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Hi and welcome to hopefully this fun GB, the takers so far are:-
Ian ( papa 695 )
Patrick ( Dubster72 )
David ( Plastickitbasher )
Jim ( Grumpa )
Monica
Robert ( Robert1968 )
Polux
Alex ( Thorbrand )
Paul ( Peej )
But if anybody else would like to join in please feel free.
The RULES
You must make a vehicle out of at least 2 different kits any scale, they can be new,old or already built.
Sprue shots/ kit pictures of what your going to use at the start please
The equipment/kits must be of WWII based vehicles up to 1945 or before NOT after.
You can add anything you like too it as long as its within the time frame
Have fun :smiling3:.
Thanks everyone for making this GB possible, and I look forward to seeing your wacky inventions.
Ian ( papa 695 ).
 
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So it's definitely got to be 2 kits Ian? How much of a kit can it be... Just bits & pieces or a substantial part, like a turret for instance.

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So it's definitely got to be 2 kits Ian? How much of a kit can it be... Just bits & pieces or a substantial part, like a turret for instance.

Cheers
From at least 2 kits Patrick so bits and pieces will do. The idea is to make a different vehicle from things that would have been left after the war.
 
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This should be fun ( I have in mind an Airocobra ( stumpy wings ) no tail as such stabilisers on the outer stubs ( im not sure on scale yet as I'm going to scunch through bits and bobs ( eBay watch out ) I was even thinking of adapting a turret to the rear fuselage ( 1/48 would be chosen scale or 1/32 may even have sons tracked pat in it
I'll try putting some drawings up soon.
Major surgery and lots of botching ahead
 

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good to see this one,up and running,will need to get the thinking cap on,
to see what I can come up with,;)
 
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From at least 2 kits Patrick so bits and pieces will do. The idea is to make a different vehicle from things that would have been left after the war.
So would my Sturmtiger do if it's changed from the usual 380mm mortar to a 128mm PAK 44? I think I've got a metal barrel somewhere & a mantlet that might fit.
 
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This should be fun ( I have in mind an Airocobra ( stumpy wings ) no tail as such stabilisers on the outer stubs ( im not sure on scale yet as I'm going to scunch through bits and bobs ( eBay watch out ) I was even thinking of adapting a turret to the rear fuselage ( 1/48 would be chosen scale or 1/32 may even have sons tracked pat in it
I'll try putting some drawings up soon.
Major surgery and lots of botching ahead
What about mounting a 75mm gun on the Aerocobra Robert? It could replace the common 37mm firing through the spinner - serious (if impractical) firepower!
 
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What about mounting a 75mm gun on the Aerocobra Robert? It could replace the common 37mm firing through the spinner - serious (if impractical) firepower!
Yeah you drive 5 miles to the front fire it once and your back 5 miles with the recoil ( even thought of doing s Sherman with twin 88mm side mounted and cut away fat ass turret ( wasn't it the open turret version SP gun ( can't remember the name of it. This would have big ass stabilisers to stop it moving ( my ideas are springing forward ten fold here,
A twin version of the gloater meteor with a horsa glider body under the central wing as a gunship version
The mind boggles
 

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It's the 1st of April so now you guys and gal can start.
Happy modeling, and I'm looking forward to seeing all your contraptions.
And if anyone would like to join in help yourselves
 
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I've a question that's been prompted by Ian's Mustvan! Are we restricted to what would have been possible with the technology of the early 1940s?

The reason I ask is that the Mustvan looks (and I stress that word) to be an amalgamation of the 2 kits. Clearly that would be beyond the knowledge of the period in question, so what's permissable? Jumo jet engines on a Tiger to make a hover tank?

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I've a question that's been prompted by Ian's Mustvan! Are we restricted to what would have been possible with the technology of the early 1940s?

The reason I ask is that the Mustvan looks (and I stress that word) to be an amalgamation of the 2 kits. Clearly that would be beyond the knowledge of the period in question, so what's permissable? Jumo jet engines on a Tiger to make a hover tank?

TIA
If they could build ME 262s I'm sure they could put a truck and a plane together Patrick, The Jumbo jet engines were not around at the end of 1945 but you could use the 262s engine if you want. The idea is to build a different vehicle from the parts that would have been left after the BIG bomb went off. Mad Max style. It doesn't need to be real but I'm trying to make mine look as if it would work. I hope this as cleared things up for you. The hover tank sounds a good idea though.
 
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If they could build ME 262s I'm sure they could put a truck and a plane together Patrick, The Jumbo jet engines were not around at the end of 1945 but you could use the 262s engine if you want. The idea is to build a different vehicle from the parts that would have been left after the BIG bomb went off. Mad Max style. It doesn't need to be real but I'm trying to make mine look as if it would work. I hope this as cleared things up for you. The hover tank sounds a good idea though.
Thanks Ian, although I don't think the combination as you describe would have been possible then, much less after an atomic exchange!
Lol I didn't mean Jumbo Jet engines! I said the Jumo ones as used on the Me 262.

Well I'm not sure I can go for something as radical as you, I'll keep mine more in keeping with what seems possible ;)
 

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Thanks Ian, although I don't think the combination as you describe would have been possible then, much less after an atomic exchange!
Lol I didn't mean Jumbo Jet engines! I said the Jumo ones as used on the Me 262.

Well I'm not sure I can go for something as radical as you, I'll keep mine more in keeping with what seems possible ;)
Sorry about the Jumbo mix up Patrick that will teach me to read the question properly. Anyway looking forward to seeing what your building.
 
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Sorry about the Jumbo mix up Patrick that will teach me to read the question properly. Anyway looking forward to seeing what your building.
No worries mate, it did make me laugh thinking of a couple of chuffing great turbofans attached to a Tiger!
 

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Hi Ian!

I have some possible items and ideas, in a week or so I suppose I will start my project.
Seems I will take as a base a Soviet NKL-16....:D
 

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Hi Ian!

I have some possible items and ideas, in a week or so I suppose I will start my project.
Seems I will take as a base a Soviet NKL-16....:D
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with Polux
 

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This is such a cool idea :smiling3: Cannot wait to accumulate my modeling gear and practice so I can join in group builds!
Thanks Scott it runs for a year so you have time if you get the gear you need. I hope you can join in at some point, but keep watching.