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Sawgunner
03-01-2006, 14:31
The thing I didn't like about the Hasbro Humvee was the turret assembly. It did NOT rotate. I set about to remedy that and only that. That was over 3 years ago and I still haven't finished my original project. The reason is the Humvee is so open to so many variations. The following pix will show several. They may not be entirely accurate. I made them to be owner friendly. They all fit together nicely and can be taken apart very easily. Nothing is permanently attached.
The first pix are the basic stripped down Humvee:

http://a0.cpimg.com/image/A6/FD/56345510-a7d9-02000180-.jpg
http://a9.cpimg.com/image/B9/FD/56345529-b68a-02000180-.jpg


These are with 2 new rollbars added:
http://a0.cpimg.com/image/E2/FF/56345570-fe07-02000180-.jpg
http://a5.cpimg.com/image/DD/FE/56345565-f839-02000180-.jpg

With the snap-on roof and rollbar:
http://a6.cpimg.com/image/E8/FF/56345576-6373-02000180-.jpg
http://a9.cpimg.com/image/F5/FF/56345589-5c1b-02000180-.jpg

Some guys wanted angled rollbars like the real thing. Cutting the proper angle wasn't the problem. The problem was correct placemant with the correct angle. I just couldn't do it. Then I found a way:
http://a7.cpimg.com/image/11/00/56345617-ffe2-02000180-.jpg
http://a2.cpimg.com/image/16/00/56345622-16ce-02000180-.jpg

A square tubed rollbar:
http://a9.cpimg.com/image/3B/01/56345659-e2d3-02000180-.jpg
http://a3.cpimg.com/image/2B/01/56345643-b260-02000180-.jpg

Square tubed rollbar with snap-on half roof:
http://a3.cpimg.com/image/53/02/56345683-82b0-02000180-.jpg
http://a7.cpimg.com/image/4D/02/56345677-0430-02000180-.jpg

Adding side rails to the bench inlay:
http://a6.cpimg.com/image/6A/03/56345706-7a6a-02000180-.jpg

Adding front support post to Bench inlay(THANKS LARA)
http://a1.cpimg.com/image/5B/02/56345691-924e-02000180-.jpg

One rail assembly attached:
http://a8.cpimg.com/image/62/03/56345698-a2b7-02000180-.jpg

Both sides attached:
http://a9.cpimg.com/image/77/03/56345719-a7d2-02000180-.jpg

Canopy support brackets:
http://a3.cpimg.com/image/4D/0A/56345933-dab0-02000180-.jpg

http://a2.cpimg.com/image/6A/0B/56345962-2b20-02000180-.jpg
http://a8.cpimg.com/image/5C/0B/56345948-0fb0-02000180-.jpg

and.... a stack of roofs waiting for trimming and assembly:
http://a2.cpimg.com/image/74/0C/56345972-879a-02000180-.jpg


Well, the ONLY pix I don't have are of my original project!!!
SOON , very soon.

PSCMATT
03-01-2006, 14:39
WOW thats too sweet, I wish I had room for a HUMVEE but alas I still need to get rid of my 1/6 Little Bird.

One Bravo Four
03-01-2006, 15:40
WOW!!!

All those modifications, the possibilites are endless!

kirton25
03-01-2006, 21:39
Man, I know what you mean about the .50 turret. Just so happens I cut mine of this last weekend and let me tell you, that was a painful and anxious few days till I was sure it would be ok when I put it together again. And likewise, I've been working on this thing for almost 2 years now. Thought I had it done, but a couple of weeks ago decided to "make it better", then spent a couple more days searching for the right brand/color of paint to match. Turned out good, but not all put back together yet. Took the time to fix some little details that I left out last time for lack of reference or knowledge. Tried to post pics once, but screwed it up somehow. When I finalize the DVD I'll try again. L8R

kirton25
03-01-2006, 21:40
BTW, yours looks great! Always have admired your work.

ScanmanDan
03-02-2006, 05:55
HUMVEES RULE!!!!!!





Sorry I had to get that off my chest.

