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Land / Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Last post by tankmodeler on Today at 11:15:06 PM »
Paul & Brian - I see no way of getting in and out of this thing (other than over the side) without bumping into or catching on some protuberance or piece of equipment. Paul, the BMP is pretty cramped as well; having an external fuel tank may help with the range.
Absolutely. If the troops are going in and out over the side, mind, it might have been possible to make the back surfaces a hollow external fuel tank, essentially lengthening the vehicle and freeing up internal volume. Still, this does capture the issues with the original proposal well. Given how much larger well-fed Europeans are (even if not overweight) compared to the moderately malnourished people of the late 30s and 40s, trying to put even half a section of infantry in this by 1960 would have be, shall we say, problematic...

And, while it's not the project you're building, without the gun, ammo and heavier front armour, there would be reasonable scope to take the Hetzer chassis and cut it between the bogie mounts and add 3 or 4 feet, providing sufficient room for humans as opposed to the children that seem to be the designed occupants.  :smiley:

The Anachronistic Group Build / Re: Tercios' diorama
« Last post by ysi_maniac on Today at 05:43:08 PM »
I'm not that familiar with armor.  What are you using?

It is basically a T-62 with the mantlet and frontal turret from an AMX-30
The Anachronistic Group Build / Re: Tercios' diorama
« Last post by arkon on Today at 04:53:25 PM »
The Anachronistic Group Build / Re: Anachronistic GB Inspiration
« Last post by taiidantomcat on Today at 02:00:20 PM »
The Anachronistic Group Build / Re: Tercios' diorama
« Last post by kim margosein on Today at 11:24:23 AM »
I'm not that familiar with armor.  What are you using?
Ended up buying the High Plains Hercules Engine replacements for the old Airfix Beaufighter kit.  Not to be used on a Beaufighter model, mind you.  ;)

Land / Re: El Gatito Blindado
« Last post by buzzbomb on Today at 07:04:36 AM »
As to egress, it is really no different to the 251 series, the doors were small albeit a bit larger and more accessible, but over the side appears to be a practical way.
Comparing the two is quite surprising, the Katzchen is a bit lower and wider.

Take this for what it really is, a stepping stone to the IFV we see today. The theory was sound, the practicalities and operational realities, I think would be as we are discovering, not the best.

I still think you work is great on this, the fuel tank is fine and fits what the photos show. I am not sure if there is any interior difference between the Auto-Union and the BMW versions but I reckon the interior shot is from the BMW version as that does not appear to be a 38T transmission.
Scifi and Fantasy / Re: Lucy
« Last post by Camthalion on Today at 06:52:54 AM »
Very nice!  :smiley:

I had a hard time finding pics of her, so copied another build i found on the net...

Odd about the lack of pics. I just did a Google Image search for Lucy and found one image on  ???

  I found a total of 3.  Two of which are the other build.
Profiles and Pixels / Re: Apophenia's Offerings
« Last post by apophenia on Today at 06:25:45 AM »
Thanks guys!

Alex: 266  :o   Diagnosis = Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ... or maybe just too much time on my hands  ;D
Aero-space / Re: The Avia B-355 - Czech out this Tale in 1/72 Scale
« Last post by apophenia on Today at 06:20:12 AM »
More BdB brilliance! I love how you created the undercarriage trousers  :smiley:
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