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Bushmaster Showcase Models - I want my emu
robthepom
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Hello Fellows

This is my first AFV for many years, I've had the Bushmaster in my stash for few years. I have close connection with this truck, i actually drew the CAD profiles for the Bisalloy plates for the bullet proof windows, very interesting project.

The army often do trips to one of my local beaches to show off and have a day trip, so i can get some good reference shots and colour matching

The kit is reasonable, the plastic is very hard and grainy but nothing that cant be overcome. The suspension is a bit over complicated but builds into nice unit










Thanks for looking, please jump in with any advice or comments

robthepom
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 12:10 PM UTC
I also like to collect reference threads and details at the start of my build logs

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=189433&page=1&ord=1

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=182778&ord=&page=1

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=186956

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=159561&page=2

http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=182373&page=1

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=207043&page=1&ord=1

terminators
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
Good luck with this kit.
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 10:15 PM UTC
Don't forget to add the second part of the vehicle name "Chit Happens"

MrCompletely
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 10:23 PM UTC
I grew up in Oz but live in Japan now (20 years) and was looking forward to grabbing one of these when it came out, Saw one in the chain hobby shop one station down from me and got all excited.....till I saw the price. I'd figured on it being cheaper here, due to the yen being much stronger than the Aus$; silly me. They were asking between 2 and 3 times the price it cost in Oz! Needless to say, I put it back on the shelf and still don't have one.
B_Ernie
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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2019 - 10:42 PM UTC

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I grew up in Oz but live in Japan now (20 years) and was looking forward to grabbing one of these when it came out, Saw one in the chain hobby shop one station down from me and got all excited.....till I saw the price. I'd figured on it being cheaper here, due to the yen being much stronger than the Aus$; silly me. They were asking between 2 and 3 times the price it cost in Oz! Needless to say, I put it back on the shelf and still don't have one.



Are you on facebook Paul? If yes get in contact with Tony Clarke from Modelnerds - he has some of these in stock for a good price and may be able to ship one to you.

https://www.facebook.com/Modelnerds-591749797508725/
robthepom
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 10:59 AM UTC

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I grew up in Oz but live in Japan now (20 years) and was looking forward to grabbing one of these when it came out, Saw one in the chain hobby shop one station down from me and got all excited.....till I saw the price. I'd figured on it being cheaper here, due to the yen being much stronger than the Aus$; silly me. They were asking between 2 and 3 times the price it cost in Oz! Needless to say, I put it back on the shelf and still don't have one.



Are you on facebook Paul? If yes get in contact with Tony Clarke from Modelnerds - he has some of these in stock for a good price and may be able to ship one to you.

https://www.facebook.com/Modelnerds-591749797508725/



Tony has them in his stock they are $60 plus postage, i think i'll get another
robthepom
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 06:03 PM UTC
The axles are finished and primed, they look great when finished



Does anyone know what happened to Showcase Models? are they still trading? i cant find any information...strange
MrCompletely
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 07:42 PM UTC
I am on F.B. yes, but unfortunately I don't have a credit card, or Paypal. I usually buy models from L.H.S. or H.L.J., 'cos I can get them C.O.D. being in Japan. Thanks for the heads up though; if I have a Loto win in the near future.....
duttons
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 12:27 AM UTC
Rob,
Sadly no, the owner and created of the kits passed away a few years back. His partner continued with the city store for a while, but I think it is basically wrapped up. His last project, an Aussie ship, was still coming out if I recall.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 03:07 AM UTC
Watch out with the suspension/wheels, if you build the kit per instructions it will sit too low. Check the top of the wheels on reference pictures and see where they sit in refence to the wheelarches/vehicle and check some build up examples. If the builder did not correct it will sit very low and this really throws off the look of the finished truck imho. I like its tough and ready look very much!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 03:47 AM UTC
Hi Rob.

If you haven't sorted your paints out for this build yet, give Scale Modellers Supply a go. Made here in Victoria, and a dream to use.

Looking forward to more progress on this one, best of luck with the build.

