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Modelling Patton tank interior in 1:35

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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:17 PM

Hello!

The pace slowed down, I must admit, but I'm still working on it.

Here's what I have so far on the early ballistic computer (this could also work for the M48A3):

1:35 Patton ballistic computer by Pawel

Thanks for lookin' and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:17 PM

That looks amazing, Pawel!

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

  • Member since
    October 2015
  • From: Tacoma, WA.
Posted by M60_ tanker on Friday, May 17, 2019 9:56 AM

Pawel, been looking at your original diagram, and I think your azimuth indicator is about 10% to big. Also, your travesing gear assy is to far forward. It should be more to the rear towards the TC's seat. That should open up the space for the ballistic computer. Can you rotate the diagram so we can see what it would look like from the TC's seat?

Ray

Nothing is impossible as long as somebody else has to do it.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, May 20, 2019 2:21 PM

Mike, Ray - thanks a lot for your kind words! I'm sorry you had to wait so long for my reply.

Ray - that's the good thing about it, I can turn my 3D model anyway I please. Here, I have prepared two more drawings for you:

1:35 Patton lower turret assy by Pawel

1:35 Patton lower turret assy by Pawel

That azimuth indicator is one of the things I would like to have measured. The outer diameter of the upper cylinder (and the cylinder's height) would be particularily interesting here.

What do you say?

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2017
Posted by BenHet on Saturday, June 13, 2020 10:17 AM

Pawel, that's just amazing. I see the last post is over a year old? Has their been any progress since?

Would very much like to have a set.

 

Joe

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, June 14, 2020 10:23 AM

Hello Joe!

BenHet is an interesting handle... Anything to do with that Special Forces camp in I Corps?

If you want to take a look I have a Duster straight out of Khe Sanh on my web page:

http://vietnam.net.pl/M42en.htm

Thanks a lot for your kind words! It's true nothing happened in this thread for quite some time. It mainly has to do with the fact, that I was overwhelmed with work in my old job to the point where I had to quit and in my new job they don't let me get bored neither... On top of that I moved to a new apartment and there's also the plague...

But let's not limit ourselves to bad news. There are good news, too - my freind Kevin visited an armor museum in California and took some badly needed measurements of the interior for me - so I'm very slowly but steadily integrating those measurements im my 3D models. It's a funny thing, mu guesstimations have led to some measurements being serously off, while some other are so close that I'm not changing anything.

I'm still having some problems with squeezing everything in and the models got so complicated, that my PC has problems processing it - but I hope I can finish it some day - plus I know there are some tankers waiting for their copy. So I'm hoping to find some more time to put some more work in this.

Thanks a lot for your comment and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2019
Posted by jrivera on Thursday, August 13, 2020 9:37 PM

Hi Pawel,

Hope you find yourself safe and healthy.  I'm happy for your progress, can't wait to get a set from you once you're ready.

Best reagards,

Juan

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 3:42 AM

Hello Juan!

Thanks a lot for your comment! For now I'm safe nad healthy, thank you very much - I just still have to sort out the situation at work. I hope I can make the necessary corrections to my 3D models soon - and start drawing new ones (in the M60A1 interior), there is still so much to do...

Thanks again and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 7:39 PM

Hello, Pawel!

Glad to see you're still working on making this project happen. I must admit I have not been posting much lately and it's good to see my friends here, including you, still working on such beautiful things.

I've got a little project I hope to post soon. Motivation, however, is low these days.

I do hope you are fairing well through this "plague". It's really been a trial of sorts for most of us here in the States. Political wrangling has influenced a lot of horrible decisions and made things much worse than necessary here.

It's not fun anymore when my family is fearful of venturing out of the house. But I will not say anymore about that.

I miss building and painting and scratching up my details! I have so many projects that have stagnated it's astounding! 

-Mike

- Mike Brindos "Lost Boy"

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