Trumpeter E 25 tank hunter project in 1/35 scale
August 8, 2015 in Armor
Hello imodelers,here is another one from my production line. Projects or what ifs are normally not my “thing”.
This build was intended as a birthday present for a good friend, he is playing the World of Tanks game and added a E 25 for his tank garage.
The kit itself is a really good one, the modeller can choose between, rubber band style tracks or plastic single links, different hull tops, mudguards from plastic or PE parts and there are also a lot of tools for the so called Entwicklungsfahrzeug.
At the end of WWII, there were two hulls for production at Allkett in Berlin, so my build is just fantasy.
There are many parts shared with the Panther and Tiger Ausf.B tanks, like the suspension, road wheels, tracks and the gun from the Panther and Jagdpanzer IV, of the later production.
I added also towing cables, mountings for them ( came from a retired StuG III ) and the tube, which includes the cleaning rods for the main gun ( from an also retired Panther )
The build was straight forward, no problems had to be solved. To speed up “production” my girlfriend cut out and cleaned all the single tracks. So its the first finished project, involving “the other modeller, in the house. Are you listening, Craig ? 🙂
The camo scheme was sprayed free hand on, using my Badger 150 airbrush, weathering was done with acrylics.
Ot was the first 1/35 tank in years for me, it was fun, so there will be more stuff in this scale, land on my bench, incl. projects like this one.
Hope you like it.
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