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Tamiya 1/35 M792 Gama Goat - FINISHED

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
Tamiya 1/35 M792 Gama Goat - FINISHED
Posted by Builder on Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:11 PM

Hi All,

This is my completed Tamiya 1/35 Gama Goat, built OOB with no extras.

 

Build Summary
The kit went together perfectly. No issues apart from some ejector pin marks on the bottom of the vehicle, and a few on the inside of the front canvas cover. The paint job took me a month to do, as I was on and off, it is quite complex, but I tried my best. It was all airbrushed. Weathering was done with Tamiya panel liner and Vallejo Streaking grime, plus Tamiya Weathering Master sets. I chose not to chip the vehicle as I wanted to display a well maintained but stained vehicle.

As always I am concerned with the build, the finish and paint job, and not with historical accuracy or rivet counting, and am quite happy with this kit overall. I could have done a bit better with the side view mirrors as they broke off quite a few times.

I hope you all take the time to watch the videos - especially my new Time-lapse build (First one I have ever done) as it does take quite some time to do up.

 

Time-lapse Video Build

 

Final Reveal Video

 

 

Build Video Slideshow

 

 

 

Final Photos

 

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I hope you all liked the post!

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, January 01, 2018 12:19 AM

Well the photos look good. I am not a video guy when it comes to the hobby, so no feedback from me there. Your finished build looks pretty close to what I remember of those things. Just in better shape. Very nicely done!

 

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Builder on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 8:17 PM

stikpusher

Well the photos look good. I am not a video guy when it comes to the hobby, so no feedback from me there. Your finished build looks pretty close to what I remember of those things. Just in better shape. Very nicely done!

 

 

Thanks stikpusher, I chose to go for a more cleaner look.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:52 AM

Fantastic job! Love the canvas covers, you got a great cloth effect there. 

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  • Member since
    April, 2015
  • From: Detroit, MURDER CITY
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:28 PM

Looks Great! Are the canvas covers part of the kit or did you make them from scratch?

 

   thanks, Rudy

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Builder on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:54 PM

RudyOnWheels

Looks Great! Are the canvas covers part of the kit or did you make them from scratch?

 

   thanks, Rudy

 

 

Thanks Rudy. Yes the canvas covers are part of the kit. If you check out the build video you can see them being built. 

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Builder on Friday, January 12, 2018 5:55 PM

Gamera

Fantastic job! Love the canvas covers, you got a great cloth effect there. 

 

 

Thanks Gamera

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    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:09 PM

Nice, I like your traditionalist approach to painting. Thanks for sharing the step by step vids too.

 

 

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  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:38 PM

Great job on a vehicle universally despised by the troops. I think the ambulance version was the last type used by the 82nd ABN.

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:06 PM

Well done!  I too love the work on the canvas.  Very nice piece

 

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Builder on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:27 PM

SprueOne

Nice, I like your traditionalist approach to painting. Thanks for sharing the step by step vids too.

 

 

 

Rob Gronovius

Great job on a vehicle universally despised by the troops. I think the ambulance version was the last type used by the 82nd ABN.

 

keavdog

Well done!  I too love the work on the canvas.  Very nice piece

 

 

 

Thanks all. Appreciate the comments,

  • Member since
    June, 2015
Posted by Samurai on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:40 PM
Nice job, I'm working on the same kit. Couldn't tell if you waited until after painting to insert the windshield pieces. It appears they would be difficult to add them afterwards.
  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Builder on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:22 AM

Samurai
Nice job, I'm working on the same kit. Couldn't tell if you waited until after painting to insert the windshield pieces. It appears they would be difficult to add them afterwards.
 

 

Hi Samurai. I added the windows at the end, after the last matte coat was applied. To do this dont glue the part that sits behind the windscreen until after the clear parts go in. Also the canvas would go on after that.

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:10 AM

Good job on this one. I never saw one in person but I used to hear stories when I was in the Army about them from some of the older guys. As others have said, there weren't a whole lot of folks who liked that vehicle.

 

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    January, 2007
  • From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted by the doog on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:07 PM

I was amazed that this kit was even kitted when it was--I never even heard of it. But alot of guys apparently know what this is, and spent time with them. You made a nice representation of it as a model, even though I've never seen one. :)

 

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