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thats a nice model, but i think the zimmerit is only useful as camoflage. as we all know, the real purpose of zimmerit is to prevent magnetic charges from sticking, so it has to be a certain thinkness. it looks too thin on the car. i forget what those charges were called, but i think it would be wasted on a cheap car like a beetle. did they even make those in the war? i thought they would look more like kubelwagens.

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I hate to be a nit-picker, but this particular '65 VW body wasn't in production until late in the war, I think early '45. Most of them were equiped with salvaged .50 cals, so the dual MGs are not quite historically accurate. Also, although there isn't a clear view of the rear, the extra space needed for the ammo containers neccessitated the use of an external fuel tank in the rear. This made them extremely vunerable to carefully aimed rounds from late model Shermans.

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Originally posted by Michael Emrys:

Seems to me that the PFs would interfere with steering. And I wouldn't want to be in the car (or near it for that matter) if they were fired.

Michael

Or plan on using the tires immediately thereafter...I don't see the "feuerstrohl" being directed outside the fenders...

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> How do you say "good ol' boy" in German?

Literally, "guter alter Junge", but I'm not sure that's what you intended to say. As the term doesn't seem to be properly defined in your language, "Bodenständig" (down to earth) is the closest I could come up with. Give me a better definition of "good ol' boy", and I give you a better translation. ;)

> I don't see the "feuerstrohl" being directed

> outside the fenders...

Feuerstrahl. ;)

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And I wouldn't want to be in the car (or near it for that matter) if they were fired.
And er... shouldn't it automatically suppress all those inside if they were fired?

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before all you grogs have a heart attack over this guys art work, let me say something. i used to make alot of models when i younger, and i hope to get back into it when im older, and one of my favourite types of projects were what ifs...in this case, what if jerry invaded america, and the war was still going on in the early sixties. obviously these two ardent national socialists are doing their part to keep some low priority area under proper control. nice model, excellent finishing techniques.

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Leopard,

Good 'ole boy in german.

Find a region in Germany where the inhabitants are quite different than other Germans, to the point that they might actually prefer not to be part of Germany (Bavaria?). And they have their own accent an distinctive customs. Then locate a member of that community that is the embodyment of the people that live there. What term would his friends and countrymen use to refer to him so that an outsider would know where he comes from?

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Originally posted by Leopard_2:

> How do you say "good ol' boy" in German?

Literally, "guter alter Junge", but I'm not sure that's what you intended to say. As the term doesn't seem to be properly defined in your language, "Bodenständig" (down to earth) is the closest I could come up with. Give me a better definition of "good ol' boy", and I give you a better translation. ;)

> I don't see the "feuerstrohl" being directed

> outside the fenders...

Feuerstrahl. ;)

I was posting in a different room than my Panzerfaust collection....so sue me! ;)

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Originally posted by Leopard_2:

> How do you say "good ol' boy" in German?

Literally, "guter alter Junge", but I'm not sure that's what you intended to say. As the term doesn't seem to be properly defined in your language, "Bodenständig" (down to earth) is the closest I could come up with. Give me a better definition of "good ol' boy", and I give you a better translation. ;)

I think wbs would be much better qualified than I to render a definition of this American colloquialism --- but, if you've ever seen an American TV show from the '80's called The Dukes of Hazard, you might get the gist of it.

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Originally posted by Macphail:

did they even make those in the war? i thought they would look more like kubelwagens.

The VW beetle kommandeurwagen. 4-wheel drive, sunroof as standard equipment. About 500 made.

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Personally, in every game where i have soft skinned-vehicles, my first move for them is usually off map. they seem to die WAY too easy. I understand that theoretically small arms from 500m CAN take out a truck in trees, i just dunno if that would happen EVERY TIME. Off topic, does moving crap units (trucks, jeeps, crews, empty mortars/FOs) count against me at the end of the game? Would i be safer moving them to a corner but keeping them on-map?

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