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Ortona 09-05-2019 03:17 AM

Weathered 5cm German mortar ammo cases
 
Or the 5cm Leicht Grenatenwerfer W36, as they called it ...

These are the dragon ammo cases, repainted dunkelgelb and weathered. I did these a decade ago. The decals were from Michigan Dawg. I initially assumed a grey metallic primer would have been used under the paint, but I have since learned that many, but not all, used the red-brown primer of the panzers.

I haven't yet given them a dusting and a rusting, but still, they came out rather nicely.

While the 5cm mortar was falling out of favor with regular infantry units by 1944, many were still utilized by fallschirmjagers and gebirgsjagers, because of their much lighter weight, in addition to their heavier 8cm mortars.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8031a614_k.jpg0-12 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0388b003_b.jpg0-10 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...f7cde68b_h.jpg0-11 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...623b77d4_b.jpg0-9 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ec134ea8_h.jpg0-7 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...768029bb_h.jpg0-6 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...8cc97464_b.jpg0-8 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b322042e_h.jpg0-5 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...909fa4a4_h.jpg0-4 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...19273919_b.jpg0-3 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c23637f0_b.jpg0-2 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...7c537d65_b.jpg0-1 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

Ortona 09-05-2019 03:21 AM

Re: Weathered 5cm German mortar ammo cases
 
Since the above pics were taken, I repainted the buttons on all my gebirgsjagers. Black was wrong. (Bad Dragon!)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b1f594c2_b.jpg0-3 by Stephen Duffy, on Flickr

Pangaea95 09-05-2019 12:06 PM

Re: Weathered 5cm German mortar ammo cases
 
Nice!!! :rock:

thegreatshaggy 09-05-2019 05:29 PM

Re: Weathered 5cm German mortar ammo cases
 
Nicely done. Trying to find these nowadays is a tall order and command a high price :(

TBowman 09-06-2019 09:00 PM

Re: Weathered 5cm German mortar ammo cases
 
Those look great!!

tankfan0720 09-07-2019 08:45 PM

Re: Weathered 5cm German mortar ammo cases
 
Those cases do look fantastic. I thought they were the real thing for a minute. Super job, as are all your projects!
Bob

Panzercommander HOH 09-18-2019 03:19 AM

Re: Weathered 5cm German mortar ammo cases
 
The cases look great, Steve!

Nicely done!

Fred


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