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M113 Fire Support by enc86 M113 Fire Support by enc86
The FSV(Fire Support Vehicle) variant of the M113 was nicknamed "The Beast" and for good reason. It took the hull of a M113A1 and fitted it with the turret from the Alvis Saladin armored car. It boasts a 76mm gun, a .30 caliber coaxial machine gun and a .30 caliber machine gun mounted on the roof of the vehicle's turret. Along with smoke launchers the M113 FSV could not only move 10 troops but provide much needed support fire for them.

This is an older 1/35 Tamiya kit, painted in Enamels and weathered with art acrylics and pastels. Built "outta the box" with the exception being the figure, who was frankensteined from the bits box. Overall I was happy with the kit but it was significantly less detailed than the Academy m113 i just built. Originally I had planned on doing some cool outside shoots with my two M113's but i got a snow storm so that will have to wait.
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pocko-85 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This one's great, a great treatment of a cool kit. Not sure how I missed this the first time I looked through your gallery!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
thank you, yea this one is often overlooked. its an older one, not great detail but certainly a cool looking one.
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standartenfuhrer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
nicely done
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enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
thank you very much!
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AEisnor Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I came to the realization the other day that I really haven't looked at much of your work and man it really is quite incredible. Your attention to detail is amazing!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
thanks a ton man, coming from someone with your skill that means alot. i am slowly learning how to make better kits and get better photographs of them. tho i do think that at some point in this new year i got better at both.
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AEisnor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
No problem! I don't know too much about tanks and things like that so to me they look great even if they are photo accurate. I think I have also gotten better this year, trying different techniques really helps also.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
yea i hear you, trying out new things(some times even small stuff) can really add to a build. i sometimes get lazy and dont try anything new. with the project i am working i hope to learn a little more about dirty weathering.
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AEisnor Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Weathering is something I would really like to try. I`m always concerned that I`m going to ruin a perfectly good model when doing it though. I would also like to learn more about using an airbrush. I went to a hobby store in Halifax yesterday and bought $75 worth of Humbrol paint and some plastic body filler. Now I have all the paint needed to build the kits I have laying around!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
yea weathering can be scary the first few times. just practice on an old kit or test piece a few times and you will get it down.
lol have fun with all that paint.
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AEisnor Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
I have an old Tomcat kit that I bought. I know the Tomcat could get quite dirty so I'll probably experiment with it.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Cool!
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WarrenZoell Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice! Love the subtle weathering.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
thanks dude! i am slowly getting better at it. i have been building armor for about a year now.
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DasMarc Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love it man xD cool tank :D
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
thanks dude, it is pretty neat.
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DasMarc Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
neat? :DD sorry for my english
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
neat=cool
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DasMarc Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah okay :DD
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Sweet!!!
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
thanks dude!
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
No problem bro!!
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Boias Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
this shot is amazing nice perspective ! :thumbsup: :nod:
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:iconenc86:
enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
thanks!
it was tricky to get the focus right on this one, but i was able to get it.
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Boias Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
good angle ,great photo , very well made kit ! i whant to see the same shot but out side in day light !
Now im asking to much !
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
lol i will once this stupid snow melts.
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Boias Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
cool , keep up the good work then. :peace: ;)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
ill try buddy!
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Boias Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
:peace: :D
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demones Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeaaaaa i like i like i like !!!!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
XD
thank you
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Sielent-Brat Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Snowstorm, huh? I'm living on other side of planet and it's also a snowstorm here... THE WORLD IS DOOOOMED!

And yes, an awesome work, as usual :) red-and-white flag... is it polish?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
DOOOOOOOOOOMED XD

thanks dude, yea i am not sure about the markings. they came with my other M113.
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DingoPatagonico Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
76 mm cannon in one M113!! o_O wow
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
XD
yea its a Beast!
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putrick Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Awesome!
Very few snowstorms in the jungle...
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
XD
yea....i had great weather and 99% of all my snow had melted, i thought it was gonna be spring but NO, more snow.
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putrick Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
It sucks! That's what happened here too, one minute spring, the next, knee deep in snow and 6 Fahrenheit.
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raipo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work as always :D Now this is just me as this might have been the inspiration for the Razorback with it being a FSV/APC in one. It got me in the troop capacity hehe.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
thank man
yea i could see that. this kit was cheap too, would be great for a conversion.
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Dru-Zod Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Very nice. Did the Snoopy decal come with the kit?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
thanks!
no that decal came from the other M113 i built.
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theunknownemo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
nice like it
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
thanks dude
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theunknownemo Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
yourwelkom
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hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome! Snoopy is rocking the 50 cal. Very nice detail Master!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
XD
yea i knew i had to use the Snoopy!
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foley1310 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha Snoopy with his MG :))
anyway very nice color scheme
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enc86 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
XD
thanks dude. this one was painted with "gunship gray" and "euro gray"
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Valiant-Horizon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice work dude!
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