1/16 WCP RC Models Pak40 Towable & Poseable

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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:39 pm

I have been working on a 1/16 Pak40 for sometime now, its almost sorted now, just tweaking a few parts for strength and durability. I know it will still be tweaked for weeks, months and years to come. But it has been an enjoyable process

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i am making a couple with 3d printed tyres and after that i may do some with custom rubber tyres.
The legs fold in and out and have locks for pinning them together if being towed. There are also locking pins for the arms
There are lifting and folding personnel arms near the ground buckets. The main gun is mounted on a large bearing and then the other moving parts are bushes with brass. It elevates & rotates slightly, the armour shield moves up and down with elevation. THe barrel can be pulled back into recoil position for towing and the front shield folds up and down.
The wheels have dual sets of bearings in them and the suspension arms have mounted torsion springs for fully independent working suspension.

In time i will make it really recoil, but i have now decided to move on with some other projects as that will do for now.
Need my wife to get it painted up next to really show it off :)
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:03 pm

Great job. I have a Vandra kit version. This one looks so much better
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:09 pm

silversurfer1947 wrote:Great job. I have a Vandra kit version. This one looks so much better

Many thanks for your kind words, alot of hours in modelling and building various prototypes. I going to look out the Vandra kit now to see how it compares on detail :)
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:11 pm

More pictures to show more details
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Postby xhelfix » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:30 am

Hi,

looks realy gooood!
Thanks for showing.

Greetz, Andy
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Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:09 pm

The detail is very impressive, great job.
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:14 pm

Thanks guys

If i am lucky enough to get some cheap flights and tickets sorted, i may bring a couple of my models to Dortmund, but otherwise i still plan on being there again this year as last year was great fun

The detail i think looks ok with the added structures i make with hardware to make sure the model is more robust and useable. I like things to work as best they can for a model, so everything moves
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Postby williamthedog » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:31 pm

Looks great to me. A lot of patience involved. :thumbup:
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Postby Jarlath » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:44 pm

Looks good. You must have really tweaked the settings to get that to print so well..
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:20 pm

Jarlath wrote:Looks good. You must have really tweaked the settings to get that to print so well..

It took a while, Ender3 and Cr10s4 pla only. Print max 0.1 and 0.05 on small parts. Used various nozzles etc

I need to add up total print time. But I think it equates to more than 1 week. Totally worth it though
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Postby Will01Capri » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:21 pm

williamthedog wrote:Looks great to me. A lot of patience involved. :thumbup:

I'm good at patience thankfully lol
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:13 pm

Excellent work Will, it looks fantastic :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:23 am

Thanks Lee :)


Here's a quick video
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Postby Jimster » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:37 am

So many great features! Love the suspension and all the other moving parts. Very impressive model.

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Postby Max-U52 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:51 am

When you get that new Ender printin' TPU the first thing you should do is see if that wonderful wife of yours would be up for painting half a dozen or so, and see if you can't make a few quid. As our buddy Rad would say, I bet they'd sell like hot bread! 8)
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:51 am

Absolutely fantastic work. Like I said before, knocks my Vandra model into a cocked hat!
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:27 pm

Hell of an achievement mate, and robust too.
Yep, hot cakes, especially when one of them could be mated onto a Pz 38 to make a Marder III !
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:42 pm

Max-U52 wrote:When you get that new Ender printin' TPU the first thing you should do is see if that wonderful wife of yours would be up for painting half a dozen or so, and see if you can't make a few quid. As our buddy Rad would say, I bet they'd sell like hot bread! 8)

Sold 12!
Doing just that, but i have 4 printing out with TPU tyres which i owe my thanks to Wayne for.
The 2nd version is using rubber tyres. Its a hell of a job as they take age to clean up of support. Even just tonight i am re-designing the folding legs as we were breaking some in the clean up, so that means it was still a little fragile.
I think we are on version 8 so far and i will not release a single one until we have checked checked and double checked they are good.
This time i need to remember to keep one for myself as i keep selling my one of all the different models i have printed! lol
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Postby Von Mooflesaaa » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:47 pm

I'd certainly be interested in picking one up if you make them for sale.

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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:17 pm

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