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gingyer

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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2007, 09:35:29 PM »

a comany called Accurate Armour
has launched a 1/35th scale resin model
they are a good company and may
have plan for it

Colin

http://www.accurate-armour.com/ShowProduct.cfm?manufacturer=0&category=54&subcategory=167&product=2029
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2007, 09:41:21 PM »

What scale is the DUKW?




I think it is based around 1/12 scale
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2007, 09:42:58 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).

Danny


 :) Thanks Danny, if you need any info just let me know
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2007, 09:43:27 PM »

1/12 scale
look for some old Tamyia Formula 1 figures
they come sitting or standing then you can customise
them into what you want
I used them for a lifeboat once

Colin
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2007, 09:46:12 PM »

Thanks for that Colin, what height were they standing? 6 inches or so?

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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2007, 09:59:45 PM »

 :)Hi  Russell.

!/12 figures from Tamiya sadly no longer available in the u.k. The last ones that one of our club members obtained came via contact in Japan. I understand that they are not made any more in Japan but if you want i can make some inquires for you . :)
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2007, 10:04:07 PM »

hi Russ,
Stan is right they are no longer available but they turn up on
ebay. They stand about 6inches tall there is some 1/16th scale
figures about that are military also if you look about some of the
military modeling sites you may pick some up

Colin
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2007, 10:12:32 PM »

:)Hi  Russell.

!/12 figures from Tamiya sadly no longer available in the u.k. The last ones that one of our club members obtained came via contact in Japan. I understand that they are not made any more in Japan but if you want i can make some inquires for you . :)

Thanks Stan i would appreciate that

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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2007, 10:13:11 PM »

Look in the 'Pound Shops' at the toy section. They have lots of jointed 6" high figures (mainly seem to be fire/police men) the bonus is that most come with accessories such as radios, binoculars, axes etc. All my 1/12th scale lifeboat crews are modified from these figures.
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2007, 10:16:42 PM »

They look good, will have a browse this weekend and see what i can come up with, i am also looking for some figures to manipulate for my PT-15. :-\
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2007, 04:05:53 PM »

Dear ALL
 Scale  of the DUKW is 1/10 Deans Have a range of dressed bendy figures and weapons set, toy type to fit in to the vehicle
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2007, 05:52:12 PM »

Any chance of a couple of pictures of the figures?

Many thanks

Russ
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #37 on: November 20, 2007, 04:26:17 AM »

Love that DUKW!!! 

And remember- the Duck may not be the prettiest boat on the highway, but she's the fastest truck on the water!
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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2008, 09:12:08 PM »

Interesting thread - great looking boat/truck/thing ! I have seen these before and would love to have a go at one !

 I had a look at the Acurate Armour website too - they have an M" Aligator on there - imagine how impressive that would be in 1/12 scale !

Superb build - really got me thinking !

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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2008, 09:24:41 AM »

Deans Marine do some mini action man type figures in that size!

Used them on my DUKW

As used by Royal Marines today at ATTURM , Instowe , North Devon.

They still have 4 of them fitted with replacement diesel engines, hence the exhaust stack visible in some of the photos below





Not sure how to put the pics on here.

Rex


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Re: D.U.K.W
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2008, 07:48:24 PM »

For interests sake

Eduard do a set of brass etch fittings for one of these in 1:35. from 'Hannants'
I photocopied/scanned a sheet, resized it and then cut bits out of brass sheet to add detail.

Rex
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