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Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 09:13 PM UTC
Man i am havin problems trying to post anything at the moment .. tried to quote ya Bob and this thing crapped out so going to try again later as i dont even know if this one will work
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 08:56 AM UTC
Bob agreed .. the hunter looks like a better idea but not a greatly thought out one though lol .. so many bad ideas in this tank but oh you gotta love the ideas of the 50's and 60's don't ya ,, still love how the hunter was to use rocket guns hahaha .. why did every thing in those days have to be rocket guns ,,hell i even know that the US seriously tried to build a hand held rocket gun ..i dont mean a RPG sort of thing, noooo , a handgun sort of thing , the thing looked like an over sized M1911, a friend of mine did a personal study on this thing ..lets just say he knows people so getting info for him aint a real issue ,,anyways once done he told me the little tiny rocket would not have anywhere enough punch to even penetrate a 5mm piece of mild steel plate and that was the AP round and this meant to be armour stopper

oh well from the minds of mad scientists

Phill
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 09:56 AM UTC
Phill,

Yeah, I heard about the rocket gun.... they even had one that the public could own. I bet finding ammo for that is a bit of an issue...

How about this????



Always thought it would make a neat model. The Small ICBM Hard Mobile Launcher. They can't hit you if they don't know where you are. I believe YouTube has videos of it on trials.... just drop the launcher to the ground and let it plow a firm base for itself.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 01:26 PM UTC
OH yeah Bob mate ..i have always loved those systems and there's the tracked version too and man that thing is huge , once i have the many pics needed to build the wheeled version i am going too ,, i have 4 tank transporters and having a ICBM Mobile launcher is always a good thing
Besides that is looks totally cool too and thats good enough for me

Phill
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 01:57 PM UTC
Phill,

I am sure that you probably have these images, but I thought I should make sure...

http://www.primeportal.net/artillery/james_davis/hml/

http://www.primeportal.net/artillery/david_lueck/mgm-134_midgetman/

For some reason the trailer isn't as interesting to me as the tractor part. I can see that thing up on some planet being used as an exploration vehicle or something. So, when you have the plans all set up let me know.... would love to build at least the tractor one of these days...

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 04:47 PM UTC
NO I DIDN"T YOU EVIL BUGGER !!! ohh man this is going to make life annoying now
Ok so the trailer ain't your thing but i will have to have it too .. its a shame that the trailer is lowered to the ground cause i have no idea on what the wheels look like now but with some hunting i should be able to find something ,,dude i am already thinking of where to start with that truck hehe

Phill
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 04:51 PM UTC
Phill..... Glad you are happy with them.

Is a really nice site for walk arounds...

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 04:54 PM UTC
Strange thing is i have had Primeportal on my list for years ..used it many many times but never even thought about it for the ICBM launcher .. will now tho

Phill
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 05:13 PM UTC
Truth be told...... I just found the photos this afternoon...

Bob
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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 - 06:59 PM UTC
Phill,

This is the video that most impressed me.... it gives you some idea about the trailer tires, but they seem to have a cover that comes down about half way. Although you get some idea of the arm arrangement they are on when it is going over the barrel humps....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMfk1XPiZG4

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 08:56 AM UTC
Bob that was a brilliant vid of that beast .. least i have a slightly better understanding now of how the trailer suspension works .. all 6 wheels are on there own suspension arm by the look of it ,still the vid didn't get any clear shot of those wheels but i don't care ..was a great watch and seeing how it used the trailer to grade the ground lol .. oh thats a great idea
That trucks looks way wider than a Hemitt and once i find the info i need then i'll get the wheel sizes the truck uses ,then i can try to scale it haha ..for a person who sucks at math this is be fun

Phill
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 09:05 AM UTC
Phill,

If you want to go nuts you can try scaling from the padlock on the side doors behind the cab.

Will see if I can find anything...

Oh, by the way. You can download that video here...

http://www.archive.org/details/BoeingAirForceHardMobileLauncher

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 08:30 AM UTC
Bob .. the padlocks aint a problem ,,i can steal those from another kit lol .
With some serious hunting should be able to find more info on that truck and trailer ,the primeportal pics are superb as always so those are going to be a huge help.
This is not going to be a fast build by any means not with all the other stuff i have to do first ,just gives me more time to search for info on this thing .

