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An Italian Duet in 1/16 RC: tank M13/40 and recce car Autoblinda AB41

Old 05-07-2021, 04:14 AM
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Default An Italian Duet in 1/16 RC: tank M13/40 and recce car Autoblinda AB41

Because Italian WW II weapons are very rare in 1/16 scene, Lukas (Fertigungswerk 16) and me wanted to change this a little and designed/manufactured the medium tank M13/40 and the reconnaissance car Autoblinda AB 41.

And here they are:

M13/40











Autoblinda AB41













Cheers,
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Old 05-07-2021, 06:12 AM
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That is some very nice work. Impressive.
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Wow!!!
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Those are really cool. The tires for the armored car turned out especially nice! Really nice work.
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Please say you are going to do up a Semovente da 75/18 next!! I'd nearly commit mayhem to have one...and these
two, the M13/40 and the Autoblinda AB 41 are already the bee's knees...

It's disappointing the Italian vehicles haven't been covered much in larger scales..

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Old 05-07-2021, 09:36 AM
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Very cool builds.
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Thanks a lot guys for your replies. I´m glad you like both builds.

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Please say you are going to do up a Semovente da 75/18 next!! I'd nearly commit mayhem to have one...and these
two, the M13/40 and the Autoblinda AB 41 are already the bee's knees...

It's disappointing the Italian vehicles haven't been covered much in larger scales..

Jerry
Well, that was the idea of making the M13/40 to have a possibility of (at least) one conversion. If there is more interest regarding the Semovente (and it looks like), I´ll design the upper hull too.
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That looks awesome!

How much of the suspension will move? Looks like the 3 main pivot points per bogie will 'rock', looks nice.
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Whoa. Love it!
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The above M13/40 and Autoblinda are beautiful.

An R/C Italian semovente M40/75-18 is in the final stages of developement by an Italian modeler (Gulliver aka Stefano).

Here a video of a running test

The whole story can be found here:

https://carrirc.forumattivo.com/t161...iano-m40-75-18





M40/75M40/75-1-1M40/75-1
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Nice to see another neglected part of AFV history addressed. Let's see more French & Italian subjects.

I'll second the Semovente.
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Some details of these two kits:

@Strato50: yes, three main pivot points per bogie will 'rock' and that’s enough to match the landscape.

Parts of one bogie:





The upper and lower hull is printed on one piece for easy assembling.





track tensioners are included.



The completed lower hull:



The Autoblinda hull is printed in one piece.



The chassis using WPL components…



…and three different types of wheels are available.






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That's very nicely done. I like the simple yet robust idler adjustment. That's one thing I felt was a little lacking on the Panzer II kit so I modified the mechanism, I'll post some photos over there

Keep us posted! This looks like a fun build.
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A little more details of both builds.

For being safe, the track was tested intensely.


The upper hull is very easy to assemble and the turret have ball bearing above and below the turret ring for better rotation.





After mounting the turret drive the M13/40 build is roughly finished.



At the Autoblinda the doors and head light covers are moveable…





For easy turret rotation ball bearings are used.



Both big parts plugged together and sealed with the bottom.





Both kits are available now:

https://www.fertigungswerk16.at/shop-rc-modelle/

That´s it for now....

Greets,
Freddy
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Fantastic build. Nice to see more obscure designs. Maybe Hungarian tanks next? Turan, Toldi?
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...and another video taken at a playground yesterday

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After some weathering happend my Autoblinda AB41 is finished.














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After a longer delay I was able to finish my M13/40 build .

The Tank is from the „Ariete“ Division (Number 132 at the left backside corner visible) and the markings mean the 4th tank from the 2nd platoon (two stripes) in the 1st company (red colored).














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Looks excellent and sounds like 1500 HP....
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Beautiful!
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Very nice!
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....talking about the Semovente...it´s up next....




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Originally Posted by Panzerjaeger66 View Post
....talking about the Semovente...it´s up next....


Outstanding!
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My friend Stefano aka Gullivers factory is producing this tank yet….

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