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Almost there prototype - Morsertrager SP 12cm Mortar

Started by buzzbomb, February 22, 2010, 02:36:45 AM

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buzzbomb

One of the great things about the Germans during WWII was some of the great forward looking prototypes that were developed.

One that caught my eye was the 12cm Mortar Carrier, based on the 38t series Marder vehicles


Mock up example


So starting with a Tamiya Marder IIIM I knocked up some card superstructure

Rivets are from Tichytrain.. lotsa drilling and fiddly tweezer work here

Where we are at just before painting Starts




The mortar is the Zvesda 120mm mortar with the tube replaced with Aluminium

Post some more when the painting is done

Cheers

proditor

Wow, that looks great!  The rivet work is definitely going to pay off for you on this sucker.   :thumbsup:

ysi_maniac

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Mossie

Looks good!  Don't know much about German armour, so this is new to me, always good to see something different.
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Ed S

Good looking conversion so far.  Can't wait to see this painted.

Ed
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GTX

Damn fine work - can't wait to see the result.

Regards,

Greg
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Sisko


Nice subtle whif model. :thumbsup:

But you could do a great gotcha on some unsuspecting model club members ;D
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JoeP

In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

buzzbomb

Well that is done.. whew !!
Used some Fruil tracks and a tarp from Aves Apoxy Sculpt.. still deciding for MG42 on AA mount on or off...
Finished in a late war scheme based on a Hetzer profile I have








Cheers
Brian T

JoeP

In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

GTX

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Macal

Hello!

Great Job! Very good looking result, beautiful paint job and very nice build. Well done!
Hope to see other models like this from you soon! :)

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I love most Pz 38 based vehicles and that is no exception  :thumbsup: :wub: Off to the Wiffies we go
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Ed S

Well done and a great finish.  I'm sure you can fool some JMN's with this one.

Ed
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