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Friday, September 23, 2011

170 & 210


The big yellow gun is my first 170. I completed it months ago as a test of the parts fit and instructions. Not a bad kit, but certainly not an easy model. I was not enthusiastic to build five more, the only difference between the 170 and the 210 is the length and girth of the barrel.


This is a 210mm. The models come in all gray resin or all yellow. This one is a combination of two different kits, but they are identical apart from color.


Here you can see the plastic tile I used for the side stands.



Working on another 170mm. The barrels are turned aluminum and are perfect. I built all five at the same time in an assembly line style. It's about 300 parts for five of them.



The prototype and the five others, 2 of the 210 and 4 of the 170. The 210 was used in batteries of 2 or 4, I figure late war they get two. The 170 was used in batteries of 4 or 6 and I figure the 4 gun battery for late war use. My Panzer III artillery towing tanks will tow the four 170s and I intend to use a couple Paul Heiser Models Panthers to tow the two 210's.

2 comments:

peter said...

They look very nice in HO scale. I've got myself one of these in scale 1/72 from Revell.

This one: http://www.revell.de/index.php?id=210&KGKANR=0&KGKOGP=10&KGSCHL=73&L=1&page=2&sort=0&nc=1&searchactive=&q=&SWO=&ARMAS4=&PHPSESSID=b75de537c87fe4b16ab6f59c8f406e9b&KZSLPG=&offset=12&cmd=show&ARARTN=03169&sp=1

I hope I can build it just as good as you did. It's a 210 one.
Are they in the painting line now?

Greetings
Peter
http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

Bunkermeister said...

The painting line is pretty long...