Author Topic: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2  (Read 78698 times)

Offline Claymore

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2016, 03:06:04 PM »
Thanks guys, much appreciated.  :)
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2016, 04:27:50 AM »
Nice recovery mate.

Unfortunately it seemed that you yourself deleted your original thread.  Trying to recover a single tread once deleted is extremely difficult if not impossible.  so as to prevent anyone else from doing the same I have just modified the settings so that people can still delete individual posts but that they can't delete an entire topic.  Hopefully that will prevent a re-occurrence.
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Offline Claymore

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #52 on: September 27, 2016, 05:52:10 AM »
Nice recovery mate.

Unfortunately it seemed that you yourself deleted your original thread.  Trying to recover a single tread once deleted is extremely difficult if not impossible.  so as to prevent anyone else from doing the same I have just modified the settings so that people can still delete individual posts but that they can't delete an entire topic.  Hopefully that will prevent a re-occurrence.

Thanks. 

I didn't realise I had it in me to destroy an entire Topic - ah the power!  Too bad I didn't even realise I had done it!  :o ;)
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2016, 07:02:50 AM »
the revisiting of all your great builds has been worth it my opinion


Offline Claymore

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #54 on: September 27, 2016, 02:27:53 PM »
the revisiting of all your great builds has been worth it my opinion

Thanks... a bit of a posting frenzy but back in play...  :)
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Offline 35th-scale

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2016, 07:21:29 PM »
Madness.....sheer madness.....sheer awesome madness!

And I mean that in the best possible way.

Offline Claymore

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2016, 02:46:40 AM »
Madness.....sheer madness.....sheer awesome madness!

And I mean that in the best possible way.

Thanks my good man.

I promised never to get this carried away but then again life is just too short not to do something crazy every now and again!  ;)
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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #57 on: September 29, 2016, 04:15:28 AM »
You are a braver (and much more talented) soul than I am!

Talk about an epic project! Nice start too!

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Offline Claymore

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #58 on: September 29, 2016, 06:13:55 AM »
You are a braver (and much more talented) soul than I am!

Talk about an epic project! Nice start too!

Brian da Basher

When it comes to modelling, and whiffing in particular, there is fine line between bravery and lunacy - still not convinced in my own mind which side I sit on! Thanks nevertheless...  :)
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2016, 08:08:35 AM »
Oh, definitely "lunacy" but in a good way! ;)
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2016, 09:54:10 AM »

When it comes to modelling, and whiffing in particular, there is fine line between bravery and lunacy - still not convinced in my own mind which side I sit on! Thanks nevertheless...  :)
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Offline Claymore

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2016, 08:51:25 PM »
M3 Jackson ('Stonewall') Fire Support Vehicle (Also entered in the Treadhead/Armour Group Build pages)

 This is a concept design I have been kicking around for a couple of years and now seems like a good time to give it a go.



 Fortunately, I had both an old M3 Lee and a Grant in my stash. Nothing is ever easy of course and trying to fabricate a mirror image casemate has been 'fun'. However, things are moving along nicely. Tis early days yet and most of the work is still very rough and ready but the basics are there (I wasn't entirely sure that a mirror image sponson was doable given the parts I had).

 The M3 Jackson ('Stonewall') FSV lives!!! [​IMG]

 Sorry for the poor pics but photography really isn't my thing...





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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #62 on: October 02, 2016, 10:23:45 PM »
Yup! Definitely a nutter! 8)
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2016, 12:48:07 AM »
Yup! Definitely a nutter! 8)

Humph... I resemble that remark!  ;)
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2016, 03:49:54 AM »
Love it!  I had the same idea a while ago - glad to see you are doing it in plastic!!
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #65 on: October 03, 2016, 03:59:51 AM »
So far so good.  Looks almost as I had imagined.  The one thing does stand out to me is the gunner's sight mount and the location to the outside of the left gun mount.  I suppose that position would be a challenge to fill unless you are of small stature.  Drafting Hobbits to perform this role might be an ideal solution.  :)

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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #66 on: October 03, 2016, 04:01:01 AM »
Fast work!! Looks so great
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Offline Claymore

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2016, 06:52:36 AM »
Thanks guys. This one has been a long time coming but should be fun.

You are absolutely right Jeff and due to shortage of reliable Hobbits, I will change the layout of the left hand sponsor periscope.
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #68 on: October 03, 2016, 09:51:57 AM »
Just so right, the layout is practical and the work so far, excellent as expected

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #69 on: October 04, 2016, 06:54:33 AM »
That's an absolutely killer concept in every sense of the word!

Looks like you're off to a great start too! Bet the finish is sweet!

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #70 on: October 04, 2016, 07:49:35 AM »
@Claymore - check your forum message center for message sent that awaits your reply.  :)
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Offline Claymore

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #71 on: October 04, 2016, 03:03:57 PM »
Thanks guys and Roger, wait out Jeff...
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #72 on: October 06, 2016, 07:04:41 AM »
Thank you for reposting your builds. Brilliant work on all of them.
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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #73 on: October 06, 2016, 11:14:41 AM »
Just a thought, if it were a British conversion you could have 75mm in one sponson and 6pdr in the other providing instant selection of more effective HE or AP/APC as required.

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Re: Claymore's AH AFVs: Take 2
« Reply #74 on: October 06, 2016, 12:54:24 PM »
Just a thought, if it were a British conversion you could have 75mm in one sponson and 6pdr in the other providing instant selection of more effective HE or AP/APC as required.
Or go with a pair of 6pdrs.  :)
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