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Canadian LAV III Markings/Decals
Brad-M
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 06:34 PM UTC
Gents,

Sorry to start a new thread, but this one is not for the building of the Trumpeter kit, but I am asking for info towards markings. I am working through build and am looking at the decals from the kit, which looks rather spartan/lacking. Is there an aftermarket sheet which includes stencils and actual markings for a Canadian vehicle?

TIA

Brad
tsreid
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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 07:25 PM UTC
Aside from the maple leaves on the fuel tanks and one on the front bumper, there's not too many markings visible after the add-on armour is applied. Some LAVs had the NATO chevron in either black or IR tape on the sides of them in Afghanistan.

Domestic training, the LAVs usually display their callsigns, but these are zap-strapped on placards to the bustle bins.
Brad-M
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 02:16 AM UTC
Thanks Trevor. Appreciate the reply. Hey, did you have a LAV III at the Vancouver show over the long week-end?

Brad
gcdavidson
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 03:00 AM UTC
Hey Brad, you can get CFR plates from Real Model, but IIRC trump includes them as a decal anyways. Besides, lots of LAV in Afg have the 'plates flipped over backwards.

tsreid
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 03:01 PM UTC

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Thanks Trevor. Appreciate the reply. Hey, did you have a LAV III at the Vancouver show over the long week-end?

Brad



No, I've been meaning to bring a model to that show one of these days, but I got stuck up-island. C'est dommage, next year!
Brad-M
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 06:04 PM UTC
Hi Trevor,

You live on the Island too?

Brad


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Thanks Trevor. Appreciate the reply. Hey, did you have a LAV III at the Vancouver show over the long week-end?

Brad



No, I've been meaning to bring a model to that show one of these days, but I got stuck up-island. C'est dommage, next year!

Brad-M
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Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 06:07 PM UTC
Thanks Graham. I just checked my decals, nad I don't see those included.

Cheers
Brad


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Hey Brad, you can get CFR plates from Real Model, but IIRC trump includes them as a decal anyways. Besides, lots of LAV in Afg have the 'plates flipped over backwards.


ArtyG37B
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 04:25 AM UTC
Trumpy does include the CFR plates, but they are not decals. look on the colour painting guide and there should be CFR plates to cut out and put on the vehicle.
Brad-M
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:25 AM UTC
Roger, thanks Ian, found them.

Cheers
Brad


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Trumpy does include the CFR plates, but they are not decals. look on the colour painting guide and there should be CFR plates to cut out and put on the vehicle.

tsreid
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 03:53 PM UTC
Ya,

I used to work in D100- Sweet Seaking!

I'm posted up island now!


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Hi Trevor,

You live on the Island too?

Brad


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Quoted Text

Thanks Trevor. Appreciate the reply. Hey, did you have a LAV III at the Vancouver show over the long week-end?

Brad



No, I've been meaning to bring a model to that show one of these days, but I got stuck up-island. C'est dommage, next year!


recceboy
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2011 - 07:00 PM UTC
Brad

Most deployed LAV-3's were devoid of most markings. Most had the CFR plate turned over, gun taped over,or taken off all together. All had the inverted arrow on the sides, depending on time frame mid 2007 and up would have the red stop or I will shoot sign added.

Anthony
Brad-M
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 05:16 AM UTC
Thanks Anthony

Brad
Brad-M
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 05:17 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words Trevor. It was a labour of love

Cheers
Brad
peacekeeper
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 06:33 AM UTC
Archer has a sheet with CFR plates
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 04:17 PM UTC

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........Hey, did you have a LAV III at the Vancouver show over the long week-end?

Brad



I had one in the Vancouver show. Someone else had one in too and it was a Trump kit. I built the Realmodel conversion from the AFV Club kit. The only markings are the CFR plates and the three small black maple leafs on the front bumper and on the two fuel tanks in the back. Here's a pic of mine frm the Vancouver show:



cheers;
Bob
Brad-M
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Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 06:21 PM UTC
Hi Bob,

Yes I remember seeing it. Lovely peice of work.

Thanks for posting the pic.

Brad
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 11:40 AM UTC
Thanks very much amd you're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the show.

Here's a couple of general internet picsthat show the markings. This is pretty much the extent of it and you'l notice that the second pic has the CFR plate turned around and you can just make out the small black maple leaf through the mud and dust on each of the fuel tanks lower down. Notice that there isn't a black chevron on the side of the hull. Some vehicles had them, some did not.







cheers
Bob


recceboy
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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 12:55 PM UTC
Top photo is from the Kabul area circa 2003/2004. Bottom shot is a replacement LAV-3 picked up after the other was hit by an IED. By rules ISAF rules all are to have the inverted arrow (thermal tape) displayed post 2003 on the sides of vehicles for identification of friend or foe.

Brad if you need any help send me a PM.

Anthony
Brad-M
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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 05:55 PM UTC
Couple more questions:

Bob, what glue did you use to build your ration boxes, was it just plain white glue? Also, where did you get the figures?

Anthony, where on the upper body of the LAV-III does the upside down V go?

Thanks Guys
Brad
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 02:05 PM UTC
Hi Brad

Yep, plain white glue did the trick. The figures are from Realmodel.

http://realmodel.cz/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=garden_flypage.tpl&product_id=107&category_id=27&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=79

cheers
Bob
recceboy
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 03:45 PM UTC
Brad

Drop me a PM , will send you the photos.

Anthony
Brad-M
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 04:29 PM UTC
Thanks Bob. Do they make the standing figure with the weapon as well?

Brad
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 05:54 PM UTC
No, they don't. He's a modified JASDF figure from the Tamiya set with scratched Canadian-looking kit and a Hornet head with Maple Leaf Models helmet and weapon.

Bob
Brad-M
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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 06:00 PM UTC
Okidokie, thanks.

Brad


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No, they don't. He's a modified JASDF figure from the Tamiya set with scratched Canadian-looking kit and a Hornet head with Maple Leaf Models helmet and weapon.

Bob

NebLWeffah
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Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 09:23 AM UTC
Hi Brad

Black Dog hsa some nice looking Canadian figures too including soldiers on foot. Check them out, they're about half-way down the page..

http://www.blackdog.cz/fig35.html


cheers
Bob