The new Kinetic M109A2

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The new Kinetic M109A2

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June 26th, 2012, 12:34 am #1

How hard would it be to backdate it to a Vietnam era one? The Italeri 109s get stupid $$ on ebay. I want to do one for my wife whose late brother served on them in the 60s,
Rob
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June 26th, 2012, 2:19 am #2

without too much difficulty. The shorter M109 barrel can be had from Barrel Depot. The hardest part would be to add the boomerang-shaped cover for the flotation system lines just in front of the turret on the top deck. The front hull plate with the flotation lugs is in the Kinetic kit. You would have to scratch the uncovered pantel on the roof, rework the turret rear to not have the ammo storage bin, and a few other backdates.

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June 26th, 2012, 2:47 am #3

How hard would it be to backdate it to a Vietnam era one? The Italeri 109s get stupid $$ on ebay. I want to do one for my wife whose late brother served on them in the 60s,
Rob
If the Vietnam era M109s had the external ammunition box but if they didn't, you are in for some major surgery. The Kinetics comes with that box attached. At least the top portion is attached to the hull and no accommodations for the rear turret mounted double doors. The pictures I just googled for Vietnam M109 all show a short barrel and no bin so you are going to be doing some scratchbuilding.
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June 26th, 2012, 2:59 am #4

How hard would it be to backdate it to a Vietnam era one? The Italeri 109s get stupid $$ on ebay. I want to do one for my wife whose late brother served on them in the 60s,
Rob
The old short barreled Italeri M109 is available by Blast Model right now (28). This is a reedition (surely in limited number)

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June 26th, 2012, 3:01 am #5

How hard would it be to backdate it to a Vietnam era one? The Italeri 109s get stupid $$ on ebay. I want to do one for my wife whose late brother served on them in the 60s,
Rob
Some scratch-building and surgery isn't too big a deal, and a barrel can be had. Things like tracks and such are the hardest part if they are very different, which it seems they are not. I looked at pics I have and they seem close enough, but being an aircraft and axis armor guy I knew I should ask here! Thanks guys
Rob
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June 26th, 2012, 3:10 am #6

How hard would it be to backdate it to a Vietnam era one? The Italeri 109s get stupid $$ on ebay. I want to do one for my wife whose late brother served on them in the 60s,
Rob
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! This could be good?

http://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=SW-35002
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June 26th, 2012, 4:18 am #7

How hard would it be to backdate it to a Vietnam era one? The Italeri 109s get stupid $$ on ebay. I want to do one for my wife whose late brother served on them in the 60s,
Rob
This is actually being re-released by Italeri in the next couple of months.
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June 26th, 2012, 5:19 am #8

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June 26th, 2012, 6:15 am #9

How hard would it be to backdate it to a Vietnam era one? The Italeri 109s get stupid $$ on ebay. I want to do one for my wife whose late brother served on them in the 60s,
Rob
Dear Bob
I can help you with the italeri m109 if needed.I have the short barrelled m109 and also the m108 that was used early in vietnam.I wouldnt ask silly money/e.bay prices.Im in the u.k and would let you have one for 20.00 pounds plus posting.
Get in touch if you want.
Best wishes from Richard.
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June 26th, 2012, 12:35 pm #10

The T-154 tracks you linked to are for the M109A6 Paladin. The previous versions of M108/M109s used T-136 tracks, which are also coming out soon.

Gino P. Quintiliani

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