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    RE: JUMBO Build

    man some of you guy really do nice work .cought cronic sherman tidis doing my m51.

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    RE: JUMBO Build

    I love this tank so I feel the desire to make all the important changes. I am making the Mod on the VVSS metal trucks to incorporate tamiya HVSS springs and tubes. It is tedious work but I like the finished look.
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    RE: JUMBO Build

    Bogies near completion. I am priming everything in Black and OD this time round. Hull tub and trucks done, reattached, and gearboxes reinstalled. One custom mod I have adapted, I use the long speaker box posts to mount the speaker sans box...
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    RE: JUMBO Build

    Work now moves to the charging system and wiring. I add an "m" connector from Radio Shack and give my vehicles the option of charging internally. I mount the double pull/double throw Tamiya On/Off switch from the DMD in a hatch and cut the wire. I solder the wire together on the DMD to close the circuit. My power will be switched directly off the batteries. I usually install the M connector near the power for this process but you could mount it in another hatch.

    I color code the tabs to keep the positive and negative sides together.
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    RE: JUMBO Build

    All my tanks have the power switch throw forward so I connect the rear post on the on/off to the positive post of the "m connector" (red marked part). The middle switch post and a wire from the negative (black) go to the battery so I connect them to a Male deans plug.

    The front switch post and a wire to the negative post are soldered to a female deans plug to power the MFU DMD. I build it this way so you can swap them or preform maintenance as needed.



    I soldered the red black cables from the MFU/DMD together and ended them in a male deans to finish the wiring plan.
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    RE: JUMBO Build

    Tank almost back together. Adding standard Sherman details like tools and stowage. This tank will resemble its real life example and lack the rear luggage rack and have minimal stowage items. Latest additions, hatches, mg stowage, welds, and chains to fuel filler caps.
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    RE: JUMBO Build

    Looks good - I'm using this as a bench mark for my build [8D]

    Busy bulking up the turret:


    and the trans cover:


    Still a ways to go before I'm happy tho [&o]

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    RE: JUMBO Build

    I guess you can say I am committed to what I have..... It went into paint this morning....

    Black base coat, Olive Drab color coat. I know I usually go into intricate detail on paint techniques, but this time I am using Krylon camo Black and Olive. Why? The real vehicle that I have the privilege of playing with is touched up with those paints. I know, I helped!!!

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    RE: JUMBO Build

    Looks gooOood, DAMN that looks good!










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    RE: JUMBO Build

    The grillwork on the engine deck leaves me speechless. [X(]
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    ORIGINAL: Rex Ross

    The grillwork on the engine deck leaves me speechless. [X(]
    Yeah, what he said and more. The grill work is perfect for a JUMBO ... everyone please take note. That's the correct way it's done.










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    RE: JUMBO Build

    Well, I have a coat of paint and the markings on. It is marked to match the museum example completely. My paint is a little dark.... time to add some weathering!

    Battle debut was disappointing, I have a motor wiring issue to work out.... GRRRRR. Still a crowd favorite and bound to do some damage in the future!


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    RE: JUMBO Build

    Wow, that is nice!! I like it!!

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    RE: JUMBO Build

    My usual coupe de grace, the IPMS Modelzona event in Phoenix. The Jumbo earned a Silver in the armor conversion category, losing out to a pint sized Sherman ironically.




    DAK XO Craig Pierce threw out some knowledge with a 1/350 scale LCAC and won best ship!




    Member Joseph Garcia placed with an ME-163




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    RE: JUMBO Build

    Hi It always amazes me how one guy with a knife and a bit of glue plus other hand tools can build a better model than Tamiya

    Great work Tamiya please take note This Is How you do it

    regards pete


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