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My first HEMTT - the Italeri LHS
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 04:58 PM GMT+7
Last night's productivity: the hydraulic assembly for the dump bed.



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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 05:07 PM GMT+7
Cannot take credit for the engineering. I just followed the exploded drawings in the FUERMA catalog and eyeballed the overall model dimensions to fit the large truck.


(Fuerma online images reproduced here for discussion and research only.)
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:05 PM GMT+7
Hi Mike - that looks great - good work, very nicely done!

Cheers
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 06:48 PM GMT+7
Real nice detail and scratchbuilding Mike...quick question, the wood sides for bed...evergreen and scratched using xacto?

Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
I use both Evergreen and Plastruct styrene (whatever is available) then drag a medium fine saw blade, long ways over the "wood" a number of times to create the grain. (If you rough up the strip too much just hit it with a little course sand paper to knock some of the grain off.)



I "distress" the styrene strip one board at a time so the pattern on one board never flows over onto the next. I love the "see through" effect between the boards when building something board by board. (I only put glue where the actual attachment points would be on the structure as in the end braces and the riveted metal straps. I never glue the boards along their edges, side to side.)
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:42 AM GMT+7
Nice...thanks. How did you make out on the brake chambers. I took the ones from Trumpeters HEMITT and casted a boat load for my builds.

Happy Modeling,
Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 07:55 AM GMT+7
Hello Mike, I like what your Evil mind comes up with. Who knows, maybe one day we will sent older HEMTT's civil colors with different bodies in the back. Just think of the left over vehicles from WWII! Keep up the good work, you are a guiding light to the Truck building side of military vehicles. Ronnie
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 08:08 AM GMT+7

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Nice...thanks. How did you make out on the brake chambers. I took the ones from Trumpeters HEMITT and casted a boat load for my builds.

Happy Modeling,
Joe



One gentleman here on the site was nice enough to send me sufficient brake actuators to do two trucks, so for the moment I'm good. Also the actuators are now available from Mike Goldberg, on the Shapeways digital printing site as well. (See link below.)

https://www.shapeways.com/product/UWGL7XN6U/1-35-hemtt-brake-cylinders-msp35-027?optionId=61301053&li=marketplace
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 08:16 AM GMT+7
Was that Matt, he live nears me and he does a lot of CAD and Shapeways stuff. I also did other truck bits and conversions for American Army Trucks and Engineer Vehicles. I also have the 800 series 5ton trucks.

Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 08:34 AM GMT+7
No not Matt.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 05:24 PM GMT+7
HEMTTs in civilian service:















I think that first photo is a real beauty - a lot of chrome and a very nice paint job!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 04:20 AM GMT+7
Other examples of the distressed styrene "wood" technique:


Heavy duty scratch built 7 1/2 ton loadbox for Mack NO.



Under body flooring detail added to resin US 20 ton flatbed trailer.


Scratch built four ton US trailer.



Scratch and vac-formed Bussing-Nag truck.

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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 01:26 AM GMT+7
Not exactly civilian:


Camp Atterbuey Joint Base HEMTT Fire Truck


CAFD HEMTT Fire Tender (Water Truck) - Check out the steering angles of the front tires.

(Both photos Chris Allen - used here for discussion purposes only.)
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 03:14 AM GMT+7
Black Dog has a resin set to build the first HEMTT fire truck you posted.
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 05:33 AM GMT+7
There was a review thread about this fire engine conversion posted recently on Armorama at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=232592
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Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 09:20 PM GMT+7
Brief Sidebar Regarding Bulkhead Flatracks: - A couple of detail photos:




Looks like another place for me to use my distressed plastic wood technique. - I know I didn't invent this, it is a very common method for creating wood grain but I thought perhaps sharing some finished examples might help some modelers new to the hobby and also encourage more scratch building.


Plus more reference photos on the Prime Portal website at:

http://www.primeportal.net/odds_ends/m1_pallet.htm
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 04:07 AM GMT+7
I am still thinking about modeling that Hippo water carrier as a possible load for one of my LHS. Additional top view photo found recently online:



More photos and info on the Hippo back on page 23.
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 09:35 AM GMT+7
Progress on the crane - more pictures at:

http://armorama.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=256601&page=2#2181441
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 09:14 AM GMT+7
Has anyone heard anything further on Trumpeter's release of their HEMTT LHS with the container handling device?
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:55 AM GMT+7

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My latest distraction: I got it in my head that I wanted to build a non-standard HEMTT, so I concocted a free-lanced civy HEMTT with mid-ships mounted crane and a hydraulic dump bed.





The US Army has PLS type Heavy HEMTT'S with a dump body,cement mixer,and bituminous liquid plant,water or fuel plant rack
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 01:29 AM GMT+7

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The US Army has PLS type Heavy HEMTT'S with a dump body,cement mixer,and bituminous liquid plant,water or fuel plant rack



Yup...

M1075 PLS with Engineer Mission Model (EMM) "Concrete Plant" flat rack.



M1075 w/ Dump Bed flat rack.


M1075 w/ Water/Fuel Distribution flat rack.



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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 07:41 AM GMT+7
Well again you guys are talking about a 10x10 PLS with the dump body. My "distraction" vehicle was just an exercise in freelancing a different sort of HEMTT as an experiment and also to make use of an over-abundant supply of spare HEMTT parts.

Would the PLS dump body fit the HEMTT LHS ??????
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 07:47 AM GMT+7
It should. The above are all standard flatrack size. I don't know about the weight limits though.
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 06:53 PM GMT+7
I have photos of the concrete module, dump module and asphalt module available on Prime Portal.

http://www.primeportal.net/hemtt2/brent_sauer/pls_asphalt_module/

http://www.primeportal.net/hemtt2/brent_sauer/pls_concrete_module/

http://www.primeportal.net/hemtt2/brent_sauer/pls_dump_module/


I can also provide a link to my 'One Drive' site where I have the photos stored as well.
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:46 AM GMT+7
Thank you so much for the links to the manuals.
I'm making a 1:10 RC M984-A0 (The early wrecker with the short cargo bay and the fixed-height crane)and the details shown in the manuals are yielding hard-to-find images.