Butch, those mods are freekin' cool! What ever did you use for the soft top hoops? I've looked all over for something (wire?) that was long enough to bend all in one piece. And how did you get all the bends to look sooooo good? The sidestakes and seat are top notch bits of gear, a must for any self respecting Humvee modder:). With out a doubt you are the Man!



(Bad Dan,) "I must get another Humvee"....

(Good Dan,) "You haven't finished the one your working on"....

(Bad Dan,) "But I need another Humvee".....

(Good Dan,) "You haven't got anywhere to put another one"....

(Bad Dan,) "But I NEED another Humvee"....

(Good Dan,) "Besides you have lots of other toys"...

(Bad Dan,) "NEED ANOTHER HUMVEE!!!!! "

:)

raider
03-02-2006, 06:43
MY MY...... that is GREAT work!!!
Makes me wanna give an arm and leg for a Humvee right now.


*ANYONE with a Hasbro Humvee interested in an extra set of 1:1 arm and leg?*

ARCH13
03-02-2006, 09:09
You are a VERY sick man! That is taking perfection to the extreme! LOVE IT

Sawgunner
03-02-2006, 09:30
Thanks guys.
Dan....the rollbars are heated 5/16 tube from Plastruct. I heat them,put them in a tube bender and bend them around a form I had made . I then wrap a cord around the tube and form and heat it again. Then I put it in cold water to retain the curve. The soft top hoops are also from Plastruct. These however are through them only where you have to "ask" for the extra length. They are 1/8 tube with an insert wire.....also from Plastruct and also an "asked" for special length.

The square rollbars are a tad more labor involved: they start as normal rollbars but are first glued down flat to a sheet of .040 styrene. After that's dry, the side strips of 5/16 .040 strip styrene are glued on. Then that assembly is again glued to a flat sheet of styrene. Then it's all trimmed to size and sanded down, then rubbed with fine steel wool.

grizzerr
03-02-2006, 11:15
Man those are great!! I'm with Dan; maybe I do need another Humvee to do a 2nd variant. That is if I can get the rails and canopy supports from you.

One Bravo Four
03-02-2006, 11:39
I don't want to spoil things for anyone, but a patrol is made up of THREE HMMWV's.

So Dan, Butch, Ed and all of the rest of you, actually need three.

:(

A 1025 with a Mk19, one with a M2 .50, and one with a M240.

Naturally, each of these should be Up-Armoured versions with full doors, roofs, working turrets with folding hatches and slant backs so...





GET BACK TO WORK!!!


:grinroll

Sawgunner
03-02-2006, 12:04
Um..John....I DO have 3!!!!!
Griz....yes you can get anything shown above from me. Just Pm me.

grizzerr
03-02-2006, 12:36
I got my three...but 2 of them are Ulitmate Soldier models.

Tung
03-02-2006, 12:41
Who is gonna start whoring themselves out to get humvee parts?

saiko
03-03-2006, 16:54
Lol ScanmanDan.. Bad Dan will win over Good Dan's logic eventually; it happens to all of us, but since you're the humvee madman, it may happen sooner than you think :p

Rofl 1B4. I totally just cracked up when I got to your post. :D

Amazing work as always sawgunner. I think I've spent days trolling through your and the other's humvee modification posts. I like the user friendly aspect of your pieces, and the fact that you make them so we don't go insane doing it ourselves :x Best of luck with the orders :3 Does the snap on roof fit the angled rollbar as it does the first one?

laughinggravy2
03-03-2006, 17:03
Some danged brilliant work. Couldn't look better.

Poor lil ol' me. I missed having a full patrol by one.

I already have three Hasbros for the first patrol, but need another for a second patrol. neener, neener, neener. :devilhnd

SyxxSix6
03-03-2006, 19:12
unbelievable work! Both Sawgunner & ScanmanDan.. you guys are gifted!

Kruse Missile
03-03-2006, 19:31
I need more hummers!!!Nide work cant wait to order mine.Thanks for sharing:)

payneja
03-03-2006, 20:24
you have definitely been busy. You really got the slant thing figured out.

Is the roof that comes with the slant bars shorter?

Sawgunner
03-03-2006, 21:17
The roof for the ANGLED rollbar is shorter than the regular rollbar roof.