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Krupp Steyr Waffentrager

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Robert Blokker has sent Armorama some images of his Krupp Steyr Waffentrager using the Trumpeter kit. The build is straight from the box with no aftermarket items added. The model has been finished using Tamiya Acrylics to paint the vehicle, and weathered using oilpaint, MIG pigments, Several AK interactive products and Humbrol enamels. Robertís model is his interpretation of the black and white photographs made at the end of the war of the prototype.
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About the Author

About Robert Blokker (FAUST)
FROM: NOORD-HOLLAND, NETHERLANDS

Started modelling when I was about 7 or 8 years old had a little break in between (school, girls partying) and eventually returned when finding this site in 2002. Main interest WW2 German army, wheeled vehicles and radio and communication troops or every other thing that manages to catch my interest...


Comments

Great looking build there Robert! So, was it easy or were there any spots to look out for after I get one? Jeff
FEB 06, 2014 - 08:21 AM
How is there possibly room in there for a crew, let alone handling 88mm rounds which were almost a metre long! Posing figures in there would be quite a problem.
FEB 06, 2014 - 08:31 AM
Ola Guys @ Darren Thanks for putting it online. @ Jeff I can't really fault this kit on anything build-wise. It falls together on it's own almost. Really a joy to built. There are a few things that are odd but that is mainly Trumpeters doing. One of the weirdest thing is that you get a driversstation which all the hatches can be opened of so you can look inside. But the Waffentrager also has hatches on the other side of the engine. Which if opened up give you a beautiful look at the topside of the Ammo storage that blocks pretty much all of the entrances at that side. I have puzzled a while where the storage would be stored otherwise but decided not to invest to much time in it and simply built a model. Also getting the gun into the turret is a bit of a fiddly business as you have to hold the gun in one hand and push the turret topside wide with 2 fingers. Other then that I can guarantee you you will enjoy this kit. @ Biggles Hehehe Well the Driver at least must have had the figure of a modern day supermodel otherwise there is no way he would fit into the driversstation. Left and right to the gun there is place for a standing figure. The Ammo storage has had me scratching my head a bit. I did not have much references on this prototype. And as I said in my reply to Jeff The ammo storage as it is now is in a logical place as it really is the only area in the vehicle where there is room for the container with the eleven shells but it conflicts with the known drawings and the hatches that are there. The way Trumpeter made this kit there is no way any figure could be in that area.
FEB 06, 2014 - 08:57 AM
On the subject of the figures by the way. This is the Duo that will be with the vehicle. SS Late war Panzer crew
FEB 06, 2014 - 09:00 AM
Hehehe...when there's no room inside, put them outside.
FEB 06, 2014 - 11:25 AM
Nice build mate great weathering finish. I am building the 12.8cm pak44 version and was thinking the exact same thing! The driver gets out has lunch and can't get back in!
FEB 06, 2014 - 11:57 AM
@ Biggles As we say here you go with what goes @ Dazza Yeah exactly. You can almost hear the commander say. Eat light boys. We have to drive the Waffentrager today.
FEB 07, 2014 - 02:07 AM
You built it really great. I love the vehicles in a series of "what if ..." Cool look different colors of individual elements. Great weathering and finish. Paweł
FEB 08, 2014 - 02:53 AM
@ Paweł Thanks a lot for the compliments really appreciated. At first I wanted it to be completely primerred as the instructions told me but other builders did the exact same thing So I decided to take a different interpretation of the real pics. And I am pretty happy with the result myself.
FEB 09, 2014 - 04:09 AM