Author Topic: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew TS1 Plastic 180220  (Read 7772 times)

Queeg

  • Cadet
  • *
  • Posts: 7
    • View Profile
    • Houseofqueeg
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #45 on: December 07, 2016, 02:31:06 PM »
Dang that's nice !!!!

Pinky

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,492
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #46 on: December 07, 2016, 04:39:24 PM »
Agreed - very nice.

I think the seated figures are better. 

H0ffmn

  • Private
  • *
  • Posts: 135
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #47 on: December 08, 2016, 12:58:18 AM »
On the back of the soldier, the soldier getting on to the kettenkrad on the right, it looks like there is a low spot on  the tunic for a rifle to fit into. I can see the sling molded in place. After looking at the front of this figure,it looks like the sling goes under his ammo pouches behind the belt that they are attached to. You should definetly mold this so that the sling goes over all field equipment, for quick removal.
 Otherwise,these figures look very good. I especially like the second semi-standing driver, which can be used for both a moving and stationary kettenkrad

oreoc23

  • Cadet
  • *
  • Posts: 10
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2017, 10:01:43 AM »
I found a Facebook Page on the Infanteriekarren IF8 cart you might like! The Photo section shows war time photos of the Cart being dragged by Vehicles, Troops, Horses and even dogs!  The most interesting version is for a Panzerschreck section (Aug 2014). Possibly some conversion ideas that I thought I would share....        https://www.facebook.com/pg/infanteriekarren/photos/
                                                                                                                                                                                           

ultravanillasmurf

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,448
    • View Profile
    • Blog:
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2017, 05:57:20 PM »
I was just reading the Osprey Fortifications book (Atlantic Wall - South wall) and they had an illustration of a Goliath as a beach defence deployed from a garage.

Additionally, it mentioned there were electric  (302?) and petrol driven (303?) ones, which is this?

ripley

  • Sergeant
  • ***
  • Posts: 961
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2017, 08:30:47 PM »
Early Goliath electric ( SdKfz 302 )  built 1942  ( too expensive) , in 1943 , petrol version built ( SdKfz 303a - 75 kilo explosive  / SdKfz 303b - 100 kilo explosive   . As of March 44 , 2500 electric and 3700 gas in stock  for use . So the one in the garage could be either . Which would work better in sandy wet conditions ? Judging from photos , the electric ( battery ) version had a flat top and sides , the gas has what looks like small sponsons ( think WWI Brit MkI  tank ) and a air scoop (?) on the top
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 11:44:15 PM by ripley »

ultravanillasmurf

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,448
    • View Profile
    • Blog:
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2017, 03:23:39 AM »
Just finished the Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross (as mentioned earlier one of these appears in it).

The various crew would make a fun option.

ripley

  • Sergeant
  • ***
  • Posts: 961
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2017, 05:20:50 AM »
Really hope this ( and the motorbike ) get released soon . Have lots of ideas for modeling and I have no Krads to build , its driving me a little crazy :o

Swamprat33

  • Private
  • *
  • Posts: 65
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew Prototypes 161207
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2017, 06:01:39 PM »
I built one of the Warlord Kettenkrads last year but it is not great.
Really looking forward to getting the Rubicon model soon.

Cheers
Tim

Rubicon Models

  • Administrator
  • Lieutenant
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,933
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew TS1 Plastic 180220
« Reply #54 on: February 20, 2018, 11:27:56 AM »
A much-needed progress update on the crew for the Kettenkrad.  The delay is due to the long queue and priority issues with figure mould making... Crew TS1 plastic is finally upon us!



























Enjoy!
;)

ripley

  • Sergeant
  • ***
  • Posts: 961
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew TS1 Plastic 180220
« Reply #55 on: February 20, 2018, 11:45:43 AM »
Nice looking kit . Great to have a mobile and static crew for Goliath . Take a look at 1st two pictures , the outside wheels on the left side are wrong , maybe someone put the inside wheels on the outside . I would never , ever  do that  ::) ( again  :-[ )

Pinky

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,492
    • View Profile
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew TS1 Plastic 180220
« Reply #56 on: February 20, 2018, 02:46:17 PM »
These figures look good - the posing is very nice, although the half-prone figure looks as though he's sitting in a hole.  Overall it looks like a great set.

ultravanillasmurf

  • Captain
  • ****
  • Posts: 1,448
    • View Profile
    • Blog:
Re: SdKfz 2 Kettenkrad with if.8 & Goliath - Crew TS1 Plastic 180220
« Reply #57 on: February 20, 2018, 05:49:10 PM »


I agree with Pinky, the guy on the left looks like he has been dropped from a considerable height. Have a go at getting someone to sit like that.

The rest looks great. Will there be enough heads for all helmets or all caps?