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New Armor For 2021

Post by pickelhaube » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:44 am

Hey Guys ,

I have a ton of consignments lined up to do but that workload will clear .
So I am looking toward the future in the the next 2021 year.

So far here is what is planned.

M4A3E8 yes the Easy 8 ( in the works )
Re vamping Tiger II ( in the works )
Revamping the M-10 ( will be also doing the Achilles NEW ! )
Revamping Stuka D kit
Revamping Sdkfz 251 backdate.
Revamping Indy side car

NEW !!

Ostwind
Achilles ( British M-10 )

Possibilities

M-36 Jackson
M-3 Lee
105 Howitzer this may move up the list

Modern Armor Possibilities

BMP ( Russia's version of the M-113 kinda )
T-54-76 ( I have been thinking about it )
Stryker

Let me know if there is a "must have " in armor.
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by normandy » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:04 pm

You know I'm in for another King Tiger! I just noticed
the Ostwind...I'll take one!

Must have...I wouldn't go that far but I'd like to see a Panzer III in 1:18. :)
Things are looking good Matthew. :salute:

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by YT » Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:53 am

BMP sand Stryker would be good sellers I believe.
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by rschaap » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:16 pm

I personally would like to see more Vietnam armor, M551 Sheridan, M42 Duster and a M108 Self Propelled Howitzer. That would be my list in addition to the 105mm Howitzer. As far as WWII amor I’d like to see a Sherman Calliope conversion in addition to the Easy 8, M-36 and M-3 already listed. My two cents :)

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by Eddy10440 » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:46 pm

normandy wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:04 pm
You know I'm in for another King Tiger! I just noticed
the Ostwind...I'll take one!

Must have...I wouldn't go that far but I'd like to see a Panzer III in 1:18. :)
Things are looking good Matthew. :salute:
Yeah Normandy I agree to that, I don't want to go that far either but it would be great to see in the future a Panzer III and its chassis for the variations like the Stug III

M8 Greyhound car would be great too in the future. I know I'm just dreaming :D
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by normandy » Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:54 pm

M8 Greyhound would be great...if you could find one of these,
it would be a start.

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by YT » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:42 pm

normandy wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:54 pm
M8 Greyhound would be great...if you could find one of these,
it would be a start.

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I’ve got one, it will happen someday!
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by Eddy10440 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:33 pm

normandy wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:54 pm
M8 Greyhound would be great...if you could find one of these,
it would be a start.

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Great tip Normandy, thanks!

I didn't know about it . Needs a lot of work but it's a start :D

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by normandy » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:58 pm

I had started a Greyhound using the strikefire and post pic here using webshots......so the picks are gone :evil: .
Still a work in progress :) .

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by normandy » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:29 pm

Matthew I found two more unopened Indy bikes in the stash :) , when you're finished revamping Indy side car kit I'd like to order wheels, fenders and seats for the two bikes.
I was looking at your "Indiana Jones' Custom Sidecar Build !!!" what a great project.
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by Razor17019 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:19 pm

PH,
I would like to see a BMP.
Any of the Vietnam armor/vehicles M551 Sheridan, M42 Duster
M8 Greyhound would be cool too.
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by TOOL » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:50 am

Great List! I like the:

Stryker
BMP
SideCar option

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by normandy » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:30 pm

Hey Pickel any updates on the Ostwind?

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Or the Tiger II ?

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:30 pm

I have started to re-work the King Tiger since last Friday.
I have cut off the side fenders and will cast them separate . ( 2 days worth of work )
I have been reworking other parts to make them simpler and cut down on the parts count also beefing up other parts.
I will hopefully be done tweaking the parts and will start making the molds on Thursday or Friday.

I will then start making a few kits then start on my list of full KT and JT builds.
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:37 pm

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by normandy » Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:55 am

ITS ALIVE!!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by normandy » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:43 am

I just saw this Pickel.... "I have cut off the side fenders and will cast them separate . ( 2 days worth of work )"
I know its more work for you but this beast is impressive even without fenders. Now the builder has the option
for either.

