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Offline Claymore

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M3 Stonewall FSV
« on: October 02, 2016, 07:14:09 AM »
I couldn't very well let a Treadhead/Armour GB go by without submitting at least one build, so...

This is a concept design I have been kicking around for a couple of years and now seems like a good time to give it a go.

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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 07:39:34 AM »
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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 07:51:35 AM »
Very interesting concept.  When are you going to start cutting plastic for this one?
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Offline Claymore

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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2016, 08:23:38 AM »
As per LemonJello's instructions, I started yesterday (1st October).  Fortunately, I had both an old M3 Lee and a Grant in my stash. Nothing is ever easy of course and trying to fabricate a mirror image casemate has been 'fun'. However, things are moving along nicely and I will post some picks soonest.
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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2016, 08:31:25 AM »
Very cool.  Looking forward to seeing this take shape.

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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2016, 08:40:15 AM »
As per LemonJello's instructions, I started yesterday (1st October).  Fortunately, I had both an old M3 Lee and a Grant in my stash. Nothing is ever easy of course and trying to fabricate a mirror image casemate has been 'fun'. However, things are moving along nicely and I will post some picks soonest.
I suspect that portion of the project will be the most difficult in trying to create the left hand side casemate.  Still an excellent concept and will be waiting for those WIP images :)
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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2016, 09:19:07 AM »
Looks very interesting

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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2016, 11:40:26 AM »
Very cool.  Looking forward to seeing this take shape.

Me too.
Great concept.

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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2016, 07:26:30 PM »
Oh lordy, this vehicle is bliss.
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Offline Claymore

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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2016, 08:40:14 PM »
As promised... Tis early days yet and most of the work is still very rough and ready but the basics are there (I wasn't entirely sure that a mirror image sponson was doable given the parts I had). 

The M3 Jackson ('Stonewall') FSV lives!!!  :o

Sorry for the poor pics but photography really isn't my thing...





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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2016, 10:15:40 PM »
Interesting! :D

How'd you do the left sponson? A few judicious cuts & flip the Lee's sponson by the look of it. You putting a .30cal or two on top? ???

I wouldn't want to be the left-side gunner, squished up against the hull side like that, though. :icon_crap:

Oh lordy, this vehicle is bliss.
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Me, too!

Even though I've already got 2 armour builds on the go - can't have enough armour! ;)
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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2016, 10:34:47 PM »
Cool idea and great execution! It has an almost steampunk/Warhammer feel to it. : :D
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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2016, 12:54:27 AM »
Interesting! :D

How'd you do the left sponson? A few judicious cuts & flip the Lee's sponson by the look of it. You putting a .30cal or two on top? ???

I wouldn't want to be the left-side gunner, squished up against the hull side like that, though. :icon_crap:

Pretty much as you figured - a lot of cutting and flipping upside down and yes 50s or 30s up top!!

You are absolutely right re the gunner in the left-side sponson.  As you can see from my original concept art the gunner would be on the inside but there was no easy way or reversing that particular part.  Now that you have spotted the issue, I am going to have to do something about it... Bugger!  :( ;)
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Offline Claymore

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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2016, 12:54:56 AM »
Cool idea and great execution! It has an almost steampunk/Warhammer feel to it. : :D

Thanks mate.  :)
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Re: M3 Stonewall FSV
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2016, 02:09:33 AM »
The M3 Jackson ('Stonewall') FSV lives!!!  :o



Named for the famous "Stonewall" Jack...Elam.   ;)

Cheers,

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