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Building A CM-11 (M48H) w ERA ROC Army
Bravo1102
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Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 03:52 PM UTC
It's a knockout pin hole on each link for the AFV club. One could fill it or bevel it down to represent track wear. All these aftermarket tracks are way too crisp, in my opinion, for a serving tank. I put glue on all the end connectors to keep the track from drooping and shifting. Want proper track tension.
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM UTC
The Track is painted and installed.





Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:07 AM UTC
Hi Don,
It's not easy to tell from your photos but it seems like the Bronco tracks are not perfect fits. It reminds of this review pointing out the larger than necessary gap between links: http://www.track-link.com/reviews/2084
So how is the fit?
Bravo1102
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 05:38 PM UTC
Way too much space between links. There simply is not that much clearance between links. You can tell from the location of the wedge bolts in the end connectors.

Took a few wedge bolts and end connectors home when I was in the National Guard. Stash a spare in my CVC bag and would forget about it until next drill.
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Posted: Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Don,
It's not easy to tell from your photos but it seems like the Bronco tracks are not perfect fits. It reminds of this review pointing out the larger than necessary gap between links: http://www.track-link.com/reviews/2084
So how is the fit?


Yeah they don't fit the sprockets right, here's a close up.


I have one more of these without the ERA , I'll try the AFV Club track next time.
Regards
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:44 PM UTC
A little more done, The upper hull , fenders and ERA on the hull are installed.



I'm working on the turret now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 05:44 AM UTC

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Quoted Text

Hi Don,
It's not easy to tell from your photos but it seems like the Bronco tracks are not perfect fits. It reminds of this review pointing out the larger than necessary gap between links: http://www.track-link.com/reviews/2084
So how is the fit?


Yeah they don't fit the sprockets right, here's a close up.

I have one more of these without the ERA , I'll try the AFV Club track next time.
Regards
Donald



Thanks for posting that Donald, I think I'll stay away from that particular set of Bronco tracks.
kunjuro
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Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 07:25 AM UTC
Nice, clean build so far! Keep up the good work. I haven't seen this in our LHS yet. Want to build the version with ERA.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 02:38 AM UTC
I have some work on the Turret finished, here are the Pics.




OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 02:42 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 02:46 AM UTC




That's all for now.
Donald
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 01:15 AM UTC
curious, did any other countries use this version of this tank?
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 02:39 AM UTC

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curious, did any other countries use this version of this tank?



No
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Posted: Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 09:03 AM UTC
That looks like a very nice rendering of the Urdan cupola.... which makes me think this kit is a treasure trove of goodies to finish up a lot of projects I have laying around half-started.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 01:26 AM UTC

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That looks like a very nice rendering of the Urdan cupola.... which makes me think this kit is a treasure trove of goodies to finish up a lot of projects I have laying around half-started.



Ther's a lot of nice parts for other versions , it's just the Track that sucks.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 02:54 AM UTC
Here is the ERA assembly and the mounts.

You just line up the tiny pins with the dimples.



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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 02:59 AM UTC




OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 03:04 AM UTC

I trimmed the small dimples off the mounting posts it's easier th line them up.


OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC




Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 07:37 PM UTC
I have the rear Basket installed along with the tow cables.
I had trouble getting the parts to line up, I must have screwed up here.




Now for some more painting.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 02:56 PM UTC
Great looking build, keep up the good work.
mogdude
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 07:20 PM UTC
what Mfg green paint are you using on the lower and wheels ? looking good am following as this is a favorite
GTDeath13
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Posted: Friday, March 02, 2018 - 07:42 PM UTC
Looks like Takom followed Dragon's approach to the engineering of the basket. Not my favorite...

The rest of the kit engineering looks really nice though and the hint to remove the dimples on the attachment points of the ERA proved helpful.
bat-213
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
great build very nice and clean ,well done .
rfbaer
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
LOTS of good info here. I just ordered the non-ERA version at a deal, to get the hull and running gear for an IDF project, but the turret looks good too, thinking another project?