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15 cm sIG33 Panzer I Ausf B
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 06:18 AM UTC
Completed this for an diorama I am working on.

It is the Dragon kit with Friulmodel tracks and some photo etch from E.T Model.

Its painted with Tamiya acrylics. Most of the weathering was done with oils and enamels.

Thanks for looking.

Bart Campbell



















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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 06:22 AM UTC
Very nice. I have always wanted to do that kit. Someday...
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 06:46 AM UTC
Very blue!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
That is one large gun for such a small chassis, how did the crew managed not to get knock off when they fired it?

Great job with the painting and weathering. Liking the rust effect on the steel wheels for the gun. Looks like unused railroad tracks, nice.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 08:17 AM UTC
Awesome work!! I think I'll just take up basket weaving No; not really; great pics; I've seen footage in WW2 docs of the Battle of France that shows one of these firing in a city; the cameraman was behind it and when fired the recoil really rocks it back; type in "footage of 15cm sig33 panzer firing" on YouTube and several clips will come up
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 08:48 PM UTC
Well done!
/ Robin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC
Great work Bart ! I really like the weathering & chipping, well thought out.
Kinda funny Brian, I'm looking at Bart's excellent work and wishing that there was YouTube video of this rascal firing. Scrolling down there it was. Thanks !
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 12:57 AM UTC

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That is one large gun for such a small chassis, how did the crew managed not to get knock off when they fired it?

Great job with the painting and weathering. Liking the rust effect on the steel wheels for the gun. Looks like unused railroad tracks, nice.

Mark


Mark, there is a video of the vehicle firing and it more like how did the vehicle handle the blast!
Dan
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 01:02 AM UTC
WOW - I did not realize the gun was mounted up on the tank chassis complete, wheels and all!
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 02:23 AM UTC
Yeah; every time I see that footage I think "That's some serious recoil being absorbed by a relatively small vehicle;" I'd think the crew would be rattled pretty good after a few rounds
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 03:00 AM UTC
Nice vehicle, Bart. What was your solution for the gun tail mount? Is it a large nut or what?
I am also finishing this kit, but I have no good reference for this part and Dragon has simplified here.
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:10 PM UTC
A fantastic job Bart. The color and weathering is perfect, and the wicker shell casings look like real!

Just a couple of comments:
1) What unit do the markings represent? All 6 companies that were equipped with this vehicle had quite distinctive markings in France, the Balkans and the first year or so in Russia - the gun letters were unique in size/shape, the Balkenkruez was in a specific spot, many had names, etc. Given that you've painted it solid Dunkelgrau, France is out of the question.

2) Despite what most of the literature says, the vehicle actually carried 4 rounds of ammo - the fourth was carried in brackets on the engine deck. This only really came to light in the last few years, so no fault of Dragon. But once you know about it, it becomes clear when you start looking a photos with a clear view of the engine deck.

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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:12 PM UTC

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Nice vehicle, Bart. What was your solution for the gun tail mount? Is it a large nut or what?
I am also finishing this kit, but I have no good reference for this part and Dragon has simplified here.



There are clear photos of this in the Nuts & Bolts title. It is a threaded rod with a nut.
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 12:21 PM UTC
Top-notch work on this one! Looking forward to seeing the dio you mentioned.
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 07:06 PM UTC
Thanks for explanation, Bart, I will update mine then



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Nice vehicle, Bart. What was your solution for the gun tail mount? Is it a large nut or what?
I am also finishing this kit, but I have no good reference for this part and Dragon has simplified here.



There are clear photos of this in the Nuts & Bolts title. It is a threaded rod with a nut.

campbellbart
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Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:20 PM UTC
Hi there,

I was planning on a vehicle serving in France. From the photos and things I've read a solid dark grey colour would be fine. I don't think they all had brown camo on top.

The only thing I know I messed up is the German cross having black in the center...but when I saw this mistake it was too late to change it.

Bart
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 01:16 AM UTC
Excellent build,painting and weathering .

https://youtu.be/MOFnVIFx_-8

Combat footage sIG33 Panzer I

Detail markings
http://karopka.ru/community/user/20527/?MODEL=465109
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
It's not leaving the ground, but it is rocking pretty hard.
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC
I love these boxy, fugly AFVs that look like they were knocked together in someone's shed. One day I will build a Grille Ausf.H, like I've been thinking about for years.
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Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:02 PM UTC

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Hi there,

I was planning on a vehicle serving in France. From the photos and things I've read a solid dark grey colour would be fine. I don't think they all had brown camo on top.

The only thing I know I messed up is the German cross having black in the center...but when I saw this mistake it was too late to change it.

Bart



I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion (including other authors), but these were new-build vehicle assembled in early 1940 at Alkett and as such it is very likely that they were finished at the factory in the two color scheme. Between the 1940 French campaign and the 1941 Balkans and Russian campaigns, the vehicles were repainted dunkelgrau; evidence of this is that the location of the markings changed - for example s.I.G.Kp.701 moved the Blakenkruez from below the wheel hub cover plate to above it, along with other changes.

As for the black/white Balkenkruez you've used, they are not incorrect. s.I.G.Kp 701 used these, and based on your markings and color, your model would best represent a vehicle from 701 in the Balkans; in Russia 701 mounted two spare roadwheels on the front armor.
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC
Really manifests the spirit of Germany's early war ambitions. Nice work.
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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:52 PM UTC
Excellent! Only needs a figure or two ti give it scale.

Love it!

Gaz