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HIMARS Rocket Pods - Call for a new kit
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 02:26 AM UTC
Hey Trumpy: (the model company not the President) you already have the molds (and the decals) made up for the HIMARS modular 6-pack, artillery rocket pods.

We need a separate kit containing four of these rocket pods to use as freight loads on the many HEMTTs and Flatrack models you and other hobby manufacturers have sold us over the years.

This would be a minimal investment on your part (a new box) for what I suspect would be maximum ROI.

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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 02:41 AM UTC


Nice blocking soldier!

(Offering a bulkhead flatrack would not be a bad idea either - but I digress . . . . .)
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 02:44 AM UTC
I bought a MLRS launcher with two pods - kept the pods and gave away the launcher.

Trumpy I'm sure you love hearing that!




Actually only two rocket pods here - I used Photoshop to create a second bank to give me a max load of four.


(CHU and narrow CROPS Flatrack are scratch built - Containers are Italeri and Trumpeter - F.Y.I. Michael Goldberg now offers a 1/35th scale CHU - Container Handling Unit - on Shapeways in case anyone might be interested.)
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 03:14 AM UTC
Come on; I can't be the only Support & Supply freak out there ????



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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 03:49 AM UTC

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Nice blocking soldier!

(Offering a bulkhead flatrack would not be a bad idea either - but I digress . . . . .)



The M1077 flatrack on M1120 Kit is not really great. So I wouldn´t hope for either M1 or M3 CROP.

BTW
M1 Flatrack is available from MMK

http://www.mmk.cz/en/models/category/detailni-a-konverzni-sady
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 03:52 AM UTC

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Come on; I can't be the only Support & Supply freak out there ????






Your sure not the only one, but I think that Trumpy only react after a thousand or so interested people on Facebook.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 04:06 AM UTC

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Come on; I can't be the only Support & Supply freak out there ????




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Having been an S4 in a previous life, I’ll sign on to this.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 04:45 AM UTC
Have tried without success to see if these are still produced . . . wish they were

https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/kw2ckcyht9trnnrefsly.html
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 05:32 AM UTC

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Come on; I can't be the only Support & Supply freak out there ????



An unappreciated field of endeavor, sir.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 05:41 AM UTC

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Come on; I can't be the only Support & Supply freak out there ????



An unappreciated field of endeavor, sir.




Oooooohhh...Heartbreak Ridge reference!

"...Be advised! I'm mean, nasty and tired. I eat concertina wire and I piss napalm. And I can put a round through a flea's ass at 300m so why don't you go hump somebody else's leg, mutt-face, before I push yours in!..."
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 07:10 AM UTC
Arleighburke - I knew someone made an etched set for the rocket pods but did not know it included the entire pod plus decals! Thanks. I would still be happiest if Trumpeter would just package up a set of four in plastic. It was a real joy to build those first two and they really took on a character as I added all the many decals.

Hans - I have been to the MMK site often but not recently. Had no idea they were offering a bulkhead flatrack - did NOT see that coming! WOW, thanks for the lead! Order placed - hits away! Tempted to order the M1076 trailer as well. the photos on their site make it look REAL good!

One small criticism to MMK: I would have left the wood parts as a separate casting so the natural material could be distressed and painted and end up looking like a truly different natural substance from the steel framing. I might have to cut all that out and rebuild it.

Richard - no it was just a Mike Koenig reference - now I will have to watch to movie all over again!


Everyone - Thank you for playing.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 07:22 AM UTC

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Richard - no it was just a Mike Koenig reference - now I will have to watch to movie all over again!



Gunny Highway and the Sergeant Major are in the Major's office and he's talking about how he "hasn't had the privilige of combat" yet. Says something about being in Supply and the SGM says, "...an unappreciated field of endeavor, sir..." rolling his eyes.

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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC

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Arleighburke - I knew someone made an etched set for the rocket pods but did not know it included the entire pod plus decals! Thanks. I would still be happiest if Trumpeter would just package up a set of four in plastic. It was a real joy to build those first two and they really took on a character as I added all the many decals.

Hans - I have been to the MMK site often but not recently. Had no idea they were offering a bulkhead flatrack - did NOT see that coming! WOW, thanks for the lead! Order placed - hits away! Tempted to order the M1076 trailer as well. the photos on their site make it look REAL good!

One small criticism to MMK: I would have left the wood parts as a separate casting so the natural material could be distressed and painted and end up looking like a truly different natural substance from the steel framing. I might have to cut all that out and rebuild it.

Richard - no it was just a Mike Koenig reference - now I will have to watch to movie all over again!


Everyone - Thank you for playing.



would like to hear and see any opinions on both M1 FR and M1076. "Unfortunatly" my M1076 scratchbuild is finished 95%.:-)
How the service and shipping from MMK?
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Richard - no it was just a Mike Koenig reference - now I will have to watch to movie all over again!



Gunny Highway and the Sergeant Major are in the Major's office and he's talking about how he "hasn't had the privilige of combat" yet. Says something about being in Supply and the SGM says, "...an unappreciated field of endeavor, sir..." rolling his eyes.




Richard is correct. It's when he first meets the Major.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 12:42 PM UTC
I agree, these would be great. Unfortunately, I don't think they would sell enough to be profitable for them. One can hope though.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 06:22 PM UTC
I got two but I need four so I am considering buying another MLRS.
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Posted: Monday, October 01, 2018 - 07:21 PM UTC
Voyager makes an etch set for the pods, I have 6!

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/voyager/vm_pe35006.htm#1

I am also working on making empty tubes with rifling!

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2018 - 08:55 PM UTC
Hi Mike,

You do know your Photobucket links are showing up as little black X's, right? Unless you pay them blood money you can't post working links on other sites.
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2018 - 03:24 AM UTC
Well I did not know - I have received no notice from them of late.

Because I use such a large bandwidth (have so many photos posted) I have been paying them a token amount ($2.99/month) for a number of years now.

Looks like my light string has now run out and I will have to get on one of their "modern" plans. Up to now I have been grandfathered in.

Thanks
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Posted: Saturday, October 06, 2018 - 12:21 AM UTC
The pics are showing now.