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Old 10-28-2007, 05:04 AM
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Studebaker US6 - Katyuscha - ICM 1/35 - conversion and tire repair

Well, Gents....
I´m back, again....

This is my new project: Build a Katyuscha rocket launcher with this truck:


using parts of this Dino:


Another Panzerserra´s odd ball....

Well, first step: repair the mistake of ICM, when castting the details of the tire in a wrong way!!!!

Revolting!!!

This is the ICM tire:


Very beautiful details for us to be lost:


This is the real and right thing:


Well, the option is to use the " Panzerserra´s Tires Repair Method "

1st step: make a tool for this...
measuring the internal diameter of the wheel:


With a compasses, measure and cut a plasticard disk:



Note the radial holes...The holes will be used to stabilize the wheel in the tool


Before setting up the wheel in the tool, I made a registration demarcation....


Using fine copper wires to tie (kindly) the wheel in the tool.
Then, cut the excess and bend the tips...




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Old 10-28-2007, 05:27 AM
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Well, the wheel in on the tool...Now, it´s show time: cutting with a saw and a motor drill...

See that: I stabilized the motor...


...and using a fine saw (it maintains the saw leaning ...)


...easy....easy and calm....


...taking care with the heating of the plastic....


...and Tally-Ho !!!


I cut the wire threads carefully for not damaging the details of the wheel....


Testing the new positioning of the wheelwork band



Looking the referencial demarcation:


..and using liquid glue to stabilize the parts...


The resulting gap of the cut with the saw ( Don't lose hope...)


The gap was filled with sprue



..and again and again (11 sets). This seems complicated, but it is easy....



The wheels fixed !!!! Priceless....


The rest, for the time being, walks usually....

The kit is very well detailed and the pieces, very moulded...The plastic is very soft of working....Building the chassis, the suspensions and transmissions...


Dry-run : wheels !!!


and...



Well...there this...

Soon, new updatings...
The conversion with the Katyusha kit is approximating ...

hugs and health for all....

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Old 10-28-2007, 07:38 AM
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Impressionante!

Very inventive. Will you post link on Missing Links and Armorama as well? I'm sure people would be very pleased.
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Very nice Marcos. This promises to be another great conversion.

Salud,
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Very good lesson.....thanks.

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Great! You sure started out with a bang! Dan
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:49 PM
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Great start Marcos! I will follow your build up very closely.
I can see that I'm not the only one trying to combine these two kits to come up with one Katiusha, but I am not as brave as you are and will wait patiently till someone does the after market resin wheels.
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great work Marcos!
i'll be following your build with great interest!
Studebaker is next in my list
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Ola Marcos

Great step by step and thanks for showing us a good method on correcting the really Daft mistake ICM made with these wheels.

Looking forward to the conversion
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:39 AM
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Danke, Gents...
new pictures:


Cabin:




Engine:


Panel:


Seats:


Dry-run:



Surgery Room:


In good company (my CCKW 352 Katyuscha):


Details of the rocket launcher bed:


well, news steps, soon...

regards, from Brazil



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