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They look like such a happy couple. And they found some nice flat ground to build their new home together.

it’s too bad they’re already fighting.

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Looks like a badass, and plausible, suit of battle armor.  I'm quite keen.

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7 hours ago, Knight26 said:

Looks like a badass, and plausible, suit of battle armor.  I'm quite keen.

I actually put a lot of thought into the design. Hopefully it will be well received.

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9 hours ago, Big s said:

Oh no they stopped holding hands. Now comes the fight

Hahaha!!! I initially thought that too about the spacing of the figures, but convinced myself that it was just my imagination. Lesson learned! :P 

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I’m really just joking around. I bet they’ll look great. I guess it was since the first teaser pic looked like a happy couple that we’re looking forward to a great life together, then they decided to add a third into the mix to spice things up in the second teaser and now they’ve separated and there’s some regret and really bad blood.

 I’m sure knowing your skill from what I’ve seen these will be amazing and can’t wait to see more.

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After several months of teasing, I'm proud to present my new mecha creation: the M-72 Gabriel Heavy Infantry Armor Unit. It was actually  designed all the way back in 1992, and put into cold storage for almost 25 years. Earlier this year, I dusted off my old sketches, dived headlong into research mode and proceeded to update and refine the unit into something more real-world.

Beyond being just a concept, it's also a 1/48 resin kit: all the patterns have been created and the molds are done. In the next few months ahead of its March 2020 release, I'll be working on and presenting at least one ( hopefully two) different tactical color schemes/markings for the unit, and unveiling more of its features, weapons systems and  battle tactics. This will also mark a new stage for Moscato Hobby Models, with original kit designs that feature more refined product images and packaging. 

The Gabriel unit shown below is the M-72B Marines version, which is visually identical the Alpha unit used by the Army.

Also, since Macrossworld is my spiritual Mecha-mecca, I decided to unveil the project here first.

 

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11 hours ago, Return To Kit Form said:

Nice! It's great to finally be able to talk about this one. With 8 hard points I am VERY interetsed in seeing what the AME is. :yahoo:

 

- Brett

Three of those hard points are usually used for ammo magazines, so with the mag in the rifle it has 40 tank-killer rounds. One hard point is reserved for a directed energy weapon and the two on the back mount the smoke grenade launchers.

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More M-72 Gabriel goodness! I went with the look of a defence contractor's brochure, at least for the initial presentation, to give the mecha and the series a little extra depth. Real-world specs and RHA penetration capabilities will remain 'classified' for the time being... Just like with real-world weapons.

Short version: the soldier locks onto the target with the E-13, when the trigger is depressed, the EMP emitter fires a controlled pulse to disable the enemy APS system, and a fraction of a second later, the projectile is fired.

 

E13 RIFLE.jpg

E13 RIFLE 2.jpg

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Your such a fanboy. Everyone knows that Rentheon used the profits from secret Chemtrail programs to pay off the Stonecutters to win the E-13 contract.

Directed energy weapons would have been a much better choice than kinetic penetrators.

:ph34r:

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That's a very impressive weapon system there.

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5 hours ago, Return To Kit Form said:

Your such a fanboy. Everyone knows that Rentheon used the profits from secret Chemtrail programs to pay off the Stonecutters to win the E-13 contract.

Directed energy weapons would have been a much better choice than kinetic penetrators.

:ph34r:

Shhhh! You're blowing my cover, bro. :ph34r:

Actually, someone was kind enough to point-out that mW = milliwatts, while MW = megawatts.

**Pulls E-13 trigger, watches projectile fall lifelessly out the barrel and lawn-dart into the ground directly below**  ...I think I need more power.

:lol::lol:

Directed energy weapons are there too, though they play a slightly different role. 

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Hey guys! If anyone out there is in the US military, preferably Army or Marines, please shoot me a PM: I have a few question with regards to armored troop formations. Thanks in advance! 

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Hey all,

Episode 42 of the Scale Model Podcast is out. If you want to understand why my new mecha design looks the way it does, you need to listen to this!

https://scalemodelpodcast.com/podcast/scale-model-podcast-ep-42-john-moscato-part-duex/

I've also uploaded the instruction files for the new kit on Facebook, for those who want a look. There are too many plates to upload here (36) so I'll just leave you with the painting guide.

 

 

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Anyone in need of a Buster? Im never going to get around to building it :( 

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I have to admit this is beautiful.

Sorely tempted to get one to use with my 1/12th World of figures. 

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