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

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  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:12 AM

Mike,  

   Well done  Am reluctantly looking to the finish pictures of this beauty...can you say that about big gun arty?   

us missile guys are always shooting their mouths off

Steve

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

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:03 AM

Steve - LMAO....you know what they say about guys with big guns......they also have big road wheels Wink

Rounds Complete!!

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

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    January 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:19 AM

All the added details and fine touches Yes Looks good

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 5:05 AM

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 r13b20 on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:48 PM

Just remembering "GRAF" tank trail dust. On one of these? <shudder> Great job, you "splashed" the target! Bob

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:59 PM

Bob - Ahhhh... memories. Thanks for the comments.

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Gothenburg
Posted by JohanT on Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:30 AM

Hi,

The finish and your attention to detail is remarkable.

Like the fire extinguisher, seat, the dust covers.

Very inspiring - I want one!

Very Best Regards

Johan

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:22 PM

That was part of the memories, being in FDC we brought up the rear. Ah, the good old days!

Earl

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    October 2013
Posted by Alpha 43 on Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:59 PM

Mike,

This is truly outstanding! This girl could nail a needle in a haystack, just as you are doing with this build!! You should publish your build in FSM, my bet would be that it would bring others back into the hobby. From one experienced M110 to another, bless you and thanks for all of the memories which you brought back to an old horse soldier.

How could we ever take the M110 out of the Army arsenal?

Stay well Mike,

Earl

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Thursday, May 15, 2014 6:47 PM

Johan - Thanks for the kind words...a full scale on the front lawn.....someday!!!

Earl - The Funny Duck Club... may have been in the rear eating the track dust but it had its advantages!! Thanks for the comments. As for an article, I leave those to my buddies Bill or Karl. I have been down that path, not my thing. I do keep a web site and everyone is always welcome there. Just click on my logo below. Lastly as for the memories,my pleasure. It is one of the reasons I build almost strictly artillery, memories and a big part of my life.

Rounds Complete!!

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

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, May 18, 2014 7:49 AM

my friend it makes me take a step or two back when i see a true artist work his craft.  you always show your expertise on the big guns and your passion for them with your finishes.  

you are a true artist.  

joe

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Monday, May 19, 2014 5:41 AM

Joe - Thanks, I truly appreciate your comment using the term "artist" . Something many forget that our hobby is an art. Being termed an artist is an honor.

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, May 26, 2014 6:55 PM

Awesome job, Mike.  She looks great.  I love all the little details.

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Posted by r13b20 on Monday, May 26, 2014 7:52 PM

Just back from your site. Great stuff! Is that a PAK-75 I see? Had to babysit them once at Ft. Carson. Charlie 5/29 FA. DivArty rotated them around. Too many silly memories.  :) Bob

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:16 AM

Gino - Always a pleasure to have you stop by the firing point, thanks.

Bob - Thanks for visiting the site, I need to perform an update there soon. For me, that is part of what the hobby is about, memories, and another big part is friends. Thanks for your memories and for stopping by.

Rounds Complete!!

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

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Posted by the doog on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 8:22 AM

That's superb work, Mike. One of my favorite builds from you. This one came out awesome!

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  • From: Texas
Posted by wbill76 on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:52 PM

Always love seeing you bring an arty build to life with all the little details Mike and this one's no exception!

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7:37 PM

Karl and Bill - Always good to have you both stop by. Thank you for all your support all these years!

Rounds Complete!!

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

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 7:10 AM

 Yes it IS complete and ahttp://z3.ifrm.com/226/94/0/e233319/e233319.gif real looker. 

 But of course (out of all the fine accomplishments on this build) you just gotta know I Love that blade.

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:11 AM

Mike!

She is awesome! How I wish that I can do mine justice when I have the courage to start it. Memories are something never to be replaced and seeing what you have achieved here is like going back in time to relive that time in my life. There is nothing to make your heart swell with pride than being in an 8" battery.  Just one question Mike. Will you consider building the other three to make a complete battery?? Just kidding. Your love of the artillery truly shows in this beautiful model.

Earl

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 11:13 AM

Beautiful work! I love all the small touches. Thanks again for letting us follow along.

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

 

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:54 AM

Steve - Thanks, and of course you like the spade... Wink

Earl - Thanks for coming by. Well not the other 3 but I do have the M110 and M110A1 which would complete the variant family of the M110 and if you throw in the M107 that would give me a battery.

Gamera - Thanks, and you are welcome. It is always a pleasure to be here with my friends at FSM

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    August 2008
  • From: S.W. Missouri
Posted by Pvt Mutt on Friday, May 30, 2014 1:35 PM

Yeeeaaaaa Mike, Fine as frog hair she is.

Thanks for bringing it to life.

M110 and M110A1 Let her rip buddyYes

Tony lee

Shoot Low Boys They're Ridin Ponys

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Saturday, May 31, 2014 6:26 AM

Tony - My old friend, thanks. All in good time. The problem is sooo many models sooo little time. You and your super lady be well!

Rounds Complete!!

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

  • Member since
    August 2006
  • From: Oromocto, Canada
Posted by Gun Tech on Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:53 AM

Superb work Mike!   I like everything about this guy.  All the little "adds on" really bring it to life!

Jean-Michel    "Arte et Marte"

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    July 2006
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Saturday, May 31, 2014 3:22 PM

My friend to the north, it is always good to hear from you and thank you for your comments.

Rounds Complete!!

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

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:33 PM

wow.  like i stated earlier, an artist.  really eye popping and jawdropping.   just awesome work my friend.  just awesome.

joe

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Posted by BarrettDuke on Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:59 PM

Redleg, I'm just now seeing your response to my question. That's a much more meaningful explanation. I enjoyed your website, too. Thanks for your careful work on these models. I look forward to seeing more from you.

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  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:27 PM

Glad to see this one done Mike, the results show how much work you put into it. Awesome job!

-Josiah

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