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1:32 M55 Howitzer SPG - Update 05 22 18 - Interior Pics

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1:32 M55 Howitzer SPG - Update 05 22 18 - Interior Pics
Posted by Stuart06 on Saturday, May 05, 2018 2:17 PM

This is my scratchbuilt version based on pictures that I have seen on verious sites of the real life one.

Scratch built and modified the seats, added a driver lever, added detail on the wall that holds the gun to the frame.

 Removed kit detail and added detail to the gunner seat that is not supplied.  Also added more in depth detail to the side wall including some wiring, motors and telescope box.  Added the commaders chair, scratch built. 

 

   

Remodified the shell loader, making it wider and added detail.

 

Next up is the full interior with shell and cannister storages, interior wires/cables, and driver instrument panel ....stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Saturday, May 05, 2018 3:07 PM

It sounds great, but the pictures are not showing.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, May 05, 2018 3:09 PM

Yeah, that's what I wanted to write, too! Scratchbuilding the interior for this baby is a lot of work!

Have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 05, 2018 5:58 PM

Didn’t HvH command one of those things?

No pics.

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, May 05, 2018 6:52 PM

Nah, he was an M109 dude. I miss him.

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Posted by Stuart06 on Sunday, May 06, 2018 6:56 AM

OOPS,,, sorry will try an repost pics....

Using Google photos,,,how do you get the pictures to show.  I can only post a text link.

I use the insert and cut and paste the link from Google Photos. I tried with contraints box ticked and constraints box unticked.  I don't know the dimensions that would fit though,,,how do you figure that out?  But either way, the pic does not show up.

Tried searching for insructions, but don't understand what exactly they mean by having a BBcode.  What is that and how do I know if I have one, or where to get one.

 

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Posted by HeavyArty on Sunday, May 06, 2018 8:27 AM

Google photos don't link to here (or most place) for some reason.  Try a different photo hosting site.  I went ahead and paid for PhotoBucket and it works great.  $99 a year for unlimited hosting.

Gino P. Quintiliani - Field Artillery - The KING of BATTLE!!!

Check out my Gallery: http://smg.photobuck...v231/HeavyArty/?

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, May 06, 2018 12:21 PM

Didn't someone do an accurized build of this old thing? One of our cannoncockers IIRC.

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Posted by Stuart06 on Sunday, May 06, 2018 12:45 PM

Trying to post picture of my build with a full interior.  but having issues posting....Trying to sort it out...but with no luck.   I am using Fotki (as I want to stay away from Photobucket if I can).

If I can post them, I will

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, May 06, 2018 7:21 PM

The "trick" for google photos, I have found, is that they have to be in a shared directory.

So, the image has to be shared, and the directory also shared.

As to dimensions, this text box is about 660-665 pixels wide.  Really, you only have to set the width, as the height is proportional.

This image is 500 wide:

This image is 650 wide:

I used "Copy Image Location" by right-clicking the image, after single selecting it in Google Photos.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, May 06, 2018 11:54 PM

Image, what image?

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:46 PM

Hello Stuart!

Now I see the photos - very nice scratchbuilding! The sad part is there are still mamy, many details to add. The round storage rack is something that scared me the most.

Good luck with your build and thanks for sharing, have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by Stuart06 on Friday, May 11, 2018 8:49 AM

Thanks Pawel...

Yes there is a lot more detail to add.  I added the storage to the side walls of the cab to make sure it was all level.  The round storage sacks were actually pretty easy to do as I took plastic tubes and split them in half and attached them to the wall.  I added some grab handles to each one with a half of them holding artillery shells and the other half empty in the up positiion.

Will post in the next couple of days....stay tuned.

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, May 11, 2018 12:34 PM

Love the interior work. And I certainly look forward to what’s next!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 12, 2018 3:15 PM

Ok, can see everything perfectly now. That's some serious work, looking forward to seeing more!

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Posted by Stuart06 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:41 AM

The interior is complete.

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Posted by Stuart06 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:43 AM

Most of my friends are imaginary

Sell your watch, because time is money $$

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Posted by Stuart06 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:44 AM

Most of my friends are imaginary

Sell your watch, because time is money $$

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Posted by Stuart06 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:45 AM

Most of my friends are imaginary

Sell your watch, because time is money $$

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Posted by Stuart06 on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 9:48 AM

 

 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:27 AM

Oh wow, that's a pile of work you did there. Looks good! Yes

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:46 PM

Ditto

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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