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Postby EAO » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:47 pm

I vacillate wildly between thinking that 1/16 scale is the best, them dreaming of going to 1/6 scale as the ultimate. But given the reality of life, 1/16 is where it's going to have to be. So I agree....but still....

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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:23 pm

Some pictures for Jim, i spent a long time building this with Catherine. Alot of cleaning of parts and assembling and gluing and screwing of parts.
Its now ready to set sail and go off to Jim.
Catherine will be making a small advertisement in the vendors section aswell as we are building another one now. I hope it doesn't sell so i can keep it as this little beauty came out great. I want one now
It certainly isn't an easy build, but its totally worth it and it works great if i do say so myself.
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Catherine & I can't wait to see what Jim does with it and get it all painted and detailed
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:35 pm

That looks fantastic, you've done a great job making this one Will and Catherine :clap: I'm sure Jimster will be over the moon with it, I would be :thumbup:

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:55 pm

What a fantastic wee beastie :clap: :clap:
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Postby EAO » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:11 pm

Remarkable, absolutely remarkable! I think Jim's going to crap when he see's it in person!

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Postby Jimster » Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:52 pm

Wow! Simply amazing craftsmanship. That’s beautiful inside and out. Functional door handles and all! It is very obvious that a lot of research and effort went into designing this model and you have no idea how proud I am to be receiving it. I’m almost nervous about painting, detailing and weathering it good enough to do it justice. But I’ll sure as hell try! Thanks for posting the photos.
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Postby EAO » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:06 pm

Yeah buddy,

They did their part, now it's all on you!!!

Just kidding! I'm not worried at all. I know you can do it!

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Postby Jimster » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:19 pm

Okay. Now the pressure is on. Thanks, Eric!
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Postby EAO » Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:46 pm

Jimster wrote:Okay. Now the pressure is on. Thanks, Eric!



HA! Anytime!

Just got to love the look of that drivetrain! Those U-joints rule!

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Postby Jimster » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:03 am

Yes! The entire drivetrain looks to be uber solid. Very high quality work is evident.
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Postby Will01Capri » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:32 am

M2 metric rod ends, small micro damper shock units and metal axles bearings and universal driveshafts bought in. Most of the threads into plastic have brass threaded inserts. It just helps improve the robustness of the model and let's it work well. I enjoy piecing these things together in my head.
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Postby EAO » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:45 am

Robust indeed! Jim, have you decided on a color scheme yet, markings, etc. for this little gem? I'm just checking to see if the obsessive behavior has started yet?

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Postby Jimster » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:10 am

It will definitely be assigned to the 502nd and I’ll probably put a wooly mammoth on the front right fender for the hell of it. I’ll scour some photos to get an idea but it will be gray like my Tiger.
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Postby EAO » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:20 am

Jimster wrote:It will definitely be assigned to the 502nd and I’ll probably put a wooly mammoth on the front right fender for the hell of it. I’ll scour some photos to get an idea but it will be gray like my Tiger.


All righty then! Pretty much what I think everyone else was thinking. Now the waiting game begins!

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Postby Jimster » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:40 pm

A great day here in Illinois! I received my beautifully created Kubelwagen from WCP Models and couldn’t be happier. They even included an extra fuel drum and Jerry can. I feel that they’ve definitely gone the extra mile (kilometer) for me and I encourage everyone to check out their website as I’m sure everyone could benefit from at least one of their high quality products. Fast shipping and protective packaging is the norm. Please support our very own forum member’s efforts to support our hobby.
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Postby Will01Capri » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:58 am

Jimster wrote:A great day here in Illinois! I received my beautifully created Kubelwagen from WCP Models and couldn’t be happier. They even included an extra fuel drum and Jerry can. I feel that they’ve definitely gone the extra mile (kilometer) for me and I encourage everyone to check out their website as I’m sure everyone could benefit from at least one of their high quality products. Fast shipping and protective packaging is the norm. Please support our very own forum member’s efforts to support our hobby.
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Hey Jim, just picked this up.
Glad to see you are happy with the Kubelwagen, i really enjoyed finishing the design off on that with all the details.
I only hope we can continue to design more and more detailed and functional models like that and the Pak40 etc.

Catherine also mentioned you sent a few emails across so we will get something back to you today.

You are going to make that a great model and i really hope you enjoy it. I was thinking about you receiving yours last night in fact and started to print the chassis for another one as i fancy one for myself, don't tell Catherine hahahaha

You made a good point about the packaging, we have been accused of using too much haha. After spending soo much time designing, printing, cleaning and assembling i do not believe in not trying to protect as much as possible. I have parcels sent around the world with work and time and time again i hear parts arrived damaged because someone was too careful with not using packing material. But for us we really wrap it up like a baby.

Thanks again for the kind words and i look forward to seeing pictures and videos once you have it finished.
Take care
Will :)
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Postby EAO » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:43 pm

Holy Crap Balls! That was some incredibly fast shipping! I thought it would take at least a fort night. That's almost as impressive as the kubelwagen it's self!

Now it's all on Jim. I foresee great things coming up!

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Postby EAO » Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:13 am

Ah, the proud Papa and his baby! Just look at that s*#t eating grin, and the sparkle in his eyes! It's obviously love at first sight, and who could blame him? I've christened your new toy with another nickname. Nothing as regal sounding as "Miss Leningrad", but fittingly appropriate. I've named her "Lil Puddle Jumper"!

Do you think he ever takes that shirt off?! :D Just kidding!

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Postby Jimster » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:57 am

Ha ha! That’s my special rc tank shirt 8)
I found a spare 8 channel receiver laying around (total overkill) so tomorrow I’ll bind it to my QX7, make a battery pack and test drive this little jewel.
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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:39 am

8 channel receiver! Wowser you adding lots of extra options then haha.
Enjoy the test drive
I found the dumborc 4,5&6 channel setups come with a tiny receiver that should fit under the dash and remain hidden.
I have printed another for myself to build somepoint.
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