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Postby casper » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:24 pm

My son gave me a 1/35 Tamiya kit for Christmas and Paul said i could use it for the Christmas competition :)
Its a lot like the Airfix jeep sets but has a Tow Missile Launcher,tripod and driver included. The last time i did an army kit was many moons ago so this should be fun. Pretty much an out of the box build with some small aditions here and there :think:
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby casper » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:29 pm

The instructions give you the option to do a Marine corps version or an army version and i will be doing the Army version
There are three tan coloured sprue's in the box, two instruction booklets and a decal sheet
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Postby casper » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:30 pm

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Postby casper » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:31 pm

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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby casper » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:35 pm

The parts look nice and crisp with little or no flash and you also get a small sheet of clear plastic for the pre-cut windscreen
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Postby casper » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:38 pm

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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby number1 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 1:13 am

Looks like it will build into a nice model, good choice Casper :clap: :clap:
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby Mark » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:07 am

Nice kit. Should be a nice easy run, as opposed to the obstacle course Morrigan and DJG have chosen :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby Paul » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:37 am

Hi Casp,
K for starting your build diary :D :D :D
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Postby Paul » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:33 am

Mark wrote:Nice kit. Should be a nice easy run, as opposed to the obstacle course Morrigan and DJG have chosen :laughing-rolling:

Ah but Casp did mention a possible few additions! :) :)
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby Paul » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:57 am

Hi Casp,
It should quite interesting for you with doing the detailing on the face of the GI !!!! :) :) :)
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby casper » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:28 pm

Thanks for the K Paul :)
added a few parts this morning :)
the wheel in the photo is the spare wheel that attaches to the side of the vehicle later in the build but was used to check the suspension and axle hight
The parts are nice and clean with very little flash to clean up
I used a cocktail stick to apply the glue to small parts
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby casper » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:31 pm

I will be building the Army version so the front bumper needs to be shortened a little where the two red arrows are
EDIT... :think: :think: :evil: photobucket has been playing up recently and wont show the arrows i added. not sure why :think: its also taking forever to upload photos
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Postby casper » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:35 pm

there we go :think: not sure what happened but the arrows are showing up now :doh:
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby casper » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:38 pm

As you can see the rear wheel touches the wheel arch so this needs to be adjusted to somewhere near the correct hight without throwing everything out :think:
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby Paul » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:41 pm

casper wrote:I will be building the Army version so the front bumper needs to be shortened a little where the two red arrows are
EDIT... :think: :think: :evil: photobucket has been playing up recently and wont show the arrows i added. not sure why :think: its also taking forever to upload photos
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Just a good job you aren't building a Red Arrows jet Casp :) :laughing-rolling: !!!!
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby casper » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:42 pm

Just a good job you aren't building a Red Arrows jet Casp :) :laughing-rolling: !!!!
I almost did Paul :lol:
I heated up a small piece of sprue and stretched it, then cut some small lengths to add to the suspension area to give lift to the axle
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby Paul » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:43 pm

Hi Casp,

With the Firestone detailing on the tyres, I think it's a good job that they can be "muddied" up on this build! :) :)
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Re: Caspers M151A2 Mutt

Postby Paul » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:45 pm

Hi Casp,

Will the off cuts be used to create grenades for an Ammo box ?! :twisted: :laughing-rolling: Not that I'm suggesting anything for your "few additions" !!!!! :) :) :)
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