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Old 06-09-2011, 10:33 AM
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Default German VK4502 (P) Turm vorne or Hintern

Fact or fiction? I could not find any information on either of these:

http://www.scalemates.com/products/p....php?id=101409

http://www.scalemates.com/products/p....php?id=101408

With the chassis now available, one of these is screaming to be built.


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Old 06-09-2011, 10:43 AM
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Neither were produced that I know of.  The Hintern made it to wood model mock up and thats it.  Don't think the
vonrne even made it to drawings.
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I want to build the Hinten version, and bought one of the Hobby Boss kits to use as a reference. But I found that Hobby Boss doesn't include fenders in their kit, and it makes the vehicle look pretty bare. Then, Dragon came out with the same kit which DOES have the fenders, so I got that one also. Dragon's kit has a "stepped" barrel, and does not have the turret "communication hatch" under the pistol port, but it's still a nice kit.

Christian Ludwig makes either version of the VK 45.02 (vorne or hinten) in 1/16, and now produces it in a white plastic, instead of the earlier black rubbery plastic, (which was sort of a cross between plastic and a dense foam rubber). I like the white plastic a lot better. Here is a link to his site, where you can see both kits:

http://www.ludwigs-hobby-seite.de/flohmarkt.html

You can still find the Porsche-turret version of Tamiya's King Tiger, but I don't know if it's possible to get the Schumo one-piece barrel anymore.

But you're right - it's a great time to build one of these! -Mike
Old 06-09-2011, 11:37 AM
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Default RE: German VK4502 (P) Turm vorne or Hintern

Thanks for all the information guys! Yeah, I knew they never went into production, but at least I should have SOMETHING on them here at home.

I guess my library grows yet again.


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Old 06-09-2011, 12:57 PM
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Default RE: German VK4502 (P) Turm vorne or Hintern

Neither tank was built there are surviving drawings including some of the internals of the Vorne version whereas the Hintern was only a concept either way one would be nice as a model as would a VK.45.01 one of these served as a command tank with S.PzJ.Abt 653 in Russia
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Just as an aside, I was reading where the German modelers found the translation by Hobby Boss pretty humorous. I don't speak German, but I am given to understand that "hinten" means "rear" whereas "hintern" (as Hobby Boss printed it on their package) means "butt." So, I guess that I'd have to say that I prefer the butt version.

There is also a beautifully done one on youtube. I believe the builder used Asiatam's running gear and Christian Ludwig's metal chassis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwt0WZNqHN4

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Nice one. That and the Löwe VK 7001 are some really nice custom jobs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-A6I...eature=related


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