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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 04:08 PM UTC
Adie Roberts takes a look at the Hobby Boss US GMC CCKW-352 Machine Gun Turret Version in 1/35th scale.

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M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 04:34 PM UTC

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Adie Roberts takes a look at the Hobby Boss US GMC CCKW-352 Machine Gun Turret Version in 1/35th scale.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

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Thanks, Adie!

Yes, the HOBBY BOSS CCKW-352 and 353 kits are very nice!

Except for their "Hard" Cabs- See the numerous and very comprehensive threads posted by Mike, 165thspc. The Cabs are misshapen, and dimensionally incorrect. Mike shows comparison photos in his CCKW-builds that point these glaring errors out quite plainly...

I've used the much older ITALERI CCKW-352/353 "Hard" Cabs quite successfully in lieu of the HB Cabs, in a couple of my latest CCKW-builds. Prior to those, I just used the ITALERI CCKW-kits, and substituted DEF's resin CCKW-series "Sagged" Tire/Wheel sets, and ABER's PE sets for my detail-enhancements.

Several other modellers, including Mike, posting on ARMORAMA, kit-bashed the ITALERI Cabs with The HB CCKW kits before I did, so I, in NO WAY, want to imply that I was the first to do so. To them, and ONLY them, should credit be given in first performing this relatively simple kit-bash.

In any case, sticklers for accuracy have discovered that this small "kit-bash" is the way to fly, if one wants a model of the "Hard" Cab to be more correct in appearance...

Other than the "Hard" Cabs, the HOBBY BOSS CCKW kits don't want for much else...
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 06:43 PM UTC

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Other than the "Hard" Cabs, the HOBBY BOSS CCKW kits don't want for much else...


Except for a lot of patience in the assembly of those f&#@*@g multi-part axles...
M4A1Sherman
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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 11:53 PM UTC

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Other than the "Hard" Cabs, the HOBBY BOSS CCKW kits don't want for much else...


Except for a lot of patience in the assembly of those f&#@*@g multi-part axles...



Hi, Pawel!

"Patience" is my middle name... Try building an HO brass Steam Locomotive to "prototype" from scratch, or rigging a "four mast "Ship of the Line"... IMO, assembling "those f&#@*@g multi-part axles" are a "piece of cake" by comparison...

But please, that's just MY opinion, so please don't take offense...
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 02:11 AM UTC
this truck is very popular among modelers.
JavierDeLuelmo
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 07:12 PM UTC
As said before, the HB cabs are wrong, and still surprised seems they have no plans/intentions to get these corrected/updated. A GOOD GMC family of kits would sell like candy amongst hardcore GMC fans, but with every HB kit needing an extra Italeri one to be cannibalized just for a correct cab, that seems no way.
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Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 - 07:20 PM UTC
I second Javier's statements completely!
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019 - 05:10 AM UTC
I knew the cab shape was off going into it. But the bed is incorrect as well. The lower rails on the outer sides are not wide enough, and the is no taper in the front, as well as no angled vertical support at the rear. They need a strip of .030 x .060 added to correct this, at a minimum. The tailgate detail is also a travesty of missed opportunity. And I would expect the brush guards to be much finer in 1/35 scale than in 1/48 offerings - but they're not.
Starting to wonder about other HB kits on my shelf...