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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 06:57 AM UTC
Trumpeter responds with its version of this WWII-era paper panzer. Here we see what the kit has to offer.
In early 1943, Krupp proposed to mount a 30.5cm L/16 mortar in an enclosed superstructure, and that by May of the same year, resulted in a conceptual design known as the Bär (Bear). The gun would have an elevation arc of 0 to 70 degrees and a limited traverse of 2 degrees right or left. It should be capable of firing two types of shells: high-explosive and concrete-piercing munitions. The vehicle would be well protected by having 130mm armor on its upper hull, 80mm on its sides, and 50mm on top. The vehicle however did not progress beyond the design stage as a competing design being worked on by Alkett was chosen and eventually produced as the Sturmmörser on the Tiger I chassis.

Trumpeter’s Grille 30-30.5cm (Grw) L/16 Morser ‘BAR’ (09535) is offered as a 1/35 scale kit containing more than 300 parts in plastic, copper, and photo-etched components. A decal sheet and one-piece rubber band tracks complete the offering. The kit builds a model that is 244.8mm in length and 105.4mm in width.

Background information on the vehicle sourced from Panzer Tracts.
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At a first glanse seems that many parts are the same as the Amusing Hobby kit, the main difference I see are the tracks, vynil instead of workable links.
MAY 19, 2017 - 09:57 AM
That is a pretty ugly looking tank but the gun is awesome. like the way Trumpeter is going for all those paper Panzers, not my field of interest, but awesome to look at.
MAY 19, 2017 - 02:17 PM
Kind of meaningless to offer when there are still gaps in real AFVs to fill/update. Oh well...
MAY 22, 2017 - 10:07 PM
And at only $25.55 at Hobbyeasy, you can make it pretty.
MAY 22, 2017 - 11:15 PM
# Maybe meaningless for you, but then again, the universe consists of one YOU and billions of NON-yous There might be quite a few who consider it worthy. Prost to them.
MAY 23, 2017 - 12:47 AM
I built this kit this week in about 14 leisurely hours due to the outstanding fit and very little time spent with clean up. It has several items missing that Amusing Hobby included in their kit but I think the Trumpeter kit is a little cheaper for that reason. Tony lee
JUL 19, 2017 - 11:44 PM
Looks good Tony, I didn't know that it comes with a figure. How do you plan to paint it? Yeah the the AH kit comes with link tracks so I guess that makes it a bit pricier. Cheers, Tat
JUL 22, 2017 - 06:42 AM
Tat this was a build blog for Mega Hobby and I just placed the figure in there for scale. I would like to build the Amusing Hobby Grille and compare the two. Tony lee
JUL 22, 2017 - 08:18 PM
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