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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


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


The first  part is ready


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....


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.


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

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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