German 251 Half Track

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German 251 Half Track

Joined: 21 May 2005, 15:40

13 Apr 2006, 21:11 #1

Share with you the members of WIP. It is a Work In Progress and will be taking time to finish. I hope to update as often as I can.

Taking the Chimera chassis he is making it as close to the real thing as he can and yet using GW parts. I hope to have some pics with it beside Brave Rifles Lascannons for all to look at tomorrow here is the current incarnation. I will have more pics after our painting night tonight.



The front end is being test [I Swear Too Much] and should be built tonight hopefully.

Lt.
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Joined: 20 May 2005, 06:17

13 Apr 2006, 22:39 #2

Looks interesting.
and so far so good.
I will have to check back to see how its going.

Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Joined: 21 May 2005, 15:40

14 Apr 2006, 05:59 #3

My Buddy got some more work done tonight. He got the hood design pretty much done and even had time to show me his track design. Tracks are designed this way in an effort to use as much from the chimera kit as possible. He is has created a internal part to the Hull Lasguns and has the benches already inside. Other than under the turret the entire half track is going to be open topped.


Here is a pic of the 251 with the Pak43's from Brave Rifles. All I can say is they are even better looking in person. Thanks Brave Rifles from all of us at the friday night paint mettings we have had a good number of discussions on these pieces and the quality of the work. The only modifications that will have to be made to the cannons is to create an elevation to the cannon while in the travel position.




Oh I meant to ask my bud is wondering if you sent the folding spade as well or not?

Lt. Walke
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Joined: 02 Apr 2006, 07:10

14 Apr 2006, 06:46 #4

this is shaping up to be a SWEET conversion! are you going to attach a hitch to haul the lascannon? that would be awesome, like the squad riding in the halftrack has their lascannon being hauled behind them!
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Joined: 20 Mar 2006, 12:57

14 Apr 2006, 12:02 #5

Oh, I simply love this conversion! The balance between warhammer and WWII german look is very well done, I like it a lot.
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Joined: 23 Feb 2006, 22:51

14 Apr 2006, 15:54 #6

Lt. is back!!!!!!
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Joined: 21 May 2005, 15:40

14 Apr 2006, 18:17 #7

LoL I wish that this was made by me. A good [I Swear Too Much] is making it and I promised Brave Rifles to share it with everyone. I haven't gone anywhere don't you worry and once my obligations for painting Terminators is done I will be getting back into tanks again. Don't you worry.

Lt.

Hopefully I will have a completed Terminator unit to post next week sometime.
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Joined: 19 Oct 2005, 21:23

14 Apr 2006, 20:37 #8

Most impressive :wub:

I'm loving the front engine compartment, and the way he separated the troop compartment to extend it.

Can't wait to see it with fenders.

Is he going to round the front edge of the track section?
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Joined: 21 May 2005, 15:40

14 Apr 2006, 21:36 #9

I believe so Mechanicore, yes. I have commendeered him to help us with building some Genesteelers though. should be an update next weekend as that is when I see him. Friday nights.

Lt.
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Joined: 10 Apr 2006, 03:42

14 Apr 2006, 22:28 #10

Wow killer with the nose done up it is a german halftrack without knowing it was scratch bulit it it looks like a real kit from one the model manufacters honeslty great work their guys .
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Joined: 04 Nov 2005, 08:52

14 Apr 2006, 22:33 #11

NICE!

very Nice!

Really good interpretation of a very iconic design.

Seriously looking [I Swear Too Much] to seeing this [I Swear Too Much]!
...Have you tried making it out of Polystyrene?
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Joined: 27 Sep 2005, 15:49

16 Apr 2006, 01:06 #12

Krautness!
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Joined: 17 Apr 2006, 01:18

17 Apr 2006, 01:38 #13

Hi all. I would like to thank Lt.Walke for posting my work up here for me and doing his best to show what will hopefully be a cool vehichle. This all would not have been possible without his help(i keep forgetting my camera to take pictures). Second, I want to thank Brave Rifles for the excellent lascannons. They will surely add to the look that I'm looking for. The answer to your question HailTheRuss is yes there will be a hitch for the lascannon but it is my intention to initially model it with the back door down to expose the detailed interior. I will however make the back door closeable so that I can attach the lascannon at a later date. The track design has posed the largest struggle for me, I think at this point the front of the track will be symmetrical with the back. I believe this is necessary to maintain the design elements of the chimera.

