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SUPACAT ATMP
r2d2
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 01:28 PM UTC
Hi all, here is my ongoing build of the SUPACAT ATMP used by the British Army. Full scratchbuild in 135th. Several WIP's of the chassis so far....

I will try to cast this as I'm planning to build several versions.











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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 09:25 PM UTC
Impressive. I'd love to see a supacat in 1/35.
barny
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 09:59 PM UTC
wheels how are you going to do the wheels
jon_a_its
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Posted: Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 09:59 PM UTC
Interesting....
Made by the same company that do the Jackal, etc...
How are you doing the wheels?
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 05:33 AM UTC
Very original subject that I'll follow with interest. The beginning is really neat, well done so far.

Could you please post a picture of the real vehicle ?

TIA
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 07:14 AM UTC

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Could you please post a picture of the real vehicle ?







Troops from 1st Battalion, the Parachute Regiment travelling on Supacat ATMPs along Pristina road during NATO operations in Kosovo, June 1999:

Other pics here http://www.mod-sales.com/vehicleImage/28682.htm

Some info :Supacat ATMPs in the British forces

Ca fera l'affaire ?

Frenchy
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 01:40 PM UTC
Thanks for the pics Frenchy.

Well fellas, the wheels will be fully scratchbuilt. Here are a couple of progress shots of the tire and rim.

This is made from several laminated styrene then turned and shaped accordingly. The size of the rim and tire dimention are taken from Supacat website and technical data. Rim itself came from my spare box. I have to do another one for the left side because the tire pattern follows a specific thread. I still have to add the thread pattern then cast it.



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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 06:47 PM UTC
Very cool, I look forward to seeing those tires finished as well as the interior and roll cage. Good stuff val, I'll be watching with interest.
17741907
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:26 PM UTC
Very interesting....I'll be watching.....
ferny152
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:47 PM UTC
Subscribed ! will be watching this with interest!
retiredyank
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:51 PM UTC

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Impressive. I'd love to see a supacat in 1/35.


Accurrate Armor produces a few versions. See here
http://www.accurate-armour.com/aaproducts.cfm?navlevel=1
barny
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Posted: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:59 PM UTC
when did accurate armour start doing supercats,,,,,,,,,,
non on their yet
retiredyank
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 12:32 AM UTC
not sure when they started, but they have a couple of Jackals and a Coyote listed.
r2d2
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 06:22 AM UTC

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when did accurate armour start doing supercats,,,,,,,,,,
non on their yet



Terry, AA had the Coyote and Jackal and this is also made by the SUPACAT company.
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 06:39 AM UTC

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Ca fera l'affaire ?
Frenchy



Ouaip
Merci
barny
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 - 11:51 PM UTC
sorry i thought this was about the supercat atmp not the jackle
r2d2
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 11:56 AM UTC
Ok guys I have managed to finished the difficult Simex all terrain tyres for this build. It was very tedious and small that it took me almost a week to fabricate the whole wheel and all the tyre treads and I have to make both the left and the right side. I will cast the right side to make 3 wheels and same with the left. This will serve as my master to cast endless wheels for several version of my build.













Stay tune....
jon_a_its
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 09:30 PM UTC
"Wheel-y" good work here, I'm keeping an eye in here....
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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 09:46 PM UTC
Fantastic work Val I think you should go in to prodution with these bad boys.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - 12:46 AM UTC
Excellent work and on an interesting range of vehicles

Keith.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - 03:21 AM UTC

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Fantastic work Val I think you should go in to prodution with these bad boys.



I agree- the tyres alone are a work of art.
r2d2
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - 06:25 AM UTC
Thanks guys. If I'm successful in casting this I will try to do a full resin kit and if loads of guys wanted a copy then I might do a production run. I will be at the MAFVA this coming June if time permits and if I'm able to finish this i will have some copy available up for sale.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 - 07:08 AM UTC
Love the accuracy of your tire pattern. How did you go about setting out the pattern and making the tread pattern so exact ??? did you use some form of spacer to set out the gaps so neatly and aligned so precisely ???

Hope to see your technique as a step by step.

Will be following the rest

Nige
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 08:35 AM UTC

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Love the accuracy of your tire pattern. How did you go about setting out the pattern and making the tread pattern so exact ??? did you use some form of spacer to set out the gaps so neatly and aligned so precisely ???

Hope to see your technique as a step by step.

Will be following the rest

Nige



Thanks Nige. Tire tread are done free style using the laminated styrene as a guide.
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 09:52 AM UTC
I just can't stop looking at those tyres. I did a bit of scratchbuilding in my life, but this is out of my league.
Very,very cool stuff.
Can't wait for more.