Beyond The Sprues

Current and Finished Projects => Profiles and Pixels => Topic started by: ysi_maniac on March 03, 2013, 12:07:07 PM

Title: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 03, 2013, 12:07:07 PM
Just to begin, a short Merkava
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Merkava_short.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 03, 2013, 12:09:13 PM
A Panzer III with Panther turret and some bits more. Gun downgraded to 60 mm

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/panzer-iii_01-1.jpg)

OK, fixed! :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 03, 2013, 12:23:15 PM
Errr...was there supposed to be an image in the last post?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: father ennis on March 03, 2013, 02:58:35 PM
Damn Boy !!!   Don't be doing things like this to me !!!   You keep making me think I've timed my drugs wrong again !!!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on March 03, 2013, 09:50:30 PM
Very cool......
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 04, 2013, 06:01:38 AM
Sorry, already corrected!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 04, 2013, 03:22:31 PM
I like.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 09, 2013, 01:34:30 PM
GreyHellCat

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M8greyhellcat.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 09, 2013, 01:35:56 PM
Mixing M60 and Centurion

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/centurion_m60.jpg)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m60_centurion.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on March 09, 2013, 01:49:54 PM
GreyHellCat ---  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on March 09, 2013, 02:08:49 PM
Never came across any writing about this.  Anyone seen a book or articles about M8 in combat?
Was it great for its intended use?    Mediocre?    Poor?
Appreciate info on that.
Bill
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Talos on March 10, 2013, 05:04:37 AM
Never came across any writing about this.  Anyone seen a book or articles about M8 in combat?
Was it great for its intended use?    Mediocre?    Poor?
Appreciate info on that.
Bill

Hunnicutt's Armored Car book covers it. I don't have it in front of me, but as I recall, it did pretty well. Of course the 37mm cannon was nothing much by the end of the war.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 10, 2013, 05:05:29 AM
The M60 turret on the Centurion hull looks great.  :) Would be pretty cool to see how the Israelis upgraded this.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 10, 2013, 03:15:16 PM
^^^^^
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 10, 2013, 03:17:12 PM
Upgunned T70
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/t-70-upgun.jpg)

Sovietized Somua S35
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/somua-35-sov.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 10, 2013, 03:18:33 PM
Mini M60
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m60_mini.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on March 10, 2013, 03:37:38 PM
Never came across any writing about this.  Anyone seen a book or articles about M8 in combat?
Was it great for its intended use?    Mediocre?    Poor?
Appreciate info on that.
Bill

Hunnicutt's Armored Car book covers it. I don't have it in front of me, but as I recall, it did pretty well. Of course the 37mm cannon was nothing much by the end of the war.

Talos --- Thank You.
Would not be slaying Panzers, Panthers, Tigers.  Though wonder how well it was used to best of M8's abilities (or not).
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Talos on March 10, 2013, 08:16:23 PM
Never came across any writing about this.  Anyone seen a book or articles about M8 in combat?
Was it great for its intended use?    Mediocre?    Poor?
Appreciate info on that.
Bill

Hunnicutt's Armored Car book covers it. I don't have it in front of me, but as I recall, it did pretty well. Of course the 37mm cannon was nothing much by the end of the war.

Talos --- Thank You.
Would not be slaying Panzers, Panthers, Tigers.  Though wonder how well it was used to best of M8's abilities (or not).

As I recall, it was used extensively for scouting and other recon work, which it was very good at. Very mobile. It was used as a command car by commanders too, as was the turret-less M20 Utility Car.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 12, 2013, 11:47:45 AM
Wheeled Flak

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/sdkfz232-6-rad-flak.jpeg)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/sdkfz234-flak.jpeg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on March 12, 2013, 03:02:19 PM
Those two are looking to be up gunned well.
Of course are not M8/20  :-* :-*  but I like anyway  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 13, 2013, 06:23:10 AM
Did you say up gunned?

What about this?

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/sdkfz234-paturret.jpg)

BTW: turret must be a narrowed version.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 13, 2013, 06:27:35 AM
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/amx-panther.jpg)

Having into account the movility problems AMX-30 had in the beginning, this is IMO perfectly plausible.
BTW, AMX-30's turret is that big. :D
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on March 13, 2013, 07:33:55 AM
<...>
([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/sdkfz234-paturret.jpg[/url])
<...>


WWII German Centauro FTW!  :icon_beer:
The FlaK eight-wheeler is also pretty cool.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 13, 2013, 12:21:58 PM
Oh yea, I had Centauro in my mind when conceived this project
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 13, 2013, 02:26:31 PM
Did you say up gunned?

What about this?

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/sdkfz234-paturret.jpg[/url])

BTW: turret must be a narrowed version.


