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greatbrit 04-17-2004 06:13 AM

whats everyone scratch building at the moment?

im working on some parts to replace poorly cast parts in some of the resin kits im working on,

as well as scrathbuilding a centurion based vehicle for the twilight 2000 campaign over on armorama.



Donovan 04-17-2004 08:43 AM

Well Joe I'm working on brackets and screens for the rear deck and exhaust on the Jadgpanther I'm putting together.

Will also be doing some side skirts for same as well as a few parts missing in the kit.


GunTruck 04-17-2004 05:10 PM

I've got three things going and close to completion at the moment:

1) I'm building a new gun truck miniature.
2) I'm converting the AFV Club M18 HellCat into the M39 Armored Utility Vehicle.
3) I'm building a lot of custom parts and details for fleshing out Polar Lights' Jupiter 2 Spaceship.


James Tainton 04-17-2004 09:57 PM

Did ya see the Tiger II in my folder- there are afew items there that were scratched..

greatbrit 04-20-2004 08:56 AM

gunnie, the hellcat project sounds interesting, got any pics?

GunTruck 04-20-2004 09:27 AM


Originally posted by greatbrit@Apr 20 2004, 08:56 AM
gunnie, the hellcat project sounds interesting, got any pics?
None to show - yet...


greatbrit 04-21-2004 03:49 AM


sounds like an interesting project, please share some pics when you take some!

im surprised no one has released a conversion for one of the hellcats on the market



GunTruck 04-21-2004 08:57 AM

I think it's because information is a little hard to come by. It took me some time to gather enough photos and the technical manual to feel comfortable making the conversion attempt. Plus, it's a little known vehicle and I'm sure small cottage industry producers would be wary of returns on producing a conversion kit too.


ShermiesRule 04-21-2004 08:22 PM

Nothing to report for scratching but some kitbashing

TreadHead 04-21-2004 10:18 PM

Actually I have several 'scratch' projects going at the moment.

I have already started my 'LuLu' project. This is a seldom seen and not well known mineroller variant of the Sherman.

I am also working on a rather unique version of the Australian Chevy CMP as a mobile crane.

Another more long-term project is a HEMTT-based truck sporting Mattrack's.

I have several more that are 'floating' around, but these three have been taking their turns in the 'batter's box'.


stevo 04-22-2004 08:29 AM

Hi all.
I'm doing a railwagon and back dating a Tiger I (shut up as I know it's not allied :( ).
I wish I could spend more time on it but I have/have had/ opaque spots on the corneas of both eyes that is giving me no end of grief.
I'm not looking for tears but it is like someone's finger prints on the lens of your glasses and it makes it damb hard to see sometimes (I use FML or "Fluorometholone" drops from time to time).
rgds to you all, stevo

TreadHead 04-22-2004 06:02 PM

Howdy steve,

Man....that must be extremely annoying (to say the least, right?).

Hope you feel better soon. From the looks of your work (checked out your photos), you are doing a bang-up job of overcoming your 'challenge'.
Good on ya!


stevo 04-23-2004 07:50 AM

"Man....that must be extremely annoying (to say the least, right?)."

Hey Tread which bit is "extremely annoying"? The no-allied bit or the constant fight to see with the use of corticosteroids (3 times in 5 months this time)?
Don't worry Tread I know exactly what you ment and thanks for the thought :thumb: .

I wish you boys would link some in-progress stuff for me to look at as this is the best bit of the hobby to me. Axis or Allied makes no diff to me as I can see the detail in anything and some of you blow me away with what you can do with plasic sheet and strips :) .
rgds steve

animal 04-24-2004 12:54 PM

I am building a M-52 five ton tractor and a M-131A1 5000 gallon fuel tanker. It is made up of a combination of the Italeri M-925 series truck for the Cab chassis and wood and plastic stock by Evergreen. The cab is made from home cast resin from a modified M-35 A1 cab. I just completed another Gun Truck, the Playboys circa 1971.

Tankmodeler 04-25-2004 03:52 PM


Currently I'm scratchbuiliding:

- an Australian T50 turret conversion for the M113 with complete interior & turret basket
- the bits to convert the Bandai M4A3 VVSS to an HVSS including an updated lower hull and the running gear and return rollers.
- an accurate Ram OP from the horrible remains of a Resicast Ram Kangaroo, an H&K Ram and a pile of putty and styrene.

There are pictures of the Ram OP and the 1/48 stuff ni the Track Link BLOG section.

kkeefe 05-05-2004 10:21 AM

Well, for scratching, I've got a British WWI 6-Inch mortar underway. Just got the tube turned down in brass.

And for a conversion, I'm turning MR Models's M121 120mm mortar into an M120 towed variant. (Different bipod)

Both are on hold as I'm (still) working on the RPM WWI Ford Model A truck.

mgard 05-10-2004 09:42 AM

I am currently scratch-building the gunshield for the KMC 3" Anti-tank gun.


Eric Scott 05-13-2004 01:41 PM

Currently engineering Hugarian 43M Zrinyi II.

What makes this project unique is it will be in 1/16 scale, all metal similar to Armortek models and fully funtional radio-controlled!

Ambituous? You bet!

