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Old 12-13-2006, 06:40 PM
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105mm Howitzer Bits Pt #1

Recently, I found a copy of "The Story of GLAMOUR GAL", a color documentry made during WWII.

This 25 minute film covers the story of a USMC 105mm Howitzer Unit, from training stateside to their deployment on Iwo Jima, during the battle for the island.

Lots of nice color detail shots, showing the crew painting the names on the 105's and good shots of the pin-up artwork adorning the gun shields.

Color movie footage of the unit in action on Iwo Jima is another great source for inspiration and diorama details.

I decided to design a set of markings for this Artillery Unit and build a model of one of their Howitzers.

I sent a DVD copy of the movie to my friend Mike Armstrong and he quickly pointed out that we would need new wheels (Mike had decided to build a 105 too), after looking over the base Italeri kit, Mike found several of the kits parts that needed to be improved on.

So Mike and I began our build projects and having the necessary parts 3d printed for our models.

Bill Chilstrom is working on a new USMC crew for the kit, which will most likely be a future Warriors release.

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Old 12-13-2006, 09:10 PM
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looks cool. Is this part going to be printed?
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:13 PM
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or machined?
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:16 PM
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It will be 3d printed.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:20 PM
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how complex of a part can you print? I saw the booth at the Nats and it seems it can go pretty complex.
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:23 PM
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That's an impossible question to answer....this piece is fairly complex.

What did you have in mind?
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:37 PM
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nothing in particular, I was just wondering what the limits of this technology are.
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:29 PM
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Scary thing is a part like that can be printed and probably work too!
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:42 AM
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Is there any difference between an ARMY 105 and a Marine 105?
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Old 12-14-2006, 11:29 AM
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Probably not, our research has been on the USMC use of the weapon, so we concentrate on the USMC gun details. I don't know how common what wheels were in Army use.

Of course the markings and colors were a USMC only thing.
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