Hey, I have just that planned.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on March 14, 2013, 01:35:06 AM
Did you say up gunned?

What about this?

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/sdkfz234-paturret.jpg[/url])

BTW: turret must be a narrowed version.
Hey, I have just that planned.


It might be a bit tight on a regular width hull but perhaps better to combine a pair of hulls side by side to get enough room inside to fit the turret? 
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 14, 2013, 02:20:48 AM
([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/amx-panther.jpg[/url])

Having into account the movility problems AMX-30 had in the beginning, this is IMO perfectly plausible.
BTW, AMX-30's turret is that big. :D


That really looks cool.  Maybe do one with a Leo 1 turret...or a Leo 1 with a Panther turret?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 14, 2013, 02:38:02 AM

It might be a bit tight on a regular width hull but perhaps better to combine a pair of hulls side by side to get enough room inside to fit the turret?

I am still considering my options...
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 14, 2013, 03:19:37 AM
[Maybe do one with a Leo 1 turret...or a Leo 1 with a Panther turret?

I am currently (stopped for some years, in fact) working in such as it was considered by spanish army in '80s. It was called LeoX
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 14, 2013, 03:23:48 AM
Extremely wheeled. Hanomag base will allow more room for turret

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/sdkfz234-paturret-10rad.jpg)

Note: this case is better scaled. In the last 8-rad, turret was a bit downsized.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on March 14, 2013, 04:13:19 AM
Very nice. I like it.......
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 14, 2013, 08:37:45 AM
Short PT-76

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/PT-76-short.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 14, 2013, 08:40:39 AM
Panther with Leopard's 1st prototype turret

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Panther-leopard.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 14, 2013, 01:44:02 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Frank3k on March 15, 2013, 12:02:09 AM
I love the short PT-76s. From the side they look like BMDs.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: raafif on March 15, 2013, 05:51:52 AM
very nice profiles ! ..... but I don't think they're short enough -- how about just 4 roadwheels per side like the chinese things ? ... or even only 3 ... 2 ... 1 ??? :D

Some nifty conversions of the Chinese type were done by the Tamils in Sri Lanka ;)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 15, 2013, 12:42:13 PM
"706" could almost be in ARA colours... :icon_nif:
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Volkodav on March 15, 2013, 05:53:23 PM
If you drop down to one road wheel per side you could change the crews uniforms to include technicolour fuzzy wigs,bulbous red noses and white face paint
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 17, 2013, 11:29:38 AM
M8 Grey Jackson

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M8-M10.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on March 17, 2013, 11:52:17 AM
M8 Grey Jackson --- But of course, was meant to be   :-*
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on March 17, 2013, 07:46:55 PM
I like it......
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 18, 2013, 01:48:47 PM
Combining M1 and M2

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M1-M2.jpg)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M1-big-cupola.jpeg)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M2-M1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 19, 2013, 01:10:33 AM
M60 and Merkava (same scale)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M60_Merkava.jpeg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: dy031101 on March 19, 2013, 01:22:59 AM
ISTR that a Merkava prototype was initially tested with a turret from the M48......

I wonder if we can still call the result of a M48 turret indeed operationally paired with a Merkava hull a M48......
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on March 19, 2013, 01:31:14 AM
M60 and Merkava (same scale)

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M60_Merkava.jpeg[/url])


In one of the old "Born In Battle" issues there was an image of the Merkava prototype vehicle that had an M48 turret which gave it an unusual appearance so you are not far from the reality of it with your M60 turret on the Merkava hull :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Weaver on March 19, 2013, 03:42:54 AM
That would be this one:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_eQNPu6zzxaU/TN4iQE4eoZI/AAAAAAAAzxU/_sY5HOyn6Mg/s640/008.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_eQNPu6zzxaU/TN4iShVf9GI/AAAAAAAAzxY/IS74AcaDZwk/s640/0088.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 19, 2013, 11:07:25 AM
Nice photos! :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 19, 2013, 12:15:40 PM
Crossing AMX30 and T62. Quite similar tanks anyway.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/amx30-t62.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 23, 2013, 01:44:56 AM
Scout T62

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/t62-scout.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 23, 2013, 01:45:59 AM
Returreting T62

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/T62-returreted.jpeg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 23, 2013, 02:30:54 PM
Crossing Leopard 1 A4 and Merkava I

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Merkava_Leopard.jpeg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 25, 2013, 01:25:18 AM
Upgrading M60s in central Europe

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m60_leopard.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 25, 2013, 03:11:54 AM
Hmmm...makes me wonder about the equivalent of a Magach or Sabra in Central Europe in the US Army (say the M1 ran into problems maybe):

Magach:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Magach-7-latrun-2.jpg)

Sabra:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Sabra_tank.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 25, 2013, 08:46:09 AM
Super T-34's hull + Panther turret =  the finest tank of WWII (possibly)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/SuperT34-Panther.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: AGRA on March 25, 2013, 08:56:03 AM
Super T-34's hull + Panther turret =  the finest tank of WWII (possibly)


The Daimler-Benz entry into the Panther requirement was basically a T-34 copy.

