Ammo crates

Postby Will01Capri » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:23 am

Hi Guys I am making some ammo crates for our battlefields but making in scale is very difficult as I cannot find dimensions. Does anyone have anything rough dimension wise?
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:16 am

Ammo crates will vary in size according to the ammo they contained and the country of origin. I have some scale German Flak 36 88mm cases, Pak 40 75mm cases and 120mm mortar cases. I am happy to measure these if it would be helpful.
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:33 am

Thanks for the info:)
Yes please if you could measure that be perfect. I have many pictures of crates but nothing to gauge size.
I also making so I have 1/16 crates in my wpl truck bed to hide electrics :)
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:09 am

Flak 36 88mm l 59.5mm x w 25.0 x h 11.7
Pak 40 75mm l 54.2mm x w 16.5 x h 11.8
120mm mortar l 46.7mm x w 22.1 x h 12.5
The latter has rope handles.

The measurement may be one or two tenths out - it all depends how hard I squeeze the calipers. If required, I can photograph the cases.
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Postby Jussek » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:26 am

mornig chaps

if you talk about german crates, here you are:

http://wehrmachts.kisten.free.fr/

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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:45 pm

What are you making them out of, Will? One of my first projects (if the printer ever gets here) will be crates to hide electronics in trucks, and I might even try the wood filament, depending on the advice I get here.
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:36 pm

Great info guys and that is very much for dimensions
Wooden strips, mixing sticks and other scrap wood. Little brass or nylon hinges for dolls houses or model planes. Not gone route of 3d print as yet so it more hands on scratch build
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Postby midlife306 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:18 am

This guy on eBay looks quite cheap
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:51 pm

Rough & ready and will require work, but for 15mins I happy. Just need get some pictures so I make them look more realistic.
https://flic.kr/p/21aynDz
Tried out in truck bed for size :)
https://flic.kr/p/Eo6Xpj
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:53 pm

Just in case it wasn't perfectly obvious I received my order for a few thousand mixing sticks of different lengths & widths so I can build stuff for the scale RC playground hehe
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:25 pm

My 3D printer should be here tomorrow, and I think crates would be a nice shape for a newbie. If I can get them right in plastic, they make wood filament that totally intrigues me. 3D printed wood! I'm scared it might kill me 'cause now I really have seen everything! :O :haha: 8)

Now I have a lot to learn about a great many subjects. Alwyn was spot on when he said owning the thing is only about 20%. The rest is making it do what you want it to.
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Postby midlife306 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:34 pm

Yep, 20% ownership & 80% witchcraft


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Postby midlife306 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:39 pm

Oh Gary, I have STL files for a crate that houses 2off 18650 batteries, well handy for powering stuff on the truck.
PM me your email & I’ll sent it you tomorrow
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Postby Max-U52 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:52 pm

Wayne was kind enough to send me some ammo crate files, so once I get rolling I'll start with those, and then venture down the long path that leads to my own designs. I feel an education coming on! 8)

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