Jump to content

Recommended Posts

It is never a good idea to play a alternate history video game when you own a 3d printer and love history. My first mini off the the printer is the T95 tank destroyer It was an American prototype. This is in 1/100 scale and it is big for that scale.

It will need to be cured tomorrow and cleaned up for assembly. 
Here it is mock assembled next to a Flames of war 76mm Sherman.

42415DD5-5FC7-4512-BC9F-B26EBAC152B3.jpeg.3ddb1ac451ee6e4150e01a3e53267a5b.jpeg

280E4B1F-6460-46AF-ADF2-E76D04DAF5C7.jpeg.0e1e7ce6f600dada7fc9d38f2bce92c8.jpeg

D19BD496-DEDE-40E3-9097-151AE84F6684.jpeg.ff3a51f15dbc1359e523b9d78c0765ab.jpeg
Currently working on tiger 2, 105 Pershing and E-100 Turrets. The hulls will come after that.

Now to find a good looking Maus Stl .

Edited by Standifer
  • Like 17
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/3/2020 at 10:00 AM, Mckenna35 said:

Nice fictional tank.  Yes there was a T-28/T-95.  The front end looks nothing like what you've printed.  This will look cool on the table tho!

T-95.jpg

Yes there are a few inaccuracies in the model, but I was able to find a better model of the T95, If I print off another one I’ll use it instead of this one. 
 The E-100 hull has been printed. This one has the Maus turret. I’m not a big fan of the other one. Once again it is next to a 1/100 scale Sherman.

DC7F76CE-D79A-4318-AFF3-0C257AE649AF.jpeg.94076d719dd34591204f4d29d69b569a.jpeg
CC72E16B-0817-45B4-BF6C-B4F98A278BB5.jpeg.e8680496e3f83a87efc8c79ba625e22e.jpeg220FDFE4-8C63-4DA0-B4A3-63DC7452FCBC.jpeg.95ae31e6d53628034b80e0a89db1babc.jpeg00CE6A95-31A3-4CCC-ACBC-7FAEC2AF3ED3.jpeg.827ba593b39b5eddf34b23f99df3653a.jpeg

And my bad cat has decided that these turrets needed a durability test in the form of knocking them off the table. Fortunately for me they passed.

EB3D460C-AB2E-46B6-9C74-0D59532304EE.jpeg.7bca77aa5e97c0cc867d67b80a5eea90.jpeg
Might have found a Maus, but I also found something else.......

  • 05a86c8730b0fdf5b9294bbaf595a7a8_preview_featured.jpg
  • f0a9550cc52b1751b50c44643e8c0b1a_preview_featured.JPG

And yes someone has printed that off.(Not me........yet)

Thanks for looking!

  • Like 9
Link to post
Share on other sites

I had some help taking pictures today. I had to rescue my Sherman from him.

Tiger II is printed off. I’ll need to rework some of the supports one of the mud flaps failed on me but otherwise it came out pretty good. 

13E0BD59-E6AC-4102-8705-7C51AE2E3DEB.jpeg.ed1f899eeba38420c0b444dc525c3e94.jpeg
623ABF39-98C6-4B2C-88AA-003D959BEFA1.jpeg.706e61f3417e89606b2c7964fba029bc.jpeg
I must confess that the Tiger II is probably one of my favorite German tanks. 6DB0CEDB-BC67-4890-BDE8-E3971997689D.jpeg.267aa7747c8bb788b0dfaf73eee15bb2.jpegA56C60DF-714E-4897-A226-EE2C42237E23.jpeg.b286354543435eeeba440721e6732442.jpegF7422556-2A72-4C4A-8B9A-3F4744041B42.jpeg.bc95b1ca41e24f61c71f991cb1a8eaac.jpeg
Here is the Pershing all printed out. This one has a 105 gun. 
C6D4D8EC-F2FD-4E22-9442-74D94365E015.jpeg.ca3b9188c847aa635075117b1ea1e8ed.jpegB0F1193E-43E1-45D5-AFF8-5BDD854B4D99.jpeg.14d2eff187f6e363b94a6d7af4d10d04.jpeg

B9F4DECE-0031-44B1-9B7B-933999FEFC85.jpeg.9ba03c009122ec435179b7a7877e6fc1.jpegDE6A34EA-7FC9-4F45-B4AA-4C551C9CDA2C.jpeg.627e50b1afa84526e5af6fd4dd693efa.jpeg

Here in a few hours I’ll have another tank printed up,  an American prototype called the T29. 

