Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2  Next
AuthorMessage
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 6:50 pm

Braille scale.

Will be put on a simple Lybian desert base.







_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2416
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 7:57 pm

Back to top Go down
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2402
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 8:19 pm

That transporter looks mad Al, the tank sits in front of the driver?
Back to top Go down
beowulf
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2014
Join date : 2013-05-02
Age : 56
Location : Monkey Hanger Town, UK

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 10:46 pm

dublin boy wrote:
That transporter looks mad Al, the tank sits in front of the driver?


rear wheel steering on the trailer i would guess

_________________
''Broadsword calling Danny Boy.....................Broadsword calling Danny Boy''

2009 A:72 B:31 C:4....2010 A:50 B:27 C:21....2011 A:45 B:25 C:2....2012 A:25 B:19 C:2
2013 A:25 B:15 C:2....2014 A:29 B:16 C:0....2015 A:28 B:21 C:1....2016  A:20 B:13 C:1
2017 A:19 B:7 C:12.....2018 A:2 B:1 C:1

Paul
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 10:48 pm

LOL

The transporter is in fact only a steerable trailer which is towed by the Famo. The cab at the back of the trailer is for the guy that steers it around tight bends/corners.



_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2402
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 09 Oct 2017, 10:55 pm

I saw a Fire Engine in San Francisco with a geezer on the end steering the back of it.

Back to top Go down
JohnJ
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1663
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 77
Location : Utah

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Tue 10 Oct 2017, 12:45 am

Al:  The FAMO in my stash is 1/35.  Gonna have to build it just to gauge the size difference.

_________________
John Johnson

"My second childhood is so much more fun than my first."
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Tue 10 Oct 2017, 9:45 am

2.057 x the length, width and height which means 16.457 x the bulk.

How's that for being pedantic!!!

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Tue 10 Oct 2017, 6:38 pm

Finished the chassis.





As usual in this scale, the track wheels were a bit fiddly.

+

I think the guys at Revell must have been a bit doo lally tap when they designed this kit, I mean why give it a quite nicely detailed V12 Maybach engine and then omit all of the upper engine stuff!!!!


_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 12 Oct 2017, 2:53 pm

It's finished for now. Going to do all the Desert Yellow on all three models in one sitting.

Next up will be the tank transporter.







_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
JohnJ
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1663
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 77
Location : Utah

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 12 Oct 2017, 3:37 pm

I'll try to get my FAMO together tomorrow.  Got to see them side by side. 

_________________
John Johnson

"My second childhood is so much more fun than my first."
Back to top Go down
beowulf
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2014
Join date : 2013-05-02
Age : 56
Location : Monkey Hanger Town, UK

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 12 Oct 2017, 4:32 pm

blimey, that was quick

_________________
''Broadsword calling Danny Boy.....................Broadsword calling Danny Boy''

2009 A:72 B:31 C:4....2010 A:50 B:27 C:21....2011 A:45 B:25 C:2....2012 A:25 B:19 C:2
2013 A:25 B:15 C:2....2014 A:29 B:16 C:0....2015 A:28 B:21 C:1....2016  A:20 B:13 C:1
2017 A:19 B:7 C:12.....2018 A:2 B:1 C:1

Paul
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Thu 12 Oct 2017, 11:36 pm

The front bogey for the transporter is assembled:





_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2416
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 13 Oct 2017, 3:13 pm

Nice work on that little bit. The transporter appears quite complicated for it's size.

Back to top Go down
JohnJ
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 1663
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 77
Location : Utah

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 13 Oct 2017, 4:46 pm

I was blowing smoke when I said I'd have the FAMO ready to photograph today.  This kit has 898 parts.  I'll start a seperate thread this morning and get started plugging along.

_________________
John Johnson

"My second childhood is so much more fun than my first."
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 13 Oct 2017, 6:05 pm

Mike.... the front bogey comprises 24 parts while the rear bogey has 35 (all plus tyres)

Rear end complete.











_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2402
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Fri 13 Oct 2017, 8:13 pm

That's fabulous Al.
Just needs a V8! lol
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 12:02 am

You and your V8's!!

Transporter is assembled.









My Tiger tanks hasn't arrived you, so there will now be a short intermission!!! LOL

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
RetiredMike
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2416
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 66
Location : Valparaiso, Indiana

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 6:24 am

Nice work, Al. And in record time too!

Question: Is there a seat back for the front seat of the FAMO?
Back to top Go down
TimJ
New Member
New Member
avatar

Posts : 153
Join date : 2017-06-03
Age : 55
Location : Oldbury, UK

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 1:38 pm

Quick work Al. Looking good.
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 3:48 pm

Thanks both.

Mike.... yes. Front and rear seats yet to go in the Famo.

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
KatsZenJammer
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 1507
Join date : 2016-05-20
Age : 50
Location : Vancouver, BC

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Sat 14 Oct 2017, 7:44 pm

Mine eyes are getting fuzzy in sympathetic reaction to the idea of a highly detailed 1/72 scale kit of this type. It all looks so good ... and complex. Wow.
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 16 Oct 2017, 5:54 pm

My Panzer IV arrived this morning



and bloody hell, at 1:76 scale, I din't expect it to have an engine, gearbox and some interior detail!!!


_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
beowulf
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2014
Join date : 2013-05-02
Age : 56
Location : Monkey Hanger Town, UK

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 16 Oct 2017, 6:54 pm

dublin boy wrote:
That's fabulous Al.
Just needs a V8! lol

lol....the Maybach lump was a V12

_________________
''Broadsword calling Danny Boy.....................Broadsword calling Danny Boy''

2009 A:72 B:31 C:4....2010 A:50 B:27 C:21....2011 A:45 B:25 C:2....2012 A:25 B:19 C:2
2013 A:25 B:15 C:2....2014 A:29 B:16 C:0....2015 A:28 B:21 C:1....2016  A:20 B:13 C:1
2017 A:19 B:7 C:12.....2018 A:2 B:1 C:1

Paul
Back to top Go down
Skid
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6699
Join date : 2013-02-15
Age : 69
Location : Newcastle. Good Old Blighty.

PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   Mon 16 Oct 2017, 7:11 pm

10.8 litres too!!!

_________________
Al.

Success always demands a greater effort.” Winston Churchill

"Success is failure turned inside out"  Unknown
Back to top Go down
http://skidsplace.forumotion.co
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.   

Back to top Go down
 
German Famo and tank transporter with Panzer IV tank.
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 2Go to page : 1, 2  Next
 Similar topics
-
» German M4 Naval Enigma Machine "cardmodel"
» Master Box Rommel and German Tank Crew
» New WIP of German 1/2 tracks
» German Tank
» WW II German 7.5cm Pak40 Barrel with Late Muzzle Brake

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: Works In Progress :: Military-
Jump to: