FV101 Scorpion AFV

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by micahrogers, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    That is why I've been working 3 day weeks for a month... not fun, hard to keep the bills paid
  2. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Ok I tried mixing techniques from Plastic modeling with my paper craft. I've tried to dirty up the FV101
    The first pic is the front view of the FV101 main hull as built,
    FV101 Front.jpg

    And the next is dirtied up.
    FV101 Front Dirty.jpg

    The left side.
    FV101 Left Side.jpg

    And dirtied up.
    FV101 Left Side Dirty.jpg

    And finally the rear

    FV101 Rear.jpg

    and dirtied.
    FV101 Rear Dirty.jpg

    not bad but not the effect I was hoping for, I'll try another technique latter.
    :mrgreen:
  3. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Wow, that is just, WOW! You really brought that to life! That was a pleasant surprise! :)
  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Thank you, I will work on the turret tomorrow after I get my full time truck home.
  5. strawberry1963

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    Nice work and nice job
  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I just want to take a moment to thank those of you who view these models and post your thoughts, that is the essence of what this forum is for,
    Thank you all.

    Update:
    I started on the turret today but didn't get far, the turret hull is done with the blast doors and ammo container in place.
    FV101 Turret Front.jpg
    FV101 Turret Rear.jpg
    FV101 Turret side.jpg

    I'll try to work on it some more tomorrow.
    Thanks
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I agree. I think that some people don't understand that just letting it be known that they looked at the model, and saying a simple "Good job" goes a long way. I am still taken with the weathering you did! :)
  8. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    A little update: I'm back to working full time so hobby time is cut down.
    The gun tube is rolled and installed along with the mantlet Mantle? (sic?)
    anyhoo here are the pics.
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    20120913_201517.jpg

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    enjoy and more updates to come.
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    If I may ask, where did you get this model at?
    You are doing a really good job on this model.
    Keep up the great work.
  10. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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  11. trt

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    Nice straight barrel. Looking good.

    I too like the weathering. Never though of weathering afterwards, I always though it would have to be on the kit. :cry:
  12. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    thanks. I always weather my other subjects so why not paper.
    the seam is on the bottom and it is visable but from the side or above it looks good.
  13. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    thanks RB this kit is actually in the
    Zealot download section Ill look at the link when I make it home
  14. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Update time:
    All the major pieces of the turret are in place.

    FV101 Turret 4.jpg
    FV101 Turret 5.jpg
    all that's left are the greeblies and the crew.
    FV101 Turret 2.jpg
    FV101 Turret 3.jpg

    more to come
    Thanks
  15. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    FV101 Final

    FV101 Scorpion finished.

    20120918_133111.jpg

    My fingers couldn't fold the grebelies for the top of the turret, and I mangled the first crewman so I installed two crew and closed the third hatch.

    20120918_133131.jpg

    I tried using tweezers to fold the little pats and still ripped them. So I added an antenna from stretched sprue.

    20120918_133152.jpg
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    I'll get started on my next build shortly. Thanks everyone
  16. freddyman

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    amazing fast and good looking model. you really captured the used look of an acctual fv101. you did a fine job soildior
  17. Zathros

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    Wow! That came out great!! The turret is excellent. Superb job, I love it! :)
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    You did a FANTASTIC job on this model.
    That is a nice clean build.
    Thank you for sharing your work with us.
    I look forward to seeing more of it.
  19. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Thanks all again, I have to keep the wife happy by making one for her right quick, then I saw a plan for a deck box for MtG that I am going to make. then new ink cartridges and I'll start on that Raptor build.
  20. legal01

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    Fantastic job, i really like the weathering!