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AFV Club 251 Ausf. C half-track
ted_hayward
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 10:01 PM UTC
Ted Hayward builds the new German half-track (command variant) from AFv Club in 1/35th scale.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 10:46 PM UTC
that just leads to an image?
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 10:51 PM UTC
Not sure what happened there but here's the link to the review until Ted can edit his post.
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 05:13 AM UTC
Caught the original post, now the review. A Very informative review. I will have to get one to add to my other 251,s. Thanks , milvehfan
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 09:51 AM UTC
Anyone know if they're yet available in the US?

Got to get me one as well!

Rob
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 10:33 AM UTC
looks good, but you say its nose heavy, and without weights it falls back?
thats not very good at all
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 10:52 AM UTC

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and without weights it falls back?



Yeah, I thought this too was a bit strange specially since I've built a couple AFV 251s and never needed weights at the front to get the front wheels to touch the ground. Maybe this kit is a bit different, I don't know...

Rob
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 10:57 AM UTC

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looks good, but you say its nose heavy, and without weights it falls back?
thats not very good at all



Hi James

No, what Ted actually said was it was rear heavy due to all the detail in the rear, radio equipment etc. so it had a tendancy to show a gap under the front wheels


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I hid some fishing weights in the front end before closing-up my 251; otherwise, it will teeter back and raise the front wheels off the ground, as the finished model is rear-heavy.



I'm sure this is not the first halftrack or kit to have this tendency due to the weight in such a light model. Of course it would go completely unnoticed and not even be an issue in a diorama setting on uneven ground.

Having modelled aircraft as a nipper any with a nose wheel on its undercarriage needed some help to keep the front on the ground and stop it tipping on its tail.

Alan

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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 11:10 AM UTC
so it wouldnt be that noticable,

i meant to say rear heavy
although the added radios and such shouldnt really add that much weight,
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 11:43 AM UTC
This is one of your best reviews to date Ted as it contains a lot of information, but did anyone proofread this?
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 04:59 PM UTC

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but did anyone proofread this?



As with any published work on the site, if you find something that you feel is incorrect...contact us. Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 09:13 PM UTC

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Having modelled aircraft as a nipper any with a nose wheel on its undercarriage needed some help to keep the front on the ground and stop it tipping on its tail.



That is, until you suddenly came across a Glass-Nosed B25

I still don't know where the comment about Proff-Reading came in. It reads perfectly coherently - even only being on my 2nd coffee of the morning...
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009 - 05:40 AM UTC
As I said this is one of the best reviews I have read that Ted has done in terms of the information contained. My comment about the proof-reading was because I found I had to read some parts of it more than once to understand clearly what was being said, as it seemed to be about to say something and then just stopped. I hope that makes it clearer.
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2009 - 04:47 AM UTC
Is there any info on availability in the U.S, Regards, milvehfan
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2009 - 07:36 AM UTC

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Is there any info on availability in the U.S, Regards, milvehfan



Milvehfan, I was also looking at some places stateside for info on this but came out empty. I finally decided to go to ebay and try my luck there. I was finally able to pick one up directly from someone in Taiwan for $10 (plus shipping, wich came to about $25). I know for a fact that I won't be able to get one of these for that price here so I'm pretty excited about it.

This particular seller had about 3 of them going for around the same price so chek it out!

Rob
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2009 - 08:17 PM UTC
Very Cool, Thanks for the info Rob. milvehfan
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Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 05:41 AM UTC
TEN BUCKS! ?!?
That's cheaper than anyone can buy them here -They retail for about $650 Taiwan Dollars, or about $22 USD.
What's this guy's ebay callsign?