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RG-31 Mk3
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: February 13, 2002
KitMaker: 5,150 posts
Armorama: 2,616 posts
Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 09:32 AM GMT+7
Matija Lisec shows his skills building, painting and weathering RG-31 Mk3 model from Kinetic. An impulse buy at a model show, Matija first wanted to get rid of the kit, but finally decided to build it... check it out!

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Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,406 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 12:15 PM GMT+7
So impressive, Matija!

I would like to know more about how you painted the brush guards on the headlights and signal lights while still getting the lights to look so good.

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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: September 13, 2006
KitMaker: 306 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 08:12 AM GMT+7
Thank you

It's nothing fancy, the brush guards were painted seperately and then attached. The lights were painted with clear paints
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Wojewodztwo Slaskie, Poland
Joined: February 18, 2007
KitMaker: 958 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, May 09, 2017 - 09:53 AM GMT+7
I didn't like RG-31 Mk3 at all. I thought it had a little bit strange silhouette, not so mighty as a real MRAP should have. But after seeing some models of it I've changed my mind. There are some excellent galleries of this vehicle's models in the web and this one has very big chances for the first place among of them. Great build, congrats
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Novosibirsk, Russia
Joined: October 08, 2014
KitMaker: 106 posts
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 10:13 PM GMT+7
It's just a great work! I am building this model myself, and I looked at a lot of such machines on the Internet. Your work is really one of the best. Unfortunately, my build showed a defect in this set (and not only for me alone). The fact is that over time, from the loopholes on the windows appear radial cracks. Also I see, you made the wiring on the bottom. Did you use any reference materials? If so, could you help me with this?
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: September 13, 2006
KitMaker: 306 posts
Armorama: 282 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 07:18 AM GMT+7
Thank you for the comments!

Sorry to hear that Dimitriy I used a WWP book on RG-31 i borrowed from a friend. I would have to see if i took a photo of the underside