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Tamiya 1/35 Sd.Kfz.124 Munitionsschlepper Wespe 6 years 7 months ago #1

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I started this a while back, but kind of stalled looking for reference for the interior :evil: I've decided that I will just push on with the build, and mount a tarp over the compartment :whistle:

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This is where I'm at now. I'm still deciding whether to go with the insert in the curved shield section, or remove the curved section, and replace with flat plate. The sides are just sitting in place for now. I'll be buttoning up the drivers hatches.



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This will have my attention :woohoo:

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Update time :)

I'm quite enjoying working on several kits at the moment, it's keeping my enthusiasm up :cheer:

I continued working on the munitionsschlepper wespe. I've replaced the kit rear convoy light with parts from a DML kit spare



I've sealed the hatches, and mounted the spare track at the front. I replaced a kit part with styrene strip, and used some wingnuts again from a DML kit spare



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The great thing about this Wespe kit is that it goes together really easily and is a great foundation for and is definitely worthy of lots of extra goodies. As for spares, DML kicks arse. Those wing nuts (in two sizes) I have started to horde, they are so useful. Andrew I've never even seen the interior of the munitions version so the tarp is a clever solution.

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See rack on front fenders would look good with ammoboxes/ containers


Over on armorama they say get:
Panzer Tracts No. 17, Gepanzerte Nachschub Fahrzeuge (Armored Supply/Ammunition Vehicles) CK 3.01 to schwere Wehrmaacht-Schlepper
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It is a nice little kit Tony :) I've got a couple more in the stash waiting to be built. I've got Friuls and a CMK interior for one of them, plus metal barrels and Eduard PE. I did have a couple more, but sold them off. I'm half expecting DML to release one based on their Panzer II kit :silly:

I've started to keep any sprue that has spare parts from recent builds. I've built up a collection of wingnuts, half wingnuts, MG34s and other usefuls parts.

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Maarten wrote:


See rack on front fenders would look good with ammoboxes/ containers


Over on armorama they say get:
Panzer Tracts No. 17, Gepanzerte Nachschub Fahrzeuge (Armored Supply/Ammunition Vehicles) CK 3.01 to schwere Wehrmaacht-Schlepper


Thanks Maarten. That's probably my post over on Armorama asking (smokeys_keepers) :lol: I've got that particular copy of Panzer Tracts, and it wasn't any help at all. There is only a side on drawing :evil:

I've asked on a several forum sites, plus Facebook for anyone with an interior pic, but I haven't been able to find anything :wail:

So the tarp looks the best option :whistle:

I might have a look at some extra racking, I guess judging by the size of the racks, they would've stored jerrycans in there.

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I've got one too Andrew with all the trimming I think even a CMK interior. :shhh:

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Andrew wrote:

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See rack on front fenders would look good with ammoboxes/ containers


Over on armorama they say get:
Panzer Tracts No. 17, Gepanzerte Nachschub Fahrzeuge (Armored Supply/Ammunition Vehicles) CK 3.01 to schwere Wehrmaacht-Schlepper


Thanks Maarten. That's probably my post over on Armorama asking (smokeys_keepers) :lol: I've got that particular copy of Panzer Tracts, and it wasn't any help at all. There is only a side on drawing :evil:

I've asked on a several forum sites, plus Facebook for anyone with an interior pic, but I haven't been able to find anything :wail:



So the tarp looks the best option :whistle:

I might have a look at some extra racking, I guess judging by the size of the racks, they would've stored jerrycans in there.



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Re: Tamiya 1/35 Sd.Kfz.124 Munitionsschlepper Wespe 6 years 6 months ago #10

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This is the only photo I've ever found of the rear of one and even then it doesn't help a lot. Someone may have the access to, and the skills to use, decent photo scrubbing software and may be able to do something with it but not sure how much detail it would show even if it was sharpened up a lot.




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Update time :cheer:

Managed to get some good bench time to work further on the munitionsschlepper. I've glued the sides and rear panel in place. I remade the plate covering the opening when the gun would be. I've added a few more DML spares including the S-hook and headlight. I also made brackets for the jack from strip styrene and added DML wingnuts. I haven't used many of the PE options. To be honest I find Eduard PE shite to work with :blink: I prefer the newer stuff from Voyager and Griffon etc.

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Re: Tamiya 1/35 Sd.Kfz.124 Munitionsschlepper Wespe 6 years 6 months ago #12

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Nice stuff Andrew - lovely looking build as usual.

Not knowing alot about the subject matter but what have Tamiya supplied to fill the back? It seems like they had an idea about what went there judging from your build photo...or is that just random speculation on their part? :dry:

I'd be interested to know what CMK provides; anyway great stuff mate!!
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The Tamiya kit is actually pretty good and there's a couple of preserved/restored examples of the Wespe around so it's easy to do the kit OOB as the standard gun version. Unfortunately there's exactly the opposite when it comes to the ammo carrier version ( what Andrew is turning it into ) other than that we know it was the gun version with the gun removed and an extra shell rack bolted in place and the gun opening blanked off, all in such a way that allowed it to be returned to a gun version in the field if needed.

The only photo I could find, and I can't clean it up enough ( one of these days I'll stump up the $200 odd for Photoshop CS5 so I can do some of this sort of thing ) seems to show a solid rack across the front so it probably wouldn't be too hard to guestimate but it would still be just that, a guesstimate.

As for the CMK stuff they do a very nice drivers compartment for it.
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Verlinden also do this set;


Could be easier to get than the CMK set.
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I've got two of the Verlinden sets and to be honest if you want an interior the verlinden set would be bottom of my list. The Royal model set is the best, the CMK one a close second, the Verlinden one a distant third.

If you really want to tart up the Wespe Royal do two sets, one for the drivers compartment, one for the fighting compartment, probably somewhere around $40NZD each but terrific sets. Add those, Friuls, metal barrel, and if you can find it a Moskit exhaust and you'll have one damn nice end result.

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As I said, she's a good kit and well worth these items Dean has listed. The other way is to scratch build. As I discovered, the interior at least is only partially visible and not very complicated, so if you had to make the choice tart up the fighting compartment big time and scratch an nice interior.

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Update time B)

As per this pic that Maarten posted



I've started building the racking along the fenders using plastruct 0.5mm rod. I still have to add a few bits to the right side, but am leaving it for tomorrow as I don't want to break it apart :silly:







I need to make a start on the Friuls, they should be fun :whistle:
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Looking good.
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Lovely fine work mate!! :)

Suspicious though, at the cleanliness of your cutting mat...there's something unnatural going on here.... :P
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Nothing suspect going on there :P

I always wipe the bench down before taking pics at the end of the session :lol:

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The Friuls for this are a pain. I had to drill out every one and use the wire not the pins. They look great when done though. The rails have worked out very well.

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I ended up using a set of DML indi-link tracks on mine.

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Dean I think that's actually a better option. I'm not so much of a fan of Friuls for the smaller tanks or (as I've said before) on the live US tanks. For the big cats I prefer nothing else. I keep having problems with the individual links, especially on Panthers for some reason. They end up shrinking so much they split. I much prefer Friuls because they give the perfect sag. On these they're more trouble than they're worth.

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That's pretty much my philosphy these days too. I really can't see the point on a Pz.Kpfw.I or II or something based on their chassis.

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:P

I'm still perservering with the Friuls, they haven't been too bad to clean up so far. Nowhere near the amount of flash to clean up as I've struck on the past couple of Pz III/IV sets.

Tony, how many links did you use per side when you used the Friuls on your Wespe?

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I haven't built the thing yet Andrew. :) Just dreaming :ohmy:

I never count links anyway,build it all,fit and then remove the extra.

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No he means me. I used the kit tracks and made sure I had the same number of links to start with. I then adjusted the number depending on the sag I wanted for the tracks. I remember taping down a kit track and added two or three. The kit ones don't allow for any sag being rubber bands so I built a little in and went from there.
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Mini Update B)

I've prepared the first side of Friuls, I part followed Tonys advice to calculate the length. I actually ended up cutting the track into pieces to work out the number of links. Tamiya's vinyl tracks for the Wespe have 101 links. I've made a run of 104, I've kept the last few links with the pins loose so I can adjust the final length. I've also finished the last couple of support rods for the racking.



Hopefully today I'll finish the next side of tracks, plus sort out how to stow a couple of spare roadwheels.

I then have to sort a tarp B)
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Nice mate! :)

You're starting to approach Bishop like construction speeds...heavy on the coffee the last few days? ;)
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agyoung33 wrote: Nice mate! :)

You're starting to approach Bishop like construction speeds...heavy on the coffee the last few days? ;)


Hardly approaching those speeds :blush: Other builds are being neglected while I work on this :whistle:

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