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Monday, 7 May 2018

PANZERSCHRECK TEAM


I decided to scratch build my own Panzerschreck , and perform some conversion work on four of my German Grenadiers figures to man the weapon.
I constructed 2 Panzerschreck teams, one that would be embedded in the Infantry Platoon while the other would be a support option on the German Support List.


Panzerschreck ready to punch into a unsuspecting Sherman emerging from the woods.





Tools and bits and peices needed to make the Panzerschreck.
Staples,brass wire,Evergreen plastics,brass rod, thin wire,superglue,pliers, wire cutters, hand drill and green stuff putty.


I first glued the German figures without the arms and a tiny magnet unto the  base. 
Once the weapon was constructed I tacked it in place with blue tack and started trimming and adjusting the arms to take up position holding the weapon. 


Once happy with the position of the arms and hands I glued them in place with Revell model glue and filled in any gaps with Green stuff putty.


I added a strap and some minor detail on the weapon with more Green stuff putty.
I covered the base with Milliput Terracotta and sealed the top of the magnet on the base with a thin layer of green stuff . (I found that if I just covered the magnet with the milliput and painted over it the paint tended to discolor). 



Painted and flocked 



For the prone loaders body,  I used Warlords plastic German Infantry figure circled in red.


This image shows the attachment of the legs, arms head with blue track before each piece is glued in place with Revell model glue.
The ammo container is made from Evergreen plastic sheets with a brass handle made from a brass rod bent and glued in place.


Green stuff putty was used to fill in any gap between the limbs and contoured with a Le cron instrument.  Rifle straps where added and the Panzerschreck 88mm bomb on the loaders hand was shaped over a brass rod with green stuff putty. 


Painted and flocked




cheers John 

16 comments:

  1. Creative and inspired job, love this impressive and spectacular first picture...Superb!

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  2. Bloody hell John, that's rather impressive work! Now I feel like I need to sculpt a strap on my own Schreck cos yours looks so good.

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    1. Thanks Dai for your comment
      sorry :-)
      cheers John

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  3. Marvelous results John. I enjoy this sort of posting and your results are superb. Looks like you had some fun with it and it's always great when things work out. You've got a unique collection and growing which is inspirational.

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    1. Thank you Unlucky General for your gracious comments.
      cheers John

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  4. Excellent how-to and fantastic scratch building. Beyond my skills. Lovely end result.

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    1. Thanks Allan for your comment
      cheers John

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    1. Thank you Tabletop CP
      cheers John

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