German 21cm Nebel Werfer 42
Reviewed by Brett Green
Schatton-Modellbau has released a multi-media 21cm Nebel Werfer 42 rocket launcher. This was a larger relative to the more commonly seen 15 cm Nebel Werfer.
Even in 1/48 scale, this kit is quite big. In fact, I sent the model to reviewer after it originally arrived in Missing-Lynx's mailbox, who returned it suggesting that it was actually 1/35 scale, not 1/48. After several emails to Robert Schatton, producer of the kit, and checking the scale diameter of the tubes, I can now confirm that this really is a 1/48 scalr 21 cm Nebel Werfer.
Schatton's 1/48 scale 21 cm Nebel Werfer is a full kit including the carriage. It comprises comprises 18 parts in grey resin; five brass tubes; two parts in machined brass;two parts in photo-etched brass; one length of brass wire, and a single A4 sheet of instructions.
The resin parts are nicely cast with only a few pin holes to fill. The smaller resin parts are cast onto a wafer or waste that will need to be carefully sanded carefully off the back of the parts before use. The carriage arms, wheels and mount are cast onto more conventional casting blocks.
The characteristic rocket tubes are supplied in brass, and are ready to install without further preparation. They are lightly scribed in the areas that will be trapped between pentagonal rocket tube mounts. These mounts are supplied in fine photo-etched brass, and they are also ready to use (being taped to a piece of cardboard to prevent damage in transit. A section of 0.3 mm copper wire will complete the Nebel Werfer unit.
In addition, Schatton provides two beautiful turned brass 21 cm rounds for the Nebel Werfer.
Schatton-Modellbau's 1/48 scaleNebel Werfer is a well detailed and comprehensive full kit of this important German weapon.
It offers some interesting possibilities as a standalone model or as part of a diorama
Thanks to Schatton-Modellbau for the review sample
Schatton-Modellbau's Kugelblitz conversion will also be available from Mission Models Website
Text and Images by Brett Green