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FLAK 88 VOMAG
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 07:39 AM UTC
Roden''s first self propelled gun is the famous FLAK 88 mounted on a VOMAG Heavy Goods Vehicle chassis.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
firstcircle
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 09:19 AM UTC
Jessica, Darren, were there supposed to be a couple more photos included, of the real thing, to go with the descriptions after the conclusion?

This looks like such an interesting kit of a very individual looking weapon system.
adamtheleg
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 08:05 PM UTC
Click on the underlined names for the two pictures of the real thing, they are links.
bizzychicken
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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 11:04 PM UTC
Thanks Jess. looks like a very well detailed kit OOTB. A very demanding, fun build. Never owned a Rodens 1/72 scale kit but I think you've just sold one to me, Cheers. The 1945 colour scheme looks like it would take some doing. Thanks again Geraint, are you going to give this kit a go?
weathering_one
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 07:54 AM UTC
Jessica,

Very surprised to see you doing a "ground crawler" thingee! This thing looks very interesting and different. It also looks decently complex and above all, interesting. Will love to hear/read how it goes together. I recall Roden buses having their build issues. Thanks for the review.

Regards,
AJ
firstcircle
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 09:12 AM UTC

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Click on the underlined names for the two pictures of the real thing, they are links.


Thank you... The underlining didn't show up when viewed on the phone yesterday.
CMOT
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 05:23 PM UTC
Matt you are not going mad, the links had disappeared after being uploaded.
erhntly
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 05:30 PM UTC
Good review. I think, need a metal barrel..
erhntly
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Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 05:39 PM UTC
from top to bottom,
Roden Vomag barrel
Armo metal barrel
Zvezda Flak barrel



I used Armo









after paint and some photos WIP





Erhan
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 08:47 AM UTC
Thanks Darren, nice to know I'm not cracking up (just yet).
Erhan, the model looks great, look forward to seeing more of it. It's certainly big and imposing.
Not too sure about that crew man posing with his shirt off... Where are the crew from?
CMOT
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Posted: Friday, August 22, 2014 - 09:24 AM UTC
Erhan; The build looks great as is usual with your efforts of late; however the metal barrel surprisingly looks the least accurate, with the Zvezda offering looking the best of the bunch.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 07:27 AM UTC
Erhan, I'm very encouraged by your WIP photos, especially the mesh sides. What kind of glue did you use to fix the mesh in place? Also, did you have any trouble with the frighteningly thin parts?

I must admit that when this sample arrived I was a little trepadacious of reviewing it, but the more I looked at it, the more I was impressed by the moulding and execution. It's a really special little model.
ignatius
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 01:30 AM UTC
this model looks fantastic.
May I kindly ask, what are the two reels of wire at the back of the vehicle used for? Would these be unwind when the vehicle is in action?

Thanks,
Ignatius Grech
(Malta)

RobinNilsson
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 03:06 AM UTC
I presume that those cables serve the same purpose as on the towed 88's, i.e. to connect the gun to the telemeter sight






Here you see similar cable drums on the Sd.Anh. 52

/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:23 AM UTC
That was my thought as well, Robin.