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REVIEW
Mk 23 MTVR
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ARMORAMA
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 02:58 AM UTC
Trumpeter brings us a great example of the USMC''s latest cargo truck, the Mk 23 MTVR.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 06:52 AM UTC
Darren, thanks for posting the review. It was a fun build.
seb43
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Paris, France
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 07:12 AM UTC
First thanks for linking my review
2nd good work on the doors will add it to mine. Need to finish it
3rd how did you use the copper wire ??
It was impossible with mine

Overall great build.
Paint job soon???
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013 - 10:27 AM UTC
Hi Seb. I tried using the provided jig, but it broke after about three failed attempts to bend the wire w/it. So, I bent the wire using a tweezers. I first bent it into a loop, then turned the tweezers 90 degrees and held the loop, then bent it into another loop. I cut one side of the second loop off and got a squiggly-S shape. Once I figured it out, it wasn't too bad, just a little tedious.

As to paint, hopefully soon. I leave for vacation for a few weeks starting Wed, so no work on models for a while. I'll be too busy soaking up rays on the beach.
vonHengest
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Texas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2010
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Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 03:36 PM UTC
Thanks for this review Gino! I've seriously been looking at this kit, and I look forward to seeing how it turns out when you have a chance to finish it up. Enjoy that sun
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 21, 2019 - 10:41 AM UTC
I finally dug this one out and put some paint on it. I used Krylon Max Italian Olive spray paint. It is marked as a USN Seabees vehicle with the Seabees door logo from the Echelon Gun Trucks in Vietnam (Part 2) (D356257) decal sheet. The USN number and triangle were made by me on computer decal paper. All of the placard decals and instrument panel are from the kit. The kit decals are pretty complete. I weathered it with steel and rust drybrushing for wear areas and gave it an overall sandy wash.

I like how it came out.






Interior details.




Front, rear, and underside details.


(The .50 cal is from Tamiya as there was no weapon in the kit.)



Echelon Seabees decal.
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 05:26 AM UTC
Gino, I love the Seabee's decals!

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F.Y.I. - Other variants (fairly) easily possible from this same kit:







KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 10:13 AM UTC

Quoted Text

CALLSIGN: HeavyArty

I finally dug this one out and put some paint on it. I used Krylon Max Italian Olive spray paint. It is marked as a USN Seabees vehicle with the Seabees door logo from the Echelon Gun Trucks in Vietnam (Part 2) (D356257) decal sheet. The USN number and triangle were made by me on computer decal paper. All of the placard decals and instrument panel are from the kit. The kit decals are pretty complete. I weathered it with steel and rust drybrushing for wear areas and gave it an overall sandy wash.

I like how it came out.



Navy Seabees, cool man. The green is on point.
Echelon Gun Trucks in Vietnam (Part 2) (D356257) decal sheet. I've got to look this set up.




165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:16 PM UTC

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Echelon Gun Trucks in Vietnam (Part 2) (D356257) decal sheet. I've got to look this set up.





Ditto!
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 12:39 AM UTC
Thanks guys. I like how it turned out. I figured the Seabees truck would be something you don't see often either.