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HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 01:27 PM UTC

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Did anyone suggest the missing heater and other missing pieces from the AFV Club M113?



What's missing from the kit?



Mainly interior parts. This review at AMPS lays out what is missing and shows how to fix them.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:23 AM UTC

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Did anyone suggest the missing heater and other missing pieces from the AFV Club M113?



What's missing from the kit?
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 03:51 PM UTC
Did anyone suggest the missing heater and other missing pieces from the AFV Club M113?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 02:29 PM UTC

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M108/M109 Flotation Collar measurements.




Any luck on developing this part yet?



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On Shapeways there is already one available from model monkey
https://www.shapeways.com/product/5EV5RW95L/1-35-m109-howitzer-flotation-collar

Cheers
Walter



Thanks. I hadn't seen that one. I guess we don't need another.
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 04:16 AM UTC

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M108/M109 Flotation Collar measurements.




Any luck on developing this part yet?



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On Shapeways there is already one available from model monkey
https://www.shapeways.com/product/5EV5RW95L/1-35-m109-howitzer-flotation-collar

Cheers
Walter
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 11:35 AM UTC

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M108/M109 Flotation Collar measurements.



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Sure, I can do this pretty well. Just need some measurements and I can get started.



Great. These should do it.




Any luck on developing this part yet?
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 03:53 PM UTC
I'm currently in the process of printing out a test model of the T49. It takes a very long time because many parts are so large. Both hull halves take just under 24 hours to print! Eventually I would like to try to sell it as a kit but unfortunately, I won't be able to offer very many. As a first run, I think I'll only be able to offer no more than 5 entire kits. If there's enough demand for more I'll try to print more if I have the time.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 11:14 AM UTC

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I now have the comparison prices between the old Grandfathered price and the new pricing system! If you want to see what the pricing difference will be, look here. Some prices may be lower but most will be higher. I haven't checked every price yet.



OUCH!!!
I will be ordering direct from your website instead. I did not see the P5 wheels in the list but can tell they will be butt-pain expensive.
I need too many more sets for ShapeWays to get all Mr. Burns (Simpsons) on me. Would it be possible to merge the rubber and steel wheels into a single piece (pieces 1 and 3 from the drawings [builder can supply the shaft])?
May make it cheaper and easier to apply to the kit, especially for the inside wheels.
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:47 AM UTC
I now have the comparison prices between the old Grandfathered price and the new pricing system! If you want to see what the pricing difference will be, look here. Some prices may be lower but most will be higher. I haven't checked every price yet. The spreadsheet is here:
Pricing Comparison
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 08:02 PM UTC
If you can get a diagram of it, I might be able to. I tried searching but I came up empty on a bare turret diagram or picture from above.
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 01:53 PM UTC
How about the top half of the trumpeter AVGP grizzly early? Just the Top half of the turret. Corrected shape, sight and vision port?????
HeavyArty
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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
M108/M109 Flotation Collar measurements.



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Sure, I can do this pretty well. Just need some measurements and I can get started.



Great. These should do it.

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Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 04:05 AM UTC
Hi Mike, how is the possibility of a L7 105mm coming along for the centurion 1/25 scale.
frank
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:02 AM UTC
Wanted to share that just got in the order from Mike Goldberg's desktop 3D printer. So these are 3D computer models printed in a different resin without Shapeways. I am very pleased with the results! These compare well with the Shapeways printer. Here are some initial photos of Mike's dark resin prints and some comparison with the typical white Shapeways. These are done in the higher resolution 10mm that Mike offers. The resin is so dark it really needs a primer spray to show details. Sorry for the rough camera work, but more to follow. I think these are gonna be useful! Great job Mike! Thank you

















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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 10:47 AM UTC

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T55 light guards.
Dan



I've said it before, get me some diagrams and I'll be able to make them.


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FC Model Trend just came out with a M108 conversion for the AFV Club kits that includes the flotation collar.



I know and I contacted them about just buying the collar. They will not sell it separately and I am not spending $50+ for a set that I only need one piece out of.



Sure, I can do this pretty well. Just need some measurements and I can get started.


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1/20 and up I can definitely look into and should be pretty easy. I already have a sample picatinny rail I use to add on to firearm models. But 1/35 and probably 1/24 will be too small.



1/20 and 1/16 Pictinny Rails are fine.

