GERMAN SELF-PROPELLED ANTI-TANK GUN STEYR 7.5cm PAK RSO DRAGON 1/35

It is RSO of Dragon Smart Kit. I made it together with the German Army infantry extreme cold equipment figure. It was built from November 2012 to February 2013.

Box package of German self-propelled anti-tank gun Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO Dragon Models 1/35

OK, this time, I try to make RSO Pak 40 bought in the summer last year. I made this kit of Ltaleri more than 10 years ago. At that time, too hard rubber tracks were not a good likeness of caterpillar, all the link of caterpillar I chopped with nippers and adhered one by one… I couldn’t satisfy with the finishing of the chassis after all, tried to make a muddy situation.
In this Dragon’s kit, accurate link caterpillar is very appealing to me.
(16-November-2012)

Italeri Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO 1/35

I found there were old photographs. It’s covered with mud. I suspect that was made between around 1998 to 2000.

Italeri Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO 1/35

Seems to have finished wet in the rain and mud. Maybe I had a lot to challenge, try and error. In the Eastern front mud season, this would be quite normal circumstances.

Italeri Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO 1/35

Only one color of mud, without any washing, dry brushing, pastel works and weathering chipping. Sense of dynamic style… I wonder if I had not thrown it away…

Struggled during the assembly of the underbody

Struggled during the assembly of the underbody. There is no indication in the manual mounting E20 and E21 engine parts. Part B18 pin size is different and need to care. Trial assembly was required to avoid trouble, especially the side exhaust pipe attachment assembles order, you need to care.
(16-November-2012)

the engine can be seen from the side of the cockpit

I want to keep this area painted, the engine can be seen from the side of the cockpit.

Working of driver's compartment, Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO Dragon Models 1/35

I was assembling, moving situation for Italeri kit, this time is in the battle or alerting in front, the season is winter, I imagine. So the side wood panels are open, cockpit panel left open.

Box package of German infantry in Wachtmantel Leningrad 1943 Dragon Models 1/35

I decided to stand on the side of the RSO German infantry wearing winter equipment. Such a kit that be released, we cannot even imagine in the old days.

Making German infantry in extreme cold weather uniform

These are one infantry’s part. 4 coat body parts combining to one is surprisingly difficult.

Making German infantry in extreme cold weather uniform

Right and left arm will be attached later. Unnatural gap of the coat joint will be fixed with the putty. Quite good looking face. I molded to emphasize chip strap of the helmet with my design knife for easier painting later.

Making outfit for cold weather uniform German infantry

Probably it’s a good atmosphere after small fixing.
(18-November-2012)

painted the engine and gun base part in black

Unfortunately, I had to work on this weekend. But I did a little work. I painted the engine and gun base part in black, although these cannot be seen.

Assembly is almost complete, Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO

Assembly is almost complete. The engine can be seen from the driver seat, which is now attached yellow masking tape.

before painting, Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO

I thought a gap of the gun mantlet skirt and the floor is the best as this photo. I adjusted the inner joint to show the good gap. The caper pillar distortion is very nice. It is thanks to the joint parts of dragon kit caterpillar.
(2-December-2012)

Making outfit for cold weather uniform German infantry

Assembly is completed, 4 infantries accompany the next with Steyr. These four figures are fine depiction that hand grenades in the coat pocket, or put a magazine of sub-machine gun. Binoculars strap and rifle sling was made of the plate of shredded plastic panel.
(22-December-2012)

German infantry in Wachtmantel Leningrad 1943

Small gaps on the back of the fur coat, I have corrected in the light curing putty. Brass wire is embedded in the boots for fixed to the wood base for the next painting step.

Many artillery shell related goods are attached in this RSO kit, Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO

Many artillery shell related goods are attached in this RSO kit. I painted these tiny parts attaching on a tree piece with double-stick tape. I was better to divide an artillery shell case and shell first, for easier to paint with color. Other parts should be divided by the paint color. My photo way causes troublesome later.

