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Old 04-03-2006, 04:01 AM   #1
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Andrew Designs 75mm Ie IG 18

Well I saw Brady at Monkey Depot this weekend and I picked up one of these. It goes together real easy and the paint finish is pretty good even though I'm going to repaint mine. The resin is quite a bit lighter in weight than I was expecting and seems sturdy so far. Pics below....



Overall view ( Ramases likes it too as you can see )




Right side and sight



Rear hitch and recoil blade



Left side



Sight shield open




Sight shield closed

The breach does not function and the stowage box does not open. The shield in front is fixed down so it can't be towed as it is. The gun probably could use a bit more details here and there but overall gives a good out of the box impression. Mine will also get a set of Mike's new tires.
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Old 04-03-2006, 11:03 AM   #2
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Looks real nice, I can't wait to see how you fix it up. I'll be looking
for the photos.
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:13 PM   #3
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What kind of vehicle would have been been used to tow that little beauty.

It's a bummer that the armor shield is fixed "down".

Looks good though.

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Old 04-03-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the review Rick, I've been curious about these pieces.

By the way, I dig your cat's brush cut.
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:58 PM   #5
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I'm satisfied with mine but it has some issues. The round part that the optics mount on was broken as was the rear "scoop" and the screw holes for the shield did not align properly. The optics could have been done better detailed. 21C gave the Pak 40 better detailing in that area. I may just use it to make a 250/8.
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:58 PM   #6
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[quote="Threetoughtrucks";p="31948"]What kind of vehicle would have been been used to tow that little beauty.

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I think my RSO could handle it.
http://media5.uploadjar.com/uploads/rso_002_1.jpg

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Old 04-03-2006, 09:32 PM   #7
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What kind of vehicle would have been been used to tow that little beauty.
Probably a light truck like the Krupp Protze, or maybe a Sdkfz 10 or 251. I would say a kettenkrad could tow it in a pinch, but you couldn't carry much ammo on a kett.
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Old 04-03-2006, 09:47 PM   #8
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The 251/4 was used to tow it, the crew, and 120rds of ammo until the 251/9 came along.
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Old 04-04-2006, 04:13 AM   #9
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I was just curious as to what vehicles would normally pull the gun.

Of course in a pinch anything could be used. I have an old VHS history of the 101Abn in VN and it shows an M-37 3/4 pulling a 105mm howitzer accross a stream. Not regular equipment but they were going where a duece wouldn't fit. A pinch. Our M3A1 White half track towing our 57mm anti-tank gun broke down one day in a parade. A pinch....what do you do with a broken nine ton armored vehicle 25 miles from home. We flat towed it with a WC, 1 1/2 ton Dodge. I ran interference with my Command Car not stopping from the middle of Manhattan to Staten Island, only stopping on the SI Ferry. A pinch. I never liked parades as much as dealing with breakdowns. We never paid for a tow from everything from a Jeep up through duece's and a M3A1 Stuart light tank. I love PINCHES.

Sorry guys for going OT.

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Old 04-13-2006, 02:46 AM   #10
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Does this piece come with a round?
What about a spent round?

Anyone planning on making these?
Anyone has an idea what the rounds look like?
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:20 AM   #11
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Also, coming out from Andrew Design is a 106mm Recoilless Rifle made of the same resin material.

It's past our interest period of WW2, but I bought one because I was trained on the 1/1 106 RR.

Detail is also excellent, but I also received mine with the sight bar broken. Guess you can't expect everything intact shipping from the Far East, when you are dealing with resin. Actually, I still love this weapon .

What adhesive would I use on this resin material? I tried Crazy Glue and it would not work.

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Old 04-13-2006, 12:52 PM   #12
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Eduardo,

Got you covered on the rounds, both spent and loaded. And the kasten for them.. will be awhile, but i have on coming in a trade . I know I will make them. I just have too many projects going on right now to jump on them right away.


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Old 04-14-2006, 02:24 AM   #13
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Thanks Dennis!
Great to her you have these in mind.
I have to look for my ancient 1/35 similar gun to see if it had any rounds.
For some reason i remember a two piece round, but not sure...

