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amba 01-28-2015 09:32 AM

Sd. Kfz 250/7 ausf. B - Continued
 
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Hi Everyone,

this is a continuation of this thread which I did not update since 2009:

http://www.planetarmor.com/forums/sh...t=3203&page=33

Been working on the details of the fighting compartment in between...

I have a box full of parts which I am currently painting:

https://i.imgur.com/2JxJR1F.jpg

mike walsh 01-28-2015 10:03 PM

Very Nice work

Love the detail painting brings that personal touch ,well done

Michael

zaedish 01-28-2015 11:26 PM

Blast from the past
 
I've been away from the hobby since about 2008. And I still remember this build! Glad to see your back working on it again :)

amba 01-31-2015 07:36 AM

Mortar base
 
Hi again,

thanks Andrew and Michael for your comments:thumb:

Although I did not write any blog, I was working on and off on this build in the past years.

I did a lot of research on the mortar base, because it was not clear how the mortar was mounted. It was only recently that I finally found a photo which confirmed the look of the "Spezialbodenplatte". And I also found the measurements in a drawing by Hillary Doyle from 2006.

Here is a photo of the base which was found somewhere in France:
https://i.imgur.com/D6tpVD2.jpg

Here is my version in plastic, based on the drawing by Hillary Doyle:
https://i.imgur.com/vZ9dOWP.jpg

The mortar was scratchbuild based on the Dragon kit:
https://i.imgur.com/E3PmlxA.jpg

And here it is test-fitted with the new mortar base:
https://i.imgur.com/lKW84zY.jpg

The next thing was the front mounts of the mortar. According to the reference photo the front legs had mounts attached to the side walls:
https://i.imgur.com/GhICa7x.jpg

Here is the version that I scratchbuild based on the photo above:
https://i.imgur.com/1RXwO8l.jpg

And with both sides visible:
https://i.imgur.com/ydFbITm.jpg

I'll post some more steps soon:)

Cheers
Ambjoern

amba 02-05-2015 03:49 PM

Ammo boxes...
 
Hi Again,

still working on the details of the fighting compartment. Lots of small details of course, and very time consuming. But I am trying to keep my pace going :D

There are 5 ammo boxes on the floor between the mortar legs and another 8 in a rack on the right just next to the back door. And one more, on top of the rack, on a tragegestell which was used to carry the ammo case on the back.

This is the tragegestell which I scratchbuilt using copper wire:
https://i.imgur.com/OPBnLmO.jpg

I used the tamiya ammo box as a master and changed a few small details:
https://i.imgur.com/4P3Wk69.jpg

Then I made a silicon form:
https://i.imgur.com/i7uhWDa.jpg

And used some fimo to make copies:
https://i.imgur.com/PpBzZEI.jpg

The rack was scratchbuilt with some plastic stripes and the tragegestell mounted on top:
https://i.imgur.com/modeAZ4.jpg

Some of the photos are quite poor, sorry for that:)

-Ambjoern

amba 02-06-2015 07:23 AM

Fighting compartment - a real fight :-)
 
Hi everyone,

ok, on we go:)

Smacked everything together in the fighting compartment today:rolleyes:

https://i.imgur.com/CMKWU58.jpg

And from the other side

https://i.imgur.com/O11UJRq.jpg

Now I have to prepare the upper hull parts and then finally I can close it up and start on the outside:D

-Ambjoern

mike walsh 02-06-2015 08:13 AM

Wow Amba
That is some wicked work .

That is why I enjoy the hobby .Well done .
It's workmanship like the above is what inspires me in the hobby.

Excellent work .

Thank you

Michael

armor fiend 02-12-2015 12:55 PM

Did you check out the original thread? His work is amazing!

amba 02-12-2015 04:41 PM

Joined upper and lower parts
 
Hi Guys,

thanks for your comments:thumb:

Just completed the upper and lower part;

https://i.imgur.com/rxqPItQ.jpg

And with the completed interior I can finally start on the outside of this vehicle

https://i.imgur.com/jW5Zuh1.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gqyWJQA.jpg

armor fiend 02-12-2015 11:05 PM

The engine bays for these machines was the external color? Not red oxide?


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