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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

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:18 pm
by Günter Gäbelein
Hi,

the weather was fine the last days and therefore, I spent some time to work on the FT17.

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Happy Easter

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:36 pm
by Dave Dibb (Armorpax)
Fantastic work, I live in hope someone will do an affordable kit in 1/6th someday. Static or RC, don't mind which :-)

Best regards

Dave

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:18 pm
by Robert Reid
I am with Dave! That FT17 is an amazing tank.

Your scratch build is remarkable! If Armortek were to make one, I'd be on it in a second. But I think the Chinese ones are going to kill that market, even for an affordable version.

Cheers and thanks for the great build log!

RPR

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:28 pm
by Robert E Morey
Gunter,
Just beautiful model all around. Came out perfect as one would expect. The 3D printed texture on the turret looks good for the rough steel look. Excellent!
Bob

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:54 pm
by Graham Hough
This is a brilliant model, congratulations. The FT17 is my number one for Armortek to offer some time soon too. You are a highly skilled engineer to build this from base materials.

Re: Renault FT17

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:35 pm
by simon_manning
Stunning! Great skill, well done Gunter, regards simon manning.