I hope to have more pics this weekend

And thanks alot for all your comments.

Cheers
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Joined: 08 Oct 2005, 19:19

17 Apr 2006, 20:00 #14

amazing job and great use of the chimera chasis.
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Joined: 17 Apr 2006, 01:18

07 May 2006, 21:27 #15

O.k. Guys, here are the new pictures of my hanomag. I have [I Swear Too Much] the front hull,added fenders, front suspension(not complete) and the back door. I have also added the drivers hatch from the chimera kit.

But still much left to do.

Hope you like it.

8rad





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Joined: 10 Apr 2006, 03:42

08 May 2006, 01:15 #16

wow good job on that , just one thing to bring up the gap between the front wheels and the track "dose not look right" it looks to open, ok I just went over your last post and you did say that was not done yet so disregard my post.
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Joined: 19 Oct 2005, 21:23

08 May 2006, 02:05 #17

Excelent, you are definatly setting the standard for half and half, hanomag conversions.
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Joined: 17 Apr 2006, 01:18

08 May 2006, 02:28 #18

Just to reply to you Jaeger. The gap will be [I Swear Too Much] with a muffler just as on the actual 251. The dimensions should be pretty close to the actual vehicle because when I lay it on a profile drawing of the vehicle lines up very well. Hopefully with the muffler in it will look more natural.

Thanks for your oppinions, keep em coming. Good or bad.

8rad
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Joined: 21 May 2005, 15:40

08 May 2006, 03:35 #19

How is the Gunner Idea coming along 8rad? I know we were discussing this at an earlier date but I was wondering on your success?

I really like how the hull is turning out. It truly captures the shape and design of the 251. I am still partial to the open track layout, but that being said the [I Swear Too Much] design of your concept has a certain 'je ne ces't quois' about it. I am thinking that you may wat to use the Chimera roof hatches as your engine bay 'bonnet' or hood if you will.

The front fenders the tappered edge needs to be either leveled out to a 90* or inward towards the tire. Maybe even shortened a bit; maybe? Maybe trim the side lip off as well as most fenders only covered about 2/3rds of the top of the tire the exception being automotive fenders pressed into design due to accessability of parts.

The rear hatch looks off a bit as well it is the fact that the plate covers the tracks and also happens to be where the rear hatch is mounted. Maybe beef it up so that the hinge looks to be bracket to the central frame?

I am also wondering if the 251 ever carried a pintle mounted MG for AA use in the rear crew compartment?

I know looking at this it looks like I am being over critical, but in knowing 8rad in person I have 1 seen what he is capable of and 2 I have a good idea of the outcome he is striving for and thus mean all of the above in nothing more than (hopefully) helpful information.

Looking [I Swear Too Much] to our ususal discussions on Friday coming mate.

Lt. Walke
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Joined: 20 May 2005, 06:17

08 May 2006, 03:51 #20

I have to say it looks great.
I love how well you work with plasticard its almost seemless.
And the bottom closed in tight is nice.

It just looks great.
Well done.

;) :)
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Joined: 09 Feb 2006, 11:25

08 May 2006, 10:09 #21

ya when you do work with plasticard how do you make it seem less?
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Joined: 21 May 2005, 15:40

08 May 2006, 11:10 #22

If i remember correctly 8rad uses Tamiya puddy mised with testors liquid glue and then just sands it down after. I may be wrong though.

Lt.
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Joined: 03 May 2006, 14:04

08 May 2006, 11:14 #23

Thats totally awsome! The good ole 251! I bet the Germans didnt realize their design would be used this far ahead! LOL Great project! Jon
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Joined: 06 Jan 2006, 21:11

08 May 2006, 12:39 #24

How do you get the plasticard seams so, well... seamless?! :D
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Joined: 19 Jul 2005, 13:56

08 May 2006, 16:36 #25

Wow, 10/10
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