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Tamiya and other brand R/C Tanks and Tracked vehicles. And any vehicle with more than 2 axles; 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, etc!


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Old 03-14-2019, 04:40 PM
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I think you may have rear traction issues with that setup hehe

But seriously, it's really coming together very nicely indeed
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Thanks! Maybe I should add more wheels to fix it

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Printed parts are looking great, which plastic'?
Thanks! They're PLA. I know, I know, it's the weaker filament but the parts seem solid. Will upgrade when these break


A better look at the road wheel



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Old 03-15-2019, 04:47 PM
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pfffff...I'm "exhaust-ed"


there's more than one kind of stack for this truck. I went with this one because is easier to add a smoke generator in the future




This one is for the intake:




Also made the bezels (?) around the stacks like the 1:1
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Old 03-16-2019, 04:27 PM
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Quick mockup now that i have half the wheels painted

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Old 03-16-2019, 08:09 PM
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That thing is going to be unstoppable
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Old 03-17-2019, 06:10 AM
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metal on the floor for whatever reason



Detail,those are M2s



All assembled:







were made in 4mm stainless steel rod, TIG welded and the brackets are from 12mm square tubing. Ran out of M2 nuts in the middle of the assembly
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:16 PM
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Not really an update..

So,I was thinking to put a sound generator so first I had to see how a M548 sounded like. I was expecting a big diesel truck sound but...


...holy cow, it's like 100 angels riding chainsaws


Talking about motors, this it's how it looks a 540 on one of these gearboxes(came with a 370)
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:25 PM
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talking about sound:


first test. not everything is working properly. Sometimes I lose the reverse on one ESC
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Old 03-19-2019, 04:25 PM
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first test. not everything is working properly. Sometimes I lose the reverse on one ESC
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:52 PM
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I'm turning my attention to the tailgate now. Added the steel tow cable with all it's mounts











Sure it will look better all painted(and without excess glue) but i want to show it earlier. For the curious, there's aluminium for the half circles and hooks , copper on the middle mount, brass on the cable ends and the cable itself it's steel(a bike brake cable)
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:26 PM
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Hi guys!

Working on the ring mount and legs for the .50. It's a notorious feature that had to include..





The ring it's a 2 piece part that I've machined earlier. Could do it in 1 piece but this way, rotates 360.


First, the front legs










Then,could do the rear ones






The asymmetry on these is on purpose.For some reason the 1:1 it's like this...


Waited to next day to allow to epoxy to harden and added reinforcements,steps and cleaned the "welds"
















Only needs a bit of sanding,colour and better looking(and shorter bolts). I think I'm doing the .50's mount next...
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Shame you won't really be able to make that .50 turret rc function and still look scale. Or is that a possibility? Doesn't need it because the details are awesome but it would be so cool to see the gun rotate by magic.

Never having seen one, would the asymmetric legs be to accommodate the ammo feed or maybe so the operator can stand out of the drivers vision?

You nailed that tow rope!!
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Shame you won't really be able to make that .50 turret rc function and still look scale. Or is that a possibility? Doesn't need it because the details are awesome but it would be so cool to see the gun rotate by magic.

Never having seen one, would the asymmetric legs be to accommodate the ammo feed or maybe so the operator can stand out of the drivers vision?

You nailed that tow rope!!


Honestly, I've no idea of the reason why is assimetric because the ring itself it's centered on the cab.Know that the ring mount model (M66) is shared with other trucks but the legs are specific to the m548. Those platforms on the front legs are for storing ammo boxes(I thought that were steps)

I've never considered motorizing the machine gun but everything is possible down the road..

Thanks, I'm very proud of the tow rope and the rest of the tailgate


Note: my cargo area it's different than the photo above because it has the optional flat metal sheets,depending on the cargo,like this:




It made it much more easier to make and hide stuff under

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The cutoff swich






And then, the handles(?) to help enter the cab




Some creative liberty to make them work with the door handles





Also...painted the last 5 road wheels



Keep tuned guys,it will go hardcore from here....
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Go hardcore? Man I think your well past that already!
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