128mm Rheinmetall K44. A really Big gun!

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128mm Rheinmetall K44. A really Big gun!

Joined: December 4th, 2004, 7:09 pm

June 12th, 2012, 6:36 pm #1

Hi mates!

I`ve got some free time to post one of my latest projects here. Some weeks ago I showed you the Monstrous minenraumerhttp://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... g+Model%29

And this time I want to demonstrate you another monster from WW2 era - 128mm Rheinmetall anti-tank gun K44. This gun is manufactured by Trumpeter and Great wall. I decided to build the GW`s kit because it is much more accurate, than Trumpeter`s one. But nevertheless it needs a large number of corrections too. I also used the aluminium gun barrel and PE side screens which are also produced by GW.



Here is the list of corrections and scratched-built elements:
-the holes in muzzle brake were made larger in diametr, as they are too small.
-the gunner`s seat was made thinner, using the sandpaper
-the eyelets for the fixing of side legs in transportation mode were made from metal tube
-the hydraulics of the front wheels was made from metal tubes and wire.
-the hydraulics connection (socket) with the trolley was made from plastic
-the tool holders on the screens were changed
-the holders of the barrell in the gun mount were totally rebuilt
-the socket on the left side of gun breech was added
-rods suppoting gun barrell in travelling mode were reconstructed
-nuts and bolts were repleaced by these from masterclub
And some other corrections according to the photos of the original K44.

Here is the image with main corrections and upgrades showed:



The model before painting:



Note that the paintwork was made according to the photo of the prototype which was captured by Allies and had side screens repainted in olive green with templates and handwriting.








And some images of finished model:












Hope you like it!
All the comments are welcome!

Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 2:56 am

June 12th, 2012, 8:18 pm #2

Vladimir, Excellent build and finish. I like the variation between rubber and metal. Did you final coat the model or is the Mig Neutral wash your final coat?

Paul
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Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 9:18 pm

June 12th, 2012, 9:13 pm #3

Hi mates!

I`ve got some free time to post one of my latest projects here. Some weeks ago I showed you the Monstrous minenraumerhttp://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... g+Model%29

And this time I want to demonstrate you another monster from WW2 era - 128mm Rheinmetall anti-tank gun K44. This gun is manufactured by Trumpeter and Great wall. I decided to build the GW`s kit because it is much more accurate, than Trumpeter`s one. But nevertheless it needs a large number of corrections too. I also used the aluminium gun barrel and PE side screens which are also produced by GW.



Here is the list of corrections and scratched-built elements:
-the holes in muzzle brake were made larger in diametr, as they are too small.
-the gunner`s seat was made thinner, using the sandpaper
-the eyelets for the fixing of side legs in transportation mode were made from metal tube
-the hydraulics of the front wheels was made from metal tubes and wire.
-the hydraulics connection (socket) with the trolley was made from plastic
-the tool holders on the screens were changed
-the holders of the barrell in the gun mount were totally rebuilt
-the socket on the left side of gun breech was added
-rods suppoting gun barrell in travelling mode were reconstructed
-nuts and bolts were repleaced by these from masterclub
And some other corrections according to the photos of the original K44.

Here is the image with main corrections and upgrades showed:



The model before painting:



Note that the paintwork was made according to the photo of the prototype which was captured by Allies and had side screens repainted in olive green with templates and handwriting.








And some images of finished model:












Hope you like it!
All the comments are welcome!

Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
A great paint job and model - would be good to have some GI next to it for scale.

Cheers
Andrew
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Joined: August 8th, 2003, 5:44 pm

June 12th, 2012, 9:29 pm #4

Hi mates!

I`ve got some free time to post one of my latest projects here. Some weeks ago I showed you the Monstrous minenraumerhttp://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... g+Model%29

And this time I want to demonstrate you another monster from WW2 era - 128mm Rheinmetall anti-tank gun K44. This gun is manufactured by Trumpeter and Great wall. I decided to build the GW`s kit because it is much more accurate, than Trumpeter`s one. But nevertheless it needs a large number of corrections too. I also used the aluminium gun barrel and PE side screens which are also produced by GW.



Here is the list of corrections and scratched-built elements:
-the holes in muzzle brake were made larger in diametr, as they are too small.
-the gunner`s seat was made thinner, using the sandpaper
-the eyelets for the fixing of side legs in transportation mode were made from metal tube
-the hydraulics of the front wheels was made from metal tubes and wire.
-the hydraulics connection (socket) with the trolley was made from plastic
-the tool holders on the screens were changed
-the holders of the barrell in the gun mount were totally rebuilt
-the socket on the left side of gun breech was added
-rods suppoting gun barrell in travelling mode were reconstructed
-nuts and bolts were repleaced by these from masterclub
And some other corrections according to the photos of the original K44.

Here is the image with main corrections and upgrades showed:



The model before painting:



Note that the paintwork was made according to the photo of the prototype which was captured by Allies and had side screens repainted in olive green with templates and handwriting.








And some images of finished model:












Hope you like it!
All the comments are welcome!

Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
Great job, I think you captured the metallic look of a gun as it should have a sheen to the finish.
The fittings look to scale, a tough thing to do in 1/35.
Great Job Vladimir.
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Joined: October 29th, 2003, 5:23 pm

June 12th, 2012, 10:04 pm #5

Hi mates!

I`ve got some free time to post one of my latest projects here. Some weeks ago I showed you the Monstrous minenraumerhttp://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... g+Model%29

And this time I want to demonstrate you another monster from WW2 era - 128mm Rheinmetall anti-tank gun K44. This gun is manufactured by Trumpeter and Great wall. I decided to build the GW`s kit because it is much more accurate, than Trumpeter`s one. But nevertheless it needs a large number of corrections too. I also used the aluminium gun barrel and PE side screens which are also produced by GW.



Here is the list of corrections and scratched-built elements:
-the holes in muzzle brake were made larger in diametr, as they are too small.
-the gunner`s seat was made thinner, using the sandpaper
-the eyelets for the fixing of side legs in transportation mode were made from metal tube
-the hydraulics of the front wheels was made from metal tubes and wire.
-the hydraulics connection (socket) with the trolley was made from plastic
-the tool holders on the screens were changed
-the holders of the barrell in the gun mount were totally rebuilt
-the socket on the left side of gun breech was added
-rods suppoting gun barrell in travelling mode were reconstructed
-nuts and bolts were repleaced by these from masterclub
And some other corrections according to the photos of the original K44.

Here is the image with main corrections and upgrades showed:



The model before painting:



Note that the paintwork was made according to the photo of the prototype which was captured by Allies and had side screens repainted in olive green with templates and handwriting.








And some images of finished model:












Hope you like it!
All the comments are welcome!

Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
Hi Vladimir

That's a fantastic model and I also love the pics. You almost given us a full article with the step-by-step images!

best regards

Alex
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Joined: December 4th, 2004, 7:09 pm

June 13th, 2012, 1:49 am #6

Vladimir, Excellent build and finish. I like the variation between rubber and metal. Did you final coat the model or is the Mig Neutral wash your final coat?

Paul
Hi Paul!
Glad you like it! The neutral wash was applied in the middle of weathering procedure, not at the end.

Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
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Joined: December 4th, 2004, 7:09 pm

June 13th, 2012, 1:49 am #7

A great paint job and model - would be good to have some GI next to it for scale.

Cheers
Andrew
Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
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Joined: December 4th, 2004, 7:09 pm

June 13th, 2012, 1:51 am #8

Great job, I think you captured the metallic look of a gun as it should have a sheen to the finish.
The fittings look to scale, a tough thing to do in 1/35.
Great Job Vladimir.
Thank you Ron!
The authentic view of bare metal on some parts was one of my aims in this work. Glad you like it!

Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
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Joined: December 4th, 2004, 7:09 pm

June 13th, 2012, 1:55 am #9

Hi Vladimir

That's a fantastic model and I also love the pics. You almost given us a full article with the step-by-step images!

best regards

Alex
Hi Alex!
Thank you for the comment!
I must admit that this is just a little part of all step-by-step images. Maybe I`ll offer this article to one of the magazines in the nearest future.

Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
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Joined: April 6th, 2009, 9:13 pm

June 13th, 2012, 4:39 am #10

Hi mates!

I`ve got some free time to post one of my latest projects here. Some weeks ago I showed you the Monstrous minenraumerhttp://www.network54.com/Forum/110741/m ... g+Model%29

And this time I want to demonstrate you another monster from WW2 era - 128mm Rheinmetall anti-tank gun K44. This gun is manufactured by Trumpeter and Great wall. I decided to build the GW`s kit because it is much more accurate, than Trumpeter`s one. But nevertheless it needs a large number of corrections too. I also used the aluminium gun barrel and PE side screens which are also produced by GW.



Here is the list of corrections and scratched-built elements:
-the holes in muzzle brake were made larger in diametr, as they are too small.
-the gunner`s seat was made thinner, using the sandpaper
-the eyelets for the fixing of side legs in transportation mode were made from metal tube
-the hydraulics of the front wheels was made from metal tubes and wire.
-the hydraulics connection (socket) with the trolley was made from plastic
-the tool holders on the screens were changed
-the holders of the barrell in the gun mount were totally rebuilt
-the socket on the left side of gun breech was added
-rods suppoting gun barrell in travelling mode were reconstructed
-nuts and bolts were repleaced by these from masterclub
And some other corrections according to the photos of the original K44.

Here is the image with main corrections and upgrades showed:



The model before painting:



Note that the paintwork was made according to the photo of the prototype which was captured by Allies and had side screens repainted in olive green with templates and handwriting.








And some images of finished model:












Hope you like it!
All the comments are welcome!

Vladimir Yashin
"Ostfront Studio"
The Russian Way of Modelling

http://ost-front.ru/en
Absolutely wonderful. Thanks for posting that Vladimir. You have solved a lot of questions I had about some of the lines and fittings.

Chaz
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