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1/35 M110A2 8 inch Howitzer in ODS, WIP, 05/26/14, Complete .

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  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by Alpha 43 on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:22 AM

Looking good Mike, can't wait to see the final product.

Earl

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:28 PM

Earl - Thanks....me too!

Rounds Complete!!

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

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    April 2014
Posted by r13b20 on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:49 AM

Excellent job so far! This thread caused me to rejoin the forums. Hi y'all.

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    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:12 AM

r13b20

Excellent job so far! This thread caused me to rejoin the forums. Hi y'all.

Hey back at you 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:59 PM

13B - Glad you are enjoying the build and it has brought you back. Should have more for all of you to view this weekend.

Steve - Nice to see you!

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    April 2014
Posted by r13b20 on Thursday, April 10, 2014 7:46 PM

Thanks Duster and redleg.

I'm glad I only trained on m110's and didn't have to crew one.

SPLASH, OUT! Bob

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Posted by disastermaster on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:29 PM

Okay, another Steve here....... 

http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/bored-smiley.gif?1292867559.........how many Steves are on this forum anyway?

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I haven't been checking in too often lately..... been very busy.

Been watching occasionally and like what 'ya doing Mike, especially those tracks.

For me, the tracks are "the BLING"  of  armor. 

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  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6:56 PM

Steve - It is always a pleasure to have you stop by old friend... and with all your buddies. Thanks old friend. The armor bracelets are always fun!

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, April 20, 2014 6:43 PM

It has been a busy few weeks including a trip to AMPS. I finally had a bit of time here and there. This is a catch up to the work to date.
 
Continued the work with AK OIF weathering on the carriage and the barrel. The end o the barrel has a cover on it ready for road march. The cover is made from airplane tissue and then it is seal coated with future. It is painted with Poly-scale medium green. The strap is a strip of PE painted with NATO Green.
 
 
The tools are replacements from the Verlinden tool sets. They are painted with the new Ammo Mig Tool Paint set. The set is great to have all the colors for tools in one easy box. You can also see the use of the Archer Welding marks on the carriage panels. On the same panel you can see the Archer data plate used. Tail lights are painted with Tamiya smoke and clear red. Lastly you can see the custom decals for the unit and vehicle markings
 

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

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, April 20, 2014 7:14 PM

Mike 

As always you have scratched and painted and created another masterpiece. 

For once my smart asterisk commitments are stilled. 

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As to distermasters   1) "Okay, another Steve here....... 

2)http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/bored-smiley.gif?1292867559.........how many Steves are on this forum anyway?

3)   http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/big-smile2-smiley.gif?1292867555  http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/dont-no-smiley.gif?1292867584  http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/bubble-smiley.gif?1292867562  http://emoticoner.com/files/emoticons/smileys/baeh-smiley.gif?1292867551  book smiley"  

I can only say:

1) Darn right    (glad you can use my name-just don't sully it----I do that well enough myself

2) just enough   (for a good time)

3) 


Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Monday, April 21, 2014 3:04 AM

Steve - Thanks for the kind words. LMAO as you answer Steve Distermasters ..... no one could ever confuse anyone with him or should I say..."THEM"!!   LOL

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by Alpha 43 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:04 PM

Mike,

This is fantastic! All that you need now is the noise that she makes when fired. Brings back a lot of memories. I'm afraid to start mine after seeing yours. Thanks for the memories.

Earl

  • Member since
    January 2007
Posted by the doog on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:07 PM

Terrific work, Mike!

After a busy move into the new house, I'm just getting time to model again, and it's a pleasure to come back and see the same model I had just finished but in such a completely different finish and look. I don't have to even tell you that you nailed it----fabulous, honestly! I love the dust cover on the barrel and sights.

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:33 PM

Earl - Thanks for the kind comments. Rather than being afraid, I would hope this build is inspiring you to the fullest potential. As for the noise, yep that is something you cannot describe....and lets not forget the smell!

Karl - Glad to see you back and I hope the new humble abode has everything you and the lovely lady need...enjoy. Thanks for the comments. I am having fun with this one. Not often I get to do chipping. As for the covers, I want to show it in the "ready to roll" look. Still have to mount it and get the spade on. Then add some more riding goodies. Going to add an AFV camo net rolled up...that should be fun

As always thanks guys

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:30 PM

Whoa!  That's a BIG gun!

Love everything about it Mike!  You're really making this one come alive! 

BTW, never heard of a Tool Paint set by MIG.....I'll have to look into that!

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:28 PM

Ernest - Thanks for comments. As for the MIG tool set paint, check this out

www.michtoy.com/item-A.MIG-7112-Acrylic_Paint_Sets:_Tool_Colors_Set.html

It will give you a place to start

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Texas
Posted by wbill76 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 5:31 PM

Some very nice progress here Mike! Very cool work as usual on all the details. Beer

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:13 PM

Bill - Thanks for the peek....and the kind words

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    October 2013
Posted by Alpha 43 on Monday, May 5, 2014 4:06 PM

The noise and the smell of  a Battalion Fire for Effect was awesome. I will never forget that, your build is so good that it looks like you took pictures of the real thing and then reduced them.  Thanks again for bringing back those memories of the greatest gun that I ever gave fire directions to. Just my thoughts from an old horse soldier who did not use a computer to do the calculations.

Stay well my friend,

Earl

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: St louis
Posted by Raualduke on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:09 AM

Thanks for the link to tool set paint. I've always struggled with that

  • Member since
    March 2014
Posted by BarrettDuke on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:57 AM

Redleg, That is some exceptional work. Congratulations. And thanks for mentioning the MIG tool set paints. That's very helpful. I'm going to order a box today. Thanks for sharing the pics. Really nice! And I take it your chosen nom de guerre is a reference to the Cincinnati Reds?

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:47 AM

Earl - Ahhh.. the small of a Battery TOT and the use of a GFT. Thanks... be well

Raual - The paint set makes things easy...all in one box....enjoy

Barrett - Same explanation as for Raual. As for Redleg....nothing to do with baseball... see the explaination here

www.abtryassoc.org/.../redlegs.html

As for me, this will give you an idea...   www.redleg2scale.com/About.html

Thanks guys

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, May 11, 2014 8:12 PM

Looking awesome Mike.  I really like the look of this one.  I may have to start mine soon too.

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

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

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, May 11, 2014 10:57 PM

I like it. It is great to see that old kit done up right.

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Monday, May 12, 2014 5:05 AM

Gino - Thanks for the peek, as for getting a model started, I understand the feeling of "so many models, so little time!".

Rob - Thanks, it is always fun to work with the "classics" but they are a bit of work. Then again we are "modelers"!

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    January 2007
Posted by the doog on Monday, May 12, 2014 7:17 AM

Man, that looks TOTALLY sweet, Mike. You never disappoint! What a great model! (That seat looks killer!)

  • Member since
    August 2008
  • From: S.W. Missouri
Posted by Pvt Mutt on Monday, May 12, 2014 10:27 AM

Excellent Excellent ExcellentStarStarStarStarStar

Love that machine MikeHeart

Tony lee

Shoot Low Boys They're Ridin Ponys

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    July 2004
  • From: Texas
Posted by wbill76 on Monday, May 12, 2014 1:00 PM

Almost home with this one Mike, looking pretty sweet! Yes

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Monday, May 12, 2014 7:05 PM

Karl - Your words are too kind...glad you like the seat....it is a PITA on the model and literally a PITA on the real deal!!

Tony - My old friend. It is always great to hear from you. All the best my friend and thanks for the comments

Bill - SOOOOOO Close. just a few more little items. Thanks for the peek.

Rounds Complete!!

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

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