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 Post subject: RC Ratel 90 1/10 Scale
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2013, 08:05 
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Good day

I'm new to the forum and would like to share my 1/10 scale RC Ratel 90 built. Firstly as a SAAF veteran i'm doing the built to honour all war veterans that gave their time and "life" as these days it seems the new south africa try to make you feel guilty that you served your country with pride!

The ratel was also the first weapon designed and produced locally due to international sanctions for the bush war and are now sold througout the world.

The model is made from 0.9mm ABS plastic with a Tamiya 4wd chassis re-engineered to 6wd. size is as follows:
Lenth: 560mm
Width: 190mm
Height: 200mm

Here is some photos of the built thus far

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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2013, 12:40 
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A mate and I have discussed doining exactly this.
I can't see your photos though.


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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2013, 12:44 
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Its the first time I tried to upload the photos, if you click on the photo link its suppose to take you to the site then click on gallery. Otherwise send me your email and I can mail you some photos.

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MOD: Image Links Fixed :smt023


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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2013, 13:22 
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This looks really cool vingiesel :smt023

Will be following this one with interest :D

Which colour & unit are you going to do ?

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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2013, 14:45 
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First paint scheme i want to try is the normal army brown, MAVdecals is busy designing the various insignia I want to add which include t-55 tank kills, however I think the three tone camo paint scheme as seen lately on some ratels will look better.


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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 03:40 
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Welcome to the Forum. Another member with some seriously good skills and a build in honour of our boys who served SA with pride is a great tribute :smt023


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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 08:33 
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Very nice work :smt023

Let me know when you do a Mfezi Ambo....that will be cool.

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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 09:13 
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Thanks, my next project is already on the drawing board, G6 rhino. However I do plan to built a RC Caspir later but to get the correct RC chassis to fit the scale model is the difficult and expensive part.


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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 16:49 
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Wowzer! Brilliant. These were just so cool back in the early eighties in Tsumeb where I grew up. They and the Elands, Kwevoels, Samils etc. etc. 61 Mech was part of the Tsumeb community back then and our heroes. Got a lot of condensed milk from the troopies also :smt023

Ahh, memories!

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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2013, 19:14 
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At 1:10 scale you can use empty .357Magnum cases, with the rim cut down on a lathe, as decorative items. I heard somewhere they are almost perfectly 1:10 scale of the F1 90mm cases.


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PostPosted: 22 Jul 2013, 13:49 
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Its been a while, all the small stuff that need to be duplicated takes a while to manufacture but here is some progress photos.
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PostPosted: 01 Aug 2013, 17:09 
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Damn that is so cool. looks almost like a UN Ratel in white :lol:


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PostPosted: 17 Aug 2013, 19:48 
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Very nice sir!

vingiesel wrote:
as these days it seems the new south africa try to make you feel guilty that you served your country with pride!


From my observations, they do this as they are bitter that their revolution of taking over SA with Moscow and Co's help and dictate as they please failed.
In the end, with Moscow pulling out, they had to deal with the devil's.
1. The Nats that helped them to set up a new constitution that is not part of their revolution ideals, and they shared power with the Nats to learn the ropes of governance.
2. SA private business that lays the golden egg that fuels them.

After 18 years, they still talk about nationalisation despite proof that it is a failed model.
If it was not for those of the bush war period that kept them and Moscow out, they would have done as they pleased, they would have nationalised our businesses, our farms, our homes, just like they did in the DDR, Mozambique etc. I've been in the DDR a number of times where they measure the waiting time for a new car in "decades", bravo! The state is for the people. :lol:

So sir, feel proud that SA still has the freedom for what these manne did, it is just one sided, bitter politics. :smt023


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