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165thspc
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 10:49 AM UTC
A BIG TRUMBS UP TO YOU on the Tricon!

Please let us know when they become available. I have an empty flatrack just waiting for some work to do.
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Posted: Friday, November 02, 2018 - 10:28 AM UTC
For the past few days I've been working on the Tricon container. Instead of just a side, some doors and floor I've done up the whole container.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:16 AM UTC

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What was inside the "office"? A table, a chair, a notebook?



Typically a file cabinet a field desk & couple fold up chairs. On inside of doors was the Up/Down roster which gave status of each AAV in platoon (land/water/turret/comm) on one door and key board on other. Also all the brooms to sweep the ramp.
Tight space kept it from being the "hang-out" - well that and Gunny (platoon Sgt) of course.
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Hi Michael, would you be able to do a triple T45 rocket launcher assembly and separate rockets in 1/35? I see a double in 1/56 scale already.

Some example CAD files:

https://grabcad.com/library/rocket-launcher-mk-7-1
Cheers,
Colin
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 06:41 PM UTC

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So if we were then to do a double door TRICON the same 6'-6" x 8' endwall (with doors) would work for both ends. We would only be asking Mike to design one endwall and one floor piece!

A complete set of three Tricons would require a total of six endwalls with doors and three base plates!



Been hunting high & low for these! Such a simple item and they're everywhere yet none available in 1/35. Each platoon had one on the ramp, it was the platoon "office."



What was inside the "office"? A table, a chair, a notebook?
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:14 AM UTC

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Take not that these Tricons have two double doors. Tricons can have up to 4 double doors.

Tricon Specs.

http://www.cmci.com/products/standard-platforms/6_5-tricon



Interesting. Thank you for the link.
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 01:24 PM UTC

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So if we were then to do a double door TRICON the same 6'-6" x 8' endwall (with doors) would work for both ends. We would only be asking Mike to design one endwall and one floor piece!

A complete set of three Tricons would require a total of six endwalls with doors and three base plates!



Been hunting high & low for these! Such a simple item and they're everywhere yet none available in 1/35. Each platoon had one on the ramp, it was the platoon "office."
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
So if we were then to do a double door TRICON the same 6'-6" x 8' endwall (with doors) would work for both ends. We would only be asking Mike to design one endwall and one floor piece!

A complete set of three Tricons would require a total of six endwalls with doors and three base plates!
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
Take not that these Tricons have two double doors. Tricons can have up to 4 double doors.

Tricon Specs.

http://www.cmci.com/products/standard-platforms/6_5-tricon
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 04:37 AM UTC
How about the door and back panels** for a standard ISO 6'-6" x 8' x 8' TRICON shipping container?

We could get all other needed wall panels by cutting up a standard 20' container kit and with any luck one 20' container would yield enough stock to build 3 TRICONs.

F.Y.I. - You already have the container connector blocks digitally created and in your Shapeways catalog.


Hans-Hermann Photo


Mike Koenig Photo

** Since fork lift access on these smaller containers is front to back rather than cross-ways you might have to do a dedicated floor panel as well.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 04:55 AM UTC

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How about a suspension update for the new Tamiya Mutt kits?

Both are missing a highy visible upper front wishbone part and more IIRC.

Regards,

Marc



I second that! I have two A2's and an A1 that I have begun work on. Upper front control arms would be great! Proper covers below the battery box and the fuel tank would be welcomed as well.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
Thanks, I didn't realize they were the same ones.
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC

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Any chance you could do a set (2) of the tie-downs for the M747 trailer ramps?




Reedoak does them:

http://reedoak.com/#!/1-35-US-Navy-aircraft-tie-down-in-locked-position-set-of-12-units-without-chain/p/63415434/category=15593074
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Posted: Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
Any chance you could do a set (2) of the tie-downs for the M747 trailer ramps?

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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
Finally finished sketching the earlier style bogie wheels for the LVTP5 (H6/E1). With the parts being only a hair over 1/2 -inch it took some time. I sketched the mounting threads on Pieces 1 and 2 with intent it allows builder to display the inner bogies without the outer rubber wheels (Piece 3). To mount Piece 3 the builder would need to snip the mounting screws. Piece 3 is sketched with mounting screw and nut but, builder can snip these if prefer to display on vehicle as a spare or in process of repairs.
Piece 1 / 2 has also has a later / alternate style grease zerk mount if worth trouble of printing them as separate pieces or as additional / alternate styles of inner bogie wheels, like the real thing. Piece 1, Piece 2 and two Piece 3’s make one set of bogie wheels. The LVTP5 (H6/E1) has 18 of these sets of bogie wheels. One vehicle set would require Piece 1 x18, Piece 2 x18 and Piece 3 x36. However, I think nine sets of bogie wheels would be a good option. This would allow the builder to use the kit’s bogie wheels as the inner portion (which are mostly not visible) and these as the visible outer wheels.
Another option, which may be more affordable would be to offer each piece as separate sets in groups of nine. The builder could then decide what pieces and of how many they need for their LVTP5 (H6/E1) build.

