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Old 10-16-2012, 12:19 PM
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I agree, very nicely!
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:40 AM
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Frank my boy you build the quick LOL
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:54 AM
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She's coming along nicely


OMG i want one Beautiful job as always and one of a kind
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Old 10-17-2012, 05:28 AM
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Nice Job Frank

Nothing wrong with a stand off Hellcat. I am sure you are like me. Build what you want, do the best you can with the material you got and tuck away all the helpful advice so the next one is a litte more accurate.

It is unique and a welcome addition to the battlefield.

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Amazing man

want one too
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:42 AM
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WOOOOOOOW!!!!!   [X(]
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:44 AM
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Now, how much with shipping to NJ?
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:52 AM
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Excellent work. I guess the boys are working overtime to have this done already.

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:07 AM
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Cracked the whip and got the boys started on Hellcat No2
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:52 AM
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That's what I'm saying.......!


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Now, how much with shipping to NJ?
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:09 AM
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That's what I'm saying.......!


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Now, how much with shipping to NJ?
LOL I'm open to offers
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:47 PM
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Just curious, if it would be possible to run Sherman tracks/sprockets like on the Torro offering?

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:51 PM
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The sherman tracks are too narrow to clear the bulldog wheels, they also lack a centre guide horn[&o]
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:59 PM
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doh...... ..what's really confusing is that looking at pics online I see M18's witha coupledifferentstyles of track....so confusing lol.. Anyway, couldyouadd an extra roller without doing a ton of modifications(not nit-picking, just asking), I'm sure you probably already looked into this? I might be interested in purchasing one if you'd have one to sell...


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Old 10-19-2012, 10:11 PM
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I'm looking into the return rollers, I too think it would look alot better with 4. I don't think it will be too hard.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:23 PM
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Hi Fynsdad
Re that 2nd M18 hull, how about this? - http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?...=195112&page=1 -

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Old 10-31-2012, 01:25 PM
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Damn why does no one sell this hull -.-
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That Hellcat looks great.....They have one on display at Danville and I've see one running many years ago. Boy are they fast. At the Extravaganza each spring they have a WW II vet who commanded the Hellcat. He has pix of the KT they KO'ed in France. He is great to talk with. We have had them on the RC tank battlefield too. James had a 1/16 Hellcat and it ran great. He is a super talented scratch builder. He did well in battle, but the field was not big enough to make full use of the Hellcats speed. There were not enough places for him to run and use that speed advantage effectively. In IR battle it is only rated as a light tank despite that big gun. So 3 hits and it is dead. In IR battle there are very few if any light tanks used. James sold it after e few events and I have not seen or heard of it since. I'd love to see some video of yours in action. Will you IR battle it? If you make it to a NEAD event at Danville see me and I will try to arrangement for some up-close time for you with the Hellcat.

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Old 10-31-2012, 04:04 PM
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I've passed the first build onto a friend and I've been working on Hellcat no2, hopefully they will both be battle ready and we can use them as a hunting pair
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:10 PM
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I've passed the first build onto a friend and I've been working on Hellcat no2, hopefully they will both be battle ready and we can use them as a hunting pair
I'd love to see that. WOW...... if you had a pair of Hellcats at a choke point you could be jointly pumping out shells at one every second and a half....that is a lot of firepower focused downrange one point. That is how we run the field at our NEAD battledays with the Jagdtigers and Jagdpanzers. Luckily the JT's are IFA and immune to frontal IR hits.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:38 PM
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It's been a while but the "hunting pair" are nearly done. The fist build is complete and the second hasn't got too much left to do

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:28 PM
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If you need inspiration, watch "Triggers" on the military channel. The tank episode spent 15 minutes on Dan Dolan's functioning one.....
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:24 PM
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...got the commander done today
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:58 PM
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Love it! Great build of a really cool, unusual tank.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:07 PM
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...got another crewman done and done some of the stowage....
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