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bison126
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 05:18 AM UTC
Hi all
I'm looking for the dimensions of the muzzle velocity radar attached to the gun mantlet.
I'm building the Italeri which misses this feature.
Thanks in advance.
Olivier
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
It is a rectangular box 6.4mm wide x 9.4mm tall x 3.0mm thick. Dims taken from AFV Club Paladin M93.

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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 10:14 PM UTC
Thank you very much Gino.
It should not be that hard to scratch build.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 05:09 AM UTC
Now that my build is complete, (I didn't want too much detailing on the Italeri base) I would like to know if the .50 MG cradle remains green even on a tan gun.
I have a spare roadwheel and a sprocket ring which I intend to hang on the sides. Should they be painted green too?
Last questions are about the portion of gun just in front of the kind of sleeve which looks glossy black or maybe dark metal. Which could be a good way to replicate this effect?
How long is this portion?

BTW here some pictures of my model.












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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 05:33 AM UTC
The model is looking great so far. Good job on the old Italeri kit. It can come out great with a bit of work.

Some answers...


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I would like to know if the .50 MG cradle remains green even on a tan gun.



The cradle can be green, black, or tan/sand. It is stored separately from the vehicle and gets repainted as it gets chipped up and worn, etc.


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I have a spare roadwheel and a sprocket ring which I intend to hang on the sides. Should they be painted green too?



Spare parts come in green and are usually not painted before being installed on the vehicle. Spare roadwheels and sprockets carried on the gun are usually green.


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Last questions are about the portion of gun just in front of the kind of sleeve which looks glossy black or maybe dark metal. Which could be a good way to replicate this effect?
How long is this portion?



The section is bare metal and is the part that retracts when the gun fires and recoils. There is about 10-12 inches exposed in 1/1. I use either steel or gunmetal paint to replicate this area.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 05:41 AM UTC
Looking very good so far. That ring on the barrel has eight bolt heads on either side. You may want to include them if you have not already.

bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 06:28 AM UTC
Thank yo ufor the quick answers Gino and Robert.
Adding all those bolts is a bit challenging as my ring seems a bit to small but I'll try.

Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 09:14 AM UTC
One more small point I can see in the photos is that the axe head has a bit of a sink mark in it. You might want to fill and sand that before painting.

Otherwise it looks really nice.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 08:47 PM UTC

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One more small point I can see in the photos is that the axe head has a bit of a sink mark in it. You might want to fill and sand that before painting.

Otherwise it looks really nice.



What a hawkeye observation
I will address this as well.
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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 07:37 AM UTC

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What a hawkeye observation
I will address this as well.


Photographs and fresh eyes spot things that the guy looking at it for 20 years doesn't see.