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1/35 M1009 CUCV, WIP, 02/17/13, Completed

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, January 6, 2013 7:27 PM

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"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, January 6, 2013 7:28 PM

Moving on to the body. Before any assembly on the body, which is a one piece cast, has to be cleaned up including cutting out the excess resin from all the window areas.  The first assembly to the body is to glue in the front grille in place.

Next is to complete the front adding the bumper, tow hook holders the PE Chevy logo and the PE bridge marker plate. On each side the base for the rear view mirrors and the door handles. Let me just say the door handles are a PITA to remove from the pour block without breaking

In the rear, the bumper and tow hook holders. Also the PE rear window handle and license plate cover. With the PE cover added, the PE bolt plate and resin tow hook can be added.

The rear bumper on the M1009 has 4 bolt heads, which are not on the kit bumper. I used some PE rivet heads to add these to the bumper.

The kit includes an antenna mounting bracket in PE. This bracket is for a full size antenna for the RT-524, which I mounted in the rear. I went into my PE spare parts to find the PE to fabricate the smaller bracket for the short antenna used on the R-442.  With the antenna brackets in place, the kit includes PE antenna wire grommets. One is mounted above each antenna mount on the body.

 

That’s it for now. The body is off to the paint shop.

As always feel free to leave a comment either positive or negative

Rounds Complete!!

 

 

 

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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  • From: Texas
Posted by wbill76 on Sunday, January 6, 2013 7:35 PM

Some nice progress Mike, give it the Earl Scheib special treatment and you'll be set! Smile

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, January 6, 2013 8:24 PM

Thanks for the heads up with the door handles and rear bumper.

Still watching the build

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  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, January 6, 2013 8:28 PM

Wow!  This is an interesting build Mike!  Not your typical plastic kit, but a full multimedia one! I love all the detail you're putting into it, based on your real life experiences!  I'm keeping an eye on this one!

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Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, January 6, 2013 8:55 PM

Bill - Yep....headed to see Earl....at least for the base NATO Green... then I will going for the 3 color camo.... charging up the air brush.

Sprue - They have to be be removed slowly and carefully using a fine saw and #11 blade

Ernest - Thanks, it is what I enjoy in modeling, bringing back memories in 1/35.

Thanks guys.

Rounds Complete!!

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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  • From: beacon falls , Ct.
Posted by treadwell on Monday, January 7, 2013 9:27 PM

Heya Mike Smile

Looking nice with the small details being added....reminds me of way back to about 6th grade building the AMT cars with the one piece bodies ! .. Ah ...memories  Wink

They are expensive on e bay now !  LOL

treadCool

   

 

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Posted by Wood on Monday, January 7, 2013 9:49 PM

Very interesting project. I would like to see this one when it's finished.

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Posted by Wood on Monday, January 7, 2013 9:54 PM

I can't see anything to be negative about. This looks like a very good project to be working on.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 6:28 PM

Tread - Ahhh.... the old AMT kits, all the old kits bring back some good memories. Thanks for the peek.

Wood - Thanks for stopping by and for the comments.

Rounds Complete!!

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:07 PM

Well, into the paint shop, the entire body is given a primer coat Poly Scale NATO Green and a finish coat of Tamiya NATO Green.

After letting the green dry overnight the window openings are masked to keep overspray getting on the inside. Next is the Tamiya NATO Black. The camo pattern is done with my Grex airbush on a low airflow setting, using the vented tip and painted by eye, looking at photos

Lastly, the Tamiya NATO Brown to finish the 3 color camo.

Once the paint was allowed to dry, the body was coated with Future Clear in preparation for decals and weathering.

That’s it for now, more coming.

As always feel free to leave a comment either positive or negative

Rounds Complete!!

 

 

 

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:13 PM

The camo looks really nice.  Great job as always.

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Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, January 13, 2013 6:27 PM

Gino - Always a pleasure tho have you stop by the firing point!!

Rounds Complete!!

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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Posted by treadwell on Sunday, January 13, 2013 7:39 PM

Heya Mike Smile

Looks great man...Camo is dead on ! Yes

talk to ya soon,

tread Cool

   

 

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Posted by jezones on Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:08 PM
It looks great, the camo looks spot on.
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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, January 13, 2013 8:37 PM

The colors look on-point

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

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Posted by redleg12 on Monday, January 14, 2013 1:37 AM

Tread - Thanks my friend

Jezones - Thanks for stopping by and for the comments

Sprue - Thanks for the peek and for the comments

Rounds Complete!!

