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M577A1 not available anymore ....
robsresinstop
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 07:11 AM UTC
Well guys, sorry about the delay but I finally got 'em going. The new M577A1 conversion for the Academy M113A1 and -A2 kits is now available. I'll have the Tamiya set ready tomorrow. It is also now available on Ebay for those that prefer the conveniences:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/irondivision2/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_rdc=1

Now to finish the Shelter for it and get the M1059's rolling!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 09:10 AM UTC
Bob - I just purchased one!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 09:36 AM UTC

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Bob - I just purchased one!



Thank you Jim, much appreciated! The proceeds are financing the M1059 and M37.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:39 AM UTC
I just ordered one as well. It is a very nice conversion.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 01:05 PM UTC
It looks great. I hope you sell a bunch.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 03:03 PM UTC
Got one earlier will also be getting the Tamiya one as well as the M1059. Keep stuff coming
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 09:49 PM UTC

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It looks great. I hope you sell a bunch.



Thank you Gino, yours is on my drying table, just need to add the APU!
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Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 09:51 PM UTC
Thank you Guys for your comments and the orders. Just getting started here! What I have done on the M1059 looks good so far. The new M113A3 Driver's Station is also underway.
robsresinstop
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 05:28 AM UTC
Well guys, the Tamiya version is also available.
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 05:42 AM UTC
Looks awesome. I just grabbed the Tamiya one. Excellent job.

Stephen
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Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 08:08 AM UTC
Thanks for the comments Guys. Good thing that I have more resin on the way, these things are selling like Hotcakes!

Just ordered the rubber for the M1059, too!
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 06:30 AM UTC
Just made an update to the photos in the Ebay listings, this way you'll get a better idea of what you ordered.
Mark
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 08:06 AM UTC
Hi Bob,

looks great! most welcome!
keep this up please! (well especially the M37 )

Mark
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:27 AM UTC
Thank you Mark!

I've had a few emails today about the possibility of an "Exterior Only" conversion for the M577A1. Well, it's now available on Ebay and has the parts to fit both Academy and Tamiya base kits.
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 02:21 PM UTC
Excellent stuff! Will have to order one (or a few!).
What's the best source to get the comms gear/junction boxes etc to put in it?
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 04:31 PM UTC
Bob I also purchased one. Any chance of you doing an interior for a patton tank?
Tom
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 05:03 PM UTC
I gather the only difference between the Academy and Tamiya conversions are the interior parts?

Cheers,

Christophe
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Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 - 11:56 PM UTC

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Excellent stuff! Will have to order one (or a few!).
What's the best source to get the comms gear/junction boxes etc to put in it?



You might try a combination of the Academy kit Radio and the Verlinden Modern radios set. I have a lot of information on Nam period US Commo gear, it's just that I haven't gotten that far along yet. Trying to get the big stuff out of the way first.
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:01 AM UTC

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I gather the only difference between the Academy and Tamiya conversions are the interior parts?

Cheers,

Christophe



It's only a matter of swapping out one interior wall where the engine access goes and the roof piece over the Driver. From test-fitting I've found that everything else goes together well.
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Posted: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:04 AM UTC
Again, thank you everyone for ordering these!

I'll really have to give the Patton series interiors some thought. Of course there is still a lot to do with these and you'll be seeing that stuff down the road. I've been wanting to do an M47E2 for a few years. Might just tackle that one, too!

Now to give my M706 references a good look this weekend!
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Posted: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 07:59 AM UTC
Very nice--any thought of doing an M1068 conversion? I'd buy one in a New York minute!
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Posted: Monday, July 01, 2013 - 06:24 AM UTC

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Very nice--any thought of doing an M1068 conversion? I'd buy one in a New York minute!



Already have the basics done, I'll only be doing an exterior conversion on this one. But for now, too much parked in front of it.
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Posted: Friday, July 05, 2013 - 06:47 AM UTC
Bob, I ordered both M577 conver Academy and Tamiya. Just have to say the best resin am kit ever ordered. No broken parts. A+ operation. Will be getting 2 M1059's. Great Work!
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2013 - 04:49 AM UTC

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Bob, I ordered both M577 conver Academy and Tamiya. Just have to say the best resin am kit ever ordered. No broken parts. A+ operation. Will be getting 2 M1059's. Great Work!



Thank you very much Joey for the kind words about the M577 sets. very much appreciated.
Well guys, just got in the door from our family trip and my new batch of resin was there. More casting continues as I have 14 of these puppies yet to cast!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 02:33 PM UTC
Are iron division still going, are they still doing m113 in 1/35 scale ?