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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by blythmags » Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:04 pm

Humpy wrote:John,

Have you got anywhere with this project?

Ordered one today :roll:

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Hi Humpy

I never started this project as I was told by a number of people that it wouldn't be straight forward, and with my expertise it would have been damn impossible !!

I would be interested to see any finished models particularly when it appears from this post that a couple of people may be interested in looking at it ?

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:49 am

John,

You're right in that it won't be easy but I have a man that can ;) (Hopefully!)

I ordered three books from Motor Books for the project, two are out of stock and one is out of print. Nicely updated website-not :x

Anyway, they're getting "VW Schwimmwagen in detail" from Czechoslovakia sometime, "VW at War2: Kubel/Schwimmwagen" next week and "Schwimmwagen Kfz K2S (Model Detail Photo Monograph No3) " is out of print. Can anyone suggest anything else that I've missed? And does anyone know any websites which show the suspension arrangements in any detail?

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PS I tried Barbarossa at Beltring "No Sir, we've got nothing on Schwimers"!!!
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Colonel_Kramer » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:09 am

Somewhere in my pile of books I have a book on the old schwimmer. You are more than welcome. All I have to do if find it. I'll try and sort it out for next weekend.
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by rivetcounter » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:56 am

Barbarossa wouldn’t touch them with an extend barge pole they are not reliable however I can recommend either

Landmark Military Books http://www.landmarkmilitarybooks.com/
World War II Books http://www.worldwartwobooks.com/section ... 0Vehicles/

Both company’s are very reliable and most importantly “honest” and respond to e-mails, they also post to Europe at reasonable prices.
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by rivetcounter » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:35 am

Done a little research for websites and the only one that I could find is this little gem http://www.vw166.com/ all the others I have seen are of limited use
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:54 pm

Le Riv,

Thanks for that, I'll give them a whirl.

Found that website, what with that one and Vince's site that just about sums up the total of the Schwimmwagen presence on t'Interweb :(

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by KWK088 » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:21 pm

Humpy wrote:Found that website, what with that one and Vince's site that just about sums up the total of the Schwimmwagen presence on t'Interweb :(
Hmmm, not quite my friend:
http://www.vw166.com/schwimmwagen/links_iframe.htm

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Howard » Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:33 pm

Humpy wrote: I'd like to get mine swimming but that might be pushing it a bit too far! I'll settle for 4WD though as I remember seeing Jim's Kubel getting stuck for lack of traction!

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Hope you've got a better tape measure for this job than the one you used to plan your new shed :lol:
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by rivetcounter » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:37 pm

Kent, only one or two interesting sites there to trawl through, though it may take a few nights. :techie-typing:

Howard, are you saying you allowed Herr Humpy loose with a tape measure, I bet no two sides were the same size and resembled something the “Chuckle Brothers” would do. :scared-yipes: :confusion-helpsos: :confusion-questionmarks: :confusion-scratchheadblue: :confusion-shrug:
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:40 pm

Hope you've got a better tape measure for this job than the one you used to plan your new shed
If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times, when I measured it, it was 800mm. Just because you made it 900mm is neither here or there :roll:
I bet no two sides were the same size and resembled something the “Chuckle Brothers” would do
Oi, that's not fair. I'll have you know I'm a dab hand with a tape measure :?

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PS You know what it is don't you? Too much apple impaired vision or AIV as it's known in the medical trade :lol: Remember that one boys and girls, AIV.

PPS He'd know what to do ;)
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by wittmann » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:55 am

Humpy wrote:Oi, that's not fair. I'll have you know I'm a dab hand with a tape measure :?

Mmmm, almost as good as your expertise at scale drawings as well then :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Colonel_Kramer » Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:48 pm

Just watch out for proctologists with long needles in the back of ambulances. But he is always there, dun dun dahhh....
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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:48 am

Schwimmer finaly arrived this morning after I'd left for work :( Not bad, a week, Royal Mail First Class :x

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:50 pm

Well, first impressions are it's a good kit. There's a lot of it and all well packed but the instructions! To say they're rubbish is an understatement. Here's a write up somebody else has done with more or less the same impressions.

http://onesixthnet.yuku.com/topic/13576

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Re: 1/6 Dragon Schwimmwagen - rc conversion

Post by Humpy » Tue Aug 10, 2010 8:16 pm

Anybody know how much the steering wheels move either way from the 12 o'clock position? I have an idea for the front suspension but it's a bit limiting with the steering movement!!

Also, anybody got any suggestions of suitable front wheel drive hubs and steering knuckles from say a large scale Tamiya model? Everything on Ebay just lists the Tamiya model name but there's no idea of sizes!

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