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  1. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    I would also be very interested in an M7 Priest...from a personal point of view.
    My Dad, who has since passed away, fought in one under Patton during WWII.

    I have an old plastic kit, but, unfortunately, I have never found a paper kit and doubt it was ever the subject of a paper model before. I would love to build a few out of paper in 1/72 scale out of paper so I could send them to my Brother and Sisters as a remembrance of my Father.

    Cheers!
    Jim
  2. kampfflieger

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    Ryan, Jim: Priest is interesting vehicle and I'll be happy to make it. Just start to collect information. In memory of your Dad, Jim.

    Also one of the next models will be Soviet post WWII tank.
  3. kampfflieger

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    Ryan, Jim: Priest is interesting vehicle and I'll be happy to make it. Just start to collect information. In memory of your Dad, Jim.

    Also one of the next models will be Soviet post WWII tank.
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  6. Jim Krauzlis

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    That is so awesome, kampfflieger! I very much appreciate your very generous offer, particularly your very kind sentiment for my Father's memory...words alone can't express my gratitude.

    Here are links to a few pages I found with some details in photos, measurements and at least one four view drawing...although Jim's link (Fishcarver) was a superb find in itself...I'm saving that myself for future reference.:)

    http://www.battletanks.com/m7_priest.htm
    http://www.missing-lynx.com/library/usa/priest/priest.htm
    http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/pics/m7priest.html
    http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/m7priest.html
    http://www.ipclub.ru/arsenal/angar/WWII/army/usa/m7priest.htm
    http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_m7_priest.php
    http://www.wwiivehicles.com/usa/self_propelled_guns/m7_m37selfpropelled.html

    Please let me know if you need something further to help with your considering this design further.

    Again, my sincerest thanks!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  7. Jim Krauzlis

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    That is so awesome, kampfflieger! I very much appreciate your very generous offer, particularly your very kind sentiment for my Father's memory...words alone can't express my gratitude.

    Here are links to a few pages I found with some details in photos, measurements and at least one four view drawing...although Jim's link (Fishcarver) was a superb find in itself...I'm saving that myself for future reference.:)

    http://www.battletanks.com/m7_priest.htm
    http://www.missing-lynx.com/library/usa/priest/priest.htm
    http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/pics/m7priest.html
    http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/m7priest.html
    http://www.ipclub.ru/arsenal/angar/WWII/army/usa/m7priest.htm
    http://www.olive-drab.com/idphoto/id_photos_m7_priest.php
    http://www.wwiivehicles.com/usa/self_propelled_guns/m7_m37selfpropelled.html

    Please let me know if you need something further to help with your considering this design further.

    Again, my sincerest thanks!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  8. Bowdenja

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    Cool site fishcarver............. I added it to my favorites!

    Very cool thing to do kampfflieger! I love this hobby.......... and all the people involved!

    john
  9. Bowdenja

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    Cool site fishcarver............. I added it to my favorites!

    Very cool thing to do kampfflieger! I love this hobby.......... and all the people involved!

    john
  10. kampfflieger

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    Thank you all for links!

    Here is photos of uncolored models, SU-85 and Tetrarch. Dark line in the bottom of the photos is a rule:)

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  11. kampfflieger

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    Thank you all for links!

    Here is photos of uncolored models, SU-85 and Tetrarch. Dark line in the bottom of the photos is a rule:)
  12. kampfflieger

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    Tetrarch:

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  14. Jim Krauzlis

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    Spectacular!:)

    How do you design your models so very fast and with so much detail?
    I find your ability to create such wonderful models the way you do just amazing....

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    Spectacular!:)

    How do you design your models so very fast and with so much detail?
    I find your ability to create such wonderful models the way you do just amazing....

    Cheers!
    Jim
  16. kampfflieger

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    Hi, Jim!

    It's a digital design. 3D model -> unfold pattern (is it right word?) -> test build -> colorize and making manual and cover.

    If working fast, total time near a week in case simple 1/72 model.
  17. kampfflieger

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    Hi, Jim!

    It's a digital design. 3D model -> unfold pattern (is it right word?) -> test build -> colorize and making manual and cover.

    If working fast, total time near a week in case simple 1/72 model.
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wow, I'd say a week to produce a model is VERY fast, even for 1/72 scale.
    Just curious, what 3D program do you use to create the image, and then what do you use to unfold the design (I'm not a technical type but I believe you used the right term..."unfold" the pattern).
    Thanks,
    Jim
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    Wow, I'd say a week to produce a model is VERY fast, even for 1/72 scale.
    Just curious, what 3D program do you use to create the image, and then what do you use to unfold the design (I'm not a technical type but I believe you used the right term..."unfold" the pattern).
    Thanks,
    Jim
  20. RyanShort1

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    I've got drawings of both of those vehicles. I just need to get them scanned...

    Ryan