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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.99 - SdKfz 223 A/C finished
« Reply #1500 on: July 06, 2019, 07:59:01 AM »
Allo, allo, Lieutenant Gruber and his little tank Hubert  :D

More seriously, it’s a  wonderful piece Richard.  8) :-*
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.99 - SdKfz 223 A/C finished
« Reply #1501 on: July 06, 2019, 11:54:03 PM »
The 223 looks great!
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Re: Captain Blood's Western Desert: P.99 - SdKfz 223 A/C finished
« Reply #1502 on: July 20, 2019, 09:20:16 PM »
Thanks guys :)

Und now... The new Rubicon Models Panzer IV Ausf E

This is a fabulous kit - in fact there is a range of fabulous kits, allowing you to build Panzer IVs from Ausf D to Ausf H, and all sorts of variations thereon...

My only tiny complaint is that the radio antennae base housing is so tiny and fine, it can't accommodate an actual wire for the aerial. So I'm afraid, very unhistorically, I have bodged it by co-opting an unused auxiliary sand/air filter from the SdKfz 223 kit and making it serve as an antennae housing. I could at least get a fine drill into it.

I'm not quite sure if the plastic component provided to drape over the top of the turret (thoughtfully, they provide folded and unfolded versions) is meant to be a tarpaulin, a Libyan rug, or a picnic blanket. I'm afraid I was unable to resist painting it for air recognition purposes...

A plethora of other optional bits and pieces of stowage are included in this kit, which I didn't use.

I did however, fairly extensively model the front of the tank to create a natural looking assemblage of spare track, spare road wheels, etc. (I prefer the 'on campaign' look, to the neat, flat section of spare track provided to bolt onto the front of the hull - you can see both ways of doing it in contemporary WWII photographs :))

The panzer commander is a metal figure from the Perry DAK tank crew set. Nice figure from a distance, although his fingers are pretty sketchy / vestigial... Don't look too closely.

« Last Edit: July 20, 2019, 09:22:28 PM by Captain Blood »

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Beautiful work! :-* One could easily believe that was a 1/35 model.
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That's the ticket! Great work, Richard.

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Excellent work, love the weathering especially

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That tank is brilliantly good Richard :-*
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Oi, vey.  Gorgeous.  You need some Italian tanks, lad.  You'd do them justice.
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Bloody lovely.

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Lovely work! Is that brush or airbrush painting?
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That’s superb, your best yet. You might even persuade me to join in a game just to enjoy playing with them. :)
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