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Academy 1/35 M151A1 Recoiless Rifle Jeep
garrybeebe
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2003 - 03:48 PM UTC
I just picked up this new? kit. I drove one of these when I was in the Army. In the box this is a dandy looking kit! Very detailed and comes with plenty of accesseries. From what I can tell , it is very accurate. But I did spot a few things that will need correcting. On the Jeeps floor board in front of the dash, there was a ajustable post that extended just above the top of the windshield, and had a carraige that the 106 barrel rested in with a split ring to secure the barrel. I will have to scratch one. Also on the Elivation adjusting wheel there was a finger grooved knob for fine adjustments and also served as a firing mechanisum for the main gun and the spotter gun. The kit dont show this.
The instructions show the 106mm ammo is brass. Nope it was flat black. Just thought I would through in some heads up on this stuff! The kit itself is a beauty and I look forward to building it! Brings back a lot of memories!

Cheers,
Garry
Trackjam
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2003 - 03:59 PM UTC
I have the same kit. Model point makes a great turned aluminum barrel for it.
Sabot
Joined: December 18, 2001
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2003 - 05:24 PM UTC
Ditto on the Model Point barrel, real nice.
garrybeebe
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 12, 2003 - 07:43 PM UTC
Who carry's the modelpoint barrels? I checked at great models , but they did not list the 106mm barrel. Any suggestions?

TIA
Garry
AJLaFleche
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 03:07 AM UTC
I replaced the barrel on the Verlinden conversion kit with a piece of aluminum tube cut to length. Cost: 45 cents with tubing left over.
Sabot
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 03:51 AM UTC

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Who carry's the modelpoint barrels? I checked at great models , but they did not list the 106mm barrel. Any suggestions?

TIA
Garry


http://www.bentbutnotbroken.com/
garrybeebe
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2003 - 04:16 AM UTC

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Who carry's the modelpoint barrels? I checked at great models , but they did not list the 106mm barrel. Any suggestions?

TIA
Garry


http://www.bentbutnotbroken.com/



Thanks for the link Sabot !