I made it from February 2009 to March 2009. It is Tamiya’s Header.
The Hetzer’s armament is the 48 caliber 7.5cm antitank gun in a small vehicle based on the body of 38(t) light tank. This kit was released about one and a half year ago.
The chassis is same as 38(t) and simple, there are only eight big wheels.
I installed the partial link caterpillar. Since loosening can be easily expressed, I like these recent Tamiya style very much.
Is it because the inside is narrow, it is a feature that the gun shifts from the central line. There are spare caterpillars on the upper surface and the back.
Parts are little and assemble is easy, it’s enough for this kit only one holiday.
Atmosphere changed entirely only installed side armor.
Basic painting was dark green. It seems to be still long ahead since I challenge ambush camouflage.
I thought that produced a large amount of masking tape by the punched hole opening, put them like a photo…..
However….. It is too troublesome.
After all, I decided to go ahead without even worrying if there was somewhat irregular brush. It’s long hands.
I managed to do the basic painting completion and placed the figure. Maybe it went well hand-written camouflage painting.
This is German Tank Destroyer that used the body of 38(t). It is a vehicle in haste developed since the factory of Sturmgeschutz III was destroyed by the bombing of Allied Forces.
This light tank equipped the 7.5cm antitank gun. The performance was good so it has played a part in the Germany defense till the end of the war since the summer of 1944.
Camouflage painting was difficult.
The tank soldier uniform was not black. I suppose their uniform color was normally field gray.
It seems narrow inside to operate by four crew. It is likely not to have been discovered easily from the enemy since height is low.
Camouflage painting is by brush paint. To draw a triangular, square dots, perseverance is required. It’s important to adjust the density of paints so the paints of a moderate density might good drawing by one stroke.
I painted the trank rollers separately, one is dark green and the other is red brown. But weathering trial and error, all appearance are same now…..
The painting example was Strumgeschutz-Abteilung 1708, 708. Volks-Grenadier-Division. It was the forces that deployed to Halloville France in 1944. The color painting description of this kit was useful.
The slope armor is peculiar but nice looking. Ambush camouflage was first time for me and enjoyable.