1/87 Wespe resin Diomond T 969 Wrecker

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Trucks, trucks, trucks, I'm stuck on these for some reason. Been in the stash forever. Cleanup, glazing & some paint done. Working different tires, axles & rear suspension to provide some flexibility.
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Destructions are deplorable, and less than useless. Researching rigging & winch details as some items are not represented. Understand now why in stash so long. PaulE
 

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That looks intense Paul. Take my hat off to you for giving it a go. I hope these might help you mate. It is the Sterling heavy wrecker but the cabling may be the same

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Paul .
No doubt you will beat it into shape, but disappointing that the distructions are useless, it's like it was an after thought. " oh we had better put something in ." " What " " oh anything "
Some nice photos there Steve.
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Thanks Steve, but totally different as 4tonner used commercial twin boom Holmes setup. PaulE
 

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The 6tonner tow rig next to it is also "purpose built". Here's some discussion only pics of what I'm trying to duplicate.
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Paul,

These may help I built one of these a while ago. If you need any more photos let me know mate
 

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Bless your heart Scottie, 60, 63, & 43 are excellent & just what I needed. Thank you. PaulE
 

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Paul,
Already looks like you're well on your way. I remember the great job you did on rigging your shovel and clamshell. No doubt you will prevail on this as well.
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Went back to kit wheels as others were too large. Added drilled out frt axle. Finished cab construction. Added tube for rear bogie to assemble to, providing flexibility.
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Winch to be added.
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Drive shafts & exhaust system to be added.
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Hi Paul,

think your rear axle may be bent or loose - it looks like it has rear wheel steering :smiling:

Good luck with the rigging
 

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Thanks guys. The beauties of resin Simon. Dimples to drill from. One of the reasons why I wanted to use the other wheels. Apparently I drilled these two crooked.
Thanks, I'll need it. The pieces to rig around are very delicate and not all represented, so some scratching will be required. PaulE
 

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:thumb2:Great work Paul.
I love the way you chop and alter with such great outcomes.
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Thank you Dzohn. Added shim to bed to obtain correct height. Added winch, finished mud guards w/steps. Drilled holes for sideview mirrors & vaious grabs. Pic shows added articulated rear suspension.
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Dandy instructions for discussion only. Box art, lower right, has incorrect rigging. My notes in blue.
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Scotties pics will be big help. PaulE
 

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Starting work on tow rig. Scratched in power takeoff and winch drives, used ROCO O/A tanks as the kits' were too small. Drilled many holes for cable routing & collected many bits/bobs for scratching/completing the ends of the booms on right.
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The beauty is Paul when you've been modelling as long as you , you have such a treasure chest of spare parts. Bet you never throw anything away .:smiling4:
Must be a great feeling when you come across just what you need .
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Yes indeed. Two shoe boxes full of misc. stuff plus many compartments/drawers of sorted stuff. Check out the bench vise just to the right of the shovels & axes found in my model RR stuff. Just what was needed to mount on the front bumper as seen in many WWII photos.
 
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Thanks Steve. A shot of the bench w/its' many distractions. Currently jeeps, 1/4 ton trailers & half tracks. Found some buys on-line to fill in some gaps + some much needed 2.5ton truck serial# decals.
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Working Jeeps, 1/4 ton trailers & halftracks to fill vacancies in medical, engineer & armored infantry platoons.
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