Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Halftrack WIP

Several weeks of work tinkering and messing about -

First the last two of those di-cast M3 type tracks, done as early types without pulpit or mine-racks -
1st with pintle .30cal MMG (still a bit rough, some bits will be cleaned altered after I undercoat) With this one I removed the crude winch and replaced it with one from the spares box (Fujimi I think?)
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2nd with pintle .50cal AAMG, again with this one I removed the crude winch, but this time added a roller unit (again off a Fujimi track I think?) 
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Minimi 251C with 37mm as a platoon commanders vehicle (after much discussion it was decided the 37mm would have the lower cut-down shield, so I knocked this one up), the crew are a mix of SHQ halftrack crew and an old Airfix DAK figure.
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Another Minimi 251C this time a troop carrier (69PG 251s didn`t have front shields in Tunisia) the crew in this one are mostly Combat Minatures tank riders, the gunner is an Esci plastic
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A very old Fujimi 251B with SHQ 28cm sWuR 40 Rockets set (no way near finished) 
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Minimi 250 Alt with SHQ 250/3 kit parts, there is virtually no room inside once you fit the radio - the figure is an Alby anti-aircraft gunner.
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A bit more work on the 251/2 with Wurfrahmen 40
One of the odd things I discovered in my research about the Tunisian campaign was the II Battalion 69 Panzer Grenadier Regiment had mounted these rockets onto its mortar carriers! of course once i found this out I had to build one :-) 


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