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Pinky

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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2017, 11:24:39 PM »
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I am going to use the spare turrets to convert 2 of the Bolt Action plastic sdkfz 234/2 Puma into 234/1
Swamprat33, that is an excellent idea that hadn't occurred to me, consider it stolen! :)

I was thinking the same thing.  Although I don't like the Puma's hollow wheels.

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« Reply #61 on: June 08, 2017, 12:55:29 AM »
Don't like them either pinky , so I got a circle template from the Staples office supply store and traced / cut disks  out of plastic sheet . Boring .... but the final result looks good

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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #62 on: June 08, 2017, 06:07:54 AM »
I filled mine with Milliput.

I thought I had a photograph of the filled wheels, but only found I had not after I had glued them in.

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« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2017, 06:15:09 PM »
I have not yet built any Puma, although i did paint one for a mate a few months ago.
I did notice the hollow wheels and i plan to fill with milliput when i build mine.
I am planning to build 2 as 234/2 puma and 2 more as 234/1 so will have a lot of wheels to re-profile.

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Tim

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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2017, 12:06:44 AM »
 I also stuffed them full of Milliput (never really understood why they released them like that, at that size, casting them whole shouldn't have been too much of a challenge, even if you reduced the detail on the rear - or cast them in two pieces, either would have been preferable) - anyway, good catch Swamprat33.   

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« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2017, 03:52:03 AM »
It's a scaled down 1/48, that's probably why.
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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #66 on: June 09, 2017, 05:57:04 AM »
Is it a scaled down 1/48 ? I don't think they make a Puma in 48 , in fact their catalogue in 48 is very small . Last I looked they had a couple of Opel based trucks , a couple of Italian Auto Belindas and a Flak 88 . I have their 1/35 Puma and although it has a lot of the smaller details of the 28mm kit , ( tie rods etc ) it has a few more that I thought would have been great to have in 28 . For example the hull roof is separate so all 4 versions of the 234 series can be modeled with driver seats and steering wheels included in each kit  . You get the ammo boxes and crew seats on a separate sprue  if you get the 75mm gun kits . Italeri / Warlord  really missed out on an opportunity to release all 4 types  IMO , thankfully Rubicon makes the bits we need to covert  easily to a 234/1 , and all little more work ( cutting off the hull roof ) to make a 234/ 3 or 4.

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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #67 on: June 09, 2017, 02:51:12 PM »
You can probably get away with doing just the front and rear wheels, I chose my best ones for those.

When I rephotograph my puma, I will have a go at showing the wheels.

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« Reply #68 on: June 10, 2017, 05:00:11 PM »
It was scaled down from a larger scale then, i thought it was 1/48 but it might be the 1/35.

It was one of the early italeri kits where they rushed to get as many out as possible.
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« Reply #69 on: June 10, 2017, 08:02:38 PM »
The 35th scale one has been around since the late 70s , I was still in high school when I built my 1st one . Its not a total scale down , as a lot of  things that are separate  pieces on the 35 kit are molded as one piece on the 56 kit , unlike the BA plastic  Universal Carrier which looks to me like a straight  upscale version of the PSC kit ( if only they did the other plastic versions  ;D ) I guess in the rush to get the kit out , they didn't think it through , if the hull roof was removable , all 4 versions of the 234 could have been kitted out on the one basic hull . They're loss , we can get Rubicon detail kits and add them to the Puma hull and make which ever version we want     ;D . Oh , I guess we still have to buy the original kit though , so maybe they win , ::). Well what ever they did , they made some short cuts in the kit that most gamers will over look and most modellers will work at trying to fix . Half the fun of these 56 scale kits, for me , compared to the 35 scale kits I used to build , is getting to add extra detail and various bits from the parts box  to really bring the kit to life . Not much left to add to most of the new 1000 piece plus 35th scale kits out now , start to feel like a kit assembler rather than a kit builder , if that makes any sence

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« Reply #70 on: June 11, 2017, 12:35:14 AM »
The universal carrier is indeed an upscaled PSC kit
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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #71 on: June 29, 2017, 04:07:04 PM »
Hi Rubicon, Not much info from you guys recently.

Can we please have an update for the Q2 release.
Ive completed my 1/56 backlog and am now looking for some more from you to build.

Hope to see you at the Battle Group South show at the Tank Museum this weekend.

Cheers
Tim

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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #72 on: July 03, 2017, 06:03:11 AM »
Another week or so, apparently.  I met the UK rep at Bovington Tank Museum today - lovely chap.  It's a shame the new releases weren't available.  I saw the prototypes though.

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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #73 on: July 03, 2017, 06:43:52 AM »
Hey Pinky, ive been down at Bovy all weekend running a large 28mm Eastern Front Bolt Action game.
Wish id been able to say hi to you as well.

Agree about Steve - Top Bloke.
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Tim

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Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« Reply #74 on: July 03, 2017, 04:49:09 PM »
Tim - it was the big game in the entrance hall, right?  If so, I walked past several times while you guys were playing.  Very impressive set up, and excellent models.  You should put up some photos.
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