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M1009 CUCV build

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, December 31, 2022 10:13 AM

I am calling this one done.

I completed the interior by adding and wiring up the Series 46 radios, speaker box, and handset.
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I also added personal gear, MREs, a water jug, and some other items inside.
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The M16A1 is one of the 3D printed ones from Mike Goldberg. It even has the camo vehicle log book w/HQ 3 written on the front.

 

Some details through the door/window. I also added the chain used to secure the steering wheel.
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I marked it as the S3 (Training Officer) truck from 3-82 FA, 1st Cav Div from the mid-'80s. I made the decals on my home computer/printer using printer decal paper and PPT. for the graphics.
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Here it is overall.  Unfortunately, once its all closed up, you can't really see anything in the rear seat area.
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Here it is with a figure to see the size comparison. I think he fits perfectly.
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I am really happy with how it turned out. With a little tlc, elbow grease, and 3D printed parts, you should be able to turn just about any die-cast vehicle into a real gem.

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

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

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 31, 2022 10:29 AM

Excellent representation. This looks the part all the way through. Great work!

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 31, 2022 10:32 AM

It sure looks the part, right down to the dispatch logbook. Yes Very nice finish. Toast

 

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  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, December 31, 2022 11:00 AM

Outstanding stuff, and exemplary detail as always.

Really captures the right "lived in" look, too.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, December 31, 2022 11:24 AM

Nice job on the truck!

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, December 31, 2022 3:57 PM

Thanks gents.  It was a fun and rewarding build.

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

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

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 2, 2023 9:20 PM

Wow, turned out cool! Great job Gino! 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 7:17 AM

Thanks Gamera.  It was a fun build.

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

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 7:59 AM

Sfunny!

 That is how I have always pictured in my mind, how these should look. Great Job there!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 8:46 AM

Great project and well executed.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:03 AM

Thanks guys.  Glad everyone likes it.  It was a fun build.

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

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 6:09 PM

Hello Gino!

I don't know how I missed the finish of this project, but I think it turned out beautifull! I especially like the camo and the "stuff" inside! Traditionally - what's going to be next? Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 6:37 PM

Thanks Pawel.  It was a fun build.  

What's next...hmm.  I'm thinking a 1/35 Kitty Hawk helo; either HH-60G or HH-60H.  Still deciding.

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

  • Member since
    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Thursday, January 5, 2023 8:28 AM
Gino, Great conversion. Sorry to be so late to the party but my email provider "decided' I was getting too many emails, so they put a big bunch into the spam file Angry. I glad I discovered them and yours among 'em. Again, great job. Now how does one get in touch with the afore mentioned Michael “MikeyBugs” Goldberg and James Lee? Uh, I’m asking for a friend Angel

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, January 5, 2023 8:58 AM

Thanks.  Glad you were able to see it and like it.

DUSTER
Now how does one get in touch with the afore mentioned Michael “MikeyBugs” Goldberg and James Lee

Both are on Armorama and can be reached there for orders or to custom design something.

Mike Goldberg:

MikeyBugs 3D Design and Printing Ideas - General Discussions / 3D Printing - KitMaker Network

James Lee:

3D prints and CADs Part 2 - by petition2God - General Discussions / 3D Printing - KitMaker Network

 

 

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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