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Sd Kfz 182 Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf B

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About the Author

About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70ís starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70ís, I have had lots of opportunitie...


Comments

Darren, do you know what the story is on the filler plate located at the rear of the turret?
MAR 18, 2011 - 06:37 PM
I suspect it was cut open to make it easier to view at some point in the past during its trials by the British prior to being given to the museum.
MAR 19, 2011 - 01:37 AM
Interesting thought. If that's the case then we are lucky that this one survived as completely as it did, at least from an exterior standpoint.
MAR 19, 2011 - 03:59 AM
Thank you for the great photos. They will be very useful.
MAR 19, 2011 - 05:20 AM
Darren Do you know if at one time this beast would have had the zimmerit covering? Or has it been sand blasted? The sides show no evidence of having zimmerit. Hoping it didn't, I want to build one without zimm (the easy way). Thanks for all the pictures Roy
MAR 20, 2011 - 11:57 AM
I believe someone posted a picture of this vehicle when it was found and I cannot remember seeing any zimm. You need to remember that this vehicle has an odd collection of parts as it was the second trials vehicle, I am not qualified to tell you exactly what has to be changed though.
MAR 20, 2011 - 01:09 PM
Roy, I too have heard that it would't have had zimm, but if you want to be safe you could always build a model of it "as preserved", on a clean concrete base, with a 1:35-scale Darren taking pics of it! (I've got a Panther that will become the battered and un-zimmed "grey ghost" at APG when I get round to it...) Tom
MAR 20, 2011 - 11:03 PM
This will be very useful as I just made a trade for a 1/35 Tamiya version of this beast
MAR 21, 2011 - 12:25 AM
I am glad you are finding the walk arounds that Alan and I plus a few others have uploaded here of use.
MAR 21, 2011 - 04:14 AM
Darren, They're always of use! In fact, I may just borrow my own suggestion and build this beast for the Tiger campaign - I was going to cover an ancient Minicraft kit in zimm, but I think the "Tank museum" treatment would really stand out in our club displays at shows. Now I've got to think about colour-matching a garish restoration... Regards, Tom
MAR 21, 2011 - 07:54 AM