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WIP: M2A2 ODS, 3-15 IN, 2 BDE, 3 ID OIF 1 - Meng M3A3 backdate.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:27 PM

Thanks Mike.  You know I like adding the smallest details.  Unfortunately, as usual, most will probably not be seen.  I will keep all the hatches open.  Hopefully you will be able to see most of it in the back at least. 

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Posted by the doog on Friday, December 11, 2015 2:48 PM

Wow, superb detailing, Gino--really a showcase!

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, December 11, 2015 6:10 PM

Thanks Doog.  The interior detailing is just about done.  I will try to get some more pics up this weekend.  Now to add all the personal gear and make it look lived-in.

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, December 12, 2015 9:09 PM

I have completed detailing the interior.  

In the turret, I had to lower the radio shelf at the rear by about 1mm to get the SINCGARS mount to fit w/out hitting the periscopes.  I also added the arm pad in front of the TC's joystick and kidney pads on both sides behind the seats.  Additionally, I added the TC's lower seat, left off by Meng, they have the TC's stand, but there is also a fold-up seat that goes over it for when he is seated.



I added the two missing 25mm ammo chutes from the ammo box in the lower left side of the turret up to the shelf under the gunner's sight.  They were left off by Meng.  I used a couple sections of an Eduard .50 cal feed chute for them, folded around a piece of 0.040 sheet styrene to make it larger for the 25mm shells.


I added an intercom control box, a couple J-boxes, and a speaker box to the walls of the upper turret as well.  In the turret I only added a few wires since they can't really be seen once it is assembled, but I know they are there.


On the hull roof, I added J-boxes, speakers, and lights, all wired up with thin solder.  I also added the AT-4 and fire extinguishers.




In the back, I added the TOW rounds on the left sponson and under the right seat.  I scratched up the correct mount for the TOW round on the top of the stack on the left side.  It is actually on a rack that folds up so you can access the rounds below it.




Up front I added the instrument panel and decal from the Tamiya M2 kit.  I also used the driver's IR periscope with orange lens cover.  I added a lever/handle for the driver's seat adjustment as well.





The rest of the decals are from the kit.  They went down really well and look great.  I really like how the interior went together and like how it looks.

Next up is to weather the interior and fill it up with gear to make it look lived-in.

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, December 14, 2015 7:48 AM

I just found 25mm ammo cans from Djiti's Productions from France to go inside. 

I also found the decals for them from Archer.  The whole right side of the sheet (w/the orange diamonds) is for the 25mm cans.

Some of these will go on the interior.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 14, 2015 9:45 AM

Wow, I love all the extra hardware and wiring. Only question I have are you adding a breech to the main gun or does it not show when the Brad is closed up? 

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

 

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, December 14, 2015 9:49 AM

Thanks Gamera.  The breech area will not be seen once the turret is closed.  The small wall with vent holes across the front, above the gun control panel (see below), and the gunner's primary sight box, block that area when all closed up.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 14, 2015 9:56 AM

Thanks Gino, maybe it was a stupid question but I was wondering Dunce

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, December 14, 2015 11:25 AM

Not a stupid question at all.

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  • From: Schroon Lake, NY
Posted by SMJmodeler on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 8:39 AM

HeavyArty:  With all that interior detailing I'd leave every hatch and door open as possible!Wink  That is some spectacular work...and there's weathering still to come, WOW!!!YesYes

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 10:25 AM

SMJmodeler - Thanks for the compliments.  Yup, all the hatches will be opened so you can see as much of the interior as possible.  Unfortunately, the turret hatches are small and the angle of the driver's hatch doesn't show off much of the interior.  I know it is all there though. 

 

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Posted by the doog on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 1:43 PM

HeavyArty

I have completed detailing the interior.  


 

Uh.....holy CRAP, Gino--that is as cool and as good as anything that has ever been posted here. Freakin TOP-notch detailing! The rest of it is rocking HARD too. WOW.

You ARE going to put some proper filters over the paint job when it's done, right? Surprise..Wink (Tora, Tora, Tora! -- running for my life, lol! Big Smile)

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 3:09 PM

Karl, Karl, Karl...  You had to say the "f"-word, didn't you. Super Angry    Fire for Effect!!

