Carter's Lasercut Tank - KV-1 (motorizable)

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Introduction: Carter's Lasercut Tank - KV-1 (motorizable)

About: I love tanks, lasercut, and lasercut tanks

Here is the tutorial to assemble the KV-1 model i made. the final model is about ~1/18 scale (about 37 cm long).
You will need :

  • 20x 40mm Ø3mm screws with 2 nuts per screw (40 bolts then)
  • 6x 20mm Ø3mm screws with one nut per screw (only 2 screws can be enough)
  • 2x Ø3mm 50-60mm long rods

The tank is available here : https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2449310

A hollow space has been made at the rear of the tank to provide some motors for the wheel-drive. However, the space is a bit too small...

Step 1: The Frame

Begin with the internal frame. i use some triangle shaped scrap to wedge the screw supports (see photos). I put the sheets all around the frame then.

Step 2: The Backside Curves

Make sure to not have a final space between the two frames.

Step 3: The Sides

We will fix them later.

Step 4: The Rear Trapdoor

Step 5: The Turret

I give you the choice to put some decals on the sides, or not.

Also, ou can choose the gun position on the back side between, on the left, the middle, or no gun at all. The real tank had the gun on the middle.

Step 6: The Details

Step 7: The Wheels

Use the two rods for the drive wheels.

Step 8: The Tracks

This part can be long. Do not forget to make two tracks of course ;)

Step 9: The Chests

Fix it to the fenders with some double sided tape instead of wood glue, it will be easier if you want to remove them.

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    13 Discussions

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    tato74
    tato74

    5 weeks ago

    is excelent, I think the file is missing pieces of the tower, Thanks!!

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    tato74
    tato74

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Step 5: The Turret, i´m doing the model is amazing!! congrats!! pics coming soon

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    tato74
    tato74

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    the problem is solved!!! I keep assembling to upload the photos! the file was apart, thank you very much and a thousand apologies!
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    tato74
    tato74

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Thanks for answering! the model is looking beautiful! I am close to finishing it, only that the pieces of the tower are missing in the file, step 5, I cannot upload the photo of the missing pieces but they are the ones from step 5 of the tutorial, really a pleasure to talk to you, I will build all your Models!

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    JackCarter
    JackCarter

    Reply 5 weeks ago

    Hello ! I'm glad you like it ! Could you tell me which part is missing ?

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    agnew.hayden05
    agnew.hayden05

    Question 3 months ago

    Looks amazing, is it possible to paint this wood. This is probably your most simple and easiest to understand guide, your other ones are harder to understand. But if you had to pick one, which one would be the easiest to make, out of all your models for a beginner like me to make. I do not care about the rc bit as I just want a shelf queen. So which tank model is the easiest to make and are you going to do more. God job by the way, it looks epic.

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    JackCarter
    JackCarter

    Answer 3 months ago

    Hello, I have indeed a tendancy to overcomplexify my models :)
    The KV-1 is indeed my first, and the most simple to make. You don't need any motor to make it even static. I think the MDF is paintable, I didn't try to paint my models yet, I should try some time.

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    244419231
    244419231

    2 years ago

    Excellent work!

    Hope to see more masterpiece like this!

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    БондД
    БондД

    2 years ago

    What material and what thickness are made by machine? I think the material thickness of 2.25 mm or am I wrong? Different parts of the machine are made of material the same thickness?

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    Hamids
    Hamids

    2 years ago

    excellent piece of art buddy , specially the moving tracks , how strong they are ? do you have idea about how to make the robust and reliable metal or non metal tracks ?is it possible, to mount DC motor and Arduino shield to move these device ?

    Thanks

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    JON-A-TRON
    JON-A-TRON

    2 years ago

    Those tank treads are awesome! Are you going to try and hook up a motor?

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    JackCarter
    JackCarter

    Reply 2 years ago

    it will be a bit difficult the space is not large enough :/