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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #325 on: March 29, 2024, 10:57:38 AM »
I had the same idea for a cheap post war tractor with the armor removed.

The PE-95 would look good next to a 20 or 40 foot shipping container. Or a Russian KUNG vehicle shed.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #326 on: March 29, 2024, 11:43:40 AM »
Am I weird if I see the following:



And think:  "Hmmm...one could do a convertible hot rod tank here with the motor chromed up and showing..."

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #328 on: March 30, 2024, 07:17:24 AM »
I had the same idea for a cheap post war tractor with the armor removed.


The Australians should be along shortly to tell you how popular that was in reality.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MachinePorn/comments/1d5aea/ww2_tank_converted_to_agricultural_tractor_post/
https://www.reddit.com/r/TankPorn/comments/5zem4c/m4a2_75_sherman_converted_post_war_to_an/
https://farmtoysforum.com/topic/28999-crawford-sherman-tank-to-agricultural-crawler-conversion-in-135-scale/


Spot on, quite a number of these down here. The Stricklands Company did a universal Carrier Conversion, from surplus Australian LP1/2 carriers.
Real Deal, they cut down the armour, moved the driver to rear and added a rolling hitch. They were, by all accounts quite under-powered and not very effective, but a worthwhile stopgap post war until real tractors became available again.

My humble attempt

I have come across a number of Stuart and Grant conversions as well as these vehicles were a lot more common post war.

Sorry for the thread drift :-[

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #329 on: March 30, 2024, 11:16:43 AM »
Many years ago I was visiting relatives in West Australia.  We went for a drive around the area and after rounding a corner there was an M3 Light Tank, sans turret and some armour.  When I mentioned it to my relatives later, they said, "Yeah, thats old Jonesy's he bought it after the war and converted it into a tractor and ran it for a few years on his property."  Most probably still there, rusting away today.

Over a decade later, on the other side of the continent, I was on a train traveling from Adelaide to Yass, just north of Canberra when I noticed out of the window of the train an M3 Medium converted to a crane being used to repair a rail section which was damaged.  I never discovered who used it or owned it.

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #330 on: March 30, 2024, 01:25:27 PM »
If you want to see a great series of videos showing what can come of Aussie Armour barn finds:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8HJCDEQGyc

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5baPdQHbCkA

Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HJRmLGkno0

Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmJ1CoVYrKU


I've seen similar vehicles in the US, too, where they seemed to be very popular with logging companies.
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #331 on: March 30, 2024, 01:28:56 PM »
Mind you, getting back to the original point of Greg's post:

Am I weird if I see the following:



And think:  "Hmmm...one could do a convertible hot rod tank here with the motor chromed up and showing..."


Yes, I could, absolutely, see that as a convertible hot-rod tank! 8) :smiley: 8)
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #333 on: March 31, 2024, 01:08:38 AM »
Sort of like this ?


Something like that
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #334 on: March 31, 2024, 01:12:07 AM »
Good, I'm not weird...or am I just surrounded by fellow weirdos? :-\
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #336 on: April 18, 2024, 12:54:24 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #337 on: April 25, 2024, 04:24:41 AM »
Modern Café Visitors (Set 1)



It looks like the poor waiter has been working at the same cafe since the 1940s...

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #338 on: April 25, 2024, 04:39:48 AM »
It looks like the poor waiter has been working at the same cafe since the 1940s...

And the two café denizen/slacker customers could not look more French  ;D
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #339 on: April 25, 2024, 10:17:08 AM »
It looks like the poor waiter has been working at the same cafe since the 1940s...

So, just paint his hair very light grey or white! ;D
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #340 on: May 08, 2024, 02:04:48 AM »
And the two café denizen/slacker customers could not look more French  ;D

Denim on denim on denim! Sacre-bleu et zut alors!

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #341 on: May 08, 2024, 12:44:18 PM »
And the two café denizen/slacker customers could not look more French  ;D

Denim on denim on denim! Sacre-bleu et zut alors!

Looks like he's trying to be James Dean.......

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #342 on: May 08, 2024, 05:21:58 PM »
And the two café denizen/slacker customers could not look more French  ;D

Denim on denim on denim! Sacre-bleu et zut alors!

Looks like he's trying to be James Dean.......


Only The Quo can get away with Double Denim . . .   ;D


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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #343 on: May 08, 2024, 07:05:43 PM »
Proof that the waiter has been working the same job for 90 years;

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #344 on: May 09, 2024, 12:26:19 AM »
Proof that the waiter has been working the same job for 90 years;



Even the chairs and table are the same. The more things change the more they stay the same!

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #345 on: May 09, 2024, 03:45:31 AM »
Denim on denim on denim! ...

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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #346 on: May 25, 2024, 01:49:14 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #347 on: May 30, 2024, 01:32:19 AM »
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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #348 on: June 04, 2024, 01:39:50 AM »










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Re: MiniArt Plastic Model Kits
« Reply #349 on: June 06, 2024, 01:20:36 AM »
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