My Abrams

Postby Meter rat » Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:29 pm

Made a start on my Abrams. Which will never be in the same league as Barry C’s
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First, this really annoyed me.
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So I did this.
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Decided to make some new tow ropes and to attach them in a more realistic fashion.
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Made some new handles. Slight improvement. I just don’t have the patience or any clear pictures. May have a go at something better.
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Finally opened this out. I will have a go at making a fan for it.
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Postby BarryC » Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:52 pm

Good start! :thumbup:

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Postby Meter rat » Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:50 pm

Thank you Barry. It was reading your post that gave me the inspiration to start. I am new to this 1/16 dc modelling, so will be referring to your build, in the hope of producing a stand off scale model. One that looks good from 3m.

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Postby BarryC » Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:58 pm

Meter rat wrote:Thank you Barry. It was reading your post that gave me the inspiration to start. I am new to this 1/16 dc modelling, so will be referring to your build, in the hope of producing a stand off scale model. One that looks good from 3m.


It's just a matter of doing it. You will make a few mistakes along the way but it will be a learning experience. Those experiences serve to make you a better modeler. :thumbup:

I have a number of 1st and 2nd failures for many of the parts I've made for my Abrams. ;)

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Postby Meter rat » Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:59 pm

Going from no real idea of what I wanted to do on this, so I was jumping from one job to another, with out really doing anything successfully, and I was doing more damage. I sat down and formulated a plan Over the week. I got my big boy pants on, hid the whisky, re-read Barry’s post, and took the tank apart to make working on it easier. I have unashamedly stolen Ideas. I want 360 rotation of the turret, take out the BB mechanism, replace as much moulded details with wire where possible. Managed to get a bit done on some small details.
Advice on a slip ring, is there a plug and play one I could use, or will I have to do lots of soldering?
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Postby BarryC » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:15 pm

Meter rat wrote:I got my big boy pants on, hid the whisky, re-read Barry’s post, and took the tank apart to make working on it easier. I have unashamedly stolen Ideas.



Looking good so far. :thumbup: :thumbup:

I'm not sure I would put the "Whisky" away just yet! ;)

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