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My DUKW
« on: December 30, 2013, 05:34:15 AM »

After a long break from building this , I am back to continue the build !I have the chain drive sorted now , he suspension sorted and now the lights  also  ! I got the sound unit connected too . I have decided to do the same as most people do , and have both motors driving at the same time .A lot of photos show the DUKW with indicators fitted , but I don't believe they were fitted in a WWII configuration . Does anyone have a colour pic of the dashboard and maybe the  size of it ? I have made the boat hook , bought the shovel , axe and petrol tanls from Deans  Marine . I will eventually make the danforth anchor as well as the hand bilge pump .well that's all for now , til the next exciting episode !
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 09:34:18 AM »

I love seeing this type of model.
My two favorite military vehicles are the DUKW and the Alvis Stalwart.
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 09:50:53 AM »

I did start a Stalwart before I did the DUKW but that's on  hold at the moment . It's a MUCH more dificult model to do on a budget .
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 10:44:39 AM »

HI Subs1 I have sent you a P/M re dashboard. Have not seen any indicators on the full size units or pictures of WW2  vessels hope to hear from you soon.

Stan
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 11:48:18 AM »

DUKW dashboard images for you

Cheers!
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 03:20:24 PM »

Hi Argosy 42. Thanks for the pictures and I am sure they will be a great help I have some close up shots if you need them. I also have all the information panel details that in the cab area if you need them.

All the best.

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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 06:41:32 PM »

PM sent , thanks
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 06:54:13 PM »

HI Malcolm. :-)) I will check my pictures and scan them then forward on. Do you want the information plate detail for the cab? I can take some close up pictures of my model and post them again if need them. My drive system is very crude, ok on nice carpets the cat gets no sleep when I have this model in the house. Hope to hear from you soon.

Stan :-)).
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2013, 05:35:37 AM »

Looking for Stan's build at the moment.


In the mean time I also found this one [size=78%]http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4731.0.html[/size]
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2014, 03:50:55 AM »

Thanks for the pics guys .
Malcolm  NZ
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 09:41:56 PM »

HI Guys if time allows tomorrow will take some pics of my model and post them Friday evening.

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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 04:07:28 PM »

High guys just a few pictures of parts of my DUKW enjoy.

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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 04:13:40 PM »

More Pictures
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 04:16:12 PM »

more pics
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2014, 04:19:38 PM »

Last ones
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2014, 07:18:42 PM »

Thanks Stan for the pics . You got any on your drive system and where did you get your wheels from ?
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2014, 12:14:48 PM »

HI Subs one. The wheels on my D U C K came from Hobbies in the uk. The wheels were  drilled out and 10 or 12 Ba studs and nuts glued in place. The wheels are solid oily based plastic and need a special primer on them before painting with enamel paint. I can not show the drive system because it is covered to stop water from  entering the hull. A worm drive is fitted to the prop shaft this engages a cog on the rear axle and gives drive not the best idea but it works well on my carpet. I can chase the cat all over the house.

All the best.

Stan Reffin
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014, 06:28:26 PM »

Thasnks stan .
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2014, 01:42:36 PM »

where did you get the plans for the DUKW? been searching for a while the deans marine kits are a bit pricey for me
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2014, 01:56:57 PM »

Excellent detail and weathering. Lovely model.
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2014, 09:14:42 AM »

Try these . Decide what size you want to build to and enlarge the plans to suit . Buying the Italiera kit may help with details also .
Regards , Malcolm   NZ
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2014, 12:50:03 AM »

Has anyone got a close-up of the maker's plate on the dashboard?
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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2014, 06:59:24 AM »

Yeas I have P/M sent.

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Re: My DUKW
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2014, 05:42:21 PM »

HI Guys I have been getting a few e/mails about my DUKW the basic hull shape was made using 3mm light ply and 1/4 sq balsa. Sorry about the pink background I am unable to remove the picture from it. The picture shows the basic  hull ready for the 1/6 ply sides to be fitted.


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