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Colombian Army M8 with Quad Gun .50 AA
Mendes
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:34 PM UTC
You are right Ryan, not even this small piece is good and usable.

I will solve this as soon as possible.

Thanks
Tank1812
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:56 PM UTC
Good catch on the missing detail. The resin part looks to big to me.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:21 PM UTC
Hi guys,

It's been some time since my last posts here, my apologies. I was involved with other projects like my Marder III DAK.

Well, the new diesel engine deck was finished and I also added some pieces on the rear of the vehicle. As I said, the diesel engine deck from MR Modellbau resin conversion has some errors and was not used, except a small part that I cut...









Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 08:54 AM UTC

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Hi Ryan, I thank your concern. For logistical reasons (payment and shipping) I think it is very complicated for me take one from Mike.

I have no idea of the measures...It should look like Hemtt front air brake I think.

Many thanks Ryan





I understand, hopefully it will be useful for someone else doing this project.
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:45 AM UTC
Hi Ryan, I thank your concern. For logistical reasons (payment and shipping) I think it is very complicated for me take one from Mike.

I have no idea of the measures...It should look like Hemtt front air brake I think.

Many thanks Ryan


Tank1812
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:52 PM UTC
Cesar,

I ordered the parts anyway. Except for the second nut, I think the parts would work. At least I will be using them for my build.

Tank1812
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Posted: Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37 AM UTC
Cesar,

The shapeway designer is a member here, maybe Mike can modify the part.

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=245315&page=47#2285785

Do you have any measurements?

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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC
Colin, Patrick, Roy and James, I appreciate the encouragement from all of you.


Ryan about the brake cylinders, your idea is very good and it would make my job easier, because the Hemmt front axle air brakes are very similar to the Colombian M8. Either way, it is difficult to get one of these items, and they would need to undergo some changes. So I'm going to scratchbuild a new one.

Look the Hemtt front air brake and and those used in the M8:






What do you think guys?
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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 07:22 PM UTC
Definitely a creative build! Thanks for sharing. Very interesting to see that a WWII relic is still being used nicely in a modern day.
Tank1812
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:36 PM UTC
I keep thinking about the brake cylinders and how to make them. I saw this https://www.shapeways.com/product/UWGL7XN6U/1-35-hemtt-brake-cylinders-msp35-027?optionId=61301053 and I am wondering if they can be used or if they would be too big? I am assume it would just use the small cylinders for the M8 rear. Any thoughts?
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 11:15 AM UTC
your build is looking very cool,great work .
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC
That is too cool!
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 01:59 AM UTC
Always interested to see AA funnies, this one looks interesting. neat build so far
Mendes
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 01:10 AM UTC
Many thanks folks. More news soon as possible.

Cheers
Tank1812
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 12:22 PM UTC
The guns look great on the vehicle. Look forward to the next update.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 05:45 PM UTC
Excellent stuff ,and a really clean build. Loving it!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC
Very cool project. I look forward to following your progress. Very nice so far!

Mendes
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Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:58 AM UTC
More progress Ryan...I adapted the base of the quad on the upper structure of the hull:






The wheels and the new exhaust muffler on place:






A gasoline engine power driven charger and the battery located in the rear of the mount...I'm added some little details in scratch, but later I realized that they were not used in the actual vehicle:










More progress with the machine gun mount (dry fit in most parts). I really liked it a lot, the first test with the gun mount exceeded my expectations:












That“s all for now folks...
Tank1812
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 09:02 AM UTC

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Folks, excuse me a long absence...

Ryan, no dia but the measures are 4 mm x 12 mm.

New photos coming soon.



Thanks Ceasar. Look forward to the updates.
Mendes
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:21 AM UTC
Folks, excuse me a long absence...

Ryan, no dia but the measures are 4 mm x 12 mm.

New photos coming soon.
Tank1812
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC
Thanks. It's been awhile since I looked at the plastic. I will be following as I have a M20 that I can use. The turret deck appears to be easy enough to scratch. What is dia and length of exhaust?
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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 01:08 AM UTC

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Cesar, that looks great. How did you remove that deck so cleanly and what are the height measurements you used to lift the engine covers?



Many thanks Ryan.

Tamiya made my job easier, because the kit brings the separate engine covers (parts C3 and C4), unlike the Italeri M8. So, I just cut the center arm with the hinges and glued it all together...and voilą! A clean build indeed.

I used as the initial template the MR Model resin diesel engine deck only for the front height (4 milimiters); back height 5 milimeters.

All the best,
Cesar

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Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC

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Looking good so far. Can't wait to see this done. The TOW version looks good as well.



I thank your interest
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Tank1812
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Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 03:38 PM UTC
Cesar, that looks great. How did you remove that deck so cleanly and what are the height measurements you used to lift the engine covers?