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The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« on: December 24, 2017, 02:04:36 PM »
In collaboration with Heer46, we are bringing you the Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger with 8.8 cm PaK 43 L/71 for the Wehrmacht in resin.  The Waffenträger will be release in Q1/18 in limited quantity from Heer46 and via our US webstore.

















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Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2017, 04:49:11 PM »
Interesting move.

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 05:03:30 PM »
Interesting move.

From what I can see, heer46 is the customer and Rubicon is the company contracted  to create the model for them and making the master model. This seems to be separate from any of their own kits.

Rubicon are a design company afterall ;) I think that’s why they push the boundaries of model making so much as their 1/56 plastic range essentially becomes their portfolio.
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Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 05:21:47 PM »
This is slightly different in that their US distribution is getting into the act.

Previously the only contract work they have shown was the T26 master, though there is plenty of mentions of the effects of the contract work.

http://forum.rubiconmodels.com/index.php?topic=231.msg2094#msg2094

As I said an interesting move and one to be applauded.

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Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 11:05:54 PM »
Hmm , that's interesting . Nice looking piece of resin . The late - late war , paper panzer stuff is not my cup but I know a few guys who will be wetting themselves with excitement   ::)   IRC the Germans also had / planed a 6 wheel version of this thing with a 128mm gun . I wonder how the crew crew would service the gun in that tiny turret with those large shells ? 

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Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2017, 11:07:02 AM »
You should promote this to the World of Tanks fanbase.  Millions of potential sales there...

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2018, 10:31:12 PM »
Will you have this at Salute this year?

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Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2018, 10:43:49 PM »
Will you have this at Salute this year?

We are making arrangement for this.  :)

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2018, 11:24:21 PM »
Will you have this at Salute this year?

We are making arrangement for this.  :)
Cool.


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Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2018, 02:13:22 AM »

 Cool indeed, I hope there's some left by the time I get there.

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« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 01:05:50 AM »
I got mine.

I have to remind myself that it is resin and not polystyrene/ABS.

Are there any instructions?

Not sure how the gun is mounted in the turret.

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Re: The Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger in resin
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 03:34:01 AM »
 I got one too, it's a beautiful casting, really clean & straight (the turret needs a little tweak out at the top).
 Admittedly, slightly more comprehensive instructions would have helped make how to mount the gun more obvious - but when you refer back to the images in this thread it becomes more apparent. The two small rectangular panels fit on the inside of the turrets front facing - they can only go one way - with the small pins sticking out into the turret's interior - the gun mounts onto these, with the two small studs on the sides of the gun mount outside the turret. Now I'd like to find some crew - it'll be tricky as there really isn't much room in there, but it'd give it more life than putting the lid on.
 Hope thats of some use :)
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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2018, 03:48:20 AM »
Thanks.

I did not have any instructions

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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 06:50:59 AM »
I got all the French resin vehicles. Instructions inside the lid in each box. Stupid question I know, but did you check inside the lid?  :)

The casting quality really is superb. If I didn’t know it was resin, I’d have said it was plastic. Totally lightweight and wonderfully sharp detail. Absolutely top notch. Can’t wait to get started on them  :)

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« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2018, 02:19:19 PM »
@CaptainBlood: the box is empty on my desk as I type and it is not in either of the two sets of French decals (DCFR001) that were in there.

I agree it is an amazing casting, it is drying after the customary wash.

@Ballardian: now you have pointed them out, I see what you mean about the gun mount.

So, has anyone thought about their colour scheme?

So far I have seen:

Yellow with and without camouflage.
Yellow hull, primer turret (with or without camouflaged barrel).
Primer (again with or without camouflaged barrel).
Grey/bare metal.
Green with camouflage.
UN white (!).