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General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« Last post by ripley on January 17, 2018, 09:19:40 AM »
Who's going take the next step and use the 250/8 , 251/9 add on kit to make a 234/3 ?

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General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« Last post by Swamprat33 on January 17, 2018, 08:26:39 AM »
i have also done this conversion.
It looks great.
Tim
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Wish Lists / Re: Two fantastic kit ideas for Rubicon Models -
« Last post by somtec on January 17, 2018, 05:05:51 AM »
i could use a couple of 6pdr kits
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Wish Lists / Two fantastic kit ideas for Rubicon Models -
« Last post by Tracks on January 17, 2018, 01:01:32 AM »
It looks like Rubicon Models has some new plastic kits coming out this year, but I was just thinking... which is always scary.

I would like to pitch an idea to Rubicon Models for two new plastic kits that I think would be fantastic for them.

Kit 1) SdKfz 10 Halftrack:
There is a lot of interest for the Sdkfz 10 in a plastic kit. I know I would prefer a plastic kit from Rubicon Models than one of those blocks of resin things. More importantly, with a basic plastic kit of the SdKfz 10, the gamer/modeler has more options to make variants and field modifications of this common transport vehicle.

Kit 2) American 57mm AT-Gun M1 / British QF 6-Pdr AT-Gun:
There is great potential here because the same parts sprue for the AT-Gun can be setup with the needed bits and parts to build either the American 57mm AT-Gun M1 and British QF 6-Pdr AT-Gun. They were pretty much the same except for a few little differences. Parts can even be included to make the US Airborne version of the 57mm AT-Gun M1. As for crew, well, separate American and British crews can be made on different sprues to make the different kits if needed. Similar to what Rubicon Models did with the Jeep. The Willys MB ¼ ton 4x4 Truck (Commonwealth) and the Willys MB ¼ ton 4x4 Truck (US Standard) plastic kits have the exact same sprues for the jeep, but different sprues for the riders.

I believe the two plastic kit ideas above would be a fantastic project for Rubicon Models.

That being said, my current wish is as follows:
+ SdKfz 10 Halftrack
+ Panzer 38(t)
+ Panzer II
+ M3 Medium Tank (with Lee or Grant options?)
+ US 57mm AT-Gun M1
+ US 37mm AT-Gun M3
+ German 50mm Pak 38 (coming soon)
+ German 75mm Pak 40 (coming soon)
+ Soviet 76mm ZiS-3 AT-Gun
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ripley on January 16, 2018, 07:05:18 AM »
Thanks , I'll have to get one of those
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ultravanillasmurf on January 16, 2018, 02:42:02 AM »
It is the 4mm (20mm or 1/76 scale) one. I used 0.45mm brass rod for the hand rails (I cheated on the rear one and made it one piece).

I have the 7mm (40mm or 1/43 scale one) which I think I used on the T34/85. That used 0.7mm brass rod.

I got them at a local model railway show.
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General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« Last post by Ballardian on January 16, 2018, 12:55:18 AM »

 I can also confirm that, with fairly minimal fettling, the Rubicon turret can be made to fit the WG Puma.
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself Here...
« Last post by ripley on January 16, 2018, 12:27:49 AM »
Welcome . Its a pretty good bunch of folks  on here , and Rubicon , unlike some companies , like to have feedback on their ideas and projects  . Post some of your work in the  showcase thread , always nice to see what folks are working on
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Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« Last post by ripley on January 15, 2018, 11:53:55 PM »
That's looking good . Where did you pick up that jig ? ( Found some on a Model RR site , is it 4mm or 7mm ?) That looks like it would work for all sorts of scales .  Surprised Rubicon hasn't included a jig on the T-34 sprues like they did for the Crusader light guards , except for the fact the Crusader kit came out after the T-34s  ::)
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General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« Last post by johan on January 15, 2018, 11:36:30 PM »
Zaphod, I converted one and you would have to enlarge the turretopening a bit for the turret to fit, but it is certainly feasable.
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