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Wiener Modelbau SdAh 57
bill_c
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Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009 - 04:33 AM UTC
Bill Cross reviews Wiener Modellbau Manufactur's SdAh 57 trailer for the Sd.Kfz.7/2 (and Mercedes FLAK trucks).



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mzaborsk
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 - 12:58 PM UTC
Nice Model ! Good review! Something I have been looking for since dragon failed to furnish one with their kit... Where can I find it in the states without going directly to the manufacture!
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 - 01:40 PM UTC
I believe it's only available from the manufacturer, but I'll check. Alternately, the owner's English is excellent and you can email him for an answer.
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 07:54 AM UTC
Bumping this, because it's a great kit and the manufacturer is a small one that could use all the support it can get.
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 08:38 AM UTC
Bill, this is one review Im glad to see. I was wanting to get it for the 7 , but having built one of the Weener kits, the L4500 a few years ago..I was afraid to get this one..sounds like the two in quality are as different as night and day.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 03:48 AM UTC
I can state categorically that this is one of the best kits, plastic or resin, I've ever built. The fit is excellent, astonishing for a small company like this. I've had resin upgrades that took MAJOR reworking to fit, and this is as far from that as the dawn from the dusk.
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Posted: Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 10:00 PM UTC
After having read more carefully your review, I have been convinced that it was worth it a shot.

This is in fact, my next budgeted acquirement for next month. I have been on Wiener's website and it is a pity to see, that he has just a very limited line available.

Yet, said that, one has to remember that quality does never reside in quantity.

It is therefore, in a way, better to see a producer who limits himself and does what he does the way it should be done, rather than come up with dozens, if not hundreds of things that are badly manufactured.

I admire the guy.

I have also noticed that he is very attached to the story of Baron von Trapp (hence a more furnished Naval items section), made famous through the Musical "The Sound of Music" and who was an actual sea-faring Captain who retired, then eventually fled Austria when the National-Socialists decided to annect his "Homeland". In other words, a true Patriot. At least for some.
For others he was blamed for having "deserted" his Country in a moment of need.
Go figure...

Anyway, I am convinced. I will buy this particular jewel as my personal Christmas present...

Thanks Bill.
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Posted: Friday, November 19, 2010 - 03:08 AM UTC
You're most welcome, Patrick. I don't think you'll be disappointed, especially as you have the Bronco kit to compare it with. A very nice piece of work by WMM. Please let him know the review prompted your purchase, as he is a small shop struggling to live in the world of the giant companies.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 09:15 PM UTC
Having just Reviewed the Sd.Kfz 6/2 by Bronco, looks like this is a 'must-have' for the '6' rather than the company's Sd.Ah.52. Hopefully now, they'll consider the SdAh 57
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Posted: Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 03:35 AM UTC
That's a good point, Jim. And this kit is simply so good that one can almost justify buying and building it first, THEN putting it on a vehicle.

It remains one of the best kits I've ever built, both for the execution of the parts and the way they go together. It's a resin kit and not for the newbie, but if you've ever wondered about resin, this could be a good "first try" because it requires none of the extensive clean-up, nor poor-fitting parts that we sometimes have to put up with in resin kits because they're the only version of a particular vehicle or gun.