Soviet M4A2 (75) Sherman

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Oct 16, 2021 8:26 am

Thanks mate, I will read that right now ;)
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Postby MonsieurTox » Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:24 pm

Love it very much ! Great job !

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Postby Kaczor » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:01 pm

Thanks. Except upper hull and gerarbox, nohing from original Heng Long left. ;) Thanks to Christmas discount on Torro Shop I've bought Taigen lower hull and bogies. Mato tracks have to be used with mato sprockets. Electronics was borrowed from another project for testing.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:52 pm

Don't know how I missed this. Excellent job Mr Kaczor :clap: :clap:

Do you find those Mato sprockets a bit of a lose fit on the ends of those Heng Long shafts before fitting the raining screws?
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Postby Kaczor » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:04 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Do you find those Mato sprockets a bit of a lose fit on the ends of those Heng Long shafts before fitting the raining screws?

Yes. There is a little wobble. Ultimately there will be Taigen steel gearbox, we will see if there will be any difference.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:15 pm

I believe the Taigen shafts are a slight bit larger in diameter.
I've noticed those Mato sprockets are able to cause the screw to come undone while attached to Heng Long shafts, the load of driving back and forth can cause the sprockets to turn back and forth on the shafts, which unlocks the screw. Not always, but mostly the left hand side when it does.
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Postby Kaczor » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:34 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:I've noticed those Mato sprockets are able to cause the screw to come undone while attached to Heng Long shafts, the load of driving back and forth can cause the sprockets to turn back and forth on the shafts, which unlocks the screw. Not always, but mostly the left hand side when it does.

It happened to me too. Also Taigen Sherman roadwheels tends to unscrew. Now I'm using thread glue everywhere.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:41 pm

Oh, not had that with the Taigen Sherman road wheels yet, but I'll take that warning, thanks :thumbup:

Are your rear engine deck grills 3D printed? And if yes, where are they from please.
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Postby Kaczor » Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:33 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Are your rear engine deck grills 3D printed? And if yes, where are they from please.

I draw them and printed myself. I put them on Thingiverse.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:5200784/files

Also somebody sells full deck plate on Shapeways:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/62D2U ... arketplace
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:41 pm

Awesome, thank you very much young man :thumbup:
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Postby RiskyR » Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:49 pm

Very nice to see a rarely modelled variant of the Sherman! Well done ;-)

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