(http://alternativeforcesofwwii.devhub.com/img/upload/vk3002-db-1_440_1.jpg)

The VK30.02 (DB) powered by a MB507 diesel motor, with external leaf suspension. Combat weight of 34 tonnes and a max speed of 54 kph.

http://axistanksworldwarii.devhub.com/blog/909105-vk3002db-panzerkampfwagen-v/ (http://axistanksworldwarii.devhub.com/blog/909105-vk3002db-panzerkampfwagen-v/)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 25, 2013, 11:49:19 AM
Good reference. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 25, 2013, 11:59:14 PM
Upgrading M60s in central Europe

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m60_leopard.jpg[/url])



A paralel program: http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product4428.html (http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product4428.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: arc3371 on March 26, 2013, 05:47:19 AM
That are some very interesting tanks, I wonder if Claymore has seen them...
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 26, 2013, 10:07:38 AM
About IS-3

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/IS-3-01.jpg)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/IS-3-02.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: dy031101 on March 27, 2013, 09:42:36 AM
Upgrading M60s in central Europe

Could also be done to re-conditioned M48 hulls?

Granted the M60 hull is more modern......
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 28, 2013, 01:53:34 AM
Sheridan and Bradley

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M551_short.jpeg)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Bradley-Sheridan.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on March 28, 2013, 04:02:12 AM
Pretty cool.....
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Feldmarschall Zod on March 29, 2013, 07:23:54 AM
Love the Bradley with the gun turret.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: AGRA on March 29, 2013, 07:52:55 AM
The original design for what became the XM8 light tank had that turret mounted on a Bradley hull (both built by FMC). Have to get out me copy of Hunnicutt and scan it in...
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on March 29, 2013, 09:49:42 AM
Love the Bradley with the gun turret.

Seconded  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: dy031101 on March 29, 2013, 10:14:35 AM
Love the Bradley with the gun turret.

Seconded  :)

Somehow it brought back memories of playing Command & Conquer.  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 29, 2013, 12:46:28 PM
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/bradley-tanks-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 01, 2013, 02:04:56 AM
More Bradley tanks

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/bradley-tanks-02.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 01, 2013, 02:06:10 AM
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/hmmwv-bradley.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 01, 2013, 03:56:38 AM
Putting Reality hat on...I think some of those might be hard pressed to even move under the weight of the turret...

Reality hat off...cool!!!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 01, 2013, 06:18:45 AM
6x6 Humvees!  :icon_surprised: 'tis brilliant!  :-*
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on April 01, 2013, 06:35:05 AM
6x6 Humvees!  :icon_surprised: 'tis brilliant!  :-*

I second that......


MOD EDIT: Fixed the quote tag.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 01, 2013, 11:48:58 AM
^^^^
I must admit that 6 wheels Humvee is not my invention as I saw this in the 1st Whatif forum. I do not remember author's name.

BTW: Does any of you know the weight of Bradley's turret?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 01, 2013, 01:06:04 PM
Panzer III with infantry squad, like Merkava.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/panzer-iii_251.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 02, 2013, 11:28:43 AM
Heavy Sherman

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Sherman-heavy.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on April 02, 2013, 11:54:48 AM
Heavy Sherman --- what a concept  :-*
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 02, 2013, 05:59:32 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on April 02, 2013, 07:58:21 PM
I love it...... Great job
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 02, 2013, 10:58:19 PM
From half track to full wheeled

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M16-6wheel.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 04, 2013, 10:39:48 AM
More 6x6 wheels

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/quad-01.jpg)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/quad-02.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on April 04, 2013, 08:03:30 PM
I like the wheeled half track.....
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 05, 2013, 01:56:25 AM
I like the wheeled half track.....

Ditto
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: elmayerle on April 05, 2013, 02:24:36 AM
([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/quad-02.jpg[/url])

School bus for a rough neighborhood.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 05, 2013, 02:33:02 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 05, 2013, 01:11:14 PM
Good :) ;D
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 05, 2013, 01:12:57 PM
Upgunned Comet

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/comet-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 05, 2013, 01:14:08 PM
Soviet commonality

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/IS-2-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on April 05, 2013, 08:49:57 PM
Great work....
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 05, 2013, 10:10:34 PM
Crossing Hetzer and Sdkfz 234. I love these things. 8)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/hetzer-sdkfz234.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Logan Hartke on April 05, 2013, 10:21:09 PM
I love the top one especially!  That looks great and very practical!

