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Warrior!
Teacher
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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 12:40 PM UTC
Gino P. Quintiliani (Heavyarty) shows us his Warrior! Thanks Gino!

Warrior!



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
jazza
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Singapore / 新加坡
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 01:21 PM UTC
Ah yes i remember this kit. Was quite impressed with the netting on the side and can almost feel the pain for Gino when trying to piece them together. If he is anything like me and suffer from fat finger disease, it would be a real pain in the a**!

Great work on the warrior Gino!
Erik67
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Buskerud, Norway
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 02:28 PM UTC
Definatly a build which deserve to be "On display". As mentioned befor: Good work Gino.

Erik
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 04:34 PM UTC
Nice looking model Gino.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 05:30 PM UTC
Thanks guys. Glad you like it. The netting was a pain in the butt, but well worth it. I like how it came out looking.

Thanks for posting it Vinnie.
dexter059
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Region de Valparaiso, Chile
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 12:06 AM UTC
Great looking Warrior Gino, like the way you installed the ID panels on the sides, really eye catching, also all the stowage and the net....

Congrats
Burik
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 01:22 AM UTC
Very nice. And almost sacrilegious for Gino, as it is a non-US subject.
mauserman
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 01:30 AM UTC
Gino, as usual your work is outstanding. This one will go into my bookmarks along with your M2A2 OIF. I have a couple questions for you. First, what did you make the netting out of? And regarding attachment points, it looks like the netting is shown being secured by the nuts on the panels. Am I correct in this assumption? Also, how would have the ammo cans on the right hand front side panel been secured?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 01:59 AM UTC
Thanks, glad you like it.

Yup, the actual netting is secured by the existing bolts on the armor. The bolts are removed and holes cut into the netting ends. Then reattach the bolts through the netting straps.

For the net, I first glued the painted and weathered gear to the armored skirts. I made the netting out of 1/16" wide (I think) graphics arts tape. I first strung the horizontal pieces and super glued the ends to the edge of the bolt heads on the armor panels. Once all the horizontal pieces were done, I ran all the vertical pieces, again attaching each end to existing boltheads. I glued each where they crosseed to hold it all together too. Lastly, I painted the straps OD Green to finish it all off.

The ammo boxes are held onto the actual vehicle by removing the existing skirt bolts and drilling holes in the boxes. Then reattach the bolts through the holes in the box and screw them back into the skirt.
bulivyf
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Praha, Czech Republic
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 04:25 AM UTC
Hi Gino,
very nice Warrior, please what is base color.
Miloslav
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 05:32 AM UTC

Quoted Text

very nice Warrior, please what is base color.



I mixed it myself. I took Testors Model Master Sand, FS#33531, and added some yellow and some dark brown to it. It is pretty much dead on for the Op Telic Sand color of Brit AFVs.
bulivyf
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 05:36 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

very nice Warrior, please what is base color.



I mixed it myself. I took Testors Model Master Sand, FS#33531, and added some yellow and some dark brown to it. It is pretty much dead on for the Op Telic Sand color of Brit AFVs.



Thanks. Miloslav
kevinb120
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Virginia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 10:22 AM UTC
Looks really awesome! I love the way the Warrior looks and like what you did with loading it up, and the intricate markings on irregular surfaces. My only question is-is the barrel 100% straight? It looks like it needs just the slightest tweak with the thumbs from a little droop.
ti
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Dalarnas, Sweden
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 - 11:40 PM UTC
Great looking model Gino. I too love the netting. Cool.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 06:38 AM UTC
Thanks all. Glad you like it.


Quoted Text

My only question is-is the barrel 100% straight? It looks like it needs just the slightest tweak with the thumbs from a little droop.



Looks straight to me. Might be the camera angle on some of the pics.