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Old 17-07-2008, 02:37 AM   #21
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It's simply the same tank wheels stuck back to back.

Note the footpads have been modified after the series so don't copy them slavishly to the photos of the model as it is today. This is what they originally looked like:
I have the wheels of a 1/72 Airfix Crusader in my hands and yep, it's a match ...Just need to reduce them by about 20% now.

Knowing this, I will try to be as faithful as possible as the original footpads. Great info Chris, thanks!

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Old 17-07-2008, 02:51 AM   #22
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Alex, is this one of your missing pieces?



This is from a 1:72 scale "60cm MORSER KARL 040 Production Type w/ Railway Carrier [German Army Self-Propelled Gun]". The kit is made by Hasegawa Corp. and I picked it up today for 50% off at my local shop as a source of kitbashing parts.

There are 4 of these parts in the kit. Yours if you want 'em.
OMG, yes they are!

The only thing is that I would need to reduce those by about 65% to be in scale with the Swift I am building. My hope was to find a smaller scaled kit that would have these parts as well. Dragon is making a 1/144 version but it doesn't seem to have these rail 'endings' http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=350014136783

And thanks a lot for your very generous offer!

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Old 17-07-2008, 05:02 AM   #23
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If you will PM me with a mailing address, I'd be happy to put them in the mail to you.
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Old 17-07-2008, 11:09 AM   #24
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If you will PM me with a mailing address, I'd be happy to put them in the mail to you.
PM sent Thanks again!

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Old 18-07-2008, 02:00 AM   #25
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For the curious, here is a picture of where that odd shaped part is used in the artillery rail car kit.

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Old 18-07-2008, 01:58 PM   #26
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Alex,
I put the parts in the mail this morning. Good luck! I hope you can use them.
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Old 20-07-2008, 12:15 PM   #27
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I put the parts in the mail this morning. Good luck! I hope you can use them.
Thanks again!!! They will be useful for sure whether I reduced them (by more than 60% ) or used then as the ultimate guide for scratchbuilt smaller ones

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Old 20-07-2008, 12:19 PM   #28
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C'mon Guys!
Anyone knows from which kit this part is coming from?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adumas02/2664217449/ (pin01)

Seems like part of a tank suspension and if so, not from the Crusader nor the Centurion...

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Old 20-07-2008, 12:20 PM   #29
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You're going to have to explain how you reduce them--if that isn't a trade secret!
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Old 20-07-2008, 01:04 PM   #30
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C'mon Guys!
Anyone knows from which kit this part is coming from?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adumas02/2664217449/ (pin01)

Seems like part of a tank suspension and if so, not from the Crusader nor the Centurion...
Tamiya 8 wheeled armoured car. Come on Alex, get with the program
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You're going to have to explain how you reduce them--if that isn't a trade secret!
My wife gets good results from boil washing...


..at least that works with my T-Shirts
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Tamiya 8 wheeled armoured car. Come on Alex, get with the program
Man I'm eager to get this kit ...bought one on eBay last week ...now where's the mailman??? (Thanks Chris!)

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You're going to have to explain how you reduce them--if that isn't a trade secret!
I could ...but then I'd have to kill you

Seriously, once this project is done I intend to do an article on 'How to shrink parts' and post it here and SSM.

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Tamiya 8 wheeled armoured car. Come on Alex, get with the program
Chris, are those from the 8 wheeled kit too?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adumas02/2665042170/ (pin03)
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Old 20-07-2008, 06:51 PM   #33
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Yes.
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Old 20-07-2008, 06:52 PM   #34
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........ once this project is done I intend to do an article on 'How to shrink parts' and post it here and SSM.

I cant wait to find out the answer to that one myself
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Old 30-07-2008, 11:01 PM   #35
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I put the parts in the mail this morning. Good luck! I hope you can use them.
Todd, got the parts today, thanks again!!!

Even though these would be somewhat easy to scratchbuild I will try to reduce them to the proper size, which is about 40% of the original (a 60% reduction in other word) ...just to see if there is a real limit to how far I can go...

Another of the original part will go along into the 'shrinking array' ...just got my hand on the hatch section of a Flying Sub which is used on the front of the main dorsal tanks

Hope to have some good news (and pics!) later in August.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:24 PM   #36
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I recently visited my friend Mike Reader and he showed me some pic's he had from someone scratch building a swift in scall with the 12inch eagle. All I saw was the "head" but it was fantastic. I personally have always wanted one. I hope that was your work I saw. If so your very good. If its true and your doing a kit I'll take one.

Great Job!

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I recently visited my friend Mike Reader and he showed me some pic's he had from someone scratch building a swift in scall with the 12inch eagle. All I saw was the "head" but it was fantastic. I personally have always wanted one. I hope that was your work I saw. If so your very good. If its true and your doing a kit I'll take one.

Great Job!

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Yes, DonH. It is the same one

You can follow the WIP on this thread http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...ead.php?t=5040

...and on my website http://www.geocities.com/adumas02/swift.html

Mike is working (well I hope he is ) on another version of the aluminium components. This one will probably be the definitive set for the kit.

Thanks for the comments

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