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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by grunt1 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:32 am

You mean this?

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There about 15 pages of pictures in Panzerwrecks 6 of at least five different captured Calliope 251's confirmed by the authors. The photos are super detailed showing their construction and being towed into position. Other than the Calliope rocket pods, the other interesting feature is that they used captured Pak 40 chassis's with the barrels cut down and tires removed for the elevation mechanics.

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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by normandy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:25 am

Re: the Schwimmwagen with Flak......
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I've seen a few customs....
http://battletankpower.blogspot.com/201 ... ak-30.html

http://spruebender.net/forum2/index.php?topic=996.0

Here's another cool Schwimmer.....
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I found the answer to my own question about the pic above.....Image

and this is a must do....... :lol:
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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by CanberraPaul » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:29 pm

Hey Grunt

Did the Schwimmwagen ever get done - I may have missed it?

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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by grunt1 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:33 am

I have some news on the Schwimm front. Shapeways was having a really hard time printing it due to the challenging shape and level of detail. The good news is that I was messing with it for another reason and ended up resolving the problems. The price also dropped considerably when I removed the top and made some other changes. For reference, it went down from around $225 to $149.

I need some feedback. It's ready to post for sale as is, but I wanted to take one more shot at tweaking it for those that were interested in it to make it as useful as I can.

- What price would you be willing to pay? As it stands it would be ~$149 at Shapeways. If you wait for one of their sales (rare but sizable with around 20%-25% off) the price would drop to about $120-$130. You may have to wait for sometime later this year most likely.
- What accessories would you be willing to live without (open canopy, folded canopy, rear seats, shovel, oar, wooden floor mud guards/slats) if any?

Every item I remove drops the cost quite a bit and some of the details would not be visible if you had figures or stowage in the car. Eg: floor slats, rear seats.

Also, would there be interest in a version that was potentially water capable? Right now there are holes in the tub design like the real one but the interior works that made it float while open in real life are missing. I could close the holes up (which are behind the tires anyway) and it would be at least as seaworthy as a beer can. The added material would bump the cost a bit, maybe $10. You may have to use small weights to make it work well and sit at the right level in the water. It also will not have been balanced front to rear because there is no engine, etc. Again weights might be able to address that.
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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by normandy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:41 pm

Great news Grunt! I don't think I'd need it to be "water capable" and I wouldn't need a canopy (open).
The rest of the details should remain, modelers can add details but collectors might not be able to.
This is a great looking piece Grunt, a 1:18 Schwimmwagen has a spot in my collection.

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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by CanberraPaul » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:14 pm

I would be in for a standard one also.

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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by Eddy10440 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:00 pm

Count me in for one or two, standard kind

Need no canopy

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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by Jesse James » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:20 am

Just got my Nebel from BG and it's a phenomenal print... The Schwimm will be incredible as well. Your 3D work is insane man, just amazing stuff.
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Post by maritime96 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:55 pm

I would like a standard as well.
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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by grunt1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:17 pm

Thank you. I've received the most recent version from Shapeways and it turned out really well. I'm working on fixing some long standing weak spots and updating some details. Once that is done I'll upload it to SW and you can go for it.

To do list breakdown:
- Improve the propeller attachment mechanism for strength, easier raise/lower
- Make the propeller a distinct part so it can rotate if desired (fun)
- Adjust the seats to save material cost and improve mounting
- Add engine vent holes (to cover with screen) and maybe include vents like the Kettenkrad
- Strengthen wheel to rod mount points
- Add the folded canopy frame
- Improve muffler detail
- Add various missing details to the tub

I'll post a few pictures later so you guys can provide any feedback or requests.
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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by Crazy Kraut » Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:26 pm

If you got a dameged Kübelwage--> this is an option:

http://mastermodels.blogspot.de/2010/11 ... leted.html

Who did an early German tank via 3D-print?? Know it was shown in the forum but can´t find it.
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Post by normandy » Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:58 am

Do you mean the German Panzer 38t in 1:18 ? Grunt made that one.
Scroll down...... http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... T&start=50

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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by grunt1 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:44 am

There was a "home print" of a Panzer I as well here. It has not yet made it's way to Shapeways so it's rougher than the usual 3D print.
http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/view ... =1&t=34107

I've been able to do some work on the Schwimmer, not enough to be done but close. Will advise.
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Post by Crazy Kraut » Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:13 pm

Yeah, this was the one. Thanks
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Post by Eddy10440 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:01 pm

grunt1 wrote:Thank you. I've received the most recent version from Shapeways and it turned out really well. I'm working on fixing some long standing weak spots and updating some details. Once that is done I'll upload it to SW and you can go for it.

To do list breakdown:
- Improve the propeller attachment mechanism for strength, easier raise/lower
- Make the propeller a distinct part so it can rotate if desired (fun)
- Adjust the seats to save material cost and improve mounting
- Add engine vent holes (to cover with screen) and maybe include vents like the Kettenkrad
- Strengthen wheel to rod mount points
- Add the folded canopy frame
- Improve muffler detail
- Add various missing details to the tub

I'll post a few pictures later so you guys can provide any feedback or requests.


Hi Grunt!

Could you please give us an update ?

Do you have an idea when the SW will be available?

Thanks buddy!

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Post by grunt1 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:39 am

Hey Eddy, I have not found time to make the changes Shapeways requires yet. However, they are available directly from me. The kit comes with the white parts shown on this page:

https://www.battlegroundtoys.com/schwimmwagen-type-166

It's $165 plus shipping and paypal fees. PM if interested.
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Post by Jnewboy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:29 am

That's a great deal!!

What about the 20mm gun? Is that still available in anyway?

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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by Eddy10440 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:23 pm

grunt1 wrote:Hey Eddy, I have not found time to make the changes Shapeways requires yet. However, they are available directly from me. The kit comes with the white parts shown on this page:

https://www.battlegroundtoys.com/schwimmwagen-type-166

It's $165 plus shipping and paypal fees. PM if interested.
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Post by 1958Zelda » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:28 am

Here's a few pictures of Paul's (CanberraPaul) 1/18 grunt1 BATTLEGROUND TOYS Schwimmwagen
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Post by 1958Zelda » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:35 am

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heres a picture next to a 251 halftrack with one of Aracula's mod's for size compare
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Post by pickelhaube » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:54 am

So cool !!
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Post by normandy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:34 pm

Wow that is cool, nice paint scheme Zelda!
Is that the Schwimmwagen Type 128? Something looks a little different.
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I guess I've answered my own question....
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Nice model Grunt.

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Post by Jnewboy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:58 pm

1958Zelda wrote:Here's a few pictures of Paul's (CanberraPaul) 1/18 grunt1 BATTLEGROUND TOYS Schwimmwagen
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Very nice! Love the wood grain on the paddle! Paul is a great guy with an incredible collection!! I hope to have one of these someday.

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Post by CanberraPaul » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:22 pm

Thanks for the compliment Jon!! Yes I love the work Ken does and this and the Panzer 38t are yet more superb examples. I now have models from some of the very best modelers out there and are really happy with all of them.

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Re: Battleground Toys 1:18 - Schwimmwagen - Updated photos

Post by Phantom440 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:58 pm

Hi, I've tried contacting through Shapeways and through the battleground toys site; are these Schwimmwagens still available? I'd love order one, if possible. There doesn't seem to be a "buy now" link on the battleground Schwimm page?

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