Saladin hull + Chaffee turret + 90mm gun = errrr

Started by Gunbird, February 09, 2011, 12:33:20 PM

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Gunbird

After seeing this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M38_Wolfhound I knew I wanted one. After making plans for a 2012 game set in Africa I knew I wanted 3  ;D

As my standard, these will be bits of wargaming kit, so turrets have magnets imbedded and they are based. Also, I work alot with second handjunk kits so some need considerable work to clean up. But I find it fun to be as cheap as possible  :rolleyes:

At the moment I went from this:


to this:


Keep the gun this length or cut it down a bit? Canvas cover will be added to the mantlet, not sure if it needs any more additions. But feel free to point em out.


Johan


philp

I like the idea and we have an African Group Build coming up some time.

I think if you keep the gun that length you might need to add a little counterweight to the rear of the turret ala Sherman M-50.
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Gunbird

Hmm, I have a few packs of Sherman stowage boxes....I could cut the Chaffee one off, add a section to represent the counterweight and add the stowage box to that. Or vice versa.

ChernayaAkula

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Moritz


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Weaver

Wish I'd thought of that: got all the bits for it too!  :thumbsup:

I think the gun barrel is fine: look at a Panhard ERC-90 armoured car.
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chrisonord

I keep looking at this and I really like it, and it does have a look of the Panhard ERC too. I would like to do something similar involving a scorpion  turret and if they are available, a 1/72nd scale Saladin hull  :thumbsup:
Cheers,
Chris.
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Weaver

Quote from: chrisonord on February 10, 2011, 12:28:27 PM
I keep looking at this and I really like it, and it does have a look of the Panhard ERC too. I would like to do something similar involving a scorpion  turret and if they are available, a 1/72nd scale Saladin hull  :thumbsup:
Cheers,
Chris.

I can mock that up for you and post a photo, but not today. Having tried it, I can tell you that, IMHO, the little Scorpion turret looks lost on the Saladin hull, and they're both 1/76th too! The turret from the Ace 1/72nd Scorpion might look better on the 1/76th Saladin hull, but that's a £12 kit.....
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rickshaw

Quote from: Weaver on February 09, 2011, 07:56:50 PM
Wish I'd thought of that: got all the bits for it too!  :thumbsup:

I think the gun barrel is fine: look at a Panhard ERC-90 armoured car.

Basically right.  I'd suggest a stowage box on the turret rear.  You can say its a counterweight if anybody asks (a few tens of kilograms of lead in the bottom would be more than likely sufficient).
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chrisonord

Quote from: Weaver on February 10, 2011, 04:25:22 PM
Quote from: chrisonord on February 10, 2011, 12:28:27 PM
I keep looking at this and I really like it, and it does have a look of the Panhard ERC too. I would like to do something similar involving a scorpion  turret and if they are available, a 1/72nd scale Saladin hull  :thumbsup:
Cheers,
Chris.

I can mock that up for you and post a photo, but not today. Having tried it, I can tell you that, IMHO, the little Scorpion turret looks lost on the Saladin hull, and they're both 1/76th too! The turret from the Ace 1/72nd Scorpion might look better on the 1/76th Saladin hull, but that's a £12 kit.....
Cheers for that H,
It is not needed, as there isn't a 1/72nd scale one so I won't be building one, shame really as Honduras actually used Saladins.
Chris.
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Pee on it and walk away!!

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Gunbird



Need to order an additional barrel. I dryfitted the M4 stowage boxes and they fit nicely, might go along with just those and skip the counterweight as it is a bit heftier then the now removed stowage box. I'll add the stowage box and then put them aside till the barrel arrives.

Weaver

Quote from: chrisonord on February 11, 2011, 07:03:26 AM
Quote from: Weaver on February 10, 2011, 04:25:22 PM
Quote from: chrisonord on February 10, 2011, 12:28:27 PM
I keep looking at this and I really like it, and it does have a look of the Panhard ERC too. I would like to do something similar involving a scorpion  turret and if they are available, a 1/72nd scale Saladin hull  :thumbsup:
Cheers,
Chris.

I can mock that up for you and post a photo, but not today. Having tried it, I can tell you that, IMHO, the little Scorpion turret looks lost on the Saladin hull, and they're both 1/76th too! The turret from the Ace 1/72nd Scorpion might look better on the 1/76th Saladin hull, but that's a £12 kit.....
Cheers for that H,
It is not needed, as there isn't a 1/72nd scale one so I won't be building one, shame really as Honduras actually used Saladins.
Chris.

Scaleorama? 1/72nd is only 6% different from 1/76th, so a 1/76th Saladin would still be bigger than say, a 1/72nd Ferret or AML-90. "Just" need to change any details that leap out at you, like undersized machine-guns or really, really tight hatches.
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Glenn

Now, if you have plans of a Boarhound....I'd love to see them!
Glenn

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Quote from: Glenn on August 13, 2011, 12:51:33 AM
Now, if you have plans of a Boarhound....I'd love to see them!
Glenn

Giesbers do a resin Boarhound and Deerhound

http://henk.fox3000.com/giesbers.htm
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