It is a standard 251 half-track of the AFV Club. Before I start this blog and my homepage before this blog, I think it was over ten years ago, I tried to challenge the 251 of Zvezda, too difficult to complete and threw out on the way. The Tamiya seems to be easy to assemble, I wish I could try Tamiya, but I have never made it yet.
It was regrettable and having five Sd.Kfz.251 series of the AFV Club, thought to complete it sometime. Because I had a prejudice that the German 251 half-track is hard to assemble, I unconsciously avoided it. In the meantime, I had an occasion to see a video of this vehicle, I would like to build and complete it this time.
If you look closely, the sprocket wheel is slightly angled by the track width. I guess the caterpillar’s real feeling will come out if I adhere along this. Is the actual structure the same as this wheel?
It is a pattern of rolling wheels like a Panther tank. In the case of the half-track 251, it cannot be relieved even if the underbody is completed. There is an impression that assembly of the upper half is difficult. I still have a long way to go.
I think fitting of parts is good, but it is unusual for vehicles of this type to fit all in tightly, and gaps will be created somewhere. I’ll try to fill in the putty later, and move on. Because it cannot be improved even if adjusted too much.
Pretty of AFV plastic models, especially the German army, I have made. However, for some reason Sd.Kfz.251 half-track did not have the opportunity to up to this blog until now. This time I am glad that I completed 251 type-D.
The 251/1 is the ordinary military transport vehicle. It has two machine-guns front and rear of the compartment. In comparison with truck transport, the bulletproof performance against a small firearm has improved drastically, and non-flat running performance is also good. Such equipment would have been deployed preferentially to elite troops.
The type A, type B, and type C are complicated manufacturing process and it took time and effort to complete. The D type was changed to a simple shape, the shape of the rear part and the fender was also changed. It might be the reason why it was easy to assemble as a plastic model.
The handrail interfered and there’s no place to put the antenna, it was replaced to the backward. Since the radio is on the right side of the front part of the vehicle, I think that the antenna was better to be in front if possible.
The marking was the vehicle of 2nd-SS Panzer Division “Das Reich”. By the way, Das Reich is German meaning “nation”. It was a vehicle around July 1944. In February 1944 Das Reich Division was reorganized and supplemented and it was transferred to the direction of Normandy from the Eastern Front.
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.