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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Posted by wbill76 on Monday, January 14, 2013 10:45 AM

Nice work on the camo as usual Mike, this one's making good time in the march to the finish line.

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Posted by bufflehead on Monday, January 14, 2013 10:50 PM

and its got paint!!  Hmmm....those Tamiya Nato colors look pretty authentic!

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Posted by redleg12 on Monday, January 14, 2013 11:06 PM

Bill - Thanks..it's always good to get the smell of paint.

Bufflehead - I like the Tamiya colors for the NATO paint...they are dead on. Thanks for the peek

Rounds Complete!!

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:20 PM

I had long week on the road for work so not too much progress this week.  I did get the body coated in future. I also made up the custom decal sheet for the bumper numbers.

On the front I applied my custom bumper number and unit number, I used the kit decals for the star on the front license plate and I used Archer Transfers for their Bridge Marker set for the marker numbers.

In the rear are the same set of custom bumper numbers and the star from the kit decals.

On the body side I used the kit decals for the tire pressure markers over each wheels and for the fuel cover I created the Diesel Only decal.

After allowing all the decals to harden, I applied another coat of future to seal the decals. I then painted the window gaskets around the two rear windows and the front windshield.

That’s it for now, weathering up next with more details.

As always feel free to leave a comment either positive or negative

Rounds Complete!!

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:24 PM

Coming along really nicely Mike.  The decals and stenciling look great.

 

I too have started a new project.

A 1:1 scale '77 Camaro.  It is very detailed and has lots of moving parts.  The 4" cowl hood is already replaced with a stock hood (I think it looks better) with the matching racing stripes added.  This one will take me a while.

Wish me luck.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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Posted by the doog on Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:55 PM

Mike, that looks great! I want to throw in my rifle and pumpkin suit and take 'er out hunting! A pretty neat project that is a nice break from the "normal" around here!

On the other hand, -- WOW! I can't believe you're doing an "auto" model! lol!

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Posted by the doog on Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:07 PM

Gino---WAY COOL On that Camaro! And GREAT MOVE replacing that goofy hood! Ain't nuthin like stock!

My fiancee', Jenn, has a gorgeous blue 1976 Camaro LT. Your car looks a lot like it.  It's a fabulous car--best of luck with it!

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:22 PM

Gino - Thanks for the peek.

WAIT....WAIT....Gino goes sports car....VERY Nice....I had a 79 Camaro.... yes, in 79. That's when cars were cars. Love it...best of luck. I am sure some people in your house  must be itching to drive the beast.  I will get you on secure push.

Karl - Thanks for the look. It is an odd ball and part of my past. I ended up with on as we changed from jeeps to HMMWV and old uncle Sam came up short a few HMMWV. These were used in the interim. Thus I drove HQ34. Not exactly a car (no real gloss on it) but not a howitzer for sure.

Thanks for stopping by and for the comments.

Rounds Complete!!

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

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    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, January 21, 2013 8:37 AM

I am sure some people in your house must be itching to drive the beast.

Yup, the princessa is very happy since it will be/is her first ride.  The HS senior "boy next door" is already drooling over the car.  He drives a 10 yr old Toyota DeadBig Smile

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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  • From: Martinez Ga
Posted by commando on Monday, January 21, 2013 8:39 AM

Takes me back to my GANG days at Ft. Stewart, Ga in the 80's!

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Posted by wbill76 on Monday, January 21, 2013 12:38 PM

Making good progress on this one Mike! Beer

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Posted by redleg12 on Monday, January 21, 2013 6:54 PM

Gino - Humm...I could have guessed, the little contessa will be the belle of the ball with that beast. Much luck.

Commando - Yep, memories for me...that is the reason for the build

Bill - Thanks for the peek

Rounds Complete!!

"The Moral High Ground....A Great Place to Emplace Artillery."

  • Member since
    September 2005
  • From: beacon falls , Ct.
Posted by treadwell on Monday, January 21, 2013 7:07 PM

Hiya Mike Smile

Still coming along nicely,decals and transfers look great, but Gino is gonna get ya in the quarter mile. Wink !

Go Ravens !

tread Cool

   

 

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