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122mm A-19 & 152mm ML-20 & 12.8cm Pak.44 {K8 1/2} by Backer - Ace Models - 1:72 - Plastic

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This is the build of 3 cannons on a 1/72 scale
The models are from Ace from Ukraine. They produce well detailed models, not always easy to build. but always a pleasant addition to the collection.

These models are the so-called short run method. A mold is made, and with this models are made until the mold is worn out.


Why build these 3 in a serie, it saves me time and especially thinking about the construction method  (once you understand how a certain component is built, then the next 2 to build are easy).
We build 3 cannons from WW 2  (All have the same carriage).


A 122mm A-19 from Russia                               https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/122_mm_gun_M1931/37_(A-19)
A 152mm ML-20 from Russia                            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/152_mm_howitzer-gun_M1937_(ML-20)
A 12.8 cm Pak.44 (K81 / 2)   from Germany       https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12.8_cm_Pak_44

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Step 1 opening the boxes. Most parts are identical. only the parts for the barrels are different.

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The first  part is ready

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The legs of the carriages are now being made.
The first piece is a bit of a puzzle. Drawings from some plastic models are sometimes as simple as those from wooden boats....

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to be continued

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these are fun to build.......haven't built one in quite a while though.   depending on how long you had them,  short run kits like that become rare in a short period of time.  is Ace still in business?.......are the kits dated?

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The legs of the carriages are further built according to plan.

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Estimate the angle in which the legs are placed, a photo of the 12.8 cm Pak is used for this.

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Legs glued and drying. Later some extra details will be added.

1 cannon is build in transport position and 2 in firing position.

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