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Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10:55 AM UTC
A new M60 conversion has been announced by Def.Model that will make the Patton super.
Def.Model has announced a new conversion in 1/35 scale for the M60 Super Patton. This limited edition set contains 28 resin parts, 6 photo-etched parts, metal barrel, brass rod, glass film, mirror stickers, and AFV Club track. The set is intended for the Academy and Tamiya kits.

DM35025 M60 Patton Conversion Set with AFV Club T97E2 Track
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Looks like they tell you to leave off the second front shock absorber (correct) but seems to be nothing to address the return roller spacing? They should be approximately equal spacing from the center one (see photo). Looks pretty good though. Jim
JUN 29, 2013 - 04:02 AM
Interesting..... I'm in the middle of doing the Magach6-MEM using the Legends conversion, and they say the same thing: leave off the shocks at #2 station but nothing about the return rollers. I'll have to ck my refs.
JUN 29, 2013 - 05:20 AM
Hi,All! Must be that the guys at LEGEND don't like the shocks at #2 station...
JUN 29, 2013 - 07:40 AM
"Bad shock!" And I guess if I'm starting with an M60 hull I don't need to worry about return rollers...... I had a blond moment there, sorry.
JUL 02, 2013 - 12:03 PM
Russ, you should double check as there are no *real* plain M60(A0) plastic kits out there, all are M60A1/A3's. The lower hulls do have differences. Jim
JUL 02, 2013 - 04:21 PM
I'd like to order up a few of the searchlights please! PLEASE! Also - glass film and decals would be a hit to sell separately too... PLEASE!
JUL 03, 2013 - 03:29 AM
There is a bit more to modeling a M60 "slick" than DEF Models gives you concerning the hull... http://www.guntruck.com/M60MBTPage1.html ...Hope this helps.
JUL 03, 2013 - 03:37 AM
Oh oh, I'm going into a "modelers' ADD closed loop spiral" here..... I've got Squadron's M60 book but that's it for basic refs, everything else I have are "campaign" books.
JUL 03, 2013 - 04:30 AM
I have a PDF version of the PATTON Hunnicut book that is out of print now and impossible to find... I think this link will take you to it, I've shared it on Microsoft Sky Drive: http://sdrv.ms/17TTnGe This is the bible of all Patton reference books! I'm doing a conversion to an M60 - taking me forever to find the time though, but it's my favorite build to date and I've been doing this for a few decades!
JUL 03, 2013 - 06:13 AM
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