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HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 05:52 AM UTC
How about the new USMC M1A1 commanders cupola?
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC

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Michael, I have the kit and can measure it. I'll try to take some by the end of the st.

Regards,

Eric



Thank you Mike. I like the separate rear door option. Anyways to work down the unit cost are always appreciated also. I am holding off to better understand the fit up.

Thanks for checking this Eric. Interested in what measurements and the fit looks like?

Nov 2, 2018 photo of KY NG on the interstate.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=272748
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Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:40 AM UTC
Michael, I have the kit and can measure it. I'll try to take some by the end of the st.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 04:15 PM UTC
The 2 Tricon sets are up! One set with just doors and floor and another with walls and ceiling.

Also, I just finished and uploaded a Helmet Hardtop for the M1101 and M1102 trailer. I didn't have one on me so I had to go by just the trailer dimensions so I hope it fits whatever kits it will be used on. The hardtop is available here https://www.shapeways.com/product/5MZQEMFFA/1-35-helmet-hardtop-for-m1101-and-m1102-trailers-m
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 09:02 PM UTC
Great effort all along the way mate!
Congrats to your achievements, always cool to look in here what the guys n u come up with!
/Stefan
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 09:44 AM UTC
It would have been $90 for the whole container with separate doors. Over $100 for it as a kit with separate walls, doors, ceiling and floor but now only $35 for 4 doors and a floor. I can provide the walls and ceiling separately but unfortunately that costs $60.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 10:58 PM UTC
$90 a piece or $90 for a set of three?

Maybe you should reconsider letting the buyer supply the side and roof panels from one of the popular plastic kits???

Congrats on the success of your site. I hope it is proving worthwhile & successful for you in other ways as well. I think I also congratulated you way back when this site passed 100K hits.

Cheers
Mike
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 06:44 PM UTC
I uploaded it but forgot to put it up for sale. I need to add a second set to it. With just 2 cases the minimum price is $7.50. Hopefully adding a second set would make it a bit more worthwhile without adding too much cost. I have also uploaded a test of the Tricon container and, in the current configuration, it would cost about $90. I'll see if flat-packing it reduces the cost. Unfortunately that may lead to problems with machine space.

I'm also surprised that we've made it to nearly 50 pages! When I first started the thread I never thought it'd get this long. With 1,219 (currently) replies and over a quarter-million views, I think this might be the second longest thread on Armorama!
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 05:42 PM UTC
What ever happened to the M14 rifle case for the M48. I didn't see it uploaded. Did I miss it?

Rob
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 04:45 PM UTC


Still have more work to do. I need to find the best way to arrange the container so it doesn't cost too much.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
A BIG TRUMBS UP TO YOU on the Tricon!

Please let us know when they become available. I have an empty flatrack just waiting for some work to do.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 10:28 AM UTC
For the past few days I've been working on the Tricon container. Instead of just a side, some doors and floor I've done up the whole container.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC

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What was inside the "office"? A table, a chair, a notebook?



Typically a file cabinet a field desk & couple fold up chairs. On inside of doors was the Up/Down roster which gave status of each AAV in platoon (land/water/turret/comm) on one door and key board on other. Also all the brooms to sweep the ramp.
Tight space kept it from being the "hang-out" - well that and Gunny (platoon Sgt) of course.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Hi Michael, would you be able to do a triple T45 rocket launcher assembly and separate rockets in 1/35? I see a double in 1/56 scale already.

Some example CAD files:

https://grabcad.com/library/rocket-launcher-mk-7-1
Cheers,
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HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 06:41 PM UTC

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So if we were then to do a double door TRICON the same 6'-6" x 8' endwall (with doors) would work for both ends. We would only be asking Mike to design one endwall and one floor piece!

A complete set of three Tricons would require a total of six endwalls with doors and three base plates!



Been hunting high & low for these! Such a simple item and they're everywhere yet none available in 1/35. Each platoon had one on the ramp, it was the platoon "office."



What was inside the "office"? A table, a chair, a notebook?
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:14 AM UTC

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Take not that these Tricons have two double doors. Tricons can have up to 4 double doors.

Tricon Specs.

http://www.cmci.com/products/standard-platforms/6_5-tricon



Interesting. Thank you for the link.
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 01:24 PM UTC

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So if we were then to do a double door TRICON the same 6'-6" x 8' endwall (with doors) would work for both ends. We would only be asking Mike to design one endwall and one floor piece!

A complete set of three Tricons would require a total of six endwalls with doors and three base plates!



Been hunting high & low for these! Such a simple item and they're everywhere yet none available in 1/35. Each platoon had one on the ramp, it was the platoon "office."
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
So if we were then to do a double door TRICON the same 6'-6" x 8' endwall (with doors) would work for both ends. We would only be asking Mike to design one endwall and one floor piece!

A complete set of three Tricons would require a total of six endwalls with doors and three base plates!
HermannB
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
Take not that these Tricons have two double doors. Tricons can have up to 4 double doors.

Tricon Specs.

http://www.cmci.com/products/standard-platforms/6_5-tricon
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 04:37 AM UTC
How about the door and back panels** for a standard ISO 6'-6" x 8' x 8' TRICON shipping container?

We could get all other needed wall panels by cutting up a standard 20' container kit and with any luck one 20' container would yield enough stock to build 3 TRICONs.

F.Y.I. - You already have the container connector blocks digitally created and in your Shapeways catalog.


Hans-Hermann Photo


Mike Koenig Photo

** Since fork lift access on these smaller containers is front to back rather than cross-ways you might have to do a dedicated floor panel as well.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 04:55 AM UTC

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How about a suspension update for the new Tamiya Mutt kits?

Both are missing a highy visible upper front wishbone part and more IIRC.

Regards,

Marc



I second that! I have two A2's and an A1 that I have begun work on. Upper front control arms would be great! Proper covers below the battery box and the fuel tank would be welcomed as well.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
Thanks, I didn't realize they were the same ones.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC

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Any chance you could do a set (2) of the tie-downs for the M747 trailer ramps?




Reedoak does them:

http://reedoak.com/#!/1-35-US-Navy-aircraft-tie-down-in-locked-position-set-of-12-units-without-chain/p/63415434/category=15593074
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
Any chance you could do a set (2) of the tie-downs for the M747 trailer ramps?

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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
Finally finished sketching the earlier style bogie wheels for the LVTP5 (H6/E1). With the parts being only a hair over 1/2 -inch it took some time. I sketched the mounting threads on Pieces 1 and 2 with intent it allows builder to display the inner bogies without the outer rubber wheels (Piece 3). To mount Piece 3 the builder would need to snip the mounting screws. Piece 3 is sketched with mounting screw and nut but, builder can snip these if prefer to display on vehicle as a spare or in process of repairs.
Piece 1 / 2 has also has a later / alternate style grease zerk mount if worth trouble of printing them as separate pieces or as additional / alternate styles of inner bogie wheels, like the real thing. Piece 1, Piece 2 and two Piece 3’s make one set of bogie wheels. The LVTP5 (H6/E1) has 18 of these sets of bogie wheels. One vehicle set would require Piece 1 x18, Piece 2 x18 and Piece 3 x36. However, I think nine sets of bogie wheels would be a good option. This would allow the builder to use the kit’s bogie wheels as the inner portion (which are mostly not visible) and these as the visible outer wheels.
Another option, which may be more affordable would be to offer each piece as separate sets in groups of nine. The builder could then decide what pieces and of how many they need for their LVTP5 (H6/E1) build.

Sketches are not to scale as I thought I needed to exaggerate shapes/distances of the parts. All the measurements are for 1/35 scale.