9SFG(A) - Gun Truck HMMWV

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Here is my M998 "Gun Truck" HMMWV.

It is based on the 21st Century Toys M998 "Soft Top" HMMWV.

Here is what it started off looking like:



I did the following modifications:

* Cut off most of the soft-top, painted the rest to match the vehicle.
* Cut out most of the supports in the back to make a flatbed.
* Used the supports to create bracing for side armor.
* Used cardstock to create side armor, weathered it a bit. Added holes/rivets.
* Added deep water fording exhaust and snorkel (snorkel from M1025).
* Added M240B and M240B mount on top of cabin.
* Added lots of stowage, extra tire, etc.
* Overall wash/drybrush for a dirtier look.


This is what I ended up with!



I did a LOT of work on this one, and it was a little scary cutting into the plastic for the first time! I saw a picture online, and wanted to try and make something similar. I think it turned out alright, not perfect, but I don't have anything to craft new items with so I had to make due with what I had around my desk :)

Based on this:



and this:



More pictures below. Thanks for reading, comments + critiques welcomed.. it's how I get better!!
 

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RED

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Sweet custom brother!!! I really like how well this custom looks like the real deal!!! I also love how you gave it that been there look!!! From what I can tell it didnt look like it was much of a problem to armor it up!!! If so it just proves that sometimes just a little custom work can make a big difference!!! The gear you added is perfect IMO---not to much and not to little!!!---RED---
 
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