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HengLong M1A2 - build #01!

Postby pininy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:03 pm

My first M1A2 and I'm going to start posting my build thread and mods here. Not as detailed, but trying to make a good mod!

Just upgraded my Metal Tracks, Road Wheels, Idler, sprocket, return wheels all alloy. Tracks with rubber pads on both side too!

System - the China, CS-TK16 with TK16-SWB gun stabilizer.

First off - Debonding time.

Got to finally use my Z-7 Debonder after more than 10 years in storage! haha!

Here's the results!
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Postby pininy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:22 pm

Had some time to upgrade the return wheel (is that what you call it/=)? bearings and alloy.
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Postby BarryC » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:34 pm

Welcome to the "Abrams Platoon"! :thumbup:

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Postby pininy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:48 pm

BarryC wrote:Welcome to the "Abrams Platoon"! :thumbup:

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Thanks Barry!
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Postby pininy » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:57 pm

Here's some other work I've completed recently.

had it 3D printed.
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Postby midlife306 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:09 am

Lovely piece of work
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Postby nexusys » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:18 am

Yess!!!! Another Abrams build.

Barry, we should have a battalion by now. :haha:

pininy wrote:Here's some other work I've completed recently.

had it 3D printed.


Interesting. Never seen 3d build for this part before. :thumbup:
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Postby Tiger111 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:53 am

Hey great M1A2 Abrams! I always had a special place in my heart for these beasts..... and this tank is the one my relative operated during Operation Iraqi Freedom, a very useful time for the tank indeed.Not to mention this also is the same RC tank I've been trying to urge my brother to get, I've been trying to get him into the hobby ever since my first purchase :haha:
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Postby pininy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:46 am

Thanks, guys!

here are some batch prints of my jerry cans! now I can choose which scale to print :-)

and a resin figure that looks like The Grand Tour presenter? Jeremy Clarkson?
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Postby BarryC » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:46 pm

Pininy,

Your build is coming along nicely! :thumbup: :thumbup: Are you going to space both of the return rollers the same as on the actual tank?
I am still uncertain if I am going to change mine, I am a little concerned about the weight of the metal tracks.

Nice XM-153 Remote Weapon Station; any thoughts of making it available? I have a M1A2 SEP planned as a future build and will be needing one.
There may be others here that may also be interested.

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Postby pininy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:51 pm

BarryC wrote:Pininy,

Your build is coming along nicely! :thumbup: :thumbup: Are you going to space both of the return rollers the same as on the actual tank?
I am still uncertain if I am going to change mine, I am a little concerned about the weight of the metal tracks.

Nice XM-153 Remote Weapon Station; any thoughts of making it available? I have a M1A2 SEP planned as a future build and will be needing one.
There may be others here that may also be interested.

Barry


Thanks, Barry! I had the return wheel upgraded to alloy because my plastic wheel broke when it arrived. Not likely moving I've not done any reinforcing for the hull yet - maybe? Looking for aluminum L plates and some form of cross members.

As for the XM-153, don't think it's accurate. I eyeball the dimension from photographs on the net.

Just bought a 1/35 MX-153 just to have a look at the object and planning to draft another one - still waiting for it to arrive.

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Postby pininy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:23 am

here's a closer look at my Mx-153.

some of the details are enlarged due to the limitation of the 3D printer(Cubicon single) because the nozzle will not be able to print that thin and fine.

maybe a resin printer on Form2 should be able to print, I have not prepped that yet.

I will, however, try to get the measurement from the 1/35 MX-153 shamelessly when it arrived.

Then use the form2 to print resin :-)
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Postby nexusys » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:13 am

BarryC wrote:Pininy,

Your build is coming along nicely! :thumbup: :thumbup: Are you going to space both of the return rollers the same as on the actual tank?
I am still uncertain if I am going to change mine, I am a little concerned about the weight of the metal tracks.

Nice XM-153 Remote Weapon Station; any thoughts of making it available? I have a M1A2 SEP planned as a future build and will be needing one.
There may be others here that may also be interested.

Barry



Found this http://goods.ruten.com.tw/item/show?217 ... 354#qa&p=1

I dont know whether the cost of $850 including the tank or just XM153 by it self. :wtf:
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:27 am

I think that will be in Hong Kong dollars. Current exchange rate is 1 x HK$= £0.098
So HK$ 850 is just short of £85..
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Postby pininy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:09 pm

midlife306 wrote:I think that will be in Hong Kong dollars. Current exchange rate is 1 x HK$= £0.098
So HK$ 850 is just short of £85..
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That's in Taiwan dollars, =< £22
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:10 pm

Awesome, close but no cigar


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Postby nexusys » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:07 am

pininy wrote:
midlife306 wrote:I think that will be in Hong Kong dollars. Current exchange rate is 1 x HK$= £0.098
So HK$ 850 is just short of £85..
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That's in Taiwan dollars, =< £22



22 GBP =37 AUD.. not bad considering this is the only one out there.
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Postby BarryC » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:45 pm

That is not a bad price IF the quality and level of detail meet your needs.

Looking at the photos it "looks" pretty good under a coat of paint but I would like to see some closeups of the unpainted product. :think:

Right now my plan is to scratch build mine. :)

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Postby BarryC » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:47 pm

Nexusys,

Where did you acquire the resin figure; who manufactured it?

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Postby nexusys » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:09 am

BarryC wrote:Nexusys,

Where did you acquire the resin figure; who manufactured it?

Barry



Sorry Barry, which resin figure are you referring to? Never have one? :wtf:
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