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DEF Model: AML-60/90, Typhoon and Civilian Truck Wheels
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 04:39 AM GMT+7


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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vettejack
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
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: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:12 AM GMT+7
I have to ask: What vehicle/nationality are the civilian vehicle tires made for?
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
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 - 08:26 AM GMT+7
DEF Model stuff is terrific.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 02:56 PM GMT+7
Nice detail, and the fact that they come with masks is a thoughtful bonus!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:37 PM GMT+7
Bummer! Tread for the AML's are too modern.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:28 PM GMT+7
all we need now is to be able to get hold of the civilian truck!!
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 02:48 PM GMT+7
Scratch-builders unite, all that you have to lose is your minds!
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Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 04:46 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

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 - 10:41 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

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: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 - 05:45 AM GMT+7
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: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 03:48 AM GMT+7

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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 - 12:22 PM GMT+7
Looking for the Dunlops as used by the Rhodesians.