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30.5cm Bär tiger tank Amusing Hobby

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30.5cm Bär tiger tank Amusing Hobby
Posted by Razzie43 on Thursday, October 05, 2017 1:52 PM

This model is only made by 3 company's

Trumpeter (review) : https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/tru/kit_tru_9535.shtml 

Amusing Hobby (review) : 

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2017/06/in-boxed-35th-scale-305cm-morser-bar.html

New connection (no reviews!!)

 

History :  In early 1943, Krupp proposed to mount a 30.5cm L/16 mortar in an enclosed superstructure, and that by May of the same year, resulted in a conceptual design known as the Bär (Bear). The gun would have an elevation arc of 0 to 70 degrees and a limited traverse of 2 degrees right or left. It should be capable of firing two types of shells: high-explosive and concrete-piercing munitions. The vehicle would be well protected by having 130mm armor on its upper hull, 80mm on its sides, and 50mm on top. The vehicle however did not progress beyond the design stage as a competing design being worked on by Alkett was chosen and eventually produced as the Sturmmörser on the Tiger I chassis. 

The box was 15 euro more then trumpeter.(no rubber tracks inside A.H.)

 

 

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Posted by Hunter on Thursday, October 05, 2017 2:14 PM

Razzie,

Sir that is one great looking kit, and you've started off nicely. You have my attention...I'll be here until it's finished.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 05, 2017 2:39 PM

I got this one myself a couple months back so will be watching.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 06, 2017 7:35 AM

Wow, that's going to be a monster. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, October 06, 2017 2:25 PM

That thing is one massive chunk of steel!  Cant wait to see progress.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Friday, October 06, 2017 8:55 PM

That looks to be a fabulously detailed kit. I know you'll do your usual amazing work on it. This is going to be awesome.  :)

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Posted by Razzie43 on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:17 AM

Thank you my friends...

Well it's not a kit like dragon...it's more like Tamiya(fast and easy build)

The wheels are done.

I start first with a hairspray over my red primer of vallejo.

Then i use tamiya paint...(green and dark yellow)

Then came my sponge with some colors of vallejo air,and this is the result after 1 week.

The front and back wheels are done with Humbroll 27004 metal coat.

                       --[Damn i miss my 27003(sold out in my country)]--

It seems more shining in real then on photo...mmm strange!!

 Almost forgot : with a rusty wash on the outside of the wheels.

 

My collection of tanks :
http://rascarcapaco.blogspot.be/

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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:24 AM

Looks like it is going to be a colorful kit.

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Posted by Razzie43 on Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:35 AM

Marcus McBean

Looks like it is going to be a colorful kit.

Lol,it's the basic Marcus,later it all under cover with washes and oil paint.

To give you a idea...

 

My collection of tanks :
http://rascarcapaco.blogspot.be/

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 09, 2017 11:39 AM

Nice work there! Never built anything by Amusing, good to hear it's a quality kit. 

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Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:13 PM

Razzie,

Sir, it is really starting to come togther...looking great.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Razzie43 on Friday, October 13, 2017 5:36 PM

I'm more for dragon kits with alot of sprue's and working out the details of the instruction manual!

i'm a little disapointing about the kit of amusing hobby.

 

 

 

My collection of tanks :
http://rascarcapaco.blogspot.be/

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, October 14, 2017 4:18 PM

Oh looks cool, nice work!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Razzie43 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 3:42 AM

Here are some last photo's of my project...one side is ok but the other is a little overdone..so i think i gonna start all over again.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:17 AM

Cool! One day I'll try to work up the courage to do battle damage like that.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by RX7850 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:41 PM

Razzie43

Here are some last photo's of my project...one side is ok but the other is a little overdone..so i think i gonna start all over again.

 

 

I have to admit , that looks pretty cool even if one side is overdone.

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 7:22 PM

I think the battle damage is cool.

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  • From: Thailand
Posted by Model Maniac on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 9:01 AM

Nice work you've done there. I got the one from Trumpeter, my builder complained about rubber tracks which doesn't look good. Anyway he added that if they were seperate track links it would have taken him more time to build. 