  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! I’ve always like WW2 era tanks. 
The T29 is now done! It was an American prototype heavy tank that was undergoing development towards the end of the war. The US deemed  heavy tanks unneeded after the war’s conclusion ending all work on the project. 
 Still a little wet so I’ll have to make sure it is fully clean after it’s done drying.

48FCD2F7-F5E8-43C9-B2E3-80A7F0E93388.jpeg.de7d13c8e494c14c2356d2859066407d.jpeg

Didn’t have enough supports on the tracks so some of the wheels are a little flat sided. That has been corrected in for the next print. 
430BF00B-B342-4723-BC90-0C0DF24CFC76.jpeg.81c65e63a97acd4fcf945052c9cd38e8.jpeg
44009849-69D0-4ABB-9348-A41F07E10C8E.jpeg.cebcd6402dae48917a76fa3ad5a0b24e.jpeg

E4ED1962-7FAC-44A8-924F-BC5B3AAE546F.jpeg.d1bc3969b10011704c15e255d409fda5.jpeg

Thanks for looking!

  • Like 10
Link to post
Share on other sites

After a whopping 9 hour print we now have another tank. This is one of those Ish tanks.
This is a Sturmgeschütz auf E100 Fahrgestell (Don’t ask me to pronounce that) super heavy tank destroyer. It was to have been built on the E-100 chassis with a 15/17 cm gun. The project was canceled before any actual vehicles were built. A wooden model was made but has never been found. As a result the full design is unknown. There are several designs out the with the gun position in different spots ranging  from the front, back, and middle. So with the absence of historically  accurate design I have gone with the rule of cool. 
FB5AF0C6-C1E9-4E36-AF79-FEF8A215C1C1.jpeg.9f1d8abd50d0b1d6144c4ca7cd3a8f75.jpeg00588255-56AA-4D14-8CE1-ED2BE83002DA.jpeg.3ac40aee43d07e03837f028e2b0316b3.jpegD9C23548-D785-42F7-BCC4-55289423A264.jpeg.d0d7491b63609c50abdbe9a8beea65a5.jpeg903FB97B-1E76-4611-B6D7-8AFEAE8833B0.jpeg.5d5e59bbff9e452cd2e65d068d584233.jpeg
Next up the Maus!

 

Edited by Standifer
  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/5/2020 at 12:49 AM, Standifer said:
  • 05a86c8730b0fdf5b9294bbaf595a7a8_preview_featured.jpg
  • f0a9550cc52b1751b50c44643e8c0b1a_preview_featured.JPG

And yes someone has printed that off.(Not me........yet)

Thanks for looking!

 

I wonder where that turret is mounted.   

It can't be the old C-tower from Gneisenau, can it?   

If so, I have a picture of me somewhere, showing me laying down on top of one of the barrels... 

(It's the main battery of the Austrått coastal fort, part of Germany's 'Atlantic wall' fortifications. It was in use until it was decomissioned in 1968)   

 

One issue with batteries this size is the manpower required to run them. 

The C-turret required 10 officers and 107 enlisted soldiers to maintain and run while mounted in this fixed fortification.  

 

The planned crew of 20+(some says up to 41) for the Ratte is really just a pipedream. They probably needed 20 just for the 2x 28cm guns. 

They'd also need a full train of 'camp followers' with fuel and ammo trucks, a mess, sleeping accommodations and all that. 

(It's the same 28cm guns both in the turret on Austrått and on the proposed Ratte tank. We must assume that the Germans didn't bother to automate the ammunition handling as much on Austrått as they would on the Ratte. Dropping the rate of fire a little might also help)

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/9/2020 at 4:40 AM, Gadgetman! said:

The planned crew of 20+(some says up to 41) for the Ratte is really just a pipedream. They probably needed 20 just for the 2x 28cm guns. 

They'd also need a full train of 'camp followers' with fuel and ammo trucks, a mess, sleeping accommodations and all that. 

(It's the same 28cm guns both in the turret on Austrått and on the proposed Ratte tank. We must assume that the Germans didn't bother to automate the ammunition handling as much on Austrått as they would on the Ratte. Dropping the rate of fire a little might also help)

Not only the crew but the power plant. 1000 tons is a lot of weight to move around. A diesel electric might do it but I can’t see it going anywhere in a hurry. It would’ve been bombed to smithereens when it was spotted by the Allies.

Speaking of large war machines.

