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MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 01:15 PM UTC
I'll take a look into it.

I finished the initial design of the M113 ramp pulleys:

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And here is the profile view. I had to completely guess at the depth of the pulleys (width in this picture) and the angle. If it's off, I will correct it when I get the needed info for it.


I also just discovered the Render feature in one of the newer programs I have. The model looks pretty good. Now I just need to get it off the 'Cloud' to convert it to STL and upload it.
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:36 PM UTC
Would this help with the pulley ?



H.P.
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 05:58 PM UTC
Dear MIke, Yaroslav has been promising (for almost 2 years now, I think) us an helicopter M3M made by FN-Herstal and called also a GAU-21 so if you were able to do it, I'm quite certain lot's builders would look for it. And me for a minimum of 2.

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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:38 PM UTC

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Would this help with the pulley ?



H.P.



I've seen and used that in the designing of the part. Someone who was providing references had included that picture.


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Dear MIke, Yaroslav has been promising (for almost 2 years now, I think) us an helicopter M3M made by FN-Herstal and called also a GAU-21 so if you were able to do it, I'm quite certain lot's builders would look for it. And me for a minimum of 2.

Marc/ubi



Yarsolav does great work. He would be able to do this much better than I can.
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:31 AM UTC
The M113 ramp pulley is now up.
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 05:54 AM UTC

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How about a set of stowage box handles and periscope and headlight guards for the venerable Italeri M47 Patton?



So you have wished it, so it shall be:



This was actually a bit more complicated and much more time consuming than I had previously thought. Mostly because the program stopped responding often and crashed occasionally.

You can find it here: http://shpws.me/M4BQ


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Hi Mike, justs tumbled across this discussion. Seems everyone is into radio kit so what about a 1960-1970 radio set such as an RT66-GRC (it would be set applicable for vietnam vehicles (mutts, M113 etc)and IDF stuff up to lebanon (jeeps, half tracks etc).

One set of say 2 radios, + 1 amp plus a couple of speakers would be really useful.

I have scratchbuilt 3 sets now and would really like not to have do any more with that horrible crinkly surface finish

I can supply info if necessary as I have set sitting in my 1/1 IDF jeep

what are your thoughts

Mark Hazzard



Sure. I've found some general dimensions of the exterior but if you could provide of the specifics that'd be great and would make for a quicker model time.



Nicely done, and applicable to M48 and M60 kits as well (actually the M47 kit's plastic ones are pretty nice, but all of the Dragon and Revell Germany M48 stowage box latches are just blobs, so these could be really handy--might even do for M1 stowage boxes).

But I was actually referring to the stowage box grab handles, which are massively thick, due to the constraints of 1970's mold making technology. They're about a scale inch in diameter, and it would be nice to have something daintier. Making multiple, perfect, 90-degree bends with wire is a hassle, especially when you need so many identical ones side by side, and Eduard's attempt at photoetch replacement parts look like inch-wide, sheet metal strap irons, not bent rod. It would be really cool if you could generate a printable set of these.
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 06:29 AM UTC

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Nicely done, and applicable to M48 and M60 kits as well (actually the M47 kit's plastic ones are pretty nice, but all of the Dragon and Revell Germany M48 stowage box latches are just blobs, so these could be really handy--might even do for M1 stowage boxes).

But I was actually referring to the stowage box grab handles, which are massively thick, due to the constraints of 1970's mold making technology. They're about a scale inch in diameter, and it would be nice to have something daintier. Making multiple, perfect, 90-degree bends with wire is a hassle, especially when you need so many identical ones side by side, and Eduard's attempt at photoetch replacement parts look like inch-wide, sheet metal strap irons, not bent rod. It would be really cool if you could generate a printable set of these.



Thank you. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I'll get to them soon.
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016 - 02:11 PM UTC
Michael, have you consider expanding out to 1/32 or 1/35 aircrafts?
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 02:48 AM UTC
I can work in any scale. 1/35, 1/32, 1/280, 35/56... Because it's 3D CAD I can do any scale. If the design is in one scale but needed in another, I can scale it up or down as needed. I can do aircraft parts but I can't do large curved surfaces like wings or large fuselage areas.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 05:47 AM UTC
I received the speaker boxes today. They look equally as nice as the rest of the VIC-3 system. Great job on them. Now how about that VIC-1/2 system....

