Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Panzer III's second life - Beobachtungspanzer III Ausf. H

Today's posting's about a older DML kit I had in my stash for a while and it finally got its turn. The Kit is the Beobachtungspanzerwagen III Ausf. H - an artillery observation vehicle suited to operate with armor as a forward observer. The tank was armed with a single MG 34 located in the centre of remodeled mantlet (bearing a fake gun barrel). My vehicle represents a later factory type since it's covered with zimmerit. The turret schurzen were crafted from thin aluminium (brackets) and sheet styrene. I used parts from newer dragon releases (turret basket, right drive sprocket, the left one is the Panzerart offering) some PE parts dedicated to Pzkpfw III as well as Modelkasten tracks. The tank will be painted in a tricolor camouflage and will depict a vehicle operating during the Balaton battles in spring of 1945.

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