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TTomcat Target Profiles
« on: October 02, 2016, 12:53:17 AM »
Delving into the profile business, warning: Rough Rough profiles I'm new to this, and not everything will be to scale!! I simply shrank things to fit. Maybe someone will be encouraged and do some test fitting with kits?  :)



I love the sharp mantlet of the STZ T-34, so this is the T-34/85 version. I like it. I kinda prefer the small turret versions of the T-34 myself so this is a fun middle ground



Very rudimentary APC/IFV based on the BMP. I used a PanZer 4 turret with a short barrel as I think this is the closest german tank turret to the BMP 1. (Might go with a long barrel Panzer 4 to replicate the BMP-2) And then I just cut and pasted to fit the late war style wheels from a King Tiger. I deleted the infantry weapons ports to just make it look more simple and disguise (a little) the origin of the Hull

Hopefully I have time to do more  :) I have PMed Logan a few times this summer and he has a great mind for stuff like this, hope to profile of some of our Ideas, even If I can't get them to plastic (yet)



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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 04:04:57 AM »
Panzer IV turret on a BMP hull is brilliant!

If you want something with a longer barrel, I would imagine the 50mm gun from the SDKFZ series Puma would be a better choice.  The recoil and blast effects of the 75mm KwK out of the muzzle end of the barrel might be a bit much for your BMP.
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2016, 02:02:19 AM »
Panzer IV turret on a BMP hull is brilliant!

If you want something with a longer barrel, I would imagine the 50mm gun from the SDKFZ series Puma would be a better choice.  The recoil and blast effects of the 75mm KwK out of the muzzle end of the barrel might be a bit much for your BMP.

Thanks! And thats a good point about the cannon size!



Just tinkering, though this is one I want to do in plastic, (remember this is not to scale) But I think it would work well. T-34 Running gear, and turret to back date.
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2016, 09:54:40 AM »


Early T-54 with a T-62 turret. Kind of a Backdated version I suppose. Might remove the Night spotlights to further bring it back in time. Love the look of the T-62 turret. Just this solid dome...
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 03:56:48 AM »


Abrams turret shrunk, placed forward for T-34/42 look



More conventional T-54 placement



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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 04:33:58 AM »


Abrams turret shrunk, placed forward for T-34/42 look



More conventional T-54 placement

Do it with 1/35 hull and 1/48 turret ?
Don't have the kits to check this out.

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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 04:43:08 AM »
Maybe try similar with Panther with Abrams turret
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 05:03:39 AM »
Maybe try similar with Panther with Abrams turret

Tried that a few times in plastic and with a paper 1/48 scale turret. Was tinkering with it again in profiling this very afternoon. Really hard to make it look right. Panthers are tall hulls. Abrams turret is very thin and narrow. I might trying and change the Abrams turret proportions to make it work, but so far... just doesn't fit IMHO
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2016, 05:32:33 AM »
Do it with 1/35 hull and 1/48 turret ?
Don't have the kits to check this out.

Neither do I. 1/48 Abrams kits seem rare and expensive, or are RC toys. Aoshima is supposed to do a good one, but it costs what a 1/35 one does!!  :-X I have a paper model Abrams turret I will have to check it with.

In progress Example for GTX:



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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2016, 05:35:10 AM »
What about going the other way:  A panther turret on an Abrams hull?
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2016, 10:19:03 AM »
Shouldn't that Lambo be an Aston Martin? Or is that the Italian 007(Bonedetti, Giamo Bonedetti)'s car? ??? ;)
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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2016, 02:39:32 AM »
Shouldn't that Lambo be an Aston Martin? Or is that the Italian 007(Bonedetti, Giamo Bonedetti)'s car? ??? ;)

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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2016, 02:42:28 AM »
What about this design I did for an AH thread on a different site...

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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2016, 03:49:21 AM »
What about this design I did for an AH thread on a different site...




nice look to it!  :)



I sheered off the top half of the hull here^

So I wanted to enter a physical model but I was having a hard time finding the mojo. I broke out all kinds of boxes of kits, including my giants spares box:



and I found some of my Resin Castings had attached and reacted:







yikes!! So I have packed everything back up and will probably just stick to the computer made stuff for this GB  :-[

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Re: TTomcat Target Profiles
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2016, 08:49:38 AM »
Oops! :-\
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