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The LEGO M50 Ontos Tank Destroyer Project


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#1 Neyo Wargear

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 11:32 AM

Greetings SSLFer's!

I'll be making the USMC's tank destroyer (TD) of the Vietnam War era, the M50 Ontos. Ontos is Greek for 'thing' and it sure is a thing.

Again 1/35th scale to match all my other models.
Actual to 1/35th scale.
Length: 12ft,7in to 4.3in at 13 studs.
Width: 8ft,6in to 2.9in at 9 studs.
Height: 7ft to 2.4in at ? studs.

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Part 1. Work time: 30 minutes. Total work time: 30 minutes.

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P1.1: The suspension of the M50 Ontos is fairly similar to the T71 light tanks. The Ontos was to be air droppable and was quite light. That might play into it.

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P1.2: The undercarriage of the thing. This will be an interesting build since this is a 9 wide model. The odd width will make this hard to build I predict.

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P1.3: The Ontos is odd in the fact that the glacis plates juts farther than most other AFV's. Gives it a dorky look if you ask me.

Cheers.

Edited by Neyo Wargear, 06 March 2019 - 11:33 AM.

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