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Gundam Hover Truck
squeeky1968
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 07:38 AM UTC
Hi Gang,I`ve gotten hold of their type 74 Hover Truck and i was reading through the instructions and i was wondering what the two rocket shaped items were on either side of the hull ?.
Unfortunately i never studied japanese at school so i am turning to my freinds here to illuminate this Gundam "virgin" and put me out of my misery.
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 08:48 AM UTC
- wish I could held -
Gundam is not in my knowledge base
Cuhail
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 10:02 AM UTC

I can't help either, but, maybe if we keep it higher in the "Latest Posts", with my bump, one of the Sci-Fi guys will see it and be able to answer.

Cuhail
FichtenFoo
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 11:53 AM UTC
One is a sonar/seismic detector. It uses the rockets to launch itself down into the earth to detect shock waves from oncoming mobile suits since radar is rendered ineffective by Minovsky particle transmissions.

The other is a closed up antenna array.

More info: http://www.mahq.net/mecha/gundam/08thmsteam/type74.htm

And for kicks, my build: http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02a-Hovertruck.html
squeeky1968
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 10:39 AM UTC
Hi Michael,Thanks for the info,i was wracking my brain as to what they were.By the way i came across your hover truck build when you gave it a full interior - i`m hoping to do the same to mine except i plan to leave most of the wall intact,instead i`m opting to leave a doorway very much like a Chinook.I hope you do`nt mind but i`m also going to use Afrika Korp figures like yours because i want to do a desert style diorama,it`s said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Cheers Folks,Danny.
sunsanvil
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 06:41 AM UTC
Yea, I too had a look at Michael's and nearly fell out of my chair.

Exquisite work on the truck, especially the interior and stowage, the wreck, the water....everything. Absolutely top shelf dio!

Inspires me to get out and add that kit to my to-do.
sunsanvil
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Monday, June 22, 2009 - 04:09 AM UTC
Michael, I was having another look at your build..... and although you put them where they are supposed to go, did it occur to you that the drivers wouldn't actually be able to see the rear-view mirrors?