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Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 2:42 a.m. PST

I have just been building the PSC 231 armoured car set – three vehicles but none bodies, so six are spare. It struck me that I could make some "dug in" versions with these. Anyone done it already, or just have some thoughts?

deephorse01 Feb 2019 4:26 a.m. PST

I haven't done it, but looking at the parts a very dug in 233 and 231 should be possible.

Andy ONeill01 Feb 2019 4:39 a.m. PST

If you made a mould of a wheel you could maybe build some lower parts of plasticard.
Build some extra full models.

Quite a common thing for large scale modellers, wheel moulds.

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2019 8:05 a.m. PST

Andy, interesting idea but probably a bit beyond me.

Martin Rapier01 Feb 2019 8:45 a.m. PST

I've bodged up a few conversions on all the spare hulls which PSC provide for their various models.

I also made up some AA guns from spare gun barrels in some of the artillery sets.

Great fun, it has re-kindled my interest in plastic modelling.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 1:17 a.m. PST

You could use perhaps one or two as wrecked vehicles and use them as objective markers.

Lion in the Stars02 Feb 2019 10:50 a.m. PST

If you mean, making dug-in troops from the spare crew bodies, shouldn't be too hard.

*glue the half-crew body to a base.
*build up some ground around the half-crew using your usual basing methods.
*Paint the area around the 'foxhole' a very dark brown to force the perspective.
*Paint the rest of the base to match your usual forces.

Andy ONeill02 Feb 2019 12:07 p.m. PST

In the sdkfz231 set you get the options for several different marks per sprue. A single set of wheels and "bottom" but 3 decks.

Cornelius Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2019 2:14 p.m. PST

I like the idea of wrecks as obective markers.

Lion in the Stars03 Feb 2019 2:28 p.m. PST

If you are talking about making extra lower hulls, it shouldn't be too hard to resin-cast the lower hull and then glue the spare upperworks to them.

Grumble8710605 Feb 2019 9:21 a.m. PST

I'm working on how to do this with the A-9 tanks from PSC -- especially if I convert a lot of the original complete model to A-10.

Years ago I cast Airfix Bren Carrier tracks in low relief and then built balsa and cardboard bodies in various versions.

The A-9 tracks would be bigger and trickier, but I'm still going to try it sometime. At least I won't have to build the upper body from balsa and cardboard! ;-)

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