Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders ?

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Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders ?

Post by pickelhaube » Mon May 16, 2011 4:37 pm

They used them on the Jumbo and almost all the versions in one time or another in the European and Pacific Theaters.


I would not make the whole tracks just the ends.


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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by ram04 » Mon May 16, 2011 5:58 pm

Thats pretty cool, not sure I've ever seen them on a Sherman, how hard would those be to attach?

You say they used them in the Pacific and Europe?, seems just the thing for the swamps of the pacific. 8)

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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by 1958Zelda » Mon May 16, 2011 7:07 pm

Yes,I would be interested in two sets for sure,one for my firefly and one for a marine version in work.

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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by pickelhaube » Tue May 17, 2011 8:48 pm

Any one else ?
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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by HardenSteel » Thu May 19, 2011 12:36 am

Yup!

I'm in for a couple of sets

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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by Panther F » Tue May 31, 2011 3:37 am

Is this going to happen? I wouldn't mind a set if a cost can be divulged before hand. :mrgreen:


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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by rschaap » Tue May 31, 2011 8:31 am

I would like to outfit a couple of my Sherman tanks. I'm in.

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Re: Any need for 1/18 scale Sherman duckbill track extender

Post by pickelhaube » Tue May 31, 2011 4:12 pm

I am making these :D :D

I have made the masters and their moulds. I cast a few every time I cast other stuff.

When I get enough of them made I will make a gang mould for one full set.

Quite a few guys off of the forum want them as well. :D
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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by CanberraPaul » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:07 am

Hey Matthew

Will these be available with the Jumbo kit?

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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:59 am

CanberraPaul wrote:Hey Matthew

Will these be available with the Jumbo kit?
Yes they have to be .

With the additional weight of the Jumbo they all had them.

So the Jumbo would not be correct with out them.
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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:00 pm

Well 5 months later and I have something to show !!!

It is too bad I put them on the same side of the tracks and I checked to make sure I would not do this

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: .

What you are looking at is about 4 hours of work.

I can set the little tabs for about $15 and do a built track set for about $45 ?

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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:36 am

I have my buddy Daremo ( he casted all of the new HUMVEE parts ) looking into casting the track lengths with duck bills connected.

The FOV tracks are in 2 parts so they will be about 13 inches long by about 1-1/4 inches wide. 2 on the left connected and same for the right .

He has cast some black rubber armor vests that feel the same as the FOV tracks .

I actually tried the FOV tracks on the BBI and 21st Shermans and they fit great ! The teeth line up perfectly with the main drive and if the price is right the tracks can go as replacement tracks with the addition of the duckbill ends . Which is correct in all theater and almost all makes of the Sherman !!!!!

I am not sure but the majority of all Shermans had the duckbills for most of the island hoping .

He will cast them in black.
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Re: Any need for 1/18 scaleSherman duckbill track extenders

Post by normandy » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:23 pm

I'm up for a set, they'd look great in a winter diorama.

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