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Hi folks,

I started my buildt of Little Willie in scale 1/10. After spending some time on CAD drawings, I started the first try with producing

some parts on my CNC milling machine today. The plan is, to buildt a prototype in plastic, before I will start producing this Willie thing in metal.

It should become a fully functionable rc tank with sound and smoke generator.

Here are the first photos ... wink

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Volker



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Cor, good luck!

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should be fun!

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You have to love modern technology! It looks like this is going to be a loverly model, can't wait to see this build progress. 

Is there going to be a Turret?

Helen x

 



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Helen, I have been grown up with modern technology wink .

I will build up little Wilhelm without a turret for now...maybe later on I will try. Thanks god I have enough rivets ... by the way, that was the main reason, to build WW1 tanks.

I got some rivets, around 128.476 ... expected, so I had to build a tank around them ... ...or some more (tanks)

 

Volker

 
 


-- Edited by Schnuck on Tuesday 28th of October 2014 12:29:42 PM

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Arrr, yes. Love for rivets is essential... biggrin

Yet another build which I will have to follow closely!

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Martin



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...two more pieces produced, and glued almost together ... looks a little bit like Little Willie now, but I found my first mistakes, who need to be fixed in CAD now.

 

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Volker

W7.jpg

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W5.jpg

 

 



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...after Fixing some mistakes, I have been milling another set of plastic parts, and glued them together. What I can say now: I´ve got another couple of hours experiance

to handle my millig machine ...still some mistakes who need to be fixed in CAD... have to move some rivets, cut the front and rear sideplates ...no big deal, so the

next set should be ok. If everything fits, I will start milling theses parts in aluminium. 

 

 

 

 

 

128.476 rivets...... expected 

 

 

...that´s for today ... I´m waiting for another sheet (2mx1m) of plastic

 


-- Edited by Schnuck on Monday 3rd of November 2014 09:34:38 PM

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It looks great! Are those real rivets you use?

And may I ask, on which information did you base your CAD model?

Best regards,
Thorsten

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...yes, that's real rivets, normally used for an Airbus A320 wink

 

I based my CAD model on drawings, photos and a paper model kit .

Today I milled the side plates from the track bodies. My tracks are 2mm too wide, but if you don't tell anybody, nobody will

recognize  .....biggrin ...I definitive will use them.

...together with my old project of a Mark IV ... smile 

And this is my playground after working time ...with underfloor heating biggrin 

 

...the show will go on...

regards,

Volker



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Looks very interesting, Volker. One small thing though - the tracks go on the other way around, with the raised cleat at the trailing edge.

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... and the front windows should be in the upper frontshield ... it was late last night

...but no panic, everything is stuck lose together wink

Volker



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Schnuck wrote:

... and the front windows should be in the upper frontshield ... it was late last night

...but no panic, everything is stuck lose together wink

Volker



-- Edited by Schnuck on Wednesday 5th of November 2014 06:26:23 AM


Perhaps done on purpose, to see if people were paying attention. ( btw, the tracks are 2mm out - LOL!! )

Great work, and fantastic workshop/den, whatever........underfloor heating, now thats just too good.

look forward to seeing the next installment.

 

Kev



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Wow! Great stuff.

That's coming on fast I feel very slow with my build in comparison, aaargh!



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Hi,

some more photos. The track bodies are redesigned, and I found some roller chains which I can use as drive chains.

Willie14.jpg

Willie13.jpg

Willie12.jpg

Willie11.jpg

 

 

 



-- Edited by Schnuck on Sunday 16th of November 2014 02:15:03 PM

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Hi Volker,

Probably the cleanest Work Shop I have ever seen! :) Although it does need a 3D Printer for quick prototyping.

I'm watching and learning. Going to give your idea for pressing the track a go on my own project, thank you for your help with that. x

Helen x

 

 



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...thank you Helen, you´re welcome.

wink I spent a lot money for that millig machine, so I have to save some for a 3D printer now. I have not a lot experiance

in these 3D things, so I have to learn it first. My milling machine is able to mill things in 3D but that also need these experiance.

