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Ferdinand

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About the Author

About Tim Sloan (pzcreations)
FROM: GEORGIA, UNITED STATES


Comments

I looked at my 653rd History and it looks OK. Some crews turned it around to get to the bolts easier and the would make the plate closer to the gun compartment. When the unit was rebuilt in winter 1944 all were turned around. The tool box on the side was relocated to the rear after Kursk where a lot of tools were damaged or lost due to battle damage. Some had two boxes, one in orginal position and one in the back.
NOV 07, 2009 - 06:07 AM
Sweet. I wish I had the talent. Mine never turn out so well. Not bad, but not this quality. Keep on posting for us poor learners to admire!
NOV 07, 2009 - 09:35 AM
Very nice job Tim. I have a question: It is correct the tool box position and the air deflectors on the rear plate? In "AJ-Press - Tank Power 22 - Ferdinand, Elefant Vol.1" on page 84, this tank destroyer is without air deflectors.
NOV 07, 2009 - 07:57 PM
I loaned out the book I used with this model, so I couldnt check. I know the tool box was relocated, and if you say it doesnt have the deflectors, then I guess it doesnt..its been a while since I built this model.
NOV 08, 2009 - 01:38 AM
After Kursk the tool boxes were moved to the air defector in the rear. Not all were done at that time, but when they did the rebuild during the winter of 1944 all were relocated at the factory. But, there were some that had two tool boxes. The name Elefant came after the rebuild was done and it seems that only Adolf was the one calling them that. when the last two vehicles are lost outside of Berlin they were still called Ferdinands or "Ferdies" by the officiers and crews.
NOV 08, 2009 - 02:21 AM
Nicely weathered tank! I really like the tracks on this one.
NOV 08, 2009 - 03:55 AM
Fantastic weathering - love the rust streaks and the look of the toolbox's original position particularly. Al
NOV 08, 2009 - 04:07 AM
I have to agree... the old tool box location is just masterful! incredable detail.... just incredable... -Chris
NOV 09, 2009 - 03:35 AM
Tim, Outstanding job! -Eddy
NOV 09, 2009 - 07:56 PM
thankyou gentlemen, really appreciated
NOV 10, 2009 - 06:32 AM