It will get a proper "wash" and some drybrushing. No artys-fartsy filters for me.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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cb1
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  • From: D/FW Texas
Posted by cb1 on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 3:48 AM

great job! all that is "missing" is the smells of the interior - LOL

gives me some good memories. I spent a lot of time inside those things. (A0 version)

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:10 AM

cb1 - Thanks for the compliment and I hear you on the smell.  The interior smell of an armored vehicle with a bunch of guys living in it for weeks on end is unique (to say the least).  The best way I can describe it to anyone who has not been in the Army is think a combo of sweaty armpits and baked bean farts....Ick!

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 8:46 AM

Holy crap.....more complicated than a zone and sweep (artillery joke). Damm....i keep thinking clear panels....or LED lighting.... or raise roof held up by clear rods.... So for this month when we look up anal, your picture is there!.... Very nice....PS you know me...love old school....real equipment does not "modulate"

Rounds Complete!!

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

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 3:00 PM

Mike - Yup, the ol' Zone and Sweep or maybe the "8 rounds all bursting in air at the same time" trick would be easier, but nothing easy is ever worth it.  And we think alike on weathering as well.  Keep your powder dry over the Holidays!

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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Posted by the doog on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:14 PM

HeavyArty

Karl, Karl, Karl...  You had to say the "f"-word, didn't you. Super Angry    Fire for Effect!!

It will get a proper "wash" and some drybrushing. No artys-fartsy filters for me.

 

Big SmileHa ha, I laughed out loud at your reply, Gino! Glad to see you have a sense of humor! YesBeer

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, December 17, 2015 1:16 PM

Holy crap, Gino! That detailing is outstanding! Literally, my jaw dropped!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, December 17, 2015 4:13 PM

Bruce - Thanks for the compliments.  I just build 'em as I see 'em.  That was probably the last update for a while.  Off on a little vacation to FL for the holidays.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, December 19, 2015 1:07 PM

Gino, your level of detail, Accurate detail, makes me feel like a second rate hack.

Truly superb workmanship here.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, January 23, 2016 4:06 PM

Looks like we are getting the Snowpocalyse here in the DC area.  About 32" so far.  Between snow blowings of the driveway, I have been at the bench. 

I have completed detailing and filling the interior with gear.  I added MREs, water bottles, ammo cans, maps, magazines, etc... 

Here it is so far.





Even a "motivational" poster taped to the ceiling. Big Smile 


I have also added a map, MRE bag, ammo can, pack and a magazine to the turret as well.


Looks like it almost time to blow off the driveway again.  Hope you like the work so far.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 23, 2016 5:21 PM

Looks great Gino, love that lived-in look.

Btw: Guess I'm lucky, neighbor has an all-terrain vehicle with a blade and came over and scraped ours out.

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

 

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    January 2013
Posted by jibber on Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:09 PM

I've always loved your work Gino and this is no exception. Your attention to detail and actually doing it is most impressive. Masterful.

Terry 

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, January 23, 2016 10:08 PM

Thanks Gamera and jibber.  I like making them look realistic and lived in.  For me, the detailing is the fun part.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: https://app.photobucket.com/u/HeavyArty

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:24 PM

I just started over from the beginning just to go over all of this detail all over again. Still blows me away, Gino.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:26 PM

Thanks Mike.  I hope some of it is helpful.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by redleg12 on Sunday, January 24, 2016 7:59 PM

OUTSTANDING.....love the  little things, the helmet on the seat....the magizine....look like maps lying around.....the open carton.....life in an APC is a mess!!! Controlled, but a mess. Long weekend with the snow here in the east. Great to get in some bench time!

Watch your cherry juice in the cold!!

Rounds Complete!!

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

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, January 25, 2016 7:28 AM

Thanks Mike.  Ahh, the fond days of living out of a bag for weeks on end in a small space with a few other smelly guys.  Yup, those were fun days....in a strange way.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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    February 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, January 25, 2016 9:27 AM
Wow, I'm not sure how I missed this. Your attention to detail is amazing. I love that interior!

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