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1/35 LAV-AT and M1128 MGS in progress
twong529
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 21, 2018
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 03:05 AM UTC
Here are a couple in progress builds I am doing at the same time.

First up is the Italeri 1/35 LAV-AT. I got the kit second hand and the seller said it was complete but after going over the parts I found that a few parts were missing. Thanks to Ryan (Tank1812) for supplying the missing parts. Also thanks to Rob (18Bravo) for the resin tires. The wire cutters are from the AFV Stryker upgrade set. This will be from OIF 2003 in the NATO camo scheme.








Next up is the AFV 1/35 M1128 Stryker MGS. Thanks again to Rob (18Bravo) for the great Stryker walk around photos to help me along with this build. The DUKE antenna is also from the AFV Stryker upgrade set. I wanted to do one used in Iraq with the slat armor. There are currently no aftermarket slat armor available for the MGS version so unfortunately I will not be adding any and I am not going to attempt to scratch build it, way too complicated for me. It won't be entirely correct but close enough.







Tank1812
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Posted: Sunday, February 09, 2020 - 03:16 AM UTC
Looking good, glad the parts could help out.
18Bravo
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 08:27 AM UTC
Same here. Glad those wheels will go to good use finally. Looking good.
Tankrider
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Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:42 PM UTC
NIce work so far on the M1128. I did notice that you have the 105D antenna for the DUKE system mounted on the wrong side of the PE mount. The antenna mounts to the opposite of the triangular base.
HTH
John
twong529
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:54 AM UTC
Thanks again Ryan and Rob.
twong529
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 12:59 AM UTC

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NIce work so far on the M1128. I did notice that you have the 105D antenna for the DUKE system mounted on the wrong side of the PE mount. The antenna mounts to the opposite of the triangular base.
HTH
John



Thanks John!
The DUKE is only dry fitted for now but it is mounted correctly. On the M1128, the mount is flipped. I cropped these two photos and enlarged the areas and you can just make out the mount.


Tankrider
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 05:21 AM UTC
Well, there seems to be an exception to most things and the M1128 seems to be that exception with the 105D antenna mounts. continue with your work Sir, I will be monitoring your progress...

John
HermannB
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 07:18 AM UTC
LAV-TUA requires a new cupola, kit provided is wrong.

https://www.perfect-scale.de/en/www--perfect-scale-de-3/M901--Hammerhead--Conversion.html
18Bravo
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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 07:54 AM UTC

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Well, there seems to be an exception to most things and the M1128 seems to be that exception with the 105D antenna mounts. continue with your work Sir, I will be monitoring your progress...

John



My guess is a clearance issue.