting as it is, I already have the wheeled loader ready to construct but at least I have a potential back up if that doesn't come out well. Thanks Craig :cheer:

Gary

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Very nice,going to look real with some colour,good skills putting some of that fine etched detail together

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:woohoo: Outstanding is all I can say. Actually . . . Bloody OUTSTANDING !!!

This set of kits is on my bucket list but I don't think mine will look this GOOD.

Fantastic Work :woohoo:

And should you feel the need to go Armoured D9R, look here: www.vajraminiature.com/PRODUCT/35005.html
and here: www.vajraminiature.com/PRODUCT/35005_p2.html

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Thank you for the kind words chaps :)

I'm going to 'clutter' up the cab with the requsite stowage and took delivery today of this amazingly cast set....



These are seriously good - light years ahead of the Tamiya set I have in my stash :shock:

I also wanted to convey the sheer size of this vehicle by adding a figure. After a lot of searching for something suitable (I wanted a relaxed pose).....



He's from Djiti Production - I've swapped his head for one from Hornet and added some buttons (using my new Nutter tool :mrgreen: ) and in the process of making new laces using copper wire.

Gary

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That's hardcore man.... Laces on a 1/35 figure using microscopic copper wire... What the hell do you do for a day job to get fine motor skills and a steady hand like that?

- Gaz

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Nice work Gary :)

What gave you the idea to use copper wire (is it a strand from the core of a speaker cable?) for the shoelaces?

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Andrew - because it's nice and thin and easily formed.

Gary

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To use a phrase from the modern vernacular - Man that's SICK B)

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Terrific work with the replacement laces mate! Impressed!!

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Thank you gentlemen :)

Gaz - an Optivisor is very helpful :P


I'm slowly gathering stowage etc to place in and behind the cab....



The DEF cooler bin sets have some very useful 'crushed' PET type bottles - perfect for adding a 'lived in' look to the cab. The Live Resin stuff is really well detailed B)

I'm also using the J's Work stuff to add some extra stowage detail to the trailer and the Lifecolor set is obviously for the base camo....



Gary

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Hey Gary,

New to the forum from across the ditch, what an excellent build, I am currently in the process of building this myself, with the load being the Vajra D9R. Can I ask how you did the connections for the ducting. I am currently drilling out the receiving coupler with only a limited amount of success but yours look really tidy.
Dont think my PE will end up as good as yours, that is some really extreme work.

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Hi Allan

None of the hoses are drilled out. I cut the hose to the required length and then used superglue to attach a short piece of hexaganal styrene rod to each end (1 - 2mm depending on what is required) to represent the collar. When the CA has fully cured, one end can be fitted in place using normal styrene cement. When that has set, you can manipulate the hose to attach the other end.

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This is looking awesome.

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