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Old 01-06-2013, 01:52 PM
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Tamiya 1:35 Sd. Kfz. 251/9, Ausf. D, "Kanonenwagen"

Hey hey...

Well, a nice kit from Tamiya, which I started up over christmas: Tamiya's 1:35 Sd. Kfz. 251/9, Ausf. D, "Kanonenwagen". Very nice: the precision and the quality of the engineering is certainly on a different level compared to many other producers... at least to my mind, but then again; it may be a question of belief.

... and personally I have always liked the 251-range... and this one is certainly a nice close-support vehicle.

Anyway, a number of AMIs (don't know if I'm introducing a new abbreviation here: After Market Item) will improve an already nice kit: Modelkasten tracks (and are they a treat...!), Eduard PE-set, and AFV 75 mm shells.

So far I have made the interior ready for my Vallejo dark red primer... should take place within the next couple of days. However, at my latest visit to the Munster Panzermuseum I took a couple of pics of their 251/9, particularly the interior and this may lead to some super-detailing (or whatever you call it...), which may take some time.

Well, starting work after the holidays tomorrow and you never know what that'll bring...

All the best

J
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:32 AM
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:42 AM
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Thank you for the in-progress photos and cool start up to your Sd. Kfz. 251/9, Ausf. D, "Kanonenwagen" build.
Looking forward to further updates.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:13 PM
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Thanks guys...

Been looking at some super-detailing as previously described: however, a little short on references... would anyone have more detailed information on the 75 mm L/24 KWK used in this support vehicle?

I'm particularly interested in the gun sight and the gun mount. Pls look at the attached pics from Munster Panzer Museum - they are compressed, but naturally I'm willing to share to full size pics... and others; I have a ton from Munster. First interior pic is taken through the driver's forward observation hatch.

By the way: looking more closely at the pics I noted that the Munster Sd. Kfz. 251/9, Ausf. D has side stowage rooms with only two hatches and not the usual three... would anyone know if this is the real deal - perhaps a field modification - or a post war museum job? Have not been able to find any pics rendering this configuration.

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Old 01-20-2013, 03:04 PM
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I can certainly help on in regards to the gunsight.
The storage boxes are postwar reconstruction.

Send mig lige en PM med din addresse. Sċ sender jeg en cd med billeder af kanonen og sigte.

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:13 PM
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Hey there,

I had a positive response to my previous distress call, as in true planetarian style one of you guys supplied me with an abundance of reference material: many, many thanks for that...!!

However, the material gave me a new challenge in the sense that I realised how poorly detailed the Tamiya 75 mm KwK 37 L/24 actually is... There is room for improvement, Tamiya! You can do better...

The past two weeks I have read and studied the above mentioned reference material and tried to adjust the 75 mm KwK 37 L/24. Even if it is not accurate at present, it is certainly closer to the real thing. Tomorrow - I hope - interior priming will be done.

Again, many thanks for the abundant reference material!

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Old 02-24-2013, 01:10 PM
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Hey, hey...

one of the few good things about February: it is a short month! Here in the northern hemisphere I bet a good many people are looking forward to warmer times... count me for one..

While waiting for warmer times, I've been doing a bit to my Kanonenwagen. Interior was given primer and now a layer of Dunkelgelb. I did a bit additional scratching: the power supply for the radio which comes from the floor of the vehicle along with the antenna cable from the radio to the antenna. Take a peak at the nice picture of the radio power supply in a real world vehicle.

But I'm not done yet, as I discovered going over some of the previously mentioned abundant reference materiale (thanks again to the provider!): please see the other attached photo of real world vehicles - the driver's seat in the early version Kanonwagen had a very low backrest, as because of the large bulk of the gun mount in case of an emergency the driver needed as few obstacles as possible to exit the vehicle.

This last detail I realised AFTER I had built and primed and painted the interior....

But then again, it made me remember the correct sequence of things: plan - research - build. Not the other way around...

Additionally, I've been working on a small Tamiya kit, which could fit in nicely in a small Normandy diorama with the Kanonenwagen - the DKW NZ 350 orderly set. AM-goodies are the Royal Model PE-set: oh boy, many small and intricate parts...

I'm now in the process of painting the DKW NZ 350 after giving it a layer of primer, Dunkelgelb and small patches of Dunkelgrün and Rotbraun. Painting the despatch rider and the Kettenhund is also ongoing.

Thanks for looking; comments are welcome,

best regards

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Damn you Jochen - you have sneaked in an update without my notice!!

No matter what, your build is looking amazing. I am looking forward to follow the process towards the construction of the diorama.

- and yes, many people up here are certainly waiting for warmer weather. It also includes me

Hold gryden i kog - det ser fremragende ud!!

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