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Post  John T on Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:57 am

Hi folks

This is what I think I will build for this Group Build, here is the 'Howitzer going mate' gun:


To be in tow behind a Leichte Zugkraftwagen 3t Sd.Kfz.11 Einheltsfahrerhaus PoopenSchfinterfarten Sumthinorother


On a small base with a couple of figures in casual poses, I have no idea what they will be, I rarely do figures. Actually, feel free to make suggestions. Thanks

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JT


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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  Jenny Ryan on Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:39 am

Oh Kewl , Hmmm Figures Rolling Eyes ..... Leave it with me Wink .

A Leichte Zugkraftwagen 3t Sd.Kfz.11 Einheltsfahrerhaus PoopenSchfinterfarten Sumthinorother , well I think the shortened version is LikethepizzaHaus and they were often used to deliver food to troops on the front line (specially the Italians) .... actually the back of the tray is ideal to carry a looted cupboard with ultra realistic woodgrain finish Very Happy

Do you envision the tractor actually towing the gun or alongside it in a firing position ?

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Post  S P Hammerton on Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:03 am

You know, sometimes I think you two are using English, but you're just using some strange Antipodean patois.

It's good fun though.

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Post  Pavel Zabák on Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:23 pm

Hey hey monkeyboy ride. cheers
Perfect, another long vehicle Twisted Evil COOOOOOL
I like it.

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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  John T on Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:24 pm

Hi guys, thanks for looking. At last I'm getting round to this, here are the dated start photos:




Now I've opened the plastic and looked at the sprues, I can say the parts looked real sharp and finely detailed. They appear to be very nice kits (so far).

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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  G Cooper on Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:28 pm



Ohhh ! Very Happy

That Poopenschuten Einhardfharts wagen thingamathingy looks kewl What a Face . But I really wanna see that Howitzer go together.

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Post  John T on Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:12 pm

Hi Gary, I aim to please: here is progress on the howitzer. Very Happy

Did I say these look like nice kits? Oh well Evil or Very Mad The breech, frame and recoil rail are done. There's lots of small parts to the kit, and unfortunately they don't fit together very happily. You can see the grey material which is Mr Surfacer 500 that I used to fill gaps.
The arrow points to the recoil cylinder pushrod, which was styrene but I replaced with a bit of a paperclip. I did this because it's already shiny metal.


The poor fit and seam removal really slow things down. Thanks for following.

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Post  G Cooper on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:11 pm


Hiya JT:

Ohhh. We like shiney things What a Face .



and burney thingys too Suspect



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Post  Jenny Ryan on Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:02 am

Hiya JT ,

Well it is a good start I think unless it is firing , shouldn't the recoil cylinder butt (crease) up to the breech ?

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Post  John T on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:04 am

Hi Gary, What a Face remember: shiney good!!! Twisted Evil Burney bad!!! Evil or Very Mad

Hi Jenny, well spotted!! The gun is not glued in there yet. With such keen observations, we cannot help butt increase our knowledge!!

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Post  G Cooper on Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:00 pm

John T wrote:Hi Gary, What a Facebutt increase
Cheers
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What a Face


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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  Jenny Ryan on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:31 pm

G Cooper wrote:
John T wrote:Hi Gary, What a Facebutt increase
Cheers
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What a Face


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Hey where is my $25 ? I said it first ! Sad

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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  John T on Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:28 am



Hi folks, here are some progress shots. As you can see the kit includes a turned aluminium barrel and brass recoil cylinder. There's no PE and I'm not going down that road, but many of the small details do lend themselves to a PE upgrade.




There are some sink marks, some of which already have grey filler shown here. The tricky ones are inside the wheel rims:


Assembly almost done. Cheers!
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Re: leFH18/40, Sd.Kfz.11 - 'LOST!!'

Post  John T on Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:33 am

Hi, the leFH18/40 Howitzer is built and ready for paint. Despite my criticisms, it builds into a nicely detailed model.


The main components left unglued, ready to be painted.


Next the halftrack, plus some items to be organised for a small diorama also.

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Post  The Zod on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:15 am

Great work on that howitzer JT. cheers

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