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Modelling Patton tank interior in 1:35

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  • Member since
    October 2015
  • From: Tacoma, WA.
Posted by M60_ tanker on Friday, December 28, 2018 11:43 AM

Looking good. Couple of things. In the drawing, the fire extinguisher was not mounted there. It was mounted under the drivers seat. Also, no ammo boxes were inside the turret. All coax ammo was stored in the banana boxes.

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

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, December 28, 2018 10:37 AM

Hello!

Gino - thanks a lot for your kind words. Good thing to know I'm not only doing this for myself, but that also other modellers could use my work.

M60_tanker - funny thing you're asking me that, I've just finished to work on this render when I read your last post:

1:35 M60A1 coax ammo box by Pawel

So the answer is absolutely, but I didn't think people would want to have bigger quantities of grease-guns with the magazines out.

Currently I'm working on the gunners controls (the TMs call it a power-pack) and the turret traverse gearbox. I'll post my results soon.

As always I'd be grateful for any comments or remarks you might have here. 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
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  • From: Tacoma, WA.
Posted by M60_ tanker on Thursday, December 27, 2018 5:29 PM

Just took a look at your Shapeways site. Can you model the M-3A1 grease guns with out the magazine. They were stored in the tank with out them.

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

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  • From: Tacoma, WA.
Posted by M60_ tanker on Thursday, December 27, 2018 5:03 PM

I would buy at least 5 complete kits.

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

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  • From: Valrico, FL
Posted by HeavyArty on Thursday, December 27, 2018 4:19 PM

Looking great so far.  I would be up for an M60 interior.  Sounds like a great project and I will be watching.

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  • Member since
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  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, December 27, 2018 2:45 PM

Hello everybody!

Thanks a lot for your comments and your kind words!

Rob - I'm especially counting on you with this one, given your experience with the subject.

And to show you I'm not only writing about it, but also working on the subject for some time, here's a render of the turret floor ammo boxes for the MGs, also known as "banana boxes":

1:35 banana box set for the M60A1 by Pawel

I have based this 3D design on some photos, and on this diagram I have created:

M60A1 turret floor/banana boxes diagram by Pawel

So I'd like to as you for review of my design and your comments. Thanks a lot in advance and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 10:30 AM

Wow, that's some nice stuff Pawel!!!

Right now I need to concentrate on just getting something built out of the box but if I ever decide to detail the interior of a M60 I'll know where to look!

 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:57 AM

Somewhere, some place in my garage, I probably still have my M60A3TTS and CEV TMs.

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 24, 2018 9:01 PM
Wow that's some nice items you have really like the M60s and M14s. I'm not very familiar with the Patton but would be interested in what would be visible through the hatch maybe not the full interior.

Clint

  • Member since
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  • From: Poland
Modelling Patton tank interior in 1:35
Posted by Pawel on Monday, December 24, 2018 6:51 PM

Hello everybody!

Some time ago I got the strange idea to scratchbuild the interior for my Patton. To be exact, I was already very deep in a conversion of the AFV Club M60A1 to the M728 CEV, and the AFV Club model has some interior there. At first I said I'll only do a little bit, things visible through the driver's hatch - but then I started getting TMs for the CEV and the whole project started creeping and I got mired...

Here's the link to my CEV project:

cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/165990.aspx

Then a tanker contacted me with a request for help - he's trying to build an interior for his M60A1. I made some parts for him and re-started my project by the way.

And then I started drawing in 3D and printing some parts - that's a very cool technology. You can see some of my designs here:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/nam-models

Now here's the idea: since I already need some interior parts for my CEV, and many parts of it are exchangeable with other Patton tanks, I would like to put up parts like gunner's controls, TC's seat, banana boxes so that anyone interested can have them 3D-printed and build their own M60 or M48 tank interior. Maybe eventually I could have complete interiors for 3D printing?

On the other hand I must say thre are not that many references online but I know we have lots of military veterans here on the forums, so I thought maybe those of you who "been there, done that" could give me a hand on this project here. I could also use a TM or two for the M60A1 or the M48A3, for example.

I would like to hear your opinion on this. Who would be interested to build an interior for the Patton tank?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

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