Famo 18 tonner.

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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:20 am

Great photos Chang! Looking at the spade/winch lifting eye and hook position, it seems far to close to the spade pivot point to be functional? I wonder if the pulley frame above the rear tailgate was used to pass the winch cable over and so pull up and lower from there?

I thought that photo that you posted was real for a minute ! :D ..Regards Phil.
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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Paul Morris » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:11 pm

Hi fellas.
Well from being one of the initial instigators of the we want a Famo campaign ... I am a little late to the show but very happy to announce that I have joined the merry band and paid my deposit :D :D :D .
Roll on the summer.
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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Phil Woollard » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:31 pm

Nice one Paul, I'm looking forward to watching your build. :D and yes you started the ball rolling i believe? :D
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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Steve Norris » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:24 pm

Hi Paul
Good to see that your getting a FAMO, look forward to seeing you build it.
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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Chang » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:55 am

Found another two 1/6 scratchbuilt FAMO threads in the SIXTHARMYGROUP website:
http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/sh ... hp?t=21427
Which shown the same FAMO (but added a SS license plate) as I'd posted in 9th floor on 04 Mar 2018.
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A R/C FAMO already? :?:


http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/sh ... hp?t=12448
Which shown she towed a FLAK37(?)
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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by jseverett » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:00 am

Kian,
Could you please give us an update on the development status of the Famo 18 ?

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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Simon Peck » Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:18 pm

Since it’s release is known about beforehand it would be interesting (if possible), to see something of the survey/measuring/design process.

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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Phil Woollard » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:15 pm

I second that Simon it would be fascinating indeed :D , regards Phil.
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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Armortek » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:14 pm

Good evening Gentlemen

We are pleased that you are all as excited about the FAMO kit as we are and we fully understand that you would like an update with information on the design process, which is running smoothly.
However, we are currently in the middle of getting 3 kits ready, with dispatch starting at the end of this week: the Rolls-Royce Armoured car, the Silver Ghost Chassis and the Engine kit. Packing up and dispatching these 3 kits simultaneously requires all our attention and we therefor hope you can bear with us a little bit longer. We will post details on the measuring and design work of the FAMO in about a fortnight.

Thank you all for your patience!
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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Armortek » Thu May 03, 2018 1:37 pm

From our April Newsletter:
SD KFZ 9 (FAMO)

Update on progress ... we started the R&D process at the end of February/ early March. Thanks to The Wheatcroft Military Collection we were able to spend a full day photographing and measuring an immaculately restored full scale version.

With all the amazing machinery on display, it was difficult to stay focused (!), but with 436 photographs, 19 pages of sketches and over 100 measurement points we made good progress.

The biggest challenge so far, has been the running gear - but good news to report. - we have designed a track that has rubber pads.
The images below show the progress to date. Still a way to go on the design front, but we remain confident of a summer release.

RESERVATIONS FOR THE FAMO WILL CLOSE SHORTLY AS WE COMMIT TO PRODUCTION NUMBERS. IF YOU WANT TO RESERVE A KIT, LET US KNOW SOON.
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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Phil Woollard » Thu May 03, 2018 3:10 pm

Superb guys and bloody well done to get those rubber pads to work! Lots of people will be very happy including me, looking at Mark standing at the front of the vehicle gives you an idea of just how big the 1/1 is and just how big the 1/6th is going to be, a real show stopper.
After spending some time listening to the examples on youtube the vehicle creates quite a din from the running gear at it travels along, the engine noise is fairly loud also, maybe the recorded sound file could have the Maybach and some of the running gear clatter, this would be something else! Maybe Thomas could add the extra running gear noise as part of the sound selection function instead of one or two of the seldom used personnel voice files ? :D Phil
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Post by Phil Woollard » Fri May 04, 2018 8:16 am

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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri May 04, 2018 8:47 am

Should there be more suspension travel on that Famo ?

It looks to me as though you'd smack the sprocket and idler every time you went over any kind of ridge.

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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by florian rudolf » Fri May 04, 2018 8:54 am

Hello Guys,
the FAMO is my absolut favorite Model ever... So I'm excited to get one of these...
I have the PAK43 an the 251, so this FAMO will complete the collection.
The rubber pats with these scale chain, are one of the best ever in ARMORTEK colection I think.
Looking forward to get more images ;)

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Re: Famo 18 tonner.

Post by Simon Peck » Fri May 04, 2018 10:57 am

Thanks for the update, it looks good so far. Hopefully the suspension will work in a similar fashion to the original?!?!
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