Completion of basic paint at dark yellow, Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO

Completion of basic paint at dark yellow. I purchased this Tamiya rotation stand. I used PET bottle which was poured cement into, this was heavy and I had to fix a tank with screw clamp fixation. This rotation stand is easier-to-use much. It’s not so expensive and I should have purchased earlier.

I blew the white thinly, Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO

I blew the white thinly as left the base color dark yellow.

German infantry in Wachtmantel Leningrad 1943

The completion of airbrush paint of these figures. After this, details are painted with brush.
(16-February-2013)

German self-propelled anti-tank gun Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO Dragon Models 1/35 build and painting to finish

Steyr tractor RSO was completed. When the German army invaded into the Soviet Union at the WWII, serious trouble for transportation was caused by ordinary track on the road in the season of mud and heavy snow. These are the vehicles developed as it can move at the same speed as infantry under such severe circumstances.

75-mm anti tank gun was only mounted on the tractor

Well, since a 75-mm anti tank gun was only mounted on the tractor, the armor was thin and almost nothing of defense power. But probably, it was very reliable rather than artillerymen and horses pulled a gun in mud or snow.

powder snow effect and snow effect of white, diorama texture paint of Tamiya products

It is powder snow effect and snow effect of white, diorama texture paint of Tamiya products. Since the winter camouflage of my past works lack three-dimensional appearance, these are very effective items.

this paint material was blended white marble

As this paint material was blended white marble, it is not likely to have most of fading or discoloration in many years. It’s no problem for using brushes, when washing the used brush before the paint became hard.

military operation in a snow field, Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO

Since it’s a military operation in a snow field, snow is attached to the caterpillar. I set up the snow is piling up the working table where the gun mounted.

Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO, build and painting to finish

There is a space which can put in four artillery shells behind a gun.

Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO 1/35, build and painting to finish

This kit attaches many shells and shell case, etc… It’s hard work to complete. There are two kinds of 75-mm artillery shells by warheads differ. Isn’t it probably high explosive antitank shell? It has written on “HI/B” in this decal. The other words are too small characters to read.

Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO build and painting to finish

These artillery shells, and shell cases and wooden boxes are useful for the presence rise of this model.

Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO with ammunition and these cases

I did not carry out weathering on these shells. The way of new ammunition feels that the good result of this model. It will not become dirty so much, since it goes into the various cases and boxes to reach to a battle front.

all the members were a same color fur coat, color was a bit changed for a while

The first figure is surveillance soldier who signs that something was found.

The second figure is a foot soldier who is looking into binoculars.

The second figure is a foot soldier who is looking into binoculars. Paint on a fur coat tends to become monotonous and is difficult.

Goggles were painted in clear at the end and it is glazed.

Because it was not interesting when all the members were a same color fur coat, color was a bit changed for a while. Goggles were painted in clear at the end and it is glazed.

foot soldier during a walk. Protection-against-the-cold boots.

The foot soldier during a walk. Protection-against-the-cold boots are rugged. Since all the members are being covered to the neck warmer, it’s difficult to distinguish by different color between face part and neck warmer.

German infantry in Wachtmantel Leningrad 1943 Dragon Models 1/35

Combination with a vehicle like this photo.

German infantry in Wachtmantel Leningrad 1943 Dragon Models 1/35

Appearance that something was discovered beyond the snow field. It seems this kind of distance from lens and the object is a good looking face. I would like to paint faces better…

German infantry in arctic weather Leningrad 1943

Gray color back is colder looking in the snowy field. Blue is not bad, either.

winter camouflage of German self-propelled anti-tank gun Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO Dragon Models 1/35

Winter camouflage was painted with a brush after airbrushed in white. It looks the real soldier also painting camouflage with brush painting.

build and painting to finish of German self-propelled anti-tank gun Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO Dragon Models 1/35

Since it was a slightly tight impression when the back was blue, I tried in gray.

winter camouflage of German self-propelled anti-tank gun Steyr 7.5 cm PaK RSO Dragon Models 1/35

I think it was finished in fairly good touch, such as snowy textures and touch of winter camouflage. I enjoyed this working fairly happily. It was good to complete while it was cold an actual season…
(22-Feb-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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