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Bushmaster PMV - 1/16 experiment.
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 07:23 AM UTC
Gluing & clamping the lower hull:











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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 10:16 AM UTC
Interesting built. A lot of design work !

What the material used for the printed parts ?

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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 06:58 PM UTC

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Interesting built. A lot of design work !

What the material used for the printed parts ?




Thanks Alex.

The filament is PLA (Polylactic Acid) which is a thermoplastic polymer. Goes in the print head at 1.75mm, extruded though the 0.4mm nozzle.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 - 09:34 PM UTC
Great work, GK; a whole lot more interesting now NZ brought this vehicle.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 08, 2020 - 11:42 PM UTC

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Great work, GK; a whole lot more interesting now NZ brought this vehicle.



Cheers, Kylie. Your new trucks look pretty sweet - a lot nicer than the earlier generation. Apparently your guys from the Group had borrowed some, but I only heard that claim today.
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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 06:35 PM UTC
Moving on to the front of the engine compartment, itís time for the upper & lower engine grills:

Upper:



Lower:

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Posted: Thursday, July 09, 2020 - 08:05 PM UTC

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Apparently your guys from the Group had borrowed some, but I only heard that claim today.


Iíll find out tomorrow night when I catch up with a couple of them. Iíve seen weíre going for overall sand; clearly someone put a lot of thought into that.
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 09:42 PM UTC
One of the side effects of learning as youíre designing is the error rate is high. A review of the bottom of the engine bay revealed that it wasnít wide enough at the top. So, as I redrew it, I added some additional details.





There may be some redesign of the front end required.
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Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:32 PM UTC
This really an awesome project mate, and not for the faint hearted! I'd love to have a (resin) 3d printer, but SWMO and the bank won't let me... Curious how this will turn out...
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Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020 - 03:34 PM UTC

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This really an awesome project mate, and not for the faint hearted! I'd love to have a (resin) 3d printer, but SWMO and the bank won't let me... Curious how this will turn out...



Thanks, Erwin. Resin printers & their materials can be pretty pricey. I donít think I could do a project of this size on a resin printer, just from a cost perspective.

The front end redesign continues.

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Posted: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 04:32 AM UTC
As Iím building the combat Winnebago closed up, Iím only adding enough detail to it to give the impression of whatís there, not going nuts. The seat frames on the 1:1 are pretty involved structures, which is represented by the recesses on otherwise solid blocks, here.

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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 01:00 AM UTC
Added some more detail to the driverís & commanderís stations, forward, as well as an approximation of the radio rack in the rear compartment.



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Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 08:15 AM UTC
Thought Iíd post a comparison between the current interior design compared to the initial design. More detail & more refined, more accurate, detail.

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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 11:18 PM UTC
Waiting for some spare parts for the printer has helped enable (force?) more work on the redesign.

New upper hull:



Finished the rear compartment, less seats (lots of copy/paste there):





With international shipping being what it is, Iíve probably got two more weeks to refine the design.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 09:15 PM UTC
Mostly finished the upper hull:





Added air conditioning ducting to the hull ceiling. First half:



The rest:



Running out of excuses to redo the front on the hull for the fourth time!
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2020 - 06:53 AM UTC
Work continues.

Ongoing fit checks should avoid some of the mismatches Iíve generated to date.



Almost done with the latest - & hopefully last - iteration of the front end.



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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 05:07 AM UTC
Finally finished the redesign of the front of the truck.









And a comparison between the first & current version.

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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 12:10 PM UTC
With work ramping up, time has become a little tight!

Simple projects, like wheel hubs, are simple & quick.

Step 1: draw the cross section of the hub.



Step 2: rotate the section around the axis & add whatever detail is required.



Tyres will be sourced from the Trumpeter 1/16 M-ATV kit.
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 08:11 PM UTC

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With work ramping up, time has become a little tight!

Simple projects, like wheel hubs, are simple & quick.

Step 1: draw the cross section of the hub.



Step 2: rotate the section around the axis & add whatever detail is required.



Tyres will be sourced from the Trumpeter 1/16 M-ATV kit.



Astounding work, far past my own small efforts in CAD
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 11:14 PM UTC

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With work ramping up, time has become a little tight!

Simple projects, like wheel hubs, are simple & quick.

Step 1: draw the cross section of the hub.



Step 2: rotate the section around the axis & add whatever detail is required.



Tyres will be sourced from the Trumpeter 1/16 M-ATV kit.



Astounding work, far past my own small efforts in CAD



Thanks, Jon. Very slow learning on my behalf, but getting there.
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 11:56 PM UTC
Realised I hadnít posted the seat back models for the interior.

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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 09:36 PM UTC
Moving on to the stowage redesign. Thought Iíd add alignment tabs to the hull and recesses in the bins themselves.





The rearmost stowage bin is for the DUKE electronic countermeasures.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 05:30 PM UTC
Switched to the right side of the vehicle. Some tricky geometry that needs to be sorted before adding detail.



Also added the underside detail.



As well as the alignment recesses.



Just have to add the battery box to the rear.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:01 PM UTC
Gathered up all of the prototype pieces on one spot. Wow. A lot of trial and error!



The clean sheet ďrealĒ model is up to 271 hours, so far. Will spend the weekend cleaning up & gluing to show actual progress.
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 04:13 PM UTC
Some actual progress.