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#1 Bill Cross

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 03:59 PM

I'm thinking ahead to a dio with the new Corsair coming out and putting a tractor/tug in the picture. Videoaviation has a nice Clarktor that will work into the 70s, but I'm interested strictly in WW2. This is another option, and I would say I'm most interested in "jeep" carriers.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:46 PM

There's always a Jeep!

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

I don't think anybody's done a 1/32 WWII Navy moto tug.  They should!

 

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 04:59 PM

Trumpeter did release the mototug but you have to purchase an Hellcat to get one...! BTW, this one should the easier option as there is no 1/32 jeep, alas!
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:04 PM

... there is no 1/32 jeep, alas!

Is there THAT much difference in size with such a small vehicle?


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 07:50 PM

Is there THAT much difference in size with such a small vehicle?

 

Certainly not to me, but some folks are fussy about such things.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 08:01 PM

Our review of the F6F-5N, here, illustrating the included tractor. It might be worth checking various trader boards to see if someone will part with one.


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Posted 11 August 2017 - 10:55 PM

Is there THAT much difference in size with such a small vehicle?


9% difference between 1/35 and 1/32. Is that "significant"? Depends.
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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:20 PM

Anyone that owns the 1/32 Trump F6F kit will have the tug sprue.  It's sprue "J" and comes in all the variants Trump makes.

 

I am sure if you posted in the traders board here you'd get one in a snap.  FYI, even though it's not a "LSP" is an "LSP' accessory so go ahead and post it.

 

Its also a good start to a detailed little tug as the engine is exposed and screams for detail.


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 01:11 AM

That's cool.  I didn't know the Trumpy F6F had the moto-tug.  


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:32 AM

Check eBay, there is a seller that sells individual sprues, and I checked my kit, the tug is all on one sprue.
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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:47 AM

Well put a die cast 1/32 jeep or Kubel close to the same 1/35 plastic kit and you will see that 9% is a surprising difference! However it is up to anyone to be annoyed or not by such a 1cm of length difference.

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:38 PM

Our review of the F6F-5N, here, illustrating the included tractor. It might be worth checking various trader boards to see if someone will part with one.

No photo of the built tug, however. I am concerned it's less than detailed, especially the open engine part.

 

Videoaviation's Clarktor might be the right answer, so I ordered one (I'm pissed as I already ordered their bomb trolley and will have to pay shipping 2x). Here is a restored 1943 Clarktor:

 

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

There's a listing on eBay for the sprue containing the tug. It's $22.95 plus $6 for postage in the US.  Kinda pricey for a little tug, but if you need one...


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Posted 12 August 2017 - 05:05 PM

There's a listing on eBay for the sprue containing the tug. It's $22.95 plus $6 for postage in the US.  Kinda pricey for a little tug, but if you need one...

Thanks, Jennings, I saw that but I went for the Videoaviation Clarktor instead. A little more expensive, but better detailing.


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