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« on: 28 July 2019, 04:38:15 PM »

The new releases continue at a pace and this time we've upgraded our Sd.Kfz 251 models and added some extra variants as well!

First off, our existing Ausf C and Ausf D hulls have been upgraded, along with their variants, so all of the current codes have been replaced with these new models.  Where necessary, we've also replaced the additional items, so new rocket launchers, new map tables, etc.  

As well as those upgrades, we've also taken the opportunity to add the Ausf A and Ausf B versions, along with the most popular variants across all of the B C and D hulls.  Most of these options are separate castings (rockets, guns, mortars, etc) so we can put together some of the less popular versions if anyone wants them.

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GRV57   Sd.Kfz 251/1 (Ausf C)
GRV58   Sd.Kfz 251/1 (Ausf C) camouflaged
GRV59   Sd.Kfz 251/1 (Ausf D)
GRV60   Sd.Kfz 251 (Ausf C) ‘Wurfrahmen 40’ rocket launcher
GRV61   Sd.Kfz 251/2 (Ausf C) 8cm mortar carrier and crew
GRV62   Sd.Kfz 251/3 (Ausf C) with frame aerial
GRV63   Sd.Kfz 251 (Ausf C) with map table and officer
GRV64   Sd.Kfz 251/7 (Ausf C) engineer vehicle
GRV65   Sd.Kfz 251/9 (Ausf C) short 75mm
GRV66   Sd.Kfz 251/10 (Ausf C) 37mm AT
GRV67   Sd.Kfz 251/22 (Ausf D) 75mm AT
GRV68   Sd.Kfz 251/8 (Ausf C) ambulance with tilt
GRV69   Sd.Kfz 251/16 (Ausf C) Flammpanzerwagen

GRV112   Sd.Kfz 251/1 (Ausf A)
GRV113   Sd.Kfz 251/1 (Ausf B )
GRV114   Sd.Kfz 251/2 (Ausf B ) 8cm mortar carrier and crew
GRV115   Sd.Kfz 251/2 (Ausf D) 8cm mortar carrier and crew
GRV116   Sd.Kfz 251/7 (Ausf D) engineer vehicle
GRV117   Sd.Kfz 251/9 (Ausf D) short 75mm
GRV118   Sd.Kfz 251/10 (Ausf D) 37mm AT gun
GRV119   Sd.Kfz 251/16 (Ausf D) Flammpanzerwagen
GRV120   Sd.Kfz 251 (Ausf D) ‘Wurfrahmen 40’ rocket launcher
GRV121   Sd.Kfz 251/1 (Ausf D) camouflaged
(All packs contain one vehicle, priced at £2.95)


And the usual pics:

GRV57 - Sd.Kfz 251/1 (Ausf C)



GRV60 - Sd.Kfz 251 (Ausf C) ‘Wurfrahmen 40’ rocket launcher



GRV64 - Sd.Kfz 251/7 (Ausf C) engineer vehicle



GRV68 - Sd.Kfz 251/8 (Ausf C) ambulance with tilt



GRV113 - Sd.Kfz 251/1 (Ausf B )



GRV115 - Sd.Kfz 251/2 (Ausf D) 8cm mortar carrier and crew



Next it's the big one, Indian Mutiny incoming!  We just need to blackwash and photograph about 200 figures and we're good to go!
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« Reply #1 on: 28 July 2019, 04:48:42 PM »

Good range there
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« Reply #2 on: 28 July 2019, 05:08:22 PM »

Lovely stuff!

I feel further purchases of Sdkfz251s coming on  .... despite needing more like I need a hole in my head!

Of course, once I have a few new ones the old ones won't look as good .... aaaand down the rabbit hole we go ..... aaaargh!!!
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« Reply #3 on: 28 July 2019, 08:37:41 PM »

That is a lot of half-tracks!!

Can you tell us what the ‘upgrade’ has involved? A tidying up, more accurate, change of size, etc? Thanks
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« Reply #4 on: 28 July 2019, 09:57:26 PM »

Looks like chunky tracks, simplified road wheel hubs, but nice deep holes on the track wheels. Good sharp angles on the body, and that's a body with a lot of angles...

What's the inside like, I can't see - are the inner walls just blank vertical walls? Is there any floor detail?
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« Reply #5 on: 28 July 2019, 10:49:50 PM »

Can you tell us what the ‘upgrade’ has involved? A tidying up, more accurate, change of size, etc? Thanks

It's a complete new model, so it's a touch bigger than the old ones (like the upgraded Shermans and Panzer IV's) with more detail on it as well.

What's the inside like, I can't see - are the inner walls just blank vertical walls? Is there any floor detail?

The internals are blank walls, to allow the various bits to slot inside without any trouble.  The floor isn't detailed but does have a groove running along it (central 1/3rd of the floor roughly) so that the mortar base can sit inside it and puts the mortar on the correct level for the crewmen.
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« Reply #6 on: 29 July 2019, 01:09:02 AM »

Great stuff!  Smiley Smiley Smiley But...what bits slot inside a basic troop carrier...benches as a separate part? You now have a perfect opportunity to create 'Crew modules' with Figure groups (inc MG gunner!) which could be removed as they dismount...always a difficulty with H/Ts...to crew up or not? Suppose I should wait for my first order and find out!  Smiley

And that Frame Aerial no the 251/3! Wow! Didn't think that was possible without etched brass or 3D printing!  Shocked  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: 29 July 2019, 01:24:16 AM »

Great stuff!  Smiley Smiley Smiley But...what bits slot inside a basic troop carrier...benches as a separate part? You now have a perfect opportunity to create 'Crew modules' with Figure groups (inc MG gunner!) which could be removed as they dismount...always a difficulty with H/Ts...to crew up or not? Suppose I should wait for my first order and find out!  Smiley

The basic carrier is the same hull as the other variants, so an Ausf C 251/1 is the same model as a Ausf C 251/2 mortar carrier, but the latter is supplied with a separate mortar and crew pieces.  It's not viable financially to modify and remould hulls for every variant unfortunately.  As you say though, there is an opportunity there for some separate benches and crew figures in the future.
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« Reply #8 on: 29 July 2019, 07:42:30 AM »

22 251s Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: 29 July 2019, 08:37:38 AM »

One or 2 of those are rare animals, 16 or 17 being built. But good stuff.

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« Reply #10 on: 29 July 2019, 11:18:59 AM »

Lots of the short 75mm will be good for Arnhem. Great to see the range expand.

Can I ask - how long are they now?
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« Reply #11 on: 29 July 2019, 02:05:42 PM »

Can I ask - how long are they now?

The new ones are 39mm overall length, so dead on for 1:150th scale.  The old ones were about 35mm so a bit short.
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« Reply #12 on: 29 July 2019, 06:37:04 PM »

The new ones are 39mm overall length, so dead on for 1:150th scale.  The old ones were about 35mm so a bit short.

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« Reply #13 on: 30 July 2019, 09:46:18 PM »

Napoleon was 5'7" And the other was 5'9"!
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