Scratch build US Army "Scout" Armoured recon vehicle XM800 T

Postby Sub » Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:23 pm

Hi,
A couple of short vids showing the gun elevation and depression and how i achieved it if anyones interested.
The second link shows the telescopic linkage.
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https://youtu.be/ET14GZWW_9w

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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:45 pm

I start with a question, why would we not be interest. Your works are something to be in awe of and this one is no exception. Another top notch piece of engineering

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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:00 pm

Yes, this video was short and clearly showed how you set up the gun elevation. I learn from these, so I (and likely others) are interested. Thank you.
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Postby Sub » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:59 pm

Hi.
Glad you found it useful, a different way of elevation etc for sure.

Added the additional gunners turret side armour and the hull front additional armour plus the 2 side opening doors
( concealed hinges are all on the inside.)
Also added 360 degree rotaion to the turret.

Now to work out the secondary armourment of the gunners MG, this is on a circular raised platform above the hatch, it will have to be in 3 pieces as there is a commanders periscope built into it plus the gunners hatch hinges pass through the ring when the hatch is opened.
Then the 2 hatches, these are huge and dome shaped, so will have to cast these from resin i think to get the shape.
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Postby Sub » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:41 pm

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Postby Sub » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:27 pm

Engine deck and cooling grills started.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:55 pm

Good grief Charlie Brown!!!
Huge amount of work and it’s easy to see the results.
What mesh did you use for the covers ? One type has a very tight & wave’y weave.
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Postby Sub » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:17 pm

Hi Mr Bix.
Thank you for your continued interest and feed back.
Which mesh are you refering to plse.
The brass one is well brass mesh picked up at a model engineering show, the silver one is stainless steel mesh.
Cheers.
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Postby Sub » Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:20 pm

Rear troop door started, it is quite large.
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Postby Sub » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:23 pm

Door hinges added
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Postby Sub » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:21 pm

Stainless steel 1mm diameter hinge pins made.
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Postby Sub » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:10 pm

Hinge pins fitted
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Postby Sub » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:21 pm

Turret side aerial base mounts added
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Postby BarryC » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:40 pm

Fantastic work, sharp and precise. :clap:

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Postby Sub » Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:42 pm

Thank you Barry for your continued interest and comments, as there doesn't appear to be much interest in modern IFV's here so it is appreciated.
Here are the Commanders and Gunners hatches, a tricky design, so they were cast in resin to get the shape and Brass and Styrene used for the hinges, not perfect but good enough i feel.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:51 pm

Fantastic work :clap: :clap:

I think you're correct Mr Sub, people are not so much into modern armour, especially vehicles that aren't in the limelight and they know nothing about, I guess I'm one such person.
But I do look in. Not knowing the vehicle stops me making constructive comments like, "are you doing this next", "how you going to tackle that", or "Will you need to turn the other?"
I just sit back and admire your patience fuelled skills and make an odd praising comment that would get boring after I've repeated it multiple times ;)

You are doing a terrific job, carry on :thumbup: :clap:
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Postby Tiger6 » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:06 pm

^ This. There is only so many times that you can say "that looks great" before you start sounding like a broken record ;)

I for one hope to see this up close at the Blackpool show, when ever they allow us to do such things again :crazy:

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Postby Sub » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:57 pm

Cheers Chaps, just didn't want to keep banging on if it wasn't of interest, any how back on to it.
Added the hatches and some " bump stops " for when they are fully back open.
Added some small plastic fillets for "weld" at all the engine cover hatch opening hinges/ brackets etc...
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:05 am

Remarkable ;)
Is that an anti-slip surface on that section of the deck(where the mesh is) ?
If so what did you use ?
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Postby Sub » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:06 pm

Hi.
No its not anti slip its just overspray, the anti slip coating ( if i can reproduce it good enpugh will be added towards the end, i have something in mind for that.)

Added the rear deck engine removable panel, it goes right back and forms the roof of the troop compartment, also added the central rear towing eye and some rear hull lifting eyes.
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