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 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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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:14 pm

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING :)
Beautiful craftmanship. Great job well done
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:21 pm

Good Morning,
There is an article about the tank in Classic Military Magazine from a couple of months back. A fascinating read and now a rare as Hens teeth model to go with it. Good Job that!
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Postby Manu-Military » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:42 am

Thank you all for your comments!
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Postby Manu-Military » Thu May 14, 2020 12:01 pm

Hi,
My little Ford is going on pretty nicely

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Postby Manu-Military » Sat May 23, 2020 8:00 am

Hi all,
Here it is painted.
Thanks for looking.

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Postby Will01Capri » Sat May 23, 2020 10:08 am

You are a model master. Wowser,this is totally awesome. Very well done. I love it
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Postby Manu-Military » Sat May 23, 2020 5:24 pm

Will01Capri wrote:You are a model master. Wowser,this is totally awesome. Very well done. I love it


Thank you very much!
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Postby Exhibitedbrute » Sat May 23, 2020 5:33 pm

This is very good but has me questioning a previous post. It is said that bad tanks are un-available as kits. Which mostly is true. But after watching tankies the Cromwell/crusader. In fact almost everything before the firefly according to men that worked on them were bad tanks so would this be why they are not readily available? Unless your prepared to build it from a Ludwig kit. I know Clark’s and Hooben have cromwells in the pipeline but at the moment I only know of ludwigs

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