This is the largest tank ever made at 188 tons and has probably the most ironic name such a vehicle could have. 
The Maus (Means Mouse:lol:). Only two hulls where ever completed and only one had a turret. It was going to be able to be armed with either the 12.8cm gun, or a 15cm gun with a secondary 7.5 cm gun based on the mission profile. It’s rather blocky appearance was to ensure that it could be transported by rail. 
In spite of its large size and weight its drive system was, unlike the tiger II’s, sufficient. And contrary to what some may think it was able to free itself from the mud after some timbers were placed under the tracks.

Enough of my typing here are some picture!

FADFADE1-29C7-4DD2-AC7E-2ED691AFC7DA.jpeg.31d72ab94eb2317f3573d9e9ac2494de.jpeg

AF3450AB-FD38-4726-B0C3-A4F8B579E192.jpeg.2648f987cd6e328ea4d9b52e474f6a77.jpegE4A5C36E-A752-4CFC-B842-2AC782874926.jpeg.25fda22b7a4201e155c6e1d35f17e0d3.jpeg

568FA6E6-139D-47AA-822C-A59BAD1D23C7.jpeg.7b1ab9c9c9c062071171036c0902b289.jpeg8A1AE8EB-5101-4879-80AD-640E3ACE1ED2.jpeg.87e36231b4c2b0bd39121cf75b8f9f53.jpeg5F0ECD5A-ED00-4162-8BF9-53FFAE307F7E.jpeg.0563c044f3c8a08ebe9abf0f3a69543d.jpeg

and I got these printed up just a little while ago. 
AD3693A9-EE57-4F5C-A9CE-34CA82928351.jpeg.ae32b5a62f810b0410daa46d9f4122a7.jpeg

Thanks for looking!

 

  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Standifer said:

It was going to be able to be armed with either the 128mm gun, or a 150mm gun with a secondary 75mm gun…

 

Metric tank gun diameters are stated in millimetres (mm) as a standard. So FTFY. Rheinmetal has proposed a new 130mm smoothbore for current generation MBTs. There are videos of it mounted into a spare british chieftain tank.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TGP said:

 

So FTFY.

 

 

In regard to German tanks of WWII, we use cm instead of mm, as the Wehrmacht did in their manuals. (Check Tiger and Panther manuals for reference).

 

Even today that is common. Therefore, he was right. The only thing to fix here would be the German spelling, as we use commas to differentiate numbers.

 

8,8 cm, 7,5 cm, 12,8 cm and so on.

 

 

Greetings from Germany

Edited by SisterMaryNapalm
  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Mckenna35
      I know there are a few folks that do Bolt Action and similar 28mm wargaming (@buglips), so I thought I'd bounce this out there.
       
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tftb/world-war-ii-soviet-railroad?ref=discovery_recommendations
       
      Story
      Railroads are an important means to transport troops, equipment, ammunition and all other kinds of supply to the front. Especially in a country as vast as the Soviet Union with it's endless steppes, only few reliable roads and no major rivers running in the direction of the German advance during Operation Barbarossa in World War II. 
      With this set of detailed buildings and rolling stock in 1/56 scale for 28mm figures you get the opportunity to recreate the crucial fighting around the Soviet railroad system.
      The kits focus on the major pieces of rolling stock available to the Soviet defenders: box cars, gondola cars and flat cars. And the mighty ALCo RSD-1 Diesel Engine which was made available under the US Lend-Lease Act.
      Also included is a typical rural train station with optional additional platforms for all who want to depict a Soviet - or captured German - supply depot, where heavy equipment like tanks and guns are being unloaded.
      And for all of you looking for an armored train - don't worry! We have you covered.
        Talking about railroad tracks:
      We did not see the need to reinvent the wheel, so all kits are designed to be used with
      4Ground Railroad Tracks (available as add-ons to the Kickstarter) or O Gauge Model Railroad Tracks The kits include optional parts enabling you to choose your favorite system while assembling. Going this route has allowed us to concentrate on designing and producing the rolling stock only, which has the advantage of an earlier fulfillment date for the Kickstarter.
      All models are highly detailed on the outside and inside. The interiors are easily accessible, as roofs are removable. In addition, all doors are moveable, which means you can open or close them during gameplay.
       
    • By Annie
      ENDS 8PM BST 14TH APRIL
       
      Hi Chums! Sorry I left it so late to post, I have been ill the whole Kickstarter! Just scrambling now in the last few hours - despite this though it's going brilliantly!
      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/badsquiddogames/women-of-ww2-soviet-russia-28mm-miniatures

      We are close to the last stretch goal now - an adoring fan for our guitar player! Yes you heard that right!
       
