Schwerer Panzerkraftwagen

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Robert E Morey
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Re: Schwerer Panzerkraftwagen

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Amazing details on the rear door. Great work!
Bob

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Re: Schwerer Panzerkraftwagen

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Hello Derek,
Hello Robert,

Thank you very much for your compliments.
Sometimes when building a model you stumble upon interesting details that you delve deeper and deeper into.
In the case of the door, I worked out the function piece by piece from pictures.
During the reconstruction some things made sense that were were still unclear to me before.

Best regards
Oliver
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Re: Schwerer Panzerkraftwagen

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January 2020
Weathering rear door and to take decision

I used the door to get some practice in weathering with oils. If it doesn‘t turn out nice, no one will notice with the door closed ;-)

After all these years of building, a decision was now due.
Will it be a girl (with Lewis Guns in the sponsons)
or a boy (with the two six pounder guns) or, in other words - take the easy way out or instead of the following diversions?

The Female Beute Tank would be easy to build as the Sponsons do not need to be changed apart from a few minor tweaks. It is pretty different with the Male Sponsons of the Beute Tank. In male Beute Tanks, the gun has been exchanged for a Maxim Nordenfeld. This involves a minor diameter armor and additional armor plates to cover the resulting new gap.

Of course, the model‘s gun should also be able to perform all the movements of the motion pack. For this task my workshop seems to be a little underequipped.
Nor Lathe or mil, only a 55 year old Bosch drill from 1956 and a Dremel have to manage the upcoming works.

To get the first impressions and collect some ideas I assembled the Sponsons according to the build manual.

Regards
Oliver



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an interim result that is not yet satisfactory
an interim result that is not yet satisfactory

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Re: Schwerer Panzerkraftwagen

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Just keep applying the weathering and then rub it off until your happy with it Oliver.
When you rub it away you can't get to the awkward areas like around the fittings and that is just what you want.
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