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    Default Scratchbuilt 1/8 scale M915A1

    Hey all,
    Been a lurker here for awhile. I stop in once every couple of weeks. I'm building a 1/8 scale M915A1 and thought I'd post some pics of what I have done so far. This is just going to be a few random shots without a lot of indepth explaining. I'm also posting more pics on my website at www.firesteelhobbies.com.

    I'll see about posting more updates here.

    Mike
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    Nice work!
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    Thanks.

    A little backstory to this. I work for the Guards as a computer tech now. A few years ago, the shop got a contract to rebuild about 40 of these. Tore them right down to the frame. I had hundreds and hundreds of pictures of a tore down M915A1. I say "had" because I somehow deleted them all while I was working on a couple of college degrees and I switched computers about 3 or 4 times. But not to worry! A friend owns 4 of these and he let me take all the pictures I needed. He also had one truck in quite a few pieces which was really nice. All in all, I got over 1000 pics and hundreds of measurements.

    I've been working on this since 2008, but I took a break in there to get a Bachelor and Master degrees and I also spent a considerable amount of time CNCing my 12x lathe. But the degrees are done and the lathe is CNCd, so now I have fun time available.

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    wow is an understatement

    that looks like a work of art

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    really nice so far .are you going to motorize it for remote control or leave it static.either way nice job.

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    Look at his trailer build, even working springs
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    AMAZING!!

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    Outstanding work my friend...wow!
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    AHAD precludes me from activities like this.....you have my respect for your patience and ability.

    Very nice craftsmanship.
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