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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:30 AM GMT+7
hello everyone







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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:38 AM GMT+7
hello everyone
if you could show me the specific photos of the model vehicle carriage remoulding to help me make it perfect,i would be so grateful for your help






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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 01:05 AM GMT+7
Hi, everybody
This is some new progress, I hope you like it.










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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:34 AM GMT+7
Looking good, I really like the looks of this vehicle.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:42 AM GMT+7
You might check out pictures of the Italeri gun truck to get a more accurate bead on what the armor shields in the back are to look like.

Also that semi-circular shield on the cab top gunner might not work so well as any incoming rounds from the front would often be deflected directly into the gunner's body.


Very sorry but I do not know the source of this photo or the modeler who produced it.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:49 AM GMT+7
On the subject of detailing and correcting the Italeri HEMTT chassis you might try this link:

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=250147
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:53 AM GMT+7

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Looking good, I really like the looks of this vehicle.


Glad you like it
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:56 AM GMT+7

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On the subject of detailing and correcting the Italeri HEMTT chassis you might try this link:

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=250147


Wow, thank you very much Michael, this is exactly what I need.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 03:09 AM GMT+7
p.s. Careful to note: There is a subtle difference between the the front and rear wheel drums on the HEMTT. If you perhaps have not noticed it - the subject is covered somewhere around page 18 of the thread I sent you.

Best of luck on your model.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 03:15 AM GMT+7
This text has been lifted verbatim from the earlier thread covering the HEMTT:

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

I do truly apologize for not announcing the following the minute I discovered it!


On the Italeri model (I can't speak for the Trumpeter kit.) the front four wheel drums are different than the rear four. Special care should be taken to insure that the correct drums are used in the correct locations. However there is nothing about the model that prevents you from putting the wheel drums on incorrectly! The most visible difference between the front and rear wheedl drums is that the wheel center housing projects out further on the rear wheel drums than it does on the front four drums.

As with most REAL wheel drums, the center of the drum is off-set relative to the centerline of the tire tread. With the HEMTT the off-set wheel drum can be mounted on the vehicle facing either way. Due to the presence of the steering mechanism on the first two axles the off-set of the wheel drum is to the outside to allow more space behind the wheel.

On the rear two axles the axles are actually narrower (no steering mechanism) so the off-set of the wheel drum faces the inside. Doing this keeps the finished tread width of all four axles approximately the same.

The same is true for almost any heavy truck.

As per the Italeri instruction sheet the front wheel drums are identified as parts 2G. The rear wheel drums are identified as parts 1G. Finally the wheel drum for the spare is identified as part 3G and has no wheel center at all.


. . . . . . . . . . . FRONT WHEEL DRUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . REAR WHEEL DRUM . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . OUTWARD FACING OFF-SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . INWARD FACING OFF-SET . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . LOW WHEEL CENTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HIGH WHEEL CENTER . . . . . . . . .
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 02:56 AM GMT+7
Also here is link to another thread on modifying and detailing the HEMTT crane. Page one is the possible modification and page two is the added hose detailing.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=256601&page=1

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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 03:34 AM GMT+7
thank you very much for your help

Cheers
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
I hope you don't mine one more (possibly final) comment:

The Italeri HEMTT comes without any front or rear brake cylinders - a rather noticeable missing detail at least on the rear axles. Fortunately Mike Goldberg has again come to our rescue with brake cylinders now available from Shapeways!

(When the new HEMTT from Trumpeter finally hits the market it will include this detail!)

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Posted: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 07:59 PM GMT+7
W.J. Great job so far. This will sure to be a fantastic model once finished.

Michael Koeing, i don't get many opportunities to comment after your work or comments, but dude you amaze me. Your generosity to help a complete stranger in need of modeling information is priceless. You sir are setting a new high (aka; very kool) in my book.
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 04:23 AM GMT+7
Thank you - (Blushing!)

Given the comfortable environment here on the the Armorama site and it's very international flavor I feel this is the thing to do to help out any fellow modeler.

The aspect I enjoy the most is that I can be working cooperatively with many others all at the same time. Even though they may be located in California, New South Wales - Australia, the Phillippines, Bulgaria or Mianmar! (To mention just a few!)
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 04:36 AM GMT+7
You might also want to check out this thread; Kampits is going a slightly different route combining the Trumpeter M983 semi tractor and the beautiful resin M870A1 flat bed trailer from Miniman Factory.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=263992
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 06:49 AM GMT+7
Also these threads:

http://www.cmtonline.it/cmtonline.it/VTR-DARIO_CARAGLIO/Pagine/HEMTT_977.html

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=251900&page=1

(The second link covers Gino's conversion of the HEMTT to a PLS but there is a lot of good info in there for your vehicle as well!)
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Posted: Monday, November 27, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
And when it finally comes time that you want to put a radio in your HEMTT Gun Truck you will once again want to thank Mike Goldberg and Shapeways for their beautiful SINCGARS radio: (As far as radios go it is just about the only way to fly!)

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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
Hi, guys
Some new work progresses









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Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2017 - 04:39 AM GMT+7
Well on your way to a great model!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:52 PM GMT+7
Hi, guys
Some new work progresses














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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 04:58 AM GMT+7
The brass work on the air cleaner and the separate ether starting bottle is very nice!
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:50 AM GMT+7
Looks great
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