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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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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