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Mark Alcock
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Hi all

I'm new here but have been building models of various scales for over 40 years. Looking forward to getting on and building No82, going to base it loosely on a vehicle from the 7th Armoured Division called 'puddle jumper' armed with a .50 cal during the Normandy campaign. I won't bore you with the general build but will post anything that's worthy of your interest.

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Welcome Mark.

First time I heard the name Puddle Jumper was on Stargate Atlantis :-)

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Welcome Mark

I don't think there's any such thing as a boring general build in my book, purging your model with pictures and descriptions is always asset to those who will follow. And maybe looking back on the build you'll find a completeness of the journey.

Experience of the forum usually shows that each one of us builds the models in different ways. Some will go mega, some will go subtle.
A cross section of the UC builds shows the diversity in the final stages and massive changes to the final drive systems.

Anyway, if you do a good job in pictures, it saves me trying to make head or tail of the instructions when I get round to building mine 8)
(Sod the journey, lets hit the bar and the pool!) :lol:
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Had a couple of hours on 82 today, built up the suspension bogies and and tried the hull plates for fitment, all good this is a very well engineered kit. Have an idea of using an 80 amp RC crawler ESC in the carrier which I will be able to program and set up to suit the carriers characteristics.

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Hi Mark
I´m also a newbie here , but ecco John there´s always somehting to learn from all people here.
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Forgot to mention yesterday that the sleeves on the main suspension units are a little to big for the springs to go over as has been mentioned in other threads. Having no lathe I decided to improvise and used my battery drill. The middle sleeve will go into the drill chuck and can be turned down with a needle file on both sides. The rounded sleeves on the end of the springs won't sit in the drill chuck so I used one of the middle sleeves and using a 3mm nut and bolt bolted the rounded sleeve to it so it could be held in the drill chuck and turned down accordingly.
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Nice,
The portable lathe made by Im-pro. Got two myself 240vac and a 14vdc for the small stuff 8)
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At bit more progress, managed to get most of the model into a coat of etch primer yesterday and today started to put a bit of green on. Used Halfords etch primer and using Tamiya flat olive green with my airbrush.
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Evening all.
Not much to report this week due to time restraints but I did manage to pin the tracks together.
A question for those UC owners who have purchased the motion pack what do you get in the pack?
I assume motor and gearbox, ESC, Differential, brakes etc anything else?

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Mark.

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Hi Mark,

Motor & gear box, differential, brake assemblies, 3 servos, esc and wiring harness.

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A little more progress with suspension and tracks test fitted. Tracks are a little slack even with the adjusters at full stretch so I'll look to take a couple of links out during final assembly.
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Hi Mark,

I ended up with 154 links, 10 less than was in the manual.

Dennis

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