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sandsmodels

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M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:08:23 PM »
i decided to make a cold war M35 2.5 ton 6x6 cab to fit the very nice rubicon gmc &
 studebaker truck kits and here it is:-

a simple replacement for the kits cab it just requires 2 small cuts to the kit chassis.

ideal for vietnam onwards

should be available soon,
thanks for looking

ripley

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Re: M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 08:31:03 PM »
Cool . Will go well with those Black Sun 28mm Viet Nam era figures I saw on the BOW site . Now just need a M 113

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Re: M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 10:53:14 PM »
Neat idea.

Now just need a M 113
Empress do one:

I have painted it, but not done anything more with it.

Of course if Rubicon want to move into modern vehicles, an M113 would be a good start...
« Last Edit: October 08, 2017, 10:55:08 PM by ultravanillasmurf »

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Re: M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 12:09:45 AM »
I wonder what the market would be for post-war armour.  And which period would be the most attractive.  Korean War?  Vietnam War?  Arab-Israeli War?  I'm not sure how suitable 28mm is for post-war gaming, given the effective ranges of modern weapons, but I guess something like Vietnam would work.

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Re: M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 01:38:05 AM »
I wonder what the market would be for post-war armour.  And which period would be the most attractive.  Korean War?  Vietnam War?  Arab-Israeli War?  I'm not sure how suitable 28mm is for post-war gaming, given the effective ranges of modern weapons, but I guess something like Vietnam would work.
All good questions.

There is evidently interest in the various periods, but as you say the range of modern MBT's main guns is going to exceed most players' available space. Lighter kit (APCs, IFVs soft skins) would be more useful.

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Re: M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 08:54:59 AM »
The '56 Arab-Israeli, '67 Middle East conflict and Vietnam used many of the same AFVs and soft skin vehicles.

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Re: M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 03:39:22 PM »
Maybe a new thread in General Discussions?

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Re: M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 05:55:17 PM »
The '56 Arab-Israeli, '67 Middle East conflict and Vietnam used many of the same AFVs and soft skin vehicles.

That's true.  And some of the vehicles used over that period seem to be quite popular, like the M48, M113 and T-54. 


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Re: M35 6x6 conversion for cold war
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 10:40:20 PM »
one reason we did the m35 conversion is the varied use of it in nato and almost all the cold wars, arab/israeli, vietnam ect.