This is my first Self propelled scumbag (artillery). It never existed in real life, but it is based off the panzer III suspension. I also included pictures of some Wehrmacht and SS soldiers and officers i made. The officers may be familiar to some of your from some of my past tanks. Since this is only a prototype for possible tanks in the future, feedback and criticism is welcomed. Enjoy.
About this creation
This is well armored for a scumbag...err, arty. The sloping is a nod to the Jagdpanther, which may be something I make soon. Although it looks like a mini Jagdpanther, it acts like a Stug. In fact, I started with a Panzer III suspension so I could build a Stug III. But after seeing yet another Stug on MOCpages, I changed my mind. I tried something new and gave the world something it didn't have 500 of.
Even the back is well sloped. I didn't put much detail here because it's just a prototype, made to see what does and does not work.
Panzer III suspension.
105 mm, long barreled gun. Since it has relatively good armor and a high velocity gun(for an arty), it can be used as a tank destroyer when all else fails.
Top hatches open up and two crew members can fit.
Here are my Wehrmacht and SS soldiers and officers. MG-42 is from brickarms, the grey helmets are from brickmania. The decals are homemade by me.
The one in the field cap was my first...not very good.
SS agent testing out the overcoat and MP-40 designs. I know I was not the first to come up with these designs, but i don't who was first. Not sure who to give credit to.
These coats do look pretty good, I might make some more for the officers.
Back to the scumbag artillery, here is a comparison with my snapping turtle, err... Jagdpanzer IV (which now has the better gun, I'm still working on the gun mantle design though).
I have, to say, the Jagdpanzer IV is one of my favorite tank destroyers now. I mean, look at it, it's huge next to this tiny arty!
Traditional shot of scumbag destruction.
Well, that is all for this MOC. Again, feedback and rating is welcome, just remember that this is a prototype, so judge it as such. Thanks for looking and keep tanking!
Quoting Alex Sonny
I like it, the only thing is.. it looks like it was build in a hurry. I tend to change my design a lot when building, going like "this doesn't work" but I can see some original design flaws
This thing was a flaw on tracks when I started it, another addition to my field of lost dreams. That i why it is a prototype. It also proves im not dead :)
I like it, the only thing is.. it looks like it was build in a hurry. I tend to change my design a lot when building, going like "this doesn't work" but I can see some original design flaws here. Nevertheless, it looks good overall and I think the focus was on the crew which is very detailed and amazing :D
Nice job, although I would suggest making the upper part of the track horizontal instead of drooping down a bit. You might want to clip the barrel of the MP40 down a bit while you have the scissors/hobby knife out.
You watch The Might Jingles' videos on YouTube,don't you? :P I can tell by the use of "scumbag" when referring to arty.Anyways,nice build,although it looks more like an assault gun than an artillery piece.