GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE It is a kit I bought at a quite long time. This half track, Neu is now out of production, released from Gunze (former company name of Creos). I’ve heard that Gunze and Dragon have been supplying OEM supplies of each other’s products for a long time, is this original Dragon? The attached driver figure is a Dragon taste.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE I think that this kit is out of print so it is pretty valuable, I still find it in many second-hand stores. It is made in Hong Kong so I suppose it’s OEM of the Dragon.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE Plastics are pretty solid and brittle. It is easy to lack without elasticity or stickiness. I guess this is probably not an aging deterioration, but an original nature. When I made Gunze’s Lang before, it was like this. It is similar to the plastic of Italeri.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE The winding of the connected caterpillar has been completed. It may be slightly slackened, but one track is quite large, so adjustment is difficult.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEI assembled a driver’s seat and a passenger seat of Sd.Kfz250 Neu. It looks pretty cramped.
(12-November-2018)

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE There are quite a lot of interior parts of a small half-track body. There are unexpectedly many seats.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE This Sd.Kfz.250 kit is very easy to make because the parts fit well. Should I paint the interior at the same time and bond the top and bottom afterward? I was not sure how to install the parts between the driver’s seat and the passenger seat. I thought that parts of the top cover as in a box art painting are contained, but it was not. If I would like to attach it, I need to make it by myself with tissue paper etc.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE Until now the parts fitted perfectly, but the upper and lower parts interfered with the various points and the fitting worsened. Perhaps distortion was occurring in the first box building. After verifying, it may be the reason that the back of the radio, the storage box on the side, the corner of the rifle rack. I adjusted many areas. Such polyhedral vehicles always have gaps. Recently I can recover smoothly with putty, so I think this half-track will be OK.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE Inside of the rear hatch has about 10 injection pin marks, so I put it in a putty and file it. One or two marks, I can handle them with only filing, the work is quicker to use putty for so many pin marks.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE It is beginning to paint the interior with dark yellow.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE First of all, I’m painting the small parts from inside the half-track.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE In order to tightly fit the upper and underparts tightly, because the compartment in the upper part of the seat interferes, it was necessary to adjust. It’s quite troublesome to fill the putty after painting, to reshape and paint again.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEIn the case of a small vehicle, the three color camouflage pattern is not so big is better to see. I think the delicate pattern will increase the sense of precision.
(14-November-2018)

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEThe half-track, Sd.Kfz.250 armored troop transportation vehicles are small with a capacity of 6 people. Sd.Kfz.250 was produced as a vehicle for reconnaissance units. There are 6 people in total, including 2 drivers and 4 infantries.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEArmed with MG34 7.92 mm machine gun, it can be equipped with two each in front and behind. Towing guns and carts were difficult because there is weight compared to engine power. The maximum speed is 60 km and the cruising distance is about 300 km.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEIn the beginning, it had riveting armor, but Neu changed to welding. About 6,700 Sd.Kfz.250 was produced in the whole series. The majority was deployed with the reconnaissance battalion of the armored division.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEPainting a fire extinguisher in red, the model has a good accent.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEThe compact car body packed with various equipment, it seems to be not very good in comfort.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEI can hardly see it in the back, but I tried painting as much as possible, such as speed meter panel. I referred to the half-track kit which has a decal of the panel.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEAlthough it is an old kit this time, I used the Aber photo-etched parts to the clamp of the OVM.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEThe marking is the 2nd Armored Division, 2nd reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Squadron, 1944, in France. In the manual, there were no instructions for camouflage paint and it was only a color of dark yellow or sandy yellow. In the box art, some three-color camouflage is given. I painted it with my favorite camouflage pattern.

GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZE GERMAN HALF-TRACK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU 1/35 GUNZEHalf truck, Neu was a small car, it’s filled with essence. It would have been very useful for reconnaissance because it is small size and easy to use.
(16-November-2018)

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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