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MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 11:44 PM UTC
When did you start on yours? It also looks like yours has everything one would need for a VIC-3. I'm going to be doing a VIC-3 and -5 set with just the MCS, 2 FFCS', RIT, MOS and speaker. But I presume you're going to be putting it up on your website? What program are you using by the way?
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 05:12 PM UTC
You're going to hate me.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 01:19 PM UTC
I started working on the AN/VIC-3 radios today. I plan on making it as a set of AN/VIC-3 and -5 including the MCS, 2 FFCS, RIT, MOS and a loudspeaker. That being said, it's taking me much longer to do this model than others. I've been working the VIC-3 MCS for a for at least 5 hours now and I'm barely finished. That's including time spent on research and pulling patches of my hair out over some areas though. Here's where I am so far. Almost finished... But not quite.



Opinions? Corrections?

Edit: I just realized that about half of the wings on the knobs were missing. This was fixed.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 03:10 AM UTC
Another problem that might arise with the DD screen is that the screen itself might be very unrealistic when finished. There might be a huge amount of the mold lines present because of the molding process and the angles present in the part.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:01 PM UTC

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In the future when your programs increase (?) in power...A raised screen in 1/35 for a Duplex Drive Sherman. Please



The material volume alone would make it drastically cost prohibitive.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:58 PM UTC

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do you have friends who create 3d models? Alot of gamers pick up that 3d modeling end of things. Creating MODS for games. ie- The Game Operation Flashpoint was a game with modern armor. Alot of guys created a whole arsenal of WW2 tanks in 3d for the game. Thats where I would start asking for help.These guys know the 3d software like the back of their hand.



A lot of those models aren't compatible, with 3D printing. I just went through that exercise with a guy I'm making 1/18 scale parts for. (Now I'm NOT saying all models, just the ones I was getting sent to me) Most of them were simply a "box" with graphics on all sides.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 10:30 PM UTC
In the future when your programs increase (?) in power...A raised screen in 1/35 for a Duplex Drive Sherman. Please
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 09:53 PM UTC
I have model project in the works and I am looking for a 1/16 scale M-14 rifle (with or without scope, Vietnam era, 1/16 .30 caliber (7.62 NATO) linked ammunition belts (10 round sections?), US M-1 helmet liners (Vietnam era),

These items should be fairly easy, would they not.

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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 09:26 PM UTC

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I think I just found a new project: M103A2/M88 drive sprockets.



Maybe M1 Abrams and M48/M60 drive sprockets with the lightening holes in them.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 08:14 PM UTC

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Maybe M60 tank wheels? Over the years, I have read a whole lot of complaints about how model companies have not gotten them correctly.


I did some wheels for the DML M48, M103 and AFV Club M88. Unfortunately road wheels eat up a lot of volume in material, making them costly to do in 3D printing.
https://www.click2detail.com/store/p180/1%3A35_M103_Wheel_Set.html
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 07:23 PM UTC
I like that, it is definitely a better option than what I have in the kit. However the Night Vision Device mount should be reversed, it should be slightly depressed from the surface of the hatch instead of raised. I dug through my photos (album & digital) and it proved challenging to find images of the top of the driver’s hatch. Nearly all pictures were taken when the hatches were open. I scanned the one photo I could find that I thought provided the best view of the NVD mount. I used the kit part for measurement which looks slightly off from the photo but is probably best that can be done with kit molds.


Here is the power pack of an AAV7. The first two images are of the pre-RAM engine and last photo is of the RAM/RS engine. Primary visible differences are the valve covers, exhaust manifolds and addition of pre-coolers on the RAM engine. I wouldn’t bother with the hoses and wiring as that could be better replicated with wire. This is what I have the piles of mechanical drawings for along with more photographs if you wish to tackle it.



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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 11:36 AM UTC

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I would like to build one of the vehicles that was at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch while I was there. The vehicle was a hybrid LVTP7 and while the HobbyBoss kit is a good start,.... (snip)

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I don’t know how much of a challenge you are looking for but have a doozy if there is demand for the parts. I have mechanical drawings for the AAV7 RAM/RS, primarily the hull, engine, transmission and cooling tower. It has all the measurements on the drawings. Each sheet is somewhere near 4’ x 1.5’ so scanning is out of the question. I have a wand scanner that may do the trick. While there are minor differences in the RAM and pre-RAM engines they are both Cummins 903s and would require little effort to tweak to produce. I have the TMs – without measurements but with drawings decent enough to gleam the differences from. This powerpack (engine/transmission/cooling tower & air pre-cleaner) is applicable to all of HobbyBoss’ 7A1 and 7A1 RAM/RS kits.



