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Grumble8710608 Aug 2018 5:19 p.m. PST

I am converting some 1/72 scale Plastic Soldier Company A-9 cruiser tank models to A-10's for a game I plan to run at Fall-In! 2018.

You can see a finished conversion alongside the original model at this site:

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batesmotel3408 Aug 2018 5:42 p.m. PST

Nicely done.

Chris

goragrad08 Aug 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

Nice!!

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2018 6:30 p.m. PST

Very well done!

Grelber

shaun from s and s models Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 1:26 a.m. PST

nicely done

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 4:09 a.m. PST

Nicely done. You seem to apologize for not being painted yet but by not being painted you can clearly see the alterations you made which is invaluable. I would say some dimensions of the pieces you used in the conversion would be helpful when you get some time. But super effort!

emckinney09 Aug 2018 11:38 a.m. PST

Are the commander's hatches correct??? I thought the entire rectangle under the hatches was open.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

And yes, show the full process!

Grumble8710609 Aug 2018 9:06 p.m. PST

You seem to apologize for not being painted yet but by not being painted you can clearly see the alterations you made which is invaluable.

What I was apologizing for was not having photos to show the entire process of construction step by step. I deliberately posted these photos of the unpainted model for the reason that you give (and that I also gave in my original post on the CD Forum): "So as to show the alterations, I have not painted them yet."

When I do the next one, I do hope to document the process -- and maybe even include dimensions. ;-)

Grumble8710609 Aug 2018 9:11 p.m. PST

Are the commander's hatches correct??? I thought the entire rectangle under the hatches was open.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

And yes, show the full process!


Not sure I understand your question and comment about hatches and the rectangle being open. I'm curious as to what you mean (and always glad to learn more).

Any suggestions about how these would have been painted during the defense of Tobruk April-May 1941? Still Caunter scheme? Plain stone?

Thomas Thomas10 Aug 2018 9:40 a.m. PST

Nice work. I've done several PSC A9s mostly for France 1940 but had been awaiting PSC brining out an A10 version.

A9 model a bit tricky to build for a "fast build". And then you go and up the ante!

Great work. Wish I could make Fall In had a great time running games at Historicon (all French Somuas and H35-9s for Hannut though so didn't break out the A9s & 13s).

Thomas J. Thomas
Fame & Glory Games

Grumble8710610 Aug 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Nice work. I've done several PSC A9s mostly for France 1940 but had been awaiting PSC brining out an A10 version.

A9 model a bit tricky to build for a "fast build". And then you go and up the ante!

Great work. Wish I could make Fall In had a great time running games at Historicon (all French Somuas and H35-9s for Hannut though so didn't break out the A9s & 13s).

I agree, the A-9 model is a little tricky as a fast-build. And I never did figure out what that little box is for. Nothing in the directions. I guess it's just another bit of kit to pile on the tank.

I got tired of waiting for the PSC A-10's in 1/72, even though the fact that they are already out in 15mm gave me a little hope. Mostly, though, I just didn't want all those extra hulls going to waste!

Speaking of upping the ante, originally I was going to modify the S-Model A-13 Cruiser Mark II turret to use on the A-10 and then scratch-build the A-13 Cruiser Mark IV turret with spaced armor for the S-Model hull. Kit-bashing S-Model and PSC was going to require a reworking of the bottom of the turret, since the two companies have different ways of attaching the turret to the hull.

Then recently I realized that there are very few if any scenarios where I would use a large number of A-9's and A-10's at the same time, and that I could just switch the turret between A-9's and A-10's as needed.

Wish you could get to Fall-In! At Historicon I ran all WW1 games, so I'm looking forward to running a WW2 game in my favorite theater -- Cyrenaica. :-)

Soulmage11 Aug 2018 8:33 a.m. PST

In my experience, A-10 (Thunderbolt IIs) do all the converting of tanks. . . from tanks, into junk. LOL

Grumble8710611 Aug 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

In my experience, A-10 (Thunderbolt IIs) do all the converting of tanks. . . from tanks, into junk. LOL

I haven't built a Warthog -- because the most modern I get is WW2 -- but I am working on an Hs-129b for Tunisia scenarios. The sad part is, I used to have one and somehow got rid of it. Now I have to build and paint a new one so I can "convert" more tanks -- not with nearly the effectiveness of a A-10! Of course, an encounter between an HS-129b and an A-9 or A-10 would itself be a little anachronistic, though it would certainly result in lots of junk. ;-)

redmist112211 Aug 2018 11:21 a.m. PST

Excellent!

P.

spontoon12 Aug 2018 1:51 p.m. PST

Want to do a couple for me?

Grumble8710613 Aug 2018 5:07 p.m. PST

Want to do a couple for me?

Want to: yes. Have time to: no. Sorry! :-(

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