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Rafi Ben-Shahar
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The big and the small: Hobbyboss 1/72 Railway Gun 80cm K(E) "Dora" & Meng 1/35 French FT-17 (Riveted Turret)

August 19, 2022 · in Armor · · 12 · 1.3K

Both kits have no building issues. The trench diorama base is provided with the model.

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  1. Both looking amazing, Rafi @blackmopane
    The diorama is a great addition to the FT17.

  2. Fantastic results on both, Rafi! Truly outstanding, lost of words really!
    The Hobbyboss 1/72 Railway Gun is a monster of a kit with 800 parts or so? I am no armor expert whatsoever, but putting together such a kit sounds like a true achievement, let alone the fact of presenting such excellent result, as is your case here.

  3. Thank you Spiros for your kind words.
    I think that my achievement with this kit is finding a nice undisturbed spot to put it 🙂

  4. Really great, looking fwd to build that Dora in 1:35 some day (pending on a new house)!

  5. Amazing. Which rail gun is this ? Love the FT-17 I have to get one of these !

  6. Thank you Bernard
    Schwerer Gustav was a German 80-centimetre railway gun. It was developed in the late 1930s by Krupp as siege artillery for the explicit purpose of destroying the main forts of the French Maginot Line,

  7. Great work Rafi, well done.

  8. I'm always amazed at you guys who make that railway gun model. That looks daunting! Great result.

    That FT-17 is also very nice.

  9. Thank you Tom
    It is a simple and mindless job. No fit issues, dihedral angles and paint dilemmas

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