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Vodnik
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 26, 2003
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Posted: Friday, June 18, 2004 - 02:55 AM UTC
Most of you already know my M3A2 Bradley CFV, but I decided to post it as OnDisplay feature now to accompany my non-slip coating article, as this technique was used on my M3A2 model.

The 1/35 scale M3A2 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle model is a replica of scout vehicle HQ-24 from 1st Infantry Division, 1st Brigade, 1st Battalion, 16 Infantry Regiment during REFORGER 1990 exercise. This model was converted from CC Lee kit of M2A2 Bradley (poor copy of Tamiya kit).

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Whiskey
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Texas, United States
Joined: May 30, 2002
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Posted: Friday, June 18, 2004 - 03:21 AM UTC
Hooah! Thanks Vodnik, now I can find your Brad in one place while looking at others. One question though, did the decals come with the kit or did you make them? I am planning on using either my M3 or M2 kit and presenting it in a 1st Cav vehicle during the 90 REFORGER but dont know what I'll do for the markings.
Vodnik
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Friday, June 18, 2004 - 03:23 AM UTC

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One question though, did the decals come with the kit or did you make them?



I made all decals myself using clear decal paper and laser printer.

Pawel
drewgimpy
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Utah, United States
Joined: January 24, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2004 - 01:34 PM UTC
Amazing work, especially considering the kit you started with. I have a question for you. how did you make the targeting system glass? It looks very good and I have had a hard time getting the lazer reflecting coating on modern armor to look right. Thanks for your time
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2004 - 04:02 PM UTC

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How did you make the targeting system glass? It looks very good and I have had a hard time getting the lazer reflecting coating on modern armor to look right.



Don't know how old Vodnik does it, but I use transparent paints for the doghouse glass. Smoke on the left and a mix of red and blue, to get a purpleish color for the right. For anti-laser coating on modern AFV vision blocks, I first paint them black, then thinly overcoat with clear red. Lastly, a good coating of gloss. I think it looks pretty good. It looks different colors from differnt angles, just like the real thing.
Henk
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2004
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Posted: Monday, October 25, 2004 - 04:20 PM UTC
Reforger, that rings a bell!! Unless my memory is completly gone, wasn't that in Germany, in January? If I'm thinking of the right one, that was COLD... 10 days in a snowbound field near Osnabruck.

Cheers
Henk