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Looking for V100 chassis pics

M813rc

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Excellent work! Coming along very nicely.

I see you even have the drain plugs. The big one sits directly under the engine oil pan so it can be drained.

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Hello!
Here are the photos I promised:

chassis11.jpg

As you can see I got a spare tranny cover from the printer. I plan to make the tunnel cover and the toolbox cover from styrene plate:

chassis12.jpg

Most important would be if it fits - that is if I got the dimensions right. Luckily it's not so bad:

chassis13.jpg

The parts are usable with some filling on the front and on the surfaces where the support structures attached. The printer also had to make a few holes in the part, I plan to plug them with styrene rod. If I printed the parts on Shapeways the last two problems wouldn't be there.

The rear plate has the worst fit:

chassis14.jpg

Looks like while designing it I missed about 1,5mm of height - I plan to fix it in the next version.

I also got my axles printed, right out of printer they look like this:

Rear axle:

axle01.jpg

Front axle:

axle02.jpg

Both axles have a hole right through to stiffen them with steel wire and hep them from bending under stress and heat. Front axle offers to have the front wheels poseable as "steered" to left or right.

The above parts will most probably soon be available on Shapeways, in case somebody needs them.

Thanks for looking, have a nice day

Paweł
 

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Thanks a lot for your kind words, Rory! Like I wrote, without your photos I couldn't do it!

I removed the support structures from the axles, reinforced them with wire (it’s brass after all, not steel) and I have dry fitted the front axle. Let’s see if I can keep the wheels movable or if I will have to glue them in some position:


axle03.jpg

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł
 

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Hello everybody!
I'm workin' on the interior now. I'm using parts of the Czech MMK interior kit. The steering box was especially funny to build:
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The rear looks like this:
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Thanks for looking and have a nice day
Paweł
 

Paweł

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Thanks a lot, Rory!
One question - one vet who used M706E2 in Vietnam mentioned a master kill switch located under the drivers seat, do you have something like that on your machine? Maybe you have a photo of it?


I've been working on the interior. First I painted everything Tamiya grey primer:


1:35 M706 Commando by Pawel

I had to literally cut corners on the front grenade boxes to squeeze them in on their locations.

Then I painted everything Seafoam Green - the paint is actually called APC Interior Light Green by AK Interactive. I have also made some of the crash pads out of masking tape painted black:


1:35 M706 Commando by Pawel


I also started working on the instrument panel, I had to scratchbuild it. I started with thin styrene sheet, I put some holes in it and bezels out of thin copper wire:


1:35 M706 Commando by Pawel


Then I made an underlay with instruments and painted it:


1:35 M706 Commando by Pawel


And that would be it for now - thanks for looking and have a nice day


Paweł
 

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The model is looking great!

I've not heard of a master switch around the driver's seat, the standard location is in the tunnel next to the slave port.
There is a power switch on the instrument panel to power up the fuel pump, lights, and other accessories.

This doesn't necessarily mean the chap you talked to wasn't driving a locally modified vehicle, but it wouldn't make much sense to run all that extra heavy wire up front just so the driver could turn the switch on/off from his seat.

The item in your picture I've circled in red is the slave port. If you are not familiar with them, there is a screw-on cap over a large electrical plug that you attach a heavy set of cables to for jump starting (slaving in military terms) the vehicle from another. It is wired directly to the batteries and the starter, and the master switch is just to the left. In standard American practice, up is on, down is off (the opposite of what I grew up with in Europe!).

I'll look for better pictures in my files, but the ones attached show the switch itself, hopefully clearly enough.
The cables and clamps you can see in the lower part of the large picture are external power connection for testing the starter, they are not standard parts. ;)

Cheers

interior03b.jpg ss4209 - Copy.jpg ss4210 - Copy.jpg
 
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M813rc

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I neglected to mention - the switch and slave port are hard mounted to the engine bay framework. There is a square hole in the cover panel, just big enough to clear both.

Cheers

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Paweł

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Hello Rory!
Thanks a lot for the explanations and for more very useful photos! I hope I can have an update on my model soon.
Have a nice day!
Paweł
 
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