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jphillips
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Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 08:07 AM UTC
Have you considered printing dented car and truck doors for the Meng kits?
HeavyArty
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 03:48 AM UTC
I have a couple items I need/want/would like to see printed.

First is a set of about 8-10 1/35 modern tank towing pintles. They look like this:




They would not need the wings on either side of the shaft, nor the bolt on the end. Just the flange near the pintle end as the shaft is to be inserted into a hole in the mount.

Second is a long shot, but probably (hopefully) doable. I would love a printed rear frame section to convert the Hobby Boss Delta Force FAV into a SEAL FAV (like below).




I have some better drawings I can send you if you want to move forward with it.
2805662
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2019 - 01:55 PM UTC
Any chance of a M243 four-barrel smoke grenade launcher in 1/35 and 1/16?

Thanks.
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 06:59 AM UTC

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I have a couple items I need/want/would like to see printed.

First is a set of about 8-10 1/35 modern tank towing pintles. They look like this:




They would not need the wings on either side of the shaft, nor the bolt on the end. Just the flange near the pintle end as the shaft is to be inserted into a hole in the mount.

Second is a long shot, but probably (hopefully) doable. I would love a printed rear frame section to convert the Hobby Boss Delta Force FAV into a SEAL FAV (like below).




I have some better drawings I can send you if you want to move forward with it.



I've been working on a few Pintle hitches for a couple days over the past few weeks. My semester has ended so I'll have much more time to work on them. I'll estimate that they should be finished in the next few weeks.

I can't really do the FAV frame. I don't have a base kit to get the attachment points right and I don't think it would print well.


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Any chance of a M243 four-barrel smoke grenade launcher in 1/35 and 1/16?

Thanks



I looked into it and I can't find much in the way of dimensions. The main limit dimension is the angle that the tubes point at.
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 09:52 AM UTC

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I've been working on a few Pintle hitches for a couple days over the past few weeks. My semester has ended so I'll have much more time to work on them. I'll estimate that they should be finished in the next few weeks.



Hi Mike, not to rain on your parade, but if you haven't spent too much time on the pintles yet you may be interested to know I did a set a while ago that can be seen here:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/2CJEGVZJ8/us-modern-tank-tow-pintle-set-of-10?optionId=123410493&li=shops

I don't mind the competition if you care to do some too, but just didn't want you to spend too much effort on a product that already exists. (Sales are definitely in the single figures, with a fair few digits left over, so not really an area of high demand I'm afraid...)
MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:03 AM UTC
I see and I'm working on the exact same hitch that you have available. Oh well, I'll finish this off and work on a different model.
weesiep
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:17 AM UTC
We here in NL have a lot of MB Wolfs (most short wheel base, like the revell 1/35 offering) but unlike the revell kit they are almost all the hardtop (revell has a softtop). I have no idea how feasible it is but I would love a hard top to put on the revell kit.
trahe
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:52 AM UTC
I did not scroll through all the responses so I apologize if this is redundant, but I would like to see Blue Force Tracker receivers/antennae.
panamadan
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Posted: Friday, December 20, 2019 - 04:01 PM UTC

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I did not scroll through all the responses so I apologize if this is redundant, but I would like to see Blue Force Tracker receivers/antennae.


Thomas, I believe Live Resin makes a set.
Dan
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 06:54 AM UTC

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Any chance of a M243 four-barrel smoke grenade launcher in 1/35 and 1/16?

Thanks



I looked into it and I can't find much in the way of dimensions. The main limit dimension is the angle that the tubes point at.



Understood. Thanks. Here’s what I’ve found (which you’ve probably seen):







I’ll see what I can find on angles.

ETA: “The tubes are angled 15 degrees apart, which provides 60 degrees of contiguous smoke coverage.”:

[img]https://i.imgur.com/VRmDH6t.png[img]
Bulldog
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 09:44 AM UTC
how about IJA helmets with and without covers plus liners. or a good set of DAK pith helmets. Thanks. Brock
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 12:10 PM UTC
Hopefully some more.



MikeyBugs95
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 01:20 PM UTC
First hitch is done

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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 02:31 PM UTC
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long_tom
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 12:31 AM UTC
I just bought all 4 Beatles in 1/35 scale (the early 1960's versions). Yes, I was thinking of the movie "Help!"
2805662
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Posted: Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 11:30 PM UTC
After some more research on the grenade launchers, I’ve found the following from the M9 ACE manual:

Base:
6” (152.4 mm) x 6” (152.4 mm) x 2” (50.8 mm)

Tubes:
Length: 7 1/8” (181 mm)
Inside diameter: 2 5/8“ (66.7 mm)
Outside diameter: 3“ (76.2 mm)

Height: 9.5“ (241.3 mm)
Width: 11.5“ (292.1 mm)
Depth: 6.31“ (160.23 mm)




LeoCmdr
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Posted: Monday, January 20, 2020 - 01:01 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

Here is an easy one for you...modern Danish Army plastic water cans. They could be commonly seen on Danish Leopard 1A5DKs in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s-2000s.

There are no standalone aftermarket 1/35 modern Danish Army water cans. There is two included in the Legend Productions Leopard 1A5DK-1 conversion but they are resin molded in the jerry can racks.

Images, details, and dimensions for the water can are included in the link below.

https://swisslink.com/collections/army-navy-military-surplus/products/danish-plastic-5-gallon-water-container

Thanks in advance!
Jason
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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 05:36 AM UTC
The tire selection for AML 60/90's is woefully inadequate. How about making tires in the 11.0 x 16 range of at least 5 different manufacture/tread patterns that the AML was know to 'wear'??