I'm not sure how well I could pull off RAM. Parts I can likely do. I also worked on those hatches and I believe I have them finished.





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Bailey bridge components? The Bronco kit is so wrong! You could do the support bits it is missing (rollers, M1 transoms, ramp sections, etc) or just the panels which Bronco got completely wrong.



I'll see what I can do. If I can I'd prefer to do an entire Bailey Bridge (long-shot though it may be). I've downloaded a TM and I'll start reading through that when I get a chance. I figure that I'd do the bearings first.
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Interior parts for armored vehicles that do not come with interiors or the missing parts from those that do.



Here here! Great idea.



Well if anyone could provide me with the basic dimensions of the interior they want (or dimensions to fit the kit they want) and a few photos I can figure out the rest and find more photos to go off of.


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I suggest something for scratchbuilders and 'gizmologists'. Perhaps a selection of aircraft radios and oxygen bottles for 1/48 and 1/72? There are a lot of planes out there with visible areas that such items would fill without need of replicating every conduit and stringer.



Something I'll look into. Any specific time period or nationality in particular so I have a base to go on?
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 07:14 AM UTC
I still believe most people don't understand the limitations of 3-D printers are at this time.In the next few years,3-D printers should advance where this is possible.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:55 AM UTC
I suggest something for scratchbuilders and 'gizmologists'. Perhaps a selection of aircraft radios and oxygen bottles for 1/48 and 1/72? There are a lot of planes out there with visible areas that such items would fill without need of replicating every conduit and stringer.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:53 AM UTC

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Interior parts for armored vehicles that do not come with interiors or the missing parts from those that do.



Here here! Great idea.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:10 AM UTC
Bailey bridge components? The Bronco kit is so wrong! You could do the support bits it is missing (rollers, M1 transoms, ramp sections, etc) or just the panels which Bronco got completely wrong.
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I would like to build one of the vehicles that was at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch while I was there. The vehicle was a hybrid LVTP7 and while the HobbyBoss kit is a good start, it lacks the early style hatches I need. The early style hatches had a “lip” that the later style did not.
I used kit part D37 and scale drawings of an early LVTP7 for the measurements. I would need two pieces; one is the driver’s hatch and the second is the troop commander’s hatch. They differ in that the driver’s hatch has provision to mount the night vision device. I am not concerned with the mounting brackets or latches, those I can transfer from the kit parts. Mostly it was due to the measuring proving a royal pain in the butt.
The photo is one of the few I have come across that shows clearly enough the visible difference of the earlier style hatches. The vehicle close-in is the precursor to the LVTR7 but the hatches were also mounted on the LVTP7 and LVTC7 vehicles.





I don’t know how much of a challenge you are looking for but have a doozy if there is demand for the parts. I have mechanical drawings for the AAV7 RAM/RS, primarily the hull, engine, transmission and cooling tower. It has all the measurements on the drawings. Each sheet is somewhere near 4’ x 1.5’ so scanning is out of the question. I have a wand scanner that may do the trick. While there are minor differences in the RAM and pre-RAM engines they are both Cummins 903s and would require little effort to tweak to produce. I have the TMs – without measurements but with drawings decent enough to gleam the differences from. This powerpack (engine/transmission/cooling tower & air pre-cleaner) is applicable to all of HobbyBoss’ 7A1 and 7A1 RAM/RS kits.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 01:38 AM UTC
Yeah. Really the only material worth using for the hobby stuff is Frosted Ultra or Extreme Detail plastic which, like the name says, is frosted. But the only problem with making it for a master, who would buy it?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 12:57 AM UTC

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What about 1/35 emergency vehicle light bar



The issue with shapeways is a lack of Clarity with the current materials. It would work for making a master and casting with clear resin though.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 09, 2016 - 12:19 AM UTC
What about 1/35 emergency vehicle light bar
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 11:44 PM UTC
Heh, yeah I read your message after I made the post. Thanks.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 11:36 PM UTC

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Thanks. If you also modified that part to make it accurate could you also send me the details on that?



I never modified my gun crutch. Check your messages for info about who did.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 11:27 PM UTC
Thanks. If you also modified that part to make it accurate could you also send me the details on that?

I also started thinking about another project, albeit this time much more ambitious. I'm thinking about attempting the turret and then the hull of a T71 light tank and then possibly some more oscillating turrets.