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“Covering Fire!”

January 2, 2017 in Diorama

This is a Tamiya M113 kit I built about 5 years ago.
I added a Recoilless rifle off an old Dragon Mule kit and after market accessories from Black Dog and Verlinden. The figures are from Bravo 6 (resin), and are really good. The base is MiniArt – quite simple bases to build and look pretty effective when finished.
I think it all came together pretty well, and 5 years down the track I’m still pretty happy with it.

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14 responses to “Covering Fire!”

  1. I like it a lot….nice all around work there.

  2. Carl, nice ACAV! Looks like urban combat, bad stuff. As in Hue. Use that recoilless to clear buildings at close range, or bring it down, floor by floor. Nasty, intense fighting.
    You’ve captured it.
    Boy, that is a nice base! Being a plane guy, I didn’t know they had those. Nice painting job throughout, brings out the details beautifully.

  3. Excellent work Carl, love the detail and the paint job.The recoilless rifle is a nice touch as well. The noise they make when they go off will scare the hell out of you.

  4. Your 113 looks pretty realistic. When I was in the Cav we had 5 of them in our platoon along with our 4 tanks. I had the pleasure of driving these on occasion and they scoot along pretty good!!!! Much better than our M-60’s did. We had all kinds of gear hanging on ours.
    Your attention to the little details is great. I noticed the spent brass casings on the deck, the “blooper” grenade launcher and the grass looks real nice too. Thanks for sharing this gem with us. It brought back many memories.

  5. Hello Carl,
    My compliments on your diorama.
    M113 workhorse that needed a lot of attention to keep it going.
    “Lots of nippels to be serviced with the grease gun”
    Dirk/The Netherlands.

  6. Well thought out and neatly finished scene.

  7. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Good work on that M-113. Very nice detail work and a very good diorama.

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