|This is an Panzer Befehlswagen (Pz.Bef.Wg) III Ausf.K. It was made from a Esci 1/72 Pz.IIIM, with the turret from an Airfix Pz.IV. The front of the turret has been remodelled and the Pz.III gun been mounted. I have also made some smokelaunchers and antennas. In one of the pictures below, two antennas are missing.|
|The New Revell Panzer III Ausf.M to the left and the old Esci Panzer III Ausf. N to the right.|
| The New Revell Panzer III Ausf.M to the left and a Revell Panzer IV Ausf.H to the right. Both in
I wanted both kits built from the same unit with similar camo and sideskirts. When I had decided on what to build I went out and bought the kits on a friday, five days later they were ready. It was fun to do a really quick build for once.
|Slovakian Panzer III Ausf. N from Esci to the left and a Bulgarian Panzer IV Ausf.H from Revell to the right.|
|This is an AlBy Wirbelwind turret mounted on the Revell Panzer Ausf.J hull. I had heard so
many positive comments on the AlBy stuff so I was a bit surprised when building this.|
The gun is a really impressive thing with brass barrels and nice details. The actual turret was a different thing. The parts wasn't very good, they didn't fit really so I had to make some "plates" of plastic card to get it together. I suspect it was part of a Esci Pz.IV conversion and I think it's out of production now. Perhaps they release one for the Revell kit sometime.
|I bought the Revell Stug IV fully aware of the awful chassie and gun that comes with the kit.
I was planning to substitute the bogies an the gun with parts from tne Esci or the Hasegawa Panzer IV, but when I developed a dislike for those kits the project was put to rest.|
When i bought a Revell Pz IV I had a look at my Stug and realized that the Pz IV chassie did fit on the Stug with minimal alternations the project was on the road again.
I decided to make some changes to the hatchs and a new MG-mount on the roof to make it to a later version.
I liked the result so much that I bought me a second Stug so that I can build a earlier variant.
|This is a Matchbox Jagdpanzer IV built almost out of the box.I saw this camo that I liked in the Osprey Ardennes book|
|Escis Panzer IV got new walls with roof and gun from a Esci Jagdpanzer IV, so that I could have an Alkett Jagdpanzer. They were build on standard Pz.IV chassies, hence the height of it.|
|Well since I thought that the Esci Panzer IV's are over scaled I got myself some Jagdpanzers in 1/76 scale instead. The grey one is the Matchbox kit modified to a earlier type. The yellow is a Matchbox Jagdpanzer IV/Airfix Panzer IV combo. It was made the same way as the Esci mentioned above.|
||It is a bit funny that my first Tiger built should be the Porsche prototype for the Tiger I
|I had a Esci Elefant laying around and after building the Panther with a Pz IV
turret I found out that the same unit used a Tiger(p) as a "Befehlswagen". After having no luck in locating
the Milicraft kit I found a old article on building this in 1/76 scale. (But this model is in 1/72 scale)|
The turret is from the old Hasegawa Tiger I kit. I made a try with a Zimmerite coating of Milliput and a tool made from the side of a CD singel box. It has a finer pattern then the boxes from the CD albums.
Once again I managed to avoid resin :-)
|This is a S.Pz.Jg.Abt.653 Ferdinand. I modified the Esci Elefant kit.|
| I made new grills on the enginedeck, new hatch on the roof and removed the machinegun.
I also removed the toolbox at th back of the hull.
|An Elefant from S.Pz.Jg.Abt.653. It is the Esci kit built with very few alternations.I did leave out the toolbox on the right front hull.|