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POP! goes the Weisel!!!

iambrb

Well-known member
OK so have been yearning for something a bit different, and as I also wanted something small, I chose the Bundeswehr Weisel AWC! This is the last Tankette class armored vehicle still in modern use, with the Mark2 version entering service in 2001

The version I am building is the Mark 1 that was once offered by AFV. It is a neat little thing, and mine has a separate resin track set by Djiti models. Here is the box and some of the parts (molded in white!) along with some reference pics:





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I think this is the pattern I may go with:
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centaur567

Well-known member
Might be nice for yard work, but I wouldn't want to go into combat with it. Nice subject though. Gary S. XXXXV XX XX
 

iambrb

Well-known member
against small arms only (under .50 cal) it is actually pretty good, just need to keep an eye out for RPG's. And mines.

I think I saw a version that had bar armor all over it in Afghanistan, obvious why. Should be a neat little subject
 

iambrb

Well-known member
So here is the latest, the Djiti tracks were difficult as there are NO instructions and nothing is marked. So a ton of test fit and trim went into these guys, but here we are, along with a few size comparisons
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it’s not even as long as the M51 barrel!A567FE55-7919-4B47-A5E1-4BFF9B8E6E7F.jpeg
 

errains

Assistant Administrator
Staff member
Is that a Weasel in your pocket...oh never mind :doh:
This is a Great looking kit and while them track may have been a PitA they look awesome. Can't wait to see this come together!
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iambrb

Well-known member
Is that a Weasel in your pocket...oh never mind :doh:
This is a Great looking kit and while them track may have been a PitA they look awesome. Can't wait to see this come together!
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The answers to that are "No" and "Not like that-keep yer distance"

The tracks consisted of what turned out to be 4 sets of resin per side, plus the front wheel. BUT....nothing was marked so man did it take some fitting. The end result is far-far superior to the rubber tracks provided though.

Have yardwork to do today, so not sure how much if any actual modeling I will get done today, but thanks!
 

Duke Maddog

Well-known member
That is so cool. I know one company that offers this in 1/72 scale; been wanting to get one. Maybe someday. Meanwhile, I'll be watching this close.
 

iambrb

Well-known member
Gun is 20mm, Oerliken I think. The dual feed is going to have explosive/ proximity fuse on one side and AP on the other
 

iambrb

Well-known member
So here is where we sit today. One sprue is marked AFV & one is marked Revell. The fit on this thing is not very good, much like most Revells!

am enjoying it overall though, will get better pics up, ‘till then!!!

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iambrb

Well-known member
That is so cool. I know one company that offers this in 1/72 scale; been wanting to get one. Maybe someday. Meanwhile, I'll be watching this close.
Duke I can’t believe someone offers this in 1/72 scale, it’s already so small in this one!
 

moon puppy

Administrator
Staff member
Gun is 20mm, Oerliken I think. The dual feed is going to have explosive/ proximity fuse on one side and AP on the other
Rheinmetall Mk 20. Found that via google. Not finding anything about the dual feed, strange.

Looking good :popcorn
 

errains

Assistant Administrator
Staff member
and I quote..
"A single and double belt feed model are available. For vehicle applications the double feed is common in order to rapidly switch between armor piercing and high explosive rounds. "
 
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