FV102 and FV438 Drawings for 3D Models

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UshCha
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FV102 and FV438 Drawings for 3D Models

Post by UshCha » 05 Aug 2019, 11:35

Can anybody point to a good set of drawings for these (FV102 and FV438). Maneouvre Group has made enough to warrent commisioning some new 3D print models from Shipyards. I do need some decent plans to work from FV102 and FV438articularly top views as photois rarely have good shots of the top. Thanks in advance..

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Re: FV102 and FV438 Drawings for 3D Models

Post by ianrs54 » 06 Aug 2019, 13:29

The Team Yankee FV432 kit will give you a good model of it.

IanS
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Re: FV102 and FV438 Drawings for 3D Models

Post by UshCha » 08 Aug 2019, 07:58

IanS,
I have learnt from past experience not to use kits. Certainly small ones as they have to make compromises for manuafature. Now 3D print has to make compromises for manufacture as do injection moulding. But they are diffrent, so using a kit would/could men compromises from the wrong baseline. Worse still it would be a copyright infingement as the 1/1/144 version will get sold I's how you get a commission 1/2 price. Sometimes 1/35 scale kits are helpful in understanding drawings but even they can be at odds. I saw a teview I think it was of a T72's where about 6 kit maunufactures had a model and no turret was the same. Some it claimed were worse than others. Shipyards own version was somwhere between the extreems so got past as even the 1/35 guys could not agree and its less of an issue in 1/144. Thanks for the heads up anyway.

PS, why paranoid? When we began to leave 1/72 for 1/144 I commisioned a Fennek. I tore strips of Alex as it was NOWHERE NEAR the revel kit at 1/72. A very indignant Alex then threw up pictures of the real thing. The Revell kit was disturbingly out, about 1/2 a wheel dimeter longer which is a LOT on a short(ish) 4 wheeler.

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Re: FV102 and FV438 Drawings for 3D Models

Post by ianrs54 » 08 Aug 2019, 10:11

Knew I'd seen un, plan on p186 of Terry Ganders "The Modern British Army" from 1980.
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Re: FV102 and FV438 Drawings for 3D Models

Post by UshCha » 10 Aug 2019, 13:44

Ianrs54, Thanks In looking for the book I found scans attributable to the book. I will get the designer to look at these and then buy the book if these are what he needs. The Brits may yet be in for some real "fun"

http://www.hobbyhavoc.com/forum/index.php?topic=2305.0

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Re: FV102 and FV438 Drawings for 3D Models

Post by UshCha » 16 Sep 2019, 06:54

Yup it did the trick, thanks, I now have a 1/144 FV438t and a Sparton for the Brits. I did lose a few stripes when I noted that only one missile should be up at a time. To be fair this is not well documented but Alex did the change. I have even seen bigger models that have got that wrong.

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