1:5 scale Model of MaxxPro Dash International MRAP Vehicle

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The story 

After success of HMMWV model Gamla Model Makers was approached again by US Army Materiel Command (AMC) with request for 4 feet long 1:5 scale model of Navistar based MaxxPro Dash International Military Personal Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle, the newest addition to the MRAP vehicle's family. The model should be representing the latest version of the MaxxPro Dash and be equipped Picatinny-designed Objective Gunner Protection Kit (OGPK) armed with FN H240 machine gun

The work started with creating a 3D digital model of the future physical model. The digital model was used to create photorealistic 3D renderings, accurate drawings and to produce many parts by rapid prototyping techniques.

Actual fabrication of the model took only 1.5 month due to accuracy of reference materials and massive use of rapid prototyping, including SLA, FDM and CNC.

The hull was created out of custom cut plastic sheets, frame and chassis out of composites, green tinted acrylic sheets were used for windows to imitate an armored glass blocks. All exterior surfaces were textured to imitate armor. The model was detailed at museum level. Although the model did not have opening doors, there was a great deal of work put into interior visible through the windows. Highly realistic wheels with accurate representation of threads were created by SLA and replicated in instant colored resin.

The model consumed over 500 screws of different types and sizes.

The model was accompanied by custom designed and built wheeled transit case.

The model will be exhibited at military trade shows promoting services and capabilities of US Army Materiel Command.



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