Hobby Boss FL-10 turret ok for Egyptian M4?

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Hobby Boss FL-10 turret ok for Egyptian M4?

Joined: April 20th, 2005, 4:21 pm

July 15th, 2012, 1:18 pm #1

Hi All

I just caught some sprue and build up shots of the French EBR over on IPMS Philippines site. The turret is moulded without the dust cover and the upper turret is moveable does this make it ideal for building an Egyptian M4 Hybrid?

I'm aware the turrets were the earlier type without the cover - but that's as far as my knowledge on the turrets goes. Anyone with more info want to chip in?

I quite like the look of the Armoured Car anyway so might pick up two if I see them in my LHS. Why buy one when you can get two for twice the price...

Cheers
O
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Joined: October 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm

July 15th, 2012, 1:38 pm #2

You can leave it off and just use some lead for the original rubber gasket strip (you can see it on the latrun example)

I am not 100% certain it's accurate, but it's certainly better than the old heller one.
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 4:21 pm

July 15th, 2012, 7:13 pm #3

Didn't spot the cover on the sprues - when I look now it's obvious. Glad it's an option in any case!

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O
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Joined: October 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm

July 15th, 2012, 11:13 pm #4

I'm making an Egyptian amx Sherman with this kits turret, and using the ebr base to make de Gaulle's funeral vehicle
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

July 16th, 2012, 11:38 am #5

But using the Heller turret. I felt for the $$ it was less of a waste to use the Heller parts and its easier to find a use for the AMX-13 chassis. I have a resin M24 Chaffee turret conversion made for the Heller kit. I didn't feel like wasting a $50 Copy Boss kit just for the turret.

DAVID NICKELS
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 4:21 pm

July 16th, 2012, 11:59 am #6

Hi All
Just noticed the Azimut FL-11 turret over on PMMS - might be an alternative to the de Gualle vehicle. Might be more expensive than the Heller route but less work!

I have a Tasca M4a4 in the stash too. Should be an easy project
Cheers
Owen
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