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Old 08-19-2006, 06:19 AM
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Hi guy's,

Here are some photo's of the fitter I'm working on.
It's academy's m-113 Fitter mostly OOB. Things added are Friul tracks, 2 spare m-113 road wheels, spare drive sprocket, milliputt sandbags, and a new MG for the commanders turret.
The 2 figures are academy's IDF AFV crew with hornet heads.
The tubing for the winch will be added after painting.













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Old 08-19-2006, 10:31 AM
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:41 AM
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That looks really nice! Its a good clean build-I like it a lot!!! I love the sand bags, I cant wait to see it finsihed.

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Old 08-20-2006, 11:26 AM
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Nice job! Keep going and time for paint?

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Very nice build.

This is one of my fav versions of this vehicle. Will you be adding more stowage or staying put with what you have?
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:00 AM
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Nice job but a couple of things you might want to fix before painting:

The driver's hatch interior has a couple of ejector pin marks which could be removed
The water cans on the rear wall could do with a securing strap
There looks to be a gap behind the headlight bracket on the driver's side
There are what look like some join lines around on the crane (near the rear hinge and on the front of the support)
It might be a trick of the light but I think I see a seam around the small rear door on the vertical between the two hinges where it attaches .to the ramp.

I'll be doing mine as an Aussie version when I can get around to it, which avoids the need to use most of the provided accessories, although I have found photos showing the locations of the crane hydraulic lines surprisingly hard to locate (and I get to build the counterweights on the right rear corner).
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:18 PM
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Looking good. I like the sandbags and those Friul tracks. If I could add one thing, in the Fitter the center seats were removed so there would be room for fixing/carrying things. I think I read somewhere that a 113 powerpack could be carried in there if necessary.
I have plans to do both the Israeli and Canadian ones someday...

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Thank you guy's for the kind words and sorry for late reply.

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Will you be adding more stowage or staying put with what you have?
maybe a little more but what you see is basicly it.

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The driver's hatch interior has a couple of ejector pin marks which could be removed
The water cans on the rear wall could do with a securing strap
There looks to be a gap behind the headlight bracket on the driver's side
There are what look like some join lines around on the crane (near the rear hinge and on the front of the support)
It might be a trick of the light but I think I see a seam around the small rear door on the vertical between the two hinges where it attaches .to the ramp.
I did remove the ejector marks on the hatch interior, the gap behind the headlight bracket on the driver's side is there becase I didn't fit the roof on properly (I still have to get the figures in and out), I have given the watercans staps now and there was a small seam around the rear door but that has also been fixt.


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If I could add one thing, in the Fitter the center seats were removed so there would be room for fixing/carrying things
Well I didn't know that Have to remember that if I ever do one again.

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Nice job! Keep going and time for paint?
I'm doing that richt now, I'll post some photo's as soon as I have the chance.

Again thank you for the kind words and tips.

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Old 08-24-2006, 06:58 AM
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Oke here are some photo's of the fitter with the base color on.
It's a mix of Humbrol 72, 155 and 159 (a ratio of 1, 1, and 1 I like to keep it simple) for the base color to give it a brown green and a bit grey color.
I painted some of the fittings red and applied the decals on a gloss coat.
Still have some further things to paint and fix to the model (al the water cans and hoses for the crane ) and then I can start weathering.







The decals in the kit are a little problem (the license plate) I'll have to figure out how to fix this

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