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1/16 and Larger Armor Modeling
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1/6th scale German SDKFZ 234/2 Puma
armourguy
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 12, 2008
KitMaker: 458 posts
Armorama: 365 posts
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 06:11 AM UTC
Hello all, I have just finished my static 1/6th scale German SDKFZ 234/2 Puma armored car. The model is a battleground vehicle plastic body and features a lot of scratch built components including a working suspension, which also steers. More of my model can be seen on the following website

http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/puma/puma.htm http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/puma/archive.htm.



























neil22
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Cotes-d`Armor, France
Joined: August 12, 2007
KitMaker: 292 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 06:36 AM UTC
that is cool! looks brilliant.
you say it is static, are you going to make it radio control? would that be possable? the steering and suspention are really good.

neil
armourguy
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 12, 2008
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2008 - 03:38 AM UTC
Thanks Neil, It was an enjoyable build. The model is to stay static. When I was tooling up the suspension I didn't design it to be RC able. John

Here are some more images of the suspension




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dbudd
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 23, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2008 - 04:00 AM UTC
Wow, that is incredible. I noticed a Wolverine in the background of one of the pictures do you have a pictures of your other work posted somewhere?
guygantic
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Antwerpen, Belgium
Joined: August 19, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, August 02, 2008 - 08:00 AM UTC
Incredible !!! I fell of my chair when I saw this beauty. Do you have more of these fantastic projects ? If yes, can you show us some more pics ? Congrats, never seen a large scale vehicle as great as this one ! Cheers, Guy.
armourguy
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: March 12, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 10:07 AM UTC
Thanks for the compliments guys. The tanks in the background are two US Late production M10 tank destroyers. They are being built similar to my other M10 that can be seen on the folowing website. http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/can_opener.htm

guygantic- I have more of my 1/6th scale models at the folowing links

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=115469&page=1

http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/battlezone.htm
tankman08
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: August 03, 2008
KitMaker: 160 posts
Armorama: 157 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 10:31 AM UTC
Wow! fantastic job. How long did it take to complete? ive always been a fan of these
awesome vehicles. keep up the good work regards Paul
FLiPSiDE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: October 08, 2007
KitMaker: 75 posts
Armorama: 72 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 03, 2008 - 10:49 AM UTC
Fantastic build! That is a very nice Puma you've got there. Where do you keep them when you're done? Do you have a large room for displaying them? Your builds look so convincing that they could easily be used as a movie props.
armourguy
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 01:03 PM UTC
On average these models take me about 3 months to complete, But because I had to tool up masters this model took a little longer. I have a display area in my workshop where I store the built models, but These 1/6th scale tanks do take up a lot space.
210cav
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Virginia, United States
Joined: February 05, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 01:26 PM UTC
John-- great!
DJ