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Progress on the A9 Cruiser Upgrade

November 17 2016 at 6:08 AM
Dan Taylor  (Login Dan-Taylor)
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Morning All
I've been flitting around a number of tasks, getting very close to finish each - but not quite. Overnight I had a chance to build the prototype of the A9 and so I thought that those of you who have expressed an interest might like to have a look. Here are the pictures:

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You will, no doubt, notice the asymetric dust shields. Also noteworthy is that the driver's position can be built open.

In addition to the brass parts shown, there will be some resin too. I'm doing replacement MG sub-turrets, a replacement periscope for the commander's cupola, a resin exhaust system, and PoW stowage for the rear.

One oddity I've found with the PSC kit is that the collar which supports the turret has been moulded as part of the turret rather than part of the hull. With the other clean-up necessary for fitting the brass, it isn't too much trouble to take a razor saw to the collar - as below. I've then attached a disk of plastic card to the top with a pre-drilled centre. There is a riveted brass collar which attaches around the circumference, which hides any cutting. Note the carving necessary on the driver's position, and the front and rear mud guards removed to be replaced with the plastic from the incorrect Desert hull.

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Hope that's whetted some appetites.

All the best


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  1. A-9 Upgrade - Tim Treadway on Nov 17, 2016, 11:34 AM
    1. Track - Dan Taylor on Nov 17, 2016, 7:48 PM
  2. Great! - Tomas Jakl on Nov 17, 2016, 2:58 PM
    1. Re: Great! - Dan Taylor on Nov 17, 2016, 7:48 PM
  3. looks great!! - paul bishop on Nov 17, 2016, 3:23 PM
    1. Re: looks great!! - Dan Taylor on Nov 17, 2016, 7:49 PM
  4. Very useful Dan - Elliott Winthrop on Nov 18, 2016, 3:08 AM
    1. Re: Very useful Dan - Dan Taylor on Nov 18, 2016, 8:52 AM
      1. Got it - Elliott Winthrop on Nov 18, 2016, 3:37 PM

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