Tamiya M113 FSV

For the Great Ones-campaign I am doing Tamiya’s near-ancient M113 FSV in an Australian Vietnam deployment version.
That means certain details have to be changed.
The list so far;

  • adding extra amor to the hull bottom and sponson, but only in the visible places, since I did not have enough plastic card.
  • adding an extra antennabase and lifting eyes
  • adding tiedowns after removing the cast on strips.
  • removing smokedischarges and adding plate
  • adding German jerrycans (photo’s seem to suggest those) instead of the hopeloss kit cans
  • extending the trimvane
  • drilling holes where the skirts should be attached
  • adding wire to the cablereel.

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Here are some of the references I am using:

Look at the jerrycans on these 2! German or what?

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Another option from Grey Fox Concepts

H.P.

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That’s coming along great.

Cheers,
Ralph

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It’s a shame you ran out of plastic card - the missing panels under the sponsone would be a great addition. No hotel key cards of gift cards lying about? A friend of mine builds zombie apocalypse trucks out of unused small arms and other larger weapons I give him - along with almost exclusively using WalMart gift cards for his armor plating.

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I added pieces in the visible areas, so optically it has armor.

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they are not German ones but the British copy from WW2 and post-war and used by the Australians

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The FSV finally got a basecoat in Vallejo Model Air 71016 USAF olive drab. I found suggestions online that that colour approached the real one best.
Does look rather well and should be even better after weathering.

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