In Progress>>Morser ‘Karl’ Gerat>> Part 1

So the RX-78 built was halt due to the unfriendly weather here in my town 😦 Which means I should do something that could be done indoor. Lucky to have Morser Karl that could keep me busy for a while.

as you can see in the picture above is the ammo for Morser Karl compared next to a German Soldier….some people called Morser Karl as The Hammer of God, now I can see the reason why.

Lower Hull

I always start building a tank from the lower hull. Lower hull contains the lower body, wheels, and tracks.

Those are the wheels, a total of 20 pieces that needs to be sanded one by one…no matter what kind of scale model you are into, you would always find sanding activity LoL

Wheels attached to the body πŸ˜€ After this, I move on to the track. There are basically three types of track in military scale modeling. The vinyl track is just like rubber (simple but not realistic). Individual Track which needs to be glued piece by piece (frustrating but looks real). And PE tracks made of steel (very hard to assemble, but it really resemble the real thing and workable too). Morser Karl use the individual track:

Two hours later:

Ammo Loader

Morser Karl has an ammo loader that needs to be operated manually by hands. It is actually a tools to push the big ass ammo into the canon πŸ˜€

I got a 1/35 aluminum ammo from Dragon πŸ˜€

The material makes it heavy..and there it is standing next to a 1/35 figure. Lets call him John (sorry if any of you have the same name) we’ll see him again in some pictures below πŸ˜€

Upper Hull

Now moving on to the upper hull. Upper hull is the place where Morser’s crew are passing by. Since Morser is a very long range artillery, it doesn’t really need a roof to protect it’s crew. So they can always work while inhaling fresh air πŸ˜€

The Cannon

It needs a big gun to fire big bullets. That’s why Morser’s cannon one of the biggest I’ve seen πŸ˜€ This is the where the cannon is placed:

And after the cannon is finished, here’s how it looks like:

Here is John, trying to show how big the barrel is:

This is how the Morser looks after the assembly:

That’s all for the first WIP of Morser Karl πŸ˜€

I’ve been gathering some materials for a new tutorial as well as continuing on the RX-78 (finally got some sunshine and some time :D) so these two most likely gonna appear soon πŸ˜€

Ow, and this is a picture of what happened when I’m gone to the bathroom for a while…


28 thoughts on “In Progress>>Morser ‘Karl’ Gerat>> Part 1

  1. chubbybots says:

    Fwah… looks like another master piece in the making πŸ˜€ For military kits its quite fun reading up on the history of what you are building ^^ Very beautiful work in progress shots!!!

    Lol actually kinda fits to scale as a Yostuba cannon πŸ˜€ Poor Danbo…reminds me of a certain green frog in my room…

  2. rockleelotus says:

    amazinggg! looks like these kits come with lots of runners! all those individual tracks lol gotta work for that detail. those shells are ginormous O_O wonder how big of an impact it will create. Yotsuba is the cannon master lol

    ohh looking forward to the new tutorial! ^^

    • h4mster says:

      I have a picture of a building that is hit by that shells, I’ll post it in the next update πŸ˜€
      The runners are indeed a lot! But i still consider it normal. There is this Allied Tank called Sherman, 3/4 of the runners in the kit consist of track. That’s because there are three separated pieces for each track. Now that is A LOT, haha…I still don’t have the guts to do that sherman πŸ˜€

  3. divinelight says:

    twenty? that’s a lot.
    even 7 funnels on Akatsuki is not a great time for me (I’m bored after 3rd time building the same part)…

    and the kit itself is very detail, must be really hard to finish the paint.

  4. MaftyNavue says:

    OMG that’s a really long artillery (by size I mean), almost like a locomotive to me..
    the detail is actually very awesome..

    gonna wait for the paint then..

  5. Lylibellule says:

    What a patience game to assemble all those parts!
    Awesome the photo with yotsuba who pull on Danbo… you got the real feeling he’s fleeing in from of the gun. LoooL πŸ˜€

  6. juan manuel says:

    feliciddes por el proyecto, tengo este modelo no lo empiezo aun pero quisiera como hacerle para tener el tutorial en espaΓ±ol, muy bonito el modelo

    • h4mster says:

      gracias πŸ˜€
      I’m sorry I can’t speak Spanish, but I’ve translate your comment via Google translate so I pretty much get the idea πŸ˜€
      As far as I know there are a lot of amazing tutorial delivered in Spanish πŸ˜€

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