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Pascal's M-ATV (Panda 1/35)
pascalbausset
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 12:06 AM UTC
Pic for Rob :



The cargo with a first coat of paint :





pilote14
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 02:31 AM UTC
Nice work !
i'm slowly than you ..... lol
The3rdPlacer
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 03:53 AM UTC
Looking good Pacal.

The suspension seems complicated, is it easy to level up the assembly?

Ryan
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TacticalSquirrel
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 06:43 AM UTC
Is the DUKE included?
pilote14
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 07:11 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Is the DUKE included?



you can see the antennas here :

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=184371#1544546

pascalbausset
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 07:33 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looking good Pacal.

The suspension seems complicated, is it easy to level up the assembly?

Ryan
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Thanks
All the construction is a nightmare. Nothing go well. But finally with lots of work the kit look good.
TacticalSquirrel
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 07:33 AM UTC
Those are antennaes, I was refering to the DUKE system itself.
pascalbausset
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 03:21 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Those are antennaes, I was refering to the DUKE system itself.



NO this item is not included. In fact most of the interior details are missing.

The cab look so empty that's s why I make my model totally closed
TacticalSquirrel
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 04:39 PM UTC
On the M-ATV, the Duke is not inside the cab, but rather on the rear cab outside wall. I see Panda included the bracket, but not the DUKE itself. I don't know if anyone makes an aftermarket DUKE but they should, it's easy enough to scratch build. I guess I'll have to start on my own for my upcoming M-ATV and MaxxPro's.
pascalbausset
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 08:53 PM UTC

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On the M-ATV, the Duke is not inside the cab, but rather on the rear cab outside wall. I see Panda included the bracket, but not the DUKE itself. I don't know if anyone makes an aftermarket DUKE but they should, it's easy enough to scratch build. I guess I'll have to start on my own for my upcoming M-ATV and MaxxPro's.



Is this this the Duke System housing ?



picsfrom Chris Green from the Armorama M-ATV walk-around
TacticalSquirrel
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 09:35 PM UTC
That's it.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 09:51 PM UTC
Hi Steve

Is the DUKE a single-unit system or not ?

Here's a picture of the DUKE V3 that shows 2 units (or is the one on the right the upgraded version ? ) :



To make things a bit more complicated, I've even found this...



Frenchy





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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 10:18 PM UTC
That's not really important. The bigger box is the one that we had with that third smallest being a seperate control panel forward in the cab.
Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2011 - 10:40 PM UTC
Thanks for your reply !

Frenchy
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 02:23 AM UTC
Frenchy, great pics....seems it could be easy enough to scratch build.

Ryan

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pascalbausset
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 08:13 AM UTC
The M-ATV is near the end , the wheels and weathering job need to be done.





Andrij
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 11:29 AM UTC
Nice, very nice.
TacticalSquirrel
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:50 PM UTC
Looks good, only recommendation is to take the rear fenders and make them a sort of semi gloss black rather than flat black. They are an ABS like plastic and are a bit shiny, not very flat looking.
Removed by original poster on 11/28/11 - 03:52:23 (GMT).
pascalbausset
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 03:55 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks good, only recommendation is to take the rear fenders and make them a sort of semi gloss black rather than flat black. They are an ABS like plastic and are a bit shiny, not very flat looking.



Thanks tall

My rear fender are not flat but semigloss black. Not clearly visible on preview pics.

Here a detail shot :



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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 05:19 AM UTC
I am currently working on my M-ATV, it is not for the begining modeled. The kit is very difficult to assemble a ton of small parts and the instructions...well they are so bad they confuse you more then help you. The wheels are horrible you will need after market resin wheel to make it look right.
Pascal you did an awesome job with yours I can tell you put in a lot of time and effort in your model I'm not sure if I can get mine to look as good as yours.
KissMeKate
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 06:30 AM UTC
The detail in the undercarriage alone makes me want this model. awesome!
pascalbausset
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 03:33 AM UTC
Finally i have make a Duke system housing :





Otherwise, I begin the weathering :




The3rdPlacer
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 05:37 AM UTC
Still watching Pascal, nice work so far!

Ryan

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TacticalSquirrel
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 - 05:39 AM UTC
Coming along great! Few painting tips. The panels that cover the engine inside the wheel wells, paint them the same semi gloss black you used for your rear fenders. The cross antennae circular base on the rear, paint the top flat black. The exhaust is a bit too rusty, keep in mind the oldest operational M-ATV is only like 2 years old. The exhausts were usually a flat black color with some discoloration from the heat and some minor surface rust. Also, with the cargo area, make sure everything back there is tied down with some type of strap. I look forward to seeing more of your progress on this.

Steve