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Armor/AFV: Large Scale
1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
Hosted by Darren Baker
Building A 1/16th. Scale M-ATV MRAP
Stickframe
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 11:58 PM UTC
Hi Donald,

Interesting build log as always. I've built a few of the Panda 1/35 version of this. It seems getting the suspension parts to go together as shown in the directions is a challenge for both. For the 1/35 kit, many of the parts need to be cut, sanded, or drilled out to be assembled (at all) - not just to avoid tight fits. Do you characterize your work so far as being typical clean up of parts, or extensive work to get the parts to go together?

Very nice build -

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:09 PM UTC





Well that's as far as I have gone so far, there isn't any drive shafts from front to back, & the steering is weird.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:04 PM UTC




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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:00 PM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 09:55 PM UTC
The following was done on all 4 swing arm mounts.




OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 09:49 PM UTC
My Wife keeps making room for them, I don't Drink or Smoke or chase loose Women.
She says that it keeps me out of trouble, so she keeps on ordering them. I wasn't going to do any more builds but she insists.
I cant loose for winning.
Ok enough BS back to the build.

I almost screwed up and installed C3 & C4 before the small shaft.


Thirian24
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 03:23 AM UTC
Awesome. How do you have room for all of these 1/16thbuilds?
Hisham
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 02:31 AM UTC
This is great! Thank you for posting this build and pointing out the fixes... I've been thinking about getting this kit, so I'll be following closely

Hisham
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 01:13 AM UTC
A close up of both sections.


That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 01:06 AM UTC
The edges where the mounts attach to the frame need a little trimming too to keep everything snug .

I added the 3 rods and joined every thing together, starting with the Differential to the mounts then the mounts to the frame. Everything has a very tight fit.

Now repeat for the rear assembly
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 12:58 AM UTC
There are 4 parts like this for mounting the 2 differentials both front and rear, the center opening needs the edge trimmed a little to get the differentials to fit correctly .

See , it's a really tight fit if you don't trim as in Pic.#4

The bottom of the 2 axles , a little filling on the seams is needed here.

The top of the 2 axles , I did some filling here, but I don't think this part will be seen.
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Posted: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
I' starting another big one.
Here's the Box Art

The Frame is a really huge piece, man they really did it this time with the slide molds.
The 4 tabs where the springs mount need their sides shoved down a little, they taper and the mounts for the swing arms that go over them have a really tight fit.