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PostSubject: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 6:50 pm

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 7:57 pm

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 8:19 pm

That transporter looks mad Al, the tank sits in front of the driver?
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 10:46 pm

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That transporter looks mad Al, the tank sits in front of the driver?


rear wheel steering on the trailer i would guess

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 10:48 pm

LOL

The transporter is in fact only a steerable trailer which is towed by the Famo. The cab at the back of the trailer is for the guy that steers it around tight bends/corners.



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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 10:55 pm

I saw a Fire Engine in San Francisco with a geezer on the end steering the back of it.

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Tue 10 Oct 2017, 12:45 am

Al:  The FAMO in my stash is 1/35.  Gonna have to build it just to gauge the size difference.

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Tue 10 Oct 2017, 9:45 am

2.057 x the length, width and height which means 16.457 x the bulk.

How's that for being pedantic!!!

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Tue 10 Oct 2017, 6:38 pm

Finished the chassis.





As usual in this scale, the track wheels were a bit fiddly.

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I think the guys at Revell must have been a bit doo lally tap when they designed this kit, I mean why give it a quite nicely detailed V12 Maybach engine and then omit all of the upper engine stuff!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 12 Oct 2017, 2:53 pm

It's finished for now. Going to do all the Desert Yellow on all three models in one sitting.

Next up will be the tank transporter.







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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 12 Oct 2017, 3:37 pm

I'll try to get my FAMO together tomorrow.  Got to see them side by side. 

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 12 Oct 2017, 4:32 pm

blimey, that was quick

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 12 Oct 2017, 11:36 pm

The front bogey for the transporter is assembled:





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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 13 Oct 2017, 3:13 pm

Nice work on that little bit. The transporter appears quite complicated for it's size.

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 13 Oct 2017, 4:46 pm

I was blowing smoke when I said I'd have the FAMO ready to photograph today.  This kit has 898 parts.  I'll start a seperate thread this morning and get started plugging along.

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 13 Oct 2017, 6:05 pm

Mike.... the front bogey comprises 24 parts while the rear bogey has 35 (all plus tyres)

Rear end complete.











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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 13 Oct 2017, 8:13 pm

That's fabulous Al.
Just needs a V8! lol
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 12:02 am

You and your V8's!!

Transporter is assembled.









My Tiger tanks hasn't arrived you, so there will now be a short intermission!!! LOL

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 6:24 am

Nice work, Al. And in record time too!

Question: Is there a seat back for the front seat of the FAMO?
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 1:38 pm

Quick work Al. Looking good.
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 3:48 pm

Thanks both.

Mike.... yes. Front and rear seats yet to go in the Famo.

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 7:44 pm

Mine eyes are getting fuzzy in sympathetic reaction to the idea of a highly detailed 1/72 scale kit of this type. It all looks so good ... and complex. Wow.
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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:54 pm

My Panzer IV arrived this morning



and bloody hell, at 1:76 scale, I din't expect it to have an engine, gearbox and some interior detail!!!


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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 16 Oct 2017, 6:54 pm

dublin boy wrote:
That's fabulous Al.
Just needs a V8! lol

lol....the Maybach lump was a V12

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PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 16 Oct 2017, 7:11 pm

10.8 litres too!!!

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