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LAV in slow progress
cardinal
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 12:39 PM UTC
Well here's some (slow)progress photos of my entry to this campaign.




My first camo job using an airbrush. I really hope to finish this soon.
ModlrMike
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 01:41 PM UTC
Great job on the camo. What type of LAV from what nation are you going to depict?
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 04:18 PM UTC
Nice camo pattern! But does those white spots really there?
cardinal
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 01:08 AM UTC
Michael: Thanks for the compliment. This is a LAV-25 M (mortar carrier) used by the US Marines.

SR: Thanks. The white spots are probably dust. The kit has been shelved for sometime before the pictures were taken.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 - 04:59 PM UTC
Very nice work till here. i like the shape of this vehi very much and your camo job appears very good . keep on
cardinal
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Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2004 - 02:44 AM UTC

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Very nice work till here. i like the shape of this vehi very much and your camo job appears very good . keep on



Thanks for the compliment Major_Goose. I'll try to finish this one as soon as possible.
cardinal
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 09:14 AM UTC
After four months that I stopped work on this project, I can now say that I am ready to beat the deadline. I really don't want to leave anything I started unfinished so here's my entry almost done.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 09:21 AM UTC
Looks Good Alex
Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 10:04 AM UTC
Wow, that looks fantastic. I love the way you did the weathering.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 08:17 PM UTC
Great work so far. I think you camo job looks really good.

I have one question: Who is the manufacturer of the kit?

cardinal
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 09:14 PM UTC

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Great work so far. I think you camo job looks really good.

I have one question: Who is the manufacturer of the kit?



Thanks for the comments guys. The kit is made by Italeri. The tires that comes with the kit doesn't look that convincing so I replaced it with an AM part from Maple Leaf Models. The spare tire is one of the tires from the kit.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 09:21 PM UTC
Alex, that is great! I've been poking at that Italeri kit for sometime now. I'll finish it one of these days...

Only 'issue' that I have is the use of the .50 cal on that. Standard (as far as I know) issue is a 7.62 M240(?) weapon. The pintle mount is a little tall as well and there isn't a whole heck of a lot of room for the TC to fire that M2 forward.

A great inspiration for me to do something with mine. Got a number of AM goodies to add to it as well.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 12:03 AM UTC
Great LAV-M, but KKeefe is right, the LAV's use an M240 (I believe it's a 240G).
cardinal
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Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 06:01 AM UTC

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Alex, that is great! I've been poking at that Italeri kit for sometime now. I'll finish it one of these days...

Only 'issue' that I have is the use of the .50 cal on that. Standard (as far as I know) issue is a 7.62 M240(?) weapon. The pintle mount is a little tall as well and there isn't a whole heck of a lot of room for the TC to fire that M2 forward.

A great inspiration for me to do something with mine. Got a number of AM goodies to add to it as well.



Actually there was no reference photos that showed a LAV with the M2 mounted. I deliberately put on the M2 instead of the standard M240 to give my subject a bit more of firepower. I also replaced the pintle mount to accomodate the size of the .50 cal. Thanks for the comments guys.