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1/6th scale SDKFZ 234/2 Puma armored car

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1/6th scale SDKFZ 234/2 Puma armored car
Posted by armourguy on Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:09 PM

Hello all, I have just finished my static 1/6th scale German SDKFZ 234/2 Puma armored car. The model is a battleground vehicle plastic body and features a lot of scratch built components including a working suspension, which also steers. More of my model can be seen on the following website

http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/puma/puma.htm http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/puma/archive.htm.



   





















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Posted by Panther F on Thursday, July 31, 2008 12:18 PM

From the looks of the one picture you must have a lot of room for these.  I have 2 of the M5 Stuarts and always wanted something else but the size and space is a killer.

Great choice in the paint scheme.  How long does something like this take to build?  Did the tool box come with the kit or did you make it?

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted by squeakie on Thursday, July 31, 2008 1:01 PM

I'd like to see pics of the other tank setting right behind it

gary

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Posted by mg.mikael on Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:08 PM

Completely AWESOME!Big Smile [:D]Thumbs Up [tup] I love the fact that the suspension actually works!

"A good plan executed now is better than a perfect plan next week." - George S. Patton

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Posted by the doog on Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:14 PM

WOW! Amazing!

But the one shot you don;t have up there is the one that goves a comparative size--can you put it next to something so we can get a better sense of it's size? 

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 31, 2008 2:30 PM
 the doog wrote:

WOW! Amazing!

But the one shot you don;t have up there is the one that goves a comparative size--can you put it next to something so we can get a better sense of it's size? 

Ditto, like a person...

So this is actually a kit??? Is it supposed to go with the DML action figures??? How much $, etc?

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Posted by panzerguy on Thursday, July 31, 2008 3:15 PM
 Mansteins revenge wrote:
 the doog wrote:

WOW! Amazing!

But the one shot you don;t have up there is the one that goves a comparative size--can you put it next to something so we can get a better sense of it's size? 

Ditto, like a person...

  Or maybe a mini CooperLaugh [(-D]

  Awsume piece of work just amazingBow [bow]

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Posted by disastermaster on Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:17 PM

An absolute beauty.......

http://th217.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/KeepNitRealGf/Smileys/th_hubba_hubba.jpgExtremely well detailed with an outstandingly attractive finish.

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Definitely one for the showcase.....eh, er carport.

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Posted by armourguy on Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:50 PM

Thanks all for the compliments. I hope to keep more of these pieces rolling for your board. On average these models take me three months to complete, some models require more time due to the tooling up of the resin and metal detail components, which I offer on my website to up detail these kits. The Rotomold plastic kit itself can be found on the following website http://www.plasticpanzers.8k.com/photo_2.html. The kit supplies you with a basic hull, wheels, and other components. On my build I eliminated most of the molded in details and replaced them with my own resin and metal versions. All of the sheet metal tool boxes and tool clamps are scratch built. I also modified the kit to make the side storage fender boxes functional.

The two tanks in the background are two 1/6th scale M10 Tank Destroyers that are being built. They will be built similar to this model that was posted on this board a few months ago. /forums/917563/ShowPost.aspx http://www.eastcoastarmory.com/can_opener.htm

In this image there is a 1/35th scale Puma placed onto the model's engine deck.

 







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Posted by scrambler8 on Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:56 PM

Wonderful model! The level of detail is impressive.

I've always loved large models. In addition to armor, I also model 1:20.3 trains. Once you do a model of something in a larger scale, the smaller ones have a hard time measuring up.

Again, great work and keep posting as you complete other projects. Thanks.

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Posted by disastermaster on Friday, August 1, 2008 3:58 AM
 armourguy wrote:

The image “http://e.deviantart.com/emoticons/j/jawdrop.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. What detail!!

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Posted by Luftwoller on Friday, August 1, 2008 4:21 AM

Holy schmolly, That is an awesome thing of beauty. You must live on a ranch to be able to keep that thing and others anywhere LOL.

Bodge has a 1/6 Tiger and that is massive and wieghs a tonne. What does yours wiegh?

...Guy

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Posted by Ramseur on Friday, August 1, 2008 9:18 AM
Really amazing! I do not know how you did it. Where do you get a model like that and how much does it go for? I would be afraid some kid would see it and think that it is a cool tool.
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Posted by RBaer on Friday, August 1, 2008 10:11 AM
Wow. I'm all verklempt here.....(Mike Meyers off).

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by armourguy on Saturday, August 2, 2008 9:17 AM

Weighing in at around 40lbs this model is light for a 1/6th scale tank. Some of my other works weigh over 100lbs.  

Here are some more pictures of the suspension



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Posted by Carves on Saturday, August 2, 2008 10:25 AM

Holly smokes Batman .... Shock [:O]

That is one serious Puma ...

Dre
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Posted by Dre on Saturday, August 2, 2008 1:00 PM

That is too cool.  If I were a kid again, I'd be tugging at Daddy's pant leg, pointing at this and pleading loudly "I WANT ONE!!"

 

Wait, I do want one.

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Posted by Brumbles on Saturday, August 2, 2008 2:26 PM

IF your 1/6th scale masterpiece were full size, doesn't that mean the 1/35th scale one would be just about 1/6th scale to it? 

Sorry guys; this is how my so-called mind runs some days... 

 

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