From China-Vandra Ram II Canadian Sherman conversion - Build

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Postby 2013801 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:32 am

I'm a remote control tank enthusiast from China .Because my English is limited, it is unavoidable to make a statement error.Please forgive me.
I recently got a RAMII tank transformation kit in the form of Web mailing.This kit is made of resin molds.So it looks like he's more fragile.
After two weeks of waiting, I received the package.A simple box is heavy crush.I opened the package with a complex mood.It's just as I expected it to be.
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After communicating with the merchant, he said he wanted to re - mail the body parts.And I'd like to buy other parts by the way.
I didn't get his reply because of poor communication.And he closed the sales channel to China.I want to apologize to Vandra here.
Since I can't contact Vandra again, I can't get his email back.I can only try to repair the car body. It's good that the car body looks like it can be used.
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The restored RAM II components are displayed as follows.

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Then I started building. First, I put two antenna interfaces.

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Then I installed the gun shield.

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I'm going to use the Henglong controller on this tank. Because the Henglong controller is cheaper. So I matched the artillery with the Henglong artillery expansion mechanism.
Because Henglong tanks are produced in China, I can easily get cheap accessories.

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The turret, Henglong telescopic gun system was proved suitable.

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I give the gun turret mounted Henglong pitching mechanism.And install the pitching device locator in the kit.
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Then I installed the hatch of the turret.I bore the hinges of the hatch's lid to make it open.
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The cover of the hatch is closed, and I will dig it through.

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The body after the hatch is dug.

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The hatch hinges on both sides of the car body are hinged.

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For me I'm a dentist, so I used dental stainless steel wire production shaft and body handle.

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Cut the hatch of the rear engine and keep the hatch cover.

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The rotating shaft was made with ABS tube and dental stainless steel wire.

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The driving hatch is made in the same way.Made around the periscope.It is fixed in the inside with a screw.

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Load the Henglong turret rotating server into the front of the body.There is a screw on top of it, this is the driver's periscope fixed.

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In the same way, the machine gun turret is made into an active hatch.

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The open state of all the hatches of a vehicle.

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Postby 2013801 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:51 am

Because I want to use the Henglong controller, I can't use the rudder. I designed a set of mechanical structures to drive the machine gun turret.
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Use computer software to design the components that need to be used.
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Use 3D printing to produce the parts that need to be used.
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A small deceleration motor is selected and purchased.
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Install the components into the car body and debug.
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Postby jarndice » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:01 am

A very warm Welcome to the Forum :thumbup: :wave: :clap: :clap:
Please don't apologise for your English, I would suggest that most of us would be pushed very hard to say more than a few words of Chinese.

You are a BUILDER and I know of no higher praise :thumbup:
A brilliant repair that many when first seeing the damage would have placed in the bin,

I also try to make all the hatches of a build working,
I discovered some years ago that for detailed work I needed fine tools and by accident I discovered a Dental tool supplier on the Web.
I don't need to tell you how useful dental tools are because your detailed work shows that good tools and Skillful use of them can work magic.
If you have any questions please ask and if you have helpful modelling information we would love to read it.
Once again welcome.
Shaun.

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Postby MichaelC » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:38 pm

Great step by step build. Always interesting to see that. Love the mechanical arm for the MG turret !
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Postby PainlessWolf » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:21 pm

Good morning and Welcome to the Forum!
You have done a great and solid job repairing a kit which some folks would have trashed. Being in China and being a tank modeler, you have a leg up on most of us. ( Sort of like fancying Doughnuts and your father owns a Bakery ;o) Very interesting work adapting the mechanics to work the MG turret. Following along!
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Postby midlife306 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:39 pm

Welcome along, nice work
Cheers
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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:48 am

Brilliant work highly engineered model. I applaud your work and your English is very good
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Postby Raminator » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:52 am

Impressive work fixing the damage to the hull, I'm glad you managed to save it. It looks like reassembling a broken egg. You've come up with a brilliant engineering solution for the machinegun turret too, the linkage reminds me of the inside of a car's windscreen wipers!

