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Fitz
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FAMO (15mm)

on Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:16 am
Here's the 1:100 scale SdKfz 9 FAMO I printed the other day. It's a quick, basic paint job; it's never going to be a show-piece, and it's not likely to end up on the table a hell of a lot, so my laziness triumphed and I didn't put a lot of effort into it. It'll do, until I feel more motivation.

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Re: FAMO (15mm)

on Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:09 pm
That's a BIG beast. I have a great weakness for such support equipment Are you planning to give it something to tow?
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Re: FAMO (15mm)

on Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:02 pm
Great!
You are pumping out models fast!!!
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Re: FAMO (15mm)

on Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:34 pm
gebhk wrote:That's a BIG beast. I have a great weakness for such support equipment  Are you planning to give it something to tow?  

Most likely I'll make a crane/winch insert for the cargo bed and use it as a recovery and repair vehicle.
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Re: FAMO (15mm)

on Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:57 am
Here's a render of the slot-in crane module:



Here it is, in place in the cargo bay of the FAMO. FDM is not the ideal medium to be printing this sort of thing in, a DLP or SLA resin printer would give much cleaner results. However, this will do for the purpose, which is to identify it as a recovery vehicle on the wargames table.
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Re: FAMO (15mm)

on Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:09 pm
Hi Fitz

Very nice and delicately done.

I didn't think my question through - by 'something to tow' I meant a knackered tank or some such. I believe the FAMOs carried an A frame with a towing eye at the apex which was attached to the front of the tank, turning it into a 'trailer'. I think that was what the lugs on the front plate of most (?all) German tanks were for. With the bigger pussycats, one FAMO wasn't enough (let's face it, is one ever enough?) and I have seen pics with up to three towing a Tiger. Wouldn't that make a splendid showing on the table Laughing

Was it Don Featherstone who wrote about desert campaign-based wargames around two sides attempting to recover the same tank?
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