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PostSubject: Project Bite Me   Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:44 pm

so i just got my hands on a Tamiya Sherman and since i watched fury and saw all the different names and styles of shermans in that movie i decided to give my new/used tank a fitting name. One that is strong, defiant, one that will have my enemies look at my tank and say . . . .what?

I introduce . . . . . Bite Me

  



I have plans to turn it into an Easy Eight but first i need some cosmetic parts for the wheels and a little repair on the turret rollers

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:57 am

Awesome name Russel....lol can.t wait to see what you do to it and congrats on the new tank

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:59 am

Negaduck wrote:
so i just got my hands on a Tamiya Sherman and since i watched fury and saw all the different names and styles of shermans in that movie i decided to give my new/used tank a fitting name. One that is strong, defiant, one that will have my enemies look at my tank and say . . . .what?

I introduce . . . . . Bite Me

I've tried a bite of Sherman before, it tasted like BBQ chicken. geek

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:42 pm

Vell Kommin to za battle feld Bite Me,alvays gut to see anodder  " Ronson " to brighten our day.





Bite Me , Dat's a very interesting name ..........
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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:20 pm

Love the safety wire around the giant bolts on the barrel, only things aircraft guys spot I guess... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:41 pm

yaaa.....so project bite me is getting a little reboot after a screaming deal i just made. i just need to think of a new name for the other sherman



not sure if i want to keep the radio since it has no manual 


here is where the deal starts to scream


anyone know anything about Elmod?



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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:54 pm

let me start the Schumo-kit part list and other goodies. i hope i didn't miss anything

aluminium 105mm howitzer barrel
upgrade set 1 upper hull
upgrade set 3 turret and upper hull
periscope cover set
shock absorber external oil reservoir
tow cable + holder
polystyrene backboard for the back of the hull
hexagon-screw set(hull & suspension)

T-66 style metal tracks
interior steel-plate/base plate
gearbox brace 
gearbox support bars
Antenna
LED tube
elevation arm (alum)
Alum. idler wheels
reinforcement plate for idler wheels (so this is going on the other sherman)
bearing kit for the road wheels
driveshaft support bearing
3d printed pinion cover

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:26 pm

starting to move along with project Bite me. now all i need to do is a ton of sandbags and get the easy eight conversion. not sure if i'll run those tracks 





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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:14 pm

Where did you get the deal???

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:56 am

That's nuts :O

Never worked on, have seen or tried Elmod, so, don't blow it up! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:01 am

dgsselkirk wrote:
Where did you get the deal???
 someone was selling it through a hobby show in my area and i was the only one to make an offer. it was marked at $700

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:49 pm

trying to figure out how to make a light weight sandbag for this tank is driving me nuts so i'm going to tea bag this part of the project 












yes squar tea bags. I've worked it out that i can make 2 bags per bag. . . ya that doesn't sound weird Rolling Eyes. looks like i need to make 30 per side. Just one more thing to drive me nuts on this build but a steering wheel would have done a better job Laughing

ok back to the bags. I basicly cut a 2"x2" piece from the tea bag, roll it over on itself around a chisel handle i have that's just the right size and glue with superglue just for the quick dry. I guess i should say that the chisel handle is also wrapped with clear tape so the glue is easier to release from it if you are too slow. Glue the one end right across and when that has dried fold the ends over to make a flat bottom. Pull the chisel handle out and roughly fill up the bag til you have 1/4" from the top with all the tea leaves goodness that i hope one would save when cutting up the tea bag. glue right across again and that as far as i got. just dont spill the bag over after you glue it Evil or Very Mad

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:50 pm

Hehe I like the legit sand bags. Maybe that'll add a lot of weight?

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:36 am

How about filling the tea bags with low expansion foam that you use for windows. You could shape them before they dry and they would  be real lite.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:14 am

I would try using plasticine as a sandbag filler, wrap the tea bag around after words and glue in the bottom or any other discrete area. Plasticine could be shaped to give effect of heavy and sagging bags.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:34 am

Negaduck, is it just me or the tea bags in questions are used ones ?!?!? That's nasty bit of business and a lot of tea drinking.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:06 pm

if i didn't use used tea bags then that would be a waste of good tea

using any expansion foam would still rip the tea bags. refilling them with the tea leaves allows me to shape them to fit in and when i take them out to paint the tank it doesn't matter where i put them back. if it does rip then it looks more like sand and maybe then i can play around with that for battle damage
I guess the weight this really isn't that important but in the end the tea leaves weigh next to nothing anyway

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:32 pm

Ahh I thought you were using dirt there Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:41 pm

Russel here is a support tank for you. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:10 pm

thats no good. it only fires up

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:30 pm

I'm all out of teabags . . . . . . . . . until i dry some more out but its looking good so far


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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:19 am

I like em Russell.

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:02 pm

That's looking good, are you painting them to seal them or just using the tea stain .
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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:26 am

i think i'm leaving as is

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PostSubject: Re: Project Bite Me   Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:15 pm

i guess its time to update this one. making the tea bag sandbags is well its a pain. taking too long  so thanks to dean i have something better and to do 30 of them i spent 3 hours filling them with sand and tying them up. I did try one with the leaves but sand feels better but i may try dying them with tea



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