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guitarlute101
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Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 06:50 AM UTC
Hello all,

I've had this in the stash for a while so I think it's time to build it.



I'll post some pictures when I get some parts cleaned up.

Mark
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 02:18 AM UTC
The conversion set looks really good, I'll have to start removing parts from their resin pouring blocks.



Mark
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 02:30 AM UTC
Follow with interest. Would it be possible to replace the Tamiya kit with another brand?

Kind regards,

Robert Jan
panamadan
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 03:36 AM UTC
I think Tamiya is the only company that makes a Steyr?
Dan
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 04:08 AM UTC
Well, if so, time to get a more accurate and 2019 detailed version I suggest.

Regards,

Robert jan
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC
I've built the Steyr / Tamiya conversion but, added a 20mm flak. I'll try and attach a couple of pics of the build but, I think that you'll find the conversion and build a lot of fun.
GreenBooRay
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 06:01 AM UTC
Sorry, can't seem to break the code to upload pics using Kitmaker.
alanmac
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 06:31 AM UTC

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Well, if so, time to get a more accurate and 2019 detailed version I suggest.

Regards,

Robert jan



What's so bad about the Tamiya kit?
panamadan
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 07:34 AM UTC

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Well, if so, time to get a more accurate and 2019 detailed version I suggest.

Regards,

Robert jan


I agree!
Dan
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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2019 - 07:42 AM UTC
This might be interesting. Restoration of the real thing:
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=217891
guitarlute101
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 03:11 AM UTC

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Got it, thanks!

Mark
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 04:27 AM UTC

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I think Tamiya is the only company that makes a Steyr?
Dan



Well, if you want to tackle resin Azimut makes a few.
SRAMSEY
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 06:40 AM UTC
Mark

I will certainly be following with interest. I am building the Flak 38 version in the Anti Aircraft campaign.

Here is a great review if you were not aware of it. The rear wheels definitely need to be addressed, like Terry did it in his review.

https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/leadwarrior/lw35030.html

Shawn
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:49 AM UTC

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Mark

I will certainly be following with interest. I am building the Flak 38 version in the Anti Aircraft campaign.

Here is a great review if you were not aware of it. The rear wheels definitely need to be addressed, like Terry did it in his review.

https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/leadwarrior/lw35030.html

Shawn



Excellent, thanks for the heads up Shawn.

Mark
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guitarlute101
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 11:45 AM UTC

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I don't know - do I want to start something?

Yeah, . . . so whats wrong with the Tamiya Steyr?

Needs an engine, oh wait I can get that in resin. Could use extra detail in the chassis (after all I am the chassis guy) fairly easy detail additions.

So what is wrong with the Tamiya Steyr??????



I didn't realize that the Tamiya Steyr was so controversial. I have all of the reference material available on it and it looks pretty close to me. Every model needs a few tweaks here and there depending on how accurate you want it to be.
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:15 PM UTC
Who said anything was wrong with it?
A more modern Version with 500+ parts would be nice.
Dan
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 09:04 PM UTC
Dan I am not sure if you are kidding or not.

For myself I have to admit I am put off a bit by the current rash of 500+ part truck kits. They build up beautifully of course, if you can get thru them. To me the Tamiya Steyr kit is near perfection.

Great kit, easy to assemble with just a few details missing so as to satisfy my desire to do a little scratch building and modification.
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Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 09:09 PM UTC
I kinda like it!

More or less stock Kommandeurwagon:




Chop-shop and scratch built Steyr cargo truck (with resin engine):



Some added frame and underbody details:

E-brake cables, weight reduction frame holes, step braces and battery box.


Cabling, weight reduction frame holes and brake drum for the Kommandeurwagon.
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 01:14 AM UTC

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Who said anything was wrong with it?
A more modern Version with 500+ parts would be nice.
Dan



I never said wrong, I said bad.

It's typical of the sort of comments you get on here, leading those who don't have experience of the Tamiya kit to assume that it's a bad model. Reality is that the Tamiya kit is a good solid kit. With the potential to add more detail if that's your thing.

It follows a tried and tested approach that Tamiya has used successfully for years.

Maybe you'd like Bronco to take a stab at it, then see how many modellers complain over unnecessary complicated, fiddly parts to achieve what could have been replicated in two or three with the same result. More parts for more parts sake rather than to build something with more detail.



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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 02:08 AM UTC

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I never said wrong, I said bad....




I am nave enough to ask "why is it bad"???
alanmac
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 02:11 AM UTC

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I never said wrong, I said bad....




I am nave enough to ask "why is it bad"???



It's what I asked after a comment was made about needing a more "up to date" kit, but it appears that there isn't anything other than it doesn't have 500+ parts in it to make up a model that would probably look much the same.
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Posted: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 02:59 AM UTC
Again, in my mind, I would add a well done engine to the Tamiya kit but really, other than that, both the field car and the Kommandeurwagon are both excellent examples of recent technology, well engineered scale models.

Both auto bodies are very well done, the separate ladder frames are excellent. Detailing is plentiful and delicate and the solid plastic wheels and tires are very spot-on!