Re: Static vs flying models

Matt Bittner (
Thu, 29 Jun 1995 08:21:49 -0500

On 28 Jun 95 at 16:53, Brian Nicklas wrote:

> BTW, does anybody know of replacement 1/35 tracks for the A7V tank?

I don't think anybody is going to put them out, for possibly two
reasons. First, the individually sprung road wheels; and second,
because overall the model is flawed. It has the general look right,
but there are numerous, scale flaws with it. I read about all the
problems in an article somewhere, but can't remember where.

Someone emailed the list with a list of possible WW1 armor books.
One was left off (I believe): The Schiffer book on the A7V. Not a
bad book, especially for the price.

Does the other book on the A7V have scale drawings in it? I'm still
looking for scale drawings on the A7V, so I can scratchbuild one in
1/72nd. A friend is taking the Tauro one and scaling down, but -
since there are so many flaws with the kit - I was looking for
accurate drawings. Thanks.

I'm also still looking for good scale drawings for the many "lorries"
used during the war.

One "unusual" aside: I purchased a few years ago a book on the
narrow gauge railways and cars used by the AEF in France during WW1.
The "plan" is to eventually scratch an engine - working, hopefully -
and a few cars, and get them running on a "representative" diorama.
If interested, the book is put out by the same people who put out The
Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazzette. The book has a few pictures of
FT17's on flat-bed's. Check it out!

I saw where PropagTeam has put out "wood grain" decals in 1/72nd.
For those who don't know, this is the company that makes decals for
all (I believe) the Czech companies, Eduard included.

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska
"It must be inordinately
taxing to be such a boob."