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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 02:28 PM UTC

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Looks fantastic Mike. Love the wood finish on the first one.



Thanks man!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
Looks fantastic Mike. Love the wood finish on the first one.
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Posted: Monday, August 19, 2019 - 02:04 PM UTC
My other project that I originally started this campaign with is a 20' Refrigerated Container - so here I show a current progress photo of my primary logistical project.





And a few days earlier:
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 09:49 AM UTC
I have achieved little progress this week on the refrigerated container I featured a while back but I am also working on this new Bulkhead Flatrack kit recently offered by MMK:



Wood grain treatment added to the rack floor and the "B" endwall:


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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 09:20 AM UTC
I agree. A very nice save Byron and a great base to move forward on.

I am going to have to withdraw from this build. My wife has several broken bones after a cycling accident and caring for her is keeping me busy. With other builds on the go, I'll never have time to start or finish here. I'm still going to be following everyone else though!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC

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I agree Byron and I happen to think this truck looks even better as an open cab!

p.s. I would still hang on to that melted cab for use in some future "Wrecked CCKW" dio!

(I'll take it off your hands it you don't want it!)



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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 12:04 AM UTC
Thank you Peter, very much!

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I agree Byron and I happen to think this truck looks even better as an open cab!

p.s. I would still hang on to that melted cab for use in some future "Wrecked CCKW" dio!

(I'll take it off your hands it you don't want it!)
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 08:01 PM UTC
Nice save Byron.
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 06:08 PM UTC
I left this on the side, I feel disappointed by the accident with the microwave oven, but at the end I wanna finish it!





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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 09:11 AM UTC
Mike your work is stunning. I could never get tired of seeing your ingenuity or skills.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 08:45 AM UTC
Thanks Mike, but the kit actually includes one! I wasn't sure about using it, as the bumper codes cover a wide area, but will do some measurements and see.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 03:28 AM UTC
Tom I really like the positioning of your figures.

Ah yes, been in this same position many times. Our 6 volt, '43 Ford Jeep was always hard to start!

Just as a minor suggestion: You might want to add a wire cutter to the front bumper. Easy enough to do and easy to build out of a little Evergreen angle. I'll happily send you enough stock to do the job if finding it is any problem in your area.

Regards

Mike K.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 02:13 AM UTC
Thanks Richard!

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The REAL CLAW - Scratch built CHU (Container Handling Unit. - Early Production)
Now available in 3D from Mike Goldberg on the Shapeways website.

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My unit is fully functional and will adjust to accommodate 1/2, 3/4 and full height containers plus will function to pick up a container just as the real thing.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 02:03 AM UTC
That's awesome, Mike!



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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 01:59 AM UTC
Peter, Tom and Robert; I like it it! - The CLAW - Thanks

Only slightly off topic as this thread IS all about logistics.

For those worshipers with a desire for something even more CLAW-LIKE:




This Mk23 kit bashed model above actually took two Mk23 Cargo Trucks and one HEMTT LHS to assemble but fear not as all those left over parts are now in the process of becoming three other converted vehicles in their own right.


And a small detail from the HEMTT.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 01:50 AM UTC
Belated, but nevertheless a very happy birthday to you Michael!

Greetings from Thailand, where it is too hot to even think about building something.

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 01:17 AM UTC
Toy Story has a lot to answer for!
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 08:31 PM UTC
Looks great Tom. I like the idea of the driver trying to start the jeep while the other guy tries to find out what is wrong.


Mike, sorry. the HEMTT, I can't resist...…




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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
Brief update on my Red Ball Jeep. I spent a few hours putting it together, and thought of a small scene for it because the engine bay was too nice to hide! I added some spark plug wires and distributor (& what I think is a coil?), then built a figure looking at the engine. He's from the Master Box artillery crew, with a little surgery, and will be wearing a Tamiya helmet because the MB ones are tiny...




Wheels are not attached yet, so it can all be painted in sub-assemblies. Still a few details to go, like T-hooks for the hood...
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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 09:58 AM UTC
Now laying up the metal sheathed exterior foam insulation on the outside of the container box and starting on the base structure of the Genset.



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Thanks Martin and Peter.

Do know that I am just following the path as my interests take me along. Going where the research leads. But I am very glad others find interest in these varied topics of mine.

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F.Y.I. - Here are the two LHS vehicles I mentioned (Army/Marine) that I have built already to transport these standard containers:

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Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Welcome back Bob

Several of us have been where you are. All I can say is life goes on and after a while it just becomes an unpleasant memory. Look forward to the future possibilities Mate.

Looking forward to seeing the Weasel again.

Interesting project Mike. You do know how to pique people's interests don't you!
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 06:17 AM UTC

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Greetings and a Question:

Would this qualify for the campaign???

Something a bit different relative to the whole modeling approach to the topic of military logistics.

Containers - in this case a 20' refrigerated shipping container with scratch built generator and chilling (refrigeration) unit built into the end of the container.

I just started this project two days ago, on my birthday - July 27, 2019.






p.s. Not to worry that this is not a wheeled vehicle as I have already finished an Army HEMTT LHS and a Marine Mk28 LHS to carry these containers.



Hey Mike,

sorry for my delay, those are pretty OK for my. I will be happy to see your build and the progress.
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 05:42 AM UTC
Tom, Angel - thanks for your comments and birthday wishes.

I still however, do not know if this project meets the requirements for this campaign. (But of course I was building this one anyway so it is not a vital consideration relative to my future plans for the model - no offense to anyone is intended in this statement.)
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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 01:06 AM UTC
I doubt you can't master them, Mike!

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Posted: Monday, July 29, 2019 - 12:21 AM UTC
Tom it was just a little simple work with the jeweler's saw on the side and roof pieces and then removing the corner posts from those discarded sections. Then I had just to cut-off and rebuild the corner posts. The floor piece was used without change so that became the backbone for this project.

The rest (so far) was just adding carefully cut Evergreen plastic shapes to shore up that open structure at the end of the container.

Yes, building the Genset and the Chiller may prove to be a bit more of a challenge.

Mike