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Post  The Zod on Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:08 am

http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/newkitnews/amusinghobby.html

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Re: Amusing Hobby News.

Post  S P Hammerton on Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:02 pm

I'm currently blogging their Neubaufahrzeug elsewhere, and it's a smashing kit.

But I'm a little disappointed that Amusing Hobby seem to have gone down the "Paper Panzer" route that is already too well trodden by Trumpeter and others.

I was hoping for some more of the quirky early-war vehicles that were built.

Still, I'm confident these will be good kits as well.

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Re: Amusing Hobby News.

Post  The Zod on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:21 am

S P Hammerton wrote:I'm currently blogging their Neubaufahrzeug elsewhere, and it's a smashing kit.

But I'm a little disappointed that Amusing Hobby seem to have gone down the "Paper Panzer" route that is already too well trodden by Trumpeter and others.

I was hoping for some more of the quirky early-war vehicles that were built.

Still, I'm confident these will be good kits as well.

Simon

I know I will buy the VK 3002. The other paper panzers I will pass. How is the fir of the Neubaufahzeug?

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Re: Amusing Hobby News.

Post  S P Hammerton on Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:51 pm

Hi Chad

The NbFz is a lovely kit. It has everything you need, including some very nice working tracks. They've had a go at a form of poseable suspension. But in reality it's better to leave them in the neutral position.

You get two thicknesses of etch with working tool clamps. But I've used some of Jenny's wonderful tool clamps as they're easier on my mangled hands.

The build is going in Airfix Model World Magazine, so I'm putting the finishing touches to the article (including a sidebar on the Jenny's Clamps) over the weekend.

But if you want a model of the Neubaufahrzeug in 35th, this is the one to have.

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Post  The Zod on Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:31 am

Thanks Simon. Very Happy If and when I get one,I will have to add a different 75mm barrel. What a Face

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Re: Amusing Hobby News.

Post  S P Hammerton on Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:08 am

If you mean the Neubaufahrzeug, don't bother. The barrels are nicely slide-moulded.

There's no rifling, but you wouldn't see it on a barrel of this calibre.

The rifling lands on a 28cm K5 Railgun were only 7mm, so you'd barely see them in 1/35th.

Most of the rifling on Alloy barrels is ridiculously overdone.

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Re: Amusing Hobby News.

Post  The Zod on Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:11 am

S P Hammerton wrote:If you mean the Neubaufahrzeug, don't bother. The barrels are nicely slide-moulded.

There's no rifling, but you wouldn't see it on a barrel of this calibre.

The rifling lands on a 28cm K5 Railgun were only 7mm, so you'd barely see them in 1/35th.

Most of the rifling on Alloy barrels is ridiculously overdone.

Simon

Sorry. Embarassed I meant change the barrel to an L/48. To me a tank that siize needs a longer barrel. I am a huge fan of hypothetical stuff. Smile

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Re: Amusing Hobby News.

Post  S P Hammerton on Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:23 am

Oh I see.

The turret is large enough, but the armour was quite thin. In Norway the 25mm Hotchkiss Anti-Tank guns had no trouble penetrating them.

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Post  The Zod on Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:26 am

S P Hammerton wrote:Oh I see.

The turret is large enough, but the armour was quite thin. In Norway the 25mm Hotchkiss Anti-Tank guns had no trouble penetrating them.

Simon
Yikes. affraid i did not realize the armour was that thin. That tank was pretty much a propoganda tank right?

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Re: Amusing Hobby News.

Post  Andy J on Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:03 pm

I do have a weakness for Paper Panzers so these have caught my interest. The DB Panther especially so as this was the version that should have been manufactured. Luckily for everyone else, common sense was severely rationed in Germany at that time.

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