Or with some missing fenders...SS Tiger 104

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by Collector » Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:19 pm

Hi Matt,

that you will redo the BMW Sidecar, we already discussed on EBay...and I'm really waiting of it, ..and now I just see that the SdKfz251 backdate will also come again...wonderfulllll, I will def. order such a conversion kit,..and yess, a PzIII or PzII in 1:18 would be great,...and and and

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:45 am

Collector wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:19 pm
Hi Matt,

that you will redo the BMW Sidecar, we already discussed on EBay...and I'm really waiting of it, ..and now I just see that the SdKfz251 backdate will also come again...wonderfulllll, I will def. order such a conversion kit,..and yess, a PzIII or PzII in 1:18 would be great,...and and and
Welcome to the forum !

There has been a big demand for both the Indy sidecar and the 251 backdate.

They definitely are both on the list to redo this year.
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by Collector » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:17 pm

Hi Matt,
good staff is always wanted...
just by the way and as I juped into the 1:18 WWII story a bit late,... there was also a conversion to the PzIV Brummbaer, I'm uncertain if from you or....
and I'm really behind it, do you know who built it and ...would anyone sell such conversion for a resonable prize ??? (to be shipped to Germany)
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by mutt71 » Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:34 pm

Hi Matthew,
Please count me in for one of the IJ Sidecar kits.
Thanks,
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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:27 am

Collector,

The Brummbar has already been done by member Arcrala.
If the world needs another one I will do my rendition maybe next year.

I have spent the last 3 weeks making the molds for the King Tiger
With the cost of over $1,000 for RTV ( rubber mold material )
All the new parts are coming out great !
Except the rubber tracks
They are proving to be problematic along with the cold weather that has set in.

Usually the first pour on every part is tacky from the mold release .
The first pour of the tracks ( using new rubber resin ) still sticks to my fingers after 3 days of being poured.
So I cleaned the molds as good as I could with lacquer thinner and poured regular resin in them to absorb any residue mold release.
So I poured another set ,still tacky not near as bad as the first pour but unusable.
I will pour another set of standard resin and hope it will absorb all of the mold release .

I don't think the cold weather has anything to do with it because I have heaters on in that cold ass shop and I am using a hand held heat gun to warm up the molds then after being poured I bring them into the house.
The wife gives me BIG TIME FLAK about that , but I won that battle.

The rubber resin comes in sample sized containers and I can only make 2 full sets out of the containers .
At-$30-$40 a kit it isn't cheap and I have already wasted a kit.
The rubber resin takes 16-24 hours to set and the mixing is a long process.
I can buy it by the gallons and save some money but once opened it has a very short shelf life and it may just go bad before I finish pouring all of the tracks.
I will try to order some from Texas today ( Friday ) but may have issues with that as well.
We all know how Texas is doing now and the resin will possibly go bad in freezing weather in the back of the freight truck if my supplier is even in business do to the severe weather situation.
I will make the call anyway today.

I was able to make 3 kits before the cold weather set in and those are under way as full builds .( less the tracks )
There may be a chance I can start the final paint on them this weekend.
The tracks are not slowing me down in that respect

Some people do complain about the prices I charge but they have no idea what it takes to make these things.

Ok time for another cup of coffee and then it is time to get back at it.

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by tmanthegreat » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:35 am

Collector wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:17 pm
Hi Matt,
good staff is always wanted...
just by the way and as I juped into the 1:18 WWII story a bit late,... there was also a conversion to the PzIV Brummbaer, I'm uncertain if from you or....
and I'm really behind it, do you know who built it and ...would anyone sell such conversion for a resonable prize ??? (to be shipped to Germany)
Michael
Collector, I saw your and Picklehaube’s posts about the Brummbar and he’s right in that you’ll need to contact Aracula to see if he could still make one. I got his kit several years ago and it came out quite nicely:

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Re: New Armor For 2021

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Re: New Armor For 2021

Post by Aracula » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:36 am

Hmm someone stole my Brummbar.
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