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PostSubject: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeThu Sep 27, 2018 6:57 pm

After two months of waiting, the kit has finally arrived! IS3 from MK Modellbau. This will primarily be my winter project. As you can see in the pics, there will be a lot of trimming required! The kit is based on a HL KV1 lower. It deserves better than that so I got a Taigen metal lower. That will require quite a bit of modification as well. More to follow but it will be a while.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2019 4:31 am

I built this kit two years ago...! It's really fantastic, and the metal KV1 hull works nicely with some extra work.

Maybe I'll post the build photos...

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2019 10:27 am

Some extra work? Some? LOL. You did a phenomenal job.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeThu Jan 10, 2019 2:53 pm

My old pike........ Now an American now incidentally, not far from Chris in Connecticut.

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2019 3:10 pm


I found this vid. I'm guessing it is the same one.

Yeah. Connecticut is right over the next hill. ROTFL

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeFri Jan 11, 2019 3:25 pm

Yeah it is indeed. We are Canadians........... When I drive out of New York City, the first sign is to Connecticut... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeWed Dec 11, 2019 7:13 pm

Finally got to work on this. I am starting on the lower hull. It has some repairs needed to start. Yes Mike, The wheels will work!

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeWed Dec 11, 2019 9:36 pm

Excellent!
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeSat Dec 14, 2019 1:21 am

Nice! I seem to recall another difference was the return rollers were.. slightly lower.. and slightly more forward? I'll have a look at my photos! 

Nice wheel sets!

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Yea, slightly lower and forward! 

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeSat Dec 14, 2019 6:16 am

I remember you mentioning that the return rollers had to be moved to allow track clearance. I consult your photos from time to time as well. Thanks.  thumbs up

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeSat Jan 04, 2020 4:03 pm

Well. Finally got some pics to share of the last couple weeks. Would have like to have gotten more done but this is what I got. 

Upper hull before
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A little mess.....
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After. Fine sanded it down after this.
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Moving the return rollers down 5mm. Also spacing them even in between the road wheels.




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Nothing touches
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Drilled tapped and bolted into place with 2mm allensThe Russian Pike 12-25-11
Mating the hulls. A little massaging yet needed here.The Russian Pike 1-4-2011
Almost there. Still have to finish the return rollers on this side
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And they're together Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeSat Jan 04, 2020 4:16 pm

Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeMon Jan 27, 2020 7:57 pm

While it was raining this weekend. I couldn't bash around with the Blizzard so I knuckled down and finished Cindy's crawler truck. I also got some more work done on the Pike.

Added a sheet of 1mm polystyrene to mount all the internals on. Used the paint hood for the first time. White on the inside with rattle can. 
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Painted up wheels
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Installed wheels, gearboxes and tracks
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She's a little butt heavy at the moment. That will be no prob once everything is fitted out.
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Getting there.  thumbs up

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeTue Jan 28, 2020 10:03 am

Looks great Chris. Love it.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeTue Jan 28, 2020 12:22 pm

Hoping the return roller lasts... No worries about the road wheels since they only see one direction of loading and are on suspension arms..
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeThu Feb 13, 2020 6:20 pm

Getting more done. Trying to do it right.

Made up some gearbox covers
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Electronics layout mockup. Speakers on the way. One on each side of the smoker.
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Cut a hole in the upper to let the smoker breathe. Man was that nerve racking!
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Decided to cut out all the louvers on the rear deck
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All cut out. That took a LONG time! Miraculously no cut fingers and only 2 minor breaks.
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Underside of deck piece and upper hull primed and painted. Don't want the white resin visible once everything else is assembled and painted!
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Rear deck pieces installed. There is a fine piece of mesh in between the hull and deck piece. Didn't get a pic of it as I almost forgot to put it in as I had the adhesive already on the deck.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeSat Mar 21, 2020 12:10 pm

Holy cow for a moment there I thought it was your monster ! Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeSat Mar 21, 2020 1:35 pm

He needs some GD image stabilization FFS...
Otherwise a nice large scale IS3.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeFri Mar 27, 2020 12:26 pm

Some more progress. 

Installed speakers. Made up legs for them.
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Installed proper hinges for the gearbox covers
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Exhaust deflectors were poorly cast. Had to make new.
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Fuel tanks and rear fenders. Going for original IS3 look.
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Built gun mantlet bracket. 
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More nerve racking cutting to accommodate hinge bolts.
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In place and epoxied in place. More secure hardware will hold it in place.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeFri Mar 27, 2020 4:47 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeWed Apr 01, 2020 6:44 pm

That looks familiar! Very nice work, and yea everything turret related was a pain in the butt...

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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeTue May 12, 2020 7:54 pm

Not much progress. Been doing a lot of figuring out. Ordering parts, waiting for parts. Ordering tools, waiting for tools. A couple of trial and errors. You get the idea.

Starting with a full mock up. 
The Russian Pike 3-30-210

Needed to make a bracket to give the resin strength for the barrel elevation.
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Viola
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Decided to use a full size servo I had lying around. If it's not strong enough, it can always be upgraded.
The Russian Pike 5-5-2011

First op-rod/horn setup. I haven't made a bracket for the servo yet so I had to hold it. Still twisted the parts right off. I don't have access to tig so I tried just using the mig. Wrong
The Russian Pike 5-7-2010

A good working setup. Barrel goes up and down. Ran two screws through the back then welded the rod to them. I'll probably make another one that isn't so ugly. Now for that bracket. And recoil. And.......... thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeTue May 12, 2020 11:51 pm

Looking good Chris. That turret was a bitch to work with. So big yet so narrow for spacing.
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PostSubject: Re: The Russian Pike   The Russian Pike Icon_minitimeWed May 13, 2020 6:15 am

Christ Chris... You shoulda sent me that front mantlet… I woulda 3D modelled it for you, printed it, and sent the whole lot back to you. (The other Parts look good BTW...)

What elevation range are you looking for? Aka angles of depression/elevation?
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