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D.U.K.W
« on: July 04, 2007, 07:08:52 PM »

Hi all,

I am fairly new to the forum so please bear with me...

I have 95% finished my Deans Marine "DUCK" and i thought i would just post some pictures on here, the kit is a fantastic one and top marks have to go to Deans,
I have built it so it runs as 6 wheel drive, one MFA motor runs the front wheels and the other runs the back four linked with dog bone shaft.

It as turned out to be brilliant vehicle which will easily drive in and out of the water and a little different from the norm.

Russ
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 07:22:21 PM »

Looks great!!!   :) :)

Darren
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007, 07:25:54 PM »

               Thanks Darren i must admit it does draw quite a bit of attention down at the lake  ;)
               
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007, 07:29:59 PM »

Looks really great.
Have you really varnished the inside of your shed ?  ???
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007, 07:42:13 PM »

                                   

                      ;D    All 32ft x 12 ft of it!     ;D

                       
                       
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007, 08:57:18 PM »


Nice Mota Russ!

Can you tell us about the axles and suspension please?
(it's looks complicated ..... and expensive!)

Has she been land and sea tested yet?

Martin
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007, 07:51:31 AM »

Hi Martin,

The axles/differentials and leaf suspension are Robbe kits which they use on there trucks, these can be supplied by AMODELWORLD, they come as kits which are built up and can be coupled together with dog bone type couplings.

I tested the duck on land with ramps made up to about 40 degrees which were no problem, on the lake the scale speed is superb and really looks the part.

Russ
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007, 03:53:52 PM »

Well done on a good looking model
can I ask do you have separate controls
for speed and steering in and out of the water
or does the rudder turn when the wheels turn
and the prop turns when driving on land

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007, 04:39:20 PM »

Hi Colin

Thanks for that, yes it is using 5 channels at the moment everything is seperate, rudder,steering,prop and drive and i have a bilge pump to connect up soon.

Russ
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2007, 09:31:00 AM »

Looks good, I have thought about on e of these kits.

Yours is too clean though  ;D ;)
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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2007, 05:51:25 PM »

Thanks Tiger Tiger,

I only cleaned it because of putting the pictures on the forum!

Glad you like it. ;)
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2007, 12:18:36 PM »

Hi Russell,
a nice model you have made up there, and something different too.
May I ask you about the turning-diameter in the water and on land?

I have seen this kit all before, thought about buying one- but comparing to the quality of the other Deans kits I left it....

Happy modeling,
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2007, 01:14:23 PM »

Hi Jorg,

The turning circle in the water is around the meter and half mark and more or less the same on land.

I couldnt fault the kit really, this was the first one of Deans that i have done and i enjoyed it , like you say it was something different.

Cheers

Russ
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2007, 01:40:38 PM »

Can you give a bit of detail on the wheels/axles etc.
Thanks
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2007, 02:04:28 PM »

Frank,

The axles are Robbe ones which they use for there trucks, these come as sperate kits each with there own diff, the wheels and tyres are from a company in Germany who specialise in scale trucks.

The suspension is leaf spring all round again these are Robbe kits.
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2007, 10:01:54 PM »

Brilliant! What a novel change from ships!
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2007, 11:50:15 PM »

a great model - have you any photos of it in the water?
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« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2007, 01:55:05 PM »

I have some on my phone i will try and download them ???

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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2007, 07:53:04 PM »

a great model - have you any photos of it in the water?



Some pictures from the weekend........
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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2007, 08:01:42 PM »

Looks really good just need a
big landing craft for it to come out of and
into the water  O0
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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2007, 08:23:27 PM »

No need! 6 wheel drive so it can drive itself in and out on a decent slope ;D O0
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« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2007, 08:28:58 PM »

     Looks very good.  O0  A few crew members would make it look even better.  :)
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« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007, 09:13:19 PM »

Yes i thought about it but i cant find any that are the correct scale?

Action men are to big and figures like GI JOE are too small?  :-\
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« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2007, 09:20:39 PM »

What scale is the DUKW?

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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2007, 09:26:56 PM »

Lovely looking model.

I've never made anything to scale - yet, but if I did I'd like to make a "Stalwart" High Mobility Load Carrier.
I drove one in the army MANY years ago.  It was a more modern version of the DUKW and was also a 6 wheel drive, amphibious truck. It was British and made by Alvis but I've never seen a kit for a model of it and the thought of doing a scratch build .........

I must say your information on the wheels and suspension might give me second thoughts though.

I don't suppose anyone's come across any info on the "Stally"?

If not - I could see me being sorely tempted with the Duck (probably never look as good as yours though).

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