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US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« on: June 08, 2016, 07:01:39 PM »
Hey guys started this today ... it came with the SG 122 from my mate. Seeing as there are no German halftracks on the market I decided to make this one like its been captured and repainted by the Germans.

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 07:07:39 PM »
Noice , I do have to ask though , what is that bucket looking thing strapped to the rear of the half track?
Please don't say , "A bucket".
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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 07:13:25 PM »
Hey Yobbo yeah its a BUCKET.... :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 07:15:06 PM »
Been a few Hollywood war movies done that before!

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 07:20:40 AM »
Been a few Hollywood war movies done that before!

Yes they have.....lol

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2016, 10:50:48 AM »
Did the Germans or the US come up with that way of mounting a bucket?  I would guess the complicated strapping is to keep the bucket quiet.  No?  (I have a large book on the halftrack, but it's under a pile of other books I still have to read.)
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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 01:27:13 PM »
It's a US idea Ed for the bucket.... ;D

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2016, 04:56:32 PM »
Here's an example



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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2016, 05:04:52 PM »
Nice idea Ken, she looks great...

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2016, 05:44:36 PM »
A very fancy way of stowing the bucket. ::)
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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2016, 10:23:05 AM »
Hmm... that bucket mounting must be an example of "Yankee Ingenuity." ::)  I cannot help but wonder what is so special about that bucket; why it has to be mounted in so complicated a way.  I need to get out my Halftrack book to see what I can learn.

Now, Ken, it looks as if you took the AA guns out of the Torro/Walterson halftrack.  Am I correct?  Someday when the moola machine gets working again, I might just have to get another halftrack and try it myself.  I could see loading one up with 1/16 GIs.

For now I am on the skids, as I have a new goodie coming from England.  (That's a bit of a teaser).
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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2016, 01:15:19 PM »
Hey Ed yep you are correct.... ;D
Ok this is about done other then maybe a bit more stowage....

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2016, 01:17:26 PM »
Great job mate looks very nice

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2016, 07:20:03 PM »
Cheers Damo.... ;D

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2016, 07:27:05 PM »
Cool mate looking forward to seeing the heavy hooked up and weathered.... 8) 8) 8)

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2016, 06:03:34 AM »
I find the weathering quite good, Ken.  It is not overdone, but is dusty Dunkelgrau as if the Germans had used the Halftrack some for reconnaissance or transport.
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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2016, 07:19:58 PM »
Thanks Ed...

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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2016, 11:28:17 PM »
Reminds me of Rat Patrol. I don't think the Germans had any of their own vehicles in that series, just a whole pile of captured US stuff  :o




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Re: US Halftrack captured by the Germans
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2016, 03:47:14 PM »
Very nice Ken, good job.