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Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - US Forward Observers 180318
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:14:59 PM »
Looks like the hands plug into the arms, which would explain why it needs to be done that way.

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - US Forward Observers 180318
« on: March 18, 2018, 04:45:55 PM »
The only thing I would say is that the sleeve shirt of the guys laying down seem to defy gravity somewhat.

Otherwise they’re really nice and I look forward (pun intended) to including these in myUS army when I redo the whole thing with your models.

General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: March 17, 2018, 07:11:01 PM »
So in short, it’s not a flakpanzer 38(t), it’s a bergepanzer 38(t) with a field modification that they only made 2 of.

At least they’ve not called it a flakpanzer. They’ve just called it a Hetzer with 2cm

This hybrid tank is designed by fitting a 20mm anti-air gun into a casemate of a Hetzer for trouble shooting.

In April 1944, mass production of the Hetzer was launched in the BMM plant in Prague. This tank destroyer named Sturmgeschütz Neuer Art with 7,5cm Pak 39 L / 48 on Fahrgestell Panzer 38 (t) takes over the modified chassis of the Czech light tank. A welded casing and slightly shielded is grafted on the platform. To compensate for the thinness of the shielding, the plates are strongly inclined in order to favor the ricochet of the projectiles. The machine gives satisfaction in tank hunter version despite the cramped space of the compartment. The manufacture of a version equipped with a 120mm mortar is envisaged, but no follow-up is given to this project. The frame is also used for the realization of a recovery tank equipped with a winch and an anchoring spade.

At the end of the conflict, a number of tanks are being built in factories. Several unfinalized tank chasers' chassis will be used unarmed by the Czech insurrection. It appears that at least two Berge Hetzer chassis not equipped with the winch and the anchor cover were converted into Flak Panzer by installing in the central compartment a 2cmFlak38. This conversion seems to be more of a makeshift joke realized in the last weeks of the conflict, than the draft of a prototype.


Category: Conversion of a recovery tank into a close defense tank

Shipyard: BMM, Skoda, Praha

Copies produced: NC (at least two copies photographed)

Crew: NC


Weight: NC

Length: NC

Width: 2.63 m

Height: 2.17 m


Shielding superstructure

Front: 60 mm

Lateral: 20 mm

Chassis shield

Front: 60 mm

Lateral: 20 mm


Maximum speed on the road: 42 km / h

Maximum speed in any terrain: 16 km / h


on the road: 177 km

All Terrain: 130 km

Slope: 37 °

Vertical obstacle: 0.65 cm

Trench: 1.31 m

Ford: 0.89 m


Main: 1 anti air gun 2cmFlak38

Ammunition: NC


Engine: Praga EPA AC / 2

Power: 158 hp at 2,600 rpm

Radio: FuG Spr f

General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:52:35 PM »
Maybe my google-fu skills aren’t the best, but what variant of flakpanzer 38t have they made? I can’t find anything that looks like it.

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:25:30 PM »
Maybe it was a WarHQ stand and they joined them then :p

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:24:52 PM »
They had their own stand to display stuff. They invited WarHQ to join them to sell the kits on their stand.

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: March 16, 2018, 05:59:54 AM »
They were there last year.

Same plastic, just different pigmentation.

Plastic magic all the way.

Without starting the usual argument, revell is pointless to use as it will fall apart.

General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:45:14 AM »
Warlord do also have a contractor they use for producing their own kits, like Antares. It’s possible that it’s a kit made by them.

From memory they also design some of the PSC stuff.

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: February 27, 2018, 02:43:55 AM »
You don’t have to worry about rent ;)

It’s pretty standard in the industry. When I used to work for Big Evil Corp., their lead time was around 2yrs which is why they didn’t like the designers talking about upcoming stuff, mainly as the upcoming stuff was distant memory for them! That said, from what I heard blood bowl was done in 6months but the model quality shows the rush..

DD Sherman needs modifications to the lower hull, so it’s not an easy a job as it sounds.

Plus they were on M4A1 and M4A4, neither of which are produced yet.

Would be so cool though.

General Discussions / Re: Q1/2018???
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:32:57 PM »
Yeah, it’s usually a year from when they announce/show the initial line drawings.

Work In Progress / Re: SdKfz 222/223/260/261 - SdKfz 260/261 TS5 180221
« on: February 22, 2018, 01:57:17 AM »
I’m seeing a lot of people take specialised command units like this for tank platoons at my event. I guess it’s a cheaper option.

Work In Progress / Re: Codename: Sherman 2016 - T23 Prototype 180217
« on: February 18, 2018, 02:10:27 AM »
Oh nice.

Will the resin kits be following the same release schedules as the tank kits (Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4)?

Would like to see some dozer blades too

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