Sunday, 31 July 2011

Kitchen Table Update #5: Sdkfz 251/22 (Pak40)

Been busy this weekend, instead of the painting shots here's some work I've done on converting a Warlord Sdkfz 251 into a 251/22 with Pak 40. This one has been sitting around for while, with out bits done here and there, however you would have thought this an easy conversion, it wasn't! The Warlord Pak40 itself has a horrible out of scale barrel and muzzle break, and the shield doesn't slip into the 251 body to well. I obtained a 1/48 75mm barrel and married it up with the "jobbed" pak40. The clearing the interior was also a pain as its a one piece cast. Also the thickness of the mudguards is significantly out of scale so these were also slimmed down.

The crew are chopped around Warlord Pak 40 crew, these have the separate head option which make up some nice figures in the end.

I intend to have this one modelled with foliage, so have added some field modified "chicken wire" support as so often seen in Normandy and onwards in responce to the allied air cover.

And finally, my kitchen sink! no prizes for guessing the contents! This is a mundane but vital part of the process, which i do after the initial clean up work. No magic ingredients, just washing up liquid and an old toothbrush.


Anonymous said...

Looks well worth the effort thus far. I've not really looked, but have not bumped into the Pak 40 on a half track before.

The barrel Looks a bit long for it and you might think the recoil would make it tip over?

Troop of Shewe said...

Whilst i dont pretend to say this is a scale kit (I'am working with two seperate models, with their own interpreations on "scale"), i have modelled the barrel to look as close as i can get. The turned aluminum barrel has been reduced in length to make it more representative of the real thing, i dont think it is too bad a representation.

But yes it is an ungainly vehicle, but you have to admit it is business like :o). I have high hopes for this one when it is finished.

Anonymous said...

Well I'm sure it packs major punch and looks great.

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