Ford 3 ton tank - Full scratch 1/16 scale

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Postby Manu-Military » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:40 pm

Hello,
As you may have read here viewtopic.php?f=42&t=26932, and though they are in 1/16 scale, I only make static kits.
As I specialize in the US armor from 1917 to 1945, I decided to build from scratch the M1918 special tractor.
So here's the "beast".
Please note that I'm still awaiting for the track links to be moulded in resin from a 3D design.
Thanks for your interest and reading my 1st post.
Manu

P.S. you can see more views by visiting my site at http://manu-military.e-monsite.com/

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Postby Eastern Front » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:07 pm

Now there is an interesting build!

Keep us posted :D

Cheers!
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Postby Pak36 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:08 pm

Great rendition of an utterly awful vehicle :)

Sometimes, though, making models of 'bad' tanks is so much better, as they are uncomon and unlikely ever to be made in mass market kits. Looks excellent

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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:32 pm

Great job attempting such a rarity. I've always been fond of the unusual pieces. Especially the really early tanks. :thumbup:
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Postby Manu-Military » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:18 am

Thank you for your comments.
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Postby Ford 3 ton <3'er » Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:35 am

:wave: Hi, omg!! Did you finish the build yet? Did you test it? Is there video? So flipping cool!!! I registered just to ask about this project of yours! So cool! Do you know any commercialy made ones I could buy? Thanks! Great Stuff!!!

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Postby Soeren » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:01 am

This indeed looking fabulous. Did you proceed with this model?
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Postby Manu-Military » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:27 am

Hello,

Thanks a lot for your nice comments.
To date, I still need to complete the tracks which work won''t happen before, let's say a period of two weeks.
But by the end of April it have to be completed anyway since I have an exhibition close to Caen.
It won't be painted yet though.

As far its eventual motorization, I'm going to disapoint you since I make static models only.
Please read this post to have the "complete story" : viewtopic.php?f=42&t=26932

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Postby Ford 3 ton <3'er » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:42 pm

How much has it costed for you to build so far? How much do you think it will be when finished? Thanks!

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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:52 pm

Very nice work! I just looked over your website & fell in love with your Renault FT-17.

Do you offer kits?
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Postby Manu-Military » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:38 pm

Hello,

A tank always look nicier when it has its tracks fitted.
Here it is ready for paint
More photos of the beast can be seen here http://manu-military.e-monsite.com/page ... -tank.html
Thanks for looking,
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:27 pm

That would look fantastic next to a full spec abrams !!
How the times did change !!
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Postby Ford 3 ton <3'er » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:57 am

Ooooooo yesss!!!!!!! She looks so goood! There is a photo online with one parked by an Abrams. So beautiful how the times in deed changed. What paint style are you giong with?

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