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Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:46 am

I'm going to start posting pics of some of my work.
I lost all of my pictures in the webshots fiasco, they own them...I don't.

Some of these projects are new and other have been ongoing. They'll be in no particular order...


First is the Panzerjager.

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by CW4USARMY » Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:12 pm

Very cool! 8)

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by grunt1 » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:18 pm

Awesome! :o

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:35 pm

Yes VERY COOL !!!
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by maritime96 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:31 am

Very Cool. Great Job!!
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by 1958Zelda » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:46 am

Super nice job on that Normandy,post more !

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by skorzeny » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:36 am

Great Job!!

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:00 am

those are cool
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:11 pm

Here is an Indy cargo truck custom. Its a Mercedes LG 3000 Tankwagen. Kfz. 384,
Aircraft refueling tanker. Almost finished.

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by Jnewboy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:25 pm

Very cool! 8)

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by maritime96 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:00 pm

Nice Job Normandy
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:13 pm

Sweet !!!!
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:16 pm

Thanks guys. The only major modification to the truck was to cut the chassis before the front rear axle and remove the truck bed. Then add a 1/2" to the chassis.
Next stage was to build the utility and tanker portion of the vehicle.
The utility section was made of sheet styrene while the fuel tank is made of cut up plastic containers, glued, puttied and sanded.
The rear door on the fuel tank (last pic) is corrugated sheet styrene with a T-50 staple used for a handle.
This Tankwagen was made to be part of a diorama with my Pickelhaube Horten 229, so the current
paint scheme is a base coat.
These Hasbro "Indy Trucks" have plenty of custom possibilities.

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Post by Axis Nightmare » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:39 pm

Came out great :!: Wish there were more of those old Indy trucks available. :( Going to check the flea markets and yard sales this Spring. 8)
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:56 pm

A few Panther Customs....

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These customs were done with Pickelhaube Custom Panther F and II Turret sets and road wheel sets.

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by CanberraPaul » Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:35 pm

Really great work there normandy.

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:52 am

Thank You Paul.
While I'm on the topic of Panthers, here are two customs from way back... :shock:

"Zerstorer" Panther Tank Destroyer. 5 / 2005
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Jagdpanther, 2000. My first 1:18 custom, I had this Panther a week and then cut it up for the custom.

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by Light.Inf.Scout » Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:25 am

very nice work
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:58 am

The Jagd looks great. Did you scratch build it or used somebodies kit ?

I really like the dark yellow Panther II . The paint looks perfect !!

You guys who live the life of Reilly lollygagging around the house. :roll: :D

How are you doing ?
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:50 am

Thanks Light Inf. Scout.
Hey Pickel, hows it going...good to hear from you.
The Jagdpanther was a scratch custom I did when the 21st Panther hit stores back in 2000.
I also have "somebodies" Jagdpanther kit (yours :shock: ) finished but waiting for final paint.
The Das Reich Panther F was painted with Tamiya XF 60 Dark Yellow, then dry brushed with
pastels and sprayed with dull coat. The Panther II also started with a base coat of XF 60.

Lollygagging.....?....... :lol:
Well I still look like I took four rounds to the abdomen but slowly feeling better.
I saw Maritime96 yesterday and picked up two more Indy Cargo Trucks, gotta
do something until my King Tiger arrives...... :P ........ :wink: :wink: 8)

T-34 and 222 up next.....
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by ledhead0085 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:57 am

these are really cool. what scale are they? you ever think of recasting some of these in resin? you could sell or trade them for other customs.

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by maritime96 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:22 pm

Normandy that 342 Panther is AWESOME!!! Love the way it turned out. Everything else is fantastic as well.
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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by gliderdwm » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:39 am

Great custom work and painting! The Panzerjager is totally cool. Looks great in that setting.

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by Jnewboy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:58 pm

Love the work Normandy!!!

Especially love your Jagdpanther II

I found this pic, yours looks very close!! Very cool!! 8) 8)

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Re: Normandy Customs

Post by normandy » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:57 am

Thanks for the comments guys!
Leadhead, some of these are resin kits made by Pickelhaube.

Maritime, the 342 Panther was one of Pickels kits, I like the way it turned out as well.
Oh and Thank You for the Indy Cargo trucks. :D

Gliderdwm, the Panzerjager started out as the Avatar AMP Suit and turned into what you see.
I used some parts from the Panzer IV and Tiger I.

Jnewboy, Thats it, kind of... Mine was based on a resign kit by Hobbymodellbau Germany and the second
chapter in a book called Exotic Panzers In Miniature. modeling unusual war machines of the third reich,
by Edward F. McGrane. Schiffer Military History. A fun build and another in my what if 1:18 collection.

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