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Special Forces GMV Afghanistan
robthepom
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:56 PM UTC
very cool build, please post pics of completed figures
Maki
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:10 PM UTC
Ops, sorry I missed this one...

Thanks Shane for your comments. The base kit was Tamiya's M1025.

Mario
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 09:44 PM UTC
That is amazing work. I can't ever hope to come close to the level of detail you achieve in your work but I can really enjoy that level through your photos. Many thanks for giving me a lot of inspiration and unknowing encouragement in my own model making.

One question... what was the base kit you used for the Humvee?
darreng
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Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2018 - 10:45 PM UTC
Brilliant work Mario.

I'm looking forward to seeing the figures.
flugwuzzi
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Lower Austria, Austria
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 09:41 PM UTC
Phantastic work Mario!
The level of dedails you put into the model is just stunning.
Can't wait to see the figures painted.

Kudos
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 03:10 PM UTC
Amazing work. Sample. I followed the construction with great pleasure. Incredible realism, study of every detail, perfect accuracy of Assembly and painting. It is without a doubt a masterpiece!
Trisaw
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 01:05 PM UTC
Wow, that is truly an amazing build! Everything just pops!

The Legend GMV conversion just pops with detail. Your paint job is so smooth and the amount of accessories and gear you added just increases the level of detail and eyecandy.

Wonderfully marvelous job, Mario! Thumbs way up!
Maki
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 08:25 PM UTC
Thank you Liam, much appreciated.

I've been going through a major upgrade of my workspace, so hopefully I'll start with the figures soon.

Best,
Mario
Books17
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2018 - 05:53 PM UTC
Mario, to be honest I feel like I've cheated by going through this build start to finish in just an hour or two!! I had to register just to say how much I enjoyed it, and how stunning your work is.
WXerock
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 04:05 AM UTC
Mario, I feel like we've all been on a journey with you. A journey that took nearly four years. It had its ups and downs, but you made it. The end result is stunning. It gives heart to those of us who can't sprint through a build or binge build seven vehicles at one time. Your attention to detail is unmatched my friend. This is the best GMV I've seen so far. That is saying a lot since there has been done amazing work shown here by yourself, Piotr, and Kuba. Hope you start something new soon.

Regards,

Eric
Maki
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Posted: Monday, August 20, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Thanks guys, I'm happy you like the model.

Mario
Foxtrot1
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 07:49 PM UTC
It came out beautifully! Definitely worth the wait. Can't wait to see how those figures come out.

I loved your OIF M1025 build, but the detail on this truck has to take prize. Thank you for sharing the pics.
Venko555
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 07:31 PM UTC
Very nice work, Mario! I'm waiting for the figures painting

Cheers!
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
Wow the attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship is amazing. Keep up the great work.
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 09:07 AM UTC
Most impressive! Great job! Thank you for sharing the process as you have some really rare skills on display here
GTDeath13
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 08:06 AM UTC
The vehicle looks awesome!!!! A superb model.
goofmuilwijk
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 07:43 AM UTC
Awesome!
twong529
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 06:21 AM UTC
Terrific build. Very nice subtle weathering.
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC
Some more:





















And here is a setup with the figures I'm planning:



Mario
Maki
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Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 05:54 AM UTC
OK, I'm calling this one finished.

















Mario
Foxtrot1
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 03:29 PM UTC
Looking very good. I love the can of Coke!

Please, keep posting more updates. Your build inspires me to begin work on my Tamiya M1025.
Maki
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Posted: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 06:53 PM UTC
Almost finished with the stowage in the back:



And this is a Cola can in 1/35 scale, amazing set from Royal Model:



Mario
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 02:00 PM UTC
Thanks. PM sent.

Mario
18Bravo
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 07:08 AM UTC
The beauty of these walkarounds as opposed to a book is that I can easily (and without cost to you) send upgrades whenever they are added. Send me your email address and I'll send you the batch they belong to.
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 01:09 PM UTC
Thanks Rob, I appreciate your comments. Tow strap is actually orange... perhaps the color balance made it look more reddish on the photos. I have a plan to subdue the tone quite a bit during weathering stages.

Thanks for the photos. I like the idea of rigging two straps, perhaps I'll try that on my next Humvee build.

I have your SOF Humvee walkaround with various GMVs (that's where I got the inspiration for this build), but haven't seen the photos you included in your post.

Mario