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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.

Thanks!



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...
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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!