Famo prototype build

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Re: Famo prototype build

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Great pictures Florian, Famo looks fantastic, though that table it's sitting on looks a bit flimsy. :shock:
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Loved the 1/6 E100 build, and to think some idiot scrapped the real one after completing it's evaluation. :roll:
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Hi John,
the E100 is from a friend of mine. Hi build it to finish soon. Its a real Monster.
Yes I looking forward to get the FAMO :) there is much work on it, but it will become an absolut awesome model.

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First test run of driving the Famo.
Steering and driving working great - now need to tweak the suspension for the road wheels and re-assemble the body.

Should have some video of it running in Germany this weekend.

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Great work. Can't wait for it to see in Hausen!!

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Amazing, though not sure the parking lot lets us truly appreciate the scale...

A video showing it crushing a Mini or towing a Scammel would give us a better appreciation of what you have accomplished!

Great job and I, for one, have thoroughly enjoyed seeing this development process showcased from crowd-sourcing... through prototyping. I know that the 'grand reveal' of each new kit is a part of the Armortek culture. But seeing the inner workings of bringing the FAMO to reality has just been marvelous!

Congrats guys! Hope the Germany display goes great!

Cheers,

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Robert Reid wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:44 pm
I, for one, have thoroughly enjoyed seeing this development process showcased from crowd-sourcing... through prototyping.
+1
A little too much is about right...

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I love it.

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From video by carbojunki

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Enjoy Carbojunki's two videos of "Hausen am Bach Panzertreffen 2018" :

Big FAMO (0'49" --- 1'32")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD7LZcgXXrY&t=171s

Big FAMO towed PAK 43/41 (13'40" --- 14'05")
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPemLxbM5bQ&t=241s

Glad to see the reinforced cross already added on all panels.
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Very nice and thanks for posting, the Famo looks great and the Panther firing is now the best ever! Regards Phil.
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Hi Guys
After sitting on the proverbial fence for a long time I am a bit late to this party.
Order placed today after a 4 year break from building these great models.

Looking forward to the ride.

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Hi Derek,
Welcome back to the FAMO party. It's never late to enjoy the latest BIG model. :mrgreen:
Regards,
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Prototype Famo shows off its pulling power by a Panzer III (with motion pack & batteries).

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Recovery will be so much easier when the matching Sd.Ah.116 trailer is released :wink: :wink: :wink:

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The Armorpax has made the first FAMO part: https://www.facebook.com/Armorpax/
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Found it is already part of the standard kit.
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