GERMAN ARMORED CAR Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35

It is a German army’s eight wheel armored car.  It seems like an ancestor of a U.S. Striker. I made it in January 2008.

Box package of Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Dragon models 1/35

I have only made AFV with caterpillar since open this site, but this time I try to make truck like AFV. For me, it is the first time to paint German 3 color camouflage.
(2008/01/06)

chassis with 8 wheels, Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Dragon models 1/35

And opened a box, looking at manual. It seems considerably complex chassis, too many parts. It is fresh feelings for me to assemble new type kit.
(2008/01/12)

inside of the armored car painting in white, Puma

Because internal was reproduced, assembly and painting were done in a general way. The inside is not to be seen too much though the windows are made all open. It becomes a luxurious structure that can control the direction of the back and forth either.
(2008/01/20)

assembly completed, Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Dragon models 1/35

The assembly completed. I forgot to attach one of the jerrican belts. Eight-wheeled armored vehicle is very good-looking!
(2008/01/20)

photo-etched parts, Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Dragon models 1/35

The photo-etched parts is in this kit moderately, I think it’s a good balance. There is the volume of information and avoiding monotony with considerably a lot of OVE.

photo-etched part of a star antenna, Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Dragon models 1/35

The engine grill can also choose opening style. The photo-etched part of a star antenna was attached.

German tank crew in the turret of Puma

Two relaxed German soldiers on the turret.

German tank crew in the turret of Puma

One is from a Tamiya kit, another is from Dragon and I changed to resin heads.
(2008/01/24)

camouflage painting of Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Dragon models 1/35

I blow clear only in the space of marking to avoid shining decal.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Dragon models 1/35 build and painting to finish

This is armor scout car Sd.Kfz234/2. 234 series were a final type of the German armor scout car, designed to adjust for various climates. Most was produced in 1944, and the amounts were about 100 cars.

20th armor division in Bohemia in 1945, Puma

Marking is the 20th armor division in Bohemia in 1945 which is one of the examples of this instruction manual. Recent the 20th armor division deplored with the Schlesien Bosnia area (Between today Poland and Czech Republic).

small dotted three color camouflage

This painting was small dotted three color camouflage. The chroma is considerably insufficient for actual painting this time.

steering wheel of this vehicle is all moving, Puma

The steering wheel of this vehicle is all moving so I shifted the tires a little sliding right and left.

star antenna Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma Dragon models 1/35

This star antenna has an atmosphere of the reconnaissance unit. Precise feeling was improved by this photo-etched parts.

silhouette changes if it turns behind the turret, Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma

The silhouette changes if it turns behind the turret and it’s interesting. It is likely to have retreated panicking in such shape because there were control compartments in ahead and the following both of this vehicle.

German tank crew Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma

I think that there were various uniforms at the end of the war chaos.

German tank crew Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma

The detail of the kit has a precise feeling and doesn’t have the fault. However, when it is posed calm soldier, it doesn’t look like in 1945 almost the end of war.

tool box and the jerrican, Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma

The tool box was loaded on the back though the jerrican was able to be loaded on the front and the back variously. The two jerricans changed the color into gray for a change.

wheels and OVM, Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma

I painted in clear orange for wood part of the OVE. It has become like the indoor furniture.

Turret of Sd.Kfz.234/2 Puma

I only did the weathering of these 8 tires emphatically, not so heavy weathering on the body because of its 3 color camouflage. Eight-wheel armored vehicle is fairly good-looking.
(2008/02/03)

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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