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 Kilkrazy wrote:
I have an Object 279 kit. I was planning to build it with the tracks, but your idea makes good sense.

I could use the track units in my conversion of a 60cm Morser "Karl" Gerat 040. I was thinking how to put some additional track units in the middle of the hull.


I was thinking the steel roadwheels would make a nice 'magnetic antigrav nozzles' if turned to 45 degree angle..
   
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I am thinking of anti-grav lifter units like the vane on the back of this drone thing.



Stick them underneath the tank, where the tracks go.

Individual antigrav lifter nozzles would look nice too, though I would like to save the real wheels and tracks, and make a new SF looking thing.

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 Kilkrazy wrote:
Remember you can calculate the dimensions of any historical scale model by dividing the real life size by the scale.

In other words, if a tank is say six metres long, it will be 17.1 cm long in 1/35th scale and 12.5 cm in 1/48th scale.


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But finding the dimensions of the real tanks ... is that easy?

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1/48 Panther tank have very simmiliar dimensions as Leman Russ. Bit longer, but same wide and height.

40kfied Panther looks really cool.


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 nflagey wrote:
 Kilkrazy wrote:
Remember you can calculate the dimensions of any historical scale model by dividing the real life size by the scale.

In other words, if a tank is say six metres long, it will be 17.1 cm long in 1/35th scale and 12.5 cm in 1/48th scale.


I know, I know
But finding the dimensions of the real tanks ... is that easy?


Wikipedia.

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The Namer is a cool APC version of the MerkavaIV. Would suit 40K perfectly:

   
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Well, false alarm there, I did an image search and the model in question is 1:72 scale, so utterly useless for 40k.

http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=40321

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I was crestfallen for a second not to have found that kit. Thanks BrookM.

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Thankfully the 1:48 military range is gaining more and more ground, so give or take a decade or two and it will pop up.

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In the meantime, I have to find a way to modify one of my Merkavas to be open-topped and carry an Eisenkern mortar in the back.

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Please do share when it happens, while I don't like using moderns for 40k, they do have a nice use in other sci-fi settings.

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The Israelis have a heavy APC converted from a T55 which probably would make a nice model.



http://www.hlj.com/product/MENSS-003/Mil

1/35th scale.

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JGSDF 1/35 vehicles fits also the 40k tank size (Typ 82/87)

http://www.amazon.de/Trumpeter-00326-JGSDF-Command-Post/dp/B003VA3XA0/ref=pd_sim_sbs_toy_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=06DC9N0N1334C5QAFBKY

http://www.amazon.de/Trumpeter-00327-JGSDF-Aufkl%C3%A4rungsfahrzeug-Typ/dp/B005IU27DA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405188967&sr=8-1&keywords=Typ+87

http://kodosderhenker.blogspot.co.at/2012/10/135-jgsdf-type-82.html

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I have a bunch of them stocked up for making an IG army.

There is also an 8-wheel APC that can be converted to a heavy "tank".


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Picked up one of these as the basis for a Trukk, will be snagging some more.
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Those ww1 tanks are cool!

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I mean, damn, they look amazing! I'm in for a MK V!

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 Kilkrazy wrote:
I am thinking of anti-grav lifter units like the vane on the back of this drone thing.



Stick them underneath the tank, where the tracks go.

Individual antigrav lifter nozzles would look nice too, though I would like to save the real wheels and tracks, and make a new SF looking thing.


Holy CRAP, That thing looks like it'd be a fun build!! What scale is it?

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Just bought and assembled a 1/35 Zis-5 Truck and a 1/35 BA-10 armored car for my Genestealer Cult. The BA -10 looks PERFECT - could have been made for 40K. The truck on the other hand looks too big and off scale. The smaller doors and frame of the BA-10 make it right. I've wanted the Zis-5 for years and now it turns out to be let down alas. Wikkipedia has the dimensions of 99% of vehicles in a sidebar on the righthand side of the article if you need it.

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Was there scale or specific kit issues with Zis-5 that let you down? I have a zvezda 1/100 one for 15mm gaming and thought it was a neat period truck. Is it just too old fashioned looking?




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Just got a 1:35 KettenKrad with Püppchen (for $5!!!) to use as a Warbuggy/Wartrakk

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/june/first-looks/Dragon_Ketten-box.jpg

It's a bit small in length (3" instead of 3.5" to 4") and width (1" instead of 1.5" to 2"), but with a few bits added here and there, it should roughly match the size of GW model

the cannon that comes with it is also on the small side (2" long instead of 4", 1.5" wide instead of 2", ...) to use as a Mek Gunz or Big Gunz, but it provides a good chassis for those, and since I had some Kannon and Zzap Gun in my bit box, I may end up with a first Mek/Big Gunz for about a 1/10 of the price

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That sounds like a good plan. Orks definitely have the most potential for converting historical kits.


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Wheels that come in the kit are too thin, so I have to get some "orky" wheels instead

Also, the tracks on that model are such a pain!!! Tiny tiny pieces that holds together only with glue (no "snap-fit" type of thing) so I gave up on the track, which would have otherwise looked really nice

I will replace them with 2 large wheels and keep a 3rd one for the front ... warbuggy will be more like a trike

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Two new interesting WW1 tank kits are coming from Chinese (?) manufacturer Takom.

http://www.hlj.com/product/tko2012


The French Chamond heavy tank.

Not a very successful design, due to the long overhang at front and rear which made trench crossing very inferior to the British tanks. This lack of practicality, combined with the large. blocky proportions of the vehicle, make it potentially a good fit in an IG army.

http://www.hlj.com/product/tko2015
The British Mark IV "Tadpole". Unfortunately the picture will not give up its secrets for me.

The Tadpole was a kind of stretch version of the Mark IV, carrying a mortar on a protected deck between the rear tracks. Possibly the first armoured self-propelled artillery!

I can see this making a good conversion base kit or could be used with the mortar provided.

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I bought the tadpole a while ago and using it as a land raider pre-crusade prototype

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Not new strictly however I thought these sale items at Hobby Link Japan worth bringing to the forum's attention...


Kit Clac! is a series of simple snap fit model kits aimed at younger children, by Heller of France. I had not heard of it before as they are not sold in the UK.

The sale prices for these kits are very low so they may be worth grabbing "just in case". I am rather tempted to buy half a dozen because you can't go wrong for £2 a kit though of course there is also the postage to think about.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52041/Mil
Scorpion: a four wheeled armoured car. The display pic shows the sprues. The car's body is arranged across the short width of the box, so it must fit within 18cm and looks to be about 15cm long.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52040/Mil
Titan: a six wheeled armoured car using the same hull as the Scorpion.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52024/Nav
Fireboat. The hull looks to be about 20cm long.

The range also includes a "Hawaian Cruiser" using the Fireboat hull, and various civilian vehicles and aircraft that might be of use in skirmish and RP games or for conversion fodder.


While browsing the site I spotted a couple of modern military kits on sale that may be of interest.

http://www.hlj.com/product/KNE61010/Mil
RG-31 Mk.3 Canadian Army MRAP 4-wheel vehicle. Going very cheap at Y2,145 but grab it quick as the stock is low!

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL81147/Mil
VBCI is the French Army's 9-wheel armoured personnel carrier. This kit is a good buy too at Y2,100 but again stock is low.

HLJ seem to have changed to a site design that prevents the grabbing of the image URLs, so I was not able easily to bag pictures.

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Problem with the Heller stuff is, no scale is mentioned. My brother had some of the older stuff and that was 1:72, chances are these are that small as well.

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