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Old 01-10-2018, 05:54 PM
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This won't be a build, more of a finishing and accurizing. It's actually a M10A1, so I got parts from Shapeways to make it a M10.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:00 PM
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The parts to convert to M10, and detail parts. Mato put doubled springs in the front bogies, no doubt trying to ensure that it didn't ride nose down. Unfortunately, this causes the TD to ride tail down. I have to correct this.
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Old 01-10-2018, 11:11 PM
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Maybe just swapping front bogies with middle ones will correct the pitch
Old 01-10-2018, 11:12 PM
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Aaah Mato. I really wish they made their tanks out of plastic. The all metal is so heavy. The gear boxes have a nice low 79:1 ratio but the quality of the gear boxes is very hit and miss. And the bogie wheels roll on cast metal axels without bearings so make sure you keep the wheels oiled well or they will gaul up and freeze.
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Oh, likely there are double springs in the front bogies, remove the coils and split them up and put one coil back on each wheel.
Mine had this.
Old 01-10-2018, 11:20 PM
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Oh, likely there are double springs in the front bogies, remove the coils and split them up and put one coil back on each wheel.
Mine had this.
That's the plan.
Old 01-11-2018, 05:31 AM
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That's the plan.
You get a really nice lurch on starting and stopping like that.
Old 01-11-2018, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by tomhugill View Post
You get a really nice lurch on starting and stopping like that.
Lol, it does look like it's popping a wheelie when starting to move right now.
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I also need to replace the flash in the barrel. The stock one is very weak.
Old 01-13-2018, 11:20 PM
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Wow!

I'm liking that.. That's cool.
Old 01-14-2018, 12:34 PM
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I agree with putting the stiffer suspension bogy in the middle position. It will actually help the tank perform better.
Old 01-20-2018, 05:42 PM
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Due to life happening, I've only been able to get the suspension done. Put one double spring in the 1st and 6th roadwheels. Once I find my manual and figure out how to work the thing again, I'll test it out. I'll also test it with the double springs in the center.
Old 01-23-2018, 02:55 AM
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Looking forward to reading the results. I have the same hull on my jumbo and have found it a bit heavy at the front if I remove the double springs but I haven't tried putting them on other wheels.
Old 02-02-2018, 05:20 PM
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Found the manual, and got her going. Definitely rides better with the double springs on front and rear, instead of just front.

Before, she looked like she was popping a wheelie. Now it's more of a lurch when starting, the the hull levels out mostly. I really like the look.

Next, I am going to try with the doubles on the center bogey.

Once I decide how I wand the suspension, I start the conversion to M10.
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Got a M36 yesterday, so I'll do the double spring center bogey on that. At least all I need to do for that one is add the grouser racks and paint.

And, Mato have improved their suspension. Bushings are now on all the road wheels and idlers. Both of mine have them.

ETA:

Well, not all. The idler wheels have to go. They don't resemble any Sherman idler wheel I can find. Definitely not any in use during WW2.

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Old 02-21-2018, 12:03 AM
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Have an IBU2 coming to replace the Clark board. Now I'll have the proper twin diesel sound. I'm going to replace the idlers with a pair from a FoV Sherman.
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IBU2U showed up today. Now I just have to figure out how to use it.

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