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  1. atconut

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    started a project something I've wanted to build for a while. i'll show you a few pics so you can guess what i'm making then i'll tell you what it is

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  2. atconut

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    a bit more

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  3. atconut

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    making a real balls of this i'll try to get one the right way up

    MOD - I've rotated the pictures for you.
     
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  4. atconut

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    try this again
     
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  5. atconut

    atconut Member

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    i'll leave that a while to see if anyone can get what it is. that is one half I've another one to make
     
  6. brokenbiker

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    tracks?
     
  7. atconut

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    yes tracks they are next go on then have a guess broken biker you're on the right lines
     
  8. wyn

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    Are you building yourself a mini digger?
     
  9. brokenbiker

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    i would think either the tank equivalent of a toylander or some form of digger/farm equipment type thing
     
  10. atconut

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    trying to build a remote controlled Caterpillar D10r bulldozer around 1/8 scale should be around 150kg about four foot long powered by two electric wheelchair motors scratch built i've no drawings just working from a model kids toy and pictures on net
     
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  12. brokenbiker

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    i wanted to build a forklift about that scale a while ago but never got round to it
     
  13. atconut

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    fork truck would be good. I've built it to that scale for simplicity really it's twice the size of the model i'm working from and the motors I've got just fit nicely. thing is now i'm wondering if I can get it into the car
     
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  14. chunkolini

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    it needs a projectile launcher, a mini tank would a great thing.
     
  15. julianthegypsy Member

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    Yeah, add a cannon, you know you want to!
     
  16. atconut

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    There's a lot of 1/8 scale tanks about. The transmission and suspension are difficult. I've never built anything like this before so thought I'd start off with something a bit easier. What you see in the big picture is just one side of the undercarriage. Loads to do yet
     
  17. atconut

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    front idler assembly that's better I got it the right way up
     
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  18. chunkolini

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    This would be fairly easy, no turret or any of that kind of nonsense. sdkfz173-jagdpanther.jpg
     
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  19. Mick - Ford Focus

    Mick - Ford Focus Front Street Fixer

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    I Agree A Jagdpanther Would Be More Fun.

    Non The Less An Impressive Start To Your Build.

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  20. mylesdw

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    There's a chap on YouTube (Tankman 101 I think) that publishes detailed videos about building 2/5 scale tanks. He uses pretty much all hand tools and has some really clever designs and ideas

    For example:
     
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