What the postman brought today (Armorama)

The WC 50 series are all built on a common frame and I believe have the same engine and drivetrain. After that they get convoluted. The 51/52 have the stake bed rear as cargo carrier, the 56/57 have the rear passenger seat, the 54 has a full size van type rear body for use as an ambulance or other need for enclosure, and the 55 was the 37mm Gun Motor Carriage. Then the other difference is a winch that sets apart the 51/52 and 56/57.
If you prefer a newer tool kit of the 51/52 or 56/57, get the Skybow/AFV Club kits. Those are more modern tooling, but not recent issue kits.

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@flatfour, thank you for the birthday greetings. The WC Car is indeed a cracking acquisition!

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Big shout out to our own Mikey Bugs. He’s printed an M800 series hood set for me.

Once Ive finished the M577 I shall be starting an M813 or maybe the M817 dump.

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@agincajun Terry, nice bit of an information there. I like the name Arctic Angels that was used. Thanks for sharing.

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All that’s old is new again…

Visited a R/C hobby shop as a model detective today. Discovered the residual kits from a local mom & pops plastic model shop defucted over decade ago.

One model tank kit remained, an ancient incomplete, started Tamiya Panzer IV H with #54 on the box. Lots of minor parts missing, no decals, no tracks or no instructions. Parts looked crisp and flash free compared to my two prior 1970’s vintage but 1980’s + molded #35054 Tamiya Pz IV kits.

Given my stash of extra Pz IV parts & accessories, decided to pick up this Pz IV Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree kit. It just looked so sad covered in ~30 or 40 years of dust.

Likewise, picked up two sets of old Dragon figures & a near new condition copy of Tony Greenland’s classic Panzer Modelling. Grand total $35

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Consider getting the HK Creation Workshop models turret for it. It corrects the AFV Club one’s issues.

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Postman deserved a high five today!

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Bits arrived for a planned build.
A jumbo multi pack of balsa wood, an old picture frame…

And this, …

Will turn into a part submerged abandoned T72…

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Interesting idea, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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“Oh T72 of the lake, what is your wisdom?”
“Don’t start a land war in Ukraine!”

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thanks will check this out.

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Sounds great. As long as you’re going to all that trouble, you should start a campaign for other people who want to do models of wrecks or damaged vehicles. You could call it, “You can definitely buff that out.”

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Yay. Another addition to the pile.

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Oh! Hiding a kit in the glove compartment. I never thought of that!

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Same….great idea.

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:wink::point_left:

This is more than just a fancy hat rack. :rofl:

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Few weeks ago Spruebrothers lightning deal was…well, lightning fast.

So,…

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Cool the Ardennes set is one of my favourite works of Ronald Volstad.

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This is a really a personal post, but these are the metal working files my late father left behind:


My brother and sister decided that I should have them for my hobby.
Thank you father! I will use them!

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John, just be aware that this kit is an early Dragon rebox; they have a certain charm as they were, back in the day, the first out of the traps, and I like getting the best from them, sort of despite die Experten (not that the experts don’t aid the hobby immensely). However, be aware that the gun is modelled way too large. I always use - when I tackle ancient Dragon kits - the 125mm D81 available from Accurate Armour - roughly a tenner I think. I don’t know what you have in mind for this but if the gun is evident then you may, just may, want to consider same.

Good luck - looking forward to it all.

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