Author Topic: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash  (Read 528 times)

Offline Twiddle

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M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« on: March 07, 2020, 07:29:04 PM »


Kits slaughtered  :smiley: are the Tamiya M-4 (105) and Academy M-113 ACAV kits

Thanks for making BtS so great  ;) :smiley:
« Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 07:36:57 PM by Twiddle »
Kit instructions are not acceptable - let the imagination howl forth !

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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2020, 07:49:58 PM »
Well, you won't be needing the gun travel lock or the bow .30cal, so I can see them disappearing soon.

You using the M4's running gear or the M113's? ???
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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 02:42:18 AM »
Very interested to see where this one goes.
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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 04:03:33 AM »
Very interested to see where this one goes.

Ditto!  :smiley:
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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 05:17:51 AM »
Am with others watching this build.  Keep posting.

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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 07:43:27 AM »
Intriguing!  :smiley:
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Offline Twiddle

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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 10:54:23 PM »
My plan is going for a low profile APC based on the Sherman tank.

I had initially planned to fit a M-113 ramp for ingress / egress.

Initial concern was that the Sherman height wasn't adequate for an APC

However still going for an APC because of :

1 - Low profile APCs abounds in real world  - IDF conversions of the T-54/55 and Centurion tank hulls
2 - External VVSS allows adequate interior space for troops (albeit severely cramped!)

Thanks for making BtS so great :)
Kit instructions are not acceptable - let the imagination howl forth !

Offline Twiddle

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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 10:55:15 PM »
You using the M4's running gear or the M113's? ???

Going with the Sherman VVSS running gear - allows more interior space for troops
Kit instructions are not acceptable - let the imagination howl forth !

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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2020, 06:03:34 AM »
Hmm.. very interested to see where this goes

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2020, 06:40:19 AM »
You using the M4's running gear or the M113's? ???

Going with the Sherman VVSS running gear - allows more interior space for troops

Good thinkin', 99! :smiley:
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Offline Camthalion

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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2020, 07:01:32 AM »
Looks interesting

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Re: M-113 ACAV / M-4 Sherman kitbash
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2020, 02:41:39 AM »
I'm really looking forward to this one.  I have something similar planned but was going to use a Legend Productions IDF Sherman Ambulance Conversion set as the basis: 




Am planning to add a small turret in the front using the cupola from a M3 Lee tank:

 

Plan is for it to be a WWII APC.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 02:45:26 AM by GTX_Admin »
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