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: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
: Crbad January 02, 2017, 05:51:11 AM
I need to finish up with my alternate 'Team Yankee' I've been doing off and on for about the past year. I finished the Sheridan/Bradley scout vehicle, the MBT just needs a few chingaderas, paint and weathering and the Bradley is closer to being done than it looks. I'm still trying to decide whether to make it a straight APC (machine gun/maybe a TOW) or a dedicated ITV. Recommendations?(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k88/crbad19/IMG_20170101_084750_zpshkucfmmq.jpg)[/URL]
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: kerick January 02, 2017, 09:53:33 AM
I like the Bradley Sheridan combo! Is that a Merkava turret on a Leopard hull? It will be fun to watch these come together.
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: finsrin January 02, 2017, 12:23:08 PM
Bradley Sheridan combo does look "natural". :)
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: GTX_Admin January 02, 2017, 03:51:32 PM
I really like the Sheridan/Bradley scout vehicle.
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: kitnut617 January 02, 2017, 09:51:14 PM
Bradley Sheridan combo does look "natural". :)
I really like the Sheridan/Bradley scout vehicle.

Weren't they both made to a similar spec'
: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
: kerick January 03, 2017, 12:48:27 AM
Similar concept perhaps as far as armor protection. Designs are 25+ years apart. It does look like a good match.
: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
: Crbad January 03, 2017, 08:43:19 AM
The Merk turret is actually on an M1 hull.
Both the Sheridan and the Bradley (M113 also) were designed with aluminum hulls. It was to make them lighter for amphibious operations more than for armor protection. Even then, the Bradley was almost 10 tons heavier when it entered service. I believe it's now about 15 tons heavier.
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: apophenia January 04, 2017, 04:29:11 AM
Bradley Sheridan combo does look "natural". :)

It does indeed. I was gathering images to do something very similar ... but polystyrene trumps pixels  :)
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: taiidantomcat January 05, 2017, 04:02:18 AM
I am loving these and the camo on Sheridan/Brad looks great  :-*
: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
: Crbad January 06, 2017, 11:27:42 AM
I'm glad you guys like the Sheridan/Bradley. Sheridley? Bradidan? I have a bit of a backstory and a name for it Hich I plan on posting. In the meantime,here's another picture to hold you over.  8)(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k88/crbad19/IMG_20161127_150209_zps3cvyuakh.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/crbad19/media/IMG_20161127_150209_zps3cvyuakh.jpg.html)
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: Crbad January 06, 2017, 11:31:40 AM
Oops! Wrong picture! :-[ (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/crbad19/media/IMG_20160928_195343_zpsyuohjioc.jpg.html)
: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
: Crbad January 06, 2017, 11:34:12 AM
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k88/crbad19/IMG_20160928_195343_zpsyuohjioc.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/crbad19/media/IMG_20160928_195343_zpsyuohjioc.jpg.html)
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: Old Wombat January 06, 2017, 03:02:53 PM
Now my old eyes can see! :D

Looks good. Very good! 8)
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: Brian da Basher January 06, 2017, 07:40:51 PM
Wow! Talk about stunning paintwork!

Brian da Basher
: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
: Crbad January 10, 2017, 10:28:02 AM
Update: She's all set for decals, wash and weathering.(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k88/crbad19/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170108_154830_zpsfjdxmdyh.jpg) (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/crbad19/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170108_154830_zpsfjdxmdyh.jpg.html)
: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
: Volkodav January 10, 2017, 02:36:24 PM
The Merk turret is actually on an M1 hull.
Both the Sheridan and the Bradley (M113 also) were designed with aluminum hulls. It was to make them lighter for amphibious operations more than for armor protection. Even then, the Bradley was almost 10 tons heavier when it entered service. I believe it's now about 15 tons heavier.

Funny story, when Australia was upgrading their ancient M-113A1s they went for a hull stretch.  All well and god but they discovered many (most) of the aluminium hulls had delaminated, which made them painful to fit in the jigs, let alone weld.  Ironically though it was discovered that this delamination, far from weakening the vehicles structure, as feared, had actually increased their resistance to penetration.
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: kerick January 10, 2017, 10:32:07 PM
The sheridley and the Merkbrams are both local king awesome!
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: GTX_Admin January 11, 2017, 02:40:21 AM
Looking good.
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: taiidantomcat January 11, 2017, 03:18:17 AM
Love the samo on both. the Merkava turret looks like it was built for that hull! I would have never guessed that  :)
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: Brian da Basher January 11, 2017, 07:44:15 PM
Looking good.

It sure does!

Great stuff!

Brian da Basher
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: kerick January 12, 2017, 09:56:41 AM
The sheridley and the Merkbrams are both local king awesome!

Boy you can sure tell when I use my phone. If only auto correct knew what I was trying to say......