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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - T-34 add-on 180107
« Reply #345 on: January 07, 2018, 05:45:24 PM »
...and a Jumbo!

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - T-34 add-on 180107
« Reply #346 on: January 07, 2018, 06:05:03 PM »
Early m4a3 56 deg hull, the m32 could be a conversion set

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - T-34 add-on 180107
« Reply #347 on: January 07, 2018, 06:14:13 PM »
...and a Jumbo!
Yes, though modified suspension might be too much to ask.


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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - T-34 add-on 180107
« Reply #348 on: January 07, 2018, 08:57:47 PM »
M32.. yes please!,

How about a whizbang?
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Revised T34 Calliope 180113
« Reply #349 on: January 13, 2018, 05:07:17 PM »
Make some design revision to the T34 Calliope.  Now two possible variants, and the final expansion kit will include drilling fixture for the turret to secure the T34 onto it too!









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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Revised T34 Calliope 180113
« Reply #350 on: January 13, 2018, 09:49:13 PM »
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 ( ? )


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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Revised T34 Calliope 180113
« Reply #351 on: January 13, 2018, 10:44:16 PM »
Thanks ripley for the complements.  With Hobbico going under, wonder what will happen to Monogram and Revel...

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunks 180114
« Reply #352 on: January 14, 2018, 05:45:45 PM »
Training excerise for new staff continues...
These are just 3D drawings that are not yet ready for prototyping, still need refinement, but the basic shapes are done!
Quite happy with the results... As for the final product, a special "adaptor" base-plate for all different M4 production models accompanied by the universal deep-wading trunks!















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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunks 180114
« Reply #353 on: January 14, 2018, 06:21:47 PM »
I have seen photographs of tanks wandering around the Normandy countryside with the bottom half of the rear trunk still in place (I will need to check what it was).

I have read (comment not source material) that there are differences between British and US trunks, will you be covering British style ones (assuming there is a difference).

I have seen some 1/35 scale add ons that are open topped with bracing between them.


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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunks 180114
« Reply #354 on: January 14, 2018, 06:40:22 PM »
I have seen photographs of tanks wandering around the Normandy countryside with the bottom half of the rear trunk still in place (I will need to check what it was).
I have read (comment not source material) that there are differences between British and US trunks, will you be covering British style ones (assuming there is a difference).
I have seen some 1/35 scale add ons that are open topped with bracing between them.

We simply cannot cover all the variants and we do not foresee a large volume being sold.  There are subtle differences and we will continue to refine the design until it is ready for production based on additional photos and information.  ;)

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunks 180114
« Reply #355 on: January 14, 2018, 07:35:29 PM »
I have seen photographs of tanks wandering around the Normandy countryside with the bottom half of the rear trunk still in place (I will need to check what it was).

IIRC Some had explosive bolts and were designed to jettison the top half after landing or the crews just removed the easier part.
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunks 180114
« Reply #356 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

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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunks 180114
« Reply #357 on: January 15, 2018, 02:43:18 AM »
UVS - I've seen those pictures too, and of M10s attached to 29th Division with the lower part of the wading trunk attached even during the taking of Saint Lo. Made me want to build one!
Give the very limited numbers who might buy these is there a case for making such curiosities in resin?
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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunk Secrets 180115
« Reply #358 on: January 15, 2018, 04:13:51 PM »
A little secret about our deep wading trunks... there are options too!



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Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - Deep Wading Trunk Secrets 180115
« Reply #359 on: January 15, 2018, 11:13:22 PM »
These are a useful addition to your range - and a good compliment to the forthcoming LVTseries.  Is there any interest in going further, and providing a full accessory set for US Marines Shermans and Stuarts?