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Lafette 42 project finally done

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Lafette 42 project finally done

Postby Sturmgewehr83 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:48 pm

Just finished my second lafette, it started it`s life as a MG34 lafette and came with the germans to Norway in 1940 and it`s dated 1938. It was then in german service in 5 years and then used in the norwegian army until the early 70s when it was along with hundreds of original MG34 lafettes converted and painted green to be used with the new MG3 :?

I got this last year and has worked on it for a long time, I had to take it apart down to the smallest screw and much of the small blued parts was covered in the norwegian post war paint, this I removed with some acetone. All the other parts where sand blasted and repainted "Dunkelgelb total matt" from "Sparvar" Germany. The barrel container I got from the UK, sandblasted and painted. Got a MGZ40 battery box too that I have sandblasted and painted too but I still need the MGZ40 scope, box and cable to complete the lafette. The scope mount I got from ebay(all original scope mounts was removed when the lafettes was converted..), nice early war aluminum one too :D

The leather pads is filled with horsehair that I had to get from the UK, the orignal leather and horsehair pads was gone when I bought the lafette. The carrying straps is made by me, took me a lot of time to do but they look and work great ;)

The "MG42" is a Yugo M53, deactivated that I have sanded down to plain wood

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Re: Lafette 42 project finally done

Postby Bil » Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:56 pm

Very,very nice! Good pics,too-in its natural habitat! A lot of work to make it that good. :D ---bil
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Re: Lafette 42 project finally done

Postby Sd.kfz.173 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:25 pm

That is AWESOME!!! :photos: Looks like it's ready for an unwary patrol!! Thanks for the photos.

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Re: Lafette 42 project finally done

Postby 42rocker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:45 pm

Very nice job.

Later 42rocker

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Re: Lafette 42 project finally done

Postby mp44dude » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:58 pm

Very Very NICE!!!!!!

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Re: Lafette 42 project finally done

Postby Sturmgewehr83 » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:23 pm

Thanks a lot guys :)

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Re: Lafette 42 project finally done

Postby Matt » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:39 am

matches the grass really good, nice camo effect! - matt

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Re: Lafette 42 project finally done

Postby tomcatshaas » Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:00 am

that is Great. Outstanding Attention to detail !


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