Whilst waiting for stuff to dry orfe, I decided to crack open a Paper Panzer
The SdKfz 171 20mm Flakvierling MG151/20 was planned as a German WWII SPAAG. It was to be armed with four 20mm MG151/20 in a fully enclosed turret. The rate of fire would have been 600-750 rpm. using HE and AP ammo. This vehicle didn't make it above the design board, but I am sure if it had, it would have been a nasty surprise for any aircraft and most certainly for ground troops.
The first 30 parts , after seeing the detail on this it has me seriously considering getting the Takom Panther A going with it's full interior .
The tracks are up next. These are link and length with separate guide horns . You can cut the guide horns of the main sprue and glue then completely to the track links, then when dry remove the carrier . I'll let you know how good this idea is tomorrow.
That is a great looking kit, Paul. The hull details look really nice. I agree, this would make for a nasty encounter in an urban street fight. You have some great camo possibilities here.
"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden
Pete, cheers mucker . I built the ole Dragon Coelian years ago, so this had to be the vierling . The good thing is, you get the Coelian turret as a complete part too, so I shall stick that onto something else . Possibly an old Tiger, or maybe just as an AA bunker .
I have definitely decided against using the kit tracks, they are a sodding nightmare . Not sure if it was my fault, or just the new design of adding the guide horns as a strip. I have lost too many guides as they didn't glue down proper and others have broken whilst removing the carrier strip. Never mind, I'll add some Dragon bandies, or I might have some dragon single links somewhere.