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Old Sep 30, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Scratchbuilt T 34 Tank in 1/12th scale.


Hi Everyone, At the moment I'm building the Russian T34 model tank at 1/12th scale, as seen on R/C Tank Combat site. It's made from 1/4 & 1/8th ply, the drive system is Heng Long and the battery is 6v 4amp SLA. I intend to use two (push for off) switches either side of a servo arm for steering and change over switches for the turret movement and opposite track movement (tank spin).
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Geoff,
Great looking build. Please keep us updated, will be watching.
Paul
Old Oct 01, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Thanks Paul, will do. I'm having problems trying to find HL steel gearboxes with long drive shafts. I want to upgrade from plastic gears to steel. I ordered a set but they came with short shafts, I didn't know there was different lengths, I'm hoping to return them for exchange for long shafts. Regards Geoff.
Old Oct 19, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Good job! Just remember that you have to seal the wood to keep moisture out of it both inside and outside. I am fond of using thinned epoxy to do that and to harden the wood. Both of my LVT's were done that way and made out of 1/8" plywood also.

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Old Oct 20, 2012, 05:17 AM
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Thanks Herman, We have Ronseal WetRot Wood Hardener over here which is diluted fibreglass resin as thin as water and soaks into the wood and sets hard. It also seals it ready for primer coat. I watched your build posts, you've done a great job there, really inspired me, great stuff. Regards Geoff.
Old Oct 20, 2012, 08:27 AM
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Hi Geoff,

Glad you liked my efforts. Keep up the good work and you will definitely have something to be proud of in the end.

Herman
Old Nov 03, 2012, 10:59 AM
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great job, looks really awesome
Old Nov 12, 2012, 05:29 AM
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This is how the turret is controlled.
Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:57 PM
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Finally, Fuel tanks and smoke cans fitted and painted.
Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:42 PM
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This is looking better and better.

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