Author Topic: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat  (Read 3345 times)

Offline Dr. YoKai

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FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:44:29 AM »
Apologies in advance for the lack of umlauts - I've got a cheat sheet for thme, but its at work. Anyway, I've had a couple of
Hasegawa Tiger I's (late model) in the stash, and when I discovered each kit came with an extra KwK barrel, a flakpanzer
along the lines of the supposed E-100 & Maus projects suggested itself.



Naturally, I couldn't just leave it at that, especially after seeing Buzzbomb's Turbine Panther...so, since Heisenberg was
convinced a spherical form was the way to go, I sloped the rear deck a bit to lower the height of the reactor housing, and
cut up a fishing float, ( or bobber, if you like ) and Lo! Atomic Tiger.



The radar is from an old MPM 262 kit. I'm probably going to re-hang the guns, so that they're trunioned a bit further back.
At high elevation, the gap in the turret is quite pronounced, and I don't want to spend time detailing the interior with its
zombie crew. (  The Nazis did have a bit of help from the Deros on this one...)

A bit more backstory later in the week.

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 01:43:01 PM »
Nice model, indded! :-* :-* :-*

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2013, 10:42:36 AM »
Great name too  :)  'Smilodon' just runs off the tongue easier than 'Sabeltandad Tiger;)
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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2013, 03:55:36 PM »
Love it! great turret! the reactor is brilliant and the antlers just make it wicked.  >:D A terribly cool idea I wish I had thought of!!
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 04:03:15 AM »
 Thanks for the kind words, colleagues! Work continues, though there isn't much to see. I spent this morning re-doing the turret top
 and gun mount.

 

 Somewhere in the back of my brain is a little meme that whispers softly "If I do it right the first time, I won't learn anything
 at all..." I pretty much destroyed the top of the turret trying to to install the altered gun mount, got up this morning, cut the
 thing away, and fixed it.

 Taiidan - Nothing wrong with borrowng inspiration - I got my initial notions from Buzzbomb's build, after all. Go to, mon ami!

 EDIT: As to the name, well, it is a Sabre-Toothed Tiger, afterr all... ;)
« Last Edit: May 20, 2013, 04:04:47 AM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 07:01:41 AM »
Wow that looks killer, Doc!

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 06:44:12 AM »
Doc, great build........ after all... why not :)
Missed you at Wonderfest this year like lots of other missing folk.

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2013, 09:07:23 AM »
Thanks, man - I hope to make Wonderfest in'14.

And her it is, finished.





Valejo dark yellow overall, with various accents in pastels, and markings from a surprisingly still good ESCI sheet from their
 Elefant kit. Backstory tomorrow when I post it in Finished Entries...

Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 01:30:17 AM »
 :) :) :) :-*

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2013, 03:32:49 AM »
 :)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 08:11:15 PM »
Very, very nice.  One to add to the one hundred and one uses for a Tiger tank.  :)
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Re: FlakPanzer Smiledon mit H-Gerat
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 04:06:39 AM »
Looks like it leaped off the pages of Signaal magazine, Doc!

Give the photos some sepia and you could fool many.

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