Tamiya - Steyer 1500a ( Ad-Hoc mobile mortar)

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Tamiya - Steyer 1500a ( Ad-Hoc mobile mortar)

Joined: May 31st, 2018, 10:46 am

June 11th, 2018, 8:46 am #1

Morning all......decided to switch to another project due to issues with the tracks on the Zugkraftwagen at present on the bench. Started this a couple of months ago and over the weekend started the paint phase. Here's some early shots of the build and the results of the primer, highlight coat and chassis and lower body primer.

First time I'm trying the highlight payer, and looking to see if the effect works. Rather than what I do at present and apply the shadows and highlights after main colour is applied.

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Joined: November 20th, 2002, 11:27 pm

June 11th, 2018, 9:04 am #2

Hi Joe,
Very cool idea! Are there any pictures proving this combination or is it only an idea?

Best wishes

gert brandl
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Joined: May 31st, 2018, 10:46 am

June 11th, 2018, 9:57 am #3

Hi Gert

I saw a pic in North Africa of this set up but in a Horche 1a. It was from the side, so no idea on the internals. I'm doing this one as though it is in and around 1943/44 on the Eastern Front - in retreat. So mobility after firing would have been a bonus I would imagine....as there was no going forward again from this time on, but only fire and run. I chose angle iron as I could imagine a field workshop digging up some from some where, an abandoned factory etc.

They did it a lot with Flak 38's etc, dropping them into and onto soft skin vehicles. So mortars wouldn't be much of a push, especially as it was one of the most effective weapons in the infantry arsenal. 

I read recently in an American soldiers memoir of the western front, that above all things they feared german counter fire with mortars. 

JB
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Joined: November 20th, 2002, 11:27 pm

June 11th, 2018, 10:51 am #4

Hello Joe,

Thanks for your reply. I full understand your concept. For the Flak topic I have seen so many very creative
conversions, even some of the one offs. One of the most intersting I probaly also realize some day is to establish a single barreled 2cm Flak on the rear of an SdKfz 7 Halftrack. 

So, well done and also very creative regarding the technical aspect.

Best regards

gert brandl
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Joined: May 13th, 2014, 7:06 pm

June 11th, 2018, 12:39 pm #5

Very interesting! And great work so far!
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Joined: May 22nd, 2018, 1:42 pm

June 11th, 2018, 3:13 pm #6

Very nice idea and work
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Joined: March 21st, 2006, 4:00 pm

June 11th, 2018, 4:26 pm #7

Nice project and great work so far. Is that Dragon's mortar?
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Joined: May 31st, 2018, 10:46 am

June 11th, 2018, 9:01 pm #8

Kevin Tong wrote: Very interesting! And great work so far!
Thanks Kevin......appreciate you taking a look....👍

JB
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Joined: May 31st, 2018, 10:46 am

June 11th, 2018, 9:03 pm #9

Alvaro Brasesco wrote: Very nice idea and work
Cheers Alvaro......that's one thing with Axis AFV's.....as they were always desperate for everything, and threw anything together....🙂

Thanks again
JB
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Joined: May 31st, 2018, 10:46 am

June 11th, 2018, 9:17 pm #10

TheoBraat wrote: Nice project and great work so far. Is that Dragon's mortar?
It's Tamiya's 80mm that came with a firing crew. Dragons was a bit steep on price, got this for £5 with free shipping off Ebay. 

Thanks for the kind comments.....👍

Here's where I left off after a short stint Air brushing the interior. Decided I'd go for a standard German Grey interior from the original issue and then have a field applied Dunkelgelb with a red/green pattern. I tried the whit highlight method. Not sure it's for me, well on dark colour schemes. I'm going to do the exterior tomorrow with a thin multi coat of the Dunkel....see if the white shows' through; or have to go back and add like I did with the interior.

Nite all.
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