robt

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About robt

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  • Full Name Rob T

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  1. robt added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    Minimanfactory - Russian KRAZ 255B 6x6 in 1/25
    Hmmm...

    http://www.minimanfactory.com/en/kraz-255b-russian-6x6-heavy-truck-1-25-i33/
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  2. robt added a post in a topic Lassen Project Unimog Series 401   

    Ben - I've thought about getting the Bussing and Krupp. I might have to take a second look.
  3. robt added a post in a topic Lassen Project Unimog Series 401   

    Thanks Michael for the info.
  4. robt added a post in a topic Lassen Project Unimog Series 401   

    Michael - It would seem you may know if this kit was the only kit produced by Lassen Project. Are they still available? If they did make the 1953 Series 401 with the closed cab and snowplow, how do I get one? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
    Also, your build is beautiful. I plan to do light weathering as well, no rust though. I'd also like to place some type of load in the back, agricultural in nature. Bails of hay maybe? These were originally designed/built for agricultural purpose. Any info or advise on the build? Any fit problems I should plan for when building?
  5. robt added a post in a topic Lassen Project Unimog Series 401   

    Scott - Thanks. I have some other kits I'd like to post in the near future.

    Matt T. - Although not completely positive, I believe this may have been the only kit produced by Lassen Project. I have seen sample artwork for the 53 Unimog Series 401 closed cab with a snowplow in my searches. Most of my web searches always bring me to forums in Dutch/German/French. I've used Google Chrome to translate but haven't had any luck finding more info. I came across this kit by chance and have yet to find another here in the US. I've gone on Dutch hobby sites and have seen it listed. I've sent a few emails about purchasing one, but never got a response.

    David - I too love Unimogs. I think about all the different builds I could get from the Revell kits. I have multiples of the different versions release by Revell. The only drawback, are the tires. I find in the older kits that the tires to start warp and just look awful. I've seen someone offer resin version. I may have to purchase a set and try them out. Years ago, when I lived in Boston, I noticed the "T" had a Unimog they used for maintenance. This is the only image of it I can find. I may have to take some creative freedom and build it.


  6. robt added a post in a topic Lassen Project Unimog Series 401   

    Here are the directions and decals:









  7. robt added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    Lassen Project Unimog Series 401
    This is my first “real” post here on the forums, minus a very brief intro. I haven’t built a model in about 16 years, although my collection continues to grow. I consider myself a collector at this point in time, with a hard drive and book shelves filled with reference materials/photos for future builds. I pulled a kit from storage that I thought might interest some. Its a Lassen Project Unimog Series 401. It’s based on the 51 Mercedes Benz Unimog. The closed cab wasn’t available until 53. The kit has been in storage for some time now. The shrink wrap was broken long ago, but this is the first time the sprue have been removed from their individual packages. The detail/engraving is above average for plastic kits produced some 14 years ago. I hope the photos show some of the details. I also hope to get some photos of the directions up soon. When I opened a kit, I would place the directions and decals into a separate binder/plastic to protect them from moisture and aging. I have about 2 dozen binders, all broken up by production year (1:1 car’s production year) and make that I need to go through. Seems the Unimog is not in my 1950-1959 binder.










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  8. robt added a post in a topic Digital version of model cars magazine   

    Digital. Yes please.
  9. robt added a post in a topic antique store find :)   

    There's one on eBay now. Still in the box too. Search for seller matt3507.
  10. robt added a post in a topic Jeep j10   

    Nice build. It's a Jeep Commando (C104).
  11. robt added a topic in Welcome! Introduce Yourself   

    New to forum
    Hi everyone. Long time viewer of the forums but first time posting. I haven't built a model in over 15+ years. Life and all the responsibilities kind of got in the way. Now I'm hoping to get back into building. I've found these forums inspiring and very informative. Thanks!
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