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1/48 US Halftrack tracks and wheels.

October 14 2016 at 2:40 PM

Dennis Loep  (Login Peolini-Design)
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Hello all,

I thought you might find this interesting.

Here are the links to 3D printed versions of Halftrack tracks and wheels.

Tracks:
http://shpws.me/MLTv

Normal NDT's and the Firestone tread versions:
http://shpws.me/MMaC
http://shpws.me/MMaw

I hope you like them and spread the word.

Cheers,

Dennis

 
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Alvaro Rodriguez
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Excellent design once more, Dennis!

October 14 2016, 3:55 PM 

Hi:

Like any other of your previous 3D works, these are again top notch!

Well done!
Alvaro

 
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Steve Faxon
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Mine showed up today.....

October 14 2016, 7:44 PM 

And WOW are they nice, and will be a great time saver too!!!

 
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Brian Crowley
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Re: 1/48 US Halftrack tracks and wheels.

October 15 2016, 1:57 PM 

They look great. Are they designed to go on Bandai's injection molded half track or a resin version?

 
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Bruce Culver
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No, the true horror is that I commissioned these for a project.....

October 15 2016, 3:28 PM 

using the OLD Monogram-Revell 1/48 M3 GMC half-track in the Snap-Tite series of scale toys. As monumentally crude as it is, that old groaner is bang-on for 1/48 and the Bandai kit is oversize as well as being way too wide in proportion. The Snap-Tite kit sides are too high (easy to fix) and the interior is good only for the M3 GMC (SP 75mm gun), but even the chassis is more accurate than any other available kit right now. As it happens, GasoLine in France is working on a new resin M3A1 half-track that looks great in the prototype picture, and these 3D printed rear suspensions and front wheels will really dress up this new kit as well. There are also the TWS M3A1, beautifully molded but very difficult to assemble due to bad instructions, the Bandai M3A1, even if a bit too large, the resin Kengi M3 GMC and two Wespe resin half-tracks, the T19 SP 105mm howitzer and the M16 MGMC, and they could use these parts as well. So these bits will work on about a half-dozen different kits in one way or another. A bonus is that Dennis did both the standard US non-directional tire AND the directional chevron tire used in North Africa, so you can do the Kengi M3 GMC as an early one from Tunisia, and use the wheels for an early M3A1 White scout car, if you can find the GasoLine kit. Overall, this project turned out to be a lot more useful than even I figured it might be. Dennis did a great job on this.

 
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