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Ironduke
18 Oct 07,, 21:20
Dear Members,

I am proud to announce that we are launching the 6th WAB Modeler's Contest. The theme of this contest will be armor. Your submission can be any type of armored vehicle, such as a tank, armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, or self-propelled artillery.

Make sure to snap those photos, and submit a photo of your diorama work to compete in the contest.

As with other contests, members have one week to submit pictures of one armored vehicle. After a week of submissions, the submission thread will be closed and a voting thread will be opened. The winner as always takes home a tin of butter cookies!

Good luck!

dalem
18 Oct 07,, 22:06
Woo hoo!

Do half-completed kits count? Cuz then I can RULE THE WORLD! ;)

-dale

temujin77
18 Oct 07,, 23:35
Ooh c'mon guys... get those entries in!

Can't wait...

Nord
18 Oct 07,, 23:38
The idea of the tank with all of the characteristics later incorporated in the development of Panzerkampfwagen IV was originally laid down in the early 1930 by Heinz Guderian. In 1934/35, Adolf Hitler ordered Krupp and Rheinmetall-Borsig (and MAN) to develop BW (Begleitwagen) vehicle. Specifications required overall weight to be 18 ton, top speed of 35km/h and 75mm gun as main armament. All companies produced prototypes, which in 1935/36 were tested under various conditions. Rheinmetall-Borsig BW - VK2001(Rh) used Neubaufahrzeug's modified running gear, while Krupp's BW - VK2001(K) and Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg AG's VK2002(MAN) both used MAN's newly designed running gear. MAN designed new interleaved suspension system but it was not accepted. Krupp concentrated on the development of the turret while MAN worked on the running gear - VK 2001(MAN). All vehicles had similar characteristics but after extensive tests Krupp's design - VK 2001(K) was selected to enter full-scale production.

Ausf D was produced by Krupp-Gruson and it was produced until May of 1941 with total of 229 produced. Panzer IV Ausf D was truly the first production model and remained in service until 1944. It featured new front hull plate design (as Ausf A) and new external gun mantlet.


This tank is from 2 Panzer Division in Semois 1940.


http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/img_9185.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/img_9192.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/img_9196.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/img_9186.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/img_9187.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/img_9188.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/panzers/img_9189.jpg

temujin77
18 Oct 07,, 23:41
OH wow! Nice job with that model, Nord... Very detailed!

Shamus
19 Oct 07,, 01:49
Pkwz V Panther-Not the prettiest sight for a Sherman driver to see ;) .

temujin77
19 Oct 07,, 01:50
That's a sweet Panther, Shamus... good job!

Shamus
19 Oct 07,, 01:54
Thanks Pete:) ,I like Nord's,he always does an awesome job on his detailing,did you see his F-16?

glyn
19 Oct 07,, 11:22
Thanks Pete:) ,I like Nord's,he always does an awesome job on his detailing,did you see his F-16?

Well done Shamus:) Another of your hidden talents! I agree with your comments about Nords work - but do you mean Toadily Orzm?

Debbie
19 Oct 07,, 15:21
Voting is going to be tough this time again :)

smilingassassin
19 Oct 07,, 18:43
Pkwz V Panther-Not the prettiest sight for a Sherman driver to see ;) .

I'd think the Tiger would be the ultimate fright sight for Sherman crews!

Nice Panther though, sweet!

Now the question is what scales are you guys using?

Shamus
19 Oct 07,, 18:48
I'd think the Tiger would be the ultimate fright sight for Sherman crews!

Nice Panther though, sweet!

Now the question is what scales are you guys using?That's a really good question,this was built about 7 yrs ago and the box is long gone...I think 1/48th but I could be wrong.

glyn
19 Oct 07,, 19:06
That's a really good question,this was built about 7 yrs ago and the box is long gone...I think 1/48th but I could be wrong.

A long box, Don? Sounds more like a one thirtyfifth.:))

Shamus
19 Oct 07,, 19:07
A long box, Don? Sounds more like a one thirtyfifth.:)) :biggrin:

Nord
21 Oct 07,, 17:00
I build 1/35 only! :biggrin:

temujin77
21 Oct 07,, 17:58
Two amazing candidates so far... I wonder if we'll have more?

The_Burning_Kid
21 Oct 07,, 19:32
Just a question, can these models be made in a 3D modelling software? Or do they have to be physically created? Thanks.

Ironduke
21 Oct 07,, 22:35
They have to be physically created.

temujin77
22 Oct 07,, 03:56
They have to be physically created.

Maybe a separate contest in the future for 3D modeling stuff, if there's enough interest?

Shamus
22 Oct 07,, 04:06
Come on guys...somebody else has got to at least give Nord a run for the money.....Dale,didn't you finish any of your models???:)

The_Burning_Kid
22 Oct 07,, 20:38
They have to be physically created.

Yea, I agree with temu, is it possible if we have a 3D modeling contest in the future?