1/6 Sherman M4A3E4 project.

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Postby Biasphere1 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:00 am

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Fairly well along on this project , I'd messed up my log in and only just now got it right lol.
I'm posting up a few shots mid build because of that .
I sprayed a light thin coat of Olive drab to all the facing surfaces for the photo op , still didn't come out that well if you spray a heavier coat I found the Drab goes a real deep hue and looks fantastic . If you can see between the turret bustle and the can of spray paint you'll see a dark patch, that is not a shadow it's the effect I mentioned .
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Postby Biasphere1 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:01 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk_oMvHpLHk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlsnt8mDWBk
The drive is amazingly super quiet .

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/nqooYU4JJOw
I've got to go have a back operation so I won't post up for a little bit ,am posting up a few Q's in the CLark section if anyone can set me straight a little too.
Will have my laptop so can answer any questions too .
Cheers .

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Postby Biasphere1 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:04 pm

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This is what I'm building but in Olive Drab like the line drawing .. I have STL's for the barrel to be made to a 76mm .

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:03 pm

What a spectacular sherman!
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Postby Biasphere1 » Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:59 am

c.rainford73 wrote:What a spectacular sherman!

Thank you Sir appreciated .
If I'm allowed to say that there is a build log on the Tank section over at RCUniverse you can have a Dory at I will say that . lol
Cheers mate .

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:42 am

Absolutely you can mention other forums mate, it’s the
Hobby we all share that keeps us interested regardless of where it’s shown. :thumbup:
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Postby Biasphere1 » Sun Aug 07, 2022 4:10 am

HERMAN BIX wrote:Absolutely you can mention other forums mate, it’s the
Hobby we all share that keeps us interested regardless of where it’s shown. :thumbup:

Cheers mate , you're an Aussie from memory in SEQ(yup just checked) ,I think you and I both missed the ARMORFEST up here because of COVID or I missed it as I was flooded in or something .
I'll be in Brissy for a back op very soon ,but if you like I could look you up IRL before that .PMK me if you like .
Br great to put a name to a face mate.
Cheers and THX.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:59 am

Biasphere1 wrote:
HERMAN BIX wrote:Absolutely you can mention other forums mate, it’s the
Hobby we all share that keeps us interested regardless of where it’s shown. :thumbup:

Cheers mate , you're an Aussie from memory in SEQ(yup just checked) ,I think you and I both missed the ARMORFEST up here because of COVID or I missed it as I was flooded in or something .
I'll be in Brissy for a back op very soon ,but if you like I could look you up IRL before that .PMK me if you like .
Br great to put a name to a face mate.
Cheers and THX.


Well.................. :think: I'm a Kiwi..................but thats ok, It would be cool to meet you & put a face to the name .
let me make a plan
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Postby Biasphere1 » Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:17 pm

Awesome , I'll have my itinerary soon so we can figure out the logistics.
Cheers mate .

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Postby oddballseattle » Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:58 am

Looking great!! looks like you are using spyker also for the RC conversion. I am building Oddball's tank myself. I am working on the turret with the recoil action but don't know how to program that in my controller. Are you doing the recoil for the barrel?
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Postby Biasphere1 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:14 am

I have a video up here of my barrel recoil check it .
If you are using a Clark board with a servo it's usually J2 and it works straight out of the box, just plug and play but use a quality high torque/speed servo for that recoil hit like in real life a digital servo you can adjust to super fast recoil and set the return speed how you like it . If you're just using a physical thru the RX use the flap servo and same use a good servo. If you're just going thru a RX use a Helo setting as you could get all sorts of pop up effects with the extra channels and probably use the receiver/gyro for the 2 plane system the later Shermans had .

Cheers mate .

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Postby BarryC » Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:32 pm

oddballseattle wrote:Looking great!! looks like you are using spyker also for the RC conversion. I am building Oddball's tank myself. I am working on the turret with the recoil action but don't know how to program that in my controller. Are you doing the recoil for the barrel?


Mr. Biasphere,

I see that it looks like you cut in half and spliced back together the lower (pink) hull stiffeners. Would you share your reason? :think: I ask because I have the Spyker sets for my 1/6 Dragon kit.

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Postby Biasphere1 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:47 pm

BarryC wrote:
oddballseattle wrote:Looking great!! looks like you are using spyker also for the RC conversion. I am building Oddball's tank myself. I am working on the turret with the recoil action but don't know how to program that in my controller. Are you doing the recoil for the barrel?


Mr. Biasphere,

I see that it looks like you cut in half and spliced back together the lower (pink) hull stiffeners. Would you share your reason? :think: I ask because I have the Spyker sets for my 1/6 Dragon kit.

Barry

That's not my tank mate that's Oddballs's I think.
This is mine if it helps ?
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Postby Kaczor » Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:05 am

Nice project but why this particular (post-war) version?
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Postby Biasphere1 » Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:12 am

Kaczor wrote:Nice project but why this particular (post-war) version?

With the kit provided the parts I can make with the 3D printer , it's attainable .
It's more than that as I've got the M4A3 Chrysler sound pack and some of these were obviously Chrysler builds
And just because I like it I guess. I can keep it an M4A3 75W for now and a change of paint and add a barrel and it's there swap out an engine cover for a M4 of some sort basically any large hatch welded chassis .
Cheers .
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Postby B_Man » Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:18 am

That looks great. I would love to have a 1/6 scale tank one day and this looks like a much more affordable and easier to build option than going the Armortek route.
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Postby BarryC » Tue Aug 09, 2022 12:44 pm

Biasphere1 wrote:
BarryC wrote:
oddballseattle wrote:Looking great!! looks like you are using spyker also for the RC conversion. I am building Oddball's tank myself. I am working on the turret with the recoil action but don't know how to program that in my controller. Are you doing the recoil for the barrel?


Mr. Biasphere,

I see that it looks like you cut in half and spliced back together the lower (pink) hull stiffeners. Would you share your reason? :think: I ask because I have the Spyker sets for my 1/6 Dragon kit.

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That's not my tank mate that's Oddballs's I think.
This is mine if it helps ?


OOPS!!! Sorry :{
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Postby Biasphere1 » Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:33 pm

OOPS!!! Sorry :{[/quote]

No issue at all mate .
Did you print your parts or did you buy them from Ryan ?
I think what happens at that centre join for the hull stabilizers is some printers aren't big enough to print a complete stay so they do one at a a time then join them (I think) I have a huge printer so I'm good .
I'm printing right now I threw an idler arm out my fault , I'm a little ham fisted and where the hex rod received in the idler arm it broke .lol
Cheers .
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Postby Biasphere1 » Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:00 pm

B_Man wrote:That looks great. I would love to have a 1/6 scale tank one day and this looks like a much more affordable and easier to build option than going the Armortek route.


It's always going to be a plastic tank though , super light duty and they need quite a bit of reinforcing .The plastic tanks need to have the body sound deadened as they make a quite distinctive sound and it's terrible. The speaker though turned upside down and facing the floor bottom makes a really good deep sound though some upticks and some not so much upticks lol.
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Postby oddballseattle » Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:37 pm

Biasphere1 wrote:OOPS!!! Sorry :{


No issue at all mate .
Did you print your parts or did you buy them from Ryan ?
I think what happens at that centre join for the hull stabilizers is some printers aren't big enough to print a complete stay so they do one at a a time then join them (I think) I have a huge printer so I'm good .
I'm printing right now I threw an idler arm out my fault , I'm a little ham fisted and where the hex rod received in the idler arm it broke .lol
Cheers .[/quote]


Yeah, my printer was not big enough, so I had to splice. It works fine this way.

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