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ripley

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Panzer III variants
« on: January 28, 2017, 11:38:35 AM »
!st up a Rubicon Stug III kit built as a late Strmhaubitze . No muzzle-break , extra skirt armor on the sides , as well as concrete over the driver and right side hull roof  . Still need a few tank riders to be  added to the rear deck





Next up , a BA III converted to a Panzerbeobachtungswagen  (artillery observation vehicle ) Easy conversion , dummy gun , mg moved to centre of turret , extra bolt on armor front and rear as well as an extra star  antenna






ripley

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Re: Panzer III variants
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 11:47:36 AM »
Now a III N with 75mm gun based on the early L hull





And lastly a true N built on a late M hull , so no side hull escape hatches ,or turret vision slits , deep wading exhaust ,scratch built hull side skirts and a one piece commander's hatch .








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Re: Panzer III variants
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 05:09:05 PM »
Very good.

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Re: Panzer III variants
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 05:26:24 PM »
I really like the Ausf Ns - both of them.  It's easy to see that you've been studying what these tanks actually looked like in the field. 

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Re: Panzer III variants
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 09:59:57 PM »
Thks guys .  Yea , 40 years of building tanks and having a deep parts box helps . Variety of parts from Rubicons stowage sets  as well as  1/48 - 1/35 stuff to HO model railroad boxes , you never know what might come in handy  The 2 Ns are twined with a matching paint scheme Tiger , Rubicons as an early in Russia and the BA steel wheel in Normandy .

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Re: Panzer III variants
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 11:11:44 PM »
Nice work!