At least I like to produce my models in metal, so it will be enough for the moment to know somebody whow can print some things, if

needed biggrin This Little Willie in plasic is only for practice on my machine, when I will start with milling metal sheets, this Willie will become

a nice flower pot ha ha ha  

Volker



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-- Edited by Schnuck on Monday 17th of November 2014 01:12:39 PM

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Hello folks, at first I wish you a happy new year.

After a couple of month, where I left my modeling hobby in sleeping mode, I will go on to work on my "Little Willie" project.

All pics I posted before, are gone with my old provider, so I will show some again ...mybe you remember ;)











best regards,
Volker



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wow [gasps in amazement] wow
I want one.

is picture one (in the last group} reversed?
Or is the roof panle on upside down?
The radiator opening is on the wrong side.
It would be above the entry door in this position.
It should be on the right side of the vehicle.

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Impressive work!

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Dave ... you´re right, the roof is laying upside down smile ...it´s still loose.

 

So what kind you want? In metal or plastic, static or RC ? During the next weeks, I will cut a set in aluminium, and do some rivet work. ...you will see it in this post.

I only have one set of tracks, so I have to think about a new way to buildt some more, before I start to sell them biggrin .

 

 



-- Edited by Schnuck on Monday 8th of January 2018 08:05:51 AM



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Hi Volker,

I'm curious how you made your track plates. Are there any photos of that process? I can only see you're most recent pictures in this thread; the rest are icons.

Brilliant work.

Cheers,

Michael

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Hi Michael, ..thanks

the tracks I fabricated many years ago, when I worked in a laser shop. The pieces of one track part had been laser cut and laser welded from steel.  After I changed my job, I had no chance to fabricate them in the same way. Now I am thinking about a new way. ...maybe in aluminium, what I can cut with my CNC mill.

Most of the pics I posted before, are the same I posted new … first ones, where you see only an icon, are gone, because I changed my provider, so they are deleted from server.

I can put in some pics from the track fabrication tonight.



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Hi Volker,

Pictures of the tracks would be great, as will any others you post. Modelling in metal is of particular interest to me.

Regards,

Michael

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Hi folks,

 I will show you in this post, how I did the tracks form my Mark IV Project, what is frozen at the moment. So I will use the tracks from this project for the ”Little Willie”.

 A couple of years ago I had the chance to work in a laser fabrication shop, where I could buildt some nice things.

 I constructed a press form for the truck plates (0.8mm steel), and laser cut the pieces for the carrier plates from stainless steel. The carrier plates are welded also by laser.

 

 

 

 

 

  

The carrier plates are riveted together with the track plates by 8 rivets … like the original.

The ready tracks are bolt together with spring pins.

 

 



 

Riviting 8 rivets in once biggrin

 

Laser welded carrier













 

 

 



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... Little Willie and Mark IV frame in scale 1/10 biggrin



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Great stuff Volker. Thanks for re-posting these.

Cheers,

Michael

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Good grief, breathtaking stuff!

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Hello all,

today I started with some metal work. I cut a set of frame parts, bent them and riveted them together smile . I Looks pretty good ... biggrin

...ok ok ok  ... I also saw it on the last Picture ... Frame belongs other way round ... no    biggrin

 



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... going on with drilling holes, holes, holes

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...that's it for today, workshop closed. 😉

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Looks great Volker

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... did some more parts today 😉

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..some more parts ...fit togther verywell smile



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So good to see this model progressing again. It already looks amazing, can't wait to see it running.

I could never have made my own model without your explanation of how you made your tank track. Thank you x

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Thanks Helen, you´re always welcome.

I saw your youtube video yesterday biggrin ... what a monster tank ... I am so impressed smile

I have to many other hobbies, but I could get my focus on Little Willie after this long time again ... hope to get it done this winter. biggrin



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How much you figure this will weigh?

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...I think between 10 and 15 kg.



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Major

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oh wow, thats not bad.

I was expecting you to say 100-150kg! LOL

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...it´s only scale 1/10



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