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Old 09-08-2018, 12:19 PM
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Did a quick mockup with it sitting at the correct height and the tracks:





And this 2 videos of the suspension working on the new springs. Think that's the ones!!


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Old 09-12-2018, 11:17 AM
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About the tension system, mine it's fairly simple and was the only thing i did not resembling the 1:1,because it was hard to replicate.

It consists on a "lever", similar to the suspension arms, rotating on a pivot and with a shock pushing outward.



Putting different springs inside of the shock, adjusts the tension

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And a quick test, pushing the car by hand

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Old 09-12-2018, 12:49 PM
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Nice active tension setup you have there.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MAUS45 View Post
Nice active tension setup you have there.
Thanks, It's my first tracked vehicle. Off the shelf scale tanks have these tension systems?



First, the usual flex shot: (it's a joke for my scale truck buddies )





And now, the video proof:



Again, have to adjust the teeth on the traction and keep adding tension on the tension wheels. It moves well back and forth but turning it's still a problem. Tracks keep going off the guides.
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:07 PM
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Very cool project. Never knew such a vehicle existed. An American RSO. Cool!
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by RC_BobM View Post
Very cool project. Never knew such a vehicle existed. An American RSO. Cool!
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Thanks! It's a cool vehicle.so ugly and cool that could be russian Still in use nowadays


Little side project for the M548, an helmet for the operator, complete with ear protection :

Put the epoxy putty on his head to do the rough shape:
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Old 09-17-2018, 02:00 PM
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[QUOTE=JulliPolas;12463032]Thanks, It's my first tracked vehicle. Off the shelf scale tanks have these tension systems?


Most kits and ready to run 1/16 scale Tanks do not come with a self adjusting track tension system. I know Darryl created one for the Tamiya Tiger II, but most need a track tension system added to them just to manually adjust the track tension. Tamiya's Panther G and Tiger I have manual track tension systems. HenLong, and early Taigen Tanks didn't come with them and had to be upgraded with after market tension sets. Taigen's has updated their Panther G and F, Jagdpanther, Tiger II, Tiger I, Tanks with tension sets in their metal lower hulls. Tiagen may have updated their KV tanks as well.
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:36 AM
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Maus45, i guess it's upgraded from the start

[quote quote=103062]What Grasshopper said, loving all the little details on this.[/quote]

[quote quote=103055]Beautiful Helmet. Nice to see the making of.[/quote]



[quote quote=103056]Brilliant stuff, its the little touches.. I like how you show the development from rough idea to finished item it shows that these things are all achievable with a little foresight and work. Really coming along now![/quote]


Well, that M66 mount above the cab needs it's MG, in the case of the M548, usually was a Browning M2. A .50 caliber machinegun

Mine was printed and the 3d model was supplied by a fellow spaniard who is making the same truck

The gun was printed but the MG pivoting mount, ammo box and cradle were scratchbuilt

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Old 09-19-2018, 04:39 AM
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Maus45, i guess it's upgraded from the start






Well, that M66 mount above the cab needs it's MG, in the case of the M548, usually was a Browning M2. A .50 caliber machinegun

Mine was printed and the 3d model was supplied by a fellow spaniard who is making the same truck

The gun was printed but the MG pivoting mount, ammo box and cradle were scratchbuilt

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Old 09-19-2018, 05:21 AM
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Someone should tell Lance that he's out of uniform. He needs to ditch those tennis shoes and get some proper combat boots.

I don't suppose you have an STL file for that machine gun that you might be willing to share?
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:57 AM
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I want a uniform for Lance but couldn't yet found one for 7" figures

About the Browning, it was designed and given by a fellow spaniard. I should ask him first if he don't mind. The problem is that I'm can't reach him for some time now. But I'll look into it. It's well modeled
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:02 AM
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did a simple thing that should have done long time ago: Glue the cushions for the seats

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Old 09-28-2018, 10:28 AM
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Cushions look good!!!
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Hi.



On the first run, Bishop found a barrel at the middle of woods and had to retrieve it





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Old 10-05-2018, 08:51 AM
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Looks great, nice action photos!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Looks great, nice action photos!!! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks!

Now, what we went to do that day :

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Life's full of sacrifices like take a new truck to a beach to see how it handles:

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Very cool shots on the beach - beautiful. Great vehicle - came out excellent!
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Love the beach shots! Your character kind of looks like David Carradine to me haha

The seat cushions look right!. nice touch.
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Originally Posted by RCEnduro View Post
Love the beach shots! Your character kind of looks like David Carradine to me haha

The seat cushions look right!. nice touch.
Lol. It's Lance Henrickson.
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Originally Posted by RC_BobM View Post
Very cool shots on the beach - beautiful. Great vehicle - came out excellent!
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Originally Posted by RCEnduro View Post
Love the beach shots! Your character kind of looks like David Carradine to me haha

The seat cushions look right!. nice touch.
Thanks guys!

more:


A friend gave me a scale CB radio from Shapeways for my Unimog. The thing is that I never mounted it and it sat for a while in the shelf. But the M548 it's also perfect for it. So, I've finished it.

The radio was painted black, including inside with nail laquer for the light don't bleed out(more on that later)

Need the mic so I did a quick one on PVC, the round part was achieved pressing a bearing against the pvc. The rest was dremel and sanding
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So, there's a LED behind and drilled 1mm holes on the front for the light pass through. In place:
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It's kind of hard to see but there's light on those small holes

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Nice detail on the radio!!!
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Originally Posted by MAUS45 View Post
Nice detail on the radio!!!

Thanks, every small thing it's a step closer to completion

There's some more lights :

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These LEDs were a PITA to mount. When I did the rear section,didn't thought in practicability to mount lights. But was doable:
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It's a printed taillight with a real piece of stoplight inside

Headlights and winch:
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Pretty cool!

Tenho que perguntar. Vo mora em Portugal ou no Brasil?
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Originally Posted by philipat View Post
Pretty cool!

Tenho que perguntar. Vo mora em Portugal ou no Brasil?
Thanks... Portugal, how did you found?
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