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About Bradley25mm

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    Christopher
  • LastName
    Bowling
  • IPMS Number
    51552
  • Local Chapter
    Military Modelers Club of Louisville
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    Louisville
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    Kentucky
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    Target shooting, and fishing.

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  1. Thanks Michael. I’ve noticed several diorama bases constructed with this, that have cracked, or shrunken. That’s the one thing I want to try and eliminate. “Cracks”. I guess I could go back and put Tamiya putty where the cracks are before I paint the base coat. I’m thinking of building a very shallow box to put the Celluclay in. Thanks again for the reply. Chris
  2. This is my first time using Celluclay. Up until now, I’ve used pre-mixed sanded grout to simulate dirt. It dries quickly, and dries rockhard . The only drawn back to it, is you cannot add a lot of it to a base. Adds a lot of weight. If anyone has any advice on using CelluClay, I would greatly appreciate any feedback. Chris
  3. Fantastic build. Love that finish.
  4. Absolutely beautiful work David. My favorite German aircraft. Thanks for sharing this one. Chris
  5. Looking good Carlos. All those little details you’ve added make a good model look ALOT better. Can’t wait to see the update. What year is that kit? Chris
  6. Thanks for your service Carlos. Sounds like you had a very interesting military career. The first tracked vehicle I drove was a M113 at Ft. Knox. Scared the living crap out of my instructor. Good times indeed. I look forward to seeing your work. Chris
  7. 👍😂. It’s all fun and games until you throw track in the worst possible area . I threw track in Hohenfels Germany during an ARTEP. A very well traveled trail that several armored vehicles were using. It had been raining for a couple of days. Thanks for the reply Carlos. What was your MOS? I was a 19D. (Cavalry Scout) Chris
  8. Thanks for the reply Carlos. I’m really glad I bought them. I can’t wait to get the tank built to put them on . I think I paid about $21 for the kit. Well worth the price I think. Tension is maintained on the track by a cylinder attached to the idler wheel assembly. This cylinder, that looks more like a shock absorber, and has a grease gun fitting on it. To maintain proper tension, you attach your grease gun to this fitting, and start pumping. As you pump, you can see the track become taught. You don’t want the track really tight. All this will do is reduce the service life of
  9. Hope that everyone is doing well. I wanted to pass this along to the group. I've not dealt with individual track links before. This kit was recommended to me by one of the staff members at my hobby store. They are the most realistic I've seen. Once the construction is completed, you have a very articulate, and realistic set of tracks. One thing that I look for is natural sag between the return rollers. These tracks have no issues delivering in that area. The kit comes with 4 jigs to make sure everything lines up as it should. The instructions state that no glue is needed. I chose to use Loc T
  10. Carlos, That was Nov 93 in Kuwait. My unit was Lightning Troop, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. Operation Intrinsic Action. (Quick reaction force). Chris
  11. I’m just used to calling them MRE when I see the cardboard boxes. A much younger, AND thinner me below. Chris
  12. All Back at it. The Sherman that is going to be built as the "Fury" tank, came with the wrong type track. I've not built track by individual links before. After pulling up the You Tube video for these bad boys, I'm excited to get started. There was quite a bit of gear to paint for two tanks. The logs turned out better than I thought they would. The MRE boxes (Cardboard) were interesting to assemble. All of the crew-serve weapons were painted with Master Model Gun metal(lacquer, not enamel) After they dried, I dry brushed silver to accent wear. Had a lot of decals to apply to put on
  13. Fantastic job Carlos. I really love the camo pattern on this one. Your attention to detail is admirable. Can’t wait to see your next build. Chris
  14. All,to Finally back at the work bench. I had to take some time off because of hand surgery. ALL IS GOOD NOW. I have not built many tank diorama's. I was able to get some honest feed back on the Siege of Bastogne diorama that I did a few weeks ago. Areas that I could improve on, and the overall layout of a good diorama that is not to busy. I've decided to condense this next one down to include two tanks, and two crew, meeting at a cross roads. The Tamiya kit is ready for paint and assembly. I need to start on the ASUKA Sherman some time next week The Bravo 6 FURY c
  15. All, This one sat on my shelf for a few months unfinished. After repainting the head three times, I felt it would be a good idea to set it aside for awhile. The figure was painted with P3 paints, and tester enamels. To simulate melted snow on his helmet, I used Testors gloss coat. Still working on my figure painting skills. My hat goes off to you figure guys. Much respect. Chris
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