Louis recently also built this kit, you can see how he tackled this kit here. It might give you some ideas or help you solve some problems.
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Postby Soeren » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:21 am

Great job on the repairs. If the joints aren't strong enough, you could easily reinforce with mesh and epoxy from the inside and being a tank the outside fix with mr surfacer is always a nice option.
The mg turret rotation mechanism looks like Jules Verne.
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Postby 2013801 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:32 pm

Today I fixed the shape of the turret.The turret looks better and smoother.
The turret has a larger appearance than the actual ratio.Because tall so it appears more powerful and imposing. This turret is acceptable except for a few errors on either side.
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Postby 2013801 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:43 pm

Raminator wrote:Impressive work fixing the damage to the hull, I'm glad you managed to save it. It looks like reassembling a broken egg. You've come up with a brilliant engineering solution for the machinegun turret too, the linkage reminds me of the inside of a car's windscreen wipers!

Louis recently also built this kit, you can see how he tackled this kit here. It might give you some ideas or help you solve some problems.

Thank you for your approval. The linkages of the gun turret are really like wipers. It is very interesting to design the mechanical linkage structure.

Louis's RAM II renovation was great and complicated. His height is beyond my reach. I made the kit interesting in other ways. I will continue to complete this transformation project.

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Postby 2013801 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:50 pm

Soeren wrote:Great job on the repairs. If the joints aren't strong enough, you could easily reinforce with mesh and epoxy from the inside and being a tank the outside fix with mr surfacer is always a nice option.
The mg turret rotation mechanism looks like Jules Verne.

Your suggestion inspired me a lot. I can use dental stainless steel wire for internal fixation. I'm glad you like my machine gun turret original.

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Postby 2013801 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:57 pm

jarndice wrote:A very warm Welcome to the Forum :thumbup: :wave: :clap: :clap:
Please don't apologise for your English, I would suggest that most of us would be pushed very hard to say more than a few words of Chinese.

You are a BUILDER and I know of no higher praise :thumbup:
A brilliant repair that many when first seeing the damage would have placed in the bin,

I also try to make all the hatches of a build working,
I discovered some years ago that for detailed work I needed fine tools and by accident I discovered a Dental tool supplier on the Web.
I don't need to tell you how useful dental tools are because your detailed work shows that good tools and Skillful use of them can work magic.
If you have any questions please ask and if you have helpful modelling information we would love to read it.
Once again welcome.
Shaun.


I'm glad I came to a big family. It looks good here. There are many masters here.Their transformation gave me great inspiration. Thank you all.

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Postby 2013801 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:02 pm

MichaelC wrote:Great step by step build. Always interesting to see that. Love the mechanical arm for the MG turret !

I'm glad you like my machine gun tower link. I got inspiration from my son's toy. The design of mechanical linkage is very interesting.

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Postby 2013801 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:07 pm

PainlessWolf wrote:Good morning and Welcome to the Forum!
You have done a great and solid job repairing a kit which some folks would have trashed. Being in China and being a tank modeler, you have a leg up on most of us. ( Sort of like fancying Doughnuts and your father owns a Bakery ;o) Very interesting work adapting the mechanics to work the MG turret. Following along!
regards,
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I am very happy to come to this big family. There are many masters here. Salute them. Pay tribute to all.

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Postby 2013801 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:14 pm

c.rainford73 wrote:Brilliant work highly engineered model. I applaud your work and your English is very good

I'm glad that my English can make you understand. I will complete this model step by step. It's going to be an interesting process.

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Postby 2013801 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:22 pm

midlife306 wrote:Welcome along, nice work
Cheers
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Thank you for your approval. I'll keep trying.
Cheers
The dentist built the tank.

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Postby 2013801 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:50 pm

I used the computer to draw pictures of the turret box.Use 3D printing to print them out.

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Postby 2013801 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:03 pm

I used the computer to draw pictures of the turret box.Use 3D printing to print them out.

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Postby 2013801 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:58 am

Add the Numbers on the turret. Add Chinese blessing to engine hatch cover.
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