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Posted: Monday, October 26, 2020 - 04:23 AM UTC
510,000+ hits on this thread but we're just gonna stop this discussion in its' tracks and move on!
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 10:14 AM UTC
The only thing I need now for the Water truck is time as the Banjo set arrived and well as my Dukw parts.

Banjo


Dukw


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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 01:02 AM UTC
Same here, unless I know I'll be modelling it with a trailer on a flat-ish base. Nice idea on opening the hitch just in case...

(And that mud looked almost impassibly thick! Woe betide anyone that needs to step down from the cab...)
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 05:39 PM UTC
A very minor detail that will probably just start an argument with a competition judge at the next Model Show you compete in:

Unlike the Jeep pintle which was a fixed mount in a vertical position, the towing pintles on larger military trucks usually rotate to accommodate great differences in ground surface angle between truck and trailer.

I therefore never install the pintle hitch on any of my CCKW, Chevy, Studebaker, White, Mack or IH truck models in the straight up, vertical position.



(I also usually cut the pintle to represent it in the open position, as seen here, so that I can accommodate the military "lunette" ring of a trailer tongue if I want to hitch on a trailer.)
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 10:26 AM UTC
My Resicast Dukw wheels arrived today. You can see the difference side by side.



My Panzer Art Studebaker wheels also arrived. So I am a ding dong head and didnít notice I had good wheels to start with but I noticed PA wheels are bigger.



Fixed up my post.
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Posted: Thursday, October 08, 2020 - 12:06 AM UTC

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Mike will be interested to know that I spent a productive few hours today at the Debach Air Museum measuring and photographing every detail of their bolster truck! I've got some Challenger stuff to finish, but will in the fullness of time get round to designing the parts for a 1:35 scale conversion. But I'm worried that a 3D-printed set will be eye-wateringly expensive...

(My thanks to Richard and Gerry for their warm welcome and help at the museum.)



BIG thump's up!


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Ryan - Both wheels sets look great!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 10:31 AM UTC

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On the Imagur question, did you click on the BB code (says something about forums) since there are several different hyperlink options? I had to paste your links into Chrome because they didn't work in IE11, but these days more and more websites no longer play well with IE11...



That option doesnít appear to available to me in the app or safari on my phone. I tried the img tags and it doesnít appear for me so I assume for everyone else. I tried to add .jpg and tags with no luck.


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Interesting about those lines on the Resicast wheels - I assume they are artefacts of how the rubber mould is split to extract the wheels. Any misalignment of edges will show as scars on the casting.



Not sure if it is the mold is getting old or pulled to soon. Should be easy to sand away or cover up but again on the interior side most wonít notice.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 10:01 AM UTC
Mike will be interested to know that I spent a productive few hours today at the Debach Air Museum measuring and photographing every detail of their bolster truck! I've got some Challenger stuff to finish, but will in the fullness of time get round to designing the parts for a 1:35 scale conversion. But I'm worried that a 3D-printed set will be eye-wateringly expensive...

(My thanks to Richard and Gerry for their warm welcome and help at the museum.)
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 09:56 AM UTC
On the Imagur question, did you click on the BB code (says something about forums) since there are several different hyperlink options? I had to paste your links into Chrome because they didn't work in IE11, but these days more and more websites no longer play well with IE11...

Interesting about those lines on the Resicast wheels - I assume they are artefacts of how the rubber mould is split to extract the wheels. Any misalignment of edges will show as scars on the casting.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 09:44 AM UTC

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Did ICM fix their Studebaker wheels? I got one of the first issue kits and the problem was the tread lugs on both sides lined up, instead of being staggered. Viewed end-on it was very obvious. And very difficult to correct...

(And I'm impressed with the way the raised lettering came out on the castings of those Resicast wheels - it took me ages to do all that lettering in CAD!)



They did fix them as you can see.

The only issue I saw on the resicast wheels I have is some molding issues on the interior side on the wheel.

Anyone know what I am missing for imgur images to display and not have the hyperlink.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 09:35 AM UTC
Did ICM fix their Studebaker wheels? I got one of the first issue kits and the problem was the tread lugs on both sides lined up, instead of being staggered. Viewed end-on it was very obvious. And very difficult to correct...

(And I'm impressed with the way the raised lettering came out on the castings of those Resicast wheels - it took me ages to do all that lettering in CAD!)
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2020 - 09:24 AM UTC
My Resicast Dukw wheels arrived today. You can see the difference side by side.