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 11:22 AM

Is there some reason why you feel the need to have others build yoyr models for you?Seems strange on the surface.

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:50 PM

I have this kit and I think it's a cracker! It goes together really well and is easy to build. I have not used the kit tracks as I don't think they are as chunky as they should be and instead I have a Friul set ready to put on.

Amusing Hobby kits are quite simple kits, but the exterior detail is for me quite simply stunning with welds and tectures etc that look good under paint.

Although this never got off the drawing board it probably wouldn't have appeared until 1945 for active service and I have chosemn to do mine in the late war camo. I use chipset accurate colours provided to me by an OPM and matched to original archive chipsets of the period.

I was trying a camo scheme but I don't think it is working and so I will paint the base RAL 6003 again and start over!

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 17, 2017 1:49 AM

Razzie, very nice chipping effects there.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 17, 2017 1:50 AM

snapdragonxxx

I have this kit and I think it's a cracker! It goes together really well and is easy to build. I have not used the kit tracks as I don't think they are as chunky as they should be and instead I have a Friul set ready to put on.

Amusing Hobby kits are quite simple kits, but the exterior detail is for me quite simply stunning with welds and tectures etc that look good under paint.

Although this never got off the drawing board it probably wouldn't have appeared until 1945 for active service and I have chosemn to do mine in the late war camo. I use chipset accurate colours provided to me by an OPM and matched to original archive chipsets of the period.

I was trying a camo scheme but I don't think it is working and so I will paint the base RAL 6003 again and start over!

 

 

 

 

I rather like that snap. I think with some washes and weathering, that will come out really nice.

What Fruil set did you get for this?

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, November 17, 2017 11:02 AM

This is the set I have

http://www.friulmodel.hu/en/atl-154-lowe-bar-pz-vk-7201-k-i255/

 

You can use it for Amusing Hobbys' Lowe, Bar and VK7201 (lowe with the turret at the back!

They look good when put together, painted and then put on with their natural weight making them sit right.

I don't usually do weathering (not sure what I am doing with that stuff) and so, when time allows will repaint the thing. It is a nice build and looks good. It is a quite simple build and unless you decide to go to town with weathering etc then shouldn't take too long. This was a design on the VK7201/Lowe Chassis that was extended and would have supported infantry with close heavy mortar support. It had the same frontal armur as the Lowe and VK7201 although for all three vehicles I am not sure that the engine proposed would have been good enough.

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 17, 2017 2:17 PM

Thanks snap, had not come across that set. Think i wil check my Lowe and bar, see what i think.

My weathering is determined by the scene i am doing, doing Diorama's, i think weathering is an important part. They do look like quite simply builds, from my experiance with the Trump E-100 Jagd, i would imagine on about the same level. That was a pretty fast one to build. I am doing the Lowe next year, so am keen to get some first hand experiance.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Friday, November 17, 2017 3:26 PM

If you are doing the Lowe, Bish then you may want to look at this:

http://www.mrmodellbau.com/_shop/product_info.php?products_id=765

Incidentally, the Amusing Hobby VK7201 kit is the same turret as the lowe and has two main guns. The 105mm and a 128mm with corresponding mantlets.

http://www.mrmodellbau.com/_shop/product_info.php?products_id=766

For your information, both barrel types will fit both kit mantlets for 105 and 128mm mantlets, or you can use the resin that comes with the metal barrels.

 

the 128 mantlet and gun is only in the VK7201 kit though.

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 17, 2017 4:05 PM

Thanks snap had not seen those. I had seen the Voyager gun, but that only comes with the more usual type of muzzle as seen on smaller guns. I think i will go for that 128mm gun, and i like that other muzzle option as well.

I do have some exhausts from Paper Panzer  and going to switch the letter box MG flap for a ball mount from a Panther, so the gun will make a nice addition. Will grab that in the new year, cheers for the heads up.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Tamiya 1/72nd Bf 109E-3

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