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M1165 Polish SF Academy + conversion 1:35
MakiWawa
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Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 05:44 PM GMT+7
I'm starting a new model- M1165GMV Polish Special Forces (Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów). The base will be the "Academy" M1151 model. The model will be based on a special conversion that has been going on for more than two years.
Photos of photo etched parts will be available by the end of the this week.
This will probably be the first model of this vehicle in the world

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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 02:43 AM GMT+7
Photo etched set




Front bumper

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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 02:58 AM GMT+7
Hi Piotr -
I'm looking forward to another one of your projects! The etch work shown is very nice. I just finished a truck like this (see the scratch and conversion thread, by Michael Koenig) but without the detail kit - I wish I had it! I used the academy base kit too - the rest is scratch built and left overs from other kits. The etch front bumper you show is really nice! Good luck on the project -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 03:11 AM GMT+7
Hi Nick,
Could you send me a link to your work?

BR
Piotr
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 03:26 AM GMT+7
Hi Piotr -

I'm only on the cell phone today, so not sure how to cut/copy a link. So, if you go to the Armorama home page and look to Popular Blogs (I think that's the name - the green box) take a look at Conversions and Scratch Builds - by Michael Koenig, and the truck, build and done is shown on pages 16 and 17. There are lots of other really nice builds posted - a great to see how others do some pretty inspiring work!

I'm looking forward to your build - always great work!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:31 PM GMT+7

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Hi Piotr -

I'm only on the cell phone today, so not sure how to cut/copy a link. So, if you go to the Armorama home page and look to Popular Blogs (I think that's the name - the green box) take a look at Conversions and Scratch Builds - by Michael Koenig, and the truck, build and done is shown on pages 16 and 17. There are lots of other really nice builds posted - a great to see how others do some pretty inspiring work!

I'm looking forward to your build - always great work!

Cheers
Nick



Nick- Elegant, but very different from the original.
My version













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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 07:21 PM GMT+7
Very interesting vehicle, I like the addition of custom PE goodies. Is that a second gas tank on the left hull side?

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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 07:40 PM GMT+7

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Is that a second gas tank on the left hull side?


Mario- this is fuel filler to the second tank in the back of the chassis. Please look- this is the cover of this tank
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 08:11 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the clarification.

The PE is made to fit Academy model? Is the PE available to purchase?

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 08:16 PM GMT+7

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Thanks for the clarification.

The PE is made to fit Academy model? Is the PE available to purchase?

Mario



It is specially made to M1151 Academy and fit perfectly.
This is done by my colleague and will probably appear on sale in a while.
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 02:09 AM GMT+7
last update today








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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 02:31 AM GMT+7
Very nice. Does your friend have idea to offer other PE sets for Humvee? Some of those ammo racks would come in handy for many versions.

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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 02:43 AM GMT+7

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Very nice. Does your friend have idea to offer other PE sets for Humvee? Some of those ammo racks would come in handy for many versions.

Mario



Maki- He has already made a rear shelf to the M1025 dumvee, box holder for ammunition boxes (dumveeM1025). I think he could produce what you want ...
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 04:40 AM GMT+7
Hi Piotr -

It appears that you and I are building different versions of this truck! Thanks for the nice words. You know, with so many versions of the M1165A1 running around, there are just as many versions to make! I did some homework on my build before I started, specifically referring to images I purchased from Rob Skipper a few years ago, and some in theater images. As the source of the operational photos is unclear to me, I opted not to show them in the other post - I've cropped one and included some from Rob to clarify what I built:









Above you'll see the distinctly different elements of the truck - specifically the bed rails, and tools on the hood.

Unhappily, I'm good and jealous of the etch materials you are using - they look great! I though used scraps from the left over etch pile, lead foil,wire and whatever I could find to illustrate the intent, maybe "demonstrating convincing realism", and no, likely not perfect (lol) - below, a couple of pics of the truck in use, in fact, the first inspired the overall look of the build:





And there you have it - we arent building the same thing! lol - I'm really looking forward to your build - I really like your work very much -

Sorry, didn't mean to disrupt your build blog! again, I am really looking forward to it!

Cheers and happy model building!
Nick


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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 05:03 AM GMT+7
Hi Nick!
This is my favorite M1165, but a nightmare for the builder. Real beast . For this reason deserved congratulations to you!!! I will look your work once more. Maybe I will convince my friend to do the conversion.
Regards
Piotr
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Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:24 PM GMT+7
GPK turret




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Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 09:42 PM GMT+7






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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 05:58 PM GMT+7
Work in progress



















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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 02:23 PM GMT+7
Hi Piotr - great work! That etch kit is really nice and your assembly very clean! Looking very good - figure looks nice too. Thanks for the update

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 02:06 AM GMT+7
Assault team almost ready...







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Posted: Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 03:06 AM GMT+7
The figures looks very good please let us see more
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 06:26 PM GMT+7

Next stages of workshop. Of course the roof is not painted...








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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 06:49 PM GMT+7
Hi Piotr - man, this is looking really good! I really like how crisp and clean your etch work has turned out. Looking forward to your next update!

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 06:53 PM GMT+7
Thanks Nick

I try to make it look good...
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 08:25 PM GMT+7
I know some of the figures are Legands new releases. What are the other figures excellent work by the way.

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