Let me know when the M113 ramp pulleys are ready too, They look really nice.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 06:42 AM UTC
They're ready but they're also not ready... I need to redo the two covers and flip them over to make them easier to remove from the print. And I need to make the rear cover more printable.

I also need to try to find a few new free 3D CAD programs for various reasons. I believe I'll be able to use FreeCAD and/or OpenSCAD with comparable results to what I'm getting now. I will be trying others as well to find programs that I can understand reasonably well and provide relatively good results.
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 05:06 PM UTC
How about some kives, machettes, axes etc both in and out of scabbard. And a modern Tomahawk would be nice
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 06:56 AM UTC
I have been considering a knife for some time. I will look into more but I can't promise anything. I looked into a tomahawk and I think the curves of the blade are bit too complex currently.
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Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 11:13 PM UTC
One thing for the Buffalo mpcv would be great,
http://tank-masters.de/?page_id=1860
The wheel on the interrogation arm, hannay reels 175psi airspade.. I have some good photos from a book if you would be intreasted and the size of the hannay reel should not be so difficult to get by take the measurement on the arm on the bronco kit.. ( i have that kit so i can give you the size of the arm.. and a copy of the photos...
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 12:40 AM UTC

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I have been considering a knife for some time. I will look into more but I can't promise anything. I looked into a tomahawk and I think the curves of the blade are bit too complex currently.



i meant to add swords too. Would be quite popular with the post-apoc and zombie survivor fans....
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 01:26 AM UTC
All, not to steal Mikes thread, but I just did a set of chain binders, I went thru ordering it 5 times because of how small it is.



These were at the very edge of printable, so things like knives and Multi tools probaby won't be printable.
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 01:54 PM UTC
Very nice, Matt. Not that I can really see or know what it even is. Frankly, the knives may be doable simply because of how short the blade is in relation to the width. Swords? Most likely not. The length is much greater in comparison to it's width so it's much more likely to break or be unprintable.
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Posted: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 04:53 PM UTC
Here's a link to an image of one of the chain binders:
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/BKaHcYB_BO0/maxresdefault.jpg
(courtesy of google search)
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Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2016 - 07:07 AM UTC
Thank you. Time for a now needed update. I had to update the M113 pulley set right out of the gate as per a suggestion from a club member. The supports I was using for the covers and rear pieces (not sure what to call them) were placed inside the parts in such a way that it would make removing them and still having a 1 piece part next to impossible. I had to flip the 4 parts upside down from previous and add the supports externally. This leaves some surfaces scars but should clean up. I also thickened the part in the back (actually completely redesigned it) that attaches to the rear of the pulley to make it less likely of breaking. New picture:
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2016 - 12:48 AM UTC
Unfortunately I've run into some problems with the AN/VRC-12 model. I just can't figure round-about numbers for the various parts on the exteriors. I've also made the basic shapes for a WWII-era radio and a set of SINCGARS radios. Unfortunately I haven't enough resources at the current time to really continue with them at a good pace. I'll be contacting a museum to hopefully be able to collect a good wealth of resources on just radios and intercoms. Does anyone have any other suggestions in the mean time?
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 02:06 AM UTC
Whoever had asked about the Clansman radio antenna, which type of antenna? Also, if anyone has any detailed information, I.e.: detailed measurements, could you message me? I'm going to start on the antenna and radios and will need it.
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Posted: Monday, May 09, 2016 - 01:34 PM UTC
Newly added: 1/144 StuG III and IV schurzen skirts.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 05:28 AM UTC
I've been getting in contact with some eBay sellers and restoration people trying to see if they would be able to provide measurements of some older SINCGARS sets, AN/VIC-1, AN/VRC-12, and AN/GRR-5 sets along with a host of other types including a complete Clansman set and a PRC-77. Hopefully they'll get back to me with some measurements shortly but I've also only recently contacted them so it's premature to expect a response soon. In the meantime, I'll see if there are some more projects to be had. (hint)
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 07:45 PM UTC
Hopefully the references come pouring in. All the commo gear you listed sounds great. I'm waiting to order the M113 ramp pulleys along w/the VIC-1 and some of the other radios you listed. Get CADing man!!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 11:18 PM UTC
I want to! Unfortunately finals are here. I can work in between but not all the time.