M3A1 Half Track

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Postby Maccrage » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:24 am

I was getting ready to saw open the doors and armor visor on my Torro cab, when I had a brilliant idea.

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Then only Torro parts being used are the chassis and running gear. I have the El Mod M16 board and a M3A1 conversion for the Trumpeter kit from Shapeways.

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Postby jarndice » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:05 am

I do like the WSN/TORRO M16, when I was detailing mine, Doors and Armoured Windshield etc, I did a little research and I noticed that the M16 Armoured Windshield was hinged at the top with 3 hinges whereas the M3A1 Armoured windshield was hinged at the bottom with 3 hinges.
That's the kind of detail that catches out so many of us,
A bit like doing a build on an early Tiger 1 where the tow ropes are reversed and the turret has no escape hatch but it does have 2 pistol ports.
Be alert Britain needs lerts. :haha:
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Postby BarryC » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:33 am

I am very interested and would love to see how you accomplish this build. :clap:

I have the Trumpeter kit and on the "prowl" for a Torro Halftrack. :)

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Postby Maccrage » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:36 am

I plan on trying to make it an open top. Build a compartment under the floor for the El Mod, and place the battery in the engine compartment.

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Postby jarndice » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:44 am

If I remember rightly Painless combined a Trumpeter M16 kit with a WSN/TORRO M16.
And knowing his attention to detail you can be sure it was a build worth emulating.
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Postby jarndice » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:56 am

If you go to
www.drawingdatabase.com
And click on Vehicles and then go to Military, click on sub page 10 scroll down and you will be able to download free blueprints of an M3A1.
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Postby Maccrage » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:30 am

Actually it's a T12. Based on a modified M3.

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Postby Ad Lav » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:09 am

Looks good! Interested to see the shapeways parts.
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Postby Lew_Zee » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:25 am

Any update on this?

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Postby tankme » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:20 pm

Doubtful since the person building it hasn't even logged into the site in over a year.

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Postby eder1969 » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:36 pm

Hello,
My conversion trumpeter to RC....

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Postby tankme » Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:14 pm

Wow...quite the nice conversion. Good job. Maybe one day I'll get around to figuring out why my Torro version quit working.

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