WCP Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C

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Postby Will01Capri » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:01 pm

Hi Guys
I just thought i would share this here as like another user of the forum, we have also been working on a 251 in some spare time on & off for over a year.
Some parts have already started to be printed, this is going to be our pride & joy :)

We are going to be building a 251 SD.Kfz Ausf C, but we have also been looking @ adding a D so then i can mount a Pak40 in the back also :)

Hopefully this Christmas the first prototype will be printed for myself to play with and then we can work from there.
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The interior is customisable, so expect to see some of our other models being mounted in the back

Drive will come courtesy of 2 geared motors and be capable of 2s & 3s running, although dependent on control system.
The front suspension will be fully operational as it should and the rear will have a full working torsion bar setup.
A metal chassis will be built, but if required we may also print a simpler chassis. I want to be able to mount different variants to the chassis as much as possible.
Tracks will be either printed or i may look into a metal track setup, but time will tell.

Keep you eyes peeled for more soon
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:00 pm

That looks super Will, can't wait to see this one printed and come to life :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:12 pm

Looks like I shall have to start saving my pennies again. It's my birthday in May and it would make lovely present for myself!
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Postby Will01Capri » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:04 pm

It should be a beauty, but still alot of work to do. It's a slowly slowly project, but I really hope I can get one running over the holidays.
For sure once it running Catherine can advertise a few, but many things to be ironed out before then. Plenty options available aswell
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Postby jhamm » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:33 pm

Hello Will,
FYI: https://www.asiatam.de/Testkategorie/Metall-Ketten-Halbkette-Sd-Kfz-251-mass-1---16.html
These chains are well made and are also used for the upcoming 251 from the "Fertigungswerk16", even if these are expensive, it is therefore possible that they will be sold out soon
Asiatam have 3d printed Wheels and Sprockets for the 251, but i don´t recommend these part, because the Quality is crappy horrible.
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Postby Will01Capri » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:08 pm

Bit by Bit, the little pieces come off the printer for the first trial build model. Loads things and details to be sorted, but i wanted to see one in person and see how things will work for servicing etc
Lots little things
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Rear Doors, they hinge as they should, i just need to get a micro magnet in there to hold them shut on tough offroading
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Mudguards & dash panel/bulkhead
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Hopefully i can show more of it assembled tonight

I am amazed at how small this model is, but it really is going to be a little beauty
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:31 pm

Great work. Really looking forward to seeing it progress
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:36 pm

Nice work Will, hopefully we'll get to see it running soon :D :thumbup:

Cheers,Lee.
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Postby Herr Dr. Professor » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:21 pm

Oh, this is exciting fun! Maybe a 251 can come down my driveway soon?!
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Postby General Jumbo01 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:47 pm

Or chimney?? ;)
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Postby midlife306 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:42 pm

Need more...... tissues


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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:31 pm

O O O!! A 251/22 & Pak next (pant pant!)
You do great work Sir, a 251 for the masses will be a welcome sight .
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Postby Xiaoshan_Sailor » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:11 am

Very nice topic to wake up to! Nice work! :thumbup:

You can count me as interested.
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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:27 am

Teasing picture, it really looks good
A long way to go however doing the motor mount and and axle and suspension
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Enjoy
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Postby Kaczor » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:41 am

Looks great!
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Postby Panzerjaeger66 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:55 pm

Great to see that somebody else picks up the task of creating a Sd.Kfz. 251!
The build so far is good.
A little remark should be allowed, regarding the front fenders. Aren't they too low mounted?

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Postby Will01Capri » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:05 pm

Panzerjaeger66 wrote:Great to see that somebody else picks up the task of creating a Sd.Kfz. 251!
The build so far is good.
A little remark should be allowed, regarding the front fenders. Aren't they too low mounted?


You are correct, for some reason they just dont pull up into position, but its on the list of faults to remedy before I make the next :)

Yes this has been a 2 year project which I squeezed in as and when. Long way to go, but soon I hope it will be running
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