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KleineDicke

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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:22 pm

Can't wait to build one of these.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Obrn%C4%9Bn%C3%A1_drez%C3%ADna_Tatra_T_18.gif

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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:35 pm

That would make a great model Bill.
Does anyone know of any 'G' scale rail based armoured models? I'm sure I saw a thread on a forum somewhere.

Here's a good link to military rail models in French but I couldn't see any G scale.


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KleineDicke

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Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:02 pm

My Heartland Mack switcher would be a good starting point, I think. I've wondered since I bought it what I could do with it. It probably would involve a bit of freelancing, since I'm not really into making exacting models of the real thing.

Come to think of it, Heartland did make a US Marine Corps version of the Mack Loco, so conversion to an armored vehicle wouldn't be a stretch.

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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:48 am

Being a fan of all things Tatra....

There have been some models of the rail tractors, and some drawings in armor modelling books, so anything is possible. A friend has some info, and I have his book here.

The only thing we are finding is interwar Czech camouflage is a pain, it has about six colors in it!

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Paulus

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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:04 am

There is a 1:25 scale paper model kit for this railcar from GPM. I have it myself because I bought it once with the intention to use it to make a plastic model (by using the measurements of the paper parts as guidance). Never finished it and it was a project that disappeared in a drawer somewhere... (another one... Shocked ).

But the paper kit is still in production: GPM 1:25 Tatra Railcar



GPM have some other kits that can be interesting, like this 1:25 Schienenpanzer and this 1:25 PP55 Armoured Train.

They even have a complete 1:25 scale train range.

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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:38 pm

This one as well : LEOPOLD K5

http://www.gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=produkt&edycja=4498

There's another one : ŚMIAŁY

http://www.gpm.pl/eng/index.php?akcja=produkt&edycja=5232

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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:03 pm

You boys and your toys.....

They're great and I'm gonna be spending some hard earned Zlotys there.

When you say paper do you mean flimsy thin paper or reasonable card?
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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:39 pm

Carl Hibbs wrote:

When you say paper do you mean flimsy thin paper or reasonable card?

Euh.... I guess the best description is; thicker than normal paper but thinner than a postcard...
It's reasonable firm, surely not flimsy.

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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:49 pm

Forgot to say; when it is stated as "difficult" than they really mean DIFFICULT Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:48 pm

They have also some photo etching stuff, but it's a bit difficult to navigate through that part of the website.
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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:40 pm

I think I'll give the Tatra amoured railcar a go. It's only about 6 euros.
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PostSubject: Re: There's a Prototype for Everything   Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:50 pm

I've found an armor train scale 1:25 it's a paper one, could be use as a template.



http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/403832/210559590-343727053/-Alice-papermodel-World-War-II-PP2-armored-train-model-military-model-length-1-m.html

This one they don't say the scale only that it's 2 m long



http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/403832/210559590-343743351/-Alice-papermodel-PP-52-armored-train-model-longer-than-2-meter.html

And here a cannon at 1:40



http://www.aliexpress.com/fm-store/403832/210559590-343725946/-Alice-papermodel-World-War-II-German-Leopold-railway-gun-model-about-1-meter.html

It's from a shop in china "alice paper model" they sale throught aliexpress.
I edited the post to add the pictures.
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