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Modelling => Completed GBs => Group and Themed Builds => Annual Clear your workbenches GB => Topic started by: Crbad on January 02, 2017, 05:51:11 AM

Title: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Crbad on 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]
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: kerick on 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.
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: finsrin on January 02, 2017, 12:23:08 PM
Bradley Sheridan combo does look "natural". :)
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 02, 2017, 03:51:32 PM
I really like the Sheridan/Bradley scout vehicle.
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: kitnut617 on 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'
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: kerick on 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.
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Crbad on 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.
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: apophenia on 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  :)
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: taiidantomcat on January 05, 2017, 04:02:18 AM
I am loving these and the camo on Sheridan/Brad looks great  :-*
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Crbad on 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)
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Crbad on January 06, 2017, 11:31:40 AM
Oops! Wrong picture! :-[ (http://s86.photobucket.com/user/crbad19/media/IMG_20160928_195343_zpsyuohjioc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Crbad on 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)
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Old Wombat on January 06, 2017, 03:02:53 PM
Now my old eyes can see! :D

Looks good. Very good! 8)
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 06, 2017, 07:40:51 PM
Wow! Talk about stunning paintwork!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Crbad on 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)
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Volkodav on 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.
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: kerick on January 10, 2017, 10:32:07 PM
The sheridley and the Merkbrams are both local king awesome!
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 11, 2017, 02:40:21 AM
Looking good.
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: taiidantomcat on 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  :)
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: Brian da Basher on January 11, 2017, 07:44:15 PM
Looking good.

It sure does!

Great stuff!

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Alternate 'Team Yankee'
Post by: kerick on 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......