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Cougar AVGP
wbill76
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 12:33 PM UTC
Bob Read's (NebLWeffah) build of a 1/35 Canadian Army Cougar AVGP in UN markings for service in Bosnia ca. 1993/94 during the UNPROFOR (UN Protection Force) deployment has been added to the On Display gallery. Bob used the Best Value Models kit from Azimut with Accurate Armour, Maple Leaf Models and scratchbuilt details.

Cougar AVGP On Display



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
chuckster
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 06:04 PM UTC
Beautiful model! I built the ACE 1/72 version, it cannot hold a candel to this. Where can I get one of these, and how much does the basic kit cost?
C_JACQUEMONT
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 10:55 PM UTC
You can buy it from Azimut in Paris.

www.azimutproductions.com

BEST VALUE MODELS 1/35 6X6 AVGP 'COUGAR' reference BVM35052
65.76 USD (export price) + shipping.

Cheers,

Christophe
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 02:38 AM UTC
Hi Chuckster, thanks for your comments

The Best Value Models base kit was shipped by Azimut in about 10 days to my home (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) and was about $95 Cdn including shipping. That was before our dollar jumped to it's present rate of more than $1.04 US so one may get a better deal now.



Bob
dexter059
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 03:32 AM UTC
Great build buddy! Did you make (or is it needed) any alterations to the lower hull?

Congrats

Cheers
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 03:44 AM UTC
Cheers Klaus, thanks.

Yes, the lower hull required major surgery....sort of. The kit comes with resin insert and coversion pieces and the instructions show exacltly where to cut the upper and lower hull to make the vehicle shorter (8 wheels down to 6). There's a replacement cabin roof with the properly offset turret ring and a large chunk of resin to place in the lower hull gap after the cuts there are made. This converts the 8 wheel configuration to the 6 wheel Cougar design. It all fits very well and as long as you cut exactly where and by how much it says in the instructions, it was relatively trouble free. Hacking major hull components apart can always be a bit scary but "measure twice, cut once" was my motto.



Bob
dexter059
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 03:59 AM UTC
Thanks buddy, in PMMS was anouced that Best Value will going to release soon a Chilean Army Piranha 6x6 with the israeli TCM-20 turret, so I was wondering how went your conversion since will be the same for the part I asked before buying it.....in case they actually release it (hope so....dont want to scratch it )

Cheers and congrats again, nice looking model there

Cheers
nolifoto
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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 09:34 PM UTC
Thanks for posting this model. I'm totally blank about it and this is the first time I saw it. Nice built but probably rather expensive.
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 05:21 AM UTC
I'm working on some crew figures for this vehicle right now. I hope to have them finished in the next day or two so I'll post a few update pics here with the 3-man crew in place.



Bob
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 09:21 AM UTC
Turned out really nice Lt Cmdr.
Nice job on the white paint scheme.
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 01:42 PM UTC
Thanks Grumpy... I appreciate it very much.



cheers
Bob
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2007 - 01:34 PM UTC
PROJECT UPDATE

Hi All;
As promised, I finished my crew figures this weekend and here's some images of the finished model with the crew in place. The heads and bare hands are from Hornet while the rest of the figures are slightly modified Academy IDF tank crew figures. They appear to be the closest match to modern Canadian AFV crew uniforms.



















I can't say enough about the Hornet products. This was my first time using them and they are superbly cast, really lifelike and very finely detailed. Each has it's own expression and are sculpted in a way that make them appear as individuals. They really are very nice.

cheers



Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 11:28 AM UTC
The figures really set it off Lt Cmdr.
How about a little ground work now?
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 11:41 AM UTC
I do have a small base for it, I should have photographed it on that....don't know why I didn't.....Doh!!

Thanks Grumpy...



Bob