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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by me262 phpbb3, Dec 30, 2007.

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    me262 phpbb3 New Member

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    again, after some time, i finish my conversion sdfkz 263:

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    click the thumbnail to view the pics
     
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    A very impressive kit, made the more impressive by the fact that it's a conversion. Well done. :)
     
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    Yes, it's really well made. :)

    I would very much like to see some shots of it during the making if you have some, something that shows how you made the conversion. I always find it interesting to see where the original model ends and the conversion begins, as well as materials and such.
     
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    Thanks, nice work. :)
     
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    I've been wanting to do that vehicle in 1/35 for years.I think it's out of production now however.Nice job.
     
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    out of production?
    never been!!!
    i knew of this vehicle many years ago, a conversion of a monogram sdfkz 232, in scale 1/32, and scratch build!!!!
     
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    I was refering to the Tamiya 1/35 kit.
     
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    It's still around. And Tamiya re-release it from time to time, so if you can't find it right now you'll probably find it later.
     
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    The last time I personally saw one in a store it was almost $40.That was 15 years ago.
     
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    If you really want one you should try this site. It's out of stock now, but I almost always get what I order there. You might have to wait a month or two though.
     
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    mmm, all ya are talking about the 232, i'm talking about the 263
    and indeed is based on the tamiya 232
     
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    It is the 232 I was talking about.I shoulda got one when I had the chance.
     
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    i got me 2 of them, one i converted to the 263 and the other is waiting in line!!!!!!
    got them in ebay, and really cheap!!!!!!( some years ago)
     
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    BANG!!!! Just won one one Ebay and for a good price too.HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
     
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    Happy New Year to you too. And I hope you get a kit with no parts missing. I stopped trading at eBay when I realised that one out of every three kits I bought missed parts or were otherwise ruined. I also discovered that most of what you buy on eBay can be bought from webstores as well, usually for less money and with a lot more confidence.
     
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    mm, i got me in ebay a dragon morser loki 1/35, for only 31 bucks, reg.49.99, and brand new and sealed, you can not beat that!!!!!
     
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    Sure, but you can beat one out of every three kits with missing parts and other flaws. A couple of the kits I purchased on eBay were even started.

    SturmTiger, how much did you have to pay for your SdKfz 232 by the way?
     
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    $23 plus shipping.Far less than what this kit went for in my local hobby shop.
     

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