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Academy 1/35 M151A1 COMPLETED

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 6, 2020 7:54 PM

The camo masking came out perfect! Yeah, masking with Silly Putty is a pain but it's more of a paint trying to use masking tape.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 7, 2020 4:15 PM

Thanks guys! 

M1,it’s a bit warmer here today, but I hardly needed to do much airbrushing.

Gamera, Masking with tape would be a bigger pain on this scheme and subject... but maybe some liquid masking stuff might work...

I finished up the camo today. Then went back with a brush and hit the few areas where the masked areas didn’t quite meet up properly and the base color came thru where it should not.

 

Behold the MASSTER (camo)! I really do like this scheme!

 

 

 

Next up all the detail painting before weathering and decals...

 

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Monday, December 7, 2020 5:20 PM

Stik, I'm not familiar with that camo pattern. Where was it used?

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 7, 2020 5:28 PM

That scheme was only used by the US 7th Army units in West Germany during the 70s before the MERDC scheme was developed and fielded. Perhaps 1972 thru 1978 or so.

 

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Monday, December 7, 2020 9:56 PM

Stik, thanks for the clarification.

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Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:52 AM
The camouflage is spot on.   

 
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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 4:50 PM

M1 and Grey, thank you. This is my first attempt at doing a MASSTER scheme, so I’m happy with the results.

 

Today was detail painting: seat cushions, shovel & axe, radios, etc.... mostly using different ODs for some tonal variety.

 

 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Also known as Rob on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:19 PM
That looks really nice. Good job
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Posted by M. Brindos on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8:23 PM

The 35th AD used the MASTER scheme on their M-60's during that same period. Ask M60_Tanker. He was there.

Eventually I'm going to make another one in that scheme. 

Nice work on the Jeep! Just a touch of weathering and you'll have another amazing build.

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  • From: Tacoma, WA.
Posted by M60_ tanker on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:00 AM

The 3/35th Armor Battalion was part of the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Armored Division. We painted our tanks by hand. There was no stencels, you just looked at the tank next in line and tried to match the patterns. Not sure what type of paint we were using, but the Forest Green would fade out pretty quick, and you would roll throught the forest in a bright yellow and faded red tank. Stood out like a sore thumb. We painted the front slope; both top and bottom, rear grills. But never painted the side of the hull or road wheels. They just got muddy. Lettering was standard for the time. The US Army registration numbers were deleted from the sponson boxes. Also, black stars. The new Takom kit has the correct pattern. Hope this helps. I was a TC in 3rd herd Charlie company for 3 years. C-35.

ikar01

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Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:10 PM

ikar01
The jeeps were fun to drive although they could be a bit hazardous if you weren't careful in turns,we had a few flip over that way or if they ran over a rock.

This is quite true and the reason for the change to the rear suspension in the A2 version. 
 
The A1 rear end was hinged along the frame and tended to fold under when releived of downward pressure, such as in a tight turn or if bounced over a rock due to the central articulation of the suspension arms, the lowering of one wheel relative to the frame would make the wheel move inward and fold under, effectively over-steering the vehicle and causing it to abruptly overturn.  The M151A2, fielded in 1972, brought a significantly revised rear suspension with semi-trailing A-arms that greatly improved safety in fast cornering.  They were hinged along the forward edge, perpendicular to the frame, so the wheel moved forward as opposed to folding under it.

 

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1:18 PM

You see? Almost every discussion about the M151 eventually touches the rear suspension. It's a very important aspect of this vehicle and its history. That's why I feel it's important to have this detail of the model correct. But it's of course only my opinion.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:04 PM

 

 

Looks like young lad is holding a Colt XM-177. Cool looking little weapon.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:25 PM

Pawel

You see? Almost every discussion about the M151 eventually touches the rear suspension. It's a very important aspect of this vehicle and its history. That's why I feel it's important to have this detail of the model correct. But it's of course only my opinion.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

 

Dont worry Pawel, I have two more M151A1s in my stash. On those I will correct the rear suspension, when I get around to building them.

 

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 4:02 PM

Cool! Looking forward to see that!

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

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 11, 2020 4:38 PM

It may not look like much progress, but I finished up the detail painting that I need to do before gloss coat for decals, washes, etc....

 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, December 11, 2020 5:42 PM

Looks really neat!

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

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 11, 2020 6:01 PM

Pawel

You see? Almost every discussion about the M151 eventually touches the rear suspension. It's a very important aspect of this vehicle and its history. That's why I feel it's important to have this detail of the model correct. But it's of course only my opinion.

Well, discussion about the suspension is always pertinent when talking about the history of the end of this line of army jeeps. But as a scale reproduction model kit, it's a portion of the model that isn't as obvious unless you display the vehicle flipped over or otherwise expose the underside.

Yeah, many of the M151 kits have issues since the companies just made cosmetic changes to the base kit to backdate it into an M151A1. Many companies do this. We'd all prefer a fully accurate kit, but that's not always an option.

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, December 13, 2020 8:48 AM
The radio looks really nice looking forward to seeing the decals and weathering.    

 
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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 13, 2020 5:19 PM

That looks really good! The camo came out great!!! Yes

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, December 14, 2020 1:51 PM

I feel your pain masking models with silly putty stickpusher. The camo came out great! 

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, December 14, 2020 2:09 PM

It is coming along very nicely.  Great job so far.

Rob Gronovius
Yeah, many of the M151 kits have issues since the companies just made cosmetic changes to the base kit to backdate it into an M151A1. Many companies do this. We'd all prefer a fully accurate kit, but that's not always an option.

The Tamiya M151A1 is pretty nice.  It has an accurate rear suspension, correct wiper motor positions, correct rear wheel opening, A1 soft top, and a few other areas they corrected.  It still has the A2 steering wheel and a couple other areas that could have been corrected as well.  It is the more accurate M151A1 over the Academy kit.  The Academy engine is nice though.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, December 14, 2020 7:07 PM

Rob Gronovius
Many companies do this. We'd all prefer a fully accurate kit, but that's not always an option.

LoL.  And if it were the average ship kit, especially a saling ship, it would be an M-38 or GAZ-56 just with different decals and box art.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:22 AM

Thanks guys. This is getting there and closing on the finish line... as intended.

 

Today’s progress update: 

During the week, I airbrushed on a coat of Future in preparation for decals. This morning I broke out my ancient Superscale US Armor markings decal sheet - it’s basicly national stars in various sizes, plus two sizes of letters and numbers. The smaller size barely fit on the bumpers. For a 30+ year old decal sheet, they cooperated well enough, but took a long time to lift free from the backing paper. I also used the kit decals for the dash, and some decals from my spares for the serial number, black stars, and red reflector tape squares.

 

 

 

 

I went with the CO’s jeep for Echo Troop, 2nd ACR.

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Xraylizard on Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:52 AM

Looks great! Ready to drive

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 20, 2020 6:01 AM

Nice work there Carlos, i do like that camoe scheme.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:00 PM

Bish

Nice work there Carlos, i do like that camoe scheme.

 

It is probably the most interesting camouflage scheme in wide use the US Army tried. Dual-Tex was more interesting, but was only used in one place and for the blink of an eye.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 20, 2020 12:36 PM

Its certainly more interesting than anything the British army has used. We've been useing green and black since the 70's.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 20, 2020 2:29 PM

Another nice long reply lost by the FUBAR forum iOS interaction... I’ll reply later properly....

I’m so sick of this.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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