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Cpl Overby
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HMMWV

Postby Cpl Overby » Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:42 pm

This started life as either a Matchbox or a Hotwheels Diecast.
As I am a producer of resin models for wargamers,
I took one, Cleaned it up, corrected details, and cut a hole in the roof for a gun ring.
The closest gun ring I could find was the Dragon 1/72 kit.

They still had their flaws and I replaced the wheels with those from the Corgie HMMWV.
They came out like this:

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So I happily went along and cast these up for orders.

But lately some been itching at me.......
So I took a cast of the HMMWV

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Sanded the sides smooth (ish)
Started cutting and gluing panels on and came up with this.

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Now of course this would need wheels,
So i took four of my resin cast wheels,
cut away the tires so that all I had left were the rims.
Then I thought I wanted a more "aggressive" tire pattern,
so I dug through my stash,
and found some resin tire that were made for the Stryker.
I drilled out the center.... popped in the HMMWV rims and "there you go" HMMWV wheels.

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The next step was the turret..
It started out pretty straight foward.

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and ended up like this:

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after it was all done, I molded the parts, cast it in Resin,
and here is the end result.

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That's how it looked all primered up.
I decided to cast the turret in clear resin, and painted one up.

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and that's what I spent the past week doing.

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Re: HMMWV

Postby Bill50 » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:06 pm

What an excellent post. :10: Cannot wait to see what you do with a 3D printer when the price makes it viable for Joe Public to purchase and use.
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Re: HMMWV

Postby Cpl Overby » Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:14 pm

Bill50 wrote:What an excellent post. :10: Cannot wait to see what you do with a 3D printer when the price makes it viable for Joe Public to purchase and use.


Thanks Bill,
Glad you like it.
This gave me headache after headache,
I was so happy when I was done.

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Re: HMMWV

Postby adbutler » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:42 pm

Wow. That looks fantastic, you are very talented.
MAJORETTE..... this is how a 3inch diecast vehicle is made Mattel!

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Re: HMMWV

Postby The General » Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:10 am

adbutler wrote:Wow. That looks fantastic, you are very talented.


Hear! Hear!
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Re: HMMWV

Postby admin » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:04 am

The General wrote:
adbutler wrote:Wow. That looks fantastic, you are very talented.


Hear! Hear!


I concur.

I wish I was just half as talented as Cpl Overby

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Re: HMMWV

Postby Cpl Overby » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:11 am

Thanks for the compliments guys.
ha ha ha .... I may have opened a" can of worms".........
I am now getting emails from gamers,
to take the "older" HMMWV's and do "Hill Billy" armor for early war skirmishes.


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