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M12 GMC "The bridge"


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Hi folks 🥳

 

Now that the M3/4 GB is finished, I would like to continue with my work here.
As you can read in the title, it's about the M12 GMC from Academy, which I finished building after a lot of work, but I couldn't paint it in time.

 

As usual, I had also planned a vignette, so I still have a long way to go.
Some of you already know my model from the GB, for all those interested I would like to present a few pictures with the most important milestones of the project.

In the coming months I will be painting figures, pouring water, creating decals and weathering the M12.


I would be happy if you join me in this process.

MD

 

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The figures were more expensive than the kit😁

 

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The wall to the engine compartment was revised

 

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The bogies have been reworked to show the weight

 

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The drive housing has been improved

 

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The air filters were redesigned and printed

 

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The spade was also redesigned and printed

 

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The details of the bogies have been improved

 

 

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The gun socket was improved...

 

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also the fuel filler caps

 

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The complete rear section was rebuilt...

 

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and provided with missing rivets and weld seams

 

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Missing details of the gun were attached

 

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The drive for the height adjustment was added

 

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The trackguards were ground thinner

 

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The front trackguards were rebuilt

 

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Adding new details to the hatches

 

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The gun support revised and made movable

 

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The ammunition rack newly created

 

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Missing weld seams and holes added

 

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Casting markings applied

 

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The protective shield improved

 

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The drive wheels modified...

 

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for new AFV Club tracks (here you can see the weight distribution well)

 

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new seats

 

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The complete new winch is a model in itself

 

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The finished model with some accessories is ready for the last steps before painting

 

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When I look at the pictures again, I realise why I didn't finish them completely 😁

 

See you!

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Truly a multimedia marvel. Etch, 3D printing, styrene rivets, all working together as one for ultimate realism. I suppose you will put slightly rusted wire cable, a tiny bit kinked, in your dainty handmade winch? The icing on the cake.

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You've put an incredible amount of detail into this build. It's simply brilliant but...........did you remember the four bolt heads on the rear of each VVSS unit? The ones which hold the return rollers on.

Nice work,

 

John.

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On 23/06/2022 at 01:33, Peter2 said:

Truly a multimedia marvel. Etch, 3D printing, styrene rivets, all working together as one for ultimate realism. I suppose you will put slightly rusted wire cable, a tiny bit kinked, in your dainty handmade winch? The icing on the cake.

Thank you for your comment!

Yes, you are right - the wire cable gets later a special treatment 😁

 

On 23/06/2022 at 15:19, Bullbasket said:

You've put an incredible amount of detail into this build. It's simply brilliant but...........did you remember the four bolt heads on the rear of each VVSS unit? The ones which hold the return rollers on.

Nice work,

 

John.

Hey John

 

I will add the screws, although the Academy Roller is not ok in terms of dimensions and offers only little space.

I had to hurry a little, otherwise I wouldn't have made it into the gallery 😅
If you notice anything else, I am very grateful for any information 👍

 

MD

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1 hour ago, THEscaleSHOW said:

Hey John

 

I will add the screws, although the Academy Roller is not ok in terms of dimensions and offers only little space.

I had to hurry a little, otherwise I wouldn't have made it into the gallery 😅
If you notice anything else, I am very grateful for any information 👍

 

MD

You're doing a brilliant job so far. This is a VVSS unit that I did for my 1/35th IDF M1. The units are from Dragon. I glued a small piece of 10thou card to cover the joint, and then glued on four bolt heads.

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I don't know how it would work with the Academy items, but it shouldn't be too different.

Anyway, I hope that helps.

 

John.

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57 minutes ago, Bullbasket said:

You're doing a brilliant job so far. This is a VVSS unit that I did for my 1/35th IDF M1. The units are from Dragon. I glued a small piece of 10thou card to cover the joint, and then glued on four bolt heads.

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I don't know how it would work with the Academy items, but it shouldn't be too different.

Anyway, I hope that helps.

 

John.

 

We had the same idea then 😁

The plastic card is already glued in, but the reason with me was a large gap between the parts.

This way I wanted to save myself the filler.

 

THX 👍

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Hi folks

 

Today a small update on the M12.
While the primer is drying, I continued building the vignette.
Additionally, the figures are making progress and are ready for painting.
Only minimal touch ups were necessary, besides Alpine I used new Tamiya Firgures.

Cheers!

 

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First steps to define the dimensions

 

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The joints are filled with fine filler

 

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Excess putty is wiped off with a sponge and lukewarm water

 

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After that I designed the bank and made a frame out of plastic card

 

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M12 and figures ready for priming

 

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Wire pins are used for better handling

 

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The new Tamiya figures are highly recommended and have nothing to do with the monsters of the 70s

 

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Left Tamiya, right Alpine

 

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Dust cover

 

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Done

 

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The fine primer from Tamiya diluted with Mr. LT is first class, even small details are not hidden

 

See you!

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 I agree with those other two chaps, the little winch thingy is a masterclass on fine detail all on its own, and now we get a bridge! (clue was in the title, lol) and some figures :thumbsup:

 

 The reworked 3 part FDA is another highlight for me, a new scratched bolt strip with precisely placed resin (Masterclub?) bolt heads, just looks damn good to me ;)

 

 Matt

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