        

       


      Unlocks have been:
      Winter Tank Riders Pack A
      Winter Tank Riders Pack B
      Winter Tank Command
      Winter Tank Hunters
      Dzhulbars the Mine Hunting German Shepherd with handler
      Kneeling Sniper Team in snow suits
      Lyudmila Pavlichenko
      Anti Tank Rifle Team
      Traffic Controllers
      Winter Advancing Command
      Dancers
      Guitarist
       
       
      The Eastern Front is obviously a very grim setting, and whilst fascinating to research, it can get very heavy! This range has a much less jolly feel than the last load of Home Front British miniatures, for obvious reasons (being more front line based) but I wanted to add some endearment in there to make people smile. And when I research these projects, the people definitely make their way into my heart through the memoirs and photographs. So I'd like them to be having a bit of fun.

      So far we have the accordion player and dancers, and these will fit brilliantly with them to make a nice camp fire diorama (check out our camp fires too!).
       



      Cheers all!
      Annie
      Bad Squiddo Games Bosslady


    • By SisterMaryNapalm
      Hello everyone,
       
      A new piece of work.
       
      This time it's a WWII themed diorama, 1/72 scale (which makes around half the size of a 28mm figure. The diorama itself has around the size of two smartphones.
       
      The whole project is my entry to a painting competition in a German forum and the first finished work since February 2020 - so one year ago.
       
      The main model, PzKpfw IV Ausf. J, is almost 25 years old. I got this model when I was a kid, and I painted it thickly using email colours, but I never assembled it. Last August, when I moved, I found the model and gave it an overhaul, and when February arrived, I took my time to paint it, do the figures and the diorama.
       
       
      As always: If you like what you see, and you have nothing more to say, leave a like as a nod to my participation in the forums. I don't need "nice", "cool", "excellent" or "awesome", because those words are used way too frequently to mean anything.
       
       
      //
       
       
       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      //
       
      When I have got time, I need to get some plywood to cover the outside of the diorama, but, to be honest - I am way too lazy to do it now. lol.
       
      Check my Instagram page for other work, if you like:

      https://www.instagram.com/sistermarynapalm/
       
       
       
    • By Mckenna35
      Friend of mine asked me to paint these for his Flames of War army.  He did the assembly and primer, and will be adding crew and markings.  He likes painting 15mm infantry and can't stand doing vehicles for some reason.  I'm pretty much the opposite!  Anyway, I'm assuming they're Battlefront models.  Base colors were airbrushed with Tamiya.  Details and highlights were Reaper and Vallejo. Tried using oil paint for the wash for the first time and 'm really impressed with how well it works for this application.  Surface tension is a LOT lower than using acrylics so it's a lot easier to get the wash into all the nooks and crannies.  Used pigments to add 'texture' to the tracks and dirty up the fenders.  All the 'metal' bits are actually done with a mechanical pencil and 2b lead. Pretty happy with how these turned out.





    • By Heisler
      These have been in the WIP section for a while now and I finally finished them up. If your are curious about the process I have a complete list of links to my blog detailing everything that was done. I finished three of these but figured you only need to see pictures of one of them, they are all very similiar.
       
      The U304(f) are captured WWII French Halftracks (P107) which were armored by the Germans and served with the 21st Panzer Division in Normandy. They are among a large number of conversions of French vehicles created by Major Alfred Becker.
       

       
       
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/04/world-war-ii-project-return-to-normandy_30.html [The Beginning]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/05/world-war-ii-project-return-to-normandy.html [Axles]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/05/world-war-ii-project-return-to-normandy_4.html [Windscreens]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/05/world-war-ii-project-return-to-normandy_5.html [MGs]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/05/world-war-ii-project-return-to-normandy_7.html [Primer]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/05/world-war-ii-project-return-to-normandy_11.html [Base Coat]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/05/world-war-ii-project-return-to-normandy_12.html [Decals]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/08/world-war-ii-project-p107-fu304-f-21st.html [Paintwork]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/08/world-war-ii-project-p107-fu304-f-21st_25.html [Paintwork con’t]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/09/world-war-ii-project-p107-fu304-f-21st.html [Chipping]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/09/world-war-ii-project-p107-fu304-f-21st_10.html [Streaking]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/09/world-war-ii-project-p107-fu304-f-21st_17.html [Dust & Dirt]
      https://wargamesandrailroads.blogspot.com/2020/09/world-war-ii-project-p107-fu304-f-21st_10.html [Tracks & Wheels]
       
       
       
       
  • Who's Online   14 Members, 0 Anonymous, 58 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...