1/35 Stahlunterstände mit aufgesetzten Pantherturm ( Steel pillbox with panther

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3 months 2 weeks ago #1 by Maarten
These were used on the west, Italian and eastern front,
They came like this or on a wooden two story construction and encased in reinforced concrete (steel box version ) .
Panther turrets were converted into bunkers ever since late 1943.
Some were standard Panther tank turrets, and others where modified .
The modified turret roof was reinforced to 40 mm (this one )

Ammunition was stored around the turret basket.
The lower part of the box was a crew compartment with bunks, it also had a small stove , electrical generator, and powered by a small engine .

I could have kept the D turret as it is …but i was in the right modeling building mood so i had to remodeled the turret as well.
its done for 98 %.
Thanks for looking.

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3 months 2 weeks ago #2 by shaunfletcher
The master is back!

Really cool quirky subject and looks really unusual out of the ground like that!

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3 months 2 weeks ago #3 by Maarten

Thanks Shaun .

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #4 by Maarten
Primed,

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3 months 1 week ago #5 by dcrfan
Great subject and modelling. I have the book Tank Turret Fortifications by Neil Short. There are some amazing reuse stories for fixed fortifications from expensive manufactured items to some that aren't much more than a stack of railway sleepers with a turret sitting on top.

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #6 by Maarten

dcrfan wrote: Great subject and modelling. I have the book Tank Turret Fortifications by Neil Short. There are some amazing reuse stories for fixed fortifications from expensive manufactured items to some that aren't much more than a stack of railway sleepers with a turret sitting on top.



I have it to

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3 months 1 week ago #7 by Maarten

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3 months 1 week ago #8 by Maarten
Primed

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My interpretationof this style camouflage scheme,

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3 months 1 week ago #9 by grover
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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #10 by Maarten
German olive green,

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3 months 1 week ago #11 by grover
Nice stuff Maarten.

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #12 by Maarten
i build a second one ,


I might embed one in concrete (plaster)

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3 months 1 week ago #13 by shaunfletcher
Did you remove a bunch of pics of weathering and stuff (which looked great) or aM i GOING NUTS?

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3 months 1 week ago #14 by Maarten
Your not going NUTS
I just did a repaint so i removed the previous pictures.

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3 months 1 week ago #15 by Bishop
Looking good. I need to finish the 1:16 one. I love these.

Amateur plastic surgeon!

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Really simple square bunker ,
Didn’t use one of the previous construction because you don’t see anything….. just the turret plate is visible and the side of the steel structure inside the entrance.
made from molda super (special casting plaster)
will add some detail inside the top part of the construction
Also will be adding a standard Panther turret with some detail inside.

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2 months 1 week ago #17 by shaunfletcher
Is all your lovely works on the metal box completely hidden, or does it lift out?

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2 months 1 week ago #18 by Maarten

shaunfletcher wrote: Is all your lovely works on the metal box completely hidden, or does it lift out?


Shaun

Nope i sold the grey one and kept the green one,
It looks to nice to cover it in plaster,and beside you wouldn't see anything of it any way.

I made a new top plate for the turret and some detail (ammo bins) in the fighting compartment ........... come to think,these will also not be seen .

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2 months 1 week ago #20 by Maarten
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Escape Shaft/well

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2 months 1 week ago - 2 months 1 week ago #21 by Maarten
Entrance,steps ,all bunker parts are done .



Finally i can clean up my work space plastering is such a messy job.

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2 months 1 week ago #22 by Admoto
Wow. Your work is always impressive.

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2 months 1 week ago #23 by Maarten

Admoto wrote: Wow. Your work is always impressive.



So is your plaster and scratch building,

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2 months 1 week ago #24 by Maarten
Sold !
Another happy costumer.

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