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Building a M19 Tank Transporter
TankManNick
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 08:36 AM UTC
Looks fantastic! Will any cable be wound on that winch?
Kenaicop
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 10:18 AM UTC
Looking good, I love big, nasty, complex military truck kits 😎👍
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 07:26 AM UTC
Cabeling up and installing the Wench




OldWarloke
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 07:30 AM UTC


The cable wire is from Hobby Lobby.


Now for some more touch up painting.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2020 - 11:01 AM UTC
Nice clean build with lots of attention to detail. 🔍

Just wondering: What is the tile you're using for your photo backdrops?

—mike
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 08:12 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice clean build with lots of attention to detail. 🔍

Just wondering: What is the tile you're using for your photo backdrops?

—mike


Just colored art paper, right now it's Royal Purple.
Donald
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 08:16 AM UTC
I want to show part of the engine so I cut off the lower panels, this would also help cool the engine.

I'm not shure if I got this right, but I can't see any other way.



OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, August 05, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC




That's all for today.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 07:41 AM UTC
a little painting and assembly done.




Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2020 - 08:13 AM UTC
I hope it can help :


OldWarloke
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 12:42 AM UTC
Thank You, it helps a lot.
I didn't realize there were more rollers inside.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 12:44 AM UTC
a little more done, camera battery is on the charge.


Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2020 - 08:17 AM UTC
Subscribed and closely watching, since this one moved up my stash considerably and is in the loops to be opened and started soon... Thank you very much for sharing your build in such detail!
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 01:21 AM UTC
No problem installing the Truck Bed.



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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 01:28 AM UTC
There's one thing that has been bothering me about the winch opening in the front bumper, there's no hook-up for running the cables from the winch to it. It's like the researchers took info. off of two different vehicles. It just doesn't feel right.
So I covered the opening in the front bumper.

OK lets see you sand this down.

While waiting for the putty to dry I started on the Wheels and Tires
I roughened up the wear surfaces of the tires with a little sanding.















The Tire openings are a little bigger on one side so I put that side to the inside where you can't see it.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 08:06 AM UTC




Had a little computer problem, seems to be working now.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 12:39 PM UTC
I finished the Tractor.




I'll be working on the Trailer unit next. I'll post more of the Tractor when everything is finished.
( Of special note the windshield doesn't fit really good, It would be better to fit and trim the Windshield before doing any assembly or painting on the Cab.
Regards.
Donald
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 03:41 PM UTC
your build is great ,thanks for shareing.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 04:55 AM UTC
Started work on the trailer.
I removed the Logo and filled most of the push pin marks.

Test fitted.


Painted the inner parts, easier now than when assembled.



Finished for now.
Donald
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 07:22 AM UTC
Here's some more.
The Deck was a little warped so it took a bunch of my special clamps to hold it together while the glue set up.




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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 07:28 AM UTC
The hinges for the rear ramps are a little tricky.
First you need to widen the slots slightly so the hinge bar can move.

Glue the part with the pin first and let it set up.
Then place the Hinge Bar on the pin and rotate it into the slot.

Then place the other against the bar and glue to the frame (Not the bar)



OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 07:38 AM UTC
Assembled the blocks on the deck.

The Deck and upper Frame.

You could glue it down now but it would be a lot harder to paint

I painted it first.

Test fitted.


Finished for now.
Donald
I need a nap
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 07:45 AM UTC
Still following along. Very nice work!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 07:29 AM UTC
A little more.



All done for now.
Donald
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 09:18 AM UTC
there’s a chain underneath that disappears into the crate. It's used for the hand parking break





Pascal