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Pretty much ready for paint after ~7 hours

December 18 2011 at 1:22 AM

Graeme  (Login gcdavidson)
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Response to Trumpeter Cougar OTB Speed Build

Basically had it done in 5 hours, but then decided to add a bit of UNPROFOR character. Took some artistic license here & there. So, not straight from the box, but pretty close!

Here's what I added / modified
-filled hull locating slots for jerrycan brackets
-undercut kit supplied jerrycans in their mounts to make it look like separate parts
-added a coax MG from the AFV Club centurion
-found a spotlight from parts bin
-larger ammo cans (saw them used on Op DELIVERANCE Cougars, albeit on the side of the turret)
-Tow cable leads from M-113, tow cable from karaya, shackles from parts bin
-Tannoy reel from Challenger 1

Still need to add
-Antennas
-Lenses
-CFR plates
-Barrel cover

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I decided to try the clear vision ports. The kit gives you the option of them or the grey styrene ones.
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Marine drives were a bit fiddly. I used some pliers to gently twist the horizontal prop guard to make it match the angle of the upper prop shroud better. This is how the real one has it. I had to use CA on this assembly, and the parts are under tension.
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  1. Time Well Spent - Jason Bobrowich on Dec 18, 11:34 AM
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  3. Looks good - Rob Feehan on Dec 18, 6:23 PM
    1. paint scheme - Graeme Davidson on Dec 18, 7:24 PM
      1. White or White - Jason Bobrowich on Dec 18, 9:44 PM