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Nixie II has been partially rebuilt for one of her forward turrets, the turret is been carefully stored and has the original inside and outside paint from 1918, it was sealed with a grey oil base paint, which we carefully stripped to find the original paint, what a find. My company remanufactures museum pieces, and she was shown to me. Knowing what the turret was I decided to rebuild the inside and outside for a walk around display. The museum is very proud to have such a rare piece on display. Went on display January 2015.

 



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Which museum?

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Is that genuine? I'm struggling to fit the angles and details to any part of an A7V. If it IS genuine, is that all that remains, or are there other sections that are not on display?

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Her turret is on display at The Indiana Military Museum

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The picture represent the piece that was recreated for the museum, the turret and gun are original pieces. from Aberdeen, purchased by the Indiana Military Museum many years ago. They had no way to display it or even let people understand how it works, so from the black and white photo we recreated the upper 1/2 of the hull inside and out with the correct rivet placement and size by line drawings. This piece is the front left section above the crawlers , just behind the door opening.



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Here it is on display as of the 1st week of march 2015



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A full armored replica is under consideration for the museum if they can raise the capital to build her up from the prints and pictures that remain. It will be an easy  build. But require a lot of capital and attention to detail. My company works with museums to refit or rebuild or re manufacture equipment from past wars, with strict attention to preserving historical artifacts  for education purpose and saving there lost history. I would encourage people to donate artifacts and money to their local museums to save our historical past. Here is a donated piece we did for them, she was completely destroyed, and we brought her back to show the museum that  we can re manufacture tanks as well as guns.



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Here is a few more. All the details were reproduced painstakingly to show a new to order T16 from the ford factory completely outfitted for operation market garden.



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We have currently been contacted to rebuild a SDKFZ 251 D  back to her former glory. She is in a sad state and will need a upper hull re manufacture. It was completely destroyed by American fighter bombers, all that remains is the bent frame, axles and transmission, one track, and one front wheel. The museum has found the road wheels and other track for reconstruction. We will put her to original historical field representation. Completely aged to the correct 1945 faded battle ready colors. Complete with all ww2 outfitting, (gear and accessories). Any one wish to contribute to her with donated artifacts or donations,or any of the rebuilds , please feel free to contact the Indiana Military Museum, Where the history comes alive.

http://www.indianamilitarymuseum.org/



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I like history so well that I am Building myself a ww2 sdkfz 251d street rod parts delivery vehicle. I sure like the street rods as well as tanks. This will have full German decals, and all the gear on the outside. Tracks are not a good idea for the street so I decided to go double pro street axles.



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I like your road worthy 251 !!



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Colour scheme's awful!

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Thanks



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Thanks Pickelhauben, On the color scheme ,I let the boys paint it, it showed them that it wouldn't look good in the American tri color, so we got the desert sand color and we will be weathering it and putting all the gear and div. markings on it soon. It will be the 15th panzer ,Tunisia, 1943.  Similar to the picture below. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.



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Ah,.... then you're going for the Ausf. C look.



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New reproduction m1917 light tank are now being reproduced for museums in need of ww1armour, these are museum quality 1:1reproductions. The first one in the production run is being produced for the Indiana military museums original 37mm main gun display. Pictures of these tanks will be avalible soon. Keep checking there web site for updates on the first to take on such a massive part by part reproduction. More militay rare reproduction may be in the future.

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