Help: modelling a Special Forces Humvee in Afghanistan

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Help: modelling a Special Forces Humvee in Afghanistan

Joined: December 13th, 2003, 10:52 pm

December 11th, 2011, 8:41 pm #1

Hello again!

Could you tell me what I need to build a Special Forces Humvee using the Tamiya M1046 as the kit base?

Any help is welcome.

Regards,

Fabrício
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Joined: August 5th, 2006, 4:32 pm

December 11th, 2011, 9:06 pm #2

Hi Fabricio

These threads might help you work out what you need:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... 059&page=1
^Special forces vehicles thread
http://armorama.com/modules.php?op=modl ... _id=155249
^SF Humvee radio thread
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op= ... 07#1472285
^Another SF humvee thread mine

The threads above include various examples of kits, accessories and photos that might be of use. The most straightforward way of building one is by using the Legends GMV conversion set as it contains just about everything you require. Pro art also do a similar though less extensive conversion set.
If however you want to model more unique variants your best bet would be to scratchbuild parts and use available gun turrets and or wheels.

Hopefully this will be useful, post a response if your looking for more info!

Anirudh
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Joined: August 19th, 2001, 6:41 pm

December 11th, 2011, 9:37 pm #3

Hello again!

Could you tell me what I need to build a Special Forces Humvee using the Tamiya M1046 as the kit base?

Any help is welcome.

Regards,

Fabrício
Hi Fabrico,

The ProArt kit is the easiest conversion, I have both, with a little work in the base kit you really can make a stunning conversion. The Tamiya kit is easy to convert and provides a simple yet solid base to work with.

Regards

Brian

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Joined: December 13th, 2003, 10:52 pm

December 11th, 2011, 10:23 pm #4

Hello again!

Could you tell me what I need to build a Special Forces Humvee using the Tamiya M1046 as the kit base?

Any help is welcome.

Regards,

Fabrício
Anirudh and Brian, thank you very much for the help.

The Pro Art Modes conversion set come with resin wheels/tires?

All the best,

Fabrício
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Joined: August 5th, 2006, 4:32 pm

December 11th, 2011, 10:32 pm #5

No problem Fabricio,

The pro art kit does indeed come with resin wheels. This is the resin in the kit:
http://www.proartmodels.be/productgalle ... l_022.html
and heres the photo etch that comes with it:
http://www.proartmodels.be/productgalle ... l_039.html



Anirudh
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Joined: September 25th, 2005, 5:59 am

December 12th, 2011, 4:45 pm #6

Hello again!

Could you tell me what I need to build a Special Forces Humvee using the Tamiya M1046 as the kit base?

Any help is welcome.

Regards,

Fabrício
Get a photo and model one at the time & place. Six months later it might look very different as mods got modified to meet mission, terrain and threats.

Look for MLer Robert Skipper, he was selling CDs of SOF vehicle photos here a while back.

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