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My entry, 4.2 inch US mortar pit
Manchu34
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Posted: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 11:35 PM UTC
here's my entry. I was hoping to add some more detail to it such as equipment and possible some crew members. However, my current and upcoming job schedule will prevent me from doing that. The mortar is the old Tamiya kit that came with the M151A2 with trailer kit. I replaced the tube part with aluminium tubing, the molded on grab hanles on the base plate with twist braided 14 gauge wire with a small portion of the insulation still on it. Hope you enjoy it


[IMG]http://photos.kitmaker.net/data/13345/319M30-gunner-side.jpg
kkeefe
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Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 12:36 AM UTC
Very COOL!! Ed!! I want more!!!

Do me/us a big favor and post a note with a link back to this topic here:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=36143&page=1
so Tread can keep track of all the completions. Don't want you missing out on any awards!

(Or the free beer over at Tread's house when this campaign finishes up.)
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Manchu34
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Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 01:08 PM UTC
Kevin

Your wish is my command here's another shot of the dio :-) :-)
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Sensei
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Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 06:11 PM UTC
very good work, add more acessories and keep us updated about the progress!

Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 06:48 PM UTC
I must say, very fine work indeed, Ed...combining two wonderful things, scratchbuilding and field artillery....Too bad that you will not be able to "spice it up" with some other accessories...Nice Job!!

Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 07:02 PM UTC
Looking very good mate.
im not usually one for making suggestions or being nit picky, so dont take this the wrong way, but in my opinion it could use some more where youve mounded it up along the outside edge of the pit, the line where the dirt meets the grass seems to neat to me, maybe muck it up a bit, cheers mate very good job so far though!
Manchu34
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Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 12:17 AM UTC

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1st Lieutenant Mark R. Smith aka Gunney wrote: ....Too bad that you will not be able to "spice it up"



That's my plan as well. It submitted this way to ensure I met the deadline. I still have plans to add mortar crewmemebers and pieces of equipment as well.
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Colonel David Brown aka: lestweforget wrote: so dont take this the wrong way, but in my opinion it could use some more where youve mounded it up along the outside edge of the pit, the line where the dirt meets the grass seems to neat to me, maybe muck it up a bit,



I never take comments the wrong way. If I was afraid the comments might be harsh or bad, I wouldn't be posting photos of my work here. In fact, the reason I post images of my work here, is for comments such as yours, Gunny, etc.

I do agree with you, the line between the grass and the berm is to neat. That correction is in the furture. As I make more improvements to this dio, I'll post updated photos. :-)
kkeefe
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Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2004 - 08:34 AM UTC

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As I make more improvements to this dio, I'll post updated photos. :-)



And send me your best shot when you're finished Ed!