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Poland 1939
Thirian24
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Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:33 PM UTC
Great advice Paul.

A quick wiki search reveals that Johannes "Hannes" Trautloft
on 1 September 1939 he was the commander of Jagdgeschwader 77. He commanded this squadron during the Invasion of Poland, in which he got one victory.

So he definitely was there for the invasion of Poland, and the plane I posted earlier corresponds with this.
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Posted: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:58 PM UTC

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Great advice Paul.

A quick wiki search reveals that Johannes "Hannes" Trautloft
on 1 September 1939 he was the commander of Jagdgeschwader 77. He commanded this squadron during the Invasion of Poland, in which he got one victory.

So he definitely was there for the invasion of Poland, and the plane I posted earlier corresponds with this.



Perfect! That story adds to the build, thanks for posting it.
ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 12:37 AM UTC
Well, I changed my mind again...found a very cool kit, and I'm always a softy for the underdogs, so I'll be building a 1/35 TK-SD "Tankette" by RPM...got to stop buying kits....
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 01:41 AM UTC

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Well, I changed my mind again...found a very cool kit, and I'm always a softy for the underdogs, so I'll be building a 1/35 TK-SD "Tankette" by RPM...got to stop buying kits....



OOHHHHHHHHH! I did not know a kit of this existed. Is it a nice kit? I can hardly wait to see it . . .
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 02:07 AM UTC
I found a youtube video of what I think is a replica of that tankette:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OyKpoLqnQw

There was one word in the Polish title that resembled "replica" so I'm guessing someone made it up. It sure looks good to see it running along on the dirt road and turning in tight spaces.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 02:17 AM UTC
Yep, that's it! Not too effective against the blitzkrieg, but then neither were mounted soldiers with swords...
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 03:37 AM UTC
There is also a brief build review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JPIDLcHQus

The model looks pretty good once finished.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 04:35 AM UTC

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Yep, that's it! Not too effective against the blitzkrieg, but then neither were mounted soldiers with swords...



They are when their charge and retreat leads the unsupported armor into a battery of hidden anti-tank guns.

I have an old Airfix multi pose conversion of a dismounted Polish cavalry man I could finish for this.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 05:12 AM UTC

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There is also a brief build review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JPIDLcHQus

The model looks pretty good once finished.


yes, looks like a good weekend build...but I found a detailed interior kit for it...costs more then the model, LOL...
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 05:15 AM UTC

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Yep, that's it! Not too effective against the blitzkrieg, but then neither were mounted soldiers with swords...



They are when their charge and retreat leads the unsupported armor into a battery of hidden anti-tank guns.

I have an old Airfix multi pose conversion of a dismounted Polish cavalry man I could finish for this.



Very true....they fought valiantly as long as they could...
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Posted: Thursday, October 06, 2016 - 11:32 PM UTC

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Well, I changed my mind again...found a very cool kit, and I'm always a softy for the underdogs, so I'll be building a 1/35 TK-SD "Tankette" by RPM...got to stop buying kits....



OOHHHHHHHHH! I did not know a kit of this existed. Is it a nice kit? I can hardly wait to see it . . .



The TKS came in today, and this is VERY small...looks like 1/72 scale! I was thinking about getting the Interior kit to go with it, but the hatches are so small, I don't see how anybody could ever see in it. This is the original Personal ATV!
Maybe I will build a "Tankette Vs. Tank" Vignette for the campaign...;-)
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Posted: Friday, October 07, 2016 - 04:55 AM UTC
The interior kit is pretty bad. Poor detail and chunky all around with a lot of mismolded parts. I got it for the TK-3 which had large accordion fold hatches.

At this point I am not sure how far I want to go with them. Not even certain about adding all the missing bolt heads.
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 06:29 AM UTC
Hi, everyone.
Found this in the stash. I'm in.



And to make things fun I'll be adding this...



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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 07:52 PM UTC
The lost picture...sorry



Raul
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 08:25 PM UTC
Looking forward to your build, Raul!
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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 06:34 AM UTC
Nice subject Raul.

Pending the Tamiya release, I believe the only 1/35 injection molded kit available today comes from Italeri and Historic Plastic models. Th reviews I've read point to Italeri being the better one.

If you are up to making it as accurate as possible, you may want to add the side vents behind the front fenders:



Both kits available today don't have it, thus it will be need to be scratchbuilt. Hopefully the upcoming Tamiya release will have this, though the odds seem to favor that it may just be an Italeri rebox with an added figure.

The photo above came from this thread that I've found and kept as future reference. You may want check this out if interested:

http://www.planetarmor.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3620

All the best to your build!

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 12:31 PM UTC
Thanks for the advice, Tat. Great info!

This vents seems to be for the Magirus built. The Italeri kit is something like a mix but the front part is Bussing-NAG for sure, check the front mudguards/fenders shape. This vents seems to be blanked off or replaced by a mesh in the Büssing-NAG and Daimler-Benz builds. Also I've seen pictures with vertical louvers instead of the Magirus horizontal ones. Hard to tell with the B&W pictures available.

Anyway I have a couple of months to study the subject, and any help is welcome!

Regards.

Raul
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Posted: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 10:23 PM UTC
Welcome Raul with your German armored car. It looks to be built on a large truck chassis and was likely the contemporary of the Soviet BA series. I'm looking forward to seeing it built! Tat's pictures shows one in the markings I think of most often for the Polish campaign.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:09 AM UTC
I have only join this forum a couple of weeks ago and enrolled in this campaign a couple of weeks ago. I thought this would be a good time for me to do a diorama of a knocked out Tankette being pasted by a group German armour.

I won this Polish Tankette kit at a model show. It is version "TKS" with a 20mm gun.



The German armor will be a Panzer II B command version along with a Panzer IV Ausf B. or I may go with a Panzer III. They will all have 1st Panzer Division markings.





I am still working out how I want to present this scene but I believe I will have it worked out by the time I have the models built.

What do you think?


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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 10:10 PM UTC
A diorama would be great. The little tankettes were certainly outclassed and overwhelmed. Have you looked over the TKS model? Do you intend to use the kit tracks or is there an aftermarket working track option?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:55 AM UTC
There are no after market tracks for this kit that I can find. I did purchase a Aber P.E. kit for it.

The kit is so small it hard to believe that the scale is 1:35. It shouldn't take more than a few hours to put it together.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 07:46 PM UTC

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Thanks for the advice, Tat. Great info!

This vents seems to be for the Magirus built. The Italeri kit is something like a mix but the front part is Bussing-NAG for sure, check the front mudguards/fenders shape. This vents seems to be blanked off or replaced by a mesh in the Büssing-NAG and Daimler-Benz builds. Also I've seen pictures with vertical louvers instead of the Magirus horizontal ones. Hard to tell with the B&W pictures available.

Anyway I have a couple of months to study the subject, and any help is welcome!

Regards.

Raul



Will look for other info Raul. Like yourself I've been collecting info on this -- in my case however, I've been using it as a lame excuse for putting off building the one I have in the stash