No rest for the wicked, two more trucks to get done. Added some more dust/dirt to the chassis of the second quad 50. The camera I'm using just doesn't take good enough pics and doesn't show the subtle, light shades of dust and dirt.
Post by scratchmod on Feb 23, 2018 16:42:12 GMT -5
Been working a little on the front cab/hood but mostly the cargo bed. The front end only has subtle dust and dirt so far and will get more darker dirt added like the cargo bed. Sadly the pics really don't show all the shades of dust and dirt as they may be too subtle for the camera to pick up. The third pic does show more color variation.
LOL...I forget where and when I commented on this...FB, yeah, that was it! Awesome work bro! I am immediately drawn to the oily stains on the bed...LOL As you might figure! Moving right along with this...great seeing the bang bang ins the back!
Adding more bits to the bed. The 50's got some ammo cans from Live-Resin, C-rats box and spent shell can also added. Next I'll have to do the front glass, which I have been putting off but need to get them done now.
With the M48 finished I got back to the gun trucks this week. Layout for the Nancy quad truck. Sand bag walls are from Value Gear.
Have not looked at this build in awhile. Your sand bag wall looks extremely nice. I suspect First Sargent Honneycutt would have accepted it, but rest assured he'd found something to bitch and moan about! A good rule of thumb when you guys are doing a wall is to think three and a half feet tall minimum and two feet thick minimum, or the width of a 105 round case length. A wall around the truck would probably be close to four feet tall (minimum flash shield height.)
The best quad fifty build (not the truck) I've ever seen was the one Pawl Vodnik did several years back (late model quad fifty). You should take a close look on his website. gary
I admit I love the base better... now you can add dead Viet Congs next!
The one serious issue with the quad fifty mounted in the truck bed was not being able to depress the elevation enough for shooting close. If they got within a hundred feet, you best be finding a better way to shoot the other guys. We had a quad fifty in a couple garden spots I've been known to visit. Taking a serious look you'll notice that one side was jacked up to aid the gun to shoot a negative elevation. A better solution would have been a Sheridan with a beehive round. One round clears a foot ball field instantly. gary
Post by scratchmod on Apr 16, 2018 11:22:15 GMT -5
Been some time since I worked on this truck. Finally got a round to working on a base. Vallejo texture products used to cover the base, then sand/dirt sprinkled over the still wet Texture effects. Once dry I will add some color and a bit of grass.