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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2021, 02:34:15 AM »
The current WIP images certainly look promising and it is a departure from the OP concept that actually looks a lot better at this point in the conversion.  Definitely keep listening to your Muse!  :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2021, 04:36:21 AM »
Very nicely blended between LAV and M113  :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2021, 07:47:19 AM »
Should make for a smoother ride. I think my guts are still trying to settle down after crossing a large section of CFB Petawawa in one around 1977.  ;D ;D
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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2021, 02:22:49 AM »
Shorter one, definitely! Looks great!

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2021, 03:01:04 AM »
I made it shorter and now have to do a lot more plastic surgery. I won't add an interior - that's just asking for more grief.

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2021, 09:50:16 AM »
I ended up using my Tamiya M113 hull, since I had more of the kit parts for it - even though some had already been modified. Back view:



Front view - plastic still needs trimming:



Side view:



I found some armored sides amongst the M113 that Bill (finsrin) ent me a few years ago - I may end up using them. Still need to do a lot of cleanup and repair. I'd say I'm about 20%-30% along.

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2021, 12:52:07 PM »
Nice work mating the two part together.
Chunky wheels, always good :smiley:

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2021, 08:18:30 PM »
Progressing nicely.  Has a precursor to the Boxer feel to it.

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2021, 09:55:40 PM »
I think it is all kinds of neat-but I keep thinking about a fold down counter panel in on side of the hull to turn it into a post-apocalyptic Ice Cream truck...

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2021, 10:34:44 PM »
  ;D   ;D   ;D  . . .
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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2021, 12:29:34 AM »
I think it is all kinds of neat-but I keep thinking about a fold down counter panel in on side of the hull to turn it into a post-apocalyptic Ice Cream truck...

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2021, 01:23:31 AM »
Love those approach and departure angles!

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2021, 10:13:43 AM »
Added more stuff. It now reminds me of that scholarly work by Sir Mix-A-Lot, "Baby got Back" :



The white bars are to cover some of the major surgery scars inflicted on the plastic. The exhaust is from the LAV-25 with a curved section from an Italeri Hetzer. I guess if the engine needs major servicing or removal, the crew would just remove the exhaust as part of the process. The headlights are from 3 different kits. The armored sides are to provide space for (maybe) side skirts for the wheels. I have the original Italeri plastic wheels in place because they don't stick out as far as the Trumpeter vinyl wheels, although I may go back to them:



I used the excellent AFV Club M151 Remote Weapon Station because i wanted to use some of the Stryker parts, so I built the station up as well. If I use the M151, I'm going to use the Mk 19 grenade launcher and use the .50 cal... somewhere. Placing the M151 is still up in the air - over the commander's hatch, it blocks access to the large crew hatch behind it:



I also built up the LAV-25's TOW launcher and modified the supports so it could be reloaded from the large crew hatch:





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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2021, 10:53:28 AM »
Not sure how, but it looks weird and familiar at the same time.

Really nice work cobbling this together

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2021, 10:55:29 AM »
@Frank3k - Looks like you have this idea and concept dialed in.  Placing the fuel tanks at the rear was a good move.  Really like how this is turning out.  :smiley:
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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2021, 11:05:02 AM »
Thanks, guys! Building this has almost been like the service evolution of the vehicle - starts simple, then armor and crap gets added as operational experience dictates. I'm picturing it in the 1st Gulf War.

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2021, 02:35:34 AM »
Its got somewhat of a scifi look now
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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2021, 10:28:52 AM »
Looks like Wall-E's wheeled cousin, now, with the TOW launcher fitted. ;)
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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #43 on: October 01, 2021, 12:54:27 PM »
Wall-E with a bite!

I found that the Stryker wheel mounts that come as part of the AFV Club's M151 kit will glue to the back of the Trumpeter LAV-25 wheels and can fit closer to the LAV-25 body without extending too far, so they're back in the game. I'll try to put down a primer coat tomorrow.

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #44 on: October 01, 2021, 10:36:55 PM »
Looks like a logical basis for a whole family of fighting platforms.  Stryker's daddy, maybe?

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2021, 11:03:28 PM »
I'm trying to figure out the point of the swim-board, though? ???

Because, with that front end, this ain't gonna swim! :-\
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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #46 on: October 02, 2021, 12:39:07 AM »
I like so much of it, that this is going to sound like nit-picking - the 113 EFT's make it look ass heavy and a high C of G.  If you have a Stryker donor, perhaps the under hull fuel tanks that mount just behind the rear wheel might work?

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2021, 07:27:20 AM »
First color layer. There's some pres-shading under there. The Trumpeter wheels with the AFV Club Stryker mounts looks good:







There isn't much room in the rear to add extra weight. The engine and extra long nose in front should balance out the fuel tank. Guy, I agree that the bow plate won't help much in the water; I'm using it as a convenient place to mount some armor. There isn't enough room in the rear to add props for water propulsion, so maybe it should stay out of any deep waters.

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2021, 11:34:55 PM »
 Looking better all the time. I know you're not real big on anime', but this would look right at home in Shirow's Appleseed series.

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Re: 1/35 Wheeled M113
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2021, 03:27:33 AM »
Looking good Frank!  Have you given any thought to maybe adding a GPMG or SAW on top of the ITOW turret?  What little space there is, the left side of the launcher assembly does have a small area that might work.   
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