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Wiesel 1 Mk20
Topic Started: Jan 5 2017, 12:21 AM (1,256 Views)
ReccebyStealth
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Hi guys,

I'm going to build a German Bundeswehr Wiesel 1 (Mk20). Please see the video below if your not familiar with this cool little AFV. I'm going to do it heavily camouflaged, to blend into 'nature' by action, as well as name :D

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Here is the boxart for the kit I'll be using, the smart little S-Models kit :>
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This will (kinda) be the look I'm going for (this is the TOW version though obviously)...
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Cheers

Recce
Glen

On the bench:
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)
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Barry
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Nice one glen.. welcome to the GB...good to have you aboard
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Cheers Barry :>
Glen

On the bench:
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)
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BKirwan
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Interesting subject never seen this before. One does wonder about these tankettes, I suppose the TOW capability gives them some teeth.

Looking forward to your build.
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Brian
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It's a weird little vehicle...modern but almost looks WWII vintage. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it
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BKirwan
Jan 5 2017, 09:42 AM
Interesting subject never seen this before. One does wonder about these tankettes, I suppose the TOW capability gives them some teeth.

Looking forward to your build.
Regards
Brian
Hi Brian,

They are very fast, go anywhere AFVs, therein lies their protection as they are a reconnaissance vehicle really.

That 20mm/TOW does give them quite a punch though. A Troop of these hidden in a treeline could give a full
on Tank Company a very bad day, and be gone before anyone knew what hit them...

You get two kits in these boxings, so I'd like to convert the 20mm to the TOW version too :>

Cheers
Glen

On the bench:
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)
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Jan 5 2017, 10:03 AM
It's a weird little vehicle...modern but almost looks WWII vintage. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it
Weird in the best possible sense Sean ;)
Glen

On the bench:
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)
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fs2005
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Was watching that video and this was also on the page

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qln3hVoe8qA

Cool Wiesel mortar system .( Maybe you need a second box of them ?!)
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fs2005
Jan 5 2017, 12:08 PM
Was watching that video and this was also on the page

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qln3hVoe8qA

Cool Wiesel mortar system .( Maybe you need a second box of them ?!)
A fascinating family of vehicles for sure. They are similar to the CVR-T (Scorpion) family in regards to light weight, mobility and flexibility of the platform.

Only thing is many of the latest variants are based on the Wiesel II chassis (fifth wheel station and longer hull) so would be a major chore in 72nd. However Revell do some versions in 35th (air defence platforms).

Highly recommended too! :>
Glen

On the bench:
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)
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Looking forward to this. It's going to be tiny though isn't it?
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It really is going to be tiny. The real work will be in the camo netting, hessian strips etc...
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Glen

On the bench:
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)
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Barry
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What would you be looking at top speed wise on one of these..they look nifty enough machines
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Barry
Jan 5 2017, 07:44 PM
What would you be looking at top speed wise on one of these..they look nifty enough machines
Not sure Barry, but the Scorpion is 70kph+, I would say something similar...
Glen

On the bench:
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)
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