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DEF Model: AML-60/90, Typhoon and Civilian Truck Wheels
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 09:39 PM UTC


DEF Model released a new batch of 1/35 scale resin replacement wheels, dedicated to upgrade Takom and Diopark model kits.

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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:01 PM UTC
There ya go! Knew it would not be long for the aftermarket to catch up to giving us resin wheels/tires for Takom's AML's! Ordering real soon! Now if we only had turned metal barrels/metal muzzle breaks coming as well...
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:12 PM UTC
I have to ask: What vehicle/nationality are the civilian vehicle tires made for?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:21 PM UTC
165thspc, they are civilian trucks, Japanese make. They are made for use as rocket trucks in Syria.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 01:26 AM UTC
DEF Model stuff is terrific.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:56 AM UTC
Nice detail, and the fact that they come with masks is a thoughtful bonus!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:37 AM UTC
Bummer! Tread for the AML's are too modern.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:28 PM UTC
all we need now is to be able to get hold of the civilian truck!!
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:48 AM UTC
Scratch-builders unite, all that you have to lose is your minds!
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 09:46 PM UTC

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Bummer! Tread for the AML's are too modern.



Of the pics I took, of AML's I transported in 1977, 1978, and 1979, sported the same tread pattern to the D.E.F release. Shaving/sanding them down a bit to give them a worn look might be key. While D.E.F.'s release might replicate the AML's most popular tire mount to/on the vehicle, there are certainly other tire manufacturer/tread patterns that can be more than substituted to the model. Photos abound of AML's show that there are other type tires used on the AML, and not D.E.F.'s pattern exclusively. Hope this helps!!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 03:41 PM UTC

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Photos abound of AML's show that there are other type tires used on the AML, and not D.E.F.'s pattern exclusively.



Here's just an example (12ème Régiment de Dragons, Algeria 1961) :



H.P.
vettejack
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 10:45 PM UTC
Other tire photos/alternatives for the AML to ponder about...I'm sure there are substitutes in the modeling world out there to make the switch (click on the photos to enlarge them):

Mauritanian



Kenya



Chad



Burkina



Russian Museum



Algeria



Rhodesian



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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 08:48 PM UTC

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DEF Model stuff is terrific.



Just ordered a couple of sets for the AML
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Posted: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - 05:22 AM UTC
Looking for the Dunlops as used by the Rhodesians.
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 05:51 PM UTC
I found the great list of aftermarket wheels & tires on the DEF Models website: http://defmodel.com/​
Q: is there a chart somewhere in the ionosphere which has the Actual (inch or millimeters) size of these ?
I want to "civilianize" a 1:35 scale Kurogane and am curios which set might work. I have held up a Tamiya Jeep wheel & tire and it seems about the right compromise between stock and too small that it makes the wheel well cut outs look totally out of proportion (as did my try with VW wheels/ tires!). but the sets are expensive enough if I could take my research "one step beyond" it probably wouldn't hurt anything.
thanks
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:47 AM UTC

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all we need now is to be able to get hold of the civilian truck!!



I wanted to get one of the trucks, but the price turned me off a bit, $63.00 plus shipping on Hobby Search. Hobby Link has the wheel set, backorder, but no trucks.

The best deal I found was 60.00 shipped on EBay. Looking forward to getting the model.

Maybe Meng or Takon can rescue us in the future.
Removed by original poster on 04/03/18 - 12:34:14 (GMT).
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 05:32 PM UTC
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Looking for the Dunlops as used by the Rhodesians.



I have a resin set for another vehicle, in 11.00 x 16 size...all I have to do is cut out and replace with the AML wheel...then I'll have a Rhodesian wheel/tire combo. Shapeways has generic 11.00 x 16 wheel/tire sets as I recall, that would replicate the Chad and Burkina tread pattern.
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Posted: Friday, May 04, 2018 - 05:30 PM UTC
I was wondering why in their wheels sets it is sometimes writing "X MICHELIN" and sometimes "MICHELIN X". It seems it is the same on real tires.