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Old 10-28-2008, 10:01 PM
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20mm Flakvierling 38

Hello again folks. Im going to do something quick and fairly simple; the Tamiya 20mm Flakvierling 38.

This will be an abbreviated post because I dont have much time to take step by step photos. Ill only add some PE parts from Eduard and a base to it to make a simple diorama.

The first order of the day is to bend and weld all the PE parts that needed so. I started with the most complicated; the two shields. Here they are.

The instructions recommend that you cut and use the original plastic rod that support the shields but I decided to do them in brass tubing for more strength.

Here you can see the rest of the parts welded and ready to be washed.


Then it was a matter of start building the flak. This is the result.


Some other views




Here is the complete Flak ready for primer but I still need to finish the trailer.


I also started to work on the base. As I have some photos of these flak defending coastal positions I decided to make a piece of waterfront for it to defend. I used plaster block in two sizes to build the wall and the floor. 4 layers of pink insulating foam underneath support these. The post are basswood and the clamps are made from pieces of a PE fret. The ladder is wire bent to shape.


Heres the flak on top for comparison.


Here the piece has been glued to the base with 5 minutes epoxy and the base color and wash applied.


Here you can see it after some dry brushing, the post painted and the color for the bottom of the sea applied.


Thanks for Viewing and see you soon.
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Hey Ruben, I think that maybe you posted this in the wrong catagory...it doesn't look like a Stug to me! But, it does look very nice..I love the base!!!! Really nice layout.

Good stuff, it looks like you've been busy.

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Old 10-29-2008, 10:37 AM
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Siempre haciendo el ridiculo

Nice to see you posting again. I see that you sprayed the bottom of the stone wall with dark blue, I presume you did this intentionaly.

Are you going to experiment on how that will afect the look once the water is in place???

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Old 10-30-2008, 12:36 AM
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Great work on that OLD flak gun...keep it up
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Ruben,

Great work on the flakvierling! Which barrels are you planning on using?

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Old 10-30-2008, 08:27 AM
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Nice one Ruben!
Great job on the old Tamiya bugger!
I dont know if you have already seen them, but be sure to get rid of the Pinmarks on the backrests of the seats.
Do you plan to use some aftermarket barrels on the Flak?
The LionRoar ones are nicely.
I hope someday we will be given a more up to date Vierling. While you show that the Tamiya one really can shine, Im just to lazy for that kind of work (to be honest ).
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Hey Ruben, I think that maybe you posted this in the wrong catagory...it doesn't look like a Stug to me! But, it does look very nice..I love the base!!!! Really nice layout.

Good stuff, it looks like you've been busy.

Rick
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Nice to see you posting again. I see that you sprayed the bottom of the stone wall with dark blue, I presume you did this intentionaly.

Are you going to experiment on how that will afect the look once the water is in place???

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Ruben,

Great work on the flakvierling! Which barrels are you planning on using?

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Nice one Ruben!
Great job on the old Tamiya bugger!
I dont know if you have already seen them, but be sure to get rid of the Pinmarks on the backrests of the seats.
Do you plan to use some aftermarket barrels on the Flak?
The LionRoar ones are nicely.
I hope someday we will be given a more up to date Vierling. While you show that the Tamiya one really can shine, Im just to lazy for that kind of work (to be honest ).
Well, I'm going to use the original barrels for it, I saw a beautiful set of barrels by Aber but I'm not in the mood to spend more money on barrels. (Not mentioning that ordering those now will force me to stop the project and I don't want to stop now.)

The Eduard set have the flash suppressor for the barrels but you have to bend it to a conical shape and then glue another small piece to it and then glue the whole assembly to the end of the barrel. Frankly, I don't think it will survive the handling or a dry brushing. But I drilled the original flash suppressor and gave it the conical form on the inside.

About the pin marks, I'll check those. Thanks for pointing them out.
To all of you guys, thanks for your comments and advice.
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Nice to see some older models get a good treatment. The base is looking good already.
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Beautiful build..
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Hello again friends.
Here we are again, this time with the trailer for the flak. I substituted some parts for PE like the handles, fender brackets and such and here is the result.

Now its ready for paint.

As always, I used red oxide primer to cover the parts. Here you can see everything primed.


Here the first coat of paint; Poly S Panzer Gray for everything except the guns which I painted with a charcoal gray color.


Then a little dry brushing and washes were applied. Also the tires were painted black at this time.


Later I applied more washes and some additional dry brushing to create more definition. The guns were dry brushed with gun metal paint.


In between washes I resumed work on the base and using other shades of brown painted some stone blocks to give it more visual appeal. Pigments were used to create the dust and water marks all around.


Here is a top view.


Now what remains is to create the water and we can declare the base finished.

That is all for now my friends. See you soon.

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