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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 05-01-2019, 05:15 PM
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They look great together! (Unimog, do you even lift?)

Is the first helmet pic a pink Ushanka or a brain-sucking alien. It came together nicely though.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:42 PM
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Nice helmet. Thanks for showing me how I can do that if I make some firefighters.
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:17 PM
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Thanks guys

WOMBII, the first idea was to 3d print the helmet but I needed to ensure that the helmet was tight to the head and small, not looking like a mushroom.

Anyway, thought that the operator needed some goggles for his helmet. The first idea was to scratchbuild everything but my Dremel broke so I've copied the goggles' frame from the real army model and 3d printed it.The lens are from a bit of clear package plastic and the strap is a strip of bicycle inner tube








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Old 05-04-2019, 07:23 PM
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Very cool!
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:03 AM
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Small stuff: glueg the cushions for the seats



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Old 05-06-2019, 05:00 PM
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A friend gave me a scale CB radio from Shapeways for my Unimog. The thing is that I never mounted it and it sat for a while in the shelf. But the M548 it's also perfect for it. So, I've finished it.

The radio was painted black, including inside with nail laquer for the light don't bleed out(more on that later)

Need the mic so I did a quick one on PVC, the round part was achieved pressing a bearing against the pvc. The rest was dremel and sanding



Some thin cable wrapped around a wire could make a scale spiral cable?



I think so:



All assembled:




So, there's a LED behind and drilled 1mm holes on the front for the light pass through. In place:
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:15 PM
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more:

These LEDs were a PITA to mount. When I did the rear section,didn't thought in practicability to mount lights. But was doable:


It's a printed taillight with a real piece of stoplight inside


Headlights and winch:



And this:

You guys don't imagine for how long I'm waiting for that extra bit of patience to fit the weatherstripping in the windows and then, the wipers



first 3 are done
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:05 AM
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I love the details, well worth the effort in the end
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I love the details, well worth the effort in the end
Thanks!

M548 was nearly considered done, only needs the smoke generator fitted and paint the hull but there's something more important.the henglong gearboxes are not up to the task.

Working on new system using these gearboxes:



Ordered a 30:1 to test

Thought of machine the structure but 3d printing could do the job
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:28 PM
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First of all, I'll not say that this was my original creation

There's a german shop( https://www.modellspiegel.com/) who created and sells these gearboxes for 1/16 tanks:



I had several ideas for the new drivetrain and the chosen was heavily influenced by this layout above

But I the time, I'm not in condition of forking out all that money and also like to do things myself as much as possible


To the build,this is where it sits now:





Tomorrow will do a test trial to see if the ratio it's good or not, and then order the other gearbox
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Good news everybody!

Things have been quiet but I'm working on the new transmission as parts arrive.

The test 33:1 gearbox was been replaced by twin 56:1 gearboxes and got the right pinions so was a matter of making the shafts, spacers and assembling everything



The transmission structure will be replaced by a V2 version that fits better on the hull


I thought the truck would be ready by now but I've had a few setbacks. For now, I can show you the drivetrain working outside the m548
It's not a feat of engineering but I'm pretty happy with it. The old one was loud

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there it is,assembled and working. Just need a cover to reduce some noise and prevent that some LED wires don't get caught on the gears. The electronics are not in place because I'm about to take everything out to paint the hull





There's some video.Sorry about the background but I can't go to the woods right now

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Lovin' it!!


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Nice job or the gearboxes, setting mesh on bevel gears sucks.

Looks very sharp!
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Nice job or the gearboxes, setting mesh on bevel gears sucks.

Looks very sharp!
Yes, it sucks. That's why I put those spacers there. Assemble and forget
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