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Some new WW2 stuff I've worked on

Posted by Fire at Will on 02 Jul 2020, 21:21

A Panzerbefehlswagen IV

This is my entry in memory of John Dowman on the Wargamers Forum. It is a command version of the Panzer IV with an extra radio and reduced ammunition stowage to allow it to be fitted.
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The basic kit is an Airfix Panzer IV with cutdown turret shurtzen from I think a Hasegawa Panzer IV. There is an extended periscope on the turret and two ariels added.
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The star ariel for the long range radio is a brass etched part from Dan Taylor modelworks and I'm not sure how well it will stand up to wargames use.
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A couple of pictures from the Braille scale discussion group that I based my vehicle on. I decided no to bether with the zimmerit
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It's nice to see how poorly the tank numbers are painted
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A pair of sdkfz 8 half tracks
Two versions of the same vehicle entering France in 1940 then leaving in 1944. It is a very cheap 4D model of an sdkfz 7 that I bought from Hong Kong/China, which took months to arrive because of the lockdown. It is over scale as 1/72 but matches the 12t sdkfz 8 in 1/76. There are no decals, stowage or crew provided with the model, so I raided by bits box to provide them. The two models only cost £7 including postage.

Entering France
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Leaving in 1944
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Not sure what they will tow yet, but most likely are a 100mm schwere Kanone 18 for early war and a 88mm Pak 43 for late war.
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Posted by Peter on 16 Jul 2020, 17:19

Great work Will! :thumbup:
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