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  • 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

 

 

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  • 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 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!!!

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

Great project and well executed.  

Thanks,

John

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

Thanks Gamera.  It was a fun build.

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

Nice job on the truck!

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    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
    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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    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!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

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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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  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4:35 PM

Very nice work. 

 
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 2:08 PM

This reminds me of my basic course at Knox. We were at the ground recovery site and there was a CUCV. Another lieutenant asked me if the painted black star where the front license plate would go meant that it was a general's vehicle.

I was like, yeah, "General Motors" and told him it was the subdued national insignia.

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 10:45 AM

Excellent! I love stuff like this. Jada has tons of cars and trucks noone makes in plastic so they are great for putting togther kits you just can't find. I started a simlar project with a 64 Nova before Moebius releasted the new Novas. I'll get it finished one day. Great idea and it is coming along nicely.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Friday, December 23, 2022 4:12 PM

Thanks gents.  Yup, the interior brown varied quite a bit.  Also added a few horespower and a bit of noise with the bigger straight pipes.Big Smile

Rob Gronovius
When I was in the Guard, we used to have the old Dodge versions of these trucks and they were called 5/4 tons (Five Quarters), not 3/4s.

Hi Rob.  Yes, all the pickup version Chevy CUCVs were 5/4 tons as well.  Only the M1009 Blazer CUCV was 3/4 ton.

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
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, December 23, 2022 1:00 PM

That thing must have been LOUD!

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, December 23, 2022 12:56 PM

I'm having a CRS on the seat color.  I want to remember GMC calling the color "cordova."

Dodge having an equally "artiste" name, too.  And the color running from chestnut to cheap wine--and the brown always making me wonder why they had not selected for plain black vinyl.

The only thing missing on this build is a single chronically low tire Smile

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 23, 2022 9:32 AM

Looking good Gino. I seem to remember the vinyl interior seats looking an almost maroon color, but I guess they would vary.

When I was in the Guard, we used to have the old Dodge versions of these trucks and they were called 5/4 tons (Five Quarters), not 3/4s.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 22, 2022 10:03 PM

Looks great Gino, good to see you back to work on this! 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, December 22, 2022 9:03 PM

Work continues on the CUCV. I have been able to lay some paint on it. I painted it inside and out w/Tamiya TS-61 NATO Green.

Here are some of the interior details so far.

The seats were painted w/a red-brown spray can. The bases are left over PE from a Stryker kit.  I think they were originally the rear jerry can racks, which were also in plastic and looked just fine.
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I also scratched up a spare wheel mount and radio rack using sheet and rod styrene.
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The same brown was used on the inside of the doors as well.
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I added the sun visors from sheet styrene as well, also sprayed the same red/brown.
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The dash board. I used 1/32 generic airplane decals for the instruments.
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I hand-painted the brown and black camo on the exterior. I still need to blend it with a coat of dullcoat and them some weathering.
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Lastly, here is a look at the underside. I added the dual exhaust from solder with the ends drilled out.
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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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:21 PM

HeavyArty

Thanks Gamera.  I say go for it.  There are quite a few options of 1/35 civilian/staff cars that have a flat finish.  Lots of other wheeled softskins and armored vehicles too.

 

Thanks Gino, that is an interesting idea. Maybe I'll try a rusty grimey technical sometime in the future. 

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

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:24 PM

Thanks Russ.  You would think that rekeying would be a no brainer.  I guess they were hoping noone near them had another or a spare key.

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
    September 2006
  • From: Dripping Springs, TX, USA
Posted by RBaer on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 10:58 AM

Neat build Gino. 

I have memories of those things once they hit the surplus market. People snagged them, brought them to me for work and then they hit the ranch or trail. No one ever asked me to re-key one though, even when they spent a bunch of money on them and I told them anyone else with the keys to one could drive theirs off. 

Apprentice rivet counter.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7:48 AM

Thanks Gamera.  I say go for it.  There are quite a few options of 1/35 civilian/staff cars that have a flat finish.  Lots of other wheeled softskins and armored vehicles too.

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
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 5, 2022 10:19 PM

She's lookin' great Gino!!! 

Maybe I should do something like this. My big bugbear with vehicles is the gloss finish, if I can do it matte like this I might actually get it to work! 

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

 

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