Friday, June 22, 2012
Paper Panzer Armored Car
Panzer Tracts by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle is a wonderful book.
This will be a Schwerer Panzerspaehwagen Sd.Kfz.234 with 7.5 cm Aufklaerungs-Kanon L/48 as found in that book. It is a shortened version of the 7.5 anti-tank gun for use in armored vehicles. The Germans may have made one or five or none depending on who you believe. This Roco 234 armored car hulk is going to meet up with a Roco Grille gun from the junk box.
The bottom of this armored car is supposed to be flat. It's bowed from exposure to heat. That's why this one went to the junk pile originally. Now it's being resurrected.
First thing is to trim down off the end of the barrel. Then cut of the breech. Then cut the breech end of the barrel.
Cut the end off the 234/3 barrel. It will become the mount for the new barrel.
Here is a look at the new barrel in three places and more of the same type of parts they were made from, to make a second gun barrel.
Here is the new barrel compared to a PaK 40 barrel in 1/72nd scale.