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Tamiya M551 Sheridan
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 05:03 AM UTC
Woohoo!

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1162057-tamiya-35365-m551-sheridan
Kevlar06
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC
Finally! Looks like it's loaded with several options too! Wonder what it will cost?
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 05:49 AM UTC
Nice! While not my favorite tank, my dad has wanted me to build an accurate one, for some time. Looks like that time will be soon.
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 06:11 AM UTC
Hot dang, that is exciting
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
Finally, a new tool Sheridan. I've been waiting for this for a long time. Now all I want is a new tool STRV 103C.
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC
Goodness, I hope the dimensions issues surrounding the front slope and driver's station have been remedied. Picture this on a display base, rocking back and up after firing the main gun!
JSSVIII
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 09:53 AM UTC
Great news, this is the first Tamiya release that has interested me in quite awhile!
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 04:33 PM UTC
What would it take to convert a Vietnam era M551 to Gulf War specifications?

I'm thinking of getting the turret MG and smoke dischargers from Academy's Gulf War Sheridan, the bustle rack may need more work since the kit's turret is way off. Any other real difference aside from those three?
trickymissfit
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 07:42 AM UTC
I looked at the posts on another board the other day, and I liked what I saw with one small exception. Something about the rack at the turret rear looks odd to me. Doesn't matter much, as most were torched off and a new one built in it's place. Noticed that the grenade launchers were empty! Finally! Never saw one with any grenades in them, but beer cans instead. I liked the looks the hull front, but couldn't tell much about the turret shape. If they get that complete irregular shape right, I'll be in seventh heaven.
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 01:35 PM UTC

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I looked at the posts on another board the other day, and I liked what I saw with one small exception. Something about the rack at the turret rear looks odd to me. Doesn't matter much, as most were torched off and a new one built in it's place. Noticed that the grenade launchers were empty! Finally! Never saw one with any grenades in them, but beer cans instead. I liked the looks the hull front, but couldn't tell much about the turret shape. If they get that complete irregular shape right, I'll be in seventh heaven.
gary



The rack position is fine, it's the correct shape, but the real ting was made from bent up angle-iron, covered with a net for securing items. I've never seen the contraption at the front, it must be a field mod, since it would certainly interfere with the floatations gear, which leans out from the hull in the front.
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 02:00 PM UTC
Another vehicle I've photographed the heck out of. So long as you know which era you want to build, you should be fine.

"Angle Iron"



And another, same style:



Then there are these from tube steel and expanded steel at one of the Army's "nonexistent" boneyards:




KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 04:27 PM UTC

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"Angle Iron"



That's actually a channel (looks like a C) rather than angle which looks like an L. A little easier to find things if you look under the correct name.

KL
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 04:46 PM UTC
I guess the quotes escaped you, huh?
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 06:01 PM UTC

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I've never seen the contraption at the front, it must be a field mod, since it would certainly interfere with the floatations gear, which leans out from the hull in the front.



Anti-RPG screen :



H.P.
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 06:29 PM UTC
Awesome.... love the VN era stuff!
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
Great news,

Wouldn't be suprised if Legend will come up with an ODS conversion.
And maybey Echelon details with a Just Cause/ ODS decal sheet.
Live and hope...

Regards,

Marc
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 08:09 PM UTC
Looks like Tamiya copied the figures from that picture too. A proper driver's hatch that you can show open!

Does that MM 50th blurb mean they'll be revisiting other ancient kits from the beginning of the MM line? One can hope. So a Sheridan as they were in 1968?
JSSVIII
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 12:37 AM UTC

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"Angle Iron"



That's actually a channel (looks like a C) rather than angle which looks like an L. A little easier to find things if you look under the correct name.

KL



I think it is actually made of "I" stock.
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC

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"Angle Iron"



That's actually a channel (looks like a C) rather than angle which looks like an L. A little easier to find things if you look under the correct name.

KL



I think it is actually made of "I" stock.


Yup Definitely has an I profile
Kevlar06
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 02:10 AM UTC

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"Angle Iron"



That's actually a channel (looks like a C) rather than angle which looks like an L. A little easier to find things if you look under the correct name.

KL



I think it is actually made of "I" stock.


Yup Definitely has an I profile



Ok, Ok, we just called it "angle" iron but the more correct term would probably be "channel stock" or "C" stock, as it was in a "C" shape-- but really more of a sideways "U" shape. We didn't go around saying it was the "Channel Stock" or "C stock rack" but what we did say was "load your gear on the angle iron" or "stow your stuff on the cargo rack" as it was bent at an angle, and a lot easier to say. It was made that way for strength is the idea. The tubular frame rack with wire came after my time in the M551, ours didn't have them, and storage was always at a premium. It had a pull over mesh net that held your gear, which was attached at the bottom, wrapped up from underneath, and secured your gear with clips at the top-- rather unhandy as I recall. As I said, the cyclone fencing front looks like a Vietnam field mod-- ours never had them. The photo from Tamiya looks like a CAD rendering, hopefully they'll get the detail right.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 02:36 AM UTC
Pierre and I were out here a few years ago-
https://www.flickr.com/photos/13963542@N08/albums/72157674856012145

Dan
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:18 AM UTC

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Ok, we just called it "angle" iron but the more correct term would probably be "channel stock" or "C" stock, as it was in a "C" shape-- but really more of a sideways "U" shape. We didn't go around saying it was the "Channel Stock"



Swell, but the people on here aren't trying to crew a vehicle, they're trying to make models. If they want to replicate that part they'll need to find the appropriate materials and they'll be further ahead getting them if they look for them under the right name.

KL
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:21 AM UTC

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I think it is actually made of "I" stock.

Yup Definitely has an I profile



Yeah, I see that now. I couldn't enlarge the image last night and as best I could see on my tablet it was channel.

KL
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:26 AM UTC

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I guess the quotes escaped you, huh?



No, I just figured you were one of those people who never quite figured out quotation marks, apostrophes, and parentheses, like the gas stations with the signs reading "24-HOUR TOWING" and ALL MAKE'S SERVICED.

KL
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 04:32 AM UTC

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I think it is actually made of "I" stock.

Yup Definitely has an I profile



Yeah, I see that now. I couldn't enlarge the image last night and as best I could see on my tablet it was channel.

KL



Hi Kurt, I did not mean to start anything, I was just curious after reading the posts about it, so when I was looking all the photos I found seemed to be I channel, so I thought I would mention it. Hope to see you in Danbury sir!