• Pardon the dust while the boys rebuild the site.

    The board will be in a state of disarray as I get things sorted out, for a little while at least.

    The new incarnation is using Xenforo as the system software. It is much like what we are used to, with a few differences. I will see about making a FAQ to help point out the differences for the members.


    One IMPORTANT difference for all of us old timers is that the 'mail' system is replaced with what are called 'conversations'/

    There is no 'Inbox' or 'Out box' or 'Sent' folders anymore.

    Think of Conversations as private 'threads' or topics that don't exist in a forum, that you start with another member. NOTE: Conversations can include more than one member if you or someone else in the conversaion, likes.
    Takes a little getting used to but I am sure you all can get a hang of it.


    Only a slightly modified default default Xenforo style is available for now. Once the new SAG style is ready it will be available.

    All existing users should be able to login with their usernames and passwords once the site goes up.


    If anyone has difficulties logging in please contact me at sixthvanguard@gmail.com.


    Thank you for your support and patience. I know it has been a loooong road.

Lorraine(f) 150mm self propelled howitzer


Recently, I took some time out of my busy schedule to build a German 150MM self-propelled infantry gun, SD.KFZ.135/1, with a modified chassis. I thought it was a small action in my spare time, but it turned out to be very painful to make the drawings. When I modeled the internal parts and assembled them, I also found that they were several times more complicated than expected, mainly because there were too many rivets. However, it did not exceed the expected working hours. After all the work on the drawing, we decided to make the Marder I and 105MM howitzer on the L37 chassis next, so this is just the first shell:rock:














I am at a loss for words. Did I understand you made this? From scratch or a kit? Whichever it is amazing!
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For us newby's a little more info on the build would be greatly appreciated. Is it plastic,steel,brass, 3-D printed? It is a wonderful work of art whatever it made out of!