Something new frow UM-flakpanzer 34r...

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Something new frow UM-flakpanzer 34r...

Joined: January 25th, 2007, 4:25 pm

July 13th, 2012, 5:08 pm #1

Didn't see this coming, could be nice. http://hobbyterra.com/product/unimodels ... T-34r.html
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July 13th, 2012, 5:55 pm #2

Hi Billy,

Unfortunately there was only one of these in existence, it was made by the maintenance crew of Schwere Panzerjaeger-Abteilung 653 out of a knocked out Sd.Kfz. 251. I am pleased someone is doing it as I intend to do all the vehicles from this unit eventually. That will be from the Stug III to the Jagdtiger, they had an interesting array of vehicles, including one of the Porsche prototype Tiger Is and a Panther with a Pz.Kpfw. IV turret welded on.

I shall be getting one and with a packet of after-market barrels and a bit of detailing, should be a good kit. Thanks for sharing.

All the best,

Paul
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Joined: February 23rd, 2009, 11:19 am

July 13th, 2012, 6:03 pm #3

Didn't see this coming, could be nice. http://hobbyterra.com/product/unimodels ... T-34r.html
I've buyed once the conversion from Armo,but never got the time to build it - and now a full moulded plastic kit is comming! I surely will buy one, think it is a very interesting subject, just like mentioned above, the 653 had great vehicles in its unit, also the Bergepanther with Flakvierling etc.
Thanks for sharing!
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Joined: January 25th, 2007, 4:25 pm

July 13th, 2012, 6:30 pm #4

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July 13th, 2012, 6:33 pm #5

Didn't see this coming, could be nice. http://hobbyterra.com/product/unimodels ... T-34r.html
We really don't have a good one right now so hopefully this one will make a nice starting point for a more detailed kit.

BTW, it looks to me, a non-T-34 expert that the upper view of the colouring instructions have the hull MG and driver's positions reversed?

al
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Joined: January 25th, 2007, 4:25 pm

July 13th, 2012, 6:43 pm #6

... (theres no hatch visible from side on) UM do an ok line of T-34s though so it should be fine.
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July 13th, 2012, 8:02 pm #7

Didn't see this coming, could be nice. http://hobbyterra.com/product/unimodels ... T-34r.html
Hope that it is a new one, with new Flakvierling.

Bye
Jörg

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July 13th, 2012, 11:50 pm #8

Didn't see this coming, could be nice. http://hobbyterra.com/product/unimodels ... T-34r.html
Hello

Military Wheels have had one of these in their stable for some years

I built one a few years ago (pictures in link below)

The MW kit is typical of their catalogue, some casting and fit issues that are too raw for many modellers to want to try. I also fixed a few minor issues when comparing pictures of the real one with the kit parts. The only addition I made to the build was to add brass barrels, the kit ones are genuinely totally unusable (pics in link). Other small additions were done with wire & plastic card.

Note that the real one underwent modification - or there were two of these (?) - one with, and one without ammo box racks mounted on the hull - see in link below. Some say the turrets seem to be differently shaped when comparing the photos of the ammo box mounted tank and the photos where the tank has no ammo box mountings. That is going to be very hard to prove one way or another with only 4 known not very good quality photos.

Also in that link are some details of how I changed the kit slightly, will be interesting to see what UM has done with it.

Also MW's quad flak 38 is one of their better kits, many say the best currently available in 1/72 - (except for the gun barrels which are poorly cast & must be replaced).

Will be interesting to see if UM have cast a new Flak 38.

http://kommando.wix.com/t-34-flak#!__page-1

cheers
Neil
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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

July 14th, 2012, 3:58 am #9

Hi Billy,

Unfortunately there was only one of these in existence, it was made by the maintenance crew of Schwere Panzerjaeger-Abteilung 653 out of a knocked out Sd.Kfz. 251. I am pleased someone is doing it as I intend to do all the vehicles from this unit eventually. That will be from the Stug III to the Jagdtiger, they had an interesting array of vehicles, including one of the Porsche prototype Tiger Is and a Panther with a Pz.Kpfw. IV turret welded on.

I shall be getting one and with a packet of after-market barrels and a bit of detailing, should be a good kit. Thanks for sharing.

All the best,

Paul
So I guess we know what markings it will come with.
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Joined: April 19th, 2005, 1:50 pm

July 14th, 2012, 4:02 am #10

Didn't see this coming, could be nice. http://hobbyterra.com/product/unimodels ... T-34r.html
ResinMaster used to have this vehicle but they stopped producing several years ago. Unfortunate really, because ResinMaster kits were superb.

Cheers

David
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