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1/35 scale Spec Ops river boat
bwsmith
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Cape Province, South Africa
Joined: June 18, 2008
KitMaker: 17 posts
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Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 09:50 PM UTC
Can any tell me how i would go about scratchbuilding a Special Operations river gunboat- www.warboats.org/SBT22.htm, im not sure how to turn that into an url so you can just copy and paste
cyclones6
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Illinois, United States
Joined: June 30, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 04:03 AM UTC
You could start with the DML LSSC as the shell. Then cut out the engine compartment and such so it is all open like the reference pics. Then add your .50s and such. Make the canopy with styrene rods and tissue soaked in white glue. Get the mingun set from Legend. Parts from the Tamiya Pibber could most likely be used. No clue about that big camera thing though.
GOOD LUCK!!!
Evan