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holmerz 01-05-2009 04:26 PM

Dragon Sd.Kfz. 164 Nashorn - Büffel oder Haifisch

I thought I'd start a new project since I only have 2 unfinished awaiting.

Dragons Nashorn premium kit 6314.

I always liked the Nashorn, but it's a opentop vehicle, hence lot of interior detail that needs attention.

Allthough the Dragon kit is very good I intend to to use loads of aftermarket stuff:

Lionroar Armorplates
Lionroar PE
Lionroar barrel
Friul tracks
Tristar wheels and boogies
Armorscale MG34 Barrel
Griffon Model Ammo boxes and belts

I'm planning on doing one of the following 2 vehicles:

A vehicle from s.H.Pz.jg.Abt 88 painted in hard edged cammo.

the units symbols of s.H.Pz.jg.Abt 88 I intend to make (print) myself.

The other option is a vehicle from the s.H.Pz.jg.Abt 519, namely Albert Ernst's vehicle named Büffel. This vehicle is depicted in whitewash, so I might go for a summer scheme for this, as everybody seems to do whitewash on their Nashorns now a days.

So far I have assembled the Tristar boogies and attached them to the hull.

I still await the lionroar sets to arrive.
More to follow


RickLawler 01-05-2009 04:38 PM

Super great! I'm so glad that you are back in the game, Erik.


Markus 01-05-2009 04:38 PM

Nice one Erik!
I love the Nashorn and so I can´t wait to follow your SBS!
I´d vote for hardedge camo. It looks cool on this beast.

Flak 01-05-2009 08:41 PM

Nice start...keep it up.

Instructorrob 01-06-2009 01:18 AM

Nice going Erik.

I'd go for the first option. Hard edge. The heart makes a nice change too.
Are you going to do the whole scene as well?


Evan August 01-06-2009 01:45 AM

I think I'd go for the 88 vehicle, cool camo and insignia should make for an interesting finish. Good start. Will you be using the Tristar or Dragon wheels?

holmerz 01-06-2009 02:52 AM

Thank you all for looking.

Rick: Thanks, glad to be back.

Rob: With the limited building time I have available, I'm gonna concentrate on the vehicle, then we'll see. It could be a very interesting project though.

Evan: I'm gonna use the Tristar wheels as the Dragon ones does'nt fit the Tristar boogies.


hoolyahn 01-08-2009 06:38 AM

An unusual paint scheme. Would be fantastic, if you actually did a scene like the photograph. Whatever you choose; this one will look exceptional.


Dazzer 01-08-2009 11:31 AM

Hi Erik,

May I ask why the Tristar wheels and suspension?



holmerz 01-08-2009 12:58 PM

Hi Darrin, the Tristar boogies are moveable, and the Dragon wheels doesnt fit them to well.


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