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Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 04:18 PM UTC
Forgive me, if this has been posted, before. I just thought, with all the US Cold War/'Nam kits coming out, one of you would appreciate this.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/ASwb5eCj9P944DHiOBwgHdAK1touzml3K5W02RsNS4N-fJ6ce-OciAk/
barkingdigger
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Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 - 03:57 AM UTC
Saw that Alacran in a Tankograd book, and when I figure out some dimensions for the bucket arm there's an Esci kit waiting for conversion! Should be an interesting scratch-build...
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 09:40 PM UTC
Hi Tom

If you are interested in scratch building the Alacran this site should interest you. The guy is scratch building it with lots of photos.

http://www.modelclub.gr/forums/index.php?topic=22068.0

Cheers,

Ralph
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Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 03:07 PM UTC
Wow - I've seen some of the pics, but there are lots I hadn't seen before. This is extremely useful - thanks Ralph!
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Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 06:16 PM UTC
Hi Tom

If you like to scratch build something smaller there is the Norwegian NM130 Armoured Recovery Vehicle based on an M-24 chassis.

https://hlj.com/product/AFVHF084

http://www.primeportal.net/recovery/erik_torp/nm_130/

Happy modelling,

Ralph
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:13 AM UTC
Nifty! There's never enough time for modelling...