Sketches are not to scale as I thought I needed to exaggerate shapes/distances of the parts. All the measurements are for 1/35 scale.







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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 04:13 AM UTC
I’ve finally started my AFV Club 1/35 LVTP5A1. As I was assembling the suspension something just didn’t (doesn’t) look right. After pouring over piles of photographs and turning through the pages of original Technical Manuals the issue became apparent. The road wheels molded for AFV Club’s LVTP5A1 are what I’ll refer to as version “C.” The only examples I could find of that style are on some LVTP5s on display stateside and those used by ROC Marines. However, that style was not present on the original nor in what you’ll find in photos of vehicles in Vietnam or service of that time. The “newest” Technical Manual for the P5 variant I posses is dated 1967 so the molded roadwheels came out some time after that.

The issue is that the roadwheels molded in the kit are single piece affairs whereas the earlier version were two-pieces. This allows for wide range of options if produced for 3D-printing, especially considering the announcement of two new releases this year – an LVTH6 and an LVTE1. Both are based on the LVTP5 hull and from what I’ve read will use AFV Club’s moldings. Which means the roadwheels will most likely still be incorrect for a Vietnam era USMC LVTP5/H6/E1.

I have the LVTP5A1 kit as well as various Technical Manuals which would allow me to extrapolate the measurements for new/correct roadwheels. There are two other versions whose discernible difference is how the grease zerks (item #15 in image) are protected. These could be provided in a parts count ranging from nine to ninety. The small count reflects single piece prints (item #1 in image) as direct replacements for outer single pieces for one side of the vehicle. With 36 roadwheels per vehicle, there is a lot of mixing that can be done with differing versions of roadwheels which was common with the two early styles. Each wheel could also be printed as two pieces (items #8 and #9 in the image) similar to the real thing which would allow the modeler to build a vehicle with the rubber/replaceable (item #9 in image) portion of the wheel removed or have extra rubber/replacement parts mounted on or in the vehicle.
It will take me several days to sketch the parts. The shaft (item #2 in the image) could be attached to a wheel as done in the LVTP5 kit or could be self sourced as it would only be a 1/16 rod cut to proper length. I believe this would offer modelers a superior and more accurate part for the LVTP5A1 kit as well as the soon to be released LVTH6 and LVTE1 kits.
Below are scans from LVTP5 Technical Manual as well as link to which style wheels are molded in the kit.




http://svsm.org/gallery/lvtp5/IMG_0628

165thspc
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 05:42 AM UTC
With TWO Fries Gantry Cranes coming out in plastic from two manufactures, (Takom and Amusing Hobbies) it looks like we may be in serious need of a V2 lifting fixture in the near future.

Both manufacturers talk of offering lifting fixtures in their kits but based on the press releases they only mention tank engine and turret related fixtures.

Seems hard to believe they would overlook pairing this very interesting item with the many V2 offerings out there. (It may be necessary to make this one out of digitally printed metal to handle the weight of the missile.)

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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:03 PM UTC
Hoping to generate interest in 1:72 scale either M1919 .30 cal or M73 7.72 mm MG barrels, with flash hiders, for use on the Acemodel V-100 Commando. It is a great kit and built up well, but the injected barrels were mis-matched when molded and really need replacements.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:21 AM UTC
Hi Marc
Very nice, but only 1/35th - I'm into 1/16th this Century.
Figured that if both scales were offered, there would be better take up.

Mal
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:50 AM UTC
Malcolm,

The cvc helmets are available from FC model trend
http://www.fcmodeltrend.com/35474-dh132-helmet-135-scale-p-1-51-520-o-30/
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Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 03:16 PM UTC
Hi Mike
How about making some empty CVC helmets & goggles? Both in 1/35th & 1/16th, in sets of 4
US Vietnam era Sierra, US Gentex DH132 (post VN), Danish Helmgard (Chieftain & Scorpion), Brit Racal STH (Challenger), Brit WWII style paratrooper Helmet (Centurion, Suez)
A good source for helmet info - http://combathelmets.blogspot.com/2008/06/usa-combat-vehicle-crewmans-helmet.html -
Goggle types – Rothco, ESS, Bolle etc
Mal
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 06:23 AM UTC
How about a suspension update for the new Tamiya Mutt kits?

Both are missing a highy visible upper front wishbone part and more IIRC.

Regards,

Marc
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
Hi Michael, yes i know bronco makes similiar lights for the stryker like Robert say and i have them, but they are bigger then these i mean and looks different .. So if you would be intreasted to do these it would be nice.. Otherwise thank you anyway for the things you do, they looking great
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC
Deathdork, if you look under marketplace/miniatures/vehicles/military then filter for 1/35. I then search by newest to get just the most recent adds. I've had very good luck. I guess birds and figures fall outside the range of vehicles though.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 01:59 PM UTC
I have a question. Does anyone share my opinion that the shapeways internal search engine is severely lacking? Last time I tried it did not have 1/35th or any number of the standard modeling scales as built in prompts.