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M-ATV wip, Panda kit, 1/35
woody6968
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 03:10 AM UTC
thanks for the reply . very impressive i will have to try this method . i will have to find a u.k. suplier
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 03:03 AM UTC

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hello there
fantastic build so far can i ask how you made the cable connections, this is one serious detail i have no idea how to recreate in my models ,thanks in advance . Ian .



Hi Ian, these are made from various sizes brass tubes, cut with scalpel.

In this particular case I used these:

http://www.am-works.com/store/tools-c-4.html?osCsid=ombbamvfplepqihql8tkt1dmt2
youngtiger1
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 02:32 PM UTC
Thanks for the link Marko. They sure have a lot of cool stuff to be had. As usual, that thing is coming along very nice. I'm jealous...

Mike
Crox77
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England - West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 10:32 AM UTC
Really nice work dude, great looking M-ATV
hliu24
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 09:59 AM UTC
What are you man? I might have to quit my job and doing this all day long for years to achieve your skill level!

Looks really great!

jay
woody6968
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 01:18 AM UTC
hello there
fantastic build so far can i ask how you made the cable connections, this is one serious detail i have no idea how to recreate in my models ,thanks in advance . Ian .
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 01:13 AM UTC
Nice work on the ibis and the wheels look fantastic!
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 12:58 AM UTC
Hi again,

here are few new wip pictures, this time on ibis tek tow bar. It is completely functional (you can not strech it though). It can be positioned at 90 degrees or less. I plan to position it on about 45 degrees and tie it down to lower bumper. If prefered, It can be removed and put together and positioned somewhere at the back.
























skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 08:44 PM UTC

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Wow, very nice progress. The roll bumper is very nice as well. May I ask where did you find the bronze parts that you attached to the roll bumper?

Mike



Thanks Mike,

shackles are from RB MODEL. The m2 barrel also.

You can find shackles and other stuff here:

http://www.rbmodel.com/index.php?action=products&cat=c_bm&sub=35A
youngtiger1
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California, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 01:30 PM UTC
Wow, very nice progress. The roll bumper is very nice as well. May I ask where did you find the bronze parts that you attached to the roll bumper?

Mike
heliman
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New York, United States
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 12:33 PM UTC
excellent build you are doing..outstanding level of detail!

the crows really looks great on board
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 05:07 AM UTC

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very nice! What did you use for the optic glass?



Hi, it is clear resin. I've tinted the resin for the darker ones, and the clear one is not tinted but painted with gloss coat with just a a bit of blue, and then just a drop of clear resin over everything.
gcdavidson
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 02:16 AM UTC
very nice! What did you use for the optic glass?
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 01:08 AM UTC

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Really nice job so far!
Is the suspension workable like Hobbyboss's M1000 trailer? or did you modify it yourself?

Good luck with the rest!



Hello and thanks!

Suspension is not workable, I modified it.

Btw, here are some new pictures!
























HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 02:08 AM UTC

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I've heard that the Kinetic version is better, but you are making up for it more than needed.



Where did you hear that? Kinetic model is supposed to be easier to build, but the general measurments innacurately proportioned for 1/35 scale.



I have to agree with Mario. Kinetic's version is easier to build since it is much more simplified, softer on details, and has less parts (which translates to less detailed), its size is also off and it is out of scale (it is a few millimeters larger in all directions). It is far inferior to the Panda version in my book.
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 01:47 AM UTC

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I've heard that the Kinetic version is better, but you are making up for it more than needed.



Where did you hear that? Kinetic model is supposed to be easier to build, but the general measurments innacurately proportioned for 1/35 scale.

Mario.


I don't have the thread saved, but it was on this site.
Maki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 01:32 AM UTC

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I've heard that the Kinetic version is better, but you are making up for it more than needed.



Where did you hear that? Kinetic model is supposed to be easier to build, but the general measurments innacurately proportioned for 1/35 scale.

Mario.
Dimitar
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 01:31 AM UTC
It's bigger! Kinetic is 1/32nd, but easier to build. And it has better aftermarket support, I don't know why...
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:18 AM UTC
I love builds like this. They inspire me. Your attention to detail is superb. I've heard that the Kinetic version is better, but you are making up for it more than needed. Keep it up.
bison126
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 11:29 PM UTC
Still a pleasure to follow your build. Your attention to details is fantastic.
Keep on the good job !
Olivier
Boris1991
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 09:31 PM UTC
Really nice job so far!
Is the suspension workable like Hobbyboss's M1000 trailer? or did you modify it yourself?

Good luck with the rest!
youngtiger1
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California, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 07:38 PM UTC
Man o man, this is going to be one of the best looking OIF dio around. Please, keep doing what you are doing cause I'm taking notes left and right, with both arms that is...

Mike
skuki
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Croatia Hrvatska
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Posted: Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 05:40 AM UTC

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Did you build all the cables from scratch?

jay



thanks Jay,

yes, the cables are scratch, made somwhere from the lead wire and somwhere I used 0.6mm spring tube

Cheers!
hliu24
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 08:42 AM UTC
proud of you, my brother Did you build all the cables from scratch?
look great!

jay
henkp
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Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 03:59 AM UTC
realy nice job well done
henk