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General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« on: Today at 10:01:53 PM »
I found a couple of ideas . IRC the Puma turret was originally designed for the late Panzer II L/M

That's cool but only available in resin

Now this is possible ,using the extra driver's vision port from my Stug III kit , Warlord has it in plastic and I can use the 38(t) turret on an Atlantic Wall pillbox

Looks very nice . Good to see you remembered to add the spare barrel boxes ( engine deck sides ) and remove the small turret motor  muffler ( not needed as these thing turned by hand ! ) , the Warlord crew just put their resin turret on a standard tank hull  ::)

General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« on: Today at 11:36:38 AM »
Yea it was a PIA to get all that under carriage stuff to fit right . I added discs to the wheel backs to fix that problem , all thought they should have been full wheels to start with . I'm going to give it a go eventually , Ive got the add on kit on order , 1 to be used on a 250 neu . Going to built a 234/1 as well as I have the 20mm turrets coming too . Just waiting for a sale on plastic 234/2s  ::) . Now what to do with extra Puma turret kits ?

General Discussions / Re: Converting a Sdkfz 234/1
« on: Today at 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 ?

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:05:18 AM »
Thanks , I'll have to get one of those

Introduce Yourself / Re: Introduce Yourself Here...
« 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

Showcase & Gallery / Re: UVS models
« 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  ::)

Work In Progress / Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunks 180114
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:45:49 PM »
IRC the tanks that landed in Sicily/Italy had an early version , as well the Marines had their own style , some  using 45 gallon steel drums  . I think its going to get complicated to satisfy everybody . You guys at Rubicon are really shaking things up by producing add on detail kits for your vehicles , a lot of larger scale modellers ( 1/35 ) I know , wish some of the kits they build had such options available

Wish Lists / Re: SdKfz 10 Halftrack
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:22:07 PM »
IRC the 10 is a 250 frame lengthened with an extra road wheel ( 6 instead of 5 ) so all the kit track / wheel sets won't work . So I guess there's not much to reuse , but at least Rubicon has the wheel design in CAD somewhere , so that should save them some time  , unless , like every other German half track , the stamped wheel pattern was unique to the 250 and not reused on other models  ::)

Its all ways difficult to  get together with people who's craft / hobby " job " is not their full time job . A lot of guys just shut down their production and their fantastic kits are gone forever , except for crazy dollars on ebay . Thank you for picking the Neucraft kits you did and we appreciate the effort your making to try and secure more

Very nice . And 2 big thumbs up for including a accurate way to mount this item . Don't really need one , but I guess I'm going to have to get one . Been a favorite vehicle  of mine since I built the 1/32 Monogram Calliope back in '73 ( ? )

Your Otter looks good . Like the amphib jeep as well , my Russians could use a couple of those  :D

Very nice indeed . Any chance of some extra 20 round clips and smaller runs  ( 2 or 3 ) ammo boxes rather than rows of 9 ( I assume they fit in the trailer )  ? As well some open boxes might be good for dioramas of a gun in combat . Or maybe you could include them with a separate gun crew

Me too ,Would love a couple to add to my Canadians

Looks great . I think its a 3D print version of the gun pinky  , so some of the details will look a little " funny ", look at gun shield and barrel .  I think the wheels look ok , but each of us has our own standard to what  we want on a kit . I hope the Y shaped pegs on the out rigger legs are separate pieces  . They were large " tent peg " style thingies hammered into the ground on all four legs to keep the gun from moving

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