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SapperSix

1/35 Sd.Kfz.251/4 Ausf.c with leFH18/40

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After much consternation I have chosen a German subject.  Mostly because I have many of them in my stash and have built very few.  It will also give me a chance to work on something with a very different camo scheme than I normally work on.  I have made a few AFV models and really enjoy their kits.  Included is some photo etched AM gear and am looking in the stash for more German extras.  Looking to attach the build to a real live Order Of Battle in Normandy.  And then find or create the appropriate markings.

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See you all at the work bench!

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Good choice!....harv

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Nice! I have been wanting one of these kits... Keep missing out on it when they come up.

 

 

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Party with Arty!!

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10 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

Excellent choice! :)  

Second that

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The traditional fondling of new plastic has begun.  After some game planning and color scheme determination glue will certainly fly.   

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On 5/19/2019 at 7:45 PM, Dave J said:

Nice! I have been wanting one of these kits... Keep missing out on it when they come up.

 

 

I was horribly lucky as my son bought it for my as a gift.  I almost didn't build this kit because it is hard to come by.  But, as with everything else I bought...she was bought to build.  Hopefully, I can be a wonderful example of what not to do when you get yours.

On 5/20/2019 at 12:24 AM, GazzaS said:

Party with Arty!!

True and true....rounds on target, beers after. 

20 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

Excellent choice! :)  

It is going to be fun for sure.  The only limiting factor is the builder...the kit is wonderful.

10 hours ago, DocRob said:

Second that

Hang out and keep me inline Doc...someone has to.

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Found some things bought long ago.  Not sure if the track will be of the right period.  If the track in the kit is good to go I might save the AM for later.  Off to make more of mess out of this endeavor. 

 

Hmmmmm.....

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That's a nice stash of AM bits and bobs :-) Looking forward to this.

 

Cheers

Kev

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How did this slip by me, this is going to be awesome, never seen this kit before, so even more intrigued.........

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40 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

How did this slip by me, this is going to be awesome, never seen this kit before, so even more intrigued.........

AFV made a few of these combo kits a while back; think they did one with the Falke and Uhu infrared units also. Their 251s build a bit differently than Dragon's or Tamiya's, and I found them a bit fiddlier although they look good once done.

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Well its been a bit since I have been at my bench.  Its been an amazing salmon run up here.  And I have have been helping friends hunt and so forth.  We received our termination dust over the last few days and so its all too soon to be winter.  With that I sat down and knocked out the 105 in the last day or so.  I build it so that it can be re-positioned as its final resting place will be a diorama.  With that in mind I have made some very minor changes in the build.  The white plastic added in the picture below is capping the elevation hydraulics as the kit was designed with the pin resting on the support.  the white plastic block allows elevation of the gun keeping the pin in the support.  This will allow me to reposition at a later time and then affix as I see fit.  I also made the recoil slide tube metal (Paper clip) to allow for the weapon to recoil without the fear of the prior weak plastic used breaking. 

 

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The base has been made to be displayed in a towed position and unlimbered as needed.  Allowing flexibility in the future diorama. 

 

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Its good to back on my work bench.   I hope all has been well with all of you.  Off to start the 251.

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7 hours ago, Bomber_County said:

This going to be a cracking diorama and build, looking forward to it.........

 

I am sure to get the model done buy the D-Day build final day.  But the diorama is still to be designed so we will see.  I have always wanted to do one and I am excited about the thought.  Thank you for the kind words!

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2 hours ago, SapperSix said:

Most appreciated as I had not seen this before.  As always good references are a must.  Thank you so very much. 

My pleasure, it seems a good research site.....

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