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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 01:53 PM GMT+7

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Interior parts for armored vehicles that do not come with interiors or the missing parts from those that do.



Here here! Great idea.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 01:55 PM GMT+7
I suggest something for scratchbuilders and 'gizmologists'. Perhaps a selection of aircraft radios and oxygen bottles for 1/48 and 1/72? There are a lot of planes out there with visible areas that such items would fill without need of replicating every conduit and stringer.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 02:14 PM GMT+7
I still believe most people don't understand the limitations of 3-D printers are at this time.In the next few years,3-D printers should advance where this is possible.
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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:36 PM GMT+7

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I would like to build one of the vehicles that was at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch while I was there. The vehicle was a hybrid LVTP7 and while the HobbyBoss kit is a good start,.... (snip)

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I don’t know how much of a challenge you are looking for but have a doozy if there is demand for the parts. I have mechanical drawings for the AAV7 RAM/RS, primarily the hull, engine, transmission and cooling tower. It has all the measurements on the drawings. Each sheet is somewhere near 4’ x 1.5’ so scanning is out of the question. I have a wand scanner that may do the trick. While there are minor differences in the RAM and pre-RAM engines they are both Cummins 903s and would require little effort to tweak to produce. I have the TMs – without measurements but with drawings decent enough to gleam the differences from. This powerpack (engine/transmission/cooling tower & air pre-cleaner) is applicable to all of HobbyBoss’ 7A1 and 7A1 RAM/RS kits.



I'm not sure how well I could pull off RAM. Parts I can likely do. I also worked on those hatches and I believe I have them finished.





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Bailey bridge components? The Bronco kit is so wrong! You could do the support bits it is missing (rollers, M1 transoms, ramp sections, etc) or just the panels which Bronco got completely wrong.



I'll see what I can do. If I can I'd prefer to do an entire Bailey Bridge (long-shot though it may be). I've downloaded a TM and I'll start reading through that when I get a chance. I figure that I'd do the bearings first.
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Interior parts for armored vehicles that do not come with interiors or the missing parts from those that do.



Here here! Great idea.



Well if anyone could provide me with the basic dimensions of the interior they want (or dimensions to fit the kit they want) and a few photos I can figure out the rest and find more photos to go off of.


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I suggest something for scratchbuilders and 'gizmologists'. Perhaps a selection of aircraft radios and oxygen bottles for 1/48 and 1/72? There are a lot of planes out there with visible areas that such items would fill without need of replicating every conduit and stringer.



Something I'll look into. Any specific time period or nationality in particular so I have a base to go on?
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 02:23 AM GMT+7
I like that, it is definitely a better option than what I have in the kit. However the Night Vision Device mount should be reversed, it should be slightly depressed from the surface of the hatch instead of raised. I dug through my photos (album & digital) and it proved challenging to find images of the top of the driver’s hatch. Nearly all pictures were taken when the hatches were open. I scanned the one photo I could find that I thought provided the best view of the NVD mount. I used the kit part for measurement which looks slightly off from the photo but is probably best that can be done with kit molds.


Here is the power pack of an AAV7. The first two images are of the pre-RAM engine and last photo is of the RAM/RS engine. Primary visible differences are the valve covers, exhaust manifolds and addition of pre-coolers on the RAM engine. I wouldn’t bother with the hoses and wiring as that could be better replicated with wire. This is what I have the piles of mechanical drawings for along with more photographs if you wish to tackle it.



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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 03:14 AM GMT+7

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Maybe M60 tank wheels? Over the years, I have read a whole lot of complaints about how model companies have not gotten them correctly.


I did some wheels for the DML M48, M103 and AFV Club M88. Unfortunately road wheels eat up a lot of volume in material, making them costly to do in 3D printing.
https://www.click2detail.com/store/p180/1%3A35_M103_Wheel_Set.html
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 04:26 AM GMT+7

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I think I just found a new project: M103A2/M88 drive sprockets.



Maybe M1 Abrams and M48/M60 drive sprockets with the lightening holes in them.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 04:53 AM GMT+7
I have model project in the works and I am looking for a 1/16 scale M-14 rifle (with or without scope, Vietnam era, 1/16 .30 caliber (7.62 NATO) linked ammunition belts (10 round sections?), US M-1 helmet liners (Vietnam era),

These items should be fairly easy, would they not.

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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 05:30 AM GMT+7
In the future when your programs increase (?) in power...A raised screen in 1/35 for a Duplex Drive Sherman. Please
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 05:58 AM GMT+7

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do you have friends who create 3d models? Alot of gamers pick up that 3d modeling end of things. Creating MODS for games. ie- The Game Operation Flashpoint was a game with modern armor. Alot of guys created a whole arsenal of WW2 tanks in 3d for the game. Thats where I would start asking for help.These guys know the 3d software like the back of their hand.



