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Old 01-28-2015, 09:32 AM
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Sd. Kfz 250/7 ausf. B - Continued

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:

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Old 01-28-2015, 10:03 PM
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Very Nice work

Love the detail painting brings that personal touch ,well done

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Old 01-28-2015, 11:26 PM
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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
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:36 AM
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Mortar base

Hi again,

thanks Andrew and Michael for your comments

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:


Here is my version in plastic, based on the drawing by Hillary Doyle:


The mortar was scratchbuild based on the Dragon kit:


And here it is test-fitted with the new mortar base:


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:


Here is the version that I scratchbuild based on the photo above:


And with both sides visible:


I'll post some more steps soon

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Old 02-05-2015, 03:49 PM
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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

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:


I used the tamiya ammo box as a master and changed a few small details:


Then I made a silicon form:


And used some fimo to make copies:


The rack was scratchbuilt with some plastic stripes and the tragegestell mounted on top:


Some of the photos are quite poor, sorry for that

-Ambjoern
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:23 AM
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Fighting compartment - a real fight :-)

Hi everyone,

ok, on we go

Smacked everything together in the fighting compartment today



And from the other side



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

-Ambjoern

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Old 02-06-2015, 08:13 AM
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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

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Old 02-12-2015, 12:55 PM
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Did you check out the original thread? His work is amazing!
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Old 02-12-2015, 04:41 PM
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Joined upper and lower parts

Hi Guys,

thanks for your comments

Just completed the upper and lower part;



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



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