HEMTT M1075 PLS w/M5

Captain Caveman III

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Hello guys after looking over all my wheeled model kits. I thought that building something a bit different that should be posted on (SMA).
It's a Heavy HEMTT M1075 PLS w/M5 Concrete Mobile Mixer.


Now I will use a Italeri M977 kit for the conversion.




Now I have a lot of scratchbuilding to do.
 

Quaralane

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Should be an interesting build, Caveman
 

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oh this will be interesting to watch and mabe learn a few things from in regaurd to scratch work
 

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It's good to see something different and that is definitely unique. Looking forward to seeing this develop
 

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Right on Caveman. Been wondering about this kit. It'll be cool to see you convert it!
 

Captain Caveman III

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Guys I'm working on it to day and I hope by to knight I'll have some progress photos up.
 

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The army has cement mixers...who knew? ;D

Should be a fun build, are you gonna make it from sheet styrene and other bits?
 

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What a beast!
Cool!
Will be following this WIP with interest.
 

Captain Caveman III

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Thanks guys for looking in. Now I must point out that I have a lot of detail to add as well as build large parts. So first I started on the rear three axels. Here I added detail to the leaf-spring hanges and top plate.




Next the axel tension tub and axel torque bar mounts.




 

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did you extend the frame of teh truck?
 

Captain Caveman III

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Yet here's a bit more work on the first of the three rear axels.








I have yet to start the detail on the rear section.
 

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Nice bit o scratch building there. Suspension is building up nicely.
 

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Capt. wicked Scratch building!! May I ask how can you get the right size? guesstimate?

Thanks!!
 

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Good work Caveman. You must have some guts to take on a project like this. That an some good plans. ;)
 

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This is wickedly Awesome....

is the Third Axles so different from the others ? i.e. could you have Casted a copy of one of them to help ?
or does it have a radical shape to it...

Awesome work on those details... I am jealous ! LOL

I will be following this for sure... Always wondered why there were never a conversion set made to make all the different variants of the Oshkosh family !

Take care !
 

Captain Caveman III

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LOL Thanks guys I'll do my best to keep up this level of detail. Hay "Eastrock" back in the days when I was younger I use to set in the local park and draw people's faces. I also learned how to do that much better in art class. An when I was much younger in the 7th grade wood shop. I would never use a ruler, I would play like I know how to use it on project. I would use my eye to measure what I thought the right size was. An I all ways got it right.
Till on the last day of school the teacher stood back and watch me. Well he found me out, and asked why didn't I know how to use or read a ruler. I didn't know what to say. It came out that I was dyslexic, an that was a hard thing to live with in the 7th and 8th grade. I was caller reta**^% Stu*&* every day after it came out. I was know as the art guy till that day. I could dray any one and any thing. Any way I now use a ruler and a caliper when building but some time's I still fall back and build from line of sight.
Ok guys I just got in a set of DEF Models tire and wheel set. I would need to cast two to make up a full set of 10 wheels.


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Thanks and appreciated for the reply, Capt!!! this would help, I was planning to scratch build a RWS, and reading information on How to's
 
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