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Christmas Special build 4 - Das Werk Wurzburg Radar

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  • Member since
    November 2004
Christmas Special build 4 - Das Werk Wurzburg Radar
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:11 PM

Last build of my Crimble special.

 

 

This is not Das Werks' actual work, but a reboxing of part of Amusing Hobbys Radar and Flak gun kit. I wish they had kept Amusing's instructions as their habit of making them look "Authentic" with fake stains etc makes things harder.

 

 

Quite a simple build really and a paint job just brings it to life. After looking on the internet I decided to go with a 1945 paint job while in reality with it being Luftwaffe equipment and the majority of photos of the equipment being quite dark then it was probably all over Luftwaffe blue-grey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once again the instructions in places are not easy to follow and the "Authenticity" doesn't make it any easier. This is quite a nice offering from Amusing Hobby under the Das Werk brand and in actual fact although it is not easy to work out thanks to the instructions the dish will fold and rotate. It is a pity that the base doesn't fold and there are no wheeled bogies to have it in transport mode.

 

Nice as a diorama piece or in the cabinet as a curiosity.

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:05 PM
Nice work that camouflage turned out great.

 
  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Rifle, CO. USA
Posted by M1GarandFan on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:22 PM

Looking good! The paint is coming out great!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:46 PM

Nice job.  Interesting piece.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:18 PM

It screams for a figure set - especially for a guy riding in the "kiddie car" thing!  Tamiya's 37mm Flak gun has some guys that might be useable.  I take it the troops are supposed to be Luftwaffe?

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, January 14, 2021 5:48 AM

This is Luftwaffe equipment and is a Flak directional radar. The images I have seen online point to this being very dark in colour but as it is impossible to tell from b&w images The actual colour could be the luftwaffe grey-blue that they painted their vehicles and equipment.

The box art and instructions show the threetone ground forces camo, so I decided to compromise and do a RAL 6003 overall 1945 base coat with a DAK RAL 7027 Sand Grey disruptive pattern to stand in for the correct 7028 Dunkelgelb.

quite an easy build, but not Das Werks' own.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:57 AM

Very cool, I too love the camo! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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