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Thread: HMMWV M996 Camper

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    Default HMMWV M996 Camper

    Hi guys,

    new project, still very early on, but most of the vital parts are here.

    I had to built another HMMWV. Need some change from all the solid axles

    It will be similar to my old ta-02 builds, but with parts off a cheap 1:10 nitro- same as on my Tatra.

    Old and new:



    Will probably use the old SCX-transmission, its dirty but still good.



    The body, not the final wheels of course:





    And what will probably stall this project for a year or two:



    Finally, portals! They are made for SCX, but only need some custom C-hubs to fit my suspension.

    To be continued soon... hopefully

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    Makes Flashpoints look huge, lol. Subscribed!

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    Small steps...

    Got some gears and custom made shafts:



    (shafts are made in Germany. Portal housings are from the netherlands. Quite the international project )



    That should work just fine







    Got a little bodywork done:





    Hope to come back to this project full time after the holidays. my first ever build wasa HMMWV, so I still have a soft spot for them. I really want to see what independent suspension can do with portal-axles!

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    Very interesting build! Will be following this.

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    My new favourite tool:

    "Kunz Taschenhobel", wich translates to Pocket-planer, works great on styrene. Plus it's kinda cute




    So here is a bad quality picture of the progress on the back:




    Throwing around some ideas for the drivetrain:




    And this is the first semi-finished portal. I designed some C-Hubs and hope to get the prototypes soon!


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    Wow, never thought of using a planer for styrene! I bet it really cuts down on the dust
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    That's an awesome idea. Dang!
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    That's a great start. And yes, custom portals stall builds :)

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    Dude I love the look, you did great here!
    I built a Toyota once

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    Thank you guys! I use the knife a lot, just the back of the exacto blade to scrape off edges and things like that, so coming from a woodworking background the planer was the logical next step.
    Works really nice and I feel it is more predictable than sanding, so it's easier for me to get the same radius on both sides.

    Meanwhile I decided to go for a T1 transfer case, should arrive soon. I also ordered a second (fifth, actually) body to build a slightly less top-heavy version for comps and stuff.



    Took me a few attempts to figure out the doors









    Also, this:





    Turned into this:



    And will hopefully soon take shape as the first prototype

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