Phill
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 08:52 AM UTC
Phill,

Believe me, this is not an immediate priority. I have enough to do for the foreseeable future. Not to mention finding odd little things every time I turn around now. Have been looking at photos of the XM571 among others...

Right now what I will build for the campaign keeps getting more confused with each day...

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 10:04 AM UTC

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Phill,

If you want to go nuts you can try scaling from the padlock on the side doors behind the cab.

Will see if I can find anything...

Oh, by the way. You can download that video here...

http://www.archive.org/details/BoeingAirForceHardMobileLauncher

Bob



That video and the speed the beast could reach makes me happy they never fielded that thing. Imagine Privates Bo and Luke Duke driving it around with an MX-Peacekeeper on the trailer.
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 10:09 AM UTC
looks like it was photoshopped
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 02:02 PM UTC
I totally agree with you Bob ..this is a back burner project and until then thats where its going to stay .,.one day when i am bored stupid then the info hunt will begin but that aint going to be anytime soon .

mmeier ,,You have to admit it sure would be fun blasting around any sort of land scape with that thing .you saw the vid and what it can do ,,right there alone makes the fun aspect huge screw the Duke boys .they would have get thru me first and i'm no push over

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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 02:52 PM UTC

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mmeier ,,You have to admit it sure would be fun blasting around any sort of land scape with that thing .you saw the vid and what it can do ,,right there alone makes the fun aspect huge screw the Duke boys .they would have get thru me first and i'm no push over

Phill



I am sure that Daisy Duke would be an entirely different story...
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 01:32 AM UTC

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mmeier ,,You have to admit it sure would be fun blasting around any sort of land scape with that thing .you saw the vid and what it can do ,,right there alone makes the fun aspect huge screw the Duke boys .they would have get thru me first and i'm no push over

Phill



I am sure that Daisy Duke would be an entirely different story...



I'm sure they'd have to get through Phill to get to Daisy Duke too!

Anyway, along the lines of my Studebaker LC, I was excited to learn of the Ford GTB "Burma Jeep" in the March 2012 FineScale Modeler reader gallery. I see Toadman has a slew of photos also here

Not as "strange/weird" as the sole prototype Studebaker platform truck, but weird nonetheless.
-Sean.
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 04:19 AM UTC
Sean,

Nice one..... and you have a lot more photos to work with to boot...

The problem, or blessing, of the long run up to this campaign is that I see stuff like that and want to change my project. Feel like a kid with a couple bucks in a candy store.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 10:39 AM UTC
Bob you damn skippy on that one dude ,,Daisy Duke is a seriously good looking lady and yep those Dukes boys would be in for a hell of a time

Sean those trucks your looking at are all from a series of trucks which were low profile ,, they made quite few of them , none took the fancy of the dudes in the head shed but they still look way cool ,i have a book called The Observers Fighting Vehicles Directory ,World war 2 . published in 1972 and its got the entire series of trucks in there ,4x4 ,6x6 trucks ,i'll list em for ya ,,just to make your life more annoying
Chevrolet G-7129, pilot,1 1/2 ton
Ford GTB
Studebaker LC4x4
GMC DCKW-3 2 1/2 6x6,,,(DAKW-602 and DOKW-602 versions )
International M-6-6 3 ton
Studebaker LD6x6 3 ton
Studebaker LB 6x6 3 ton
International M-6-6 3 ton COE ( Cab Over Engine )
Studebaker LA 6x6 COE
GMC DOK-602 3 ton 4x4
Corbitt 3 ton 4x4
International DOB-M-6-4 3 ton 4x4
International M-6-4 3 ton 4x4

Hate me yet ???

Phill
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 11:32 AM UTC
Well, I think that if we are talking stuff like prototypes that we should add this one....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-nSxFimoHg&feature=player_embedded

Although the Bob Semple tank MIGHT not be considered weird or strange in New Zealand I think the rest of the world might. One guy made the point that in speed and maneuverability that it did rate about as well as a Matilda.

Now where do I find the right dozer kit?

Funny thing is that for the time it probably wasn't the worst solution that anyone came up with.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 04:49 PM UTC
Oh trust me Bob,, us kiwi's think its pretty damn strange to and next to bloody useless .. one guy remarked that Bob stole the tin of the side of his shed ,the armour was a joke at best but not a bad attempt when you think it was pretty much made on a farm .

Its a shame not one of those is left ,would make a very nice museum piece and also something to laugh at

Phill