I make a Sd.Kfz223 reconnaissance car. It is the #268 of MM, but the contents are very old of MM062. It’s included the gun turret hatch of photo-etched parts and resale. In the Tamiya instruction, the practical use of Sd.Kfz223, and the detailed explanation about the German army. It was mentioned in the Reconnaissance Battalion organization table of the 5th light division.
The lower body was precisely reproduced. It was assembled halfway in June or July, I was absorbed in a game and left it. I remembered it recently and have begun to make it again. I’d like to finish it to the last.
Assemby is completed without trouble. Although the original kit is very old, the parts adjust is good. Maybe a metal mold is maintained periodically.
Photo-etched parts are effective.
A lot of accessories are being piled up outside the body. This is the feature of the vehicle of allied forces, but the German military is also same.
Two figures are attached. If the upper half body figure is set in the car, it will be completely invisible. The figure of the whole body seems to be the composition which makes it stand in a gun turret and makes his hand grasp an antenna pole.
Since it is an old figure, unless after painting, there is no telling what happens to finish. It seems slightly difficult to paint.
This figure is a just good height likely to grasp the various places, even make him stand around the car.
It is regrettable that a half figure cannot be seen. I set a stand in the inside of car and showed a face from a gun turret.
At first it is undercoating with blackish paint.
A mold is easy to visible that I blew the surfacer.
Although the mold was dug up here and there, compared with the latest figure, the quality is inferior.
The dark yellow of the water-based paint of Tamiya is higher saturation than the Creos.
The scratch of a paint was emphasized.
The mold is not clear. Anyway, I drew the eyes.
Now I’m painting the baggage and it’s almost completed.
Sd.kfz223 played an important role as the German Army mechanized reconnaissance unit. This vehicle has the ability of a power reconnaissance activities in addition to the covert reconnaissance.
The armament was only equipped with a machine gun in the turret.
The one next to the helmet is a washbowl. I feel that a person lives in the desert.
Because I put much load on the compact body, there is a feeling of density and is attractive for the model.
This vehicle is a three-seater. Probably, various general tools are hooked outside because in the car is narrow.
The headlight painted in plating silver and did the clear coating for the top. Then I painted the light guard wire netting. But probably, the transparent parts are better appearance.
What is this wooden box? Maybe it’s a tool box?
The big things behind the turret is a camouflage net. I thought the balance of a body color and the duffle bag color, and painted it in green. I like to place a lot of color in a small area.
I thought the ground of the North Africa is reddish and that kind of washing at first. Without notice, I changed colors brown and gray, which is my favorite. The weathering was performed so that he might like. It is self-satisfaction after all.
I wonder the reconnaissance was at least two cars rather than acting in one.
Long-range reconnaissance through the harsh nature, found by the enemy, or become stuck in vehicle failure, unexpected out of fuel and water shortages, in case the same timing wireless failure occurred, life is in danger.
It is a marking of the Afrika Korps. There were few places to stick the decals after piling up a lot of baggage, anyway I forced to paste them. It’s Afrika Korps the 15th Armored Division, the motorcycle battalion.
The figure was also tried to paint. I use oil painting and enamel paint, trying variously, but I can’t be satisfied easily.
A mold of a figure is slightly dull, but the insignias are clear, so I think they are nice accents.
It was released in 1977, the veteran. Still I have an affection for figure which was painted with my concentration.
Ummmm… It’s like an Impressionist painting…
Like this, both persons are displayed outside of the car.
This frame antenna is foldable. It’s often run while putting up an antenna, and it seems to have a damage because of lacking the strength.
The hard Weathering is suits very much of the Afrika Korps vehicle. All in all, the German armored car is cool!!