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Esci SdKfz11 and Flak 38 Vierling

Posted by huib on 18 Mar 2017, 11:10

This is the old but very good Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack. It has nice detail and builds into a nice model without big adaptations. The Esci Flak 38 Vierling is another story. A very bad and inaccurate kit. In the end I used only a few parts of the kit. 90% of it is scratchbuilt. But that only doubles the modelling fun!

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

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Esci 1/72 SdKfz 11 halftrack and Flak 38 Vierling

If you are interested, here you can find the full Build Thread

Thank you for looking!
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Posted by Wiking on 19 Mar 2017, 01:33

I saw your Flackvierling and thought: "Do not look like ESCI.
Neither MACO. Nor Military Wheels".

Then I check your build Thread.
I like very much what you do and use to improve massive these aged ESCI things.

Very nice and well done huib.
:yeah:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Mar 2017, 03:21

Love that tarp. Very well detailed vehicles.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 19 Mar 2017, 05:53

Wiking wrote:Then I check your build Thread.

Impressive modelling! :thumbup: :-D
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Posted by C M Dodson on 19 Mar 2017, 09:37

Very nice indeed.

Best wishes,

Chris
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Posted by Hellboy on 20 Mar 2017, 07:19

Interesting vehicle, fantastic flak and great figures. :yeah: Everything was painted very nicely. A real eye-catcher !!!! Great! :-D
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Posted by huib on 20 Mar 2017, 10:32

Thank you for all the nice comments, guys!
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Posted by Spidey on 25 Apr 2017, 12:34

beautiful work!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 25 Apr 2017, 15:12

huib:

I went back and read your build thread with care. For anyone who wants to create super-accurate vehicle and gun models, it is very much worth spending some time with. I was especially impressed with how you would keep trying different techniques until you hit on one that worked, for example the flash suppressors.

A question: how did you get the scratch-built guard to be curved from top to bottom? I realize the shape of the guard as cut out is curved, is it an optical illusion?

Very good information and thanks for showing us the detailed "how-to" guide. I also love that your finished gun rotates, elevates, etc.
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Posted by GWR on 25 Apr 2017, 16:24

That is museum quality, excellent job.
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Posted by panzerman825 on 07 Jul 2017, 06:19

Great job. The build and painting are outstanding. Love the attention to detailing you added to the display.
Bill
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Jul 2017, 08:54

Well we certainly had quite a 4th of July eye opener here upon this Forum,with the let down of Photobucket,along with other revealed labeled things,and so I thank you for posting.
The Esci Kit is a classic model or toy to some. The Flak Gun, looks real cool.
Nice to see the S Matt tin of paint too. :-D BB
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 08 Jul 2017, 14:08

Beautifully done! Nice to see some WWII here, especially of this caliber.
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Posted by Lobowwe on 12 Jul 2017, 07:29

Excellent conversion of the Flak barrels-those originals were way too thick in my opinion
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Posted by huib on 13 Jul 2017, 13:43

Thank you all for all your comments!

Bluefalchion wrote: how did you get the scratch-built guard to be curved from top to bottom?

I think you mean the mudgaurds of the gun trailer? I rounded all the edges with a sanding stick and created some shadow inside with a dark wash. This way I hope to get some optical illusion suggesting that the mudguards are really curved.
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