30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst

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30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst

Post by EPOCH3 » 15 Jan 2017 18:29

I have always liked the old naval large caliber Krupp guns used in the early style (non turreted) Bettungsschiessgerüst platforms for Küstenbefestigungen/Coastal defense. Nothing like this is ever considered mainstream enough for a manufacturer to offer any commercial models of this type equipment so I decided to try and build the German 30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst as originally installed in Batterie Friedrich August on Wangerooge Island.

The model is quite large in 1/35th scale (approx. 19" long) so I had to build in the cheaper nylon material to keep cost down. Keeping things simple, I tried to print the whole thing in three pieces. I haven't have much luck printing integrated railings on large scale models and this project was no different. The railing were broken and not easily repairable so cut off the railings and ladder and reprinted them in the higher resolution resin material.

I also printed a partial base to sit the main carriage atop which really acts as a nice display stand.

Please see a few pictures of my work in progress - detail as compared to a commercial injection kit is soft but overall it looks unique and I am quite pleased with how it is progressing.

Happy Modeling!
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Re: 30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst

Post by EPOCH3 » 15 Jan 2017 18:31

A few more pics
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Re: 30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst

Post by jopaerya » 15 Jan 2017 20:04

Great work Greg :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Post by EPOCH3 » 15 Jan 2017 20:26

Thanks much - here is the next project - similar theme but 28cm.
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Re: 30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst

Post by jopaerya » 15 Jan 2017 21:30

NIce one Greg

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Re: 30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst

Post by Manuferey » 15 Jan 2017 21:56

Always amazing ! 8-) :thumbsup:

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Re: 30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst

Post by Andrzej Ditrich » 16 Jan 2017 08:11

Wow, excellent work! :thumbsup:
Keep on modelling Greg.

I'm waiting for 28cm Kurze Bruno :milwink:

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Re: 30.5 cm SK L/50 gun in Bettungsschiessgerüst

Post by EPOCH3 » 16 Jan 2017 22:30

Here is a low res pic of my work in progress guns showing the relative size of the 30.5cm SK/L 50 in 1/35th scale as compared to the Rheinmetall 35,5cm M1 also in1/35th scale. I got tired of plain bookshelves so I decided to print out a simple backdrop for them..... easy way to change up a simple display shelf.


Happy Modeling.....
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