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Softskins group discussions.
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International M-5H-6
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
Joined: December 02, 2002
KitMaker: 12,718 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 08:35 AM UTC
I am looking for pics of this truck (open cab version, as used by USMC in Korea) for a "future" project, and for any opinion about the REAL Model resin conversion for this truck, based on the Zvezda ZiS 151 (no info found on the Web, only the price )
TIA
Frenchy
P.S. Am I the only one to ask questions on this group forum ?
MrRoo
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: October 07, 2002
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 09:35 AM UTC
No my friend you are not the only one to use the softskin forum. The rest of us have not woken up for a while. I have been posting on the rivet forum as most of mine are on the workbench still. I'm sorry I can't help with your question on the inter's. Now it would be a different story if it was WW2 GMC-CCKW's.

Cliff
GunTruck
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California, United States
Joined: December 01, 2001
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 09:37 AM UTC
You have been the most active lately Frenchy...

M5H6 Dump

I hold my breath when it comes to Real Models conversions - sometimes they're fine - sometimes they're not worth the effort called for in straightening them out. I don't have this conversion handy to opine about...

Gunnie
Frenchy
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 09:44 PM UTC
Thanks to you both for reassuring me I know it would be easier to buid one of the 3 GMC kits that are waiting on my shelf, but I can't help looking for difficulties whenever I can...I think I'd better leave this project aside, and stick to something more reasonable, like a scratchbuilt M 39 :-)
P.S. thanks for the pic, Gunnie, but I already have found it. It must be the one and only M5H6 pic on the Web !

Frenchy
pascalbausset
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Moselle, France
Joined: February 05, 2002
KitMaker: 1,416 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 08:14 PM UTC
Interseted by US truks kit, I search some conversion from Real Model (M930 trck series)

Where can Ifind it??

In the last months Ihave bought A Real Models M88A2 Hercules conversion.

The kit is just usefull for making a scratch with the AFV kit

Are all the Real models kits like this??

Thanks and regards.



MrRoo
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 10, 2003 - 09:51 PM UTC
from what I have heard Real models are normally good, but I guess every model manufacturer has there bad ones. For a list of Real Models go to the VLS site www.modelmecca.com you can get a comprehensive listing there.

Cliff