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shadowtiger25

Looking to kit-bash, any ideas?

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shadowtiger25

So I have a chlorine us tank car, what Japanese tank car would I be able to transform in to?

I would prefer it if it would be something from the late 60's, in Hokkaido

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shadowtiger25
5 minutes ago, Kiha66 said:

Looks pretty close to a taki 3000, should just need some new decals to be a good stand in.
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/国鉄タキ3000形貨車

to be honest, that pic is why I wanted to. Any clue where I could find decals to do that?

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shadowtiger25

hobby search is always sold out of pretty much all ho stuff.

But it is good for ideas

 

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GDorsett

Something else you need is to ditch the spring-loaded trucks for Japanese leaf-spring trucks. I believe both Kato and Tomix have said parts available, although I don't have a link readily handy.

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shadowtiger25

Ok, I'll look those up as well.

The hardest part will be reshaping the top

Also, I know some us models have leaf spring that are similar. Might have to dig around the grab bags and discount models at the local hobby shop (which is conveniently in the club I'm a member at)

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GDorsett

You may also want a larger, rounder dome as the Taki's is bigger and doesn't have the harse, square lip like on the US model. Should be able to get a just a dome in a parts bin at a show or you could cut one off of an older tank car like the crappy old Model Power tankers.

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I think I need to make the base thinner though

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