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Tamita 1/35th Scale Wespe Model Purchased Built Up and Painted

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    Posted 3 years ago

    fortapache
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    I believe Wespe is German for Wasp. The actual vehicle was based on the Panzer II and carried 105mm howitzer. It is what is called a self propelled gun. The armor was about 1" thick which is enough to protect against small arms and shell fragments. The top is open as these vehicles had to fire fast and had a large crew.
    As for the model it came built and painted. Another from the Long Beach Antique flea market. At $15 I did not argue with the price. I did weather the outside just a bit. Most vehicles did not last long in WWII so not much weathering is warranted.
    It does have several nice details in the crew compartment such as the direct sight. Usually these were indirect fire which means a few miles away. The direct site is for just before it got overwhelmed by T-34s or Shermans. Also there is a MP 40 machine pistol and some rounds for the crew to fire.
    Have not had the time to paint models so this is a welcome addition.

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 3 years ago
      It's been a while for these cool tank models very nice!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Fantastic WW2 tank model, cool camo design
    3. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Caperkid. I have 4 I need to finish.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld. I like the camo too.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      clockerman
      Johnsmith
      vetraio50
      Newfld
      nutsabotas6
      TheGateKeeper
      fattytail
      Manikan
    6. Toyrebel Toyrebel, 3 years ago
      Wespe is indeed German for wasp. This is nice find, especially for the price. I built a lot of 1/35 armor in 70's. The Germans had some cool looking vehicles, that packed a punch. The Wespe was pretty sucessful, especially early in the war.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you very much Toyrebel. I made a lot of them in the 80s and 90s. The Germans did make the coolest looking AFVs like their TDs and the Tiger I.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      gargoylecollector
      purvis
      Brunswick
      PhilDMorris
    9. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      dlpetersen
      buckethead
      OLECODY
    10. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      Harborguy
    11. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85.
    12. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
      though you might like this ...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e8Hxh9jW7c

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