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2 cm Flak "Saving Private Ryan"

Posted by GumSmith on 21 Oct 2020, 17:46

Hi,
i was talking with a friend about his german WW 2 wargaming army and sometime he mentioned, that he needs a 2 cm gun like the one in "Saving Private Ryan" and which kit to take best for it.
I said, it was a 2 cm Flak 38, with trailer (Sd.Anh.51), and Dragon has a good kit , but only as set with Horch as towing vehicle. Price is around 18,-€, if you find one in shops. And on ebay...not easy to find and expensive when you only want the gun.
First to Fight has a 2 cm Flak 30, an early version of the one used in Film. But that doesn`tt matters for his troops. And you can still get, price ist 8,50 € for 2 guns.
And after all this talking about 2 cm Flak guns and "Saving Private Ryan" and so on i thought, hey, i have the FtF kit in my stash, why not ....
ok, here is what happens on my workbench last days:

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cheers Oke
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Posted by Bessiere on 21 Oct 2020, 18:19

Brilliant conversion here, I'm guessing the Germans were saving brass due to shortages by this time in the war? Great looking piece and crew.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 21 Oct 2020, 18:35

Very nice work indeed.

The spent ammunition collector looks great.

There is a real ‘feel’ to the composition due to the movement articulated by yourself.

Excellent.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 21 Oct 2020, 19:21

Very kewl. Where are the figures from? They do not look like FtF guys to me...
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Posted by GumSmith on 21 Oct 2020, 20:03

Thanks for your answers.
I find the "Hülsenfangkorb" (shell collecting basket) only on a few pics on 2 cm Flak 38, on some museum guns and reenactor/collector pieces. But it was factory build, as all baskets i see were looking the same.
At all, i don`t know why it was attached or from which date on it was used.
I scratced it from photoetched parts from Dragon 7270 T34/85 Mod.1944.
Figures are build with Caesar Multipart Set CM7716 German Panzergrenadiers Normandy 1944
I like to use them to build some unique wargaming bods:

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Nothing i would use for Dioramas, but very useful for this purposes. I changed heads/helmets against Dragon ones, and also take small arms etc. from Dragon, Preiser and other brands, but Figures are easy to convert.

Cheers Oke
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 21 Oct 2020, 20:56

Those Caesar build a kit figures were too bulky and the hands holding the weapons not at all convincing, at least after assembly by a modeler of my limited skill. Swapping out different headgear and weapons was well done.
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Posted by Paul on 21 Oct 2020, 21:35

Bessiere wrote:, I'm guessing the Germans were saving brass due to shortages by this time in the war?

Correct :yeah:
"konnte ein Fangnetz angebaut werden. Vor allem im späteren Kriegsverlauf wurden die Leerhülsen wiederverwertet."

A (cartridge) capture net could be attached. Especially in the later stage of the war the empty cases were re-used.
Oke is also correct that they were factory produced (
"Außerdem wurde an die Waffe ein Fangnetz angebaut, um die umstehende Bedienung vor den auswerfenden leeren Geschoßhülsen zu schützen*
) and were most likely removed by the crews but replaced later in the war.

*in addition a capture net was built onto the weapon to protect the crew from ejected shell cases
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Posted by Peter on 21 Oct 2020, 22:42

Real nice work oke! :thumbup:
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Posted by GumSmith on 22 Oct 2020, 08:03

Hello Paul,
thx for informations. I was to lazy to research about that shell collector. Just looked for pics.

@bluefalchion: I don`t like that hands, too. I have a lot of resine hands so i could change that - but for wargaming figs it is to much work in my eyes.

I´ve done some more painting yesterday night:

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Oke
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 23 Oct 2020, 14:52

Outstanding,10/10 from me.
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Posted by GumSmith on 24 Oct 2020, 23:00

Hi,
painting move ahead and i added some details to the base.

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Cheers Oke
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Posted by Wiking on 24 Oct 2020, 23:49

Quite nice. :thumbup:
The mesh improve the 20mm gun a lot.
Is this a teddy bear in the "edge"?

Cammo of the gun and users do not fit well to the base. :mrgreen:
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Posted by GumSmith on 26 Oct 2020, 11:17

Hi,
nearly done now, only some last details and a little bit of drybrushing left.
@Wiking: you really have eagles eyes...

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Cheers Oke
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