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1/35 Tamiya M113A2(3) Objective Curly - completed 7 months 3 weeks ago #1

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Hi Guys
On the bench I have Tamiya's 1/35 M113A2 Desert Version that I scored off of the wife and kids for my birthday :)

The plan is to build it up with some figures and a Bradley's depicting a scene that may have occurred during the second thunder run by US forces on 07 Apr 2003 at objective Curly

Below is an extract from wiki (remove if not allowed) for some background info of what I am doing

Objectives Moe, Larry, and Curly
On April 7, 2003 intense fighting took place at three locations known as objectives Moe, Larry, and Curly (named after the characters in The Three Stooges). Each objective was a cloverleafwhere east-west roads intersected with the main north-south route (Highway 8) being used for the Thunder run. Successfully holding these highway interchanges was essential to keep Highway 8 open thus allowing US forces to remain in the city center following the second Thunder run. Objective Moe was at the junction of Highway 8 and the Qadisiyah expressway, Larry at Qatar Al-Nada street leading to the Al Jadriyah bridge, and Curly at the Dora expressway. At the southern most location, Objective Curly, an 18-hour battle resulted. US tank (1st and 4th Battalions of the 64th Armored Regiments) and infantry units nearly ran out of fuel and ammunition and were almost overrun until reinforcements broke through and were able to resupply Objective Curly.
kits and a bit of reference material (a very good read too)

I have "borrowed the interior from Tamiya's earlier M113 kit

Rear ramp and door was sourced from Academy's kit but required a little bit of filling

A bit of scratch building of the Near Side Basket (made from angle and strip styrene (the mesh is from one of my old challenger kits)


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I should have mentioned that I am "upgrading" to the A3 (only simple stuff though like spall liners and what I can modify simply)

got some paint on the interior, will detail paint, decal and get a driver in place before closing up (drivers hatch will be closed)




and found the last piece of the puzzle at my LHS (although the price was a little disgusting) this one will be built OOB


the base will be under an overpass up against one of the pylons (no actual road overhead or anything) down in the dust

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Are you sure about the interior colour? I've never seen an M113 with dark green inside,
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I have used XF-71 Cockpit Green

I maybe should lighten it but to be honest you wont see much once its together

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changing to XF-21 SKY ..... cheers DCRFAN

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interior colour changed to a lighter colour (sky) looks heaps better thanks again dcrfan,


also managed to get most of the interior completed, will do the spall liners tonight hopefully then finish off the outside



will hopefully get some clear on the inside tomorrow and maybe a wash and some dirt

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Yes that look great
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interior build complete - now just weather and seal



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just about got all the major components completed ready for some pre-shading, thought I'd test fit some of the figures I plan on using as well


making sure his feet aren't floating too much ;)

crew commander behind the M2


and as it sits tonight, will sort out the stowage tomorrow sometime then look at painting


also happy new years to all and hoping that 2018 brings prosperity and happyness

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Just for a brief moment I read overpass and thought you might be using one of the Phoenix overpass sets (very cool) but alas no. Still, overpass or not this is an interesting subject to build and layout.
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figures nearly built, and mocked up

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Nice progress RED, but you may have to watch those 2 figures in the middle, they look like they are up to no good :P

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Looking good RED.
Watching away here.
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Now THAT'S a great idea for a diorama. All looking good so far.
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internals completed, although with the flash I have noticed a few areas that need a touch up (hope I have a long enough cotton bud ;) )




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just finished decaling, now waiting overnight for it to dry before a blast of pledge before weathering, hopefully start on painting the stowage tonight







is looking a little dark but it will be under an overpass ;) - will hopefully lighten up once matt coated ..... hopefully

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Looking really nice Red
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stowage painted and glued in place (the exception is the drink cartons and MREs which wont be fixed in place until weathering is complete)

did do a filter tonight that I will let dry overnight (not in these pictures) before clear coating again and moving onto a pin wash hopefully tomorrow before my club meeting

need to pull my finger out and get started on the figures before I go back to work next week ....




might add a cooler if I can find a "reasonable and functional" spot for it

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On the final stretch with this one (apart from the figures)
Filtered, Washed and dusted. Now just have to do the vision blocks, antenna and the dark grey on the tread blocks then finally matt and it will be done ;)





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done - more pics in the completed thread



thanks all for watching

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Bloomin Fabulous, looking forward to see more of this dio's progression :woohoo:

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Excellent build. Sorry to point out but the inside of hatches are painted exterior colour.

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I don't agree with that, maybe on the NZDF ones but every modern AFV I've seen whether it's a Warrior or an M113 and I've been round a lot in my time have all had interior hatches and doors etc. They get deployed to so many different zones that it would be impractical to keep repainting all the interior hatch components.
Point in case


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Having said that I've just found some that do have exterior colour inside the hatch.


So I guess it's subjective, I don't think either way is "right" or "wrong", either way it's a lovely build mate and I wouldn't worry too much as you could argue this until the cows come home and no one would be right or wrong I think.
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