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Need Help. LARGE scale road wheels
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,458 posts
6th Scale: 2 posts
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 11:58 AM GMT+7
Hey all! I'm hoping someone can offer advice or help on this.

I'm building a 1/35th scale (tiny to what you build, right?) tank. Not your normal build mind you.

I need some road wheels that are approximately 3 inches in diameter. Prefer German style (like a Panther but without the interleaved design) and set up like a KV. Only I'd not use return rollers. For what I'm building I'd need 6 sets (11 road wheels per run and 6 runs).

The 3 inch diameter is approximate...tho I think going bigger would not look right. Smaller? May need 12-13 per run. Basically, I need 35 inches of road wheels per side (not including sprockets/idlers) with an appropriate space between.

Thoughts, ideas? Scale? 1/16th KT and Tiger are only about 2 inches (I can source this, but shipping is insane from Australia and that's really the only place I can find this stuff).

Please?

Mike

Oh, this is what I'm building if you haven't guessed!!

Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: September 30, 2013
KitMaker: 1,442 posts
6th Scale: 1 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:16 PM GMT+7
I guess you already considered scratching or 3D printing a prototype then casting the remaining items? If 1/16 scale is not large enough and the design is not exactly like that of an existing item there is not much hope for finding something readily available...

Edit: Uh oh... just realized this item is almost 4 years old... How did that sort to the top of the latest page!?
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,458 posts
6th Scale: 2 posts
Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:54 PM GMT+7
No idea how it got put up there. but, Yep, solved the issue with ready made KT road wheels.

Mike