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Post by Germanbilly! on Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:27 pm

This came from several diffferent builders who wanted to make a kit, but things just went wrong and was never released. Major Midnight and Plasticpanzers were going to release it but problems came up and I ended up with pieces from both. I recast the wheels and made a bunch of other parts to make it complete. Assigned to another unit now.
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Re: RSO Build From Roto Mold Parts

Post by Halftrack1 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:43 pm

Fantastic looking Styre Bill. Do you still have it.
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Post by mutt71 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:04 pm

That is one vehicle that I am very surprised that no manufacturer has made to date. I like RSO in any variant, but, really like the Cab version best. I hope that you still have it.
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Post by Germanbilly! on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:15 pm

It went to another unit as soon as I put it up.
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Post by mutt71 on Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:18 pm

I am not one bit surprised that it did!
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Post by Ostfront43 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:08 pm

Great looking RSO! I was so bummed that this never came to light. Having this is a holy grail of mine. When Germanbilly listed it, I was to late Crying or Very sad
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Post by dti62 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:55 pm

Didn't the American Army have one in ETO, thought I saw one on the Internet somewhere. .??
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Post by mutt71 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:16 pm

Ken, do you mean an RSO, or a vehicle like it? I would not be surprised if they captured one and the only US vehicle that comes close to it would be the M-29 and M-29C Weasel.
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Post by dti62 on Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:23 pm

Jack,
That's maybe what I saw, I'll try an find it.
Thanks for the follow up. Smile
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Post by Threetoughtrucks on Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:56 pm

The M-29 Weasel was way smaller than the RSO. Germanbilly's RSO build is much taller, wider and longer than a Weasel. The Weasel was hard pressed to carry 4 men with no equipment. The RSO had generous cargo  area that could carry 6+ men with equipment and a separate cab holding 2 men.

BTW - I'm the "unit" that jumped on Billy's RSO as soon as I saw it . Simply a great build of a rarely seen piece. All I can say, is "Thanks a lot" to Billy.

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Post by mutt71 on Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:00 am

Charlie, when I see you, could I see that piece? I totally agree on the size differences, but, couldn't think of any other vehicle.
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Re: RSO Build From Roto Mold Parts

Post by plasticpanzers on Fri Sep 26, 2014 3:07 am

We worked with Tim (Majormidnite) to do this as a full rotomold kit except for tracks
and unfortunatly the new rotomold place Rich employed to do the molds screwed them and sections of the Semovente up really well. Even another shop could not correct the molds that leaked plastic everywhere except for the cab section that came out half decent. Really wanted one of these myself and was very disapointed (read: ticked off! lol!) that the molders did such a poor job. Have moved to a new metal mold company long since. Beautiful job Bill!!!
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Post by mutt71 on Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:46 pm

When picking up my newly "transferred Vehicles yesterday, I got to see this up close. AMAZING is the only word that describes it! I SO wish that someone would make a kit of one.
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Post by Threetoughtrucks on Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:24 pm

And, Jack, you were in a understandable rush to prevent close examination GermanBilly's RSO but the interior of the RSO is as good as the exterior and the canvas top is a thing of beauty. Surely one of my favorite 1/6 models. All I can see is, thank you, Billy.

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Post by mutt71 on Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:45 pm

Maybe I can get down to visit again, Charlie. I will check it out closely at that time. What I did see of the RSO was awesome!
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Re: RSO Build From Roto Mold Parts

Post by plasticpanzers on Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:48 am

Got a heads up from Rich (who runs the rotomold part of Battleground Vehicles) that
he has the molds now for the RSO and looks at having them examined by a specialist
in mold repair to see if it will be possible to produce them. Will post more when i hear
some more on this. Maybe not til next year with the holidays coming up but it is good
news nevertheless.
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Post by T.H.A.W. on Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:53 am

Great news Tim!
Thanks for the heads-up...

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Re: RSO Build From Roto Mold Parts

Post by mutt71 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:35 pm

Tim, I sure hope that they will find the molds fixable and that a kit will enter production soon.
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Post by dti62 on Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:50 pm

Sounds like great news, hope all turns out for the best.
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