1:16 Blue Star Models/ An-Bri Hetzer Build

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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:24 am

I know I mentioned in another thread my plans to build an rc Hetzer from Blue Star Models. With Mr Markocaster's help I've acquired an rc Hetzer resin kit.

Could this possibly be an An-Bri kit

My plan is to combine the two and the best of each kit to make the Hetzer is detailed and reliable as possible. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
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Postby Markocaster » Tue May 15, 2018 4:13 am

Awesome! Glad it arrived safe. I can’t wait to see your progress :)


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Postby Soeren » Tue May 15, 2018 5:49 am

Interesting build thread. Can you take a side by side shot of the Hetzer tops for direct comparison? That would be great.
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Postby ilgar ismailov » Tue May 15, 2018 6:09 am

c.rainford73 wrote:I know I mentioned in another thread my plans to build an rc Hetzer from Blue Star Models. With Mr Markocaster's help I've acquired an rc Hetzer resin kit.

Could this possibly be an An-Bri kit

My plan is to combine the two and the best of each kit to make the Hetzer is detailed and reliable as possible.


Good plan. :thumbup: Success in the project! :wave:
I will observe with pleasure.
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Postby Ad Lav » Tue May 15, 2018 6:45 am

You’ve got two of the little buggars! :)
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue May 15, 2018 10:50 am

No excuse not to have a variant on one of those chassis now Carl :thumbup:
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Postby Ad Lav » Tue May 15, 2018 10:52 am

Resin vandra 75mm pak 40 and halfway to a Marder...
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue May 15, 2018 10:58 am

Thanks to allI will do a side by side of the upper hull superstructure Mr Soeren. The idea of a Marder is really tempting
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue May 15, 2018 11:05 am

c.rainford73 wrote:Thanks to allI will do a side by side of the upper hull superstructure Mr Soeren. The idea of a Marder is really tempting

Have spare chassis, why waste it ;)
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Postby midlife306 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:38 pm

I’m well jealous!!!


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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 pm

midlife306 wrote:I’m well jealous!!!

Where there's a printer, there's a way ;) :thumbup:
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Postby midlife306 » Tue May 15, 2018 3:31 pm

Alwyn/Rob??
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Postby Raminator » Wed May 16, 2018 11:24 am

Looks like you've got yourself another great project lined up Carl, nice one. The Hetzer's a favourite of mine, it's a shame that such an effective (and cute!) little vehicle doesn't get the love it deserves.

Does the Blue Star kit have a metal insert in the lower hull? Looks like it'd be a good base for an R/C conversion, particularly with all the metal running gear bits you've accumulated.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed May 16, 2018 1:15 pm

Raminator wrote:Looks like you've got yourself another great project lined up Carl, nice one. The Hetzer's a favourite of mine, it's a shame that such an effective (and cute!) little vehicle doesn't get the love it deserves.

Does the Blue Star kit have a metal insert in the lower hull? Looks like it'd be a good base for an R/C conversion, particularly with all the metal running gear bits you've accumulated.
Hi there :wave: no the an bri hetzer had the meat insert. Once I have time I will sort both kits completely and see what parts can be used from both
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Postby Max-U52 » Wed May 16, 2018 5:10 pm

I wasn't sure if BlueStar was even still around. I got those photo etch t-34 bed spring armor pieces from him, along with a bunch of end caps for 200 L German fuel drums, but I haven't heard from him since. Have you had any direct contact with BlueStar? Are they still a going concern? It looks like you got a great hetzer kit, but I'm afraid it's going to be a little bit too small to put a .50 caliber paintball gun in it. @)
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Postby wibblywobbly » Wed May 16, 2018 7:35 pm

midlife306 wrote:Alwyn/Rob??
Lol


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It would quite easy to do the upper hull..the lower would take a fair amount of time. Take a look at the project 704, it's pretty much the same approach. As long as I had the dimensions and angles it could be done. I might try and find some decent blueprints when I have some time to spare, though in my experience not all blueprints are quite what the term infers, they are more accurately described as line drawings. :problem:
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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed May 16, 2018 7:46 pm

There you go :D

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The ideal thing would be to get hold of a PAK 40 gun kit like this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PaK-40-75mm- ... 2940574940

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Postby wibblywobbly » Wed May 16, 2018 8:00 pm

Just needs a trailer to fit the battery, control board, receiver and speaker. :D ..and as for the gearboxes?? You lose half the lower hull due to the crew area.
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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 pm

Yup, this is where the phrase 'putting a quart into a pint pot' comes to mind! :/

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