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on April 06, 2013, 01:12:47 AM
I love the top one especially!  That looks great and very practical! <...>

True dat!  :)  Way cool!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 06, 2013, 03:15:31 AM
Lovely.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 07, 2013, 11:04:08 PM
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m3-m10.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on April 07, 2013, 11:20:22 PM
Nice.....
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 08, 2013, 09:50:10 AM
Thinking about Beyond 46. What if WWII continues in ETO, but with the Cold War scheme?

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/centurion_ktiger.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Cliffy B on April 08, 2013, 09:51:50 AM
Is it wrong that that looks SOOOOOO right?  8)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on April 08, 2013, 10:53:25 AM
Stretched tanks images are right on. :)   Someone here at BTS is likely to do same in styrene.
From half track to full wheeled. :)
I'm with Cliffy on that tank.  8)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 11, 2013, 10:58:54 AM
Turreted tank S

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/strv-leopard-bradley.jpeg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: M.A.D on April 11, 2013, 07:33:09 PM
Thinking about Beyond 46. What if WWII continues in ETO, but with the Cold War scheme?

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/centurion_ktiger.jpg[/url])


That looks great!!
Can I ask if the Tiger II turret is too scale with Centurion chassis? It just looks a little small  :-\

M.A.D
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: M.A.D on April 11, 2013, 07:37:18 PM
Short PT-76

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/PT-76-short.jpg[/url])


Nice! perhaps suited to airborne ops??
Any chance of a 'SU' tank destroyer adoption of the PT-76 chassis, specifically for Soviet Airborne ops??

M.A.D
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: M.A.D on April 11, 2013, 07:40:47 PM
Crossing Hetzer and Sdkfz 234. I love these things. 8)

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/hetzer-sdkfz234.jpg[/url])


I'm liking that Sdkfz 234!!

M.A.D
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 13, 2013, 01:35:00 AM
Thinking about Beyond 46. What if WWII continues in ETO, but with the Cold War scheme?

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/centurion_ktiger.jpg[/url])


That looks great!!
Can I ask if the Tiger II turret is too scale with Centurion chassis? It just looks a little small  :-\

M.A.D


afaik, it is well scaled
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 13, 2013, 01:36:06 AM
Stalinist Centurion.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/centurion_stalin.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/centurion_stalin.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 14, 2013, 02:55:55 PM
I like big headed tanks
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/panzer-iii_03.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/panzer-iii_03.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 14, 2013, 02:57:53 PM
Stratos Bushmaster

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/stratos_bushmaster.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/stratos_bushmaster.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on April 14, 2013, 03:01:08 PM
Stalinist Centurion.

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/centurion_stalin.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/centurion_stalin.jpg.html[/url])


First thought was: Russians somehow take over UK and demand all their tanks to be refitted with Russian turrets.  ;)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 14, 2013, 04:43:46 PM
Stratos Bushmaster

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/stratos_bushmaster.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/stratos_bushmaster.jpg.html[/url])


That's one way to deal with traffic...
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: jorel62 on April 14, 2013, 06:48:38 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Relish on April 14, 2013, 06:56:49 PM
I like your Stalinist Centurion.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 29, 2013, 02:57:31 AM
Crossing Merkava and Bradley

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/bradley-merkava.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/bradley-merkava.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: arc3371 on April 30, 2013, 08:53:43 AM
Stalinist Centurion.

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/centurion_stalin.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/centurion_stalin.jpg.html[/url])


Can´t help to think its Romanian for some reason... Perhaps instead of the TR85.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: apophenia on April 30, 2013, 12:53:02 PM
That Merkava/Bradley heavy IFV has loads of potential!  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 01, 2014, 10:24:04 AM
Advanced Churchill

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/ChurchillCenturion.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/ChurchillCenturion.jpg.html)

note: hull has been widened
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 01, 2014, 10:26:24 AM
Study for land battleship in alternative WWI/WWII timeframe
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/LandNelson.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/LandNelson.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 01, 2014, 11:11:21 PM
Love the advanced Churchill!  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 02, 2014, 02:10:13 AM
Love the advanced Churchill!  :)

What he said. :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 06, 2014, 09:45:38 AM
Scout: M41 hull and bradley turret.
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M41-Bradley.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M41-Bradley.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: dy031101 on June 06, 2014, 10:30:35 AM
Advanced Churchill


 :) (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=1936.msg27480#msg27480)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 07, 2014, 12:31:18 AM
Scout M41 is da bomb!  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Volkodav on June 07, 2014, 02:16:06 AM
or a Sheridan hull......?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 07, 2014, 03:48:26 AM
I love that M41 hull and bradley turret.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 08, 2014, 04:25:34 PM
Vulcan-Sheridan :D

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Sheridan_Vulcan.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Sheridan_Vulcan.jpeg.html)

PD: that Vulcan turret will look great on top of an Abrams IMO.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 08, 2014, 04:28:28 PM
I have to confess that I dislike M47's turret.  >:(

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M47-amx30-t55.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M47-amx30-t55.jpeg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M47alturret.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M47alturret.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Logan Hartke on June 08, 2014, 10:12:29 PM
I actually quite like the M47's turret. Aesthetically, it's one of my favorite Cold War US tanks. That bottom modification is great, though. That's the Panzer Front E-79 turret, isn't it?

