Author Topic: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968  (Read 9878 times)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #60 on: July 26, 2018, 09:26:04 PM »
Excellent work Guy, not really into armour but I can see a well done job when I see one    :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2018, 04:58:04 AM »
Thanks, Robert! :smiley:
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2018, 06:48:16 PM »
Excellent work as always Wombat, us mere mortals can only drool at your build in rapt amazement  :-* :-*
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2018, 09:58:42 PM »
Excellent work as always Wombat, us mere mortals can only drool at your build in rapt amazement  :-* :-*

Yeah, right! ;D

Thanks, for the compliment, though, Bro! :smiley:
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #64 on: July 28, 2018, 01:42:51 AM »
@Guy,

Great looking M41. 

As for the tie-down straps, have you tried the material that comes with the Trumpeter Stryker kits? 
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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #65 on: July 28, 2018, 07:03:06 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2018, 05:41:57 PM »
Thanks, Greg! :smiley:

@Guy,

Great looking M41. 

As for the tie-down straps, have you tried the material that comes with the Trumpeter Stryker kits?

Thanks, Jeffry! :smiley:

No, but I've got a lot of it from the HMBLT build, however I think the lengths may be a little short for at least some of what I want to do. ;)
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2018, 12:49:44 AM »
It's difficult to realise that one of these was a "heavy" tank of its era, yet barely more than 10 years later the other was a "light" tank.







This last image is the most accurate to the real colours (on my monitor).

Thanks for watching! :smiley:
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Offline tankmodeler

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2018, 02:15:06 AM »
Mind you, the Matilda still weighed more than the Bulldog.

Not much more, but a couple of tons.  ;D

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2018, 03:48:00 AM »
The M41 came out great! The Tamiya kit is nice; are those the original rubber band tracks? They look very good.

Offline Volkodav

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #70 on: August 04, 2018, 08:07:34 PM »
My cousin is a Vietnam veteran and told me that the VC/NVA got the shock of their lives when they made the mistake of assuming the smaller (in appearance and profile than most US types they were experienced with) RAAC Centurion was a light tank. 

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #71 on: August 04, 2018, 10:26:49 PM »
Thank you, gentlemen!

The M41 came out great! The Tamiya kit is nice; are those the original rubber band tracks? They look very good.

Frank, the M41 tracks are Fruilmodel individual cast metal, while the Matilda tracks are Bronco individual link 2-part styrene.

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Offline Camthalion

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #72 on: August 05, 2018, 06:19:27 AM »
nice one

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Re: RAM's M41AM Vietnam 1968
« Reply #73 on: August 05, 2018, 10:13:01 PM »
Thanks, mate! :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."