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M983 US Army Hemmt information needed to make one starting with a 1:35 M977 Italeri

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M983 US Army Hemmt information needed to make one starting with a 1:35 M977 Italeri
Posted by Alpha 43 on Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:34 PM

Any info regarding the wheel base and other information regarding details and dimensions from back of cab to end of tractor. Sources for any detail parts and down loadable pictures. To sum up, any assistance will be hugely appreciated.

Thanks, Earl

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  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:55 PM

For pictures I suggest primeportal.net

Another site I might suggest is the blueprints or blueprints.com or something like that... All kinds of good stuff on those two site.

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, April 14, 2014 8:46 AM

Two other places you might try- I believe this is sort of an armor subject, so I'd query the armor forum. And, the second from the last/bottom forum of the Fine Scale Forums is Reference, so you might try a query there, too.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Monday, April 14, 2014 12:59 PM

Thanks Stikpusher- I have been trying to obtain information for this "scratch build" for sometime.

I appreciate the response and the details provided.

Regards,

Earl

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Monday, April 14, 2014 1:05 PM

Thanks Don, I have it posted in the Armor forum but I had not thought of the Reference section. Thanks for your help. Is it getting warmer in Minnesota yet? It has been a horrible winter all over most of the states.

Regards,

Earl

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:25 AM

No, spring has come and gone. It was 17F this morning when I went out to get the paper.  I have been moaning about the weather in the photography forum, since I like to do "realistic" photos with backdrops, and use direct sunlight, so I have to take photos in back yard.  The snow finally melted last week, but it has been cloudy and very windy ever since.  Yeah, plastic models are high wing loading compared to the balsa flying models I used to build, but these winds are more than enough to pick up a plastic model and send it flying!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:05 PM

Don,

I hear you, we had snow this morning but it did not cause any problems. This has been a winter from hell.

Regards,

Earl

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:36 PM

Hello Earl!

There's a site called tpub.com - maybe you could get a TM for that baby from them. The content changes constantly, but once I got a service manual for the M110 from them. Hope it helps, have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:59 PM

Thanks Pawel, unfortunately the M983 was a no go at that site,

.But I appreciate the try.

Regards,

Earl

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:08 PM
Alpha 43

Any info regarding the wheel base and other information regarding details and dimensions from back of cab to end of tractor. Sources for any detail parts and down loadable pictures. To sum up, any assistance will be hugely appreciated.

Thanks, Earl

Earl just build up the M977 and don't add the bed. That is how Oshkosh builds them before they go to other areas of the factory for final assembly of the different variants. And when building make sure you get the M978 interior and exterior detail sets from eduard both sets work for every variant with the exception for the details of the fuel bowser.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:22 PM

Thanks Mike for your help. I've been having trouble finding the M978 eduard interior and exterior details. I can only find them on ebay and they all seem to come from China. Do you have a source in the states or anywhere but ebay? Thanks again Mike.

Earl

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:34 PM

try Mega Hobby Earl

http://www.megahobby.com/m978interiorforita135eduard.aspx

http://www.megahobby.com/m978exteriorforita135eduard.aspx

I bought 2 sets of each for my M977 and M978

Alpha 43

Thanks Mike for your help. I've been having trouble finding the M978 eduard interior and exterior details. I can only find them on ebay and they all seem to come from China. Do you have a source in the states or anywhere but ebay? Thanks again Mike.

Earl

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:10 AM

Mike,

Once again, thank you for your help which is always appreciated.

Earl

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  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:47 AM

No problem Earl. The exterior set even includes the Oshkosh plate found on all the Hemtt variants that isn't included on the plastickit.

Now what you have to do someday is the airfield firetruck version of the Hemtt.

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

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    October 2013
Posted by Alpha 43 on Monday, April 28, 2014 9:34 AM

Thanks Mike,

I decided to set that aside to start my M109 Vietnam Italeri kit. Just got started on it and I am starting to to find reference materials. I bought Verlindens War Machines No. 1 and your discussions about Kinetics parts is something I have to look into. The M109 was my first assignment being in the FDC section, but that was in 1965 and my memory of details is not what it used to be. I have bought the barrel from Barrel Depot, but no other detail parts as of yet. I will check out the Kinetics web site for the tracks. I know this does not relate to the Hemmt, but I just had the urge to build the M109 first.

Best regards,

Earl

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:16 AM

Hello Earl!

While looking for some info for myself I came across just the right TM that made me think about you and your question. And it IS on tpub! It's poorly formatted and lacks overall pictures, but it's detail pictures are just the thing. It comes in parts, here are the links:

trucks10ton.tpub.com/.../index.htm

trucks10ton.tpub.com/.../index.htm

trucks10ton.tpub.com/.../index.htm

You can find more manuals here:

trucks10ton.tpub.com/index.htm

By the way, it seems that the Italeri model is not very accurate when it comes to the chassis - the model lacks air brakes, steering gear, torque rods on the suspension and stuff like that. Some crossmembers aren't the right shape, too. Most of the people probably don't mind, but I like my trucks accurate from all sides, you know.

Anyhow I hope this info helps you or somebody else working on a HEMTT - good luck with your projects and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Alpha 43 on Friday, June 27, 2014 3:03 PM

Thanks Pawel, you are always a good friend who remembers what I am working on. I will check out the sites you gave me. I hope that you are well and doing fine. How is your truck coming along?

Have a great day Pawel,

Earl

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Posted by Rob Beach on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:54 PM

Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing guys.  I'm trying to scratch a HEMMT by 'upscaling' using a 1:72 Academy kit as reference.  With all the variants based on the standard vehicle, I think I'll need to create some tooling just so I can make dupes!

R/

Robert

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