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Offline trev

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1050 on: November 20, 2022, 03:19:56 PM »
That vehicle looks really great.  All that firepower and they still lost.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1051 on: November 20, 2022, 04:26:01 PM »
The patches aren't too taxing. I start with a 'T' shape of the background colour, then fill in the sides to form a sort of shield shape. Fill in the base colour with 'White Grey', leaving a sort of keyline of the base colour around the edge. A diagonal line of blue across the middle, then fill in the side. A dot of the same blue in the top left quarter, followed by a slightly dodgy elongated blob of grey in the middle to give the impression of the armoured cavalry insignia. Won't bear close scrutiny, but looks ok from a distance.

Used the example in this rather interesting take on scale & perspective as a guide.

Thank you for the advice, Ash. Thus far I only painted some roundels on helmets and the like. Might use this advice for my moderns. Very effective!
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1052 on: November 21, 2022, 07:02:51 AM »
Very nice track!!
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1053 on: November 22, 2022, 08:53:22 AM »
Great work  :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1054 on: November 29, 2022, 12:28:33 AM »
More good stuff, Ash.  Well done again!
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1055 on: December 04, 2022, 07:19:03 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys.

I was going to do another M113 for the ARVN, fancied the idea of one with a twin .30cal turret. Couldn't find an M74C, toyed with the idea of doing something with the commander's cupola from the M48, ended up with the T50 turret from the Gage. Then realised the ARVN didn't use them...

However turns out the Aussies did.




Bit of what looks like a 'muddy' thumb print, will paint over...

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1056 on: December 04, 2022, 08:52:04 PM »
I wouldn't paint over it...you might be surprised how/where dirt and rust show up on AFVs... ;)

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1057 on: December 04, 2022, 09:16:18 PM »
Beautifully done. Now for the super committed you should slice a little bit off the drivers hatch so it doesn't impede the turret traverse when it's open and add the anti-depression bar for the guns forward of the cargo bay.*

Out of curiosity, where did the T50 turret come from? Interestingly enough, the M74C turret, problematic as it was, probably saw as much service with Australia in Vietnam as the replacement T50.



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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1058 on: December 04, 2022, 09:26:35 PM »
I wouldn't paint over it...you might be surprised how/where dirt and rust show up on AFVs... ;)

Mmm, it's deff a finger print. Should paint over it, your comment though has given ammunition to my inner apathy... :)

Beautifully done. Now for the super committed you should slice a little bit off the drivers hatch so it doesn't impede the turret traverse when it's open and add the anti-depression bar for the guns forward of the cargo bay.*

Out of curiosity, where did the T50 turret come from? Interestingly enough, the M74C turret, problematic as it was, probably saw as much service with Australia in Vietnam as the replacement T50.

* Just joking, nobody will notice. :)

I was going to try to do the anti-depression bar, got side tracked, then stuck so much stuff around the back I forgot to go back to it.
Re the drivers hatch; one thing I noticed on the reference pictures is the hinges should be offset at an angle so that the hatch doesn't fold straight back, but off to the side a bit. Turret is from the Gage Commando.







« Last Edit: January 05, 2023, 11:11:53 AM by Ash »

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Offline FreakyFenton

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1060 on: December 04, 2022, 11:06:07 PM »
Great work! I particularly like the stowage and the 'lived-in' look it creates!

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1061 on: December 05, 2022, 10:41:34 AM »
Cheers for the links. I think I will have a go at adding the anti-depression bar.





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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1062 on: December 05, 2022, 07:07:41 PM »
That is sweet!
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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1063 on: December 05, 2022, 10:36:28 PM »
That is a nice job.

I like the rack for the jerry cans.

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Re: 28mm USMC Vietnam etc
« Reply #1064 on: December 06, 2022, 09:53:48 AM »
Thats a really nice track. Specially the amount of dust&rust is nice!

 

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