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  • ATC
    started a topic What's your current project?

    What's your current project?

    I suspect lots of Joe heads are working on projects. What's yours?

    I'm currently working on:
    - M5 kangaroo (Stuart that I can easily convert into a kangaroo recon vehicle, and back again),
    - Joe Rocketship (4 decks, retro 50s sci fi type) 22" in diameter and 6' tall. Planning is done, now I need to execute. Been waiting for warm enough weather to work on it in my pole barn. I was stymied for years, looking for a nose cone. Finally found the solution! If I get the shell done this summer, I can work on the interior next winter. No rush. It's a hobby!

    What are YOU working on?

  • GeekDragon
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    Looking good.

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  • ATC
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    Made some progress on my Stuart. I need to put on Insignia and markings after the paint job below.
    You'll see that I replaced the cannon with a 37 mm anti-tank gun. It looks much better on the Stuart than the original dart-shooting cannon.
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    Here it is in kangaroo configuration... No turret.

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    I moved all of the electronics out of the way. So the fighting apartment is empty, and ready for detailing.

    I can also remove the top of the hull, for access to the interior. I suppose it could be an artillery hauling vehicle or armored personnel carrier in this configuration. I need to dream up an interior that will work when it's in tank configuration as well as artillery hauling or kangaroo configuration. maybe it could be some kind of adventure team vehicle. I don't know yet... That's part of the fun of customizing.
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    I like versatility! Being able to access the interior of the tank gives it more play value, too!











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  • ATC
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    Good luck collecting the odds and ends!

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    Looks really cool though! Nice job! I won some parts for my MSV last night. Getting a new radar dish, green locking ring, and a couple of satellites. I also will have some parts for the searchlight. Just need a good housing for it now. Cheers!

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  • ATC
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    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_20181112_172539522~2.jpg Views:	1 Size:	126.3 KB ID:	4208 Gee, Myles, after you get that baby all cleaned up, all you will have to do is give it a lift kit and put some real off-road tires on it! 😁

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ID:	4209 It really improves the ground clearance, too! Unfortunately, it kind of ruins the originality... 😉
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  • Myles_Falworth
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    Last two for today.
    This is how it looks closed.  The doors do not lay flat, and gaps are apparent.  Resulting from the warping of the top thin door. The controls and the launcher.  The ladder is included in the set, but the prongs that attach to the top were warped and don't secure to the top very well.  The original owner put the rubber "foot" of the ladder on the wrong end.  I'll bind it with rubber bands and see if I can warp it back the way it used to be.
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    Here's the back of the MSV. See photos for comments.
    The trays were washed today, but some black crud is still on one tray and more on the inside wall of the MSV.  The large area is hardened, and may need to be scraped out. Battery compartment has clean, bright leads and contacts.  Should there be contacts on the left? The upper doors are warped.  I'm thinking maybe a hair dryer directed at the inner curve of the door may flatten it?
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ID:	4189 MSV Project so far. You can see some closeups here of the "cab" or forward part of the MSV. I've ordered the sticker set from Patches of Pride, which should dress this up considerably. I also have some plastic polish, and am debating whether that will help as is, of whether I need to use sandpaper first. None of the scratches appear very deep.
    Needs new stickers.  Part of loop is broken. Lots of light scratches all over, but overall clear. Both headlight stickers fell off when I gently touched them.

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  • drquest
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    The MSV is a cool vehicle for sure!

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    I started the restoration tonight. First I scrubbed almost all of the flat surfaces with a baby wipe. It worked like magic! All of the dirt came off, except for a greasy streak under where the drawers are. The windshield is actually much clearer and less scratched in person than the photo suggests. This MSV has the chair included. The front seats are arriving tomorrow. I'm still trying to find the connector piece, the green radar and the searchlight. I'll also remove some of the stickers. Most are damaged or discolored. I can get new ones from patches of pride. But once the seats arrive, I'll at least have a seat for two of the AT members. This is the first time I've even touched one of these babies. It's a cool hunk of junk, and I would love it if the batteries worked. The battery compartment had a cobweb inside, but it's very clean, and the leads are still shiny and wires still in good shape and attached. I haven't tried yet, however since I got it from an antique store, who knows? There are also some minor breaks. The rectangular green piece in the center console of the cab literally fell in two pieces when I started to lift it - but I have both pieces, so I can glue them together. And the yellow plastic "ring" where the post from the rear van section attaches seems to have a broken side to the "loop." However I don't think it impairs anything, and it is barely noticeable. For $57 plus shipping, I'm very pleased.

    Also in the box (not the MSV box ) was a vintage sailor hat, a dress shoe, and a white vinyl belt with a gold buckle I don't recognize. I'll probably post a pic of the belt at the Facebook site to see if anyone knows who it goes with. Cheers!
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  • GeekDragon
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    Nice. The MSV is one of my grail pieces. Can't wait to see it brought back to life.

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    I won an Adventure Team MSV last night on Ebay. It needs some deep cleaning, the radar, searchlight, two front seats and both of the "satelights" (the black wheel projectiles). Maybe other things too. I'm looking forward to its arrival and to cleaning it up and installing the "new" seats someday soon. Should be a fun project.
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  • Myles_Falworth
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    I scored another Action Sailor uniform a little over a week ago. It's one of the ones with two pockets, and the trousers are really heavy denim with pockets. One of the work shirt pockets is partially detached, but doesn't show, and there is a top snap missing. The trousers are fine. So I'll have a fourth Action Sailor in dungarees. 4 of those, and 4 of the crackerjacks. Should be pretty sharp! I'll post some pics soon. I've been behind on a lot of stuff. Been very busy lately.

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  • GeekDragon
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    Looking good. Keep it up.

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