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The Indochina Wars were a series of wars fought in Southeast Asia from 1946 until 1989, between communist Indochinese forces against mainly French, South Vietnamese, American, Cambodian, Laotian and Chinese forces. The term "Indochina" originally referred to French Indochina, which included the current states of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
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TOPIC: Tamiya M113 ACAV - FINISHED

Tamiya M113 ACAV 6 months 2 weeks ago #31

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What about Araldite to secure the sandbags?

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

Tamiya M113 ACAV 6 months 2 weeks ago #32

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Yes that's what I went with in the end. First layer is down. Used super glue gel for the easy to place ones and 24 hour araldite for the ones that needed moving into place

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 6 months 1 week ago #33

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So I decided to hold off using the Verlinden stowage for this since it's no longer available - I'll hang onto it for now. Instead I will use some of the Legend M48 Vietnam stowage



However that's next week as this week is full on with Horse of the Year
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Tamiya M113 ACAV 6 months 1 week ago #34

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Coming along nicely Kerry, nice stowage set.

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 6 months 1 week ago #35

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Thanks Tiger, now I need to make it come along faster. I see we're 5 1/2 months into this and I still haven't finished the interior. Will be fast running out of time.

Couple more busy weeks shooting then I should be able to free up some bench time :-)

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 5 months 1 day ago #36

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So I managed to get the interior finished - seal it up - start the outside - and get on the first coat of primer

Then I realised I had forgotten to take any in progress photos

So this is how it stands now



Lots of stowage for interior and exterior being painted up. When I get some time will look at getting the first coat of olive drab down
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Tamiya M113 ACAV 4 months 3 weeks ago #37

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Nice to see it getting to this spot. That's a lot of stowage. Check pictures if you can so you get the right amount, not too much or too little, just what you need to tell a story. Doing a really nice job.

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 3 months 2 weeks ago #38

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Slowly pushing along with this one in between everything else, have managed to get the decals on now

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 3 months 2 weeks ago #39

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Great progress. Getting closer.

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 3 months 2 weeks ago #40

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M113's are my favourite armoured vehicle... nice build so far! :)

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 2 months 4 weeks ago #41

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Still pushing along as I can. Have now drybrushed, added some shading with oils, and used a brown washed to tone the olive drab down





And while I was weathering I did some on this beast as well

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 2 months 3 weeks ago #42

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Starting to think about the stowage layout as well. I'll place stowage first that would have been in place while the vehicle was moving. Then add weapons and ammo that would have been to hand / in use. Finally personal items

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 2 months 3 weeks ago #43

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Looking blimmin good there Kerry
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Tamiya M113 ACAV 2 months 2 weeks ago #44

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Almost there with loading this up. Need to do some crew weapons and items next







Also need to tie the tracks down as well since I'm using the kit rubber band ones and then add dust
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Tamiya M113 ACAV - FINISHED 1 month 2 weeks ago #45

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Well I'm calling this one finished as I'll run out of time if I keep tinkering (although I did notice a few little things to fix taking the photos)









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Tamiya M113 ACAV - FINISHED 1 month 2 weeks ago #46

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Really well done. You have incorporated lots of little details but you've given the driver the map. No crew commander would do that :<)

Accuse me of being a rivet counter but I am surprised at the red trigger and finger piece (latch in the centre if the trigger which holds the bolt to the rear for single shot) on the .50cal MG. In 30 years of being an instructor on that weapon I've never seen them painted red so if they were, it was probably a field modification.
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Tamiya M113 ACAV - FINISHED 1 month 2 weeks ago #47

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Thank you, I'll add them to my list. Probably best to replace with a PlayBoy then..... Saw the red trigger in a pic so will paint over it

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Tamiya M113 ACAV - FINISHED 1 month 2 weeks ago #48

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wow that is pretty awesome :woohoo:
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Tamiya M113 ACAV - FINISHED 1 month 2 weeks ago #49

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That looks fantastic Kerry.
I hope you don't mind some personal critiquing, bear in mind that I'm no expert modeller and this is just my opinion.
I can't speak for the accuracy of the vehicle or the scene it sets but if you got photos then that would be good enough for me. My only comment is that it all looks a bit "placed" or contrived it needs a wash or dust or something to "bind" all of the elements together. It's one of the hardest things to do and I don't do it well myself so I'm the last person who should be giving advice.
I suppose they look individually weathered and then placed, what you need is some stains or spills that are cause by these additional object, like stains from the Jerry cans or dust on the roof and matching dust on the tarps.
Nothing I've suggested means the repainting of changing of anything you'd done, its just enhancements, I personally hate people telling me to change something that requires rebuilding etc so I wouldn't suggest it unless it was necessary which in this case it isn't.
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Tamiya M113 ACAV - FINISHED 1 month 2 weeks ago #50

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You are right Gary, I have two figures for this and eventually will build them and place in a diorama. Then I'll dust the lot at the same time so they all tie together and add extras. However with the speed I build it may sit on the shelf like this for a few years 

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Tamiya M113 ACAV 1 month 2 weeks ago #51

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Looks like they're preparing to leave on mission or have stopped for the night. Lots of lovely work going on. The beautiful thing with Vietnam is that all this can be tied together as Gary, has suggested, with washes and dustings of red dust/ mud. There are lots of great colour shots of it all over US vehicles and all over the gear hung from them. That's all this now needs and you don't have to remove anything as everything got covered with the stuff.
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