My Panzer Art Studebaker wheels also arrived. So I am a ding dong head and didnít notice I had good wheels to start with but I noticed PA wheels are bigger.
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Posted: Monday, October 05, 2020 - 08:52 AM UTC



Note the addition (probably a field mod) of the substantial "kick-back structure behind the crane legs. I suspect the rather minimal "stay rod" shown in the TM was not adequate to work in normal usage. The kick-back force on the crane legs would have been substantial if a cable should break or a sling would part and suddenly release the load.



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Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2020 - 12:44 AM UTC

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I'm slowly winning on those stars, but it would have been easier to mask and spray as you suggest. But I'm too far along now...

Do you mean those lifting frames seen on the rear of some DUKWs? It might be possible, but isn't there already a resin set out there? I'm sure I saw one somewhere.



I understand about the star.

I didnít look hard but scalemates didnít show one and Marcos says there was a rare resin set. http://panzerserra.blogspot.com/2013/04/dukw-with-crane-case-report.html?m=1
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 11:57 PM UTC
I'm slowly winning on those stars, but it would have been easier to mask and spray as you suggest. But I'm too far along now...

Do you mean those lifting frames seen on the rear of some DUKWs? It might be possible, but isn't there already a resin set out there? I'm sure I saw one somewhere.
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 06:09 AM UTC
It might be easier to use the star to make a paper mask and airbrush. I go back and forth on the issue. I think I used Archer stars on either the 1/72 or 1/35 long ago. If you donít have them I highly recommend the thachweave bumpers. http://thachweave.tripod.com/products.htm#Hand-woven%20Bumpers%20and%20Accessories%20for%201/35%20Models

Have you thought about making a printed A or AV frame? Doyleís (dukw,cckw) books keep giving me ideas.
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Posted: Saturday, October 03, 2020 - 03:35 AM UTC
Hi Ryan,

Given the volume of Lend-Lease being sent, I'm sure they got both brands. I hope you like the Resicast wheels - I did the masters for them! I'm partway through my own DUKW using the printed springs and Resicast wheels, and it's looking good. (But I'm trying to get stars on the sides and those big ribs are a real pain! Gonna take a gallon of Micro-set...). I built the axles and springs into assemblies that can be added to the hull after painting and adding the wheels - I hope it works out.
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Posted: Friday, October 02, 2020 - 12:49 PM UTC
Ordered the Goodyear tires, I am sure now someone will say I should have gone with the Firestone cause x,y,z and here is the photos. Also ordered resicast Dukw tires and Tomís Dukw and Banjo shapeway parts.
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 08:17 AM UTC
Thanks for pics HP.

Tom, I was able to see actual pics of panzer art resin wheels at super hobby. https://www.super-hobby.com/products/Studebaker-Road-Wheels-set-Firestone.html#gallery_start
The biggest difference I saw between the Tank Workshop and Panzer Art was TW had solid inner wheel rims and PA had holes in the rims. So that leans me towards PA tires, so am I overthinking Goodyear vs Firestone or is there some thought to which might be more likely in Russian Army?
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 07:04 AM UTC

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Studebaker wheels, I see Tank Workshop makes a 11 wheel set and Panzer Art makes a 12 wheel set, Goodyear and Firestone. I am thinking of making a Russian semi with the ICM kit, any insight on what might be an appropriate set for my build?

TIA



Sorry, not a clue. I looked for reviews online, but can't find any that might help.
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Posted: Thursday, October 01, 2020 - 06:41 AM UTC
Here's a nice view of this rig


Full size



In British (?) service :



H.P.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:11 PM UTC
Studebaker wheels, I see Tank Workshop makes a 11 wheel set and Panzer Art makes a 12 wheel set, Goodyear and Firestone. I am thinking of making a Russian semi with the ICM kit, any insight on what might be an appropriate set for my build?

TIA
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020 - 01:50 AM UTC
A new (new to me) source for very nice etched and printed dashboards for various trucks.

Yahu is from Poland and does aircraft and vehicle instrument panels.

In our case here, instrument clusters for the Chevy C15, Krupp Protze, CASE Tractor, ZIL truck and others.

Check it out! Cool stuff!

http://www.yahumodels.com/index.php/kategoria-produktu/scale-1-35/
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC

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I think the hood on the ICM kit might be positionable to reveal the engine, but the one I have is hiding deep in the stash so I can't check it at the moment. A new axle and rear crossmember could be done, but again I'd need to find my kit first...



I would definitely be interested in that set. As the kit has set this long (close to a decade), it can wait a little bit longer.

I will go about getting some new tires in the near future as my kit has the wrong pattern tires.
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I think the hood on the ICM kit might be positionable to reveal the engine, but the one I have is hiding deep in the stash so I can't check it at the moment. A new axle and rear crossmember could be done, but again I'd need to find my kit first...