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Paul Mahoney
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My Only Build Without WingsTamiya 1/48 Flakpanzer Mobelwagen

September 20, 2014 · in Armor · · 16 · 2K

Ok - I had been noticing this series of scale armor kits that has steadily been releasing, and reading a lot of favorable reviews. I wanted a 'quick' fun build, so when I saw this i thought I would give it a try. I can honestly say I conducted no research whatsoever, just built what was in the box. It did give me a chance to try out some weathering techniques using washes and pastels, and I have to admit I had a lot of fun with this one. I will be sticking with aircraft, but this made a pleasant diversion for me - and it fits nicely in my display case as it is the same scale as almost all the aircraft in there!

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  1. A tank master on the first try there Paul! Really great weathering and paint. I am going to be looking a bit closer at this scale.
    Good stuff.
    California Steve

  2. If this is your first foray into the world of armor, you should definitely consider adding a few more pieces to the collection. Fantastic effort for the "first try".

  3. Wow! Very nice job!
    I've build a Chi-Ha tank once... it is very different to building aircraft.
    Still have to build a "Brummbär" that I have in my stash for 3 years... will be there for the next 300 or so...

  4. Never hurts to stray off the beaten path once in a while. Very nice effort.

  5. Thanks for the comments guys - it was a very fun little build for sure. Sometimes not knowing what is "wrong" makes it more fun. And I honestly don't know what is or is not wrong with this kit - but it certainly went together well (and quickly). I think I may pick up a few more of the kits in this line - but then, that takes time away from the wingy things if I were to do that!

  6. Well done Paul, the finish is outstanding

  7. Awesome Flakpanzer. Would love to see more!

  8. A change is as good as a rest, some say, and it certainly looks good from here, a really nice model, Paul.

  9. Great wee tank Paul. I fancy doing the quadrupal flack mobelwagen.

    • hi Gregor - I actually wanted to do the quad one, but for some reason ordered this one by mistake! Years ago Monogram did a 1/35 (or 1/32) quad flak panzer that I used to see in the hobby shops and always thought it looked cool. I think Tamiya has that one in this line as well, so maybe if I stray again that will be next!

  10. Nice build Paul, these 1/48 scale kits that Tamiya are putting out are quite sweet.
    well done mate.

  11. Paul,
    You did an excellent job on this and it is refreshing once in a while to build a target. I have a feeling you are going to do more armor.

  12. Congratulations, a very nice Möbelwagen. Started some vehicles in this scale
    too, fits well with aircraft kits in this scale.
    Thumbs up !

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