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1/35 Tamiya Wespe + a LOT of Extras

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  • Member since
    September 2020
1/35 Tamiya Wespe + a LOT of Extras
Posted by robw_uk on Friday, March 26, 2021 11:55 AM

Ok, I must be bonkers trying this. I managed to get a Tamiya wespe + Aber PE + New Connections(?) barrel + ModelKasten tracks for all of £15 and decided to add Eduard PE in to the mix (it has some areas of PE that Aber dont).... This will be the most PE I have ever used and should really push me to try soldering (lots of duplication between the 2 PE sets for me to practice on as well ;-))... oh and any tips on how to keep track of what to replace with PE and when (the big stuff is obvious and the rest I was going to do as/when I approached its part in the Tamiya instructions)...

 

oh and I may add some extras of my own around the outside (some interesting photos have surfaced with boxes all over the place) 

 

so this is the whole bits n bobs...

 

 

tamiya parts

 

 

and the extras

 

 

 

wish me luck I am going in

  • Member since
    March 2019
  • From: Tacoma, Washington
Posted by Coffeepoweredprof on Friday, March 26, 2021 12:37 PM

Wow, that is A LOT of photo etch. I haven't built the kit but it's on my list, and I hope it goes well for you! You're brave indeed to attempt even some of that PE. And dang, £15 for the lot?! Heck of a deal!

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, March 26, 2021 1:24 PM

    Go for itSmile, it is a good kit on its own but with all the AM it will be a show stopper.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, March 26, 2021 4:03 PM

Be watching this. I built mine before i started useing AM, thats not a bad selection you have there.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Saturday, March 27, 2021 12:12 PM

Started with the easy stuff (plus folding the first aid kit). Eduard only so far but Aber do have some bits on the gun that I will use. And it looks like the kit comes with 2 spare wheels (I assume the wheel frets are from the normal PzII kit that does have spares mounted) so will build one with a spare mounted on the hull armour plate and with oil cans hanging form the sides

 

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 29, 2021 11:49 AM

Very cool, this is going to be epic. You're off to a great start! 

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

 

  • Member since
    September 2020
Posted by robw_uk on Friday, April 9, 2021 2:45 PM

started on the left hand interior... bit of filling, some photo etch. Need to do the 2 ammo boxes and then look at the radio

 

 

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