USMC LAV-R (Trumpeter 00370)

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Hey guys,

Here's my build log, this is my 1st model in over 20 years so i'm really taking my time with it!

This is in fact a "practice" model before i get into the models that I've been wanting to do for a real long time.

I know I already made mistakes, like in the future when i build LAVs I'll paint the bottom of the hull before to build and I'll also make sure to put all the pieces on the right side (See if the real pros are going to find what I inverted in the picures :p )

anyway here she goes, all tips are welcomed!!

1st, the REAL THANG!

















 

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will be watching this since ive had an interest in one of these LAV kits! looking forward to its progress!
 

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Weather sucked today so i did a good bit on the top part :)







 

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thats the only good thing about bad weather gives a excuse to do are hobby
 

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madmodeler said:
Hey that looks like a great build. Did you get to meet the folks from Dixon Hobbies?

Here's there site if you missed it

http://www.dixonhobbies.com

Yes!

Tom is a good friend and a co-worker, he's my official military model "pusher" :p
 

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and BTW can I say i'm not fond of photo etche...

Probably because i'm not used to it, i mean the stuff looks great but with my chubby fingers...it's hard!

At least this kit has the equivalent plastic parts in case i mess it up too bad! ;)
 

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Drpepeprz said:
and BTW can I say i'm not fond of photo etche...

Probably because i'm not used to it, i mean the stuff looks great but with my chubby fingers...it's hard!

At least this kit has the equivalent plastic parts in case i mess it up too bad! ;)

Oh, my friend, you haven't seen anything yet. The PE that is in the Trumpeter LAV kits are a joke compared to some.
 

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im just coming to grips with PE as well, just invested in some Eduard sets for a few of my kits and also a magifier so i dont lose my eyesight when working with them! :eek:

looks like your getting the hang of it too!
 

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andrei383 said:
looks like your getting the hang of it too!

It'd because the picture doesn't show my red sweaty face! :p :p
 

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can't do anymore until i get my airbrush :-[

MIght as well have a laugh then!

 

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Finaly got them suckers in! By far the hardest part of the model for me as of yet! But, i figured what glue to use, next time will be easier!

The mirrors are crooked on purpose, just more realistic IMO, in the field they are usually taken off anyway...pretty happy of the results so far for a 1st one, i'm learning so much stuff i know they,ll just keep gettting better!
 

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I think PE is one of those love - hate relationships. Looks good on, but getting it there
can be more than just minor frustration :D Especially when all you have is fingers,
tweezers and bad eyesight ;)
 

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