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Fiat 600 - Trans Arctic
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 03:01 AM UTC
WasnŽt really sure what forum to post this in, but I guess this is the most suitable!

Id like to introduce a crazy build by Swedish modeller, Stellan Englund.
Stellan has made some weird and wonderful models, using the Fiat 500 as the base kit (See Here) so its good to see him branching out .. well to the 600 model anyway.
Below are two of the latest images, but more and further details can found at The Assembly .





newfish
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 07:02 AM UTC
Frank that is one great build!. great to see the M113 chassis seeing some alternate service.

Edit: do you recon he like Fiat's?

KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2009 - 01:47 PM UTC
Fantastic idea and I love the snow tracks!




Plasticbattle
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Posted: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 - 10:49 AM UTC
Thanks Jaymes and KoSprueOne for your comments. IŽll pass them on to Stellan.
old-dragon
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Posted: Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 12:40 PM UTC
Cool! I love the whole thing! It looks like a rounded bombardier snowcat. Is he going to put a grooming rig behind the trailer?

Where did he find the trailer plans?...I've always liked the old tear drop trailers.

..."googly eyes"...does someone else use them for headlight lenses too? It's a pain trying to cut those backings off cleanly.
HARV
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2009 - 07:31 AM UTC
Very cool. I am looking forward to seeing the finished project. I could definitely use a vehicle like that here in Wyoming during some of our winter storms.

I would love to see some line drawings of both vehicles.

I had never thought about using the "googly eyes" for windows and headlight lenses. I think I had better go buy some and give them a try.

Thanks for sharing Frank. Stellan has a very cool and interesting project going.

HARV
old-dragon
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Posted: Friday, July 03, 2009 - 02:35 PM UTC
Yeah frank...tell stallen we're all waiting for more!


...funny thing...the more I look at that snowcat, the more "here's johnny" pops into my head-{the shining}
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 12:54 AM UTC
Hi Bob and Randy.
Thanks for your comments. IŽll be sure and pass them on to Stellan.
If you have specific questions regarding the build, feel free to ask them under the blog segment at the Assembly. Stellan has excellent english and this is not a problem.
SteveReid
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Posted: Saturday, July 04, 2009 - 01:44 AM UTC
Frank-
I believe I have seen a few of Stellan's other Fiat builds. Really creative!
This should be entered in the "What-If" campaign!

Steve