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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
Hosted by Darren Baker
SOCOMD double build
2805662
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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 07:22 AM UTC

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It's slowly getting there... keep it up.

Mario



Thanks Mario, it's a long grind :-/

With the 7 minutes available to me at the bench today, I refined the suspension support towers by clipping the corners off & adding the radii...



More to follow...
2805662
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Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2014 - 10:19 AM UTC
The mounts for the rear suspension rockers needed to be built up. This will be multi-staged, noting that some levelling & laminating is required.





Once that was glued & set aside for drying, the mounts for the radius arm bushes for the front axle were commenced. Again, this'll be a multi-step operation, building up the framework before finishing off the detail. Most of the radius arm bushes mounts were built up using 3.2mm square tube.



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2805662
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Tuesday, March 04, 2014 - 09:00 AM UTC
In the middle of an involuntary absence from the bench, normal service will resume shortly.
2805662
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, March 06, 2014 - 07:41 AM UTC
Back to the bench. Excellent.

The intermediate suspension hangers were continued. These needed to be capped and then extended. Finally, the extrusions were added using 0.75 x 1.5 mm strip.

Capped & extended:



Extrusions added:



Quite a small update, but an update it is.

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2805662
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 01:21 PM UTC
After a prolonged absence, I've managed to get back to the bench.

I'm zeroing in on the suspension at the moment: hence today's job of adding the rubber bump stops to the front of the chassis.

These were made pretty easy to make from a section of rectangular-section styrene with tapers cut into it. Once neatened up, they were mounted via 0.75 x 1mm scraps to represent the stand-off from the front chassis rails.



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2805662
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:54 AM UTC
Well, after a brief seven-month trip away, it's almost time to return. To the build...
Maki
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 01:54 AM UTC
Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

Mario