APC Rebirth

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Time to update an old toy to fit into my 1:18 universe. :)

I used vegetable oil to remove the original stickers and then several layers of paint and sanding to remove all of the glue residue.

Basecoat of Krylon Fusion OD Green:






After a wash of light muddy colors followed by a black wash: (amazing all the paint work put into it to make it look like a 30yr old toy. :) )







 

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Yeah yeah, get to the canvas top already.
I need to document step by step to appease all the people who demand pics for my paint tutorial. ;)


And I've already given up on a scratch build and will be cheating big time to achieve the canvas top. End result will be attractive and repeatable.

Keep It Simple Stupid.
 

K-Tiger

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Liquid Stitch will be your friend.

Other than the canvas top i really have to say this thing is beneath your ability, especially after all the fantastic work on that KV.

Just my sestertius.
 

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interested to se how you do the cnavas top as i was planning to do the exact same thing to Big Lots IFV...i planned to cut the back off and turn it into the APC...

for a Joe vehicle, this is looking great
 
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Found some square dows at Walmart and said what the hell. This is just me screwing around ghetto style while drinking until I can get the real canopy in place. I guess that makes it a field repair? :D





 

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Seeing as the Deuce and a half used wooden bows in it's canvas tops it's not so far from the truth.
 

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Gah, you just keep showing those Hawks to make me jealous, don't you?!

I never had the APC but would love one in 25th reissue style. This is a cool project, can't wait to see it done. That last shot is killer, showing the real canvas.
 

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That canvas top came out nice PCS. Dying it would really put that over the top.
 

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Good call on the color Ktig, it came out great. I guess I did well picking a fabric because it did not soak thru and the inside remains a dingy white. Awesome. :)

 

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Very nice, PCS!

I also wish that we were still wearing BDUs and utilizing OD Green equipment.

It just feels more "US Army" that way.
 

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Looks real good, PCS. If you do another cover you may want to try tea-staining.
 

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Tea staining? There was some muslin cloth at walmart that was tea stained. I'm guessing you just brew up some tea with the fabric in the pot?


Thanks Hun. I was just screwing around since I had the house to myself lastnight, but my half-assed, no measuring, Sailor Jerry soaked idea ended up working. I'm fairly amazed I built it.
 

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I'm going to try to get a more uneven appearance to the tarp coloring. There is plenty of pattern when you are up close, but from viewing distance or in photos it looks too uniform. I need to use the stage makeup approach.
 

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looks really good, REALLY good...gives me hope...what fabric did you use?...it doesnt look too stiff which is what i was affriad of...where'd ya get it?
 

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looks really good, REALLY good...gives me hope...what fabric did you use?...it doesnt look too stiff which is what i was affriad of...where'd ya get it?
I found it at Walmart, but never looked at the tag. I'm guessing it's real canvas by the way the paint did not soak thru. I have a tremendous amount of it if you need some.


Thanks for all the compliments and suggestions guys. :)

Now I can get back to the painting.
 

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I found it at Walmart, but never looked at the tag. I'm guessing it's real canvas by the way the paint did not soak thru. I have a tremendous amount of it if you need some.


Thanks for all the compliments and suggestions guys. :)

Now I can get back to the painting.
how thick is the material?...i've seen some at Michales/Hobby Lobby that was pretty thin that i thought would work well
 

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This is awesome PCS, looks factory made! (I hope that's taken as a compliment)
 

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Not when we're talking about Hasbro vehicles. :D
 
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I say nay. It would look way better as a transportation vehicle. It just doesn't look right on the fabric canopy.
 

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I would cut a strip of the humvee roof with the ring in it and it would run from the front to the first rib. I can put it above or below the canvas. I'm torn because I can make it look good with or without. Tough call.

I guess the real question is: do you guys think it is too boring as a plain transport vehicle or should I spice it up and mimick the original Joe APC?