Sd Kfz 221 mit 2.8cm spzb41

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martin pitcairn
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Sd Kfz 221 mit 2.8cm spzb41

Post by martin pitcairn » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:43 pm

I have finnaly got the basic turret and gun layout done for this, if i can find out how to post pictures i will show what i have done. be aware it is not the skill level of the king tiger or panzer iii builders, but just an attempt for something different!

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Post by Adrian Harris » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:40 pm

Martin, sign up to PhotoBucket.com - it's free.

Upload the photos from your PC to your PhotoBucket album and once they are there, to the side of each photo, in a box marked "Share this image", there is a link for "IMG Code".

Copy everything in that window, between and including the [img]and[/img] tags, into your message on this forum.

When you click on the Preview button, you should see the image appear in your message.

Any problems, drop me a PM.

Adrian.

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Post by Robert E Morey » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:51 pm

Martin,
Would like to see what you've done as well.

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Post by martin pitcairn » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:07 pm

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Lots of stuff to do, this is just the basic shape and size, please give me your view both good and bad as i want this to look right. i have 2 of these 222's the first will be a normal 222 but with the front armoured ram.

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Post by Ad Wouterse » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:15 pm

Hi Martin,

Great pics of this rare variety of the SdKfz.
Have you used the Dragon Panzerbüchse 41 for your conversion or is it scratchbuilt ?
Are you going to "downgrade" the 222 to a 221 as well ?
Cheers,
Ad

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Post by martin pitcairn » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:24 pm

I wish it was scratch built, but no it is the Dragon 41. It was the gun that gave me the idea. One of the issues i have is that every type, configeration of turret and chassis seems to be used or retro fitted. there does not seem to be any real plans or scale drawning. there is a new book out from tankograd.com on the 221/222 etc and i am waiting for that to see what that shows.

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Post by martin pitcairn » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:24 pm

I wish it was scratch built, but no it is the Dragon 41. It was the gun that gave me the idea. One of the issues i have is that every type, configeration of turret and chassis seems to be used or retro fitted. there does not seem to be any real plans or scale drawning. there is a new book out from tankograd.com on the 221/222 etc and i am waiting for that to see what that shows.

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Post by Ad Wouterse » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:36 pm

Hi Martin,

In the book Panzerspähwagen by Uwe Feist and Robert Johnson, published by Ryton Publications, there are some pages dedicated to the SdKfz 221 with a Pb 41.
Cheers,
Ad

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Post by martin pitcairn » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:49 pm

Ad, i took your views on board and desided that you had a point, much as i thought it would be a big job. It turned out to be much easier than i thought! When i looked at converting the engine compartment back to the High back model, i thought it would be difficult to get the angles right and spent a day trying to work it out and then my brian woke up and the angle were realy easy and the shapes were easy. i was making it too complicated in my mind. i will post pictures later of the back once the primer dries. i now plan to remove the front double visors and replace with the old single one. i am not sure what else i will do then, so more ideas please.

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Post by martin pitcairn » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:08 pm

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Post by Ad Wouterse » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:24 pm

Hi Martin,

There are various things you may want to change, it all depends on how far you want to go.
Do you need pictures on the 221 (with PB 41) ? Just send me your e-mail address per PM and I can mail you some.
Cheers,
Ad

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