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LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Feb 2024 12:08 a.m. PST

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Finally got some pics done of a long term project to upgrade the Italeri Wespe.

Its the basic kit with the addition of OKB tracks and drive wheel (and lovely things they are to) and the ABER replacement gun barell .
Did think or replacing the road wheels but decided the originals were good enough.
The basic kits gun is very basic so lots of details added to a new carriage, cheeks added to the shield.
New sight made ( fiddly and challenging).
Wrong style shells included in the kit so new ones made.
New ammo lockers for shells and charges made.
New exhaust made with associated pipe work.
Lots of details added to interior, radio rack and radio and tarpulin ties added to the outside.
Various lockers made.
Headlight replaced.
Finnaly finished the Wespe as a vehicle from the 9th Hoenstaufen.
Build went more or less as planned outlined above.
Tools from Maco and various sources.
All I need to do now is make some crew figures for it.

Life color paints, various washes pestels for weathering. Kept the weathering fairly muted.
This was the first outing for the H&S Ultra airbrush very impressed with it, possibly the most user friendly out of the box airbrush
I've used.
L

Desert Fox13 Feb 2024 5:17 a.m. PST

Impressive work!

Inch High Guy13 Feb 2024 5:27 a.m. PST

Nicely done!

Gunner Dunbar13 Feb 2024 6:50 a.m. PST

Great job

David Manley13 Feb 2024 7:04 a.m. PST

Very nicely done :)

Disco Joe13 Feb 2024 7:13 a.m. PST

Exceptional.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2024 9:03 a.m. PST

Terrific detailing and painting. Always the snag with SP guns or any open top eg M8 A/C, M8 HMC or M10 TD. You have to create the interior. On most AFVs open hatches, sure, but stick in a crewman and save so much work.

But well worth it. How long did this take you to do?

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Feb 2024 12:37 p.m. PST

Thanks all.
Deadhead I tend just to grab an hour here and there so no idea how long it took but its been 'on the bench' for 9 months or so.
L

Captain Pete14 Feb 2024 10:17 p.m. PST

Excellent work, Leon!

MilEFEX303020 Feb 2024 12:44 a.m. PST

Great stuff Leon, looking forwards to getting my order from you soon hopefully.! Thanks! Are you backlogged on emails? Thanks.

Guderian11125 Feb 2024 2:05 p.m. PST

superb, as usual

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