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Incoming! My finished M115 howitzer
Silantra
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:24 PM UTC
Finally, i manage to finished my entry before i go for 1 week outstation job.
this is AFV Clun build ootb. The figures are from Hobby Fan... i manage to get them in line before the dateline. Based and ground work are courtesy of beachbum (thanks dude!!)

Here's some photos that i shoot last night.

more photos here
















TsunamiBomb
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004 - 02:27 PM UTC
awesome dude, i think you need to fill in the empty space maybe put some more trees, some empty shells, boxes of shells, gas barrells, theres alot of stuff you can put with artillary. Maybe even put a medical jeep er somtin in there. but anyways great ground work and awesome paintjobs
Silantra
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:12 PM UTC

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awesome dude, i think you need to fill in the empty space maybe put some more trees, some empty shells, boxes of shells, gas barrells, theres alot of stuff you can put with artillary. Maybe even put a medical jeep er somtin in there. but anyways great ground work and awesome paintjobs


yeah,,,that's my original plan... but due to some reason mainly lack of time, i just presented what's required to finished for the Incoming campaign. For the sake of this campaign, this is my output.
i will enhance the dio when i got time.

thanks for your comments

Angela
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:32 PM UTC
Very nice dio. This is during the Vietnam war, right?

Yep, I agree with TsunamiBomb about the empty space. You can put some crates, shells, ammunition boxes, etc.

The gun looks very good but it would be better if you weather it a bit. Put rust, grime, dust, bleaching, burns from blasts, etc. on it.

Angela
Silantra
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004 - 03:44 PM UTC

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Very nice dio. This is during the Vietnam war, right?

Yep, I agree with TsunamiBomb about the empty space. You can put some crates, shells, ammunition boxes, etc.

The gun looks very good but it would be better if you weather it a bit. Put rust, grime, dust, bleaching, burns from blasts, etc. on it.

Angela



hi there angie...

i dont even quite sure the setup is at Vietnam era...as the decal in the Barrel says " Berlin Bufter" so i guess it was from the ww2 instead...well i dont bother about historical accuracy as long as it look good to me...

that empty space will be filled soon. I have a willy jeep, a few drums and jerry cans, more sandbags, AFV CLub howitzer round case sets and probably a few more figure to make the dio 'full'.

anyway, thanks for your comments and ideas..
Elad
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004 - 06:57 PM UTC
you can't put empty shells in the dio because 155mm, 175mm and 203mm guns use caseless projectiles which are propelled by special explosive matter which looks like hugh cylinder shaped dough.

I know thats the case (no pun intended) with modern arty but I'm pretty sure the M-110 uses the same gun as yours and the "long tom" seems to have the same gun as the M-107.


HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:18 PM UTC

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you can't put empty shells in the dio because 155mm, 175mm and 203mm guns use caseless projectiles which are propelled by special explosive matter which looks like hugh cylinder shaped dough.

I know thats the case (no pun intended) with modern arty but I'm pretty sure the M-110 uses the same gun as yours and the "long tom" seems to have the same gun as the M-107.



You are correct on the ammo part. 155mm and larger uses a projectile and a powder bag charge system that has no case.
105mm use semi-fixed ammo. They have a round that looks like a normal round of ammo, but you take it apart and remove the unnecessary powder increments, then replace the lower case to complete the round. Once fired, you are left with an empty shell casing.
Below 105mm, most cannons use a fixed projectile, that is a normal round that does not separate and leaves an empty shell casing once fired.

As for which gun is which caliber, the M115 and M110 are both 8" howitzers, 203mm. The M114 Long Tom is 155mm, and the M107 is 175mm.
kkeefe
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Posted: Friday, September 24, 2004 - 11:29 PM UTC
Veeeerrrrryyyy nice!

You need to mention your completion http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=36143&page=1so you don't miss out on anything....

(edit)P.S. Can't insert a hot link for the life of me.... sorry... go to the "Official Finish Line" topic for this campaign....

(edit) P.P.S. Oh, ok, so now it works huh?...
mother
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Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 01:28 AM UTC
Nicccce job. Love the base, what did you use to make it with. All the painting looks great. Where did the figures come from. I too think that it needs more added around the base, maybe table w/ maps or something for communications.
Bus
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Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 02:22 AM UTC
Thatīs great!I liked the dusted appearence!
19k
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Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 05:45 AM UTC
Great looking gun. The cribbing in the defilade is also a great touch.
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Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 07:55 AM UTC
Really nice work, wish I could ever find those Hobby Fan figures.

Two minor things to look at:

The M5 Limber is in a funny spot. The limber/gun would be maneuvered into place by the prime mover, then the gun would be drppped from the Limber and then the prime mover & Limber would move out of the way, where the Limber might be dropped off. Maybe you could put it in the lower right (look like big clear space) with yoke pointed away from the gun.

The upper equilibrator rods would not be completely silver. With the gun at max elevation (which yours is not), little silver would be visible. Thus about half of the upper part would be OD (not polished metal rod). I think the kit pieces have a subtle line that delineates the upper & lower halves. You might check the instructions again.

Again, nice work ....

JOhn

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Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2004 - 08:49 AM UTC
Hi Silantra,
You have a mighty fine build there! Congrats on a great model and completing the campaign.

Regards,

Garry
Silantra
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Posted: Sunday, October 03, 2004 - 07:47 AM UTC
thanks for all the comments and nice words guys. I just get back after 1 week away.

i will study and consider each of your guys comments to improve the dio.

About the hydraulic rod,,yes i did notice the OD part on the top of the rod after i fully assembled it. and AFV Club parts are fragile so i take the risk not to touch them and pray someone wont notice it..

thanks alot guys



ps: can someone move this post in incoming group.??
Kesser
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 08:53 PM UTC
Very good, congratulations. I have one to also mount, and intend I mount towed it. Somebody knows which was the vehicles that towed this cannon?
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 05:03 AM UTC
One word ...

WOW!!!!


Jeff
Silantra
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 02:24 PM UTC
erkk....somebody has dig deep down inside ...
i didnt even know this is thread is still available after 3 years in the big A
thanks for the comments once again...
the dio now a bit different from the pic..

this bring me the memories of the big A that time..i was just registered with the site my i enroll the campaign...i found more friends...
Whiskey6
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 11:46 PM UTC
Silantra -

What di yoyu use for the "stainless steel" effect on the equilabrators on your 8"??? The effect is great and I'd like to learn how you did it.

Thanks,
Whiskey6 (Dave)
Silantra
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2007 - 06:35 AM UTC

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Silantra -

What di yoyu use for the "stainless steel" effect on the equilabrators on your 8"??? The effect is great and I'd like to learn how you did it.

Thanks,
Whiskey6 (Dave)



Dave,
i painted the part with gunze Mr.Metal Aluminum. leave it to dry for 10 minutes and buff it. that's the trick!! hope this help.
Whiskey6
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 09:03 AM UTC
Zaidi -

It helps a lot. I hope I can do half as well as you.

Thanks,
Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 - 07:29 AM UTC

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Very good, congratulations. I have one to also mount, and intend I mount towed it. Somebody knows which was the vehicles that towed this cannon?




Talk about reserecting dead posts...

Its normal prime mover was the M4 High Speed Tractor.

Here is one pulling an M115 8" Howitzer.


Unfortunately, there is no good model of an M4 that I know of. There is the old Blue Tank M4, but it needs lots of work to get it looking good. I think there were a couple in resin, but they may be OOP and were pretty pricey.