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Academy 1/35 M151A1 COMPLETED

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  • 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. 

 

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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

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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. 

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, January 2, 2021 11:53 AM

Came out very nice stik. 

 
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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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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! 

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Posted by Sergeant on Thursday, December 31, 2020 2:16 AM

stikpusher

Comments and critiques are welcome.

 

Really nice work Carlos.

  

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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.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:56 PM

Thanks PJ. I’m very happy with how this turned out. Definitely not the same ole, same ole on this jeep. Between OD and MERDC, there was MASSTER. Oh and 2nd ID in Korea had their own camo scheme going at this time as well. 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:54 PM

It  looks very good. The colors are different than the usual and the washes look just right . Well done!

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:27 PM

Thanks guys!

I’m calling this one finished. I built this as a quick project, with minor modifications, so as not to slow me down. I did not correct the rear suspension, which Academy molded as the A2 type, but then again, no one will see that on my display shelf. I painted in the 70’s era MASSTER scheme used in Europe by 7th Army units using Humbrol enamels. Markings are a mix of kit decals and decals from my decals drawer. I tried scratching up the antenna using telescoping brass to better replicate the tapered shape of those things, but it did not turn out as well as I wanted. Better luck next time I guess. The map case and medium ALICE pack are from my spare parts bins. All in all a fun little project.

Comments and critiques are welcome.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 12:13 PM

Nice! And you might finish her before the end of the year! 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:38 AM

Man, that thing looks spot on. 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:31 AM

It is coming along really nicely.  Can't wait to see it finished.

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Yes, it needs an antenna. The standard FM two piece type.

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:23 AM

Yes, it needs an antenna. The standard FM two piece type.

 

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N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:12 AM

Looks awsome Stik!  Right at the goal line.  Putting a big whip on it?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 8:51 AM
Very nice

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 7:18 AM

Yeah, lookin' sharp!

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 28, 2020 8:39 PM

Today’s update, wash clean up...

 

 

 

A flat coat, a bit of detail item painting and some last parts to glue on and this one is done.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 28, 2020 1:58 PM

Gamera

Oh cool, she looks sharp!

 

Shes getting there... not too much more to do.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 27, 2020 7:28 PM

Oh cool, she looks sharp!

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, December 27, 2020 5:03 PM

Oil wash on...

 

 

Letting it dry so I can clean it up tomorrow

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:09 PM

Merry Christmas Joe. Yes, some minor progresson this one, but nothing worth taking photos of yet. Trying to finish up the bumper codes on the rear... one more letter to apply... lol.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:16 PM

Any progress on this one Carlos? 

Btw....Merry Christmas pal.

                   

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, December 24, 2020 4:07 PM

Yes, many folks don't believe that the old school duty day for soldiers in the barracks begin at 5:30 am, with PT formation at 0600, personal hygiene from 0700-0730, breakfast 0800-0830, first formation 0900, final formation 1700.

Then Article 15s are after duty hours 1700-1800. And any additional duty chores are after that til about 2000 (8 PM).

Then if you have CQ, guard duty, CQ runner, Staff Duty Officer or SDO driver, we still had guard mount and soldiers at the motor pool guarding it. Some days, it seems like your day never ends and the next day just begins.

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