Author Topic: Gingie's Build Thread  (Read 102937 times)

Offline Gingie

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Re: LAV 10x10
« Reply #270 on: November 24, 2013, 09:55:36 PM »
I thought I had seen every LAV, but that's a new one! I wonder if it has spades at the rear a-la M-109?

All my hardback copies of Janes are from mid-90's...I need to update.

Offline Volkodav

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Offline buzzbomb

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Re: LAV 10x10
« Reply #272 on: November 25, 2013, 06:24:55 AM »
Oh Yeah !!!

Looking forward to whatever this ends up being... your form so far has been fantastic

Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #273 on: December 02, 2013, 06:34:52 AM »
Little more progress on the lower hull.

I spent a fair amount of time on the side hull spacers, getting them sanded oh so smooth, then realized that the applique armour would go over top! I was able to cut the applique armour in such a way that it mostly hid the hull joins. Sanded the inserts flush and added or repaired the bolt detail as required. Used a tamiya scriber + dymo tape to suggest AoA separation joins

Don't mind the wobbly wheels, they are just blutak'd on.






Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #274 on: December 02, 2013, 07:57:05 AM »
Graeme, that yellow sheet plastic you are using.  Did it by chance serve a purpose as an envelope stiffener for sensitive imagery products before you took custody of it?  ;)
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #275 on: December 02, 2013, 09:50:05 AM »
Why, I do believe it did! Around 3"x8" rectangles, maybe .040 thick?

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #276 on: December 02, 2013, 10:22:06 AM »
Why, I do believe it did! Around 3"x8" rectangles, maybe .040 thick?
:) I used to get the white version when I was in Germany, had Xerox box or more of it by the time I returned stateside.  Then I discovered that they were using the yellow plastic at a place I visited several times in the Washington D.C. Navy Yard.  Never stocked up on it but it there were hundreds of pieces of the stuff stacked up all over the place waiting for someone to "recycle it"
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #277 on: December 05, 2013, 01:03:24 PM »
Been remiss at following-commenting on all armor builds  :-[
I'm impressed with how much scratch building went into Grizzly.  You imagineered a cool piece of armor  :-*
10x10 is going together is same realistic looking manner.  Keep posting  :)

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #278 on: December 06, 2013, 11:55:39 AM »
I am loving these 10 wheels! Really makes me want to try something similiar. Made it look easy too  :)
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Offline kitnut617

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #279 on: December 06, 2013, 11:06:52 PM »
I sort of like these types of vehicles, but they seem to me to be quite top heavy but whether they actually are I wouldn't know ---

Are they available in 1/72 scale, need a couple or four to pose with my CC-177 ---

Offline Claymore

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #280 on: December 07, 2013, 12:58:33 AM »
Looking absolutely great.  :)

But where is this multi-road-wheel thing going to stop or will you eventually give us one of the Amtrak War Road Trains?  ;D
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Offline tankmodeler

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #281 on: December 07, 2013, 11:37:59 AM »
Why, I do believe it did! Around 3"x8" rectangles, maybe .040 thick?
I had a sizable stash of the yellow sheets a number of years ago acquired from a Mr. Beldam of Cdn Forces fame. All used by now, but I do remember how nice it was to use for scratchbuilding.

Offline Silver Fox

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #282 on: December 07, 2013, 12:59:50 PM »
Truly some works of art in this thread!

I'm wondering though if the LAV-10 might not need the rear axle to counter steer? It looks like the long wheelbase will drag wheels or demand a very large turning circle.

I'm almost out of the styrene from Int Section myself, I really should have loaded up all I could carry... but I "thought" I had a lifetime supply!

Offline Gingie

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #283 on: December 07, 2013, 10:52:45 PM »

I'm wondering though if the LAV-10 might not need the rear axle to counter steer?

The real ones do in fact have a steerable rear axle. Swedish LAV 10x10 Coastal Artillery Command post has em. A fact pointed out to me after I CA'd the suspension in place  :-[

The technology is there to have future wheeled LAV be able to do pivot turns.

I just thought of something, when a LAV-UP weighs 60,000 lbs, at what point do we drop the "L" in LAV?


Offline kitnut617

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Re: Gingie's Build Thread
« Reply #284 on: December 07, 2013, 11:22:07 PM »
. A fact pointed out to me after I CA'd the suspension in place  :-[

As you have superglued them, some debonder would un-glue it ----