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1/35 M114A1 155mm Howitzer in Viet Nam, 9-29-13, Finished

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Posted by GlennH on Monday, February 19, 2018 9:16 AM
Visited your site the other day. I only wish those pictures opened bigger to better show your beautiful work.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by redleg12 on Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:28 PM

Rather than paying the annual fee to photobucket I keep my own web site. I do post some items on Facebook. all my builds are available on my web site

www.redleg2scale.com

You can follow my builds on Facebook. I still watch here, and though here and some other places like Armorama were my start and great 10 years ago. Anyone here is always free to contact me through this site or my web site!!

Rounds Complete!!

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 16, 2018 7:45 AM

Redleg, thanks for the link. I didn't even know you had the website. Going to have to spend some time looking though all your awesome builds this weekend. 

 

BTW: Frankly when I went to paid hosting, it's worth every penny to get away from the tsunami of pop-up ads on PB. I wish I'd switched years earlier. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by GlennH on Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:54 PM

redleg12

Glenn

I understand. yes Photobucket....well lets not discuss it.

As for the photos, you can see the finished model on my web page here

http://www.redleg2scale.com/model%20gallery/M114.html

You can also see some of my other builds on the same site. If you are looking for more information you can either PM me here or contact me through the web site.

HTH...Enjoy

Rounds Complete!!

 

 

Thanks. I'll save it.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by GlennH on Thursday, February 15, 2018 9:54 PM

HeavyArty

Truthfully, I am surprised there are any free hosting sites left.  After all, they are a business and people are not printing pictures any more.  I don't know how they make money at all.  Photobucket now offers a non-commercial third party hosting plan for $99 a year or $8.25 a month.  All the pop-up ads go away and the upload speed is back to a lightening pace.  All my prior pictures are back up and showing as well.  It is worth it to me, but to each their own.

 

Flickr is free now with huge storage. All I have ever used and not sure why I even pay extra to them anymore.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:50 PM

Fotiki at $25 per year works for me

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, February 15, 2018 7:20 PM

Truthfully, I am surprised there are any free hosting sites left.  After all, they are a business and people are not printing pictures any more.  I don't know how they make money at all.  Photobucket now offers a non-commercial third party hosting plan for $99 a year or $8.25 a month.  All the pop-up ads go away and the upload speed is back to a lightening pace.  All my prior pictures are back up and showing as well.  It is worth it to me, but to each their own.

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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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:39 PM

Glenn

I understand. yes Photobucket....well lets not discuss it.

As for the photos, you can see the finished model on my web page here

http://www.redleg2scale.com/model%20gallery/M114.html

You can also see some of my other builds on the same site. If you are looking for more information you can either PM me here or contact me through the web site.

HTH...Enjoy

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    April 2016
Posted by GlennH on Thursday, February 15, 2018 11:08 AM
Dang I wish those pictures were still around. I would be furious to this day if I had depended on that site for my photos! They ruined millions of posts on god knows how many forums.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Saturday, April 30, 2016 6:48 PM

Thanks Glenn....it was great hearing from you.

Rounds Complete!!

 

 

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

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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:42 PM

Did the same model in my very amatuer fashion adding to the collection of things I have been on, drove, or fired. Your picture of "Pure Hell" was taken by me at FSB Tomahawk. 2/11 arty 101st anb. 1970. Very cool that you found it and were able to use it.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7:44 PM

Lee - Thanks...LOL

Rounds Complete!!

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

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  • From: Spartanburg, SC
Posted by subfixer on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 9:04 AM

Gold?! What, they had no platinum??  A most excellent job, Mike, heartfelt congratulations to you.

Lee

I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 5:53 AM

Bill - Thanks for the comments, I love my details. As for my knowledge, modeling helps keep the brain active so I can remember these things....recommended by AARP!

Rounds Complete!!

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

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  • From: Texas
Posted by wbill76 on Monday, September 30, 2013 8:16 PM

No surprise to me that this one took Gold Mike! Well deserved in all respects with your usual attention to detail and of course personal subject mastery in play with this beauty! Beer Beer

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Monday, September 30, 2013 7:33 PM

G - I normally don't consider what I do as a diorama but more of an enhance base or vignette. That said, the details need to enhance the overall build. I have seen some works that you describe, but I try to not go that far. This one is "busier" than normal and glad you feel it works in this case.