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 09, 2014, 04:33:16 AM
^^^^^
Yes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-79 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-79)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 09, 2014, 05:13:00 AM
Vulcan-Sheridan :D

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Sheridan_Vulcan.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Sheridan_Vulcan.jpeg.html[/url])

PD: that Vulcan turret will look great on top of an Abrams IMO.


Is that one to scale?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: dy031101 on June 09, 2014, 07:51:41 AM
Did you actually find a high-res drawing for the E-79 somewhere?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 10, 2014, 10:46:49 AM
Vulcan-Sheridan :D

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Sheridan_Vulcan.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Sheridan_Vulcan.jpeg.html[/url])

PD: that Vulcan turret will look great on top of an Abrams IMO.


Is that one to scale?


^^^^^ YES.

...and this too.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M60-Vulcan.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M60-Vulcan.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 10, 2014, 10:49:59 AM
Different turrets for M41

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M41alturret.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M41alturret.jpg.html)

note: Stingray's gun has been reduced to 90 mm. E79 turret has been reduced too.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Logan Hartke on June 10, 2014, 11:01:56 AM
Jagdpanzer Kanone as a turret? Very creative and attractive in profile.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 11, 2014, 12:01:52 AM
^^^^
Yes. I was trying to convert a M41 into a Jagdpanzer ... and then I saw that, in fact, it looked better as a turreted tank.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 11, 2014, 10:31:35 PM
M41 updated with ARES 75 mm gun and other bits from HSTV

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M41-HSTV.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M41-HSTV.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on June 11, 2014, 10:56:40 PM
Diggin' the Stingray turret and reworked KaJaPa casemate-cum-turret on the M41!  :-*
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Volkodav on June 11, 2014, 11:24:15 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 12, 2014, 10:24:22 AM
More turrets for M47

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M47alturret1.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M47alturret1.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Logan Hartke on June 12, 2014, 10:48:54 AM
Try the IS-2 turret.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 15, 2014, 10:34:43 AM
M18 hellcat tank: closing turret

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m18-hellcat-tank.png) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m18-hellcat-tank.png.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 15, 2014, 10:37:53 AM
Hellcat hull with HSTV-L turret. IMO this has a lot of meaning.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m18-hellcat-ARES.png) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m18-hellcat-ARES.png.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 27, 2015, 11:39:28 AM
Power tractor

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/power-tractor.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/power-tractor.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 27, 2015, 11:42:18 AM
Power ARMOUR

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/power-gun01.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/power-gun01.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/power-armour.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/power-armour.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Volkodav on January 27, 2015, 12:50:21 PM
Hellcat hull with HSTV-L turret. IMO this has a lot of meaning.

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m18-hellcat-ARES.png[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m18-hellcat-ARES.png.html[/url])


Would that turret fit a CVR(T), Warrior, Marder, or LAV?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Old Wombat on January 27, 2015, 03:39:58 PM
I like the steam power-tractor! :) 8)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 28, 2015, 04:31:51 AM
I like the steam power-tractor! :) 8)

Ditto
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 02, 2015, 04:20:44 AM
Land Sovremenny

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/land_sovremenny.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/land_sovremenny.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 02, 2015, 11:27:06 PM
 ;D Great!  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 05, 2015, 11:55:07 AM
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/dukwM10.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/dukwM10.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/dukwM16.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/dukwM16.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/dukwSdkfz234.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/dukwSdkfz234.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on February 05, 2015, 12:32:46 PM
([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/dukwM10.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/dukwM10.jpg.html[/url])

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/dukwM16.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/dukwM16.jpg.html[/url])


Good job of vehicle blending on all four.
These two with open deck rear would wear late 50s early 60s car tail fins well.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: JP Vieira on February 08, 2015, 05:15:20 PM
Love them; specially the train-tanks
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on October 24, 2015, 03:48:53 AM
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/strv-103-wheeled.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/strv-103-wheeled.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Logan Hartke on October 24, 2015, 04:09:39 AM
Now that's a neat idea. It reminds me a lot of a modernized "Cook's Cozy Cabin". The T55 Cook Interceptor.

