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About Rob Harvey (afv_rob)


Excellent example. I love the finish on this one. Very realistic.
JUL 20, 2006 - 11:21 PM
Rob, I'm glad to see this. Don't see many softskins (soft being relative) as features. Your detail is impressive, especially in the turret and weapons area, something many don't focus on. Your bullets looks so real! I forgot to ask, what did you use as the smoke grenades in launchers as well as the paint color. I don't know who you can top the sign: "One Weekend a Month My Ass!" Jeff
JUL 21, 2006 - 01:05 AM
I saved all the pics. Looks fantastic.
JUL 21, 2006 - 03:45 PM
JUL 21, 2006 - 06:25 PM
Rob, nice job on the 1025, but if you want some feedback from someone who was there, well here goes. I was a vehicle commander M1114 with B Co 1/103 Armor at FOB Summerall during OIF III. The first and foremost, all windshields front and sides were clean! Prior to leaving the wire the drivers responsibility was to make sure the glass was clean. This was to improve your chances of spotting an IED, which was difficult anyways. I know that standard modelling procedures call to do what you did, but that doesnt make it correct. I was knocked for my 1025 this past AMPS for having clean windows. But what can I expect from people who werent there or dont have the experience to know better. Also the side turnsignals and reflectors should be painted or taped over. This was done to disguise the vehicle at night so that it would look more like a standard civilian vehicle. We had no unit insignia on our vehicles. This was done as to not give an indication to the enemy who was who in the patrol, ie: the platoon leader, platoon sgt. Each and every vehicle had at least tow chains if not tow straps also mounted on the front and back bumpers. Every vehicle also carried a litter or bodyboard made from plywood strapped on the vehicle. I like the fact that you dont have everything but the kitchen sink hanging off of the exterior, that is done way too much. We took only what we needed for a 24 to 48hr unexpected stay. I dont mean to be too critical but too many guys just build to the way everyone else builds and accuracy & realism suffer. Hope I at least gave you something to think about.
JUL 24, 2006 - 05:54 PM
Tim, while I believe you and have heard it from other people that have done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have to disagree with you on some parts. Different units do things differently. Image is kind of big so I'm not going to directly post it. http://community.webshots.com/photo/448003786/1452054621078113236krzTkS While this image proves two things (not all windows are clean all the time, and that the reflectors are still there, there are also pictures in the same gallery that show perfectly clean windows, so you are not wrong, it is just what you said isn't always right in this instance. Jeff
JUL 25, 2006 - 08:40 PM
Roger, but my point was that too many builders get caught in the trap that if you build something a way that deviates from the accepted "norm", those that have not been there or experienced it, think you have no idea what you're doing. There seems to be the idea that if you are not one of the "good ol boys", and build according to the traditional methods you dont stand a chance at a show. Not that the awards are all that important, because they aren't, I don't mind criticism but be able to back up what you what you are criticizing. I understand that each unit develops their own SOP's, those that I mentioned were just some of the ones we had. I was just hoping to provide another option, another way to look at things. Maybe my choice of words were wrong. I have just noticed through the various shows I have attended that more attention is paid to the "standard techniques" than to the accuracy. So not all windows are either clean or dirty. It also depends on the particular OIF. During OIF III we paid more attention to what we thought we saw on the side of the road than perhaps those operating during OIF I or II. I just ask that if you happen to be a judge during a show, what may appear to be wrong, might be exactly the way it was.
JUL 25, 2006 - 08:58 PM
Oh of course. I agree completely. Jeff
JUL 25, 2006 - 09:45 PM
nice work Rob
JUL 27, 2006 - 04:54 PM
Thanks for all your kind comments guys! Im pleased you all liked it. I agree with you Tim that it can be annoying when work gets critisced becuase it doesnt follow the usual patterns, but things like the dust on the windows on ym model were purely done becuase I personally think it looks cool. Thanks for you're other info aswell.
JUL 28, 2006 - 07:32 PM