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Academy 1/35 M151A1 COMPLETED

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:44 PM

Excellent build as per the usual, Stik. Unique camo as you've mentioned before, and I really like your added accessories.

  • Member since
    September 2018
  • From: Vancouver, Washington USA
Posted by Sergeant on Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:16 AM

stikpusher

Comments and critiques are welcome.

 

Really nice work Carlos.

  

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 31, 2020 8:18 AM

Great job and good to see her done! Love the camo and the mud on the tires looks just right! 

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

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 31, 2020 11:07 AM

M1, Harold, Gamera, Thank you guys! I’m happy to read that you like this little guy. Simple, fun, and comparatively quick for a project of mine.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:35 PM

All of these modern "Army Jeep" kits are great little models. Yes, there are some inaccuracies, but overall are very well done models. This was one of the first military vehicles I learned to drive along with the M113A2.

Your kit is an excellent, solid build. Twenty years ago, I got the Academy hardtop M151A2 with trailer that makes the ubiquitos USAREUR commander/first sergeant jeep. These rides were the backbone of tank companies and armor battalions in the 1980s.

It would be awesome to see one in a larger car scale (1/24-1/25), but it would still be rather small.

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:23 PM

Thank you Rob. Yes it would be nice to have a 1/24 or 1/25 M151 kit. I know that there is a Willy’s MB Jeep in that scale. And a Land Rover 109 as well. More large scale wheeled military utility vehicles would be cool.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 31, 2020 3:24 PM

Excellent work. I will have to refer back to this one when I build mine. Well done.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, January 1, 2021 12:42 PM

stikpusher

Thank you Rob. Yes it would be nice to have a 1/24 or 1/25 M151 kit. I know that there is a Willy’s MB Jeep in that scale. And a Land Rover 109 as well. More large scale wheeled military utility vehicles would be cool.

 

I've got three Willys Jeeps in this scale, the Italeri regular and fire Jeep and a Hasegawa Jeep. all are nice kits. I remember building an Esci SAS Landrover around 1987.

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:53 AM

Came out very nice stik. 

 
  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:59 AM

Brandon and Grey, thank you.

Rob, I suppose that there is another barely tapped market out there. 1/24 scale wheeled military utility vehicles and 1/48 modern AFVs. 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:06 PM

That looks so good, it makes me vervous that it needs locking up i nthe Motor Poll, lest it grow legs . . . Smile

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, January 3, 2021 6:24 PM

LOL! Thanks Capn. The dreaded midnight requisition....

Yeah, I suppose one could always add the chain and padlock for the steering wheel to super detail such a project. That’s something that I never see on builds- the locks and their associated points on certain areas. I had forgotten all about those until you mentioned locking this up. 

 

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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