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1/18 M-10 Custom Rebooted

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:25 pm

I started with the hardest part first , the gun. Next will be the turret then the top hull.

I started scaling off of the AFV 1/35 model . I had the recoil shocks all done then looked at some refernce pics and saw that it was all wrong .

Thanks AFV :evil: Well I guess you probably wont notice anyway because most of it will be hidden .

Well I redid the shocks and got everything right . Here is about 2 1/2 days worth of work.

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The troops are getting ancy . They want to use the gun before they get over run :D :D :D


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Post by flyboy_fx » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:20 pm

ahhh man i wish i had your talent
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Post by immeww2 » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:42 pm

Looks 8) .

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Post by popeye357 » Sun Mar 01, 2009 5:55 am

Wow man, once again Im very impressed with your skills!

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Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:34 am

Thanks Guys,

I thought that the M-10 and Firefly used the same gun. Aperantly the round was about the same size but the guns were different.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryslemm ... 476965425/

I will try to start the turret today. Because of the guns size it looks like I will have to make the M-10's turret in a couple of pieces because the length and size of the gun.

I am not sure if this will be easier or harder when it comes time to mold and cast this.
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Post by Panther F » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:08 am

Looks very nice!

The Achilles and Firefly had the same 17 pounder Mk IV gun and the M-10 used a 3 inch M7 gun.

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Post by pickelhaube » Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:36 pm

I was going to wait untill I got further along on this to post pics, but it looks like I may be working all this week. So here are a few pics of the roughed in turret and mantlet with gun semi mounted.

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Those eye brows are supposed to be asymetrical. The hoist hooks need to be added to the mantlet. I just got a modeling book and it gave me a good idea on how to make the eyelets. Twist the styreen rods around a dowl and emerse it all in boiling water for a minet . I am going to try this for the hoist hooks.

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Here it is next to the Wirbelwind

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I think that I have all of the hard stuff done except the rear counter weights. Those are some CRAZY angles back there.

When I move onto the interior I will try to keep it as simple and plain as possible. Maybe just ready shells only and crew seats.

I am hoping that the upper hull will be an easy do.
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Post by CW4USARMY » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:17 pm

You are truly an artist!

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Post by Panther F » Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:43 pm

Great stuff!

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Post by grunt1 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:54 pm

Awesome!
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Post by 1958Zelda » Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:40 pm

Great!

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Post by pickelhaube » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:13 pm

Thanks for all of the kind remarks guys.

I will try to get back on this Fri and the weekend. I figure about 4 -5 more working days and I will have this wrapped up.

This is be a major custom. The top hull will be the biggest mold/pour that I will have done to date. The mold itself will be the size of a shoe box. Probably about $350 - $500 worth of RTV on the hull alone.

But it will be the second U. S. piece of armor in our 1/18 world to be made for production.

When I do the Firefly it will be the first British tank in 1/18 history. That is if you count it as a British tank.

It sure is easier wishing for these things than it is making them.
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* M-10 turret custom

Post by MG-42 » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:30 am

* This is were the U.S. tank loader "Brewster" comes into play.

* The guy that comes complete w/ a 75mm tank round. :wink: 8) :D


.......... Nice work Matt ! * :wink: 8)


* Edit :
............... Oh , it's a 76mm gun :oops: ... "Sorry". :lol:


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Re: * M-10 turret custom

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:18 pm

MG-42 wrote:* This is were the U.S. tank loader "Brewster" comes into play.

* The guy that comes complete w/ a 75mm tank round. :wink: 8) :D


.......... Nice work Matt ! * :wink: 8)


* Edit :
............... Oh , it's a 76mm gun :oops: ... "Sorry". :lol:


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Do you have a pic ? Isn't the 76 mm round the same as the 3 inch round ? If so I need one so I can cast a few for the interior ready shells.

Or maybe I should keep these out of the project to keep the price down ?
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Post by PanzerArm » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:42 pm

PH,

Have you ever posted a thorough step by step process on how you do your work here at SSHQ? You know, like a step by step how to on how you make molds etc etc. I customize a lot myself, but the old fashioned way, with alot of elbow grease and cut fingers :? and they never get replicated without starting the process all over again.

Anyway, I'm getting to the point now where I would also like to start making things that can be shared with others instead of just one-of-a-kinds and I was looking for some guidance/help. And don't worry about me stealing some of your consumer base, I only do 1/32 stuff. I figured it's about time the 1/32 guys got some cool stuff too!



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Post by pickelhaube » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:18 pm

Comp glitch :oops:
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Post by pickelhaube » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:23 pm

PanzerArm wrote:PH,

Have you ever posted a thorough step by step process on how you do your work here at SSHQ? You know, like a step by step how to on how you make molds etc etc. I customize a lot myself, but the old fashioned way, with alot of elbow grease and cut fingers :? and they never get replicated without starting the process all over again

Anyway, I'm getting to the point now where I would also like to start making things that can be shared with others instead of just one-of-a-kinds and I was looking for some guidance/help. And don't worry about me stealing some of your consumer base, I only do 1/32 stuff. I figured it's about time the 1/32 guys got some cool stuff too!



-Kevin

I have done step by steps with the P-36 I did. I did not think anybody would be interested in the casting part of the pojects. It is real messy.

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If anybody else would be interested in that I can post it in the customs post. I try to keep the progress pics short as possible in the 1/18 forum because as Aferuson has said my projects are considered NEW ITEMS IN THE 1/18 SCALE MARKET.
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Post by flyboy_fx » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:36 pm

:shock: good grief
it doesn't look that messy :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:50 pm

The turret exterior is done. I was going to put the little tie down clips but I will let the modeler do that if he wants.

I am going to put ready shells and seats in the turret and let it go like that. The more details means more money and I am trying to keep the price down on this project.. The counter weights were a bear . It took me almost 2 days to get them right.

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I was freting the armor aplique bolts but they were not all that hard to do. I just hope that they will take when I mold and pour them. :? Just a little clean up and they will look real close to scale.

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Post by Fritzkrieg » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:56 pm

Phenominal work!

I wish I had the skill, to do scratch builds like this. I can't wait to see the completed model.

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Post by paulpratt » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:23 pm

Are you building with styrene? It kind of looks like wax. I use styrene in my scratch builds. I only do them for myself, and only simple things, the easy stuff. I was just looking for a few tips. Some of those angles look really nice. I was wondering how you achieved those. If you don't want to share publicly, please PM me.
I want to ask about some of the techniques in all your work, but i don't want you to feel that I'm attempting to undermine you or steal your spotlight. Just another artist looking to improve.
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Post by 1958Zelda » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:54 pm

Thats just outstanding work! looks great!

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Post by usmcchet9296 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:11 pm

How did you taper the barrel
Im getting a BBi M4 and the barrel sucks
Id like to replace it with something better
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