GERMAN LIGHT TANK PANZERKAMPFWAGEN II Ausf C TAMIYA 1/35

I made it from November 2008 to January 2009.

Box package of Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35

This is the new kit released from Tamiya in this summer. The old one also nice kit with four figures of the Afrika Corps.
(2008/11/29)

assembly process is easy, Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35

The assembly process is early though the parting line, removing of the trank roller was troublesome for Tamiya kit.

quality of the caterpillar is high, Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35

The quality of the caterpillar seems was increased much than the belt one. As the photo, loosen expression is good.
(2008/11/29)

before painting, Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35

I’ll bury the gap between the increase armor and the turret with putty.

assembly completed, Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35

All assembly was completed.
(2008/12/03)

Attached the wire rope on the front armor. Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35

Since the clear parts was not included in the Tamiya kit, I made it by myself. I hollowed the headlight space and painted inside in silver and filled the transparent epoxy adhesive. Attached the wire rope on the front. The caterpillar holders were made from the sliced small plastic panel.

photo-etched muffler cover. Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C

It’s a photo-etched muffler cover.

German tank crew with resin head

I changed the head to the hornet resin part. Serious face was matched with German tank.
(2008/12/07)

German gray base paint, Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C

Basic painting was completed. I mixed white a little to German gray.
(2008/12/29)

Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

Since only the machine gun had been equipped with the Panzerkampfwagen I. It’s originally for training use. German army needed to develop a useful tank for the combat immediately. Then, having been developed is this Panzerkampfwagen II. This tank’s maximal speed was 40km per hour and power was 140hp.

55 caliber 2cm machine gun and 7.92mm machine gun MG34, Panzerkampfwagen II

This tank equipped with a 55 caliber 2cm machine gun and 7.92mm machine gun MG34 by one and the fire power was greatly increased compared to I type tank. However, they understood it is dissatisfied with armor of an initial II tank with the battle against Poland and the increase armor was given as the A-C type of this kit.

36th regiment 4th armored division tank in the French campaign

Marking is the 36th regiment 4th armored division tank in the French campaign. The 4th armored division entered the campaign of Poland, and the fight in one place after another with Barbarossa, load to the Moscow, and Kursk.

weathering the chassis dirty with a bright pastel

I did weathering the chassis dirty with a bright pastel imaging a European soil.

Panzerkampfwagen II Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

I stopped the expression of grain painting on the wire cutter because it was made of bakelite, only painted in red brown.

rear view of Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

The lower side of the body was painted dust color and the upper surface was painted with the pastel like white as the stone rubble.

jack stand, Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35

Only here the jack stand is too beautiful like new one.

German tank crew 1/35

I think it is good to make figure with the tank since everybody understand the size of the tank in the sense. Is it a failure of the dust on the black tank uniform too much?

Panzerkampfwagen II Ausf C Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

I think that this photograph is the most beautifully this time.
When I see the figure from this distance, it is considerably genuine, the shoulder strap and the collar badge were the Tamiya decal set.
(2009/01/11)

German Light Tank Painted in German gray Used Tamiya's figure and resin head Rear view of Panzer II Panzer Type II From the upper view of German light tank Comparing size with Zippo lighter German tank commander in WWII Serious expression German tank commander in WWII

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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