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Dave Winfield

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Easy Bild models
« on: June 15, 2015, 10:50:42 AM »
The Easy Bild models came out of a need for a free giveaway model at an Army Heritage event.
(My friend Don Boose is involved)

Anyway, the goal was a simple-to-construct one-sheet model.
I even went so far as to make it buildable without the need for glue.
(Although gluing makes for a better model)

And I created two models, a military Humvee and a Land Rover.
Each of those in two different versions.




The Easy Bild models are available on my website, and they are freely available for download and sharing.
You can print and share the printed model sheets at any event (as giveaways...not for sale).
[Please do not share the digital file anywhere...only share links to my site]


So...that brings me to now, and I thought it would be fun to add a new Easy Bild model to the collection.

Here we go...

start by cutting out the one and only part.
This is a slightly smaller scale model than the Humvee and Land Rover, but it still fills the page.
And then using a blunt tool, score all the lines that have to be creased and folded.
Theres a whole bunch of score lines in the track sections.



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After cutting and trimming all the edges and tabs, you may choose to use the interlocking tabs...
and that means you have to cut the slots for the opposing tabs.
Easiest with a knife, but you might be able to poke some scissors in there.



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Now fold all your tabs.
If you are choosing not to use the interlocking tabs, you can cut them off cleanly at the edge of the model.
You can do the same if you plan on gluing your tabs.  But if you want to assemble the model quickly and without
using glue, the interlocking tabs work just great to hold everything together securely.




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Now fold all your pre-scored fold lines.
The shape of the vehicle is obvious now, and its a good idea to familiarize yourself with how it all connects (before
you start connecting tabs or gluing anything!).



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The Track sections, at each end of the vehicle, are scored to curve the part.
Do you best to preshape these areas to match the sides of the body (before you start connecting tabs).
You can also examine how the smaller opposing tabs line up with the slots in the main tabs.
Just push them through the slots to connect the body sides.



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When you're done, your Easy Bild model should look like this.
Its an M-113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (Troop Carrier)

And as you can see in these photos, it holds together quite well without the use of glue.
(I will glue the tabs later to guaranty a more long term connection.
I will also edge colour the part for a final display look.)







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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 10:55:49 AM »
This model will be available soon, as a free download on my website.

I am still contemplating an alternate version...maybe camo? or a NATO (white) version?

So I can't say how quickly I'll get it published.
You'll just have to watch the website for its release.
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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 11:06:52 AM »
Grimy NATO white, but not too grimy!

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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 01:46:44 PM »
Grimy NATO white, but not too grimy!

lol grimy?
why grimy?

if I did a white NATO one, it would probably be just white.
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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2015, 03:17:59 PM »
Well, they never look "white". Always scruffy with the white paint coming off. Or is it just the British camo cover I'm thinking of. Maybe?

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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2015, 06:50:25 PM »
I haven't decided yet...I might do a Canuck one instead.

But I did a search for "nato mpc" and "nato m113" and "nato m113a"
and I can't find a single white one.

They are all the colours of the respective armies.

Thats because the white ones are "United Nations"...not NATO! lol

And yes, they are not always clean white...
but its definitely supposed to be white.



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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 02:06:09 AM »
Here's a couple.....

But you are right. In all the pics they are whiter then white. It must be the UN cleaning material they issue!

Also maybe a lot of time to clean?

https://milinme.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/un901.jpg
http://www.simthetiqestore.com/images/M113-Turret.UN.white_front-3D-Models-Openflight-VBS2-Simthetiq.jpg

The last one is not a photo, but shows what I was thinking of.

But in hindsight, all your  models in this series are clean, so I think you should go the same way.

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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 08:26:53 AM »
I'd say that first M113 is covered in sand.
Thats a sand base underneath all that snow.
If it was Canada...it be covered in salt!

I ve seen a few models (including cgi renders) of the UN M113 with Red Cross logos.
And yet, I don't see the red cross on the apc in actual photos.

Not that it matters to me...if i did a UN version,it would just be UN markings.

Still looking for Canadian and British versions first.
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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 12:02:07 PM »
most of the Canadian ones that I've seen are either obstructed or repaints
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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2015, 01:56:39 AM »
And, if you can't decide between Canadian camo or UN white, how about a mixed one below  :).  Have not yet been able to track down where or when this photo was taken.

There is also the M577 Queen Mary command post version, which would take extending the sides up and a couple of extra folds and length for the top.

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Re: Easy Bild models
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 11:17:45 AM »
I apologize...for those still looking for M113 ideas...

I've already picked and finished a Canuck version of the M113.
I don't think I'll bother with any more.
Two of each EasyBuild model so far is enough.
And the model is not really very complicated or accurate...
I just looked at a few photos and got the basics of an M113.
Its not meant to be anything too historically or technically accurate.

I'll make up a couple of display photos for my website
and the downloads should be up real soon.

Canadian Army M113
I think its a NATO related camouflage paint scheme...actually based on a display M113...
has low visibility male leafs on the sides...but I decided to add a small full colour Canada flag on the rear.




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