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Flakpanzer IV Möbelwagen Prototype (Conversion from Esci)

Posted by huib on 29 Jun 2018, 11:45

The Möbelwagen prototype with 2cm quadruple anti-aircraft gun, constructed in 1943, was the first German anti-aircraft tank based on the Panzer IV hull. Only one example was built. An improved version with a 37mm Flak was taken into production and several more advanced models like the Wirbelwind, the Ostwind and the Kugelblitz followed quickly in the last months of WW2.

The prototype Möbelwagen is well photographed and I used these pictures to convert an old Esci Wirbelwind kit into this vehicle. If you are interested you can follow the whole build here.

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huib  Netherlands
 
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Posted by Wiking on 29 Jun 2018, 13:07

You did a fantastic job. Congratulation!
Sad that the Esci running gear is so low in detail.
Like it.
And did not know it till you build it.

:yeah:
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 29 Jun 2018, 14:57

Great job, indeed!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 29 Jun 2018, 16:49

Outstanding in all respects. You seem quite proud of it, which is totally understandablen. Great conversion.
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Posted by Peter on 29 Jun 2018, 20:27

Excellent work! Really love the final result! :notworthy:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 30 Jun 2018, 07:54

This is wonderful. You have turned the Mk 1v into a work of art.

I would love to have this with my German AA section in action.

Fantastic work.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Kekso on 30 Jun 2018, 18:38

Nice, nice nice... and weathering is well balanced - it is present but not too much.
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Posted by Graeme on 01 Jul 2018, 02:39

Excellent, it looks exactly like the original photos. I,m very impressed by the detail on the inside of your scratch built armour panels. I don't think a model company could do a better job if they made a dedicated kit of this vehicle.
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Posted by huib on 01 Jul 2018, 20:52

Thank you very much guys, for all your kind remarks!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 05 Jul 2018, 11:26

Fantastic work!
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Posted by panzerman on 18 Jul 2018, 07:19

Great job on the conversion. Wonderfully built and painted.
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