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Mirko Römer (MonoWyvern)
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1/72 Modelcollect M983A2 HEMTT

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1/72 Modelcollect M983A2 HEMTT

 

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This album is attached to project 1/72 Modelcollect M983A2 HEMTT.

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1:72 M983A2 HEMTT Tractor (Modelcollect UA72083)1:72 M977 HEMTT 'XZL' Sagged Wheel set (Def.Model DW72002)1+
 

Comments

9. March at 22:24:01 Share
Mirko Römer Still a long way to go. Waiting for the Tankograd HEMTT double edition. Safety belts and brake parts need to scratched next.
15. March at 22:05:10
Maicon Werplotz Thats quite nice so far....the PE parts came with the kit?
21. March at 15:51:26
Mirko Römer Tetra Model Works, see pics attached. There's also a set for the Patriot trailer available. The Modelcollect kit has no pe-parts at all, but the MAN-series has very nice ones.
21. March at 16:01:29
Dave Flitton Looks really good!
21. March at 16:32:54
Bryn Crandell Looking goof. Watching to the end.
22. March at 15:31:51
Mirko Römer D-Day. Decision Day. Modelcollect provides us with a truly beautiful kit - but it's an incomplete hybrid... So does Tetra Models. The kit has got both winches, the smaller one on the right for self recovery and a bigger one, that can be mounted on the midship platform for towing engineer equipment up on the trailer. When I found rare pics of an M983A2 LET (Light Equipment Transporter), I discovered that it doesn't have the self recovery winch any more. It was replaced by a box. On the left, the fuel tank got some steps. The decals from Modelcollect only represent early M983 tractors used by air defence units.

For an early M983 the next problem arose from the Tetra Models set which is - apart from the following lines - really superb. It does have the late style footpegs of an M983 A2 /A2R / A4 but the big platform part for the lying sprare wheel that an M983 usually carries. On the other hand it lacks any parts for the self recovery winch bushings/roller housings.

Due to the decals I opted for the early M983 variant and scratched these parts. Next steps will be installing a winch cable and the small crane to the right of the engine. So much fun, thank you everybody… ;)
23. March at 21:27:00
Mirko Römer First test of loose fitting parts
25. March at 21:23:04
Neuling Looks very good. Figure as well!
7. April at 08:16:05
Mirko Römer Thanks! Some minor work left but almost done.
7. April at 11:31:58
Mirko Römer Some small steps further. Hydraulic/air lines and flat coat and we're are done.
29. April at 20:11:32
Zsolt Czegle Schöne Arbeit!
29. April at 20:40:15
Martin That's very well researched. The small detail work is exquisite. I most like the rucksack on the passenger seat, to me highliting the problem with all military vehicles, they never design them with space for the soldiers massive amount of kit.
1. May at 08:31:00
Mirko Römer Thank you folks, very encouraging comments
1. May at 13:33:55
German Modeler Looks good
8. July at 21:31:32
Mirko Römer Thank you, very kind. But something funny is still missing, I think. A rotten racoon or something... :)
9. July at 08:37:34
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