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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7 Prototype 170717
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2017, 05:21:12 PM »
Finally had the chance to get the SdKfz 7 prototype ready.
Make some minor changes to the design to ease commercial
production and build assembly.  The overall outlook had not
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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7 Prototype 170717
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2017, 05:52:07 PM »
It looks terrific.  I would worry about those rifle barrels getting snapped off if I was using it in a wargame without the canopy, but the detail on the rifle racks is lovely.

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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7 Prototype 170717
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2017, 06:02:03 PM »
It looks terrific.  I would worry about those rifle barrels getting snapped off if I was using it in a wargame without the canopy, but the detail on the rifle racks is lovely.

Each of the rifles are optional and can be modeled without them, so no worries!

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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7 Prototype 170717
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2017, 08:02:58 PM »
Looks good.

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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7 Prototype 170717
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2017, 11:59:08 PM »
Loooks really good now.
Hoping this will be included in the Q3 2017 release.
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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7 Prototype 170717
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2017, 01:26:19 AM »
Hoping this will be included in the Q3 2017 release.

Don't think that will happen... mould making for the figures has a very long queue at the moment.

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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724
« Reply #36 on: July 24, 2017, 02:57:16 PM »
The SdKfz 7/1 was a standard SdKfz 7 halftrack mounted with a special superstructure to allow installation of a fully traversible 20mm Flakvierling 38. The Flakvierling mounted four 20mm Flak 38 guns and had maximum rate of fire of 1800 rounds per minute. Though intended for anti-aircraft use, it was also effective against ground targets.



















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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724
« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2017, 03:42:02 AM »
Nice.

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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2017, 08:17:09 AM »
Looks great , Don't forget an ammunition trailer or lots of extra clips for the guns . These babies went through ammo like a hot knife through butter . There are different trailers , Sonder Anhanger ( special trailer ) 56 for the 20 mm and SA 57 for the  37 mm guns , but in this scale you should be able to get away with making a generic one  , I won't tell  :D
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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2017, 10:44:39 AM »
How can you go without crew for such a big vehicle?

Here are some preliminary sculpts... a few common bodies with multiple heads and arms options.  Shown here are DAK personnel.



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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2017, 09:46:49 PM »
They look a bit depressed.  I've noticed that a lot of the recent vehicle passengers have their heads down...

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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2017, 07:02:43 AM »
cant wait for that flak....

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Re: SdKfz 7 Prime Mover 8t - SdKfz 7/1 Prototype 170724
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2017, 09:14:46 PM »
The crew figures look good, except for the field caps which look too high and the peaks are much too large. If you look at WWII photographs, DAK field caps mostly look quite squashy, casual, and with smallish peaks. This is why I had to swap Perry heads onto my BMW R75 crew. These caps just don't have the right look to them for the DAK rank and file.