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jeep U.S.C.G. long wheelbase
steph2102
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 09:27 AM UTC
Here is my project, but I do not know what kind of wheels (normal or ball) I will use

here is the Italeri kit # 314 that I use for my project
steph
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 10:47 AM UTC
I'll be checkin this out.

Go with the fat beach sand tires




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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 12:39 PM UTC
Will be very interesting....Good luck Steph...
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 11:40 PM UTC
Hello, I started my project with a little surgery
Then I started to lengthen the sides and bottom of the boxsteph
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 10:17 AM UTC
hello, just a quick update of the box extended
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 01:00 PM UTC
looking good steph,i will be watching this build.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 03:25 PM UTC
You're off to a good start. I'll keep an eye on this one too.

By the way, you inspired me to start the slat grill Willys MB. I need to post some pics of it too.
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 09:01 AM UTC
hello,
HANKAN,ROY and GINO thank you. GINO I'm looking forward to your jeep.
steph
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steph2102
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Posted: Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 11:45 AM UTC
Hi, a small update. the wheels are mounted temporarily pending a solution to sand tire (tire tamiya Pink Panther, as suggested by nick , or to scratch). anyway it will have expanded mud guard
steph
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 05:43 AM UTC
hello, a little more. pares the mud are done, and I redid what seems to be supports for arches
steph
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 06:15 AM UTC
Steady progress. Looks good, Steph.
The wheels from the Tamiya Chevrolet Truck 30cwt kit look big and fat

http://39.img.v4.skyrock.net/4105/57794105/pics/3065132189_1_3_8DHAM4xF.jpg




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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 06:45 AM UTC
hello,
KoSprueOne thank you. but their diameter and too big.
but the tread has good design. I must try stuff to see if I can recover the tread.
thank you for the idea.
steph
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Posted: Sunday, December 02, 2012 - 09:35 AM UTC
And a little more. your comments are welcome
steph


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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2012 - 11:31 AM UTC
looking good,very nice work.
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Posted: Monday, December 03, 2012 - 03:34 PM UTC

Quoted Text

hello,
KoSprueOne thank you. but their diameter and too big.
but the tread has good design. I must try stuff to see if I can recover the tread.
thank you for the idea.
steph



oh yeah, true that




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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 02:42 PM UTC
Looking great. Good job with the railings.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 06:56 AM UTC
hello,
thank you for your comment. I fear that the use of the wheel tamiya is revealed a failure. I think I'm going to make in scratch built
steph
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 - 11:18 PM UTC
Nice work. I always love to chop.
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2013 - 11:24 PM UTC

Quoted Text

hello,
thank you for your comment. I fear that the use of the wheel tamiya is revealed a failure. I think I'm going to make in scratch built
steph



Try to find a hobbyshop that carries a lot of cast metal cars, you could get lucky.
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Posted: Saturday, August 03, 2013 - 12:00 AM UTC
thank you Michael, I had not thought of, I'll do some research in this direction.steph
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 08:00 AM UTC
This is just a thought but it's worked for me in the past. If the LRDG Chevy tires are much too big how about using them from a smaller scale? I don't know, but maybe a large truck in 1/48 would yield tires about the right size? Also, the rims look a bit like the ones used on later SAS Land Rovers. Maybe a suitable tire could be found there?

Building in a non-traditional scale has lead me to think way outside the box and to look for basic shapes, wheels and building elements in pretty unusual places. Try cruising the toy and craft departments next time you're shopping. Usually even a obviously toy-like toy will have nicely detailed tires that you could adapt. I once found the perfect rim and tire combo for a friend's build on a 7 dollar cheapo toy.

And don't be afraid to chop these things up. Take that wheel and tire and drill the center out of it and replace it with one from a kit carved down to fit. Same goes with basic shapes. Don't reinvent the wheel (literally) if you don't have to. Once you develop an eye for these things you'll find huge amounts of scratchbuilding material everywhere.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 08:15 AM UTC
nice project - nice execution!
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 11:07 AM UTC
Step.
I do not normally go to the scratch build forum, but glad I did this time.
Very interesting build. I've seen a few photo's of the Coast Guard and the one's built by some Army unit's in the ETO and thought it would be a interesting build, so it's nice to see some one go beyond the thought stage.
I plan to follow you're build and may be this winter I'll start my own.
Look foreword to more post's Dave
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 12:58 PM UTC
Sorry about missing a key stroke in my first post.
Steph I was thinking about you're build at work today and the idea of maybe tire's from a toy ATV or a ridding lawn mower might have the right tread or close to it.
Dave