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Just for fun Part 1: Airfix Saladin 1:76

Started by John Howling Mouse, October 16, 2010, 06:59:23 PM

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Don't know why but this Saladin has always been one of my favorite armored vehicles.  Something about the balanced shape, the aggressive stance, and that pineapple grenade aft end.  So, I wanted to see if I could build the little Airfix kit in a single day.  Here it is.  I have the Tamiya 1:35 one to do, too, someday...

Undercarriage (or whatever you armor-folks call it).



Fuselage-thingy:



Cockpit:



All primered up and no place to go:

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NARSES2

Nice one sir  :thumbsup:

Always liked the Saladin family myself. Used to pass the local barracks on my way to school (long gone) and there were always a few Saladins and Sarracens parked there
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Jacques Deguerre

 I like it! It would be really cool if some manufacturer would get out of the "every WW2 vehicle Germany ever even sketched on a napkin" and do some post WW2 British wheeled vehicles in 1/35 scale and injection molded. A new, accurate Saladin kit would be first on my list.
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Weaver

Nice one JHM: one of my favorites too! :thumbsup:

Jacques: it'd be nice if someone continued the JB/Airfix 1/76th range too:

Ferret armoured car (in at least four versions)
Fox armoured car
FV432 APC (about a dozen versions)
Abbot 105mm SPG
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Quote from: Jacques Deguerre on October 17, 2010, 06:40:44 PM
I like it! It would be really cool if some manufacturer would get out of the "every WW2 vehicle Germany ever even sketched on a napkin" and do some post WW2 British wheeled vehicles in 1/35 scale and injection molded. A new, accurate Saladin kit would be first on my list.

Had exactly the same thoughts over the weekend Jacques whilst glancing at a magazine and 3/4's of the pages were on German WWII stuff. Most of the new releases were as well.

Quote from: Weaver on October 18, 2010, 01:20:26 AM
Nice one JHM: one of my favorites too! :thumbsup:

Jacques: it'd be nice if someone continued the JB/Airfix 1/76th range too:

Stalwart 6x6 amphibious truck


I thought they did one then remembered it was in the HO/OO soft plastic "toy" range they did back in the 60's
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Some body have news about the Tamiya 1/35 old model. :thumbsup:

Mossie

Despite it saying Saladin in the title, I thought it was a Saracen at first glance, I've built on of those & the 'undercarriage' is identical.  Looks good Baz, will the big kit be OOB as well or will that be whiffed?
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Quote from: Mossie on October 18, 2010, 03:47:47 PM
Despite it saying Saladin in the title, I thought it was a Saracen at first glance, I've built on of those & the 'undercarriage' is identical.  Looks good Baz, will the big kit be OOB as well or will that be whiffed?

Well, a Saracen is effectively a Saladin running in reverse.   ;D

I used to get rides in the last Saracen the Australian Army had on charge.  It was officially a "recovery exercise object" held by the RAEME workships for them to teach the correct way to recover a large, heavy vehicle.  They however were trying to restore it and let the 'prentices loose on it to fix it up.  Used to go like the clappers, problem was it didn't have any steering and its brakes left a great deal to be desired.   So, as long as you liked going in a straight line and didn't really want to stop in a hurry, it was a hell of a lot of fun.  Used to do skid steers to get 'round corners.  You'd see this cloud of dust coming down the perimeter track and they'd slide past you as they went around the curve.   :lol:
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Excuse me, I think my words can be inappropriate, asking for another model, but I less part of my message.
Is one of my favourites armoured car, an I have the same model, It not as well done as yours...Good work and finished :thumbsup: