GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR Sd.Kfz.223 TAMIYA 1/35

Box package of German reconnaissance car Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35

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. Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35

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.

Assembly is completed without trouble. Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35

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 Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35

Photo-etched parts are effective.

A lot of accessories are being piled up outside the body. Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35

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.
(23-October-2015)

Two figures are attached. Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35

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.

old figure, Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35, old kit

Since it is an old figure, unless after painting, there is no telling what happens to finish. It seems slightly difficult to paint.

figure is a just good height likely to grasp the various places,

This figure is a just good height likely to grasp the various places, even make him stand around the car.

top of the Sd.Kfz.223

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.

painted in black

At first it is undercoating with blackish paint.
(07-November-2015)

German reconnaissance car commander

A mold is easy to visible that I blew the surfacer.

German reconnaissance car driver

Although the mold was dug up here and there, compared with the latest figure, the quality is inferior.

dark yellow of the water-based paint of Tamiya

The dark yellow of the water-based paint of Tamiya is higher saturation than the Creos.

scratch of a paint was emphasized

The scratch of a paint was emphasized.

painted German reconnaissance car commander

The mold is not clear. Anyway, I drew the eyes.

painting the baggage of reconnaissance car

Now I’m painting the baggage and it’s almost completed.
(9-November-2015)

Sd.kfz223 played an important role as the German Army mechanized reconnaissance unit.

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.

German reconnaissance car Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

The armament was only equipped with a machine gun in the turret.

German reconnaissance car Sd.Kfz.223

The one next to the helmet is a washbowl. I feel that a person lives in the desert.

many accesories are load on the compact body

Because I put much load on the compact body, there is a feeling of density and is attractive for the model.

The armament was only equipped with a machine gun

This vehicle is a three-seater. Probably, various general tools are hooked outside because in the car is narrow.

headlight painted in plating silver and did the clear coating

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.

tool box of Sd.Kfz.223

What is this wooden box? Maybe it’s a tool box?

camouflage net, Sd.Kfz.223

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.

ground of the North Africa is reddish and that kind of washing at first

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.

above view of Sd.Kfz.223

I wonder the reconnaissance was at least two cars rather than acting in one.

Long-range reconnaissance

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.

Afrika Korps the 15th Armored Division, the motorcycle battalion.

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.

completed work of German reconnaissance car commander

The figure was also tried to paint. I use oil painting and enamel paint, trying variously, but I can’t be satisfied easily.

Afrika Korps

A mold of a figure is slightly dull, but the insignias are clear, so I think they are nice accents.

Afrika Korps

It was released in 1977, the veteran. Still I have an affection for figure which was painted with my concentration.

completed work of German reconnaissance car driver

Ummmm… It’s like an Impressionist painting…

Afrika Korps Sd.Kfz.223

Like this, both persons are displayed outside of the car.

Afrika Korps Sd.Kfz.223

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.

German reconnaissance car Sd.Kfz.223 Tamiya 1/35 build and painting to finish

The hard Weathering is suits very much of the Afrika Korps vehicle. All in all, the German armored car is cool!!
(12-November-2015)

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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