Cheers, D
robthepom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 12:15 PM UTC

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Rob,
Sadly no, the owner and created of the kits passed away a few years back. His partner continued with the city store for a while, but I think it is basically wrapped up. His last project, an Aussie ship, was still coming out if I recall.




Oh dear thats a shame, i might get a couple more kits before they disappear.
robthepom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC

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Watch out with the suspension/wheels, if you build the kit per instructions it will sit too low. Check the top of the wheels on reference pictures and see where they sit in refence to the wheelarches/vehicle and check some build up examples. If the builder did not correct it will sit very low and this really throws off the look of the finished truck imho. I like its tough and ready look very much!



yeah I've seen the threads and 'discussions' on this issue, i got mine correct
robthepom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 12:23 PM UTC

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Hi Rob.

If you haven't sorted your paints out for this build yet, give Scale Modellers Supply a go. Made here in Victoria, and a dream to use.

Looking forward to more progress on this one, best of luck with the build.
Cheers, D



Thanks for the information, and i have not bought the camo paints yet. I tend to use tamiya acrylics because i can buy them locally but I am concerned about using the flesh colour and i dont think tamiya greens are a good match either, so i may get the SMS set.

Can i use Tamiya lacquer thinner with the SMS paint, i have some on stock.

While i'm asking questions.....I'm looking for suitable troop figures for Australian Bushmaster, has anyone got any recommendations???

thanks for looking
robthepom
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 06:34 PM UTC
i got some bench time over the weekend

Most of the interior is complete, i just need to tone down some bolts and add the fire extinguisher and i'll add done dust to the floors

I also started to add the bits and bobs to the outside, the moulded grab handles are not usable so i'll make wire ones

i've ordered more resin goodies




Frenchy
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2019 - 10:40 PM UTC

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I'm looking for suitable troop figures for Australian Bushmaster, has anyone got any recommendations???



Black Dog has released a two figure crew set (#35038) :



and some troopers :

#35179



#35180



Djiti's Production makes some troopers as well (#35075) :





H.P.
JohnTapsell
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 08:41 AM UTC

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I grew up in Oz but live in Japan now (20 years) and was looking forward to grabbing one of these when it came out, Saw one in the chain hobby shop one station down from me and got all excited.....till I saw the price. I'd figured on it being cheaper here, due to the yen being much stronger than the Aus$; silly me. They were asking between 2 and 3 times the price it cost in Oz! Needless to say, I put it back on the shelf and still don't have one.



In that case a - reference shot for you (which you may already have)

Regards,
John
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 09:52 AM UTC

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I am on F.B. yes, but unfortunately I don't have a credit card, or Paypal. I usually buy models from L.H.S. or H.L.J., 'cos I can get them C.O.D. being in Japan. Thanks for the heads up though; if I have a Loto win in the near future.....



Another option is to wait for the MRAP Bushmaster from Kinetic Model.
robthepom
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 05:41 PM UTC
hey Frenchie, thanks for the figures references

Nice postie deliverd more goodies today Blast Crows RSW

Go on admit it....how many of you have spent more on aftermarket stuff than the kit itself
MrCompletely
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 07:49 PM UTC
Not this little brown bear; on-board stowage for me is all either from the spares box or scratched.
petbat
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:51 PM UTC
John, I think you will find those are Japanese vehicles and crew
robthepom
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Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 04:27 PM UTC
ok all ready for paint, i have ordered the SMS paint set and will give there gloss clear a go.




robthepom
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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 02:54 PM UTC
hello fellows

I started on the stowage and remote gun pod, everything is still glossy, i'll give it all a dull coat the sand treatment when I'm finished

I'm having trouble with my camo painting its a lot harder than i expected, i'll finish one complete backpack before i start the other, i need to try and perfect a good technique. Youtube here i come

I got my SMS camo paint, they are an Australia paint company with good reviews so will be interesting to see how they spray, first i need to get a face mask, nasty stinky paint






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Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 09:58 PM UTC
Very nice job so far. Beware of the mistakes in the camo scheme in the kit instructions. You have to check with reference pictures to get it accurate.
While you're at AM stuff you could use alternate decals for the spare wheel cover. I've bought a set of hexagonal auscam from Mouse House.

Olivier