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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 10:24am

Armored Reconaissance Vehicle

LAPW-10 A-0 (pre-production model 1937

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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 10:38am

Nice drawing !!! I'm curious to see it with a bigger gun, may be a 20mm.


Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 10:38pm

Thanks for you comment! So here comes the 1938 model with only minor changes and the 1940 model with an open turret and a 2 cm gun.
More will follow....

LAPW-10 A2 (mod. 1938)

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LAPW-10 B (mod. 1940)

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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 2:25am

LAPW-7 A (mod. 1937)

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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 2:38am

LAPW-10 C (mod. 1942)

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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 2:54am

I keep thinking this looks really familiar.


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 3:07am


Originally posted by Brockpaine
I keep thinking this looks really familiar.

Parts of it look like a Ratel, others an OT-64. The large internal volume makes it look somewhat like the OTL German 8x8 armored cars.

Convergent evolution anyone?


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 3:18am

Thanks for your replies. Well I cant see any similarities betweeen those designs and Ratel or Ot-64.... I orientied myself on the german Panzerspähwagen-Designs, Sd.Kfz. 231 and Sd.Kfz. 234.

But do you think the drawings appear to be too modern? I had such a feeling for the six-wheeled vehicle.....


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 3:27am

I don't think that they are necessarily too modern. In fact, compared with the SdKFz 231 and 234, they look size wise to be in the ballpark.

The question would be internal volume. For all their imposing size the German WW2 vehicles had relatively little internal space. Fine for a recce vehicle, not acceptable for a troop carrier. If the internal volume of these vehicles was like the German one, then I would have no problem. It they were said to be carrying all sorts of troops, I would be concerned.

There was a rather lengthy debate here on that question some months ago.


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 3:32am

Okay. No, these shown vehicles are not intended to be used as troop carriers. maybe I will make some half-tracks for that purpose.


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 6:10am

Propably the last variant of the eight wheeled vehicle.... the body has been worked over, the internal space has been increased. The Vehicle is now equiped with a 3.7 cm gun in an enlarged turret.

LAPW-10 E (mod. early 1943)

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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 8:55am

I love them all !!! It would be interesting to see them in a dessert or jungle camouflage :evil:


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 11:47am

Well, not planning any desert warfare.... but here is a desert scheme for the last "E" version.
Note the changes at the rear, it represents a dust and sandfilter to avoid motor problems....

dont know if I will make a jungle scheme.... camouflage is a lot of work.....

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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 11:49am

GREAT ..... so may be with chinese markings .... i would buy it immediately :D


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 12:18pm


camouflage is a lot of work.....

You're not using the copy-and-paste-on-top-of-the-camouflage-pattern method? It's only a few minutes work.


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 12:35pm

No, I do it manually everytime.... how is that method workin?
Creating a camouflage groundlayer and putting the plain drawing on top?


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 12:44pm

Here is the Exportversion for China.....

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Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 1:46pm

Great !!! China place an order ;) I think more on PM ..


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 1:48pm


Creating a camouflage groundlayer and putting the plain drawing on top?

Create or take one of the many patterns that exist on the internet. Fill the areas you do not want to camouflage with another color as well as the area surrounding the vehicle and then paste it onto the camouflage pattern. Then remove that other color you used to block the pattern.

If you have a large section of camouflage pattern, you could repeat it several times so you have one pattern type on the vehicles, but it will be different for each vehicle.


Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 4:17pm

Messing around a bit with a few patterns I have here and there on my computer...