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Tamiya 1/35 M113 UN Peacekeepers Finished

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Tamiya 1/35 M113 UN Peacekeepers Finished
Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:44 PM

Been wanting to try something a little unique so I decided to pick up an m113 kit and am planning on modeling it after the Danish peacekeeper units deployed to Bosnia. 

As with any Tamiya kit, it is coming together pretty easily.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 8, 2021 8:59 AM

This should be a nice quick project for you. It looks like the build portion is nearly done.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, February 8, 2021 9:10 AM
The UN livery should be cool

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, February 8, 2021 2:06 PM

stikpusher

This should be a nice quick project for you. It looks like the build portion is nearly done.

 

There is not really much to this kit... all the hatches open so this would be a good kit to put an am interior and engine in. Probably will end up doing that in a future build.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, February 8, 2021 2:36 PM

Looking good so far.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:58 PM

Very cool! 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:03 PM
They are neat little kits although they have been derided ever since Academy released one. I have several of the Tamiya ones, the older version and the M113A2/A3. I like them.
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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:04 PM

The rest of the assembly is complete and is now ready for paint as soon as the weather turns decent again. I ended up drilling a hole in the side of the hull and putting some wire in it to help give the vinyl tracks some sag.

Here is a comparison shot of the tracks with and without the wire.


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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:10 PM

Nice work on the sag. With those tracks it's either glue the top run to the road wheels or use a wire like you did.

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:32 PM

Looking good. 

 
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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:33 AM

I really am liking the look of the white and with black lettering. The white is going to make it harder not to overdo the weathering.

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Posted by RBaer on Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:16 AM

Neat! Kind looks like a good target though.....

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 28, 2021 2:37 PM

Hello!

That's an interesting take on it... How about that round ACAV shield on the commander's hatch? Are you sure it should be there?

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:55 PM

RBaer: The crew's light blue helmets are an even easier target.

Pawel: I did go through reference material before deciding which commander hatch to go with. I found m113s from bosnia with and without the ACAV shield.

 

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:40 PM

I like the white with black lettering look as well.  Very sharp contrast and interesting to look at. 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:01 PM

Great job, never tried to do a white AFV (other than whitewash). 

 

I think the white is like a hunter wearing blaze orange- it's shorthand for 'DON'T SHOOT ME'. 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 1:55 PM

Gamera

Great job, never tried to do a white AFV (other than whitewash). 

 

I think the white is like a hunter wearing blaze orange- it's shorthand for 'DON'T SHOOT ME'. 

 

The White UN stuff pretty much is exactly that. Of course the warring factions have to respect those rules, and the forces deployed have some sort of back up and the folks in charge willing to use that back up rapidly if need be. If they dilly dally and deliberate, thats one reason those ops can go sideways in a real hurry.

 

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, March 13, 2021 4:48 PM
Nice work on the white.

 
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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:04 PM

Finally done with weathering and also got the figures painted. Decided to go for a muddy early spring look on the m113.


All that is left is painting the tools and stowage.

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 15, 2021 11:46 AM

Hmmm, I'm not seeing your photos- just getting a Postimage: 'image not found or was removed' error message. 

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Posted by Keyserj on Monday, March 15, 2021 12:06 PM

Thanks for pointing that out. Will have to get it fixed when I get home.

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Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, December 19, 2021 2:45 PM

Stowage and a final clear coat is on and I am going to call this one done. It was super fun build and I think the black on white scheme looks good.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, December 19, 2021 7:01 PM

Oh cool! Love the contrast of the green knapsacks with the white hull and the dark mud. Great job!!!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, December 20, 2021 12:36 AM

She's a dirty girl for sure.  The UN livery is probably my favorite for this vehicle

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 20, 2021 9:12 PM

Nice finish on this one. It's kinda funny how dirty those pristine white UN vehicles look after just a short patrol. Most places where they go are not well paved and mud or dust is ever present.


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She's a dirty girl for sure.  The UN livery is probably my favorite for this vehicle 

Oh come on now Chad, a 113 looks best in one of its many MERDC schemes.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, December 26, 2021 6:28 PM

Nice job on weathering the white finish.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 11:08 AM

Keyserj

Finally done with weathering and also got the figures painted. Decided to go for a muddy early spring look on the m113.


All that is left is painting the tools and stowage.

 

 

 

Wow, that really looks the part. Just how the UN would keep them maintained. Very convincing look. Well done.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 12:07 PM

Well done.  Looks just like the blue hats on TV Stick out tongue.  

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Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 4:07 PM

It is a good job dirtying up the white, but this is mu favorite paint job on a track:

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Posted by Keyserj on Friday, December 31, 2021 12:26 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. I would have to agree that the MERDC camo looks really good on a 113.

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