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Tamiya American Pibber 1/35 Help

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Tamiya American Pibber 1/35 Help
Posted by michael151722 on Saturday, April 8, 2023 9:50 AM

Hello,

 

I am currently finishing up my 1/35 Pibber build but for some reason my turret will not turn to face the front at all, I follow the instructions and put it where it's suppose to be but it only faces either left/right and it kinda locks in place.

Please advice 

 

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, April 8, 2023 12:28 PM

How about some pictures?

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by michael151722 on Saturday, April 8, 2023 12:38 PM

Pawel

How about some pictures?

 

 

Its the question marks click on it there's pics in it

 

Thank you

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, April 8, 2023 1:27 PM

You might want to file the tops of the locking barbs under the turret ring.  Some kits I have built had the same problem.

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Posted by michael151722 on Saturday, April 8, 2023 1:34 PM

Real G

You might want to file the tops of the locking barbs under the turret ring.  Some kits I have built had the same problem.

 

 Could you elaborate a little!

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, April 8, 2023 2:26 PM

The gun mount base ring was probably supposed to go in one particular way, and unfortunately you may have put it in backwards. The guns should not be able to point toward the coxswain flat (driver's position). If it can, then the mount is in backward.

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, April 8, 2023 2:42 PM

  Hi Michael, I looked at the instructions and the parts you need to modify are A59. From what I saw there was nothing other than those parts that could bugger  the gun tub from turning. 

   I googled the instructions so they are easy to find if you do not have yours.

    Looking at it, removing parts A59 will not take away from the finished appearance. Then you will be abke to turn the gun tub unobstructed if you choose.

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Posted by michael151722 on Saturday, April 8, 2023 3:31 PM

armornut

  Hi Michael, I looked at the instructions and the parts you need to modify are A59. From what I saw there was nothing other than those parts that could bugger  the gun tub from turning. 

   I googled the instructions so they are easy to find if you do not have yours.

    Looking at it, removing parts A59 will not take away from the finished appearance. Then you will be abke to turn the gun tub unobstructed if you choose.

 

 

Thank You man, I managed to figure it out I just didn't turn it in the right direction and not hard enough, didn't take anything off and now it rotates perfectly!

Thank you for all the help everyone here!

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Posted by armornut on Saturday, April 8, 2023 6:05 PM

   Great Michael, happy to help...even if it was alittle late.Big Smile

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Posted by michael151722 on Saturday, April 8, 2023 7:23 PM

armornut

   Great Michael, happy to help...even if it was alittle late.Big Smile

 

 

https://postimg.cc/gallery/ms9CDDY

My final build, it's completed don't laugh at me lol know I am not the best modeler even after years but am proud of my work tho, and as always Thank you for your help!

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, April 8, 2023 7:42 PM

Michael your build looks really good but you gotta do something about that flag!  Otherwise very nice.

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Posted by michael151722 on Saturday, April 8, 2023 8:39 PM

keavdog

Michael your build looks really good but you gotta do something about that flag!  Otherwise very nice.

 

 

Thank you man! And will do gonna touch up the flag and maybe add more soldiers to the boat but don't know where to get them tho

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 9, 2023 3:04 PM

michael151722
touch up the flag and maybe add more soldiers to the boat but don't know where to get them tho

Tamiya did a thing whic hannoys me.

They moulded the reverser gates down on the jet nozzles.
They shoul look like this:

As depicted the boat is going in reverse.

If you can, put a fine nylon sewing thread through the fold in the flag and use a touch of PVA glue to get it closed.  Tie the thread off at the top of the staff and at the bottom.

Tamiya was a bit "lazy" there, that's a #6 National Ensign, and the PBRs were issued #7 size (circa 70 x 130cm and not the 60x150 size the kit gives you).

That Mermite chow can was actually "ammo can" green:

Also, US (and US Navy) practice does not paint diesel containers red.  (At the end of the PRB era, mid 80s, plastic diesel jerry cans were in blue--in the rare times the plastic ones were issued.)

Now, the full crew of a PBR is just the 4 (5 on the the boat the SubRon officer was aboard).  Only time you'd have more aboard was to "taxi" people, like SEALs, around.

Small Point of order, the boats, at speed, were bouncy beasts--everything aboard was lashed down or secured in some way.  Putting something on the gunwales was a good way to lose it overboard.  Covers on the guns were also common, as there's a bit of spray while underway.

The use of tires or inner tubes is really only appropriate for the Game Warden river interdiction roles, where the boats were doing Stop & Search on sampans and river traffic.  Discarded tires were far more common than innter tubes, whic hwer liabl eto puncture.  After 1972, stock boat fenders were used.

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, April 9, 2023 3:50 PM

CapnMac82
Tamiya did a thing whic hannoys me.

 Hey, that's a cool typo.

 Tamiya did a thing whic Hanoi's me. 

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Posted by michael151722 on Sunday, April 9, 2023 7:19 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
michael151722
touch up the flag and maybe add more soldiers to the boat but don't know where to get them tho

 

Tamiya did a thing whic hannoys me.

They moulded the reverser gates down on the jet nozzles.
They shoul look like this:

As depicted the boat is going in reverse.

If you can, put a fine nylon sewing thread through the fold in the flag and use a touch of PVA glue to get it closed.  Tie the thread off at the top of the staff and at the bottom.

Tamiya was a bit "lazy" there, that's a #6 National Ensign, and the PBRs were issued #7 size (circa 70 x 130cm and not the 60x150 size the kit gives you).

That Mermite chow can was actually "ammo can" green:

Also, US (and US Navy) practice does not paint diesel containers red.  (At the end of the PRB era, mid 80s, plastic diesel jerry cans were in blue--in the rare times the plastic ones were issued.)

Now, the full crew of a PBR is just the 4 (5 on the the boat the SubRon officer was aboard).  Only time you'd have more aboard was to "taxi" people, like SEALs, around.

Small Point of order, the boats, at speed, were bouncy beasts--everything aboard was lashed down or secured in some way.  Putting something on the gunwales was a good way to lose it overboard.  Covers on the guns were also common, as there's a bit of spray while underway.

The use of tires or inner tubes is really only appropriate for the Game Warden river interdiction roles, where the boats were doing Stop & Search on sampans and river traffic.  Discarded tires were far more common than innter tubes, whic hwer liabl eto puncture.  After 1972, stock boat fenders were used.

 

 

Hello, Thank you so much for the detailed explanation will make the necessary changes when I can!

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