Completed my Kugelblitz conversion this weekend. I basically set out to merge the best parts of Dragon's more recent Panzer IV J with there older CyberHobby Kit along with a full PE set, brass barrels, and parts for open hatch interior. I wanted this model to depict what may have been the only Kugelblitz to see action (at least now documented); which was against US recon units in the Spichra, Germany area in April 1945 (later dio idea).
I know leaving a vehicle in primer is a bit controversial but I wanted to portray how the Germans may have rushed this one into service. In the end no one really knows what the final finish was and if they had time to camo the turret to match the Panzer IV hull it was mounted to. I have not done a vehicle in primer (or partial primer) before and thought this would have been a likely candidate (if any). It was fun building it like this and trying different techniques to weather the two sections. In this situation I assumed they mounted the completed turret to a slightly used Panzer IV J hull, hence it is a bit more weathered than the turret. Feel free to comment!
I posted a build blog with more pics and research on the battle around Spichra to armorama: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php…
Keywords:IV, Kugelblitz, Panzer
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