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TOPIC: "Rutscher" ETO 1946 The Rise Of The Machines

"Rutscher" ETO 1946 The Rise Of The Machines 15 Sep 2019 15:14 #1

Hey gang! Chris found an ad for this kit in a magazine at our August club meeting and I HAD to have one! My new friend, Greg Tost ordered some from his vendor, but being impatient, I ordered one from Ebay too. Why is it when you aren't in a hurry for a kit, it always comes in at record speed? :idonno This kit came from Hong Kong to my door step in six, yes, SIX days! I didn't want to start it until I had some of my current projects were finished and I managed to hold out until today. :rotf The kit is from Das Werk, in cooperation with Amusing Hobby and has a relatively low parts count. I wanted something to continue my idea of the ETO 1946, this fills the bill nicely. What's in the box??


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Three sprues of parts and a decal sheet.

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The decals have several numerals and unit markings, I'll be adding a unit of my own. :hmmm :ohyeah

This is a small vehicle, meant to be manned by a crew of two.

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I added some texture to the muffler, just for grins.

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Everything is crisply molded and relatively free of flash.

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The antenna base was an exception, it didn't look the part, so I replaced it. I also ruined two of the lifting point, so I made brass replacements.


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Next up, tracks! Thanks for coming by, lots more to come.

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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 15 Sep 2019 16:57 #2

Interesting little kit Mike. Is it loosely based on any design or just something that someone came up with.
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 15 Sep 2019 18:22 #3

Very nice and interesting, Mike :good ... following :popcorn

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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 16 Sep 2019 08:40 #4

Man that thing is tiny!

Being a sci-fi kind a person I really love the idea of what would have happened if the war with Germany/Japan had continued. What the new technology coming up would have looked like in a combat roll instead of the post war/cold war environment.

I have some Allied airpower ideas along these lines. This would really cool to get in on.

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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 16 Sep 2019 08:42 #5

Let's do it, a mini campaign? Maybe turn into something bigger? :hmmm :ohyeah
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 16 Sep 2019 08:48 #6

Heavens Eagle wrote:
Interesting little kit Mike. Is it loosely based on any design or just something that someone came up with.

It's kind of a beefed up Borgward IV or Hetzer. B)
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 16 Sep 2019 08:51 #7

Iron Mike wrote:
Let's do it, a mini campaign? Maybe turn into something bigger? :hmmm :ohyeah

Stand by I'll be right with you.

This is going to be fun!
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 16 Sep 2019 09:00 #8

Standing by. B)
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 16 Sep 2019 15:32 #9

Iron Mike wrote:
Let's do it, a mini campaign? Maybe turn into something bigger? :hmmm :ohyeah



Alternate History?


I'll wait to see what you guys come up with :v
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 16 Sep 2019 15:33 #10

Project is looking good :thumbsup
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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 16 Sep 2019 15:35 #11

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Das Werk Panzerkleinzerstorer "Rutscher" ETO 1946 17 Sep 2019 09:33 #12

Thanks guys! This started out to be as out of the box as I could stand, but I found out Voyager makes a PE set. Sooooo...
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Stay tuned, more to come.

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