When you are ready let me know...
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Old 04-14-2006, 03:51 AM   #14
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The round was in 2 components.
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Old 04-19-2006, 07:24 AM   #15
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Got mine today and the same piece "round part that the optics mount on was broken " as above, but easily glued on.

The images above are very helpful as the isntruction diagram is very poor.
I was wondering how the shiled brackets went on and looking at these here helped a lot. not including at least one round is inexcusable for me!

The front lower shield seems to have been a separate piece, but sadly is in the firing position. I rodered some small hinges and might build enough courage to make it operational as I would love to tow it someday...
The constructionin general seems to be sturdier than the Pak37, but I have not put it together just yet!
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:09 AM   #16
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Anupdate...
Been working on this gun and so far so good.
It has been a ot of wrok to make the lower front shiled operational, hopefully some day I will find a vehicle to tow it!
One of the pre-drilled holes in the gun frame, where the screws attach the main shiled to the frame, was drilled int he wrond position si the holes in the shield would not line up.
The material sems to be a sturdier resin, than for example the Pak37.

I'm using an image of a Verlinden 120mm piece to make something that looks like rounds(imge below).
I sacrificed four Pak40 rounds. Removed the round part, removed about 3/16 inch of the base and then glued on a 1 1/2" piece of the cartridge.
Used the base of the cartridge for the propellant charges.
My old ESCI 1/35 kit shows the rounds, three to a case so I plan to do several, one olen and the others closed for dios.
I made from styrene the propellant rack shown int he image, made two to have one empty. Not sure how these were carried but probably came in a box of maybe three racks, there is a small tab on the edge in the 1/16 model maybe a tab to pull these out of some case...
Hopefully by the weekend I will have some of the items ready to take some photos...

That nice box in the frame of the gun, could that be for a set of propellant cartridges, maybe the three shown below?
Then the rounds in threes in a wooden box as the 1/35 kit would complete the set.

The box int he frame is in an appropiate place but not sure of anything!

What about a 250 pulling this baby?


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Old 04-21-2006, 03:18 PM   #17
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I think this is a great piece, but Iím as bummed as everyone else that the shield is permanently down and that there were no rounds with it Ė Dennis, Iíll certainly be looking forward to your accessories for this!

About towing vehicles, Eduardo, I think the standard was the Krupp Protze, but it might have been the Demag 7. Donít know about the SdKfz 250 or 251, the only pics I have of this being towed is with a Protze. Hope this helps.

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Old 04-21-2006, 04:21 PM   #18
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The rounds look great! I've looked for info about what was carried in the trail box but no luck. I found a reenactment group with a live lIG 18 and sent an e-mail.

Look at my reply earlier in this thread for towing info.
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Old 04-21-2006, 08:54 PM   #19
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Just to be clear, the image I osted is of the Verlinden 1/16 piece.
I'm using as reference to make some interim rounds and cartridges.
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:24 AM   #20
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OH! Tease...
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:38 AM   #21
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Some WIP shots.
The hinges on the skirt were tricky as I wanted not to put a lot of pressure on any of the parts. hard to keep everything straight!

I failed on the straight somewhat, but the shield works fine!


In progress rounds


The lower shield







Here my 30 year old 1/35 dio! The spackling compound has shrinked showing some unsightly white in the plow area!
Note the ammo boxes...



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Old 04-24-2006, 03:31 PM   #22
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ammo pic

Here's a pic I found in a GD book.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:00 AM   #23
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I recieved mine today from Battle Rhino. The mount
for the sight was broken off and missing but it was
easy to fix. Also a lucky break (and i mean it! LOL) in
that the gun shield arrived with the lower section
broken almost perfectly cleanly off even to the point
of all but one half of one hinge being in pergect shape.
I used a micro drill and made some small holes for
some sewing pins and mine now folds up as well. Does
need some touch up paint on the screws and where
the parts had been broken off but i like it. You can
see it was made from a plastic and wood master
(some woodgrain shows up still). Nice, light resin
with good detail and a good paintjob with a nice
weathering wash on it. I really recommend these.
Their new SiG33 is up on their site as well. Look
forward to that one too!
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