Again some heavy metal arty… 1:35th scale Mörser Karl with is accompanying railway carriers from Trumpeter. Also the corresponding figures and munitions panzer 4 will be included. Some more things are still brewing in my mind, but I’ll see about that later… Something like a couple of waggons, 2 locomotives and a Mercedes L4500, all in a railyard.
Anyhoo, over to the pictures…
This is a pic of the original:
I’ll skip the pics of the construction that has taken place and will go right to where I’m at:
Carriers (Trumpeter): Compete
Yeah, not everyone has crossed the thin red line yet.
Thanks, it is nice to recap sometimes. Keeps your focus.
As far as I can see, the old forum will be set to archive shortly, so posting on the old one has little use…
Great update on your build, the support gantry rollingstock look impressively substantial, and I especially like the subtle wear you’ve shown on the buffers, a small detail, but one that works beautifully to enhance the larger elements, .
Since we have a steamtram museum (so called because they are smaller and lighter than your regular trains, but technically the same) in our home town, I have ample opportunity to study trains and noticed that the buffers all have some kind of grease/gunk on them…
During the autumn holidays, we went to stay in the mobile home of my in-laws, which was a nice opportunity for me to start working on the Mercedes L-4500. First impressions were rather good. Parts are mostly clean cast, with not too much flash.
The tires are post war and no side details are present.
After some searching, I came across Panzer Art, from Poland. The images looked very good, and after coaxing my wife, I ordered a set. The price is more than reasonable (€13,- for 7 wheels plus 2 hubs), and what is more : the detailing is great! Only some flash needs to be removed, but nothing a sharp hobby knife cannot handle. And casting blocks are minimal.
How many vehicles/trains/rollingstock will be incorporated into your dio?
The resin tyres definitely look better, the plastic ones remind of the rubber ring I had when I was learning to swim some 50yrs ago, …thought I’d add the time period incase Tim suggested it was last week, .