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

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, August 6, 2017 11:39 AM

Thanks for the info. The kit supplies a PE one of these Bridge Weight plates.

Painted and ready for installation on the front bumper.

M1008 CUCV bridge weight plate

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Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:06 PM

Thanks for the info guys. Looks like I'll have to include it then.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:22 AM

SprueOne

Nice ref shot. What was the round plate that is in front of the grille on the left side used for? Were there any M1008s without this? Or do I have to include it on my M1008?

 

It is the bridge weight classification marker. On tanks and AFVs, it is normally painted on. Old school tanks will have a yellow circle with a black number. On wheeled vehicles, the weight could change (empty or full, heavy cargo vs. light cargo) so the plate had interchangeable numbers. They were standard equipment. In this scale, easy to use a hole punch to make a small disk and then two black number decals.

Here are a few photos I had of the markers.

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Posted by redleg12 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:35 AM

It looks like a bridge weight marker.

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:52 PM

Nice ref shot. What was the round plate that is in front of the grille on the left side used for? Were there any M1008s without this? Or do I have to include it on my M1008?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:42 PM

just a photo of an old contact truck

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, July 24, 2017 8:31 PM

redleg12

 Hey Guy, the rim would be NATO Green, like the body.On the pick up version it would be under the cargo box and most likely quite dirty!! HTH

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Yes, very helpful, Thank you.

 

Rob Gronovius
I agree, originally the rims were NATO green or sand if the vehicle deployed to Desert Storm. Lots of later ones ended up being repainted flat black though.
 

 
Thanks, Rob. So some are black.
 
I went with MM FS-34127 Forest Green (Wow, that is some kind of green). I painted the whole truck this color. I'll just dirty up the underside along with the spare wheel to match.
 
Thanks again guys.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:57 PM
I agree, originally the rims were NATO green or sand if the vehicle deployed to Desert Storm. Lots of later ones ended up being repainted flat black though.
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Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:44 PM

SprueOne

 

 
redleg12

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I had a buddy make me a copy of the rear tire, as the kit does not come with a spare, (thanks S.R.) which on the M1009 has a spare stored in the rear. The tire is painted with tire mix of 50/50 Flat and NATO black, the rim is NATO Green. The mount is made from .030 styrene angle painted flat black.

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Well that is it for the interior, now it is time to start working on the body.

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Hi Redleg12, I'm currently building the M1008 from MmF and also mounting a spare wheel under the bed. What color would the steel wheel part be? Body color green or gloss black or ?

Thanks

 

Hey Guy, the rim would be NATO Green, like the body.On the pick up version it would be under the cargo box and most likely quite dirty!! HTH

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:56 PM

redleg12

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I had a buddy make me a copy of the rear tire, as the kit does not come with a spare, (thanks S.R.) which on the M1009 has a spare stored in the rear. The tire is painted with tire mix of 50/50 Flat and NATO black, the rim is NATO Green. The mount is made from .030 styrene angle painted flat black.

(image hosting FUBAR)

...

Well that is it for the interior, now it is time to start working on the body.

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

Rounds Complete!!

 

 

Hi Redleg12, I'm currently building the M1008 from MmF and also mounting a spare wheel under the bed. What color would the steel wheel part be? Body color green or gloss black or ?

Thanks

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Posted by redleg12 on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:10 AM

Steve - It is always a pleasure to see some of the site old timers stop in. There are a few of us left. Thank you my friend for stopping by and for leaving comments.

You and Mr Smiley be well.

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Posted by disastermaster on Monday, February 18, 2013 11:53 PM

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh305/randyt7/Emotions/grin.png  Mike, I been a watchin'......  

 Just the right amount of weathering for the moment in time... the dusting on the glass and windshield are right in line with the look.

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, February 18, 2013 9:43 PM

Yes, with intimate knowledge comes detailed transcript Wink 

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Posted by redleg12 on Monday, February 18, 2013 8:06 PM

Bill - Thanks, it is always fun to model something I actually used.... all we need is scale odor!!  

Sprue - Thanks, it is fun to do the details, especially when you lived it.

Thanks guys

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, February 18, 2013 7:53 PM

Very realistic build and fine attention to added details. You did a great job on a rare modeling subject 

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Posted by wbill76 on Monday, February 18, 2013 7:48 PM

Enjoyed following along for this 'ride' Mike, nice work all around and one with a personal touch to boot. Yes

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Posted by redleg12 on Monday, February 18, 2013 6:27 PM

Gino - Thanks for coming by the firing point. I think anyone in the Army from the 80s through 00s has had a ride in or seen one of these. The Army got their monies worth out of this buy.

Eric - Thanks for stopping by and the comments.

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Posted by Jester75 on Monday, February 18, 2013 12:44 PM

Looks right at home on that base, well done! Looking forward to your 155!

Eric

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, February 18, 2013 6:35 AM

Awesome job Mike.  Looks just like the one I drove for a few weeks at ROTC Advanced Camp in the early '90s.  Great job.

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Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, February 17, 2013 10:07 PM

Well I completed the base, cut from Oak, then to the router table, stain, polyurethane satin finish. Then a cut of Styrofoam covered with paper mache, mixed with paint. After it dries, it was glued to the wood base, weathered with the same pigments as the model, added some turf grass and a bush.

As for the model, the final weathering was done with AK Wash for NATO models. The area below the fuel fill I created a stain with Floquil Oil Stain and on the lower half of the body the weathering is darkened with MIG Pigments Dried Mud.

The last thing added was the antenna, which is .020 brass wire. Painted with Poly Scale Dark Green and the tie down made from wax coated ship rope painted Tamiya Olive Green.  

That’s it, here is the final model

As always feel free to leave a comment either positive or negative. Thanks for following along. Next mission will be the M114A1 155mm Howitzer

End of Mission.

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Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:27 PM

Tony - Yes Wink Beer ....I think that answers you question!

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Posted by Pvt Mutt on Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:09 PM

How much fun is that Mike?

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Posted by redleg12 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 6:37 PM

Eric - Thanks for the peek and for the comments

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Posted by Jester75 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 11:52 AM

Loads of detail everywhere you look on this one, looking good Mike!

Eric

 

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Posted by redleg12 on Saturday, February 16, 2013 7:33 AM

OK....this was my vehicle when I was in charge of "aiming" the 105s (Battalion Fire Direction Officer). The manual on the front seat is a 1984 copy of FM 6-40 Field Artillery Gunnery. The other thing on the front seat is a GFT Graphical Firing Table for a 105.

Soooooooo.... there is not a weapon in the picture but it is all part of shooting a little bullet through the big sky a long way and making a big bang!!

Thanks old buddy

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Posted by Pvt Mutt on Friday, February 15, 2013 7:14 PM

Where you goin to mount that 105 Mike???

Tony leeYes

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Posted by redleg12 on Friday, February 15, 2013 6:52 PM

Terry - Thanks for stopping by and for the comments.

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Posted by terry35 on Friday, February 15, 2013 9:23 AM
Hi, Mike that's one sweet looking model it came out excellent.

Terry.

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Posted by redleg12 on Friday, February 15, 2013 5:47 AM

Bill - Thanks for the peek. Should not be long, in the home stretch now.

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