1/18th Sherman Dozer Blade Is Back !!

Your Main Forum For Discussing 1:18 Scale Military Figures and Vehicles.
pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9434
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

1/18th Sherman Dozer Blade Is Back !!

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:25 am

I am almost done with my prototype. I should be able to post some pics tonight

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:M4A3- ... trun-1.jpg

I was going to do the mine roller but the way things are going it may have been cost prohibative. The resin alone on the rollers would have been about $30-$40 :shock: That would have pushed the price point well over $100 and I just do not think that anybody would get it if it was over $125. Except my main nucleous of buyers.

So I am trying to get this out as a quicky.

Any interest ?
Last edited by pickelhaube on Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:23 am, edited 9 times in total.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

Razor17019
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 4878
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:17 am
Location: Northern Kentucky

Post by Razor17019 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:45 am

So, are you working on the blade for the Sherman Dozer?
What would be the cost for blade for our Shermans? (Fov and 21stC?)
Image
To Lee R. Frakes and the B-17 Good Pickin

paulpratt
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 245
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:46 am
Location: Scott AFB, IL.
Contact:

Post by paulpratt » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:54 am

Very interested in that.
Best,
-Paul

kevrut
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 1793
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:40 pm
Location: Illinois

Post by kevrut » Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:25 am

That would be cool to have.
I'd like to see the pics when you're done. :D

Threetoughtrucks
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 5405
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:46 am
Location: SOUTH JOISEY
Contact:

Post by Threetoughtrucks » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:16 am

I'm interested.

TTT
Sometimes I am the windshield, sometimes, I am the bug.

exether_mega
Officer - Colonel
Officer - Colonel
Posts: 1312
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:35 am
Location: Belgium
Contact:

Post by exether_mega » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:52 am

Count me in for one set :wink:

phil

zonetoys
Officer - 1st Lieutenant
Officer - 1st Lieutenant
Posts: 549
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:25 am
Location: 1, USA, VA, Chesapeake

Post by zonetoys » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:15 pm

Here is a variation on the Tank located at the AAF Tank Museum.
http://www.aaftankmuseum.com/Archive11M4A3E8.htm

and a couple pics I took a few years ago.
http://news.webshots.com/photo/15089965 ... 2626qgQslD
"A Sherman can give you a very nice... edge." -Oddball - "Kelly's Heros"

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9434
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:46 pm

Well I did not get a chance to finish it but I got plenty done. :D

This thing is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. :shock:

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

exether_mega
Officer - Colonel
Officer - Colonel
Posts: 1312
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:35 am
Location: Belgium
Contact:

Post by exether_mega » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:23 am

Impressive ! Great work so far !
Will it fit on BBI Sherman too ?

phil

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9434
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Jul 04, 2010 12:43 pm

exether_mega wrote:Impressive ! Great work so far !
Will it fit on BBI Sherman too ?

phil
This should fit on ALL 1/18 Shermans.

All the makes used them in real life. Do not quote me on this but I think each battalion had at least one in inventory. :D :D :D
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9434
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:25 am

Razor17019 wrote:So, are you working on the blade for the Sherman Dozer?
What would be the cost for blade for our Shermans? (Fov and 21stC?)
I am thinking around $60 for the assult dozer blade.

The blade is BIG .

I was trying to get some work done on this today. But I have way too much things piled up to sort out after such a legthy vacation.

I hope to have the dozer prototype finished this weekend in order to post some pics for you guys.

It looks like no new armor news in 1/18 scale.

Heck before I left I was the only game in town anyway.

Dare I say that I am the only one keeping 1/18 scale armor alive ?
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

Threetoughtrucks
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 5405
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:46 am
Location: SOUTH JOISEY
Contact:

Post by Threetoughtrucks » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:41 am

Pickle:

It's a tough job but somebody has to do it. :wink:

Being the only business in town does have some advantages.

Your price sounds good to me.

TTT
Sometimes I am the windshield, sometimes, I am the bug.

Razor17019
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 4878
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:17 am
Location: Northern Kentucky

Post by Razor17019 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:01 am

PH,
Never under estimate your competition.
At this point in time, you ARE the only game in town on armor.

BUT...

Grunt has some nice pieces in artillery and weapons

Plasticboy has just offered up some nice looking sitting figures for jeeps and trucks and I guess they could ride on a tank too.

I really appreciate each and everyone of you out there still creating 1/18 items and keeping our hobby going.

Who knows, some company may rise up and be the 21st Century Toys of the 21st Century...
We will have to see.
Image
To Lee R. Frakes and the B-17 Good Pickin

HardenSteel
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 228
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:47 pm
Location: Victoria, BC

Post by HardenSteel » Sun Aug 01, 2010 3:48 am

Yes!

HD

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9434
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:06 pm

Well she is done.

The linkages were perplexing but I think I got it right.

This thing sure was fidely with all of the conections , hydrolic arms and what not.

A whole lot of head scratching whent into this and a lot of staring at pictures time.

The way I made the hangers they clip right on to the bogie. No drilling or glueing.

Image
Image

The back of the blade

Image
Image
Image

Main hydrolic conection clamp.

Image

Main hydro arm.

Image

Armor shield

Image
Image
Image

Over all views

Image
Image
Image

Next is the mould making. But there is a snag. I ran out of RTV. My supplier as out as well. I need to catch up on some nick nacks then I will get back to the M-3 TD..

I am still looking at $60 for this plus shipping.

This adds a aditional 3 inches to the front . The blade is about 7 inches wide and Sherman with blade has an overall length of 15 1/2 inches.

That is about 7.5 cm in front ,19 wide for the blade and about 44.5 cm length over all.
Last edited by pickelhaube on Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:12 am, edited 2 times in total.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

exether_mega
Officer - Colonel
Officer - Colonel
Posts: 1312
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:35 am
Location: Belgium
Contact:

Post by exether_mega » Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:29 pm

speechless again :shock: :shock: :shock:

Pickel you are the one who will save this hobby from being boring !

phil

Threetoughtrucks
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 5405
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:46 am
Location: SOUTH JOISEY
Contact:

Post by Threetoughtrucks » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:17 pm

Ditto.

Price good. Looks great.

Say the word and the money will be in the ether to you.

TTT
Sometimes I am the windshield, sometimes, I am the bug.

kevrut
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 1793
Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2005 5:40 pm
Location: Illinois

Post by kevrut » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:11 pm

Put me down for one! :wink:

1958Zelda
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 804
Joined: Fri May 18, 2007 1:01 pm
Location: SPOKANE, WA

Post by 1958Zelda » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:08 pm

Very nice,put me in for one also.

Sabrefan
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 2310
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:06 pm
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana. The heart of cajun country.

Post by Sabrefan » Tue Aug 03, 2010 6:10 pm

Beautiful work. :D
Paul Hebert

It's been a long road, but I am still in the game. :)

HardenSteel
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 228
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:47 pm
Location: Victoria, BC

Post by HardenSteel » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:42 pm

I'm in

HD

ram04
Officer - Colonel
Officer - Colonel
Posts: 1302
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:17 pm
Location: Southern Indiana

Post by ram04 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:55 am

Any update till when these will go into production :D

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9434
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:02 pm

ram04 wrote:Any update till when these will go into production :D
There were a couple of things holding me back on the dozer. One was is that I ran out of RTV and two I wanted to finish the M-3.

Now the M-3 is almost done and my RTV came in. I hope to go into production next week !!!!
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9434
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:57 am

I will start on making the moulds for the dozer today !!!
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

Post Reply