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Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:29 pm
by simon_manning
A lovely model gunter, regards simon manning.

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:56 pm
by Robert E Morey
Super cool project! Looks excellent. Looks like the worm drive went the way of the dinosaur (ie extinct). Very nice, the track shoes are really cool.

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:02 pm
by Günter Gäbelein
Hi Robert,

the worm drive produced to much axial force on the Truck Puller motor and I decided to replace it. :wink:

In the engine compartment is stil place for an engine replica, which is already under construction.

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:59 pm
by Günter Gäbelein
Hi all,

I have nearly finished construction and integration of the engine.
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Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:13 pm
by Robert E Morey
Beautiful little engine. 3D printing is a wonderful tool for this sort of detail. Still trying to wrap my head around all those real rivets! Even a small tank like this has a lot of rivets. Super cool project - can't wait to see it running!
Best regards,
Bob

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:19 pm
by Günter Gäbelein
Hi,

my FT17 project is coming to an end. I have started painting of inside details. Next will be animation of figures. See some new pictures below:

Engine compartment
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Driver compartment
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Gun
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Further details
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Here to captured videos showing the steering brakes and a driving test
Steering brakes and gear working
Driving test

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:59 pm
by Robert Reid
This is one of the most remarkable models I have ever seen!

Well done!

It's one of the tanks I'd love to build! But not sure I am up to scratch-building!

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

RPR