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Author Topic: Mark IV Freikorps Tank: Hanni 1919 in Berlin (28mm) Updated: Garford-Putilov  (Read 2138 times)

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Mark IV Freikorps Tank: Hanni 1919 in Berlin (28mm)
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2023, 09:34:10 AM »
Super job. Well done  :-*

Offline Armstrong

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Hi again,

not a tank but an armored car is the next entry in my "done list".

It is the Garford-Putilov from Empress Miniature.
I have set it up as one of at least two Garford-Putilovs that were active during the January uprising 1919 in Berlin.
There are pictures that show two of these armored cars in the streets of the German capital.

If the cars took place in any action is not known.

I have kept my version of the vehicle mostly "clean", since the original cars on the pictures are looking quite tidy and well kept.

The color of the basecoat is not clear. There is the idea of a khaki color. But equally possible are shades of green or gray. It can be assumed that the armored cars were painted after they were taken over by the Freikorp (or even before), since no residues of Russian tactical signs or name markings can be seen.

I have opted for a greenish-olive sheme, that I have brighten by oil colors. The tactical markings are decals from "Black Lion Decals".
Sadly the scull and bones are too small and should measure at least 1,7 times their actual size. But I was not in the mood to order a new rescaled set.

I was also not able to replace the Maxim MGs with German 08/15 MGs, since there is sadly not producer for this weapons on the market.  :-[

I have added a missing gun barrel to the model and the turret is magnetized.
But unfortunately the hull is warped and you can't really rotate the gun in all directions without getting a significantly sloped turret.

I have added a detailed review of the model here:

Otherwise I will just set up some pictures here of the assambled and painted vehicle:

« Last Edit: March 19, 2023, 01:43:24 AM by Armstrong »

Offline Sparrow

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Very nice!
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Offline Armstrong

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Very nice!

Thank you very much.
There is more to come.

Offline Golgotha

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Another lovely addition.

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Issues with the kit aside, you did a cracking job on it!
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Offline levied troop

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Beautiful looking model - I now want to go and dig out my long-abandoned Berlin 1920 project.
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Offline Captain Darling

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Love those early armoured car designs, yours looks good!
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Superb paint job  :-*

The Putilov-Garford saw action during WW1 and afterwards for the Germans



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