(http://www.warwheels.net/images/T55gmcHaugh%20(2).jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: abtex on November 29, 2015, 07:41:55 PM
([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/strv-103-wheeled.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/strv-103-wheeled.jpg.html[/url])

It just feel right in someway!!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 04, 2015, 09:22:58 PM
GMC CCKW

Short version
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/GMC%20CCKW-353_short.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/GMC%20CCKW-353_short.jpg.html)

Long version
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/GMC%20CCKW-353-long.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/GMC%20CCKW-353-long.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 15, 2015, 07:22:34 PM
KubelJeep

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/KubelJeep.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/KubelJeep.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 17, 2015, 12:54:58 PM
MiniKubelwagen

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/kubel-short.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/kubel-short.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 17, 2015, 12:57:31 PM
Wheeled SdKfz 250 and 251

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/wheeled_250_251.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/wheeled_250_251.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 17, 2015, 01:25:50 PM
Wheeled Kangaroo and Priest

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Kangaroo_PriestW.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Kangaroo_PriestW.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 18, 2015, 05:47:47 AM
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m10_update.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m10_update.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on December 18, 2015, 09:36:42 AM
One step further in your scheme of things would be the Sherman T23 turret mated with the M10/M36 hull and HVSS :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 20, 2015, 06:20:06 PM
Tracked US Army

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/trackUSarmy.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/trackUSarmy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 20, 2015, 08:18:36 PM
Logically ... White's elder broder

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M3_wheels.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M3_wheels.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 20, 2015, 11:33:16 PM
Big Greyhounds

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m8_8w.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m8_8w.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m8_8w_hellcat.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m8_8w_hellcat.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Frank3k on December 21, 2015, 02:24:56 AM
The wheeled Kangaroo and Priest look great! You've completely changed the appearance of the tank. On the M3 full track, the drive wheel might look better in the rear.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: raafif on December 21, 2015, 06:02:19 AM
Logically ... White's elder broder

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M3_wheels.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M3_wheels.jpg.html[/url])


not a whif ..... a few were converted to double-axel by the US Army postwar - for use of MPs I believe.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Vuk on December 21, 2015, 03:46:57 PM
Tracked US Army

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/trackUSarmy.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/trackUSarmy.jpg.html[/url])
:) but why the spare tyre?  ;D
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on December 22, 2015, 01:52:51 AM
The full tracked conversion of the Jeep and Half-Track look great!  Wonder if making the vehicle bodies wider would help in making this concept work?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 22, 2015, 03:17:55 AM
Tracked US Army

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/trackUSarmy.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/trackUSarmy.jpg.html[/url])


You forgot something...

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p110/GTX_Christmas/0526022I41D26.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p110/GTX_Christmas/belt_bike1.jpg)
(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p110/GTX_Christmas/62bdb903598cd6228e2fd6e628bfc4c0-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: LemonJello on December 22, 2015, 10:03:35 AM
Logically ... White's elder broder

([url]http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M3_wheels.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M3_wheels.jpg.html[/url])


Filing this away.  Too good not to take a stab at building something along these lines - it's kinda like a U.S. BTR-152
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Frank3k on December 22, 2015, 11:42:29 AM
Filing this away.  Too good not to take a stab at building something along these lines - it's kinda like a U.S. BTR-152

Great idea! You can get the rear suspension/tires from a Zvezda GAZ-AAA, which is relatively cheap.

I just checked - the Dragon halftrack variants are $$. The ancient Monogram 1/32 kit is under $20.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 05, 2016, 02:36:40 AM
M-20 as small IFV
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M20_casemate.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M20_casemate.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 14, 2016, 02:02:59 AM
Armoured GMC CCKW
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/gmc_cckw_m3.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/gmc_cckw_m3.jpg.html)

SdKfz 251 Kurz
(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/sdkfz251_kurz.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/sdkfz251_kurz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: apophenia on January 16, 2016, 10:59:19 AM
Like the SdKfz 251 Kurz  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 18, 2016, 10:23:04 AM
Sherman/German creations:

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/ShermanPanther.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/ShermanPanther.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/King_Tiger_Sherman.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/King_Tiger_Sherman.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 18, 2016, 10:25:14 AM
Panther creations

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Panther_short.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Panther_short.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/panther-schmalturn_short.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/panther-schmalturn_short.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/PantherVariant.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/PantherVariant.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: apophenia on January 19, 2016, 12:52:19 PM
Interesting. So, the last one is a kind of Merkava Panther?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 25, 2016, 05:25:40 AM
What if an  Anglo-French collaboration?
8) Armoured Concorde 8) hehehe!

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Centurion_AMX.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Centurion_AMX.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 25, 2016, 05:29:02 AM
... and Anglo-American?

