I’ve sung a lot of praises about the DML Flak 88 gun. I’ve shown my very first build of it -the model that has pushed me over to the armor models from airplanes-, and here is the second I did. I rarely repeat a build; normally I’d rather spend the time building something different. This is one of those kits that you MUST build, even if you prefer race cars or H0 Railroad stuff…
With this kit I wanted to depict the gun in a very different position than my first build. Whereas the first model was build showcasing the gun in a deployed state, with the gun shields attached, and in a German grey paint scheme, the new build was going to be an Afrika Korps gun without shield, still in transport mode (in which state the gun could still be fired I might add).
The build was unremarkable. It’s a very complex model, but it’s still relatively easy to build.
rifling on the barrel
The detail and the inclusion of extras simply make you feel like you’re working with the supercar version of scale models. Luxury in a box.
Functioning gun elevating mechanism…
Limbering up… the model is fully functioning in this respect as well -although you’d have to be careful about the delicate plastic parts.
Unfortunately, these are the photos I could find. As with the rest, all my US-built models are in storage, so I cannot show the finished product. (With the wheels on. If you can imagine the wheels, you’ll be set, though.)