Building GDR NVA

Finished my SPW–50 PK (B) recovery vehicle.





It´s an early Trumpeter release, a little bit simple. Headlight guard are from PE, hence I rebuild from wire and plastic rods.

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Pick-up Truck Soviet style. Helpful when you visit Walmart Sibiria.:slight_smile:




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Was this when Christ was a Corporal? Sounds like a long time ago …

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Thinking about painting my AT-T model in Verzerrungsanstrich


Image for discussion only

Did a competition, Tamiya XF-67 vs. XF-26. I think XF-67 wins.

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Some progress on my AT-T. First test on making the bow from 0.40x0.60 strip.
One down, four to go.

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Bow kit finished.


About time to break out the airbrush!

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For those interested, I did today a walkaround on a Kleinkübelwagen P601A.





































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Best photos I’ve seen of it so far. Nice job!

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It just looks so cheesy. Like it’s falling apart as you look at it!

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Those front seats look kind of comfy though, except for the seatbelts of course.

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This is the 1:35 Panzershop version - actually near the beginning of this thread - but just for info:

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As a matter of fact, these cars were extremely reliable. They had to be when you have to wait for car 10+ years. I never heard a person from GDR complaining about his car :rofl:. As you can see from the pics, the cover (sheet) was bolted to the chassis.The cars consists of a frame from steel covered with cotton that was soaked in resin or so. Helped the GDR save precious steel for military products.:slight_smile: That`s why the car was called “Plaste” (plastic) or Pappe (cardboard). At least they had no problems with rust. The P601A´s rear was made of metal as you can see. When you ever drove a East German Autobahn, you know why the had a cross-country suspension.

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The same car with canvas roof up.

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Trabant P601 A in “action”. A GDR view.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw0H2per7Mg
“Pött, pöttt, pött”

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I had to drive the autobahn through the DDR from Berlin to Helmstedt many times on my motorcycle.
That particular stretch may have been a little better to impress us, but I doubt it. Bumpy expansion joints, pot holes, virtually no shoulder, and not much signage - which led me to take a wrong turn once. Not a good thing if they caught you.

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I probably commented on this before but I’ll say it again- great job Brian.

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Wow excellent pics! Cool little vehicle

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I’m probably in danger of being perceived as seeking plaudits for plaudits’ sake(!)

I really must finish the Inner German Border dio; I have to redo the base then just install the vehicle and 2 x figures. Even so, it’s a bit more than I can cope with right now.

Anyway, thanks Richard.

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I want to echo the sentiments about your build. I originally just gave it a like because when I try to write things on my phone it can lead to disastrous consequnces…

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Plaudits are well deserved Brian!

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