On the Sweetwater board (a German speaking online community with focus on historical wargaming), on irregular intervals a centralized order at the Perrys is organized. Usually I'd suggest supporting your local dealer, but as the Perry blisters and individual sprues are more or less direct only (you can buy them at events like Crisis or […]
Added a few new vehicles to the motor pool of the world war 2 projects. The LVT is somewhat of an odd kit, that I really didn't know what to do with it at first, but when I read the Wikipedia article I got an idea. The British used the Landing Vehicle Tracked as well, […]
Not everything in this year's challenge will be 15mm scale - and to prove that point here are two 28mm WW2 vehicles. The first one is a British Staghound armored car. It's a Resin model from Blitzkrieg miniatures with plastic detail parts from a Rubicon kit.Next up is a 76mm Sherman Tank (one can NEVER have too many Shermans in ones collection). This is a plastic kit from Rubicon which I highly recommend - it's an excellent model.OK back to 15mm Napoleonics...
Another Christmas gift is complete. This time we have the Rubicon Models Panzer III. This is another first generation kit from Rubicon and I 'think' it has been updated with more detailed and accurate kit. This kit claims to build the J through N models but it will not build the J. I went with the M version. The kit has a more traditional design than the Panzer IV I just built. Assembly was quick and easy and the instruction were accurate. I went with a quick three color paint job for game set in '43 and later though this tank would be rare after 1943.
Based upon the already available Opel Blitz Kit (RM280026), Rubicon published the Maultier variant that replaces the rear wheels with tracks. As with some of their other kits, like the SdKfz 25x, they cover further accessories. For the Blitz and Maultier there is the option to upgrade the cargo bed with the box body "Einheitskoffer". […]
For Christmas I received a couple Rubicon kits for my Bolt Action Germans. The first one I built was the Panzer IV kit. This is the first generation kit and it is a little odd in some of its design characteristics. It was easy to build and can be built in three (four?) different versions. It is not the most accurate model of the Panzer IV out there but for wargaming it is more than adequate. I went with the IVH version so I can use the model for '43-'45 themed games. I wouldn't mind having a couple more kits to build the other versions but I think this one is no longer available. Rubicon has completely redesigned this models and released a new version. I have not seen that one in person but I expect it is excellent.This was a very quick build and paint job and, as often happens, the photos for the blog post reveal lots of flaws that I was not aware of. Oh well, nothing a little touch-up won't fix.
The Sd.Kfz. 251 half-track was a WW2 German armored fighting vehicle designed by the Hanomag company, based on its earlier, unarmored Sd.Kfz. 11 vehicle. The Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers (German mechanized infantry) into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehiclesSd.Kfz. 251 półgąsienicwy niemiecki pojazd bojowym II wojny światowej zaprojektowanym przez firmę Hanomag, opartym na jego wcześniej nieuzbrojonej wersji Sd.Kfz. 11 pojazd. Sd.Kfz. 251 został zaprojektowany do transportu panzergrenadierów (niemieckiej zmechanizowanej piechoty) do walki. Sd.Kfz. 251 były najczęściej produkowanym niemieckim pół-gąsienicowym pojazdem wojny, z co najmniej 15 252 pojazdami.Regards MPS
Following the Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger from Tuesday, today we unpack and build the Armato P43 Bis by Heer46. This is another tank from the resin series produced in cooperation with Rubicon Models. The Armato P43 was an Italian heavy tank that was developed by FIAT and Ansaldo, but never left the draft stage. The sources why […]
There is a new range of 1:56 scale resin kits produced by Heer46 in cooperation with Rubicon Models, as an addition to Rubicon extensive plastic range. One of the vehicles offered as part of this assortment is the Krupp-Steyr Waffenträger. Among the several Waffenträger (and their blueprint / papertank / prototypes) the Krupp Steyr Waffenträger […]
After a brief detour into the Wild West, we're back to anti-tank gun week with the PaK 40 by Rubicon Models. The 7,5 cm Panzerabwehrkanone 40 or PaK 40 was the backbone of the late war German anti-tank guns. More than 23.000 units were produced and mostly used on carriages, but some were mounted to tank […]
Today we're looking at the successor of the PaK 36, the PaK 38 by Rubicon Models. This kit covers the variants 38 and 97/38 of the anti-tank gun including a crew. Rheinmetall-Borsig, who produced the earlier PaK 36 as well, were ordered to develop a new, heavier anti-tank gun after the Spanish Civil War. After […]
This week is all about anti-tank guns. We'll cover a couple of different sets in 28mm, beginning with this PaK 36 AT Gun incl. crew by Rubicon Models. The PaK (Panzerabwehrkanone) 36 was a German anti-tank gun, that was issued to the German army in 1936 and used by the tank hunter units until 1942. […]