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Post Info TOPIC: FT Tank Project - just have to share the pics


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A great day. After years of mulling it over and promising it would be done, the project officially started today with MarkV cutting out the vertical armor for the FT.  This armor is made to FT dimensions from an actual FT so it should be pretty close. As you can see the front "cap" is a biatch and the rear cap is probably worse.  However, this is a lot of progress today. Technically a full scale model.   Very, very, excited. 

 



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I hope you motorize it !

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Something I need to do, need to find some decent scale drawings.

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Getting there.....the bondo is a chore, and most of it will be sanded off.....the Texas summer pretty much stopped progress but now I getting back on "track" although pushing that bondo in the plywood wears me out pretty quick each day.   Also MarkV is making progress on the turret now that we have useful measurements to work with.   Still hope to have the camoflauged hull and turret ready for our Nov 11 Air Fair. Sorry for the sideways pics, facebook usually turns them so I assumed.  You get the drift though. Considering the 37 mm flare pistol as one of options for making simulated gunfire.  This military flare pistol has lugs for attaching to the inside of an aircraft or vehicle, "just" have to make the fitting. The fittings are much rarer than the pistols themselves. 



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-- Edited by hoodoo on Friday 15th of September 2017 08:25:24 PM

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That is the plan!



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Excellent project love myself to take the leap to start.

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MarkV has the FT turret coming along nicely.     Outer mantlet complete, pistol ports added, doors hung on some really nice (and expensive)  hinges MarkV modified.  Not sure what to use for the cupola bowl though.  The metal object is the gunsight that MarkV created lying in the hole for the yet to be but inner mantlet. 



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Do your neighbors believe you when you tell them you are building a tank in your garage?



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Turret looks really good! For my dome top, I used a Weber grill top cover. Just patched the holes and sanded it smooth. Turned out pretty good I think. See attached photo.

Warren



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You'll be the hit of the neighborhood !



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Any chance of seeing how you built the running gear and tracks.

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I recommending joining the www.scaledtanks.com on- I have some build threads there that I've posted many progress updates too over the past nine years in building my project. Plus there is a ton of good info on projects others have or are in the process of building that will help you out. Warren



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cwarren64 wrote:

Turret looks really good! For my dome top, I used a Weber grill top cover. Just patched the holes and sanded it smooth. Turned out pretty good I think. See attached photo.

Warren


 Great minds think alike. For some reason I don't get notification of these posts and I sometimes don't come back enough.  But just today I was thinking about using a Weber grill top lid, not sure if the 18" grill size would work best, the 22.5" seems to big. I was going to go out and look for one to measure but I am guessing the 18" grill size would be about right as the lid would be a few inches wider?  

 



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