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  1. Keep in mind when you see the photos 1) I'm not...

    Keep in mind when you see the photos
    1) I'm not a good painter/ weather(er?) never have been and even more so over 35 years ago when I built this
    2) it is a bit worse for wear having run it a bit....
  2. I made the conversion to Tamiya's electronics for...

    I made the conversion to Tamiya's electronics for my Bandai Tiger years pretty much as you did Karel. I never changed out the gearboxes much to my
    annoyance. They are sufficient for rolling around...
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    *** Bump *** Well, did these already arrive...

    *** Bump ***

    Well, did these already arrive and I missed them? Are they late? Are they happening??

    Jerry
  4. Thread: Famo 1/16

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    I have one of these Famo kits and an Elmod to go...

    I have one of these Famo kits and an Elmod to go with it. Is there a construction article on any of the forums that describe the points that need extra care
    in building?

    Jerry
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    Yeaaah I was going to say I have a pretty good...

    Yeaaah I was going to say I have a pretty good photo of the one Jacques had:

    2015661

    And they thought is was an 8. I think the 8 went on to that Collings place. The 7 was apparently was the one...
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    Unless I'm way off I thought Jacques' half track...

    Unless I'm way off I thought Jacques' half track /prime mover was the 12 ton Sd Kfz 8 not the Sd Kfz 9 'Famo' 18 ton. The one he had either was the very one used in the movie "The Dirty Dozen" or one...
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    We're here in the east bay alright. Rex is...

    We're here in the east bay alright. Rex is probably one of the best of us.
    I 'dabble' in 1/16 but my 1/10 projects move really slooooowly and consume
    most of my model making time. Over the years...
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    I've thought about using a form of Telemetry in...

    I've thought about using a form of Telemetry in my tanks; my 1:10 being powered by glow engines it might be useful to keep an eye on
    engine speed and head temperature. I have a stand alone Webra...
  9. I have pretty good, intelligent chargers and I'm...

    I have pretty good, intelligent chargers and I'm fairly observant of charge and discharge rates of particular packs. Still the things just fail. That said
    I will add that I have had only two...
  10. I never charge batteries in any model. I had a...

    I never charge batteries in any model. I had a brand new 5000mah NiMH pack go up on me last year. Wasn't pretty.

    I won't touch LiPos with a ten foot pole and will never use them in a model tank so...
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    Thanks for the original post Rex, I'm sure we all...

    Thanks for the original post Rex, I'm sure we all want to imagine the stuff is going to good homes.

    It's morbidly interesting on a certain level I s'pose. It's very sad to me that Jacques'...
  12. Thread: Tricky parts

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    I should clarify. Nails served 2 purposes in this...

    I should clarify. Nails served 2 purposes in this tiny effort.

    I 'lucked' into finding a small stash of nails once, from some cache of my father's ( I don't think he knew ) that for some reason...
  13. Thread: Tricky parts

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    the hinge to hatch union is mechanical ( flat...

    the hinge to hatch union is mechanical ( flat head screw used as rivet) with JB weld as an assist. I just let some of the JB weld
    squish out from under the hinge then 'sort of' shaped it a bit...
  14. Thread: Tricky parts

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    Tricky parts

    Some of the more tricky parts I've had to make for my jp.
    Difficult making a tiny square hole for this mechanism, especially
    as it didn't go all the way through. I made the parts from a an old ...
  15. Thread: Aberdeen Tiger

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    They really do look pretty glum don't they? For...

    They really do look pretty glum don't they? For all the money we waste on certain 'programs' you'd think these sorts of irreplaceable
    machines could have either found their way to proper funding or...
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    A sturdy looking little number

    This is an interesting hull, appears sturdy:
    ...
  17. Thread: Oopsie!

    by Tanque
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    Yup this one:2009971

    Yup this one:2009971
  18. Thread: Oopsie!

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    Oopsie!

    Ooopsie!



    http://forum.lugerforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=42296&d=1403901486
  19. Thread: MG Ball mount

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    Yeah we had an interesting conversation one...

    Yeah we had an interesting conversation one afternoon long ago on the relative nature of what he and I did.

    Jerry
  20. Thread: MG Ball mount

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    I decided to throw on a thin nickel plate to the...

    I decided to throw on a thin nickel plate to the mg mount to allow the base color to blend in with the aluminum better. It will all be painted but with the inevitable
    paint chipping I thought it...
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    Congratulations sir! Impressive, superb...

    Congratulations sir! Impressive, superb craftsmanship!

    Jerry
  22. Thread: MG Ball mount

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    Boring isn't it...?

    Boring isn't it...?
  23. Thread: MG Ball mount

    by Tanque
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    Just in case anyone want to see how a boring head...

    Just in case anyone want to see how a boring head works here's a short video.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCX-wuAIFvE&feature=youtu.be

    Jerry
  24. Thread: MG Ball mount

    by Tanque
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    Paul the basis of this model is a hull and other...

    Paul the basis of this model is a hull and other parts from Franz Pracht that I bought a very long time ago, as much as 20 years ago. I work on a series of 6-7 models when the mood strikes me these...
  25. Thread: MG Ball mount

    by Tanque
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    MG Ball mount

    No matter how many times I do operations like this I still get nervous. One of the concerns is how to mount the large casting securely
    with just enough force without distorting it. Cutting a large...
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