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/centurion3_m47.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/centurion3_m47.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: apophenia on January 25, 2016, 09:16:43 AM
Ooo ... like the Anglo-French and Anglo-American collaborations  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: kerick on January 25, 2016, 10:21:00 AM
With the way defense budgets are going this may become a reality.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jacques Deguerre on January 25, 2016, 11:22:27 PM
That AMX 30 turret/Centurion hull combination looks so natural, it took me a moment to realize what it was. I really like the Centurion turret on the M47 hull too.
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 26, 2016, 11:02:28 AM
M-41 + Centurion

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m41-Centurion1.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m41-Centurion1.jpg.html)

Panther + Centurion

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Panther_Centurion.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Panther_Centurion.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 18, 2016, 05:30:34 PM
Modifying T-62's turret.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/t62-mod.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/t62-mod.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Logan Hartke on February 18, 2016, 11:30:02 PM
That looks so much better.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 19, 2016, 02:48:38 AM
^^^^
Thanks!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Logan Hartke on February 19, 2016, 04:58:24 AM
In some ways, I have weird opinions on the T-62. I think it was underrated, under-appreciated, and totally unnecessary—largely a waste of effort that would have been better spent refining the next generation.

Developmentally, it was basically a dead end. It passed almost nothing on to the next generation of tanks (apart from the interim early T-64s that had the 115mm gun until the 125mm was ready). It was effectively a stretched and upgunned T-54/55. All that having been said, though, the T-54/55 was a good starting point, and the idea of a tank with the armor profile, simplicity, and reliability of the T-55, but a much, much better gun was not a bad pitch, but it was probably too much trouble for too little of an incremental improvement. Clearly most of Warsaw Pact agreed, since they largely chose to just improve their T-55s.

Again, though, if you used or encountered T-62s, it was generally a reliable vehicle with a very good gun. The gun was also accurate with a lot of penetration and state of the art ammunition. Many T-62s in the 1960s and 1970s also had superior infrared night fighting equipment to the Western vehicles they were pitted against.

Aesthetically, the turret's always been a bit too egg-shaped for me and the gun is almost comically long, leading to that unbalanced appearance at the back of the turret with no bustle, so your modified AMX 30 turret addresses both of those issues.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 19, 2016, 06:47:27 AM
I agree with you. In a certain way I like T-62 aesthetically, much more than T-54/55. :-*
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 20, 2016, 12:57:00 PM
That looks so much better.


Agreed
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 25, 2016, 01:30:01 PM
Soviet armour '46: the IS tank family

Some proposals:

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/IS-X.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/IS-X.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Cliffy B on February 26, 2016, 12:49:10 AM
Awwww, that mini-IS is so cute!!!!  Seriously it looks neat but I wonder how much room there is for an engine and other guts.  Something to pursue maybe?  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 18, 2016, 06:12:47 PM
Supersonic armour  8)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/SSarmour.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/SSarmour.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: The Big Gimper on December 18, 2016, 06:53:07 PM
Is this the T-25 Foxtank?  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 19, 2016, 08:11:45 AM
^^^^
GOOD!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: AXOR on December 19, 2016, 07:54:31 PM
Niiice (https://smileyshack.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/shappy_clap_100-105.gif?w=150&h=150)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 12, 2017, 04:45:57 AM
Stug III with improved gun.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Stug_III_01.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Stug_III_01.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: apophenia on January 12, 2017, 01:16:56 PM
Nice  :)  What's the new gun?
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 13, 2017, 07:39:59 AM
105 mm from Centauro (not to scale)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: apophenia on January 13, 2017, 11:45:25 AM
Looks good on the StuG  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 14, 2017, 02:27:47 AM
Well the Sd.Kfz. 1422 Sturmhaubitze 42 Ausf.G (StuH 42) did mount a 105mm gun in real life so it may be possible (provided recoil etc was manageable).  That said, it would look a tad bigger I think - see StuH 42 below for comparison:

(https://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints-depot/tanks/ww2-tanks-germany-2/sdkfz1422-sturmhaubitze-42-ausfg-stuh-42.png)
(http://www.panzernet.net/panzernet/fotky/samohybky/stuh42/new03.jpg)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on July 01, 2017, 01:10:00 PM
Some ideas playing with BTR-80 and Ural-4320

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Ural_BTR-80_01.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Ural_BTR-80_01.jpeg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Ural_BTR-80_02.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Ural_BTR-80_02.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: AXOR on July 01, 2017, 05:01:30 PM
niiice  :)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ChernayaAkula on July 04, 2017, 01:02:22 PM
^ Diggin' the Ural-BTR bashes.  :)

Hmmm, how about a half-track Ural? Running gear from a MT-LB/PT-76 or BMP-1?  :icon_beer:
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Frank3k on July 05, 2017, 03:12:02 AM
Nice, but why two engines? The rear section of the BTR-80 can be turned into more cargo space, something like the modular cargo area of the GAZ Vodnik (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAZ_Vodnik)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on July 06, 2017, 11:43:01 AM
Inspired by T42 medium tank: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T42_medium_tank (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T42_medium_tank)

Short Pattons

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m47-short.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m47-short.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on July 08, 2017, 10:50:33 AM
JagdLeopards

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/JagdLeopard.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/JagdLeopard.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jacques Deguerre on July 15, 2017, 04:39:23 PM
Man, I need to build that short M47! While it would work fine as is, I might want to back-date it with a Sherman T80 (T23) 76mm turret.

