Now I chose the 35 (t) light tank. Did it become a kit like the ruins of the ancient civilization? There is a new kit of Bronco now. Still now if I make this kit carefully, it will surely be a cool German light tank.
I can see many chassis parts such as partially connected caterpillars, it seems the assembling will be completed without much effort after the chassis is over.
I think that it is less troublesome to assemble the chassis at a dash, including fine adjustment to the ground plane.
It is like B1 Bis French tank or Matilda British tank I made before, which have a lot of small rolling wheels. I think that the characteristics of this tank are represented well because this 35 (t) roller is visible as all the rolling wheels are exposed.
This time it is a partially connected caterpillar, but once I have connected it in a large space like ordinarily connected tracks, I wound them around the chassis. I think that it is easier to assemble this way if you do not mistake the point of gluing and bending.
The turret is like an early light tank and it is quite compact.
There was an advice of self-additional work for the code of the headlights and others on the assembly instruction, I did additional works as much as I want. In addition to this, I added an antenna and additional rod-like parts of the side panel with metal wire.
Currently, Japan is a Holiday Season called Golden Week, and when I went to Ginza yesterday, it was very crowded. People who do not go on a trip, like me, many people go out for dinner. I am tired of walking in the crowd. It was lucky for me to buy a 50% sale at GAP and a shirt of JPY10,000 for JPY5,000. Whether actually, it is worth 5,000 yen from the beginning, is it a double price? Well, I am satisfied to buy my favorite pattern one.
Molding is better after the wire is changed for nylon threads. I made simple work on OVM’s hook.
Are they injection pin marks that look round at the most visible part, the center of the tracks? This is very bad, it is a fatal mark for people who value caterpillar.
I buried the injection pin marks in the middle of the caterpillar with putty. I did not check it carefully here, so the finish was not so good condition.
German 35(t) light tank was completed. Although it is a light tank, the main gun was a 37 mm cannon, the front armor was 25 mm and the side was 16 mm. This exceeded the performance of Panzerkampfwagen type I and II Light Tank.
The 35(t) tank’s suspension was a 350 mm diameter, 94 mm wide road wheels, it was a complicated and difficult to maintain a system, connecting the road wheels with the outer and inner leaf springs. Actually, it was difficult to make it pretty much when making this plastic model.
By the way, I bought pajamas at a luxury department store on weekdays. I usually use a cheap store like UNIQLO but this time I got a little extravagance. It is an impression that there were five or more salespeople for each customer. Too many!! On weekdays it may be better for sales people and convenience for customers to make business hours 15: 00 ~ 21: 00. But now, at last, because the improvement of the working environment is important in the Japan, the shift that is too inhuman is very bad.
Where I added some extra work of detailed up and change some parts. Also, I added three-dimensional mud with the Tamiya scene texture material.
It is a tank developed in Czechoslovakia, this time marking of the 11th tank regiment of the 1st light armored division used by the German Army after Czechoslovakia be annexed. It is at the time of the invasion of Poland in 1939.
I have not made a gray German tank recently, I prefer to mix the gray area with a relatively bright color.
When the Nazi Germany expanded its territory, air superiority is also maintained, and this white large belt is considered to be the marking of the identification friend or foe. Around in 1943, they had to take pains to avoid being found in the enemy aircraft.
I made a headlight with a clear resin, but I realized that it was better to shine a little more. It did not work very well.
Well, did I overdo the muffler? It might have been better to drop the tone a little more, but I felt it was good while I was painting.
Although it is an old kit, it is quite easy to assemble. It is innovative that the partially connected tracks. There are no gaps while my building this kit. The kit which was released in the Tamiya package was very interested with figures and additional parts, but the CMK original is not bad. Actually, I do not dislike assembling old Eastern European kits while struggling, it was quite enjoyable to make. It was quite enjoyable to produce. Czechoslovakia is an excellent country with industrial development that developed high-performance tanks in its own country. At the moment there are many plastic model makers with high quality in this country.