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Old 02-11-2021, 06:09 PM
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Default Post your soft skinned military vehicles.

Saw this over on another forum and seems like an interesting idea. Post photos of your soft skinned vehicles; RC or not. Whatever you got, from the cheapest to whatever. “In military terminology, a soft-skinned vehicle is any vehicle that is not armored, such as a truck, motorcycle, Jeep or car. The term soft-skinned vehicle may apply also to half-tracks and scouting vehicles having little or no armor. Include your ATVs and MRAPs too.”

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Old 02-11-2021, 06:27 PM
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Default Soft skinned vehicles.


WPL RC 6x6 M-35 Truck.

WPL RC 6x6 M-35 Truck.

Torro 1/16 RC ATV MRAP, WIP.

HG RC 1/12 MRAP.

Tamiya Static 1/16 Kubelwagen.

Torro 1/16 RC M-16 Half Track.

Static Harley.

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Old 02-11-2021, 10:08 PM
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Old 02-12-2021, 01:38 AM
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M3A1 Scout Car 1/6-ish in Lend-Lease service. Made RC from a toy. Sold last year unfortunately.

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This beetle is a little pride for me. It is RC, long headlights, short headlights, indicators, motor sounds, horn and driver voices, and not a single wire can be seen.








And two of the statics. The jeep has all those numbers painted:



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You would ask for this now, when the weather is too miserable to take nice pictures outdoors wouldn't you


M3 Scout taken at Munster Panzer Museum Event


CCKW's

Dodge WC's

I'll post some more as and when I get the chance to get some decent pictures if/when the weather improves next week...
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:51 AM
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Martin, I don't think the server has enough memory for you to post all of your soft skin Vehicles. Bwahaha
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Old 02-12-2021, 10:59 AM
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Well that might be true, I'll see what I can do...


Autocar U-7144

White 666

CCKW Gas tanker
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Old 02-12-2021, 12:37 PM
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Yep. Spitting snow here, so the outside photos are older pix, and the inside photos are new.

WPL truck with custom trailer.

JJRC truck being converted into semi tractor.

Die cast Jeep.

JJRC truck.

Backhoe.

RC Dodge KD64 Ambulance.

RC CCKW and Ben Hur trailer.

Die cast HUMMVE.

Halftrack.

Bradley.

Junker up on blocks. (hides an IR mine emitter)

Kubelwagen with Rommel.

Halftrack.

Snowcat.

Die cast John Deere tractors (2)

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Old 02-12-2021, 05:23 PM
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Nice
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This thread is more fun than "Show us your tanks". LOL. Ex PAT that is an impressive motor pool. Love em all!
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Default Agree and what I am interested in this year LOL!

Originally Posted by RC_BobM View Post
This thread is more fun than "Show us your tanks". LOL. Ex PAT that is an impressive motor pool. Love em all!
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Great thinned skin models showing up for sure. Rad’s VW is stellar.
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Originally Posted by Pcomm1.v2 View Post
Great thinned skin models showing up for sure. Rad’s VW is stellar.
Glad you liked it! I did a small test video prior to getting a smaller speaker that I was able to fit inside in the trunk compartiment, but right now it has been finished. As soon as I remove the things I have in the desk I am planning to propper record it again and also making a video driving it outside home. But you can have an idea of the functions here:


Most of my tanks have maniac-tank commander voices in the heat of battle, but in this case I wanted something different and I fitted more "posh" voices, like the driver was an austro-hungarian baron. It brings variety to the diorama and the RC meetings.
It was a challenge to be able to fit everything in such a small vehicle, where absolutelly nothing can be seen. All the seats (except the driver seat, with the driver) are empty. No boxes and no camo nets hidding anything. All the electronic parts are hidden under the trunk, in the motor compartiment or under the rear seats. But I think the feature that I love most is the use of long and short headlights in the same bulb. That is something I never did before and now is a must that I will try to implement everywhere.

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Rad, if you get a chance, your expertise is needed in the ROC Jeep thread.
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I'll see if I can get some good photos of my soft skin stuff, but if I go as far as to include all the diecast we'll be here for weeks.

Here's a little laugh, I'm posting this with my phone, using speech to text. For some reason when I said soft-skinned, my phone wrote sauce getting. This thing makes me laugh like that all the time. But now that I think about it, a couple of sauce getting vehicles might come in handy.
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Rad love the Weeeeedoubleyou. The voice is killer. Is the body 3D printed? Very cool.
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OK, here's a quick video of the static stuff, I'll post photos of the rest later.

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Yeah, I'm not going to dig the 1/18 scale stuff out, we'd be here all week...

Found a few more pictures on the phone:

Big Bertha (IDF CAT D9R)

M4 HST

Fake M29 Weasel

(Full disclosure - I bought the M4 HST as a static build and retrofitted it for RC)
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I have a few soft skins, but since i just got this working yesterday, i thought i would share the first 1/16 Willys Jeep RC model we have made.
All designed in house and quite a capable little machine
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The M35 with lights, sound and FPV. Look close and you can see the camera in the passenger seat.
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CCKW, designed by Martin, printed by yours truly and assembled by Paco.
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Q60 given paint, tail lights and sound.
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Stock Torro M16
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Stock JJRC Transporter
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Stock B36 Ural, came with proportional speed and servo steering. Probably the best truck I ever bought for less than $75
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And now for the works in progress, starting with a GAZ that's going to end up as a tractor for hauling trailers
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WC51, runs and has lights and sound, still needs details
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A Q60 that will eventually be a tanker
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Q64 Ambulance, still a long way to go
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The fake scout car, from a shortened 1/18 M-16 halftrack. Runs but has no lights or sound. Yet.
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And I'm not sure if these last two count (both still stock), but there's a pick-up
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And what will someday be a camera truck like they use to film the Big Cats.
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That's about it for 1/16, I almost forgot the Opel Blitz from asiatam, I'll post a pic of that later. I also have a few tasty pieces in 1/6 scale, like a Mercedes Benz 540K cabriolet, the ROC Jeep, and I have three 1/6 kubelwagen/schwimmwagen kits and two Jeep kits in 1/6 waiting for my attention.

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There not softskins yet. But they're going to be. 1/6 Scale. Misc drive train parts.

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Wow, Steyr RSO, and Maultier suspension! Which version of the RSO are you doing, those sprockets and idlers are beautiful.
If you made a kit to sell, I would buy one.

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Make that two guys that are interested in the 1/6 RSO. Keep us posted, Bob?
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Smittyrob, Crius - thanks it will be the "Ost" version. I only have metal tracks for two machines (they are cast by friend in Europe, and very $$$$$$). But by the miracle of 3D printing other options for tracks may be available. The sprocket hubs and road wheels are printed Nylon (Shapeways). The Cab will be 3D printed and load bed mostly wood.

My rig was inspired by Erik Wikander of Sweden. He made an excellent RSO from PLA, Wood and metal. Link is here:

Best regards,
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