Ferdinand and Elefant Tank Destroyer

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Postby PainlessWolf » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:57 pm

Good morning,
*Chuckles* It would get expensive having a couple of working 1/16 FAMOs to trail along with the Jagdtiger. ;o) The book is a great read, complicated and full of unit data.
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Postby Spartan tracks » Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:14 pm

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Postby Afrikakorps » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:54 am

Hello Gentlemen,
I know this reply/post is quite some months late, but i would like to as you all a question.
Has anyone built a Kursk version Ferdinand ? Not an Elefant.

The most available 1/16 kit would be the Arkmodel Hooben Elefant and to my eyes the changes would be:
    1. the front mg thicker plate area would need to be removed and new rivets replaced.
    2.front headlights need to be added near the side vision slits
    3.rear toolbox needs to be located to the front RHside
    4.the stug cupola needs to be replaced with a double door hatch
Does this sound like a reasonable conversion, or would most tankers not realise the difference ?

Your experience and thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:15 pm

Good morning,
I think that most tankers would recognize the difference. One of the great benefits of wanting to make a tank more accurate is the opportunity to research (and bone up on the History surrounding the vehicle on the side). I am considering the Kursk version of this tank destroyer.
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Postby Afrikakorps » Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:32 pm

Thanks PainlessBW,
got some plans ready and doing my research. I will post the build when i start, but in the meantime, i will keep an eye open in case you start building a Ferdinand.
Maybe something like this. We will see.
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Postby Spartan tracks » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:01 pm

Just ordered the Thomas Anderson Book ( Ferdinand and Elefant)
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Postby PainlessWolf » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:44 pm

Spartan!,
You will definitely enjoy the read as well as all of the useful pics and knowledge.
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Postby Spartan tracks » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:29 pm

Guess what I'm reading???? The amount of ww2 pics is staggering going to be a great read.

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Postby Ragnar » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:48 pm

Painless.
I’m sure many here would appreciate a semi in-depth review of Ferdinand & Elephant by Anderson if and when you find time.
I’ve read a couple of online reviews that were not overly pleased with the way it was done, at $30 U.S I would need a more positive outlook before purchasing.
Thanks Larry.

Edit: guess I should pay more attention to post dates lol! :haha:
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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:08 pm

Good morning, Ragnar,
There will always be people who love or hate a thing. It all usually comes down to their personal opinions and experiences. In this case, my Elefant build is still boxed up and new, waiting to be built along with a lot of other kits and RTR tanks. The book, I really enjoyed. A window into times gone by. If the price throws you, look into finding a copy in the Library. It is worth a read.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:21 pm

LOL, Mr Painless, you have made me laugh at myself with stating something so obvious. I usually purchase books by chance, take a punt, I guess I'm lucky enough to have a discounted book store along with a big book store close to that not far from me, also, a very short walk from those stores is a big library that I'm a member of, and it never occurred to me to pop there for a quick look at books my local stores haven't got in stock :haha: :haha: :{ :{

Thank you Mr Painless, VERY useful information
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