Having some on the top receiver and top, bottom, and sides of handguards would be nice, meaning different lengths, or several long lengths and we cut to shorten.



I can't sell them through Shapeways because they are too small. I'll run a test print of them on my printer and see how they come out. If they look good I'll sell them through my website.
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 03:21 AM UTC

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1/20 and up I can definitely look into and should be pretty easy. I already have a sample picatinny rail I use to add on to firearm models. But 1/35 and probably 1/24 will be too small.



1/20 and 1/16 Pictinny Rails are fine.

Having some on the top receiver and top, bottom, and sides of handguards would be nice, meaning different lengths, or several long lengths and we cut to shorten.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:52 AM UTC

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FC Model Trend just came out with a M108 conversion for the AFV Club kits that includes the flotation collar.



I know and I contacted them about just buying the collar. They will not sell it separately and I am not spending $50+ for a set that I only need one piece out of.
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 05:43 PM UTC

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How about making the flotation collar part for the upper deck of an M108/M109 howitzer? It is required to backdate the AFV Club M109A2 or M109A6 kits. It is the boomerang-shaped part just forward of the turret opening on the below Italeri hull top.



Each end has a rectangular box that contains four connectors for the flotation gear hoses.


It also has tabs with bolts at intervals along its perimeter to attach it to the hull top.



FC Model Trend just came out with a M108 conversion for the AFV Club kits that includes the flotation collar.
HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
How about making the flotation collar part for the upper deck of an M108/M109 howitzer? It is required to backdate the AFV Club M109A2 or M109A6 kits. It is the boomerang-shaped part just forward of the turret opening on the below Italeri hull top.



Each end has a rectangular box that contains four connectors for the flotation gear hoses.


It also has tabs with bolts at intervals along its perimeter to attach it to the hull top.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 02:40 PM UTC
T55 light guards.
Dan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 01:16 PM UTC
1/20 and up I can definitely look into and should be pretty easy. I already have a sample picatinny rail I use to add on to firearm models. But 1/35 and probably 1/24 will be too small.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Can you design lengths of 1/35, 1/24, 1/20, 1/18, and 1/16 Picatinny Rails? That way, one can modify any existing rifle with these rails and tack on all sorts of doodads to the rifle. A gun is considered modern if it has Picatinny Rails. Even an old M1 Garand or M-16A1 with Picatinny Rails would be considered unique.

It would be very helpful for updating modern, Rebel, Post-Apocalyptic, to Sci-Fi weapons.

https://www.amazon.com/Loglife-4pcsrail-BK1-Polymer-Section-Handguard/dp/B01E097V08/ref=asc_df_B01E097V08/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309795536605&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11454045301023680344&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031954&hvtargid=pla-439594479486&psc=1

I'd really go for 1/24, 1/20, and 1/16 Rails.
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 06:55 PM UTC
No problem! Unfortunately, Shapeways changed their printing and shipping times. You now get to pay some percentage for Shapeways to print your order at the speed they used to print it at! Or you don't have to pay and they'll take their sweet time doing it whenever they feel like it. There's still people who placed an order on November 26 and their orders are still pending. It pisses me off that they do this but unfortunately, we can't do anything about it. They seem to now be marketing more towards larger companies who need industrial prototyping.

Also, be prepared for price increases soon. The "Grandfathered-in Pricing" will be ending. It's slated to end on the 31st. They are saying that most models will have a 10-20% base price increase.
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 02:29 PM UTC
The LVTP5 bogie wheels finally arrived and they are every bit impressive! Shapeways has gotten very slow.
The axle is too long but thats my fault, I used kit parts to measure and did not catch they were so long. Easy fix, just snip a bit off the end.

The pic shows the kit bogie wheel on AM track with the 3D-printed wheel for comparison. One side has the rubber wheel mounted while the other does not. The 3D-printed wheels are outstanding!!! Thank you for doing these.



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Posted: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 - 05:46 AM UTC

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Don't know if this has been already suggested but how about some welders gear. There are several sets available with the gas and oxygen bottles with lids but not the actual valve on top.


H.P.



HP,

I offer some on Shapeways.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/QZQJMRK6M/1-35-scale-gas-bottle-regulator-w-valve?optionId=56098575&li=shop-inventory

The rendering should be fixed to show them better. I can see if I ordered some for myself tonight, and if I did, take a pic.

Matt