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Canadian RG-31 Mk.3 build log
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 01:14 PM UTC
Done with the tires..





Thanks for viewing...

Zaidi
roteck
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 12, 2004
KitMaker: 274 posts
AeroScale: 6 posts
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 - 08:58 PM UTC
Just... WOW!!!

Now, you made me want to build one of those!

Great job,

Chris
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Just... WOW!!!

Now, you made me want to build one of those!

Great job,

Chris



Thanks Chris for your kind words

time for a little update...been bz travelling back and forth... little time to play with this build

so i continue with the show with washes and streaking effects. Both were done by using AK Interactive OIF/OEF washes and streaking effect. Minimal chipping is also done. I dont know if chipping is likely to happen in this vehicle or most modern vehicle. Regardless, i felt empty if the vehicle is not weathered to the bone.. LOL
And dry fitted everything.
i made a simple base, using plater or paris mix with sand.








Next is the 'tempered glass'. Painted with tamiya clear green, very diluted mix. And then i applied sharpie along the edges.


then dryfitted the glass onto the vehicle.









The windshield are missing from the shot. Will update next.
What is left to do is just a few more steps which include
1. Putting the antenna and wiring
2. Rear door hydraulics
3. detailing the top hatches hydraulics
4. More tarps/tents and what not
5. Getting spare shackles to be mounted underneath the front chassis.
6. side mirrors
7. windshield and wipers
8. ISAF sign
9. Finish the base

that's all for now.
Thanks for looking

Zaidi
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 12:10 PM UTC
Time for small update...

There are lots so small update that i did but too small to notice...

Some of the update..

The 4 hydraulic arms that were fitted onto the top hatches..
I scratchbuild the device by using handphone usb cable insulator and no.2 guitar string...



Then they were fitted onto the hatches...the bracket on the hull n hatches were done long time ago by using plastic strips.





Will try to finished this by this weekend..

Thanks for flying by


Zaidi
GTDeath13
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: June 12, 2015
KitMaker: 921 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 01:08 PM UTC
Awesome work on the wheels and the clear parts.

Trully inspiring build, makes me wanna start mine.

Thanks for sharing your work.
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 03:20 PM UTC

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Awesome work on the wheels and the clear parts.

Trully inspiring build, makes me wanna start mine.

Thanks for sharing your work.



Thanks Nikos... glad u like it...
Im still learning
SgtRam
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AEROSCALE
#197
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
KitMaker: 3,971 posts
AeroScale: 511 posts
Posted: Sunday, March 05, 2017 - 05:52 PM UTC
Impressive looking build. Great job.
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
AeroScale: 121 posts
Posted: Monday, March 06, 2017 - 06:25 AM UTC

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Impressive looking build. Great job.



Tango kilo Sir..
NebLWeffah
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: October 13, 2004
KitMaker: 1,683 posts
AeroScale: 58 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 03:16 AM UTC
This is turning out really nice, great work!


roygdarwin
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Canada
Joined: February 25, 2017
KitMaker: 69 posts
AeroScale: 15 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 11:12 AM UTC
I for one think that your build is great,thanks for shareing.
WXerock
#450
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California, United States
Joined: July 19, 2015
KitMaker: 672 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 11:45 AM UTC
Zaidi, that really is turning into quite an impressive build. It has inspired me to add the Mk5 to my list. Great weathering.

Regards,

Eric
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 08:22 PM UTC
Thanks Bob, Roy and Eric for your kind words...glad that u like it. In the matter of facts it was your rg31 build, Bob that inspired me.

Time for some little update.
As mentioned earlier, i printed the ISAF warning sign. I trace the design and retype all the words in adobe illustrator.
I gave it some weathering using tamiya make up set...and attached to the front using metal cable as photo reference.

Err i think the sign is a little bigger. What do you think guys...should i make it small.and reprint?

So another question, where do the crew put the sign in the rear of the vehicle? I cant find photo reference.

Thanks for looking


Zaidi
recceboy
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 706 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
Great work, the sign being that low off the bumper , it would end up being bent up quite fast. They came in all sizes.

Cheers

Anthony
baldwin8
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 23, 2009
KitMaker: 89 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 06:30 PM UTC
Inspiring work you've put into this project. My hat is off to your dedication to this kit.
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 09:31 PM UTC
Thanks Anthony and Craig...

So i redo the sign..reduced the size by 85%

Take 2




I think this should be ok... please let me know

Thanks

Zaidi
baldwin8
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 23, 2009
KitMaker: 89 posts
AeroScale: 12 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 10:13 PM UTC
Do you have a Facebook account Zaidi? There is a group Canadian Military Modellers Association, on it that the members would love to see any shots of this.
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 10:20 PM UTC

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Do you have a Facebook account Zaidi? There is a group Canadian Military Modellers Association, on it that the members would love to see any shots of this.



Craig..check your pm..

Tq

Zaidi
parrot
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 01, 2002
KitMaker: 1,607 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, March 08, 2017 - 10:22 PM UTC

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Inspiring work you've put into this project. My hat is off to your dedication to this kit.



Really great work.
Think the smaller sign looks better.

Tom
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2017 - 05:51 AM UTC

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Inspiring work you've put into this project. My hat is off to your dedication to this kit.



Really great work.
Think the smaller sign looks better.

Tom



Thanks Tom for the kind words... i still learning especially when it comes to do modern softskin...I need a lot of helps, tips etc from you all

Zaidi
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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Posted: Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 09:41 AM UTC
Hi fellas..happy weekend..
Time for a little update..

Basically all the major elements are completed. What's left are some small details i.e jerry cans, water bottles, tarps n antenna



I misted heavily thinned tamiya buff and spray at high pressure onto the windshield.


Not so dusty but enough ...

While driving on sunday morning found this on the road side



Feels like wanna send the rg31 in , but wifey gave the look...weekend humour, cant help it...
Till then

Thanks for looking

Zaidi
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:18 PM UTC
Ok..i'm calling this build done...
I will take proper photos soon..

What a build..such a good kit







Till then fellas..i would like to thank all that inspired and helped me with this build..

Zaidi
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 12:58 PM UTC
Hi fellas armorama..happy weekend.
As promised i will share the completed photos of this build.
Before that i would like to thank once again to all members here that inspired and help with this build.
Overall, I'm having fun with this build. The kit itself is good in term of fitting. With the exception of the confusing manual, i think this kit is fantastic.

Ok, so here we go

Photo setup just a simple standalone probe with remote mode and plenty of sunlight inside a photo booth.













Thanks for looking....


Zaidi
flugwuzzi
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Lower Austria, Austria
Joined: November 02, 2007
KitMaker: 633 posts
AeroScale: 8 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 02:23 PM UTC
Phantastic work Zaidi!
The level of detail is just stunning and the paintjob and weathering look really great! Very well done.

Congrats and greetings
Walter
Silantra
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
Joined: March 04, 2004
KitMaker: 2,511 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 07:56 PM UTC

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Phantastic work Zaidi!
The level of detail is just stunning and the paintjob and weathering look really great! Very well done.

Congrats and greetings
Walter



Thank you Sir