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Simon Nagorsnik
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E-100 Ausf.B, What- If/1946 (1/72)

I bought this kit (, ) second hand and therefore a few parts of the contents were missing.
PE parts, a few other small parts and the tracks.
I got the small PE set from (PE72005) to replace them, but the rectangular grilles didn't quite fit - they were a bit too small.
Replaced the missing tracks with those from ().

I wanted to give the whole thing a more "field-suitable" look and added tools from a supplement set for german tanks ().
Also add a container for the barrel cleaning device and is made of different left over parts.

Got me a "resin block;)" from () to replace the turret.
Here I replaced the commander's dome too (OKB Grigorov, S72442) and the barrel with an aluminum part.
I stole it from an old 1/35 Churchill and it fit almost perfectly in size and shape to the original part.
At the muzzle I milled an M3 thread because I wanted to represent it with the muzzle brake removed.

In addition i changed and improved some other details too.

The commander also comes from Model Trans Modellbau () from a 1946 tank crew set.

After a big mishap happened to me at the first attempt while airbrushing, I was forced to use the Paint Remover.
However, it attacked the resin tracks and turned them into a jelly-like mass.
Before it could go any further, the entire chassis had to be removed, cleaned and reassembled.

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2 responses

  1. In the end a great looking What-iffer, Simon @s-nagorsnik
    No sign left of the mishap.

  2. Indeed, looks amazing, Simon!

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