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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2016, 02:32:34 AM »
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2016, 04:09:24 AM »


Last one. Sorry I couldn't find a larger AAV-7. This is Soviet "Tuna Boat." O0  As a small thank you to Lemon Jello for hosting this mad house   :)
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2016, 08:37:12 PM »
Hey, that's pretty cool!

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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2016, 10:59:21 PM »
AAVs are hard to whif but I have a few ideas  8)
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2016, 04:34:05 AM »
AAVs are hard to whif but I have a few ideas  8)

I know what you mean. I actually have 3 different kits of the ol'Tuna Boat in the stash. The Hobbyboss offering will get made as-is, a Tamiya kit that will get some kind of upgrades or a NLOS-type system in the troop area and a Modeller (??? Tamiya rip-off, motorized) boxing that I've scavenged the UGWS turret from for my riverine project that may get completely parted out for a potential EFV WhIf.


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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2016, 08:30:00 AM »
Of your design studies, my personal fave is the conventionally-placed scale-o-rama Abrams turret on the T-54. But your BMP/T-34 mash-up has huge potential!

AAVs are hard to whif but I have a few ideas  8)


A few thoughts pop up on potential AAV whifs. One would be to second-guess the AAV-SU and come up with your own take on the Survivability Upgrade. Alternatively, come up with whif plans for the remaining 2/3rds of the 'stock' AAV fleet.

I had a go at a shortened AAV-7 (attached below) because ... ??

In the Profiles section, I also had a go in at using the AAV-7 track system for a distinct USMC IFV series.
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2016, 11:27:12 PM »
So, that'd be the Tuna Dinghy, then. Yah? ???
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2016, 03:37:13 AM »
AAVs are hard to whif but I have a few ideas  8)

Oh, I don't know.  Any sort of turret on rear deck - e.g. 155mm SPG.  Maybe a MLRS setup in rear compartment?  VLS missile system in same area?  Remove rear altogether and replace with flat deck for cargo?  Do brightly coloured civilian scheme?  Do martian version?
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2016, 12:39:15 PM »
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2016, 04:00:02 PM »
I came to a belated realization regarding the "Abrams Turret On Panther Hull" idea......

One of your photos shows a Tiger II kit box, and the Tiger II technically has a sufficient turret ring size for T-54/55 turret......

Is a Jaguar turret close enough in terms of aesthetics?

Granted, this suggestion is likely gonna be useful only to people who scratchbuild since I am not aware of any commercially-available kit for the Type 59 Jaguar......
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2016, 02:51:50 AM »
since I am not aware of any commercially-available kit for the Type 59 Jaguar......


Not aware of anything currently available.  In fact, searching on "Type 59 Jaguar model kit" gives you something totally different (though quite pleasant):



That aside, one could possibly use a 1/35 MR Modellbau Israeli M60A3 Patton -SABRA- Conversion Kit to create something somewhat similar looking:


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