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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:35 AM UTC
WOW!

Bob, I like that idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 09:37 AM UTC
Bob it looks like you already have this info but as I understand it the frame on the phone truck was stretched 8 to 10 inches longer than the regular vehicle?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:05 AM UTC

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Bob it looks like you already have this info but as I understand it the frame on the phone truck was stretched 8 to 10 inches longer than the regular vehicle?



Mike,

Yes. I put it behind the seat mostly as that is where they moved the spare to. However, I bet you would be happier with the following...





Figure they had better info on it than I did.

Later, Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:06 AM UTC
One more image....



Forgot to add the standard vehicle... sorry...



Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 10:28 AM UTC
No, it's the slope back took chest model I am interested in - just like yourself.

Yes, you are right. The stretch in the frame was right behind the seats (or just to the rear of the transfer case cross member) to make room for the spare tire.

Still not sure why they did that. I would have just hung the spare on the far side of the tool chest body.

The phone company was still using these same tool box bodies - with standard civilian trucks - as I was growing up in the fifties and sixties.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:17 AM UTC

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Angel; regarding your Soviet SG-122(A) conversion. I was in my LHO the other day and I saw what I think was the exact same model being offered by Dragon as a full kit!


Mike, I'm pretty sure that what you saw at your LHO was SU-76i by Dragon.
This vehicle-like the bit earlier SG-122(A) was another stop-gap solution aimed at increasing Soviet AFV production by using trophy StuGIII/Pz.Kpfw.III vehicles.But it carried a 76,2 mm gun and eventually gave way to the SU-76 SPG.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 01:39 PM UTC
Well that's three of us for the campaign. I'm sure we can get the needed number.


Proposed Rules:

Any time period, any scale, any genre, any construction medium - interiors or exteriors.

Build can have any part scratch built but the work must be something beyond simple detailing.
(Adding bolts to a plate is detailing, not scratch building.)

Build blogs are most welcome, they should contain a link to the Campaign.

How-to's are encouraged. We need to share what we have learned as well as where we failed.

Builds from other campaigns are allowed but only one ribbon per participant to be awarded.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:18 AM UTC
CROPS flatrack - (Containerized Roll On/Roll Off Pallet System)
- a full scratch project as item not currently available from the model industry.







Smaller than standard to fit INSIDE a standard container for extra security and protection, yet still LHS compatible.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:19 AM UTC
Clear rules sofar!

There are 2 more points to consider:
1.Will already started builds be allowed to enter the Campaign: I would suggest Yes-not because I have lot of these, but because we need a door that is wide open,
2.Duration of the Campaign: I think 9 to 12 months should be enough.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:21 AM UTC
(CROPS cont.)





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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:27 AM UTC

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Clear rules sofar!

There are 2 more points to consider:
1.Will already started builds be allowed to enter the Campaign: I would suggest Yes-not because I have lot of these, but because we need a door that is wide open,
2.Duration of the Campaign: I think 9 to 12 months should be enough.



I personally like the idea of allowing already started builds because at any given time I may have 3 - 4 scratch projects already going at the same time each with a different starting date.

I very much like your expression "a door that is wide open".
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:39 AM UTC
Hi Mike, if half-built shelf queens are allowed then I'm up for it! Might just get me to get one finished...)

Most of mine are more scratch-bash than full-on scratch-build, and often there's a lovely but pointlessly invisible interior involved. Pity there aren't more clear hulls around...
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:34 AM UTC
Hi Mike -

I like your idea for a scratch building campaign - could be plenty of fun. I'll likely need a month or two to wrap up my current project, and to think up something to build....hmmm? Time to start paying more attention than normal to obscure or unnecessarily complicated vehicles!

Count me in - I'll come up with something to build!

Cheers
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:38 AM UTC
Sounds like a great idea..
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 02:13 AM UTC
Tom, as to the invisible interiors; take photos before you button it up then you can memorialize it later.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:57 AM UTC

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Hi Mike, if half-built shelf queens are allowed then I'm up for it! Might just get me to get one finished...)

Most of mine are more scratch-bash than full-on scratch-build, and often there's a lovely but pointlessly invisible interior involved. Pity there aren't more clear hulls around...



Definitely with Barkingdigger on this one.... if you let half-built shelf queens in then that Hippo is back on the workbench. Would give the push needed to get this one over the hump and completed!

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 01:51 PM UTC

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Tom, as to the invisible interiors; take photos before you button it up then you can memorialize it later.



(OR cry about it later)
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 06:57 PM UTC
Tom, I am just joking. I hope you know that. I do exactly the same thing with details and interiors never to be seen again.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:37 PM UTC
Mike,

I spread the word about the Campaign among fellow modellers.Two of them will register on Armorama and take part in it.
One proposal also came out of yesterday's meeting- to have a special ribbon for participants, that finish 3+ builds within the Campaign timeframe.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 09:57 PM UTC

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Well that's three of us for the campaign. I'm sure we can get the needed number.
....


OK
I am in!
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:01 PM UTC
Добре дошъл бате Светльо!
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:06 PM UTC

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Добре дошъл бате Светльо!


In English, please...
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:14 PM UTC
Welcome to Armorama,Mr.Academic!
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:44 PM UTC
Thanks!
When we`ll start to cut the plastic?
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 12:38 AM UTC
And some pictures of my EOV-4421 Military excavator.
The scale is 1/72.





Cheers!