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.
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.
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.
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.
The assembly completed. I forgot to attach one of the jerrican belts. Eight-wheeled armored vehicle is very good-looking!
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.
The engine grill can also choose opening style. The photo-etched part of a star antenna was attached.
Two relaxed German soldiers on the turret.
One is from a Tamiya kit, another is from Dragon and I changed to resin heads.
I blow clear only in the space of marking to avoid shining decal.
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.
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).
This painting was small dotted three color camouflage. The chroma is considerably insufficient for actual painting this time.
The steering wheel of this vehicle is all moving so I shifted the tires a little sliding right and left.
This star antenna has an atmosphere of the reconnaissance unit. Precise feeling was improved by this photo-etched parts.
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.
I think that there were various uniforms at the end of the war chaos.
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.
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.
I painted in clear orange for wood part of the OVE. It has become like the indoor furniture.
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.