A lot of those models aren't compatible, with 3D printing. I just went through that exercise with a guy I'm making 1/18 scale parts for. (Now I'm NOT saying all models, just the ones I was getting sent to me) Most of them were simply a "box" with graphics on all sides.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 06:01 AM GMT+7

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In the future when your programs increase (?) in power...A raised screen in 1/35 for a Duplex Drive Sherman. Please



The material volume alone would make it drastically cost prohibitive.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 10:10 AM GMT+7
Another problem that might arise with the DD screen is that the screen itself might be very unrealistic when finished. There might be a huge amount of the mold lines present because of the molding process and the angles present in the part.
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Posted: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 08:19 PM GMT+7
I started working on the AN/VIC-3 radios today. I plan on making it as a set of AN/VIC-3 and -5 including the MCS, 2 FFCS, RIT, MOS and a loudspeaker. That being said, it's taking me much longer to do this model than others. I've been working the VIC-3 MCS for a for at least 5 hours now and I'm barely finished. That's including time spent on research and pulling patches of my hair out over some areas though. Here's where I am so far. Almost finished... But not quite.



Opinions? Corrections?

Edit: I just realized that about half of the wings on the knobs were missing. This was fixed.
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 12:12 AM GMT+7
You're going to hate me.
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 06:44 AM GMT+7
When did you start on yours? It also looks like yours has everything one would need for a VIC-3. I'm going to be doing a VIC-3 and -5 set with just the MCS, 2 FFCS', RIT, MOS and speaker. But I presume you're going to be putting it up on your website? What program are you using by the way?
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 06:33 PM GMT+7
G'day Mike,
I have been working on this for quite a while now. The VIC 3 was the easy part. But the rest of the harness will be the Australian Raven radio system.
I didn't actually do the CAD, I payed a bloke to do it and it's now being quoted for printing.
I was going to release the VIC 3 as a separate set, but I'm not sure about that now.
Cheers Jason
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 06:46 PM GMT+7
Hmm a little friendly competition going I guess, eh? For me the hardest part was just getting enough information and resources to just start and then actually getting the basic shape down. After that all I had to do was build one of the knobs/connectors or a small group of them and then propagate them correctly. Today I actually finished the MCS, 4 FFCS', RITs and MOS'. I have just the speakers to do.
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Posted: Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 07:52 PM GMT+7
When I was thinking of doing the up as a separate kit, I had a long hard look at who was using it and on what vehicle. Then decided against it. Too many kits to build for the instructions. So they will only be used for my Bushmaster and Australian M113 kit.
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM GMT+7
I guess specialization does help.

Would anyone be interested in a M103-T110E4 for Dragon's M103A1 kit? I know the T110 series was not built upon the M103 hull and chassis but I don't see a correct T110 hull coming anytime soon. I have a future project in mind of designing the upper hull case mate and engine deck of the T110E4 experimental heavy tank (known as the T110E3 tank destroyer in WOT). If I do go ahead with this project I would need some measurements from people who have the M103A1 kit. I've contacted Nicholas Moran (The Chieftain) about information he may have concerning the tank and if I might be able to get dimension from the game's model. Right now I'm wondering if anyone would be interested in such a kit.
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 11:30 AM GMT+7
Hello,

What about the exhaust silencers for the Swedish Leopard 2's?
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 12:16 PM GMT+7
If you can get me pictures of the parts, I can probably do a model of it.
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 03:51 PM GMT+7

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do you have friends who create 3d models? Alot of gamers pick up that 3d modeling end of things. Creating MODS for games. ie- The Game Operation Flashpoint was a game with modern armor. Alot of guys created a whole arsenal of WW2 tanks in 3d for the game. Thats where I would start asking for help.These guys know the 3d software like the back of their hand.



A lot of those models aren't compatible, with 3D printing. I just went through that exercise with a guy I'm making 1/18 scale parts for. (Now I'm NOT saying all models, just the ones I was getting sent to me) Most of them were simply a "box" with graphics on all sides.



Actually some some could be converted into a CAD format (STL, STEP, DWG, IPT, etc.). In one game I used to play *cough* simcity *cough*, a lot of the mod-makers who made various buildings and such used a program called GMAX. As the name suggests it's based off of Autodesk's 3DS Max program and could design in CAD formats. But of course, those mods really are boxes with textures laid over them (albeit more complex boxes but basically boxes). So it is possible to take a game mod and convert it into a 3D printable CAD format. Just not likely in war games.
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Posted: Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 04:48 PM GMT+7
OK Daniel, I got to editing the model and removed the sight cover. I also added those bolts.