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165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 03:11 PM UTC
MIKE, I just want to revisit a product suggestion I made some months ago.

The idea of offering a fifth wheel assembly for a WWII US Army semi tractor. Small, easy to print with a small part count. This would be a popular item for folks like me doing a lot of truck/trailer conversions and files a mostly vacant market niche.

So far I have used two of these in 1/35th scale and could use at least two more. Up till now I have had to come up with alternate sources. One I converted off a toy truck and the other came from a Eastern European company "Custom Factory" and that one had molding problems and (IMHO) a lack of detail.






Fifth wheel from a WWII US Army Federal semi-tractor; Victory Museum, Auburn, IN

The base plate is as wide as the standard US truck frame width which is a measurement I can come up with, and the fifth "wheel" plate dish uses the same diameter as the width of the base plate. Most all 40's era fifth wheels were circular. Some modern ones are oval.

- Here is the one I made from a modified toy truck to convert a Deuce and a half into a Chevy tractor:


- Here is the Custom Factory unit that I feel is poorly detailed. It is installed here on my converted White 666 tractor. I had to modify plus add detail to this one and I feel it is still not as good as the toy truck unit. I would like to replace this one at some point in the future.


My next planned conversion would be the the Studebaker Deuce into a semi-tractor. This is an easy convert as it uses the standard 3-axle truck with no modifications and simply swaps the load box for the fifth wheel and adds an brake hose tower.

I could probably do some rough sketches of the assembly if that would help.
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:32 PM UTC
Otherwise known as footman's loops. Been used almost unchanged since the 1700's on horse drawn carriages, motor vehicles and tanks by . . . . (no surprise here) footmen, drivers and GI's.

Just sharing - trying to be a bit funny - not trying to be a smart A$$.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
yes thanks
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 06:26 AM UTC



this should be the right ones
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 05:52 AM UTC
These by chance? https://tigermodeldesigns.com/product/35-1019-us-tie-down-cleats-type-2-handle-with-feet/
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 05:08 AM UTC

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An M113 exterior set like the FC set would be nice and some tie downs for the M113



M113 tie downs are available already at shapeways in 1/35



really ? I couldnt locate any I have tried searching the site 3-4 times unless they are listed as something else , would you happen to have a link to them ?



Is this the type you want here?
https://www.shapeways.com/product/4YT667MX5/1-35-chain-binder-20?optionId=67218646



No thats not the ones its the tie-down cleat with feet as on top of the M113
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC

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An M113 exterior set like the FC set would be nice and some tie downs for the M113



M113 tie downs are available already at shapeways in 1/35



really ? I couldnt locate any I have tried searching the site 3-4 times unless they are listed as something else , would you happen to have a link to them ?



Is this the type you want here?
https://www.shapeways.com/product/4YT667MX5/1-35-chain-binder-20?optionId=67218646
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 01:34 AM UTC

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An M113 exterior set like the FC set would be nice and some tie downs for the M113



M113 tie downs are available already at shapeways in 1/35



really ? I couldnt locate any I have tried searching the site 3-4 times unless they are listed as something else , would you happen to have a link to them ?
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 06:05 PM UTC

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An M113 exterior set like the FC set would be nice and some tie downs for the M113



M113 tie downs are available already at shapeways in 1/35
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 04:44 PM UTC

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-T-72 Ural track guards: if you can get drawings and dimensions I'd be able to do them. I can't find any with a very quick Google search and I don't have the time to do very much research for any references.



unfortunately I have NO idea as to where to look, and not eure mr. google would know either, unless someone here has 35th scale line drawings of a ural
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:22 AM UTC
As far as the cost for the Tricons, I'm not sure. It probably would be cheaper than Shapeways just because that's how almost everything is. As far as how much cheaper, I don't know but checking is pretty easy.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:13 AM UTC
No problem there - I just asked about the Tricon as the question occurred to me. Probably the cost on three of them is still too steep for me.

Just wanted you to know there was still an interest on some level.

Good luck with school.

Best Regards
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 06:58 AM UTC
Sorry I haven't been responding much here, I've been busy with a new semester with a heavy workload. I'll just respond to all the suggestions so far in order:

-I can definitely attempt the M113 interior parts if anyone can get all the details for the needed pieces to me. I've said that I didn't have time to do research in previous semesters but this semester I really don't have time for proper research.

-Same for the M35/M109 low-light grill. If anyone can get some drawings with some dimensions on it, it would make it easier to do and would save time.

-Mike: I don't know if the tricon would be cheaper but, if I can print it, I'd try to print the entire container. I've been having very bad luck trying to print individual parts that need to be assembled. I found that I can't print the T49/T67 because of that. I also forgot to get your trailer doors printed. For now, my printing is on hold because of the amount of schoolwork I have.

-T-72 Ural track guards: if you can get drawings and dimensions I'd be able to do them. I can't find any with a very quick Google search and I don't have the time to do very much research for any references.
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 03:44 AM UTC
proper T72 ural track guards, the narrow type, not the later side armor
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 02:21 AM UTC
An M113 exterior set like the FC set would be nice and some tie downs for the M113
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 02:19 PM UTC
Mike

Any chance that tricon would be any cheaper printed at your place than at Shapeways.

Again for me I would need 3 to use as a load for my LHS.
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 02:15 PM UTC
I suspect this may have been requested before...
A 'Low Headlight' M35/M109 grill/radiator in 1/35 scale (to replace the AFV Club 'High Headlight' version.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:14 AM UTC
Thanks Gino!

I'd welcome a simple upgrade for the AFV Club M113 as well.

I prefer buying an affordale upgrade kit, to buying another kit for needed parts.

Regards,

Marc
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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?
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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?



...

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

Cheers
Walter