The Jadgleopard 1 -120mm is calling me too!
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on August 06, 2017, 09:26:42 AM
Heavy Halftrack  >:D :icon_fsm:

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m8-18.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m8-18.jpg.html)

High Hellcat  8)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m18-XH.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m18-XH.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on August 08, 2017, 01:12:17 AM
Upgunned Greyhound with 75mm or, more plausible 57mm

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m8-upgun.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m8-upgun.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on September 02, 2017, 11:39:49 AM
Shorter M-20.  ;D

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m20_4w.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m20_4w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on September 02, 2017, 11:49:39 AM
Stretched Schwimmwagen

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Schwimmwagen-6w.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Schwimmwagen-6w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on September 03, 2017, 02:01:48 PM
Two ways to stretch a soviet Jeep.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Gaz-67_stretch.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Gaz-67_stretch.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on September 12, 2017, 07:20:25 PM
Two syrian possibilities.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Hybrid-M4-PanzerIV.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Hybrid-M4-PanzerIV.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Hybrid-M4-T34.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Hybrid-M4-T34.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 16, 2017, 04:36:17 PM
What if some cooperation after WWII: 2 reccon possibilities.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M18_Sdkfz234.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M18_Sdkfz234.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on December 18, 2017, 07:39:05 PM
Scaleorama: M18 1/56 + M1 1/72

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M18_M1_scma.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M18_M1_scma.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 14, 2018, 10:45:27 AM
Interchanging turrets between M10 and M18

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M10_M18.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M10_M18.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 14, 2018, 05:28:00 PM
How about an M18 with an M4 Sherman turret? 
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 16, 2018, 08:55:19 AM
Here, in first drawing, I combine the turret of M10 and the hull of M4A3E8, my favourite components in the vast and complicated (at least, for me) field of US armor during WWII. Second is a conversion in a kind of recce or command version, with gun reduced to 50 mm or so.


(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M4_command_recon.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M4_command_recon.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 16, 2018, 08:59:47 AM
Recce version of M18 with upgunned (50mm approx) M8 turret.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/m18_recon.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/m18_recon.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 16, 2018, 09:21:38 AM
How about an M18 with an M4 Sherman turret?


(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/M18_M4A3E8.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/M18_M4A3E8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 16, 2018, 03:38:04 PM
Great work Carlos! 

Your Sherman with the smaller gun is something I have been thinking about for some time.  Though, my version would keep the Sherman turret and install a 57mm/6-pdr to create an infantry support tank.  Something that could have been assigned to the tank company of the infantry regiment. 

Your M18 with the M8 Turret also looks like a great combination of parts.  I see no reason why you could not increase the size of the main gun provided there is room for the weapon to recoil in to the confines of the turret. 

Sherman turret on the M18 looks just as I had imagined it would.  Wonder if there would be sufficient clearance under the turret basket for the thing to fit as a drop-in modification.  Ammunition storage might be a bit less but it would be a great little tank with a speed advantage. 
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on January 16, 2018, 03:48:41 PM
Another mash up to consider would be the turret from the AMX-13 mated to the hull of the Panzer IV or the Panther, or both. 
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 30, 2018, 12:12:21 PM
Turreted Mark IV

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Turret_MkIV.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Turret_MkIV.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 30, 2018, 12:13:24 PM
Tiran 72 two approaches.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/Tiran-72_1.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/Tiran-72_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: finsrin on April 30, 2018, 12:23:44 PM
Turreted Mark IV is an inspiration for when I build a Mark IV. :smiley:
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: apophenia on May 01, 2018, 05:46:50 AM
Love your recce M18  :-*
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on May 01, 2018, 03:40:38 PM
How about a Russian PT-76 tank hull with an AMX-13 turret? 
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 10, 2018, 10:57:16 PM
^^^^^
Here you have the crossing of PT-76 and AMX-13. Funnily, I find the AMX hull with PT turret the best looking.  :D

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawTanks/PT-76_AMX-13.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawTanks/PT-76_AMX-13.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ysi_maniac drawing tanks
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 11, 2018, 01:28:56 AM
 :smiley: