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Tamiya 1/35 Wirbelwind auf Pz III Conversion 1 year 3 months ago #1

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I thought I had posted this here, but after spending the last 30-45 minutes searching the site without success :evil: I'll start a new thread.

I started this years ago, almost 6 actually (First pic is date stamped 01/06/2010 :lol: ) and before DML/Cyber Hobby announced their version of it. Judging by the pics, it was going to wear Fruils, but they weren't in the box, so must have used them elsewhere :S I've spent the last day of so repainting the pioneer tools, and have done the left hand track run using DML Magic Tracks, will do the right side after the scheduled decaling session on the 251, T-55A and M1025

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Ha, bigger pictures at the end. For photobucket reasons, I used to post all my images at 640x480. Now I do them at 1024x768
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Nice Andrew.
You've got to love those Fruils the sag adds so much realism to it.
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Looking great Andrew! Loving these builds at the moment! Youve got a real roll on! Keep it up!
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Well there's a thing I've not seen before. A 'Whirlwind' on a 'Drei' chassis. Great project, Andrew.

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This is very cool. Nice work
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Congrats you completed a model :lol:
Looks really good :cheer:
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Coming along very nicely Andrew. It's great to see these old projects finally moving forward. Which kit did you take the turret from BTW?
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Bishop wrote: Which kit did you take the turret from BTW?


Before Trumpeter and DML released their 1/35 Ostwind kits, I brought the old CMK Ostwind kit. The hull/chassis was the 70s Tamiya Panzer IV hull. I managed to source a newer tooled Tamiya Wirbelwind to supply the hull. That conversion was abandoned :evil: So I had a spare Wirbelwind turret :woohoo: Dressed it up with RB Models metal barrels
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Ah, very good. Watching closely.

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Update time

Right hand track run done. When taking the pic I noticed the radio antenna base, then realised I hadn't seen it in the box :ohmy: Luckily found a replacement in the spares box. Hopefully the weather will be better in the morning and I can blast a quick coat on it with a rattle can. Hoping to get this to the Future coat stage along with the 251, M1025 and T55A by the weekend B)



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Really liking how this is coming together. Quite looking forward to seeing all yours come to the finishing stages... It's impressive how you're able to do them all and still progress quite a bit
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Oh Yeah, that's looking great. I like the idea of the Red oxide prototype.
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Tamiya 1/35 Wirbelwind auf Pz III Conversion 1 year 2 months ago #16

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Thanks guys. The stink weather lately has put a hold on this. Always seems to be sunny when I can't paint and hosing down when I can :evil:

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Small update here. Just need to do a little tidy up painting now :woohoo: Then clearcoat and weathering

Looking forward to getting this one quite dirty with dry mud around the running gear







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Nice Andrew.
Be nice to see a little mud thrown in, AFV's look wrong if they aint dirty, even a little bit :)
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Having a mini break from Tomcats for a day or two, so added a pinwash to this ready for a flat coat



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Nice job on this one as well. I really like that camouflage pattern, B)
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Just a question, unsure if you've stated it before... but is the top turret staying that colour? and if so why? More curious than anything!

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my guess is, Andrews PzIII, has had a turret replacement in the field and the turret came from the factory in the panzer std red primer.
maybe late war and a severe lack of paint to go around.
a lot of german armor in late 44 and into 45 didnt get fully painted and utilized the primer in their cammo schemes and replacement parts.
i could be wrong and hate to speak for andrew however as this is his build and im just having a guess, no harm no foul.

i wish you all the best in your house hunting to andrew...sux you got to do it all again so soon.

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Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Just a question, unsure if you've stated it before... but is the top turret staying that colour? and if so why? More curious than anything!

Kiwimav wrote: my guess is, Andrews PzIII, has had a turret replacement in the field and the turret came from the factory in the panzer std red primer.
maybe late war and a severe lack of paint to go around.
a lot of german armor in late 44 and into 45 didnt get fully painted and utilized the primer in their cammo schemes and replacement parts.
i could be wrong and hate to speak for andrew however as this is his build and im just having a guess, no harm no foul.

i wish you all the best in your house hunting to andrew...sux you got to do it all again so soon.

Dave


Kind of. Late in the war, there was discussion on whether the Wirbelwind and Ostwind (3.7cm Flak 43) turret could be fitted to the Panzer III. There were supposedly a few Ostwind turrets fitted, but there is a bit of scepticism on whether any Wirbelwind turrets were fitted (The firepower of the 3.7cm Flak 43 was preferred).

Mine is basically a older Panzer (Ausf L 1941/42 production) with its standard turret removed and fitted with the Wirbelwind turret. It was rushed into service, and as Dave mentions, no time to paint the turret, so out the door it went in Red Oxide primer :whistle: :lol:

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Update time.

Flat coat added. Just need to dirty it up :woohoo:



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Sweet, thanks for answering the question :)
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Looking really smart Andrew, liking this build, well done sir!

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Looks bloody good Andrew! Great subject too!
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A great blending of kits. Looks excellent
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Started playing with the mud on this. I mixed up several earthy coloured powdered pigments, and have ended up with a shade that to me, looks more like chocolate than mud :pinch: I'll brush this back with a stiff brush, and may add some lighter shades of pigments

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Variations in the mud will really bring it out :)

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