Scratch build US Cougar 6x6 MRAP

Postby Sub » Fri May 15, 2020 6:09 pm

Hi chaps.
Just a little build i have 99% finished, just some minor light fitting tweeks and decals to do.
Scratch built body from 1.5mm Styrene card, brass and stuff.
Based on a modified WPL B16 chassis i rebuilt a while ago with all metal bits etc.
Spektrum 7 ch radio.
F+R
Steering
360 turret
Proportional diesel engine sound
2 speed gearbox
Switching unit for lights
.50 Cal gun battle engagement sound
Think it turned out ok.
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Postby Artyfist » Fri May 15, 2020 6:22 pm

Looks great, any chance of a video?
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Postby Tiger6 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:31 pm

Not going to torture yourself making the bar armour then? :haha: :lolno: :thumbup:

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Postby Sub » Fri May 15, 2020 6:46 pm

Hi chaps,
Thx for the replies. :thumbup:
I dont know how to post a video,
I think the bar armour is more of a british thing, as i have not seen any US cougars with bar armour, i think the british version is called something else with the bar armour, Mastiff i think, but could be wrong.
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Postby Tiger6 » Fri May 15, 2020 6:59 pm

You may be right there :thumbup:
Its a pig to do either way :crazy:

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Postby Sub » Fri May 15, 2020 7:58 pm

Hi Tiger6.
You are right there.. :haha: . :haha:
I may have that honour on another build i am doing.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri May 15, 2020 8:30 pm

No unpainted pictures showing warts and all?

That's my favourite part of these scratch builds out of bits of plastic and metal :thumbup:

Anyway, this looks excellent :clap: :clap:

As for videos, if you upload videos to YouTube, then you can paste the link in a post :thumbup:
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Postby Sub » Fri May 15, 2020 10:32 pm

Ok Mr Gunner..
Just for you.. :haha:
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri May 15, 2020 11:03 pm

Oh yeah, thank you Mr Sub, just how I like em, in the raw :shifty:
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Postby tankme » Fri May 15, 2020 11:37 pm

I have seen the bar armor on them in Afghanistan on American MRAPs of all kinds. I've seen a lot of them after they were hit by IEDs and most looked like they fared pretty well as far as the troop and driver's compartment go. Nice build.

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Postby lmcq11 » Fri May 15, 2020 11:42 pm

Suberb, I like to see something I have never seen before. Great work ! :clap:

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Postby Sub » Sat May 16, 2020 1:00 pm

Hi.
Thx chaps for the feedback. :thumbup:
Imcq11, praise indeed from yourself, thank you, glad you liked it, if my bulldog turns out half as nice i will be pleased.

Tankme, thank you for that info, probably just the ref photos i have been using just dont have them fitted at that particular time.
A good machine without doubt they have saved a lot of lives in theatre, i saw a photo of one that had been hit with 2 RPG's and all inside were ok and it drove away.
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sat May 16, 2020 1:18 pm

Very nice build indeed sub, great bit of scratch building, just what I like to see :thumbup:

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Postby Sub » Tue May 19, 2020 10:34 pm

Hi.
Thx lee, glad you liked it.
just trying to re model a 1/16 Tamiya soldier for the .50 Cal gunner to sit in the turret.
Onwards and upwards.
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri May 22, 2020 8:44 pm

Very interesting
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Postby Sub » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:10 pm

Hi.
Well managed to finish my 50 Cal gunner don't think he looks too bad considering he has been cut in half, both hands removed and both arms broken off re shaped and glued back together :haha:
Hope you think he looks ok.
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