Eric Scott ;)

Old Ford dude Jeff 05-27-2004 11:34 PM

Home made up armored Hummv


luke 09-13-2004 12:46 AM

I'm doing some BT-5/7 road wheels ....the more you get into this the more bloody versions you discover...the Bt series had 2 different types od road wheel (not counting the front one which is different again) ...I'll post some pictures if I can work out how to do it

Luke :o

Finnmodeler 09-13-2004 03:53 AM

nothing major scratchuilding at the moment but some smaller thingies:
1. Lead foil fenders to Tamiya 251. Yes, I'm building it even with newcomers around :lol: Well, too much invested in that to be left in the box: RM detail set, Part floors, Anvil tracks, Eduard PE.
2. Converting Revell Tiger II to Feb'44. Includes some SB, nothing big;)

See ya,


Sticky 09-13-2004 08:12 AM

Sounds like fun projects - send us PICS!!! (please) :)

Finnmodeler 09-14-2004 07:19 AM

Hi Sticky,

I have taken some pics and hopefully have time to send those here. Should I have my own place or can I send pics directly here?


Sticky 09-14-2004 09:49 AM

Im not sure, but I host them at the web space my ISP provides. There are other free and paid hosting site around.

Guest_alexwencho 11-06-2004 01:51 AM

1/9th royal enfield flying flea motorcycle

Dragan 01-19-2005 01:45 PM

For now ersatz m10 :-)

MartinD 01-22-2005 08:08 AM

Adding bit 'n pieces to a 'well, moulding and fit could better' kit ;)
The ZIS-30 from Maquette. Have added the rear plate from styrene, and will add new fender, new fighting platform folding flaps. Hopefully some more detailing to the gun, but that's quite a sound bit of plastic compared to the rest.

panzer67 02-02-2006 06:32 PM

actually working on a complete family of germ,an railguns called bruno and are:

theodore bruno
kurze bruno
schwere bruno
lange bruno

these are pics of the family...

tiking 02-17-2006 06:52 AM

Hey Fenando that is one awesome build. Way too cool.
Well, I'm working on a partly scratchbuild model; roughly 90% scratchbuilt. It's the M1075. Almost done. At the moment I'm working on the interior. Damn, lot's of work there, especially when I had to reconstruct the enterior but it's getting there. :)

amba 02-17-2006 07:49 AM

Hi Guys,

I am planning to scratchbuild a streetcar from the tramway in Budapest for a Diorama to go together with my Hummel.

While I have some photos of it:


I am still looking for scale drawings, drawings or even only measurements of this specific streetcar. Does anyone have anything or can anyone help where to get it?


Flak 02-17-2006 08:35 AM

Hi Ambjoern,

I don't have the scale drawing...but, I remembered "Custom Dioramics" has a nice Streetcar...with came with fully contained complete planked interior, drivers cabs, passenger seats and pantograph.

amba 02-17-2006 09:03 AM


Originally posted by Flak@Feb 17 2006, 03:35 PM
Hi Ambjoern,

I don't have the scale drawing...but, I remembered "Custom Dioramics" has a nice Streetcar...with came with fully contained complete planked interior, drivers cabs, passenger seats and pantograph.

Thanks a lot Marco, I even found one of those on ebay :)

"European Trolly WW II by Custom Dioramics #CD6052"

But they want $159 :(

If I don't find anything else I might get it...


Flak 02-19-2006 08:29 AM

Bingo :lol:

biker_fou 04-28-2006 06:58 AM

I'm new on this forum.
I'm scratchuilding 1/48 VBL M.10 & M.11, a conversion on AMR35 8cm Granatweffer ( still 1/48 ), 2 motorcycles : 1/35 oural Irbit & 1/35 Type 97 Kurogane with side car.
I'm finishing masters of French HT Citroen Kegresse C4P17 & C6P19 (1/48) , conversion M2A1 & M5 for Corgi HTM3A1(1/50)

And for the last, i'm on 24 1/48 figures:
6 GI seated WWII,
3German AK for Flak ,
3 German Soldiers for Flak ( winter ),
3 French Soldiers for Flak,
6 French Soldier seated for French HT Kegresse
3 Drivers for HT Kegresse

All legs are finished , 14 busts to,
I have so many heads that it's not a problem (more than 400 differents...)
rest 10 busts...
I hope all will be ended for Mid May, before if i can

Best regards


Bravo Tango 04-30-2006 07:11 AM

Just to contribute a little more.. I am scratchbuilding the SDKFz 6 with the Russian 76.2mm gun.. the "Diana" as used in North Africa.

Interesting.. having to narrow off the entire Tamiya SdKfz 7 kit by 3 mm width

Will post some pics when the VBench arrives :)


Bravo Tango 05-04-2006 05:22 AM

Whilst I am waiting for the Vbench.. heres a snippet of the Diana I am having a go at
Diana General View
Diana Top View

Whilst not totally scratchbuilt the conversion from an Sdkfz 7 to an Sdkfz 6 was challenging enough


Sheeds 05-04-2006 05:36 AM

Nice work on the Dianne BT. :thumb:

Have you asked Gordy or followed whatever you have to do to get an rBench?


Bravo Tango 05-04-2006 06:37 AM

I believe so.. an email and a PM to Gordy.

No rampant hurry... "All good things" to quote a classic Star Trek episode.

Larry Bates 05-04-2006 07:50 AM

Very nice BT,

Look forward to seeing your vBench.


brokeneagle 05-06-2006 10:42 PM

Nice build, I have never seen one of those before.

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