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Colombian Army M8 with Quad Gun .50 AA
Petition2God
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 07:22 PM UTC
Definitely a creative build! Thanks for sharing. Very interesting to see that a WWII relic is still being used nicely in a modern day.
Mendes
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
Colin, Patrick, Roy and James, I appreciate the encouragement from all of you.


Ryan about the brake cylinders, your idea is very good and it would make my job easier, because the Hemmt front axle air brakes are very similar to the Colombian M8. Either way, it is difficult to get one of these items, and they would need to undergo some changes. So I'm going to scratchbuild a new one.

Look the Hemtt front air brake and and those used in the M8:






What do you think guys?
Tank1812
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37 AM UTC
Cesar,

The shapeway designer is a member here, maybe Mike can modify the part.

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=245315&page=47#2285785

Do you have any measurements?

Tank1812
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:52 PM UTC
Cesar,

I ordered the parts anyway. Except for the second nut, I think the parts would work. At least I will be using them for my build.

Mendes
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:45 AM UTC
Hi Ryan, I thank your concern. For logistical reasons (payment and shipping) I think it is very complicated for me take one from Mike.

I have no idea of the measures...It should look like Hemtt front air brake I think.

Many thanks Ryan


Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 08:54 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Ryan, I thank your concern. For logistical reasons (payment and shipping) I think it is very complicated for me take one from Mike.

I have no idea of the measures...It should look like Hemtt front air brake I think.

Many thanks Ryan





I understand, hopefully it will be useful for someone else doing this project.
Mendes
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:21 PM UTC
Hi guys,

It's been some time since my last posts here, my apologies. I was involved with other projects like my Marder III DAK.

Well, the new diesel engine deck was finished and I also added some pieces on the rear of the vehicle. As I said, the diesel engine deck from MR Modellbau resin conversion has some errors and was not used, except a small part that I cut...









Tank1812
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:56 PM UTC
Good catch on the missing detail. The resin part looks to big to me.
Mendes
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
You are right Ryan, not even this small piece is good and usable.

I will solve this as soon as possible.

Thanks
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Mendes
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Posted: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - 06:16 AM UTC
Hi folks,

It´s been some time since my last posts, my apologies again. Well, meanwhile I added some photo etched parts, a new antenna base and mount (the correct type for this version), I make the quad .50 machine gun mount with full movement (up and down too), I changed the little resin part for another one (thanks Ryan), and other minor changes.











img]https://i.imgur.com/TaAnvwc.jpg[/img]



That´s all for now folks
Tank1812
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 02:50 AM UTC
Looking good Cesar.
Mendes
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
Hello folks, new progress with this paused project. Well, I scratchbuild the rear air brakes, side mirrors and I added the antenna mount and the others two headlights housings.


Now it is ready for painting...











Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC
Looks good, can’t wait to see it under paint.
Mendes
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:43 AM UTC
Thanks for looking Ryan.
Cheers
bat_213
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Posted: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 - 11:51 AM UTC
wow ,you have done a very great job on your build .that is a cool way. to redo an old vehala well done.
Mendes
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 02:23 AM UTC
Folks, my apologies for the long time without progress on this project. Well. It's time to go to the end... so, finally the finished paint job, but some touches will be done.












More progress soon
Tank1812
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 03:48 AM UTC
Looking great. What is the Humbrol colors? What did you use for the tan color?

Mendes
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 12:22 PM UTC
Hello Ryan, I thank your interest...I forgot one paint reference. The colors are:

Base color: Humbrol 78 Matt Cockpit Green.

And,

Humbrol 186 Brown

Tamiya XF-1 Black

Tamiya XF-57 Buff (tan color)


All the best,

Cesar
Mendes
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Posted: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 04:46 AM UTC
Weathering time folks:



The vehicles are used for vigilance and control of the most important Colombian highways. So, I can't leave the vehicle extremely dirty and worn out, but, on the other hand, I can't leave the vehicle completely clean as you can see in some pictures, because he would look like a toy. So, I used some common sense and applied a little dirt where logic called for it.










If necessary, some touches of the dirt effects can still be made.
Mendes
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 08:13 AM UTC
Hello folks,

I finished today this projec.I decided to apply a new more agressive weathering on it.

The end result looks much better to me













KoSprueOne
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 08:21 AM UTC
Very nice finish to this conversion.




Mendes
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 08:59 AM UTC
Many thanks Sir
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 09:24 AM UTC
Looks great Cesar. Nice to see something a little different to the ordinary Out of The Box stuff.
Mendes
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC
Thanks Peter

Cheers from Brazil