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Land / Re: Norsu Heavy APC (M113 / Centurion kitbash)
« Last post by finsrin on Today at 10:47:54 AM »
Lot of widening plastic surgery.  Nice,,, keep posting.
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Other / Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Last post by kerick on Today at 09:20:12 AM »
Or Eglin AFB, itís right next door!
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Profiles and Pixels / Re: ysi_maniac's drawings
« Last post by Brian da Basher on Today at 08:51:14 AM »
You've got a great eye to go with your boundless talent, Carlos!

What a looker!

I never realized before that there is indeed a very French flavor to the SeaFang.

Brian da Basher
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New Model Kit News/Reviews / Re: Thunder Model
« Last post by Frank3k on Today at 07:05:00 AM »
Looks like they're coming out with a Katzchen

...dammit.
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Profiles and Pixels / Re: BlastWave's Pixel Works
« Last post by elmayerle on Today at 05:23:22 AM »
Here's a profile of the Iranian Saeqeh-80 or simply Saeqeh/Saegeh. It was difficult finding any photographs or information of this particular production version (it may have been a prototype judging by the paint scheme, but that cannot be confirmed either), but I think I got it relatively accurate.


https://i.imgur.com/oZEKvPz.png


I've got the Omega-Models kit of this one.  Real tempting to do an operational scheme.
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Aero-space / Re: Supermarine Spitfire Family
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 03:52:41 AM »
French derivative of Supermarine SeaFang.

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Profiles and Pixels / Re: ysi_maniac's drawings
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 03:39:08 AM »
French derivative of Supermarine SeaFang

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New Model Kit News/Reviews / Re: Sword Models
« Last post by The Big Gimper on Today at 01:30:29 AM »
Coming soon from Sword.

1/72 U-125 JASDF Air Rescue (Hawker Beechcraft) 2 markings Of Air Rescue



https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/SW72119
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Land / Re: Norsu Heavy APC (M113 / Centurion kitbash)
« Last post by tankmodeler on Yesterday at 10:41:55 PM »
Looking very interesting so far.

Something to consider is that with the engine in the front, the drive sprockets need to be in the front as well. The power pack is a combined engine transmission and you don't want a drive shaft running though the crew compartment if you don't have to.

A total of 13 passengers is quite large for an APC so your idea that the side height might be a bit tall are not out of line. "in real life" (tm) with the extra width of the hull, the plan might be to sit the passengers a bit lower and drop the side wall height. Just a thought.

Also note that by running the armoured walls upwards from the hull sides and not extending them outward from the edge of the fender line, as the M113 and most APCs do, you are forgoing a lot of interior volume that the crew might really need. Now, a good use of the exterior wall space might be for both external stowage boxes, providing shaped charge stand-off distance, and as external armoured fuel tanks which also provide HEAT stand-off and get the fuel out of the passenger compartment maximising passenger numbers.

Just some thoughts.

Looking forward to this.

Paul
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Aero-space / Re: Bf109, Me209, Me309...Me509 Ideas and Inspiration
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Yesterday at 04:37:59 PM »
Avia S1999 in Israel service

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