November 20, 2020 at 10:39 am #183089Witch RacerParticipant
After painting and assembling my sdkfz 10 can anyone tell me about the hoop at the rear of the vehicle. Apart from carrying barbed wire dose it have ant over use.November 20, 2020 at 10:49 am #183090Nigel HeatherParticipant
I think that hoop is meant to be a reel of cable, hawser or barbed wire, it is not part of the vehicle. Not modelled vey well, if I were bothered, I would cut it off and replace with some wire.
NigelNovember 21, 2020 at 8:06 am #183099invisible officerParticipant
No, that device was a metal ring. Just a fraction of the SdKfz 10 had it.November 21, 2020 at 11:13 am #183100Witch RacerParticipant
Thanks I think I will try using a steel hawser from my spares box on one and leave it off the second one I may even try to fit the covered windscreen from a Horch field car. I bet barbed wire made hitching up a gun at night interesting at night.November 21, 2020 at 6:04 pm #183104invisible officerParticipant
Lol. For reasons like that the ring was attached, it’s a barbed wire holder. It worked but was not fitted to later vehicles.
Modellers would have a closer look at the back. The later ones had a stronger construction for heavier tows. And for those with hydraulic breaks a pump was added, easy seen is the big air drum over the coupling on these vehicles.November 25, 2020 at 12:37 am #183175Kar98kParticipant
Speaking of SdKfz.10s, I just recently learned that Rubicon Models will be releasing one of these soon. I already have a resin SdKfz.10 model (from Blitzkrieg Miniatures), but I think it’s time to replace it. Also, a good time to get more of these as well as getting the RM SdKfz.10/4 add-on kit. Good times ahead.
I have been very impressed with RM plastic model kits, and compared to any resin model (including the nice Blitzkrieg Miniatures models), RM model kits are fantastic for the WW2 tabletop gamer.
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