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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Got it Rick, replied
    The Holt looks great!! Have you tried anything else yet?
    Cat crawler loader (modern) and 2 M113 and 2 M577. The 113 is the armored personal carrier the US Army started using in the 60's and was still in the inventory in 1996 when I retired. THe 577 is a variant of the M113 and was used as a command vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    I said 62.5. Really hope that 65.5 you wrote was a typo.
    Well crap!!!! I did them at 65.5%. Oh well, we'll wait till they come out to see if they are too large.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    2 M113 and 2 M577. The 113 is the armored personal carrier the US Army started using in the 60's and was still in the inventory in 1996 when I retired. THe 577 is a variant of the M113 and was used as a command vehicle
    Yep, we had them here as well. Apparently not popular in the outback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    Well crap!!!! I did them at 65.5%. Oh well, we'll wait till they come out to see if they are too large.
    Set em back in the background and you'll be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Yep, we had them here as well. Apparently not popular in the outback.
    Didn't know if you roo riders had armored vehicles or not ! Actually I got to train with some tankers from down under back in the late 80's up in Canada. Really more of showing off our equipment hoping that both countries would buy the M1A1 tank, the AH1 Cobra that we were fazing out and the A10 Warthog.

    But I didn't know if you guys used your own, British or US personnel carriers.

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    Attachment 103942

    Did these too. Figure the cost per container pre painting is about 6 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    hoping that both countries would buy the M1A1 tank
    Yep, we now have the Abrams as main battle tank. The main holdup in the army buying them was they didn't fit in the then current fleet of C130 Hercs. When the C141s replaced them, the M1A1 was aquired at the same time

    We also had the M113 in all it's varients including one you didn't have. The British Saladin armored car turret mounted on the M113 as infantry support vehicle, mainly in Vietnam.
    https://www.army.gov.au/media-room/m...rvice-for-m113
    http://anzacsteel.hobbyvista.com/Arm...3a1fsvph_1.htm
    https://www.army.gov.au/our-work/equ...m1-abrams-tank
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    Here they are. I used auto-support and didn't look at it too hard and I should of. There is a couple of supports that went through the tracks.


















    The Patton tank
    The muzzle is a little disformed but other than that, it looks good.





































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    Rick, (@oldtanker)

    Most of the time when I scale a STL file, I do it in sketchup, if I have a known dimension. That way I can draw a box and then scale the know dimension.
    Do you know how wide or long the Holt should be??? As I said earlier, I printed both at 65.5%. Going by Wiki, the Patton is 12' wide and 30' 6" long, and the print came out just a slight hair too large. I measured it out a 12' 3" wide and 30'10" long. I'll be printing a few for flatcar loads. I'll need to look for some photos of the loaded to get a idea of how they braced to the gun tube.


    The Holt's measures out at 5' 7" wide and 11' 4" long. How close to the prototype are they???? I think they need scaled up a bit more.


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    Great stuff anyone have a M88 or M88A1 file that they would be willing to share

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    Quote Originally Posted by WolfNWorks View Post
    anyone have a M88 or M88A1 file that they would be willing to share

    This is the best one I've found, but at $150, it's kind of steep for me. I've looked at some others, but with all the work that was needed to make it printable, might as well just start from scratch and draw it up yourself. I haven't really look all that hard lately, either.

    I did buy a 5.9 Cummins engine drawing from them a few years back for $20 and it was super nice.



    https://3dexport.com/3dmodel-m88a1-m...cle-211721.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsup9000 View Post
    The M47 looks good. I got an info request out. May get lucky and get an answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfNWorks View Post
    Great stuff anyone have a M88 or M88A1 file that they would be willing to share
    Wolf I bought 2 of em for about 50 each.88.jpg.

    Wish I could print some.

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    Rodney: The one I made measures 1.279 inches long X .561 wide. (Holt 75)

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    Found this as a free download. The person who designed it says its a double for straight runs. Says to increase the size a little if used on a curve to compensate for long cars/engines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    Attachment 103942

    Did these too. Figure the cost per container pre painting is about 6 cents.

    Rick
    Just curious: would the containers come out nicer if they were printed end up? It would make the layer striations run parallel to the ribs instead of across them.

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    Don't know. Haven't tried. Going to see how they paint up before I make any decisions.

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    How about a SDP40F shell 3D printed???? I started a new thread on it


    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...551#post563551
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    Would have been no broken hearts about it had you put it here.

    They (your shell and associated parts) look good. I'm still printing tunnel portals but I'm going to try that 40' dry van next i think.

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    Portal with retaining walls.

    portal2.jpg

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    I'm amazed the printing quality of your printer. The portal and walls look awesome.
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