PRINTED RENAULT R35 turrets

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:51 pm

Gday lads
After two printed Renault R35 turrets.
Just basic for static battle field bunkers.
Any version, no fuss needed .
Thanks
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Postby midlife306 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:53 pm

https://www.stlfinder.com/model/renault ... Lq/7432547
I can help in a couple of week if still necessary
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Postby Tiger6 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:59 pm

It still on my to-do list Herman... let me get this weekends show out of the way with and I'll be able to clear the decks and get on with it.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:06 pm

Thanks fellas. How about do one each !!!
Roughly is fine, only low budget static bunkers so no need for exquisite finish.
I’m more than happy to putty & sand.
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Postby Tiger6 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:10 pm

The printing shouldn't take long, it will be the CAD that takes the time - that turret isn't as symetrical as it looks...

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:41 am

Would a Char B one be easier ?
Not fussed on which but definitely don’t want the FT 17 one
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Postby RobW » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:35 am

Can you strip the CAD out of WoT? Then merge/unite to suit printing?

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Postby Tiger6 » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:51 pm

I don't think the 47mm turret is a whole lot different to the 37mm one - if memory serves they were both produced by the same company/ state arsenal?

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Postby Tiger6 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:17 am

Had a few hours to play with this, not 100% there with the shape but I suspect that I'm not going to improve on it much...

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Postby lmcq11 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:55 am

You might be interested in this resin Renault turret instead

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Renault-Stellu ... SwC3ZdrdKT

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:39 am

Tiger6 wrote:Had a few hours to play with this, not 100% there with the shape but I suspect that I'm not going to improve on it much...

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If its not a bagillon dollars, its good enough for me.
The versions from Kirin that have been suggested are great, but for what I need, a simple printed and cheap unit will suffice.
Good work Mr Tiger6, appreciate your time & patience !
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Postby Tiger6 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:39 pm

Do you want me to print and post Herman, or do you have a local source that can do it for you?

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:52 pm

Tiger6 wrote:Do you want me to print and post Herman, or do you have a local source that can do it for you?

No local source here I’m afraid.
How close to the Kirin pics is your version ?
That cupola looks like it might be hard to get right as well.
Perhaps I was too ambitious to hope for a quick simple project?
Don’t want to cause you any stress for what’s going to be a bit of scenery .
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Postby Tiger6 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:06 am

No stress, it was on my to-do list anyway ;)

The coupola looks simple enough when compared with finding the time to sit down for a solid few hours and to play around with the angles of the turret sides. I think I'm about there now - I but haven't checked the turret roof measurements yet, so that could all be a case of famous last words...

I'm working off a 1/35 Bronco kit which looks pretty good compared with photo's available online. As neither of us are likely to find ourselves in Saumur with a tape measure anytime soon, I think we can safely call it 'close enough' :shh:

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:53 am

Near enough for me !!
I have a stash of polystyrene yo use up making the bunkers
Top job that man :thumbup:
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Postby Tiger6 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:57 pm

As predicted, when I checked the turret roof width I discovered that the turret sides should lean in a little more. Trouble is when I got the top of the turret roof where I wanted it, the sides didn't look right anymore :/

I've saved that effort off in a different file, maybe I'll come back to it later when I figure out what I need to tweak to make it all work, but at the end of the day its only making the turret roof narrower by 3mm - anybody wishing to argue over such a small discrepancy will be invited to do better... :yawn:

So, todays progress:

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Tomorrow I'll crack on with the gun, vision ports, and commanders hatch.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:35 pm

Oh trust me, anyone starts on a dimensional finger pointing exercise will have it snapped off & bashed in their clacker !
Looks so much better than the FT17 unit for a bunker by far.
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Postby Tiger6 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:33 pm

Done a little more...

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:12 am

Nailed it !!
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