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sandsmodels wrote: 02 Feb 2021, 11:47 looks good and nice models
but it is not a 7 but an 8
same as the other one they make, the wheel holes are the wrong shape for a 7
not that any one else has noticed :lol:
I hadn`t a clue what the difference was :lol:
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ianrs54 wrote: 02 Feb 2021, 11:54 And I thought In was a rivet counter Shaun. You can get treatment ! :lol:
doing my job you have to be as correct as you can be, see how much others get ribbed for not getting things right
got a nice sp conversion for those 4d sd8 h/tracks coming along nicely.
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Richard B. wrote: 02 Feb 2021, 18:16
sandsmodels wrote: 02 Feb 2021, 11:47 looks good and nice models
but it is not a 7 but an 8
same as the other one they make, the wheel holes are the wrong shape for a 7
not that any one else has noticed :lol:
I hadn`t a clue what the difference was :lol:
it's all in the wheels :D
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sandsmodels wrote: 02 Feb 2021, 19:39 it's all in the wheels :D
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Nice diagram
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Fire-at-Will wrote: 02 Feb 2021, 12:00 looks good and nice models
but it is not a 7 but an 8
same as the other one they make, the wheel holes are the wrong shape for a 7
not that any one else has noticed :lol:
I used my "7" as an "8" as they scaled exactly right for 1/76 so undersized for 1/72
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Will, are these the kits that have the wheels and tracks pre-assembled...similar to PSC offerings?

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Looks like typical Nazi ineffency then, all are same diameter. UK tanks with Chritste, Horstman and hydropneumatic suspension all have the same size bogie wheels, you could take a wheel from a Crusader, fit it on a Cromwell, Centurion, Cheiftain or either Challenger. Course it would collaspe claiming to be a pensioner !
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granty101 wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 15:21
Fire-at-Will wrote: 02 Feb 2021, 12:00 looks good and nice models
but it is not a 7 but an 8
same as the other one they make, the wheel holes are the wrong shape for a 7
not that any one else has noticed :lol:
I used my "7" as an "8" as they scaled exactly right for 1/76 so undersized for 1/72
Will, are these the kits that have the wheels and tracks pre-assembled...similar to PSC offerings?

Grant
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No, assembly is similar to the sdkfz 7 from Airfix, the one that came with an 88mm, along with rubber tracks, but complete so no gluing/sewing/welding involved.
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ianrs54 wrote: 03 Feb 2021, 16:07 Looks like typical Nazi ineffency then, all are same diameter. UK tanks with Chritste, Horstman and hydropneumatic suspension all have the same size bogie wheels, you could take a wheel from a Crusader, fit it on a Cromwell, Centurion, Cheiftain or either Challenger. Course it would collaspe claiming to be a pensioner !
Not to mention having no less than 7 different and distinct types of halftrack chassis when no more than 3 would probably have sufficed. :lol:

I was thinking of trying my hand at making my own Bunkerflak conversion using the classic old Airfix SdKfz.7 and 88mm kit (ala Joao Peixoto) but the 4D chassis and running gear would probably be a more accurate choice.

https://jpwargamingplace.blogspot.com/2 ... mm_28.html

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Strictly the Buffa should be based on a sdkfz 8 so in 1/76 I would start with this sdkfz 7/2 as the basis and add the Airfix 88mm.

Hmm sounds tempting :lol: :lol: :lol:
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