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dgsselkirk 05-27-2022 12:52 PM

Wirbelwind 98% done!
Thanks for looking!
Here is my latest creation from DGS Military Hobby a old/new Wirbelwind! This vehicle represents one from July/Aug. 1944 belonging to 12th SS in Normandy. The turret is a kit from WCP in the U.K. nice piece of gear! The upper and lower are from an old Pz. IV that was gutted and rebuilt with Asiatam metal sprockets, idlers, return rollers and bogies and carriage. It has metal tracks as well. Moves pretty well on the grass. The upper was modified to look correct for this particular Wirbelwind with the 2 spare bogies, Notek lamp headlight, cleaning rod boxes, and some other items removed and added to make it look more correct. Internally it is powered by a Clark TK80 sbus board with upgraded speaker. Kenny at Dakrctanks set up the accurate sounds on the board. Has steel gearboxes, Tarr smoker. (Although I do have to do some mods, too much smoke!!! LOL! ) Please note, I have the sound turned WAY DOWN! When I do a film at the field I will crank it up!
Paints are Tamiya with the usual polkadot oils weathering although with the flash on the camera you lose a bit of the detail. The figures are also WCP and are made available with the kit. I will be adding a few more details inside the turret but the vehicle is 98% finished and operational enough to run around...

For this and other of my creations follow me on youtube and make sure you check out my website for other gear :
And my U.S. distributor:
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Panzerpaul 05-28-2022 07:40 AM

Outstanding work Dean….. as usual !!! 👍

dgsselkirk 05-28-2022 02:40 PM

Thanks Paul! And here it is at our battlefield with the sound turned up this time! :-) sorry, I am not much of a videographer but you get the idea!

Panzerpaul 05-28-2022 03:14 PM

Dean: Can you provide a link to WCP in the UK? Thanks PP

dgsselkirk 05-28-2022 03:16 PM


dgsselkirk 06-29-2022 12:29 PM

3 weekends ago we were attending the Aquino weekend at the Ontario Regiment museum. Everything was going along fine until late in the afternoon on Saturday a dust devil decided to blow through our area and took out 2 of my tents and knocked 5 tanks off the table... I couldn't bring myself to look at them until yesterday. I thought I would start with my Wirbelwind as that one I had just finished up. The gunner was decapitated but that was an easy fix. glue the head back on! LOL! The sights were gone, main armature broken, the small upper shield broken off, rear inner fender broken, the front hull plate and rear hull plate were actually dislodged, a couple of tools missing, but all in all not as broken as it could have been! so glued the small upper shield back in position. It was a clean break. Installed a pin and glued the main armature back together, repositioned hull plates. The front one now has some gaps to fill. It was at this point I decided to scratch build a new gun sight for the beast. I didn't particularly like the original as it was too bulky and didn't look detailed enough so why not! you can see the original, the sight I modelled it off and the different steps I did to build it up from little pieces and parts of styrene plastic and a thin slice of brass tube. The pictures are extreme close up but I think it looks much better! And being mounted with magnets gives it some flex in operation and lets me remove it when I want to transport... 🙂

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