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#1 ArtyScout

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 11:03 PM

Hello All;

Well now that the Admiral Graf Spee was finished I thought I'd come back to Vietnam again. I'm starting up a small vignette with mostly figures and this little beauty; the M274 Mule w/106mm Recoilless Rifle. I added some 106mm rounds and a C-rations box and it was weathered entirely with pastels. There will be more pics to follow as I progress with this project. As always all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 02:36 AM

I really enjoy your post Manny. I’am looking forward to watching this one. The mule looks great. Thanks for posting. Mike

#3 BagmanL6

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 04:27 AM

Words I can't recall every saying before ... good looking Mule.



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Posted 20 December 2019 - 06:22 AM

Wow...absolutely terrific detail!



#5 Proud Kraut

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Posted 20 December 2019 - 11:58 AM

Cool vehicle, Manny! Is this the DRAGON kit?



#6 ArtyScout

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 03:11 PM

Hey everyone thanks for looking and the comments. Yes Lars this is the Dragon kit, that comes with the driver and another figure. I'll probably be on hiatus for the holidays and take up the build in the new year, so I want to wish everyone on the forum a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous Happy New Year.

 

Semper Fi.

 

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 03:25 PM

Nice piece...small rub, the containers for the rounds are black in color, no yellow stripe. They are black with white ink lettering. I have an original in the fibre tube but the file is to large.

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Posted 21 December 2019 - 03:46 PM

image.jpeg Notice container,and live HE rounds will be OD instead of the inert black color.image.jpeg

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 06:25 AM

This is looking great!  



#10 ArtyScout

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 04:16 PM

Nice piece...small rub, the containers for the rounds are black in color, no yellow stripe. They are black with white ink lettering. I have an original in the fibre tube but the file is to large.

Hey thanks AAC for the critique on the round tubes. Nothing a little Flat Black paint can't handle.

Now onto the figures.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



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Posted 04 January 2020 - 06:22 AM

That is a great looking mule and 106. Excellent work.

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 03:45 AM

nice model



#13 ArtyScout

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 10:51 PM

Happy February! Hello all! It's been over a month since I posted any updates, that's because I decided to do 7 figures all at once. I still have two more to do. But I'm posting what I've got done now. The 106mm round canisters have been repainted black, as AAC had pointed out and I also added a jerry can to the Mule. I did a lot of work on the figures; which are from Bravo6 and Master Box, but my camera was not up to the task today; although the pics of the M274 Mule came out pretty good. As always all comments and critiques are greatly appreciated.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

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#14 Proud Kraut

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:33 AM

Thanks for the update, Manny. Excellent paintjob on the figures. Top notch painting and pigment weathering of the Mule as well. Keep up your great work!



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 12:14 PM

Looks great! That mule is amazing!I

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:13 AM

Hi Manny. Your Mule kicks arse, so to speak. 

 

I recently picked up an artifact of a US Navy WWII DE.  Inspired in part by your Graf Spee model, I decided to build a model of one to help display it.  This will be my first attempt at model building since about 1982. It should be fun, but my end result should be good for a laugh.    

 

Mikie


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#17 ArtyScout

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Posted 13 February 2020 - 09:58 PM

Hi Manny. Your Mule kicks arse, so to speak. 

 

I recently picked up an artifact of a US Navy WWII DE.  Inspired in part by your Graf Spee model, I decided to build a model of one to help display it.  This will be my first attempt at model building since about 1982. It should be fun, but my end result should be good for a laugh.    

 

Mikie

Hey Mikie, thanks for the comment of the mule.

 

I'll be looking forward to your WWII DE model. All I can say is take your time and enjoy the build.

I'll bet its going to come out alright. Have faith.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:23 AM

Hey Manny, wonderfull work! Wish I could paint figures like you do. Congratulation!



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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:00 PM

Hey Mikie, thanks for the comment of the mule.

 

I'll be looking forward to your WWII DE model. All I can say is take your time and enjoy the build.

I'll bet its going to come out alright. Have faith.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

Thank you Manny for the inspiration and encouragement.  Unfortunately that "take your time"  thing is my big failing at things like this. 

 

Mikie



#20 ArtyScout

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 10:23 AM

I did a little tweaking on my Marine RTO. There will be some more tweaking later. Started on my last 2 figures.

 

Semper Fi.

 

Manny

 

 

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#21 Proud Kraut

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 10:23 AM

Excellent!



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Posted 19 February 2020 - 01:41 PM

It's all fantastic, but the 2 things that jump out at me are the coiled cabling and the details on the pack frame. 

 

Mikie




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