Sunday, 19 May 2013

Therapeutic modelling

Decided i needed something to take my mind off our stressful life.

A couple of towed guns -

These are just the initial kits without filling gaps or stowage etc.i

Matchbox Krupp Protze with a PSC Pak38
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2026_zps1c734602.jpg

Another Matchbox Protze this time with a towed 20mm
The gun is mostly bits from a Zvezda kit; the trailer kit-bashed from the bits box :D
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2027_zpsf9082743.jpg

Closer look at the gun/trailer (I`m hoping to hide the serious errors with a tarp and some stowage:))
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2028_zps02a246c4.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2029_zps629ef49b.jpg
Not happy with the basic kit, I then decided to add a partial canopy and frame.
Stage 2
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2031_zps5a7fc885.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2030_zps411911ee.jpg

The partial canopy is papermache and took several layers and lots of drying time to finish. During which I chose a suitable crew for each vehicle and modified and head-swopped them to suit what I needed. Next task was choosing stowage, then fitting it around the chosen crew.
Some pics of the complete vehicles before undercoating (figures are loose here and will be painted separately before being glued in place )
20mm tow
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2037_zpsfafb328c.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2036_zps8202cb2c.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2035_zps1352cc67.jpg
Pak38 tow
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2032_zpsfd12bbed.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2033_zps1708f616.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r3/Richard_Baber/Tunisia/SAM_2034_zpscd94a3fe.jpg


 

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