SD.Kfz 250/3 Greif GPM 1:16

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  1. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Hello all!

    I have started a new model.It's the sd.kfz 250/3 in 1:16 from GPM.
    This will go into a diorama together with the Kübelwagen and a PAK cannon.
    So here it starts!
    A picture of the book.
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    I decided to start with the radio stack.
    The drawings of the parts.
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    I wanted to make the frame of 1,5mm brass wire.
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    Parts to be used.
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    Here I have cutted out the framework for the inne frame of the stack and started to assemble one of the radio units
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    The frames are done, and only the rest of the radio units to finish.
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    All parts done
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    And all put together
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    Next will be building of the main structure....
  2. cgutzmer

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    excellent as always. And fast too!
    Chris
  3. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks Chris!!

    This seems to be a very enjoyable build!
    The print is very good,the paper seems to be of very good quality,only thing are the instructions.....not much to say about that....so this might be a kind of jigsawpuzzle....
  4. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

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    Nice job Johnny, How did you decide to build the radio stack first? Did it seem most logical or did your ideas inspire the motivation?
  5. josve

    josve Active Member

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    I decided to build the radiostack first because it was on the first page of the instructions :)
    And I had to solve some polish sentences first, before I could start on the main structure.
  6. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Started to build the bottom of the main structure.
    The drawing
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    The parts are glued to 1mm karton, and the top of the two side pieces are sanded to get an angle for the inside cover.
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    The cover for the bottom are cutted out.
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    And glued to the bottom.And the piece for the underside of the engine is made ready to glu into the "hole".So far the fitting of the parts has been very good.
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    So over to the inside of the vehicle.
    The first part of the inside is the floor.
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    And a support for the radiostack and some other parts was to be made.
    Drawing of that part.
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    Parts are glued to 1mm karton,kutted out and assembled.
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    The covers are glued together and everything putted into place to see how it all fit.
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    The bottom cover in the engine room.
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    Next will be the engine and the radiator.
  7. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Hi Johnny,
    Great job, as usual!

    Pictures 4,5, and 6 in the above post all point to .jpg 1, the cover.
    Just thought I would let you know so you can fix the links.
    I would like to get a closer look at these wonderful pictures!

    I was wondering, what do you use to glue the parts to 1mm karton? A spray adhesive?

    Keep up the great work! I love to follow your build threads! You are an inspiration!

    Russell
  8. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Thanks a lot Russell!!

    Links are fixed....sometimes things just slips....

    I used some sprayglue from 3M, but the result was not too good....the paper began to make bubbles :)
  9. josve

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    The engine

    The engine was made today.It looked a lot harder than it was.....
    The assembly was to first put together the "block" and then put all the other parts .

    First the engine block.
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    And when that is put together it looks like this.
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    The rest of the parts waiting to be cutted out.
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    And when all the parts are glued in place we have an engine.
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  10. Amazyah

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    Lickity split! Just like that!

    Dam, you make that look so easy!

    I know I sound like a broken record but, Great work Johnny!

    Russell
  11. josve

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    The radiator

    Thanks Russell! I really appreciate your feedback!
    And it was really as simple as it looks....
    Here comes the radiator.

    Next to do was the radiator.

    The drawing and the parts to use.
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    The finished result.
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    And placed onboard....
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  12. Jim Nunn

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    Johnny,

    I’m getting jealous you have built 2 very nice models in the time it takes me to decide what model I am going to build next. Gets to go fishing all the time and if I remember correctly went to Turkey for his vacation and to top all this he builds his models where he works.

    Dam I’m not getting jealous, I am jealous.

    All kidding aside this looks like another great build. Found any fit problems with the model this is on my to do list in 1/25 scale.

    Jim Nunn
  13. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Hello Jim!!

    Right now I'm on another 3 weeks vacation....kids at school,wife at work,fishingseason is over, snow is not yet present (so no skiing yet), weather is poor....so what else can a man do :) with a pile of models waiting on the shelf!!

    The quality of this kit is so far the best I have been into.No fit problems at all.
    Paperquality seems very high, the print is very good.So this is the best kit I have worked on.Ok maybe the Kübel I'm building at work can come close :)
  14. josve

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    First of all....I'm not sure what this part is called in English....but it's some part that connect the drive axel to the belt wheels.

    First the drawing. Hmm that looks easy enough......
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    And so I looked at the parts....23 pieces to cut out and edgepaint......took about eight hours to get theese two parts done....
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    I started with the inner part.Made of two circles of 1mm karton and the paperstrip rolled around them.
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    And so the fun began.....on each "wheel" I should make 7 half pipes with a front cover...
    First the seven pieces.....and suddenly I thought my fingers was very large....
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    So I used a 1,2mm drill to bend the parts into shape.....
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    And put the halfpipe onto the "wheel" and put on the tiny front end.
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    The outer cone was made of 3 parts.Top and bottom covers of 1mm karton and the bent paperstrip.
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    The finished part, and the place it belongs.
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    And glued in place it doesnt look to bad at all
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    Man, Johnny, your work is awesome! I've been following your build threads and have been seeing that you paint quite a bit of stuff. What sort of paints are you using?

    Rick
  16. josve

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    Hello Rick!

    Thanks for your kind words!

    The paint I use are Humbrol and waterbased indoor paint....
    I'm colorblind so painting is very difficult for me.I have to ask my kids and wife about what color to use for the parts I shall paint.I have painted on a large piece of cardboard all the humbrol colors I have, with the specific number below the color, so they can pick the color that is closest to the color on the part.
    For the waterbased color....I take a part with the color I want to my local paintshop, they scan the color and makes a almost perfect match :)
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    Wow, that makes it all the more impressive!

  18. josve

    josve Active Member

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    Struggeling with colors is not what I like best....
    But I'm doing my best anyway, so if not all the colors I use don't match up quite nicely....you know why.


    Started to work on the inside.
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    The wall between the personellcabin and the engine also will contain the instrumentpanel.All of it is not in place yet, but I'm working on it.
    Have to customize the instruments a bit...
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  19. josve

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    Steeringwheel

    teeringwheel.

    Drawing.

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    And the parts to use.
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    Parts assembled.
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    And the steeringwheel is done.Just some edgepainting to be done.
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  20. josve

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    Hello again!

    The work on the interior continues.
    I have mounted the wall in front,made the drivers seat, made the bench,glued the steeringwheel,mounted the two covers over the holes to the drivers feet.

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