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

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Posted by the doog on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:18 PM

HeavyArty

....and no filters anywhere!Big Smile

 

Well, looking at it, I never would have believed that!

lol Wink YesBeer

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, March 28, 2016 9:45 PM

Thanks Karl.  It was a very fun and rewarding build...and no filters anywhere!Big Smile

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Posted by the doog on Monday, March 28, 2016 7:29 PM

Egad, but that's one freakin' incredible model, Gino...

What a home run! You took out a couple windshields in the parking lot with this one! Absolutely superb detailing and attention!! Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, March 20, 2016 7:22 PM

Thanks Gamera.  It was a fun build.

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 20, 2016 7:56 AM

What else can I say? She looks fantastic Gino, I love all the added storage! 

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

 

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, March 19, 2016 9:05 PM

Thanks Pawel and Hunter.  Like I said, it was an enjoyable build.  I am glad you got something out of the postings too.

Pawel - The "plates" under the razor wire were actually 4'x4' sheets of plywood used as overhead support for fighting positions. 

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, March 19, 2016 5:07 PM

Gino - 

Very impressive, and very well done! Great Job Sir! Wonderful detail throughout. I have really enjoyed this WIP and look forward to your next one. Thank you for sharing.

Hunter 

      

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:15 PM

Hello Gino!

Your Bradley looks really good! Like all good models it's very educational, too - like you can learn many interesting details from it (that plate under the razor-wire coil...). Thanks for sharing, and good luck with your next projects - have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, March 19, 2016 1:00 PM

Thanks guys.  This one was fun to build and very rewarding.  It brought back memories for me too.

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

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  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:31 PM

All geared up and loaded with detail. Nice, man really nice Yes

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  • From: D/FW Texas
Posted by cb1 on Saturday, March 19, 2016 3:58 AM

well done! I can hear the sounds and smell the smells in my memory!

excellent work. I'm a sap when it comes to Bradleys. I loved being a driver/gunner.

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  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, March 18, 2016 10:19 PM

Oh great, Gino. Now I have to retrieve me eyeballs from the carpet and get a new mind. This one's blown.

W T H man. I don't even know what to say. This.... this is phenominal.

- Mike Brindos

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, March 18, 2016 9:20 PM

I have finally completed R65, C Co, 3-15 IN, 2 BDE, 3ID, OIF 1 Bradley.  I weathered it with acrylic craft paints using a burnt umber pin wash, a yellow-sandy color overall wash, then selective shadowing with a graphite pencil.

Here is the finished product.

  
  

  
  



Interior details.


  


  

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

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, February 29, 2016 11:19 AM

Thanks Hunter.  I hope to have it done soon.

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

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  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Monday, February 29, 2016 9:02 AM

Hello Gino - 

That is a awesome kit...I want one of those. The build is coming along beautifully. It looks great and I can't wait too see her done. 

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, February 29, 2016 7:59 AM

Whoops!  Disregard the double post.  

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

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, February 29, 2016 7:59 AM

Thanks Gamera.  The pin-washes will be part of the weathering.  I hear you on the "King Richard" referance.  I almost snuck an "STP" decal in there somewhere.Big Smile

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

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 28, 2016 7:00 PM

Hey Gino she looks pretty darn close to the photo, and a few pin washs on the bolt heads should be more than enough.

I am tempted to make a Richard Petty joke about the vehicle number though....

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

 

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, February 28, 2016 3:14 PM

Hi Pawel - Thanks for the compliments.  It will be weathered, and will have depth to it.  I haven't even dull coated it yet.  After the gear goes on, it will all get weathered together.  I'm sure you could do an interior just as well.  Give it a try.

I still haven't decided on how much gear to add to it.  I have completed 9 sets of rucksacks, duffel bags, sleeping bag stuff sacks, and various other items.  I also folded 10 MRE boxes and 10 water bottle boxes.  The tracks are done and I have a couple rolls of concertina as well for the front.

Here is all the gear I have prepared for it.

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

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 28, 2016 2:14 PM

Hello Gino!

Your Bradley is looking very good! It can be plainly seen that you know the Bradley very well. I know you usually disagree with it when I write it, but still I think this model just begs for some colour variation. Of course the real thing shown on the photos is very clean, so no excessive weathering here, but it sould use something to make it just a little bit more "three-dimensional".

Beautiful work, I wish I could make a similar interior on one of my models some day, like the M113 for example. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

Paweł

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

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, February 27, 2016 7:51 PM

I haven't posted in a while, but I have been working on the Bradley, slowly.  The snowy, cold, crappy weather had slowed me down since I was about ready for paint.  I did get it painted with Testors Model Master Sand (FS 33531).  I have also applied home-made decals to it.  I decided to mark it as R65 (C Co, 3-15 In, XO's Brad) as seen in the above pic going under the highway sign.  C Co vehicles were remarked with R bumper numbers since there already was a C Co in TF 1-64 (C/1-64 AR). This vehicle has a couple unique features such as the FBCB2 antenna on top of the GPS and a light added in front of the TC.

Here is another pic of it.


And my version so far.






Next up is the tracks and some gear.  The actual Brad only had a 3-man crew and no dismounts, so there was not a whole lot of gear on it like most had.  I think I will use a bit of artistic license and put a full compliment of gear for 9 guys on it (3-man crew and 6 dismounts).  That should fill it up well.

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: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:51 AM

Thanks Rudy.  I like the "motivational poster" as well.  Its alwasy good to have a little motivation when on long, dusty moves. 

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: Detroit, MURDER CITY
Posted by RudyOnWheels on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 9:07 PM
Amazing detail as always Gino. Your knowledge of armor is second to none! I love the "motivational poster" taped to the ceiling with all the extra details and back-dating. You sure know your armor!!! Rudy
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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:25 PM

Thanks Josiah.  Hopefully I will have it painted soon.  Yup, the snow is almost gone on Ft Belvoir, except for the big piles.

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: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 11:44 AM
Looks great Gino, definitely loaded with detail, can't wait to see the paint bring everything together. I hear you about the snow, these 55/60 degree days certainly help get rid of it quicker.

-Josiah

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    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:30 AM
Thanks Gamera. I say go for it. A small scratch/conversion project is a good way to get started. In no time, I'm sure you will be doing major work just as well.

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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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 10:10 AM

Looks smashing Gino, I love all the extra stuff you've added. Guess one day I need to do something not build straight outa the box.

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:25 AM

Thanks Bish.  I am having a lot of fun with this one.  The weather is improving, so hopefully it will be off to the paint booth soon. 

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: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:05 AM

Some great work here, i really admire the attention to detail.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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