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M1064A3 120mm Mortar Carrier (pics)

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M1064A3 120mm Mortar Carrier (pics)
Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, May 15, 2006 2:42 PM

Here is the latest model I have been working on.  Just finished it up.  It is an M1064A3 120mm Mortar Carrier.  I used the Tamiya M106A1 4.2" Mortar Carrier and the MR Models M1064A3 conversion set.  The MR set is quite complete, but the directions are horrible.  With just their directions alone, you will have much difficulty building it.  The model represents a vehicle from the 1st Armoured Division in mid-'03.

Here it is.



More pics  here.

As always, comments, critiques, pointers, bitches and complaints are welcome.

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 15, 2006 3:01 PM
Looks great Heavy! The inside is really nicely detailed!
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Posted by matthew9 on Monday, May 15, 2006 3:26 PM
Good job on the conversion. That looks like one big mortar! One question, what is that hanging on the side behind the three packs? A base for the mortar maybe?
Matt
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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, May 15, 2006 6:12 PM

Thanks guys, glad you like it. 

The pointy-tipped piece hanging off the left-side rear is the base plate for the mortar so it can be dismounted and fired from the ground.

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Posted by CDNTanker25 on Monday, May 15, 2006 8:40 PM

Gino, looks pretty good bro, however, I am thinking it could use more shading and highlighting!  Maybe it's the lighting in the pictures as they're kinda yellow/orange.  The interior looks good

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Posted by treadwell on Monday, May 15, 2006 8:48 PM
who the hell could be bitchin' about your work?---you da manBig Smile [:D]-- your detail and 'correctness' is always outstanding!--treadwell

   

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, May 15, 2006 9:11 PM
 CDNTanker25 wrote:

Gino, looks pretty good bro, however, I am thinking it could use more shading and highlighting!  Maybe it's the lighting in the pictures as they're kinda yellow/orange.  The interior looks good

 

Thanks.  It is the lighting though.  I need to get some true white/blue lights.  Regular bulbs give off a  yellow/orange tone on sand colored vehicles.

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Posted by Yann Solo on Monday, May 15, 2006 9:47 PM
I like clean builds.  This one looks beautifull!  Nice workThumbs Up [tup]
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Posted by m1garand on Monday, May 15, 2006 11:08 PM

Nicely done!  Is this model still in service with Active units?  I've seen them being used by local national guard units. 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Monday, May 15, 2006 11:41 PM
 m1garand wrote:

Nicely done!  Is this model still in service with Active units?  I've seen them being used by local national guard units. 

 

Thanks.  The M1064A3 is the latest version and is in service in all active duty heavy units.  It's predecessors, the M106 series with a 4.2" mortar may still be in use with some Guard units, they look vary similar.  M106A2 is pretty much the same externally, with the deletion of the external fuel tanks and a 4.2" mortar as opposed to the 120mm.  Here is my M106A2 model that I did a while ago.

More here.

 Most Guard units probably have the M1064A3s as well though, they were introduced in the mid '90s, shortly after ODS.

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Posted by thrashergklm on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:21 PM
Looks wondering Sir, do you have futere plans for a Dio, and is this for yourself, or someone you know right now?  Looks great as allways.
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Posted by zokissima on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 12:57 PM

As per usual, a clean and concise build.

 

What colour do you use to paint the US desert scheme vehicles. I can never find anything that is a good match.

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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 1:51 PM

Thanks.  It is a customer's build for the TC of the vehicle. 

 

For sand paint, Testors Model Master Sand, #1706, FS 33531, is an exact match to modern CARC Sand.

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Posted by zokissima on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 2:42 PM
Do you know if they manufacture this paint in their Acryl line of paints?
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Posted by HeavyArty on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 2:57 PM

 zokissima wrote:
Do you know if they manufacture this paint in their Acryl line of paints?

 

Yes, it is available in both their enamel and acrylic lines.

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Posted by KickinAshandTakingJames on Thursday, October 27, 2022 9:29 AM

I know it's been awhile since this build. This is my husbands "other home" as he sleeps in this trac probably more then our house. I was hoping to find a kit for Christmas but I can't seem to find one and I see you pieced this all together. We are new to model builds, so this was supposed to be an easier project/surprise for him for Christmas. Haha. Do you happen to know any other kits for this tank? Or do you sell the ones that you complete? 

 

Thanks!

A mortarmans wife

 

Ash

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Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, October 27, 2022 12:49 PM

Hi Ash and welcome to the site.  Unfortunately, there is no out of the box kit of an M1064A3.  It takes a Tamiya M106A1 kit and an M1064A3 conversion set by MR Modelbau out of Germant to build it.  It was built for the TC of the vehicle in Iraqi Freedom, so I no longer have it.  

Here is a link to the MR Modelbau M1064A3 conversion set.

https://www.mrmodellbau.com/1-35-MR-Models/Komplettmodelle-Umbausaetze/US-Armee/MR-35074-M1064A3-Panzermoerser-auf-M113::165.html

Good luck.

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

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