Trumpeter E-50 with Heimdall turret finished

YAY! The first model of the year finished (yeah I know it was started in July 2016).

For this model I used Paper Panzer Productions E-50/75 exhausts, wheels and of course their Heimdall turret. The idea behind this particular vehicle is that it would be a radar and rangefinder for a battery of E-50 Flakpanzers in case you were wondering.
I’ve tried adding some visual interest with the rusty panels over the engine intakes and the MG post on the engine deck painted in the lighter shade of dunkelgelb as though it was taken from another vehicle. I decided on a splinter scheme early on but the two greens just did’nt look ‘right’ to me so I went for a white winter finish scheme in a splinter pattern to match.
I’m not THAT keen on the amount of dirt on it but I keep getting told off for not weathering my tanks enough :o)

Different is’nt it? I know some people out there HATE the whole ‘what-if/ paper panzer/ 1946’ thing and at one point that included me but these days I just like the freedom that the subject brings as I don’t get bogged down in researching a particular vehicle built on a Friday afternoon that was missing a bolt on the third roadwheel.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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