GERMAN ARMORED CAR ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35

It is a German light armored car released from Bronco. I made it from April to August 2013 .

Box package of German armored car Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models 1/35

Now I have 2 other kits for painting, but started assembly German Kfz.13. I thought it’s easy as Tamiya Kubelwagen. Actually, it didn’t.

assembly of chassis, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

The first, assembly of chassis. The appropriate number of photo-photo-etched parts were attached.
(14-Apr-2013)

assembly and photo-etched parts, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

Roughly divided parts will be joined after. I’m a little worried about each part fitting.
(15-Apr-2013)

mounted machine gun earlier or later type, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

You can choose the mounted machine gun earlier or later type. I chose the earlier type MG13 which was introduced into service in 1930.
(21-Apr-2013)

length around 12cm. Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

This kit is tiny as length around 12cm.
(27-Apr-2013)

difficult to attach photo-etched parts

It’s difficult to attach photo-etched parts mud guard on the front fender. I had to bend carefully according to a curved surface, It needs expert workmanship? I suppose annealed parts are easier working.

machine gun as this vehicle is open top and bonnet does not have good armoring

It’s like today’s guerrilla’s pickup trucks, such as the Toyota Land Cruiser setting up the machine gun as this vehicle is open top and bonnet does not have good armoring.

before painting, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

Although the intensity of a mirror, light pole, etc attached on a front fender is anxious, it will be OK if handled carefully.

side view before painting, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

The attachment position of the toolbox was mistaken and corrected.

back side of the body lower part, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

Shot of back side of the body lower part. The front wheel is assembled in the movable state, I considered the possibility of the breakage at the time of painting and storage, I pasted the lower parts all fixed.

Assembly was completed by trial and error, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

Assembly was completed by trial and error. It’s a compact and characteristic vehicle.
Now I wonder when I can paint it…
(27-Apr-2013)

Dark color base coating finished, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun

Dark color base coating finished. I painted carefully not to remain unpainted area, especially open top car’s inside.

German Sturmartillerie Crew Dragon Models 1/35

Dragon Models German Sturmartillerie Crew set, I used. I choose 2 beret type cap crew this time.

two tank crew with beret cap

The crew, too much hunky and big men, I suppose……

armored car crew and Adler Kfz.13

From the rear side shot. Oops, I forgot to attach pistols.

armored car crew and Adler Kfz.13 1/35 scale

One person is having a pipe and another is holding binoculars, thinking a direction for the future. These two face moldings are good.

I compared the height of these figures with the Alpine Soviet tank crew. Dragon German crew size is 54mm (2.12″)

I compared the height of these figures with the Alpine Soviet tank crew. Dragon German crew size is 54mm (2.12″), seemingly 189 cm (6 ft 3 in). I heard German male average height are 180cm, are they slightly higher? German, Dutch and Danish average height are over 180 cm or more.
Alpine’s natural pause is preeminently good. Dragon’s face mold is also brilliant, good work of injection plastic kit.
(05-May-2013)

military figure painting in oil

Since the face of the last completed figure was not quite satisfactory, although now I’m painting these figures in oil….. Brush unevenness comes out, painting on a plastic is not so good, it’s difficult. It was necessary that I had to do undercoat more firmly. Anyway, I try it hard more, it’s just beginning.
It takes much time to dry oil painting. Although 24 hours have passed, it does not get dry yet. Or maybe I’ll reach a hand to new kit to start assembling…..

Adler Kfz.13 1/35 scale painting in German gray

Car body painting is fairly favorable now. Completed basic paint and sticking decal were finished. The fender is shinning because I blew clear as usual for improving the adhesion of the decal.
(01-August-2013)

German armored car Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models 1/35  build and painting to finish

Kfz13 which I began to build in April was completed at last. This vehicle reinforces a private sector passenger car with an armor plate, and attach armaments of a machine gun. It has 5-mm armoring, the small arms fire was able to be prevented. In the armored division dawn, it played the important role in the armored corps development in with the arms control under the Treaty of Versailles.

decal is in the French Campaign, German armored car Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models 1/35

These decal is in the French Campaign. This car was able to run at 60 km/h but that mobility was too bad and not practical in irregular ground. But I had attached much mud weathering, although I intended it in the battle of France. It seems to be in Russia…..

orange washing is very matched with German gray, German armored car Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models 1/35

I think orange washing is very matched with German gray. Since the orange and mud color is similar, weathering became monotonous.

Tamiya Diorama Texture Paint Soil Effect, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models

I used Tamiya Diorama Texture Paint Soil Effect, color dark earth and brown mixed. I think it is necessary to study a muddy adhesion condition more, for example, referring to the real photo of the construction field.
Now It has the feeling of running on the battlefield.

its small vehicle, the photo with US dollar Quarter and 100 Japanese Yen coin. Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models

You can see its small vehicle, the photo with US dollar Quarter and 100 Japanese Yen coin.

cover on both lights made of cloth is blackout cover, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models

The cover on both lights made of cloth is blackout cover. It is for preventing light diffusing and avoiding the discovery from the enemy. There are car width display poles, but it seems to be difficult to check from that thin slit from the driving seat during the operation.

driver and machine-gunner, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models

A crew is two persons, driver and machine-gunner, machine-gunner has a role of commander. I brought from Dragon Models kit. The smallness of this reconnaissance armored car is conspicuous with well-built figures.

driver and machine-gunner in the armored car

I thought the face finishing quality has been improved rather than under making. The expression is rich, although it is not resin head. The mold of this tank crew uniform is fairly thick, like wool coat.

driver and machine-gunner in the armored car

It is a little regretful that the unevenness of oil painting remains of undercoat. If I piles up by oil painting in several steps after making a base firmly with a lacquer composition, a result is likely to become better more. Drying time is longer….  I could draw eyes very nice, would it be good on the whole?

driver and machine-gunner in the armored car

The left tank crew is holding a pipe. The German soldier at the time of having been free from losing battle. Is it the face full of confidence?

used in the security force after retreating from the front, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models

Because of the armaments are poor, it seems to be police vehicles rather than an armored corps. It seems that it was actually used in the security force after retreating from the front.

The inside of this vehicle was also painted in German gray, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models

The inside of this vehicle was also painted in German gray. I had the pastel weathering in inside floor.

TAMIYA German Military Insignia Decal Set for insignia, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models

I used the TAMIYA German Military Insignia Decal Set for insignia. Especially, the tank cap mark painting requires very fine depiction skill so this decal helps my finishing. I always use the same type of decals, need more tank crews insignia.

driver and machine-gunner face in oil painting

Although it is a face of the size like a grain of rice, I shot very large sized picture. The uniform is rough because only dry brushing after painting Tamiya enamel black. I suppose uniform is better to use oil painting and blending carefully for expression increase.

from the rear, Adler Kfz.13 MG machine-gun Bronco Models

It was fairly rare type vehicles, I enjoyed making very much. It’s attractive that these kind of vehicles which is diverted from the others and emergency improvement attached in a great hurry.
(6-August-2013)

 

 

 

 

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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