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M48A3 "JUNGLE BUSTER"

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MrT
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M48A3 "JUNGLE BUSTER"
Posted by MrT on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 3:07 PM

This is an older build, but I thought you guys might want to look at it.  This is the Tamiya kit.  I lowered the suspension to correct height and added the older style search light.

Thanks for looking in.

Smile

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 4:08 PM
I really like the look of that. The red in the groundwork and in the wheels looks really nice. And the foam cooler is a nice touch.

On my bench: 1/48 Revell A-6E Intruder

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 5:05 PM

Hello!

It's looking great! The crew looks just right, the old searchlight is very nice too. If I was to build the M48 again, I would do SOMETHING to the fenders - it's almost impossible to find intact fenders on a Vietnam Patton. And certainly not on a jungle buster!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

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

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    September, 2005
  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:46 AM

Outstanding job!  Everything about it screams "Vietnam" as I remember it.  Even the dirt looks about right.

Bill Morrison

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    December, 2002
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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 8:05 AM

It came out looking very nice.  Good job on it.  You just gotta like the mean stance of the M48.  It just looks Bad.

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:05 AM

silentbob33
I really like the look of that. The red in the groundwork and in the wheels looks really nice. And the foam cooler is a nice touch.
 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:12 AM

Pawel

Hello!

It's looking great! The crew looks just right, the old searchlight is very nice too. If I was to build the M48 again, I would do SOMETHING to the fenders - it's almost impossible to find intact fenders on a Vietnam Patton. And certainly not on a jungle buster!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

 

I guess it would depend on how long it's been "busting"

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:13 AM

warshipguy

Outstanding job!  Everything about it screams "Vietnam" as I remember it.  Even the dirt looks about right.

Bill Morrison

 

Thanks Bill!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:15 AM

HeavyArty

It came out looking very nice.  Good job on it.  You just gotta like the mean stance of the M48.  It just looks Bad.

 

Thanks Gino!

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Posted by GlennH on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:16 AM

warshipguy

Outstanding job!  Everything about it screams "Vietnam" as I remember it.  Even the dirt looks about right.

Bill Morrison

 

The dirt looks very right. Beautiful build. I saw the title and was thinking rome plow.

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 1:00 PM

GlennH
 
warshipguy

Outstanding job!  Everything about it screams "Vietnam" as I remember it.  Even the dirt looks about right.

Bill Morrison

 

 

 

The dirt looks very right. Beautiful build. I saw the title and was thinking rome plow.

 

Thanks Glenn!

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Posted by Griffin25 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 1:41 PM

Very cool! I love the presentation. 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 09, 2017 7:30 AM

Looks awesome! I've read about how the Vietnam red dirt and mud would get everywhere but never been sure on how to do it to look 'right'- love how yours came out. 

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MrT
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Posted by MrT on Thursday, March 09, 2017 8:43 AM

Griffin25

Very cool! I love the presentation. 

 

Thanks!

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Thursday, March 09, 2017 8:43 AM

Gamera

Looks awesome! I've read about how the Vietnam red dirt and mud would get everywhere but never been sure on how to do it to look 'right'- love how yours came out. 

 

Thank you!

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    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Thursday, March 09, 2017 10:45 PM

Very nice work on this. What tracks set did you install? They don't look like the box stock Tamiya pair.

 

 

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on the bench


M1008 CUCV 1/35
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/174992.aspx

Hyundai Azera/Grandeur 1/24
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/4/t/172525.aspx

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Friday, March 10, 2017 7:37 AM

SprueOne

Very nice work on this. What tracks set did you install? They don't look like the box stock Tamiya pair.

 

 

 

 

AFV Club workable M48 track.

Thanks!

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    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:30 PM

Ah, thanks. I just recently finished this kit. It was heavily modified into a fictitious subject but I noticed the tracks on yours.

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

 

on the bench


M1008 CUCV 1/35
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/174992.aspx

Hyundai Azera/Grandeur 1/24
http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/4/t/172525.aspx

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    November, 2016
Posted by Kilo 66 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:40 AM

Superb craftsmanship, no question about it. One question, though: what is the sort of tubular device on the back end, a PTO of some kind? Thanks for sharing your exceptional build.

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:16 PM

Kilo 66

Superb craftsmanship, no question about it. One question, though: what is the sort of tubular device on the back end, a PTO of some kind? Thanks for sharing your exceptional build.

 

 

It is for the deep wading exhaust pipe.

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, March 13, 2017 9:17 PM

SprueOne

Ah, thanks. I just recently finished this kit. It was heavily modified into a fictitious subject but I noticed the tracks on yours.

 

You are welcome!

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:58 AM

MR T :

  I am a fan of ANY M-48 .Yours sure looks like the real thing .Thanks for the pictures ! T.B.

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Friday, March 24, 2017 11:05 AM

Tanker - Builder

MR T :

  I am a fan of ANY M-48 .Yours sure looks like the real thing .Thanks for the pictures ! T.B.

 

Thanks for looking in!

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    June, 2004
  • From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Posted by TigerII on Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:17 PM

This M48 screams 'Nam. A very excellent build. I especially like how you have the tank tracks gouging into the ground, not just sitting on it. It lends to the weight of the vehicle.

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Posted by AlanF on Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:32 PM

Great job.

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, March 27, 2017 10:00 AM

TigerII

This M48 screams 'Nam. A very excellent build. I especially like how you have the tank tracks gouging into the ground, not just sitting on it. It lends to the weight of the vehicle.

 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, March 27, 2017 10:01 AM

AlanF

Great job.

 

Thanks Alan!

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  • From: Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted by the doog on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 4:43 PM

Really great job on this kit. I built one two years ago that got the cover of FSM. I think yours is even nicer than mine. :)

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MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:47 PM

the doog

Really great job on this kit. I built one two years ago that got the cover of FSM. I think yours is even nicer than mine. :)

 

Thanks Karl, but yours must have been really good to make the cover of FSM.

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    April, 2017
Posted by BenHet on Sunday, April 02, 2017 9:25 AM

Very nice build. Where did you source the C Ration boxes?

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