Monday, 29 November 2021

M-113 bodges - batch 3

See this earlier post about the previous batch of M-113.  This batch was prompted by the arrival (some months ago if truth be told) of some turrets kindly 3D printed for me by Pete.  

I followed the usual process of carving the basic shapes from 2-inch insulation foam. The running gear was added from images found on the internet and printed on thin card. 
Hatches and grills were added from mdf and balsa. 


Archduke Piccolo said...


Pete. said...

Looking good there Tim.



David Crook said...

Hello there Tim,

That is an inspired idea old chap!

All the best,


tradgardmastare said...

These are very effective. I have always liked this vehicle since I saw it as a boy in an Italian magazine Armies and Weapons , or some such name, came with a big poster of uniforms or vehicles. It had military history articles as well as ones on modern vehicles and armies. Perhaps you recall it?

Unknown said...

I have to ask - why not just get the whole thing 3D printed? Alex

Brad DeSantis said...

They look great Tim! Well done!

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
So many and yet so cheap!

Tim Gow said...

The good bits are still to come!

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
Thanks - I have several such models carved from insulation board.

Tim Gow said...

That sounds like 'Armies and Weapons' magazine, which contained some excellent articles as well as a poster in each issue.

Tim Gow said...

A very fair question. Truth is, I have a 'fleet' of similar M-113 which pre-date my access to friends with 3D printers. Besides, it's such a simple shape and bodging is very much part of the 'ethos' of Little Cold Wars.

Tim Gow said...

Brad DeSantis
I knew you'd understand!