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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!
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.
standartenfuhrer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
nicely done
enc86 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
thank you very much!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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