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Trumpeter M1132 ESV with Mine Roller LWMP
seb43
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Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 01:34 PM UTC
Dear All
i gonna build OOB the new Trumpeter M1132 ESV with the Pearson LWMP mine roller.
There is also the review of this vehicle. It will be soon ASAP

Real vehicle:


The start



Enjoy
Seb
sam_dwyer
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Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 04:06 PM UTC
Its a great kit Seb. I've had it for a couple of weeks now, along with their LAV-III, but havent made a start due to other things on the bench.

Will be avidly watching your build

Sam
seb43
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Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010 - 03:46 PM UTC
Thanks Sam
The Step 1&2
BTW the gear boxes are horrible to build.

Part A15 and A16 are mislabeled. A15 should be used on the LHS and A1t6 on the RHS






Cheers
Seb
Hisham
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Posted: Friday, July 16, 2010 - 05:59 PM UTC
I agree about the gear boxes. And the axles being separate makes it difficult to make them all line up correctly. By the time you finish the suspension and put the wheels on, you discover that not all the wheels are touching the ground.. but the cement has already dried up and it's too late to fix it

I think the way AFV Club made them as one piece is better fot this.

Hisham
seb43
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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 03:21 AM UTC
Hisham
Concerning the issue of the wheels not touching the ground you can use the PAM set and playing will the eight wheels
Cheers
Seb
Hisham
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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 03:42 AM UTC
Please forgive my ignorance.. but what is "the PAM set"?

Hisham
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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 06:15 AM UTC
PAM = Pro Art Model

They have a set of 8 wheels with different bulge so you can play around with it in order to have them touching the ground.
Cheers
Seb
Hisham
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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 06:20 AM UTC
Oh, ok.. thanks for that tip. I'll check them out.

Hisham
seb43
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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 06:19 PM UTC
Done with all the suspension.
Well as you can see the bars are not inside the wheels hubs ????
But all the wheels are touching the ground.
I used a voyager PE in order to ease the process of turning the wheels.











Comments welcome
Cheers
Seb
seb43
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Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 03:49 PM UTC
The lower hull is done
The transmission bars are not align with the wheels hubs.
But all the wheels are touching the ground. The suspension perforated cover are a little wrong and you need to use all the plastic parts.




Overall shots




The rear panel
Of course I didnot use the horrible 2 handles jerrycans provide by Trumpeter




Comments welcome

Cheers
Seb
ti
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Posted: Monday, July 26, 2010 - 01:09 AM UTC
looking good Seb. I would love to have just the mine roller engineering parst for a build I got in mind. Good luck with this one.
seb43
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Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 02:06 PM UTC
Couldnot resist Sorry











This little beast is one of the most complex plastic model I ever done before. There are so many small pieces less than 1 mm. It is moveable.
But on the instruction set, you need to glue the small wheels supports onto the frame and on the ref pics you can move them. So I dont know what to do ??
Cheers
Seb
BROCKUPPERCUT
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Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 02:27 PM UTC
hi ,. it looks as though your second set of turning wheels are turned more than the front , i think that the front wheels have a sharper turning radius then the second set of wheels. ive also run into problems trying to make those stupid wheels turn
seb43
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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 12:46 AM UTC
Thanks for the comment
I am looking for info on such wheels they are not glued yet that's why.

I hope that you can help me
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 04:04 AM UTC
Great job Seb, I would like one of these now And do a training mission for Afghan!
seb43
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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 06:36 AM UTC
Thanks MArty
The device is so great it is a shame that Trumpy didnot make an important effort on small details on the Stryker.
Thanks for looking
Cheers
Seb
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Herchealer
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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 12:11 PM UTC
Looks good so Far Seb, I would be building along with you if I would have gotten my Kit. However I was one to fall for someones false good deals on here and have yet to recieve it. Will be watching here none the less.



Herky
seb43
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Posted: Monday, August 02, 2010 - 12:54 AM UTC
Thanks Guys for the comments
The wheels mounting system is not glued on the main support.
I am still looking for details on that since Trumpeter claim on the instruction that you need to glue them.
On my ref pics it seems that they can move??

Cheers
Seb
seb43
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Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 05:22 PM UTC
Done with the anti-slip coating
Please give me your opinion
Cheers
Seb

































Comments welcome
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 05:58 PM UTC
hi, i saw this other fellow's post and he made a really great job of doing a subtle anti-skid texture using Rust-o-leum spray paint. seen this done this way several times before but this one was really nicely in scale.

Anti-Skid Rust-o-leum

hope this helps. cheer, mh
seb43
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Posted: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 06:41 PM UTC
Thanks MH
It is difficult to acces Rust oleum product here in Mexico, so it is handmade.
thanks for looking
Cheers
Seb
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Posted: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 01:30 AM UTC
Juan
The material is aluminum oxide powder, each grain has diameter of 250 microns, so it will not be overside.
I just need to reduce the layer of deposition of the powder. I did it with PVA glue so by adding water and brush a little bit I can tune the effect.

Gracias para tus commentarios
Saludos
Thanks for your comments
Cheers
Seb