Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

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Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by Peter » 28 Sep 2018, 16:51

As promised lately here are the pictures of (sort of) Kangaroo vehicles I have build from leftovers from the Sexton kits and from earlier Stuart kits.

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I used this pictures of a real one to build some look-a-likes.

These are the first three.
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Yes I know, the compartment should be round and I made a square on.
But they are good enought for me.

These are the second three.
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I now have to find some crew (infantry) to fit.

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Peter
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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by Richard B. » 28 Sep 2018, 17:20

Nice work peter
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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by Seret » 28 Sep 2018, 19:34

The photo you've got up there is a Sherman Kangaroo. Easiest way to make one of those is to just leave the turret off a Sherman kit. That's how they made the originals!

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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by cartfc » 29 Sep 2018, 14:23

Seret wrote:
28 Sep 2018, 19:34
The photo you've got up there is a Sherman Kangaroo. Easiest way to make one of those is to just leave the turret off a Sherman kit. That's how they made the originals!
Yes and obviously post war as there is a Centurion Mk 3 in the background.

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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by Ian Shaw » 30 Sep 2018, 06:30

Yes 'Roos lasted till the mid 50's
Anything bigger than 6 is TOOOO big.

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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by Peter » 30 Sep 2018, 10:39

Seret, I know that it is the easiest way to build Kangaroo's but I had some leftovers from the PSC Sexton sets en from the PSC Stuart sets.
So I used those parts together with some plastic card to build something.

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Cartfc, the picture I used as an example is indeed from a post war Kangaroo.
But that doesn't matter for me. I do have also some Centurions, so... :D

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Peter
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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by Seret » 01 Oct 2018, 06:25

So you had Stuart hulls and Sexton tracks? I think I would have gone the other way and shortened the tracks while leaving the hulls as-is to make Stuart Recces.
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You could have saved yourself a bit of bother, and got a model that was very close to one that was pretty ubiquitous by the war's end. Just a thought.

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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by Peter » 01 Oct 2018, 21:10

Seret, thank you for the suggestion, but I did that already in the past, because the PSC Stuart kits will give you al whole bunch of leftovers, including tracks and hulls.

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Look a likes of the M8 howitzer motor carriage
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Supposed to be command vehicle
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Recce without turret, Must have more different ones somewhere in my stash.
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Recce without turret and a supposed to be flame thrower (german turret, leftover from PSC Marder kits)

I have posted more pictures of those in the past.
Cheers,
Peter
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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by Richard B. » 02 Oct 2018, 06:19

More interesting modelling, highly imaginative use of what you have - thanks for posting Peter :D
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Re: Kangaroo look-a-likes from left overs

Post by MrCreak » 02 Oct 2018, 13:21

The good news: I think what you've done is excellent.
The bad news: having seen the photos I'm now tempted to spend money buying some PSC Stuarts because your vehicles would be a brilliant fit for my fictional Latin American forces.

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