As for the M40 info, your welcome. Part of the hobby is to help your fellow modeler. Glad to be of assistance.

Rounds Complete!!

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

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, September 30, 2013 7:05 PM

the doog

Mike, let me be the first to say "BRRAAA--VOO!!  Bow Down Congrats on the Gold--Toast--WELL DESERVED!!

This is almost really like TWO models---the gun, and the background supplies. Really, I can't say which looks better--they're both so expertly rendered!

YesYes

True that.

And doog you bring up a very good point. I am "generally" not in favor of dioramas that have TWO or more strong subjects, as the eye is confused about what the story is.

But Mike you went beyond the beyond on that ammo bunker (and it's background!) I've never really seen anything like that, at least as far back as those locomotive maintenance sheds people used to spend a squazillion hours detailing back in the day. And even then, putting a detailed steamer in there usually ruined the effect.

Very very well done, sir.

And thank you for the info on the GMC as well. Very kind of you.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Monday, September 30, 2013 6:51 PM

Tony - Thanks...it is great just to display the work...the gold is just a bonus

Gazonh - Thanks...the gold won't be attached but will sit next to it on the shelf

Kenny - Thanks for peeking out and thanks for the comment, glad you enjoyed it

Rounds Complete!!

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

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  • From: Essex England
Posted by spacepacker on Monday, September 30, 2013 11:51 AM

I know I hav'nt poked my head over the top before now, but I have been watching and all I can say is ,,,,,

I'm 'Gobsmacked'...cheers....Kenny

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  • From: Puebla, Mexico
Posted by garzonh on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:43 AM

Very nice my friend!!

Good work, and good weathering.

Now you can attach the gold to the model base...

See ya.

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  • From: S.W. Missouri
Posted by Pvt Mutt on Monday, September 30, 2013 10:03 AM

G O L D

No Way

You thought no one would even notice it

Buddy were you ever WRONG

Wrong wrong wrongYesStarStarStarStarStar

Way to Go

Tony lee

Shoot Low Boys They're Ridin Ponys

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Monday, September 30, 2013 5:40 AM

Gino - As always thanks for stopping by my firing point and for going along with this fire mission!

Pawel - Thanks, since you concentrate on Vietnam era modeling, it was great to have your comments.

Rounds Complete!!

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

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    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, September 30, 2013 2:31 AM

Yeah! Congratulations, Mike! Good luck with your future builds and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, September 29, 2013 9:11 PM

Congrats on the Gold Mike.  Well deserved.

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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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 8:58 PM

Karl - I am humbled by you comments, as always thanks

Rounds Complete!!

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

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    January 2007
Posted by the doog on Sunday, September 29, 2013 8:38 PM

Mike, let me be the first to say "BRRAAA--VOO!!  Bow Down Congrats on the Gold--Toast--WELL DESERVED!!

This is almost really like TWO models---the gun, and the background supplies. Really, I can't say which looks better--they're both so expertly rendered!

YesYes

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 7:59 PM

Well, after final weathering with MIG Vietnam Earth pigment, here are the final photos of the finished model.
Front View
Rear view
Gunners Side view
Views of the ammunition storage bunker with ammunition
Powder drum and aiming post
Colimeter
Bore Cleaner Storage
I finished in time to take it to Armorcon where it earned a gold medal. Hope you enjoyed this mission. Next up Nike Hercules AD missile
As always if you have any comments, please feel free to drop in.
Rounds Complete!!
EOM!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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    September 2013
Posted by Firebpm on Friday, September 27, 2013 7:55 PM

The attention to detail is second to none! I cannot imagine the patience required for some of the more repetitive tasks (painting and decals on ammo). Thank you for sharing your talents and artwork Sir!  

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:01 AM

GMorrison - OK, if you want to see what needs to be modified, you can read my build log here

cs.finescale.com/.../1180092.aspx

If you need to look at a walk around of the real deal, you can look here

www.redleg2scale.com/.../M40.html

Any other question feel free to contact me

Brian - Thank you, your comment is truly appreciated.

Rounds Complete!!

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

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