Author Topic: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier  (Read 7717 times)

Offline Buzzbomb

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Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« on: December 15, 2013, 10:57:11 AM »
Ok.. I should be working on the Airship Carrier.. a bit has been done but...
I was doing a shelf purge and removing models that were.. to current standands..not up to standard.
So I pulled this off the shelf and the gun fell off and went... hmmmmm ?????


A further rummage around the spares box found an old Soviet 120mm Mortar,which the Germans did use.
So a quick fit and a further HMMMMM !!!!

So after a bit of card and stuff.. we are here



Flesh this out a bit more with a few more doo dads and then see what it looks like under paint.

Cheers.. Brian T
« Last Edit: April 10, 2024, 11:32:25 AM by Buzzbomb »

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 11:15:20 AM »
Looks like another good one on the way, Brian! :D

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 11:54:48 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 12:10:44 PM »
Buzz thats awesome!!!   :-*   Tis my dream to do some of my '46 SdKfz234 conversions in 1/35th one day .....

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 12:18:46 PM »
Like how you included a box & stuff and ready round rack right on.
Noticed how well card stock matches-flows with original side plates.
Looks the part repurposed as mortar carriage.  :)

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 02:20:38 AM »
 That is a nifty whiff!

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 03:25:18 PM »
Nearly there.

So added some more stuff inside, base plate and extra Bipod so the mortar can be dismounted.




Next a figure or two then... to the paint shop !
« Last Edit: April 10, 2024, 11:33:09 AM by Buzzbomb »

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 11:43:16 PM »
Looking great.  :)
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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013, 07:18:19 AM »
Great looking SP mortar.
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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2013, 10:00:23 AM »
Loving the details as it's coming together ....... really think the mortar frame and baseplate on the rear is a great touch (might pinch the idea at some stage).   :-*

Brent

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 05:25:46 AM »
That's a great concept and it looks like you're well on your way towards a very convincing model indeed!

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2013, 10:15:12 AM »
Ok.. pretty much done here

So first up after the initial paint job, time to go dotty, some oil paint blotches to lighten and weather up the paint work a bit


This is where we ended up




Put one of those Dragon pre-painted figures on and done.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2024, 11:34:21 AM by Buzzbomb »

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2013, 10:35:38 AM »
Apart from the overall result which is awesome, that's a superb paint finish, nicely balanced and great tones.

And Dragon make prepainted figs?!!!! - jeez I am out of that loop!

cheers
Brent

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2013, 12:31:28 PM »
Geez!  That came together beautifully!  Well done!

Cheers,

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2013, 01:12:07 PM »
Is a natural as a mortar hauler :)
Like the used look with dirt on tires and wear on interior finish  :)

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2013, 11:38:21 PM »
Great job and a very natural feel to the whole thing.  Well done that man. :)
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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2014, 03:22:06 AM »
 :)
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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2014, 02:26:03 AM »
Sweet! 8)

And Dragon make prepainted figs?!!!! - jeez I am out of that loop!

You & me, both, brother! :icon_surprised:

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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2014, 02:35:15 AM »
That is a knock out punch in both concept and execution  :) I still havn't worked up the nerve to do that oil paint dot thingy yet (sorry the exact term escapes me at the moment)
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Re: Sdkfz 234/M 120mm Mortar Carrier
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2014, 09:47:44 PM »
Super build and quite plausible - Definitely gets the creative juices flowing