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A little “more” fun with ammo crates

Discussion in 'Mil Surp Collectors' started by mac1911, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. mac1911

    mac1911 NES Member

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    A little throw back to my modeling days (20+ years ago) Fooled around making a 1:4 scale version of the Greek HXP 4 can crate.
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    Holds 30 rounds loose
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    Or 2 loaded Enblocs
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    With the full size crate
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    Holds
     
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    Nice, a couple of these on your office table top, :)
     
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    how much?
     
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    Lol. Doubles as a G.I. Joe casket...
     
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    Very cool! What type of modeling did you do? My first job during school was making building models, very fun.
     
  7. mac1911

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    Basic kits, tanks, cars , trucks RC planes early 80s to late 90s
     
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    Made from scraps from a remodel . 1/4” plywood for the 1/4 scale it’s close enough. I need to add the end piece handles.
    Just glued to gethet with what I could squeeze out of the construction adhesive tube
     
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    Makes a good treasure chest
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    That's very cool- I think more so than the full size.

    Would be cool to make one that is sized to hold the typical number of rounds we use in a CMP match, with spaced holes to hold the rounds upright.
     
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    Maybe i can play around with tbe scale size of the 2 tin crates.
     
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    Not sure how it would look . 1/7 scale would be tall enough to fit the cartridges but be pretty big for practical use. I’m still looking for some small hinges.
     
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    if I make it to fit the cart. it starts to loose it "ammo crate" look. the scale is just off. plus im not finding any hinges that look right?
     
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    Old pos furniture, salvaged the 3/4" sides,top,bottom. Not the strongest wood but was goingto the dump. In keeping with the recycle theme I used all the screws holding the bureau together , it was not enough so until I find some more in the junk bin im done for now.
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    New 2 can crate:
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    had some time as kids where in the pool. I have tablesaw set up next to the pool so I can work and watch
     
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    I tried cutting out a template only to find even with my Rx I could hardly see the tip of the Xacto blade along the edge of the template when trying to cut it. I also tried laying the yellow on thinner but it looked duller while I was spraying than it does when it dried, I only had 2 "stencil" fonts on my computer and this was the closest of the 2.
    Fun little project now to just find some hinges and latch so I can lock them up.
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    Really nice Job on the Crates , so good you could create an illusion with a Camera . I used to make Model 55 Chevys when I was young by the time High School rolled around I was more into the two legged type models like the one Brady has .A good way to end up Married young.
    I have one of the Large Mosin Crates I'm going to do a creative display sometime. And I just picked up a nice 7.62x39 Wooden Ammo box the same color about 18"x18" .
     

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