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PostSubject: My next project - Asiatam FAMO   My next project - Asiatam FAMO Icon_minitimeMon Sep 16, 2019 11:59 pm

Introducing my next project........ An Asiatam FAMO. I had built the Asiatam Elephant before and it was basically zinc alloy kit and everything is brittle and breaks apart with the slightest pressure. Back then there was no choice, if you want an elephant that's the only game in town. After Dean's magnificent paint job it becomes a shelf queen. Once again, if you want a FAMO this is the only game in town. Same zinc alloy powder metal, back gate hinges already broken by the time I take it out of the box. Luckily everything else seems intact.

Took me a while to figure out what that the round thing and the hydralic is.........  :-)

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Nice... Always afraid of asking you the price tags however....
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Very nice. I had thought of this myself. And yes, money money .

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Think Tamiya........Everytime I look at something I just compared it to a Tamiya and you will think it is not so bad, and you are probably the only one that has it........  Very Happy
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LOL. Cause not everyone can afford Tamiya either Smile
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LOL. Cause not everyone can afford Tamiya either Smile

or can build their tamiya  sly

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How did you get the FAMO from Asiatam? I looked at their site and there didn't appear to be any shipping to the US or Canada. I've also looked at their ebay site and they don't have the FAMO there.

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Very Cool Mike

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Negaduck wrote:
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LOL. Cause not everyone can afford Tamiya either Smile

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Oh I could build it. I just don't want to Smile
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How did you get the FAMO from Asiatam? I looked at their site and there didn't appear to be any shipping to the US or Canada. I've also looked at their ebay site and they don't have the FAMO there.

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Open up an account first and put in your details. USA is definitely there when you do that. Once you have an account, it will show you different prices as we saved on the VAT when you browse the individual items.

Funny enough I don't see Canada on the list anymore, but I had an old account and it already has me as in Canada........

Super fast shipping too. From order to arriving only took two weeks.

I have to order a 20mm AA gun for the FAMO bed too. It will be an AA unit.
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Jarlath wrote:
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LOL. Cause not everyone can afford Tamiya either Smile

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Oh I could build it. I just don't want to Smile

Exactly. Its about choice. Like I didn't choose to buy an 1/6 Armortek Panther either.......... Very Happy
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Hey everyone. If I get one. And 1 other gets one. We can tow a Tiger. Laughing Laughing

I saw the flak gun. Also thought the crane was cool.

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Apparently the FAMO uses the same Maybach HL-108 12 cyclinder as the Pz III and also using the 37mm gun (Will be adding the AA 37mm). So basically the early PzIII sound set from IBU.
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PostSubject: Re: My next project - Asiatam FAMO   My next project - Asiatam FAMO Icon_minitimeWed Sep 18, 2019 4:14 pm

That's cool. thumbs up I found that Elmod has boards and sound set for the FAMO as well.

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PostSubject: Re: My next project - Asiatam FAMO   My next project - Asiatam FAMO Icon_minitimeWed Sep 18, 2019 8:49 pm

Nice! I've said it before and will keep saying so.. halftracks are awesome, and I hope hope hope more mainstream kits come out in the coming years...!

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Well less building than I expected and this is what I have so far. Have to fix some minor issues with the front steering, track thorwing problem (not too sure if it has gone away yet but seems to be okay for now). Squeezed in a IBU2 Pro, re-purposed one of the Elephant figure that Dean painted for me as the driver. Beast of a thing though that's for sure.

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Very nice! What paint does it get?

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Throws tracks because of those HUGE rubber footpads... Damned those are big... Yea, I'd like more mainstream halftracks too.
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It has one coat of Tamiya grey primer and one coat of Germany Grey. I think I will keep it grey.

The pads are absolutely humongous. It raises the back half by almost 2mm. The track throwing was caused by the drive socket not catching the track after one cycle. Funny thing is that there is rollers as teeth on the sprocket so you would think that would be the last of your problem. Anyway I geased the sprocket and now it seems okay.

The only thing is that the gear box is just two bevel gears off the motor so if there is any kinda of pull it will slip off the pinion shaft or drive shaft essentially. I might have to drill some holes for the grab screws.
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