Author Topic: SdKfz 251/1 Ausf C & Expansion Kits - 250/7 & 251/2 TS1 Painted 170110  (Read 19086 times)

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It is not a Hetzer or King Tiger... at least not yet!   ;D

This is the SdKfz 251/1 Ausf C, a follow-up kit of the 251 family for early and mid war gamers.

The base kit include:
- a two sprue plastic kit
- come with MG34 and MG42 machine guns
- come with fully closed or half open canvas top
- rear exit door can be assembled in open or closed position

With the release of this new kit, we will be releasing Expansion Kits that are compatible with either the SdKfz 251 Ausf C/D.

251/1 with sPzB 41 - C & D
251/1 Stuka zu Fuss - D only - released
251/2 Mortar Carrier - C & D
251/3 Communications - C & D
251/7 Assault Engineer I - C & D - released
251/7 Assault Engineer II - C & D
251/8 Ambulance - C & D - released
251/9 Stummel - C & D
251/9 with Kanone 51 - D only
251/10 with 3.7cm PaK 36 - C & D - released
251/16 Flammpanzerwagen - C & D
251/22 with 7.5cm PaK 40 L/46 - D only



















Enjoy!
« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 03:55:38 PM by Rubicon Models »

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 12:32:18 PM »
A Hetzer?

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 02:41:48 PM »
A Maus? Or it rather looks  like a P1000 Ratte...

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 04:48:23 PM »
Confirmation of the 250 alte?

Or something like an 8rad?
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Re: German Armoured Vehicle - RESERVED...
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2015, 06:13:47 AM »
maybe a king tiger? there was a poll about them a while ago

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 01:18:21 AM »
maybe a king tiger? there was a poll about them a while ago
Yeah, I hope so. I would love a KT but, I don't think it would be a good decision for Rubicon, as probably not many people would buy it, but I would be one .

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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 09:11:22 PM »
I would second the hetzer or something on the pz 38(t). we saw some parts of te underside of the hull a while back.

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 04:42:10 AM »
I would second the hetzer or something on the pz 38(t). we saw some parts of te underside of the hull a while back.

Very good point!
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Re: German Armoured Vehicle - RESERVED...
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2015, 08:00:01 AM »
Hetzer or a Marder III maybe . As a modeler I would love a Tiger II , both Porsche and Henschel  turrets and maybe even a Jadg T. But as a gamer ,ouch , these cats cost you  big points, 550 - 650   . Can't see too many being set out on the board . Although if we had a 8 x 12 foot table ... and  maybe 3000 point armies ... I could use a couple as road blocks  ;D My big cats always seem to break down or run out of fuel , think I need to get some luckier dice

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Re: German Armoured Vehicle - RESERVED...
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2015, 08:58:22 AM »
I thought it'd be a Hetzer because if the mystery drawing earlier.  I'm not hugely keen on a Hetzer, simply because they're not very interesting to look at (I'd prefer a Marder).  But it's probably useful for gaming purposes.  Presumably Rubicon would include the flamethrower version.

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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2015, 12:30:05 AM »
I love the hetzer, but whatever it is i might buy it anyway, as long as it is mid to late war. Im addicted to plastic kits....(and i hate working with resin).
I'm not quite sure how a 38(t) would sell, but marders (+grille) should be quite popular. Same for the hetzer, but this would be another kit. there are some kits that could use the hetzers hull, but those were not produced en masse. (stummel, etc.)

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Re: German Armoured Vehicle - RESERVED...
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2015, 06:00:19 AM »
My big cats always seem to break down or run out of fuel , think I need to get some luckier dice

quite a common accurance IRL from what I can gather, maybe you should stick with PzIV?

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2015, 08:32:58 PM »
I love the hetzer, but whatever it is i might buy it anyway, as long as it is mid to late war. Im addicted to plastic kits....(and i hate working with resin).

I share that addiction...and your dislike of resin.

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there are some kits that could use the hetzers hull, but those were not produced en masse. (stummel, etc.)

The Hetzer shared very little with the Pzr 38T, and the only variant (apart from the flamethrower version) was the Bergepanzerwagen 38.

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2015, 05:41:30 AM »
The Hetzer shared very little with the Pzr 38T, and the only variant (apart from the flamethrower version) was the Bergepanzerwagen 38.
While the differences between the pz38(t) and the hetzer are true, there were more variants that were build of the later.
15cm sIG 33/2 auf jagdpanzer 38 - 30 built or converted very late in the war
Aufklärungspanzer 38 - different armament ( 7,5cm K-51 & 2cm Flak 38) were "in testing" at the end of the war, though some might have been in frontline use.

Im looking foreward to the 251 kits, even though its not a real surprise with the prototypes alreadyshown (for the "D"). Well this year is going to be expensive. *sigh*
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Re: SdKfz 251/1 Ausf C & Expansion Kits
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2015, 09:03:05 AM »
Cool - a Rubicon SdKfz 251 Ausf C.  Hopefully with the correct (leather) seats, unlike Warlord's.  Good to see you've also omitted the rivets - only a few Ausf Cs were riveted.

The Engineer variant looks great.  Will it have new parts?  I like the "Flivo" too - especially the extendable antenna.  That would make a great diorama subject.  And the "Stummel" - one of my favourite variants.

A production version of the Kanone 51 on an Ausf C?  We went through this before.  The Ausf C was out of production by the time this mounting for the L/24 was introduced.  As your list indicates, it should be D only.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2015, 11:30:57 AM by Pinky »