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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2640 on: January 11, 2018, 02:23:37 am »
Sexton no, but give them time - they're addressing things other than Tigers and Panthers now... sometimes, anyway...

The Ram was done by Verlinden a while ago, but I understand it had issues.

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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2641 on: January 12, 2018, 06:28:11 am »

The Ram was done by Verlinden a while ago, but I understand it had issues.

Like price ?  :angel: Seriously I wasn't aware he'd done armour kits, just thought it was conversions etc
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2642 on: January 12, 2018, 07:08:54 pm »


Like price ? 

 ;D ;D :thumbsup:

And accuracy...

It was more of a 'start with this and use the running gear from the Tamiya Lee' type of thing.

He did a range of conversions in 1/35, and IIRC even a couple of (full kit) 1/15 vehicles  :o

I now find the Ram was also available from Resicast and Formations - all apparently OOP.  :banghead:
Still, maybe someone will think to do one in styrene - they're rapidly working their way through all the 'Napkinwaffe', so who knows?!


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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2643 on: January 13, 2018, 02:29:26 am »
Cheers Rick  :thumbsup:

I've a very vague memory of one being available in a wargame's scale a few eons ago when I was still getting the relevant magazines ?
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« Reply #2644 on: January 13, 2018, 07:37:14 pm »
Cheers Rick  :thumbsup:

I've a very vague memory of one being available in a wargame's scale a few eons ago when I was still getting the relevant magazines ?

There was a set of vacform Ram and Lee hulls in 1/76, I think Armtec or somesuch?
Here's one built up:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/airfix-1-76-m-4-to-ram-mk-i-t20553.html

Oh, here it is:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47210/thread/1304313439/Anyone+recognize+the+name+Armtec+or+Raretank

So Armtec for the Lee and Tandair for the Ram.

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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2645 on: January 14, 2018, 03:58:43 am »
Tandair, now there's a name to conjure with.

He did some superb vacforms, and I still have an unbuilt Lightning T4/5 conversion of his. It looks better than the Sword kit, even now.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2647 on: January 14, 2018, 06:36:03 am »
Now that bottom one with the auxiliary m.g. turret is interesting  :thumbsup:
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2648 on: January 15, 2018, 06:08:21 pm »
I worked out what's wrong with my JagdPanther, it's too narrow, and the blockhouse is too low....other than that....it's perfect!
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« Reply #2649 on: January 15, 2018, 07:17:18 pm »
I worked out what's wrong with my JagdPanther, it's too narrow, and the blockhouse is too low....other than that....it's perfect!
Glenn

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Sounds like you could still play around with it, as if it looks to be in proportion, it would still work as a 'filming model/bigature'

I saw some footage of a 1/2 scale Semple tank someone had built - he then filmed it with kids dressed as soldiers and the scale worked.

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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2650 on: January 20, 2018, 06:09:00 pm »
This is something different....what did the Luftwaffe use to pull their flyingboats/floatplanes out of the water to service them? I'm working on a Bv 138, and it comes with a trailer/trolly but what pulled them...I was thinking of a tractor, but wheeled or tracked?
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« Reply #2651 on: January 21, 2018, 04:41:39 am »
Just had a quick look through my books and can't find a single photo showing what would have pulled them ? Loads being lifted by cranes and parked against jetty's.

However finally found this

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blohm%26Voss_BV_138_and_Heinkel_He_115_at_Kirkenes_c1943.jpg

So a truck and a tractor ?
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2652 on: January 21, 2018, 06:48:11 pm »
The truck could be a Hanomag ss 100 tractor....but the tracked tractor in front.........?
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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2653 on: February 03, 2018, 01:27:40 am »
Probably something civilian that was 'requisitioned' and pressed into service.

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Re: Glenn's Current Modeling Projects
« Reply #2654 on: February 05, 2018, 06:44:37 pm »


As you can see, I stuck with the T-34 to make the Jagdpanther. Buying a T-55, I found that the hull is the same length as the T-34 but, (in 1/35) 4.5mm wider....so, what do you do? You cut it through the middle and make it that little bit wider.
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