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Tasca M4A1 Grizzly Guardian
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Shermania
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 10:25 AM UTC

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This is a much better picture of the holes/hollows in the top of Sexton (Grizzly) bogies, with this picture and the picture posted further back in the thread you can have a bloody good go at converting standard Tasca bogies into Grizzly 'Big Rib' bogies, they might not end up perfect (nothing ever is tbh), but it's kinda fun having a go, the picture also shows the new shape that needs to be added to the return roller mounting bracket, where it runs close to the hole, a flat angle, instead of Tasca's curved radius.



The above picture should be credited to - Chris 'toadman' Hughes, as he took it I think, a very useful picture indeed.


Purpose of the holes/hollows?

Haven't got a clue really to be honest, probably something to do with the casting process, maybe, the only clue I have is highlighted in the circle, a bolt has been placed in the spare return roller bracket hole, from underneath, it can't be fitted from the top because there is no angled edge on the front of skid plates, to make room for the bolt, the bolt is just protecting the threads, stopping them from rusting up I think.





I think your right, casting process and probably helped to reduce the weight of the casting too. BTW, I've always wondered why Canada even bothered to do this in the first place, seems like even on the 42 ton Jumbo the standard castings held up just fine.
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Posted: Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 06:19 AM UTC
Best I can come up with too.....
but then, why is the hole there in the first place?
Ask Snuggles, and I'll ask SK.
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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 05:17 PM UTC
Hey Matt -- wow ! and then WOW! beautiful work - thanks for the step by steps - very interesting indeed!

Said the cop to Deckard: "have a better one"

cheers
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Posted: Friday, June 27, 2014 - 01:49 PM UTC
Matt,
Love the build, love the thread!

Now would adding the plastic card from the return roller mount to the end rib not leave that hole you are worried about?

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 04:19 PM UTC

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... And.... do androids really dream of electric sheep?



Russel, a fellow aficionado of the book (as much as I have always enjoyed the movie).

@ Matt: Coming along very nicely, very nicely indeed! I think Snuggles has earned his (her?) catnip.
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:28 PM UTC
Ah OK, that would take care of it perfectly. Got ahead of you I see.
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Posted: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 07:36 AM UTC
Once again, I gaze in wonder and awe.
And.... do androids really dream of electric sheep?
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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:53 PM UTC
Looks good, only thing I see is the outer most rib on the pictures seems to not be as proud on the outside as yours. Putty work coming?
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:32 PM UTC
More time to finish the bear and get to the E8, who has time for silly sports. But the US is still in... Just saying
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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:43 AM UTC

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Another World Cup down the drain, oh well, more time for model making...




Sorry about the result. At least England was not defending the title, if that brings some relief to your sorrow, of course. But as you say,more time to model so, please bring us more updates. I really enjoy your builds and the theads. Thanks for both
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Posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 - 03:47 PM UTC
Matt,

Really enjoying your Grizzly!


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They wasted Deckard and Rachael, you could make a whole film with just Deckard and Rachael talking, would be a million times better than the junk they call films these days.



Got that right!

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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 07:59 AM UTC
"Blade Runner" is off limits in our house now, never really asked why but maybe now I have a clue..... My wife already has a "thing" for ole Brad, not helped from the fact that they're both from the same town and her folks and his folks pal around. And no, I probably won't get tickets to the premier of "Fury", but we did watch "Inglourious Basterds" the other night.
So, Matt, I have to ask, and hope you don't mind, but what in the Wide World of Sports do you do for a living? I ask because the tool you ginned up is a work of art in itself, never mind what you're doing with it.
And regarding a comment you made a while ago about not getting far enough along on your projects to paint and weather them: I think maybe that's a good thing as it would be a shame to cover up all of your work with something so crude as paint.
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Posted: Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 04:44 AM UTC
Matt,

Amazing work, looking forward to seeing the rest. I was in Jr. High when my older brother took me to see Blade Runner. I was already a fan of noir films due to my parents influence. A sci fi noir film set in what then seemed like the super distant future was right up my ally. I loved it then and I still watch it several times a year. It's one of my all time favorite films and the music still moves me today the way it did then. Vangelis is a genius.

Looking back its kind of a wet dream, isn't it? Rachel is the ultimate sex doll, I never really thought about that until recently when I finally convinced my wife to watch it with me and she made mention of that. It is perhaps the ultimate male fantasy. A young gorgeous female that will never age or say she has a head ache or complain about anything. It makes perfect sense that my wife would feel threatened by a replicant like Rachel. I tried putting myself in her shoes and thought had the roles been reversed and the lead was played by a woman who in turn eloped with the brad pitt replicant from "Thelma and Louis", how would I feel about it then? I'd like to think I would still love the film as much as I do but not so sure:)