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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #60 on: December 06, 2017, 07:28:47 AM »
The rear fuel tank was a large lump of resin, it had attached to it a large lump of resin that had to be removed with a razor saw and then sanded flat - quite a chore.
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« Reply #61 on: December 06, 2017, 12:34:14 PM »
The pumping gear and engine for the rear compartment.
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« Reply #62 on: December 07, 2017, 07:55:03 AM »
Meanwhile, some painting done on the V2 - I am still suffering from the paint lifting, but have decided to persevere anyway.
I am doing the Gezackt pattern camouflage from 1943.
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« Reply #63 on: December 08, 2017, 12:36:40 PM »
More painting.
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« Reply #64 on: December 08, 2017, 07:38:37 PM »
Hi Zak,
Coming along nicely.............
It will all work out okay, just need to make steady progress.
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« Reply #65 on: December 08, 2017, 08:20:05 PM »
Looking good, definitely worth the effort with the masking, nice and sharp.

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« Reply #66 on: December 09, 2017, 01:29:24 PM »
The rocket has been coated in clear before applying the transfers.

Here is the Opel tanker as well in the paint shop.
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« Reply #67 on: December 10, 2017, 12:45:58 PM »
Transfers applied, just a coat of matt varnish to add now.
Second photo shows the firing platform as well.
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« Reply #68 on: December 10, 2017, 07:44:07 PM »
Hi Zak,
Nice to see you've overcome the painting problem,
Like the look of the Tanker, it will add some interest to the finished diorama.
Keep at it, I like all you've done so far.
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« Reply #69 on: December 12, 2017, 03:49:55 PM »
As well as this tanker, others were required.
 
Another alcohol tanker used was the Opel Kfz.385 Flugbetriebstoff Kessel Kraftwagen. This was a 3t self-propelled B-Stoff alcohol tanker used by the V2 rocket troops. Originally built for use by the Luftwaffe, this vehicle would need a towed trailer pump.
This will be built from the Italeri kit no 6467 Kfz. 385 Tankwagen, I found this on EBay.
Construction will follow the kit instructions. I may just post a picture when its finished.

Towed Alcohol Bowser
Luftwaffe B-Stoff (alcohol/water mix) towed tanker unit. Photographs show this in use, but only after the war and so I am not sure if I need one or not.
This will have to be scratch built on some Opel Blitz wheels.
Research revealed the following kits, but these may not be the same?
Anyway on with scratch building. The core will be balsa covered in 20 or 20 thou plastic card.


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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #70 on: December 13, 2017, 09:02:11 AM »
Rather than waste an Opel Blitz truck I sourced some resin wheels on Ebay for this.
Photos later as my camera is on charge ready for the absence of Martin this evening.
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« Reply #71 on: December 13, 2017, 01:54:46 PM »
Springs and axles from plastic card bits and pieces.
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« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2017, 08:40:44 PM »
Springs and axles from plastic card bits and pieces.

Nice work Zak.
In fact Wheelie good..............!
Couldn't help myself
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« Reply #73 on: December 18, 2017, 01:30:13 PM »
Adding all those little bits from plastic card, rod and strip.
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Re: V Weapons
« Reply #74 on: December 18, 2017, 02:01:41 PM »
Here is the Meillerwagen in elevated position with the rocket in position.
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