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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by mutt71 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:30 pm

Pat, When are these going to be added to the catalog. I now need a set! LOL

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:08 pm

Great idea for the Indy staff car, it needed doors. :)

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by grunt1 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:06 pm

The IJ to Kfz kit is in the store now:

https://www.battlegroundmodels.com/prod ... -troop-car

I added an optional MG42 and connector that attaches to the roll bar. It's not realistic, but seemed like a pretty fun idea to me. :twisted:
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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:12 am

These staff cars are still around...
https://www.ebay.com/i/202653148549?chn ... gJC7PD_BwE

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by mutt71 » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:27 pm

Thanks Pat, for getting the kit up in your store for purchase so quickly!
Thanks Normandy for your post as well. I managed to pick one up. I'm sure that someone will pick up that one.

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by mutt71 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:16 pm

I was in my Hobby room, looking for reference materials that I could use for this Indy Staff Car. I found, "The Medium PKW of the German Whermacht 1937-1945", by Dr.Hans-Georg Mayer-Stein.
The are a LOT of great photos of this type of PKW. It appears that the Indy Staff care is loosly based on the PKW 15. I will continue to search my Library for other reference materials.

Upon further online research and reading Pat's description, it appears that this is actually a PKW 1. I suspect that the PKW 15 was a Medium version of this vehicle.

https://www.schifferbooks.com/the-mediu ... 5-627.html

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by grunt1 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:09 pm

When the Troop Car first came out ten years ago I came to the conclusion that it most closely resembled a Stoewer R200 which was a light PKW Kfz.1 so that's what I converted mine into.
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Actual Stoewer R200:

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I later found out the Indiana Jones vehicle was supposed to be a Mercedes G5.

Indiana Jones Car:
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Actual Mercedes G5:
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This is the Kfz.1 version of the BMW 325 who along with Hanomag, Stoewer and Mercedes also made the light PKW.
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The Kfz.2 version of the PKW is a radio configuration with one door deleted in favor of a radio shelf. Here is a Hanomag 20B version of the Kfz.2.
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I may make a radio version if there is interest. It would have the proper 3 door configuration, a shelf and include a radio set and antenna mast.

I also made wheel covers that you stick on to get rid of the very clearly US wheels they used in the movies. :shock:
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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:12 am

Here are two pics of a Horch 901 Kfz.15 I did a while ago, needs a paint job. :)


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I like the look of your Stoewer Grunt, I'll have to order a couple of sets.

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by grunt1 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:57 am

Very cool Normandy, did you have to extend the body to make it a "middle" Horch?


Also, here are the MG rollbar and wheel covers I mentioned:

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by mutt71 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:08 am

Nice work guys! Very nice work!

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:41 pm

grunt1 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:57 am
Very cool Normandy, did you have to extend the body to make it a "middle" Horch?
No, its out of the box. The front doors are rounded to fit around the tire and the
rear doors are shorter than the ones you made.

Your door panels look great as do the wheel covers.

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:22 pm

I don't mean to change the subject but...Where did all the other new stuff come from?

The Field Grave Marker sets, Feifel Air Filter System for Tiger I Ausf E DAK - Set,
Tellermine Set, Leuchtpistole 34 Single Barrel Flare Pistol - Set and the other items.

You've been hard at work Grunt, I've got to make another list. :D

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by grunt1 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:33 am

Good question. That last batch was mainly based on requests from the community.

I still have a number of partially finished items that I committed to complete by months end so there will be a bit more released over the coming days.
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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by mutt71 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:59 am

Grunt, is there any possibility of getting some M-1 Carbines? I can't find any anywhere. Thanks

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:07 am

Grunt,
I've been wondering what it would take to make 1:18 individual track links. I have
used 1:16 Panzer IV tracks on 21st's Panzer IV's...Looks ok but the track links don't line
up with the drive sprocket teeth so I filed them off. I'd like some for the Panther as well.
Both tanks should have the look of heavy track links not rubber bands. :lol:

I've wanted to give it a try but I'm just starting out with 3D printing. :shock:

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by grunt1 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:01 pm

Good questions. I made full set of tracks for my Panzer I and they turned out well. The biggest challenge was connecting them all together. I've had great results lately with snap fit parts which you see on several of the heavy machine guns like the Nambu and the Maxim. Let me see if I can adapt that geometry to track links. Stay tuned.

As for the M1 Carbine, yes.
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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:38 pm

That sounds good Pat, the snap and fit might be the way to go.
Track link and pin work and I like the way
the tracks sit but man thats a lot of pins.

The "rubber band" tracks just don't look right to me. If the snap fit
tracks work...I'm in. :salute: Thanks!

I'll stay tuned :shock: !

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by mutt71 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:55 am

Thank you pat for the "Go" on the M-1 Carbine.

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:55 am

What about sets of the pioneer tools found on many German tanks? I’m thinking along the lines of those seen on the 21st Panzer IV. Parts like the fire extinguisher, spare track parts, a track tension adjuster, a jack fastener, a gun cleaning rod, a shovel, an axe, a crank, and other tools. I’m working on a German AFV project now (Aracula’s Jagdpanzer IV) and such parts would come in handy.

Similar pioneer tool sets could also be made for Allied tanks as well.
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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:44 am

Here are the Tiger I road wheels added to the FOV 1:18 Tiger...

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by tmanthegreat » Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:12 pm

Nice job, Normandy!

BTW, I just got some miscellaneous parts from Battleground toys, including the allied tool sets, a German MG-42, etc. The quality of the tooling exceeds a lot of what 21st did and is significantly better than what one gets with the resin casting process. 3D printing is really the way to go :D
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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:41 am

Looks great Normandy.
Maybe before I die or get done with the Hind projects I can put my wheels to work .
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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by normandy » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:50 am

Thanks Tman and Pickelhaube. Oh and Pickel, die??? No you got to much work to do! :mrgreen:
Pat Thanks very much for making these Tiger I outer road wheels.
The FOV 1:18 Tiger is a great piece but the lack of outer wheels bothered me...like watching
the movie Battle of the Bulge and having the M47 Patton stand in as a Tiger Tank. :shock:

Great stuff Pat, keep it coming. :salute:

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by grunt1 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:57 pm

That Tiger looks great! I was really happy with how those road wheels turned out and you made them look amazing.

Oh and keep it coming you say? How about 25-ish new and updated items.. :-)

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Re: Replacement parts wish list

Post by grunt1 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:08 am

A few more items from this thread have been completed and are in the Battleground store:

M1 Carbine Family:

M1 Carbine
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M1A1 Carbine - Folded stock
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M1A1 Carbine - Extended stock
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M2 Carbine with 30 Round Magazine
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Items from this thread on my to do list:
- Pioneer Tools

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