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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 04-13-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By armourguy
Re: M36 help.

I have yet to build a M36 although I have 2 in my stash, however I have done 4 M10s. The two are basically the same, with the exception that the M36 uses the GAA engine rear deck like the M4A3, M4A3...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 04-10-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 722
Posted By armourguy
Re: M36 help.

The bowing nature of the top deck is common on the JD hulls. This is from the way they are molded. A hairdryer will not work. The only way to fix from my experience is from fabricating a bulkhead. In...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 11-16-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By armourguy
Re: M27 Recoilless rifle Project

I'm open to it, possibly something to look into as the new year rolls in. I do have a lot of full 1/6 kit projects I'm working on at the moment, not to mention replacing / phasing out many older...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 11-12-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By armourguy
M27 Recoilless rifle Project

Hi everyone, shortly after I finished off the M40 RR family I decided to take what I learned on creating those models / kits and put them towards creating the M40's predecessor, the M27.


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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 10-24-2018, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,930
Posted By armourguy
Re: Robin Williams 1/6 Tiger I sells for $875!

I never knew Robin was into 1/6th scale action figures. As for the Tiger it 's a Viper. These were released back in the early 2000's and were a commercial flop. They were all cast fiberglass resin...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 10-19-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By armourguy
Re: Large ECA announcement, New parts, new materials, new vehicles

In addition to the guns themselves I also developed the ammo for them. Currently I have the HEAT rounds and the spent casings developed.

http://eastcoastarmory.com/forumpic/forum/DSCN0039.JPG
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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 10-19-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By armourguy
Re: Large ECA announcement, New parts, new materials, new vehicles

As for Post WWII equipment, Since the last M40 recoilless rifle was completed I saw some areas to improve on the model to make it easier to build and also fixing any errors I had made on the first...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 10-19-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By armourguy
Re: Large ECA announcement, New parts, new materials, new vehicles

Thanks guys, the experience I got from making these parts really has helped me run with this new medium. Below are some more new parts that I have developed. Some of these new parts have phased out...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 06-05-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By armourguy
Re: Large ECA announcement, New parts, new materials, new vehicles

Thanks guys,

Pangaea, There are almost no prepwork made to the parts. The only place where I needed to address some print lines was on the top sections of the rear tripod legs. The lines were...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 06-03-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By armourguy
Re: Large ECA announcement, New parts, new materials, new vehicles

The New ECA Full kit has just been Announced, which will be the M40A1 106mm Recoilless Rifle!

http://eastcoastarmory.com/forumpic/m40_kit/DSCN9050.JPG
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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 06-02-2018, 02:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By armourguy
Re: Large ECA announcement, New parts, new materials, new vehicles

Thanks Dave, the material is a cast rubber. So far I've had good results with it. I will also be using it for other applications as so far it works well
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 06-01-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By armourguy
Re: Large ECA announcement, New parts, new materials, new vehicles

Now for something off topic, but 1/6 non the less I've also been developing an entire range of upgrade parts for the old 21st Century M151 Mutt. The Idea I had for this catalog was to utilize as much...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 06-01-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,578
Posted By armourguy
Large ECA announcement, New parts, new materials, new vehicles

Hi Everyone, There is some big news at ECA. Over the last few months I've tooled up more new components for many of my 1/6 product lines.

Currently I have a handful of 1/6 customer builds going on...
Forum: General Quarters 02-05-2018, 01:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By armourguy
Re: New DML Sherman 75051

even though it's just a reissue, any new kit on the market is a good thing as the prices on the dragon sherman kits have been going up as the stocks dry up.

It does look like DML is keeping some...
Forum: General Quarters 10-31-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By armourguy
Re: MG34/Color-Painting Question

No, I don't like using pigments or pastels for that manner, I stick with paints as when I touch or handle my models I don't want to make a mess, or if I need to blow air / wash away dust fragile...
Forum: General Quarters 10-29-2017, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By armourguy
Re: MG34/Color-Painting Question

No Problem guys, Loic you are free to use the posts. As for your Mg 34 really is the cherry on your sidecar, As for mine I've had it for a few years and it still goes bang.
Forum: General Quarters 10-25-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,449
Posted By armourguy
Re: MG34/Color-Painting Question

Unlike the Brownings where they were mostly a grayish parkerizing the MG34 look to have been mostly parkerized with a very dark dark grey or a black coloring. For my builds on MG34s I use flat black...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 09-26-2017, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,080
Posted By armourguy
Re: Sd.Kfz.9 FAMO

Nice work, the loose fasteners in the storage box is a nice touch
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 08-10-2017, 11:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,522
Posted By armourguy
Re: M7 priest 105MM Howitzer

Great work on the paint / finish and the conversion work on the front / interior came out well.

However I hate to point out an error but you have a mistake with your rear engine deck. As you know...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 06-25-2017, 03:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,859
Posted By armourguy
Re: RC Sherman VC Firefly project

Thanks everyone, this was a long build and am happy to see it come to an end. The last of the details have been added and the tank is now DONE!!
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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 05-28-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,859
Posted By armourguy
Re: RC Sherman VC Firefly project

For the tank's iconic 17 pounder gun muzzle I tooled up a new resin unit and used it in place of the kit original. This was another new addition to the ECA catalog, http://eastcoastarmory.com/m4.
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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 05-28-2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,859
Posted By armourguy
Re: RC Sherman VC Firefly project

It's been a while since I posted on this project, but even though I have not posting regularly I've been muscling through the build and currently the tank is 90% complete!!
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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 03-03-2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,859
Posted By armourguy
Re: RC Sherman VC Firefly project

Got some more headway on the build and the project is getting very close to the 3/4 way mark!Most of the focus was on the rear hull detailing
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Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 02-20-2017, 04:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,859
Posted By armourguy
Re: RC Sherman VC Firefly project

It feels like ages since I posted on this project, however progress has still been occurring and the project is humming along

http://eastcoastarmory.com/forumpic/fireflyv/bow_hatch/2/DSCN1523.JPG...
Forum: Armor, Mech and Weapons Division 12-09-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,859
Posted By armourguy
Re: RC Sherman VC Firefly project

Bob, I never used AGM batteries before only lead acids, and the Lion batteries are from smartbattery.com .

This may be subject to change but so far as for performance They blow the old lead acids...
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