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M1165, my next model
galactica
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Milano, Italy
Joined: April 11, 2008
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 09:22 AM UTC
After having completed a GMV-S, based on M1113 (I'll share some pictures in a different post), I have
started a new project: building an M1165.

My reference point is the vehicle that I have found at Warwheels http://www.warwheels.net/HummerM1165A1charvat.html

No M1165 kits are available in the market, no conversion sets (there was one from D-Toys but it is no
longer available), therefore I started to 3D design the parts necessary to upgrade an M1151 Academy to
an M1165.

In the pictures below the Academy model with the first draft of the conversion parts.








I have now finalized the design and here are the renders (the conversion set is now available at Shapeways).











The next challange to face is the LTAS B-Kit armored doors; I have to verify if it's possible to use the
Academy doors, applying small changes and adding new window frames that I will 3D design.

More to come.
MakiWawa
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: December 17, 2014
KitMaker: 401 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 09:22 PM UTC
Wow!Ettore, great project. I have great workshop photos of this model. He will be happy to send you by e-mail. Please enter your e-mail address in the private message
Chris83
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Connecticut, United States
Joined: October 15, 2012
KitMaker: 117 posts
AeroScale: 5 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC
I've looked on shapeways and can't find this conversion...is it available yet?
HeavyArty
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
KitMaker: 17,333 posts
AeroScale: 1,659 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 08:44 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I've looked on shapeways and can't find this conversion...is it available yet?



Right on his Shapeways store, 1st thing listed. Lots of other great stuff too.

Priamide Models at Shapeways

galactica
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Milano, Italy
Joined: April 11, 2008
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 10:03 AM UTC
I have designed the upgrade to the Standard Threat Doors for the Academy doors

https://www.shapeways.com/product/T8HFA9M72/m1165-standard-threat-doors-conversion-set?optionId=137027922&li=shops

Here are some renders:







galactica
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Milano, Italy
Joined: April 11, 2008
KitMaker: 129 posts
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 09:07 AM UTC
I stop this thread here, at least for then moment.

I have decided to switch to a different model, always M1165 based upon: an Army Special Forces GMV.

Iíll post my work in progress in a new post.
See you there.