accurate and detailed 1:8 scale model represents
a light 4x4 up-armored Mack Truck. The truck
carries 105mm Hawkeye howitzer developed by
The model is featuring opening doors with
magnetic locks and very detailed and accurate
cab interior. The howitzer's base is rotating
360 degrees, cradle and barrel are tilting and
when they do, the piston is moving in the
hydraulic cylinder, imitating its articulation.
Like all our models this one was developed in 3D
software. All components were put together in
assembly, articulation points were digitally
tested. All adjustments were made before the
This model continues the line of our all-rapid
prototyped models. Almost 90% of the parts are
SLA built. Tires and wheel disks were SLA
produced, molded and replicated in polyurethane
resin. Headlights lenses were also SLA produced
and replicated in clear resin. Stop lights, turn
signal lights and side lights were cast
accordingly in orange and red toned clear resin.
Railings, grab handles and other vulnerable
parts were produced by SLS from nylon. We also
produced a backup SLS set of these parts made of
metal, in case nylon will not give us a desired
structural integrity. We did not regret this
decision - some of the nylon parts were replaced
by a metal backups. The mirror brackets were
made by SLS from metal by default as the mirror
brackets are the most vulnerable elements of
every vehicle's replica.
We also used our traditional custom toned clear
acrylic for the 'armored" glass and "true"
acrylic mirrors. Both materials make vehicle's
models look extremely realistic.
3D modeling and digital development took time to
complete. However, after receiving the parts
from the machines we assembled and finished the
model in just one week.
This model is a hi-end Trade Show/Presentation
large scale model - realistically looking,
accurate, highly detailed, reasonably
articulating. It is mounted on a base finished
with rare wood, protected by clear acrylic
display case and accompanied by custom made
transit case with locks, latches and interior