Dragon Models, Smart Kit III Sturmgeschütz. I made it from July to September 2009.
I’ll make this kit now, if possible, try to board two figures. This kit is comparatively fewer parts than that of the other Dragon kit.
The start is assembly trank rollers.
The under body of the vehicle is reproduced.
This kit was instructed that previously assembled a right and left fender and the accessory.
Two radios in this tank. There is one big radio on the other side.
The assembly of the turret part was almost completed. It is real that the machine gun mold and bolt of the increase armor. The lever on the inside of the hatch is reproduced.
Back of the body parts were also completed. The important point is to joint perfectly.
Build the inside of the turret into the body.
The caterpillar assembly, each parts is connected one by one. I put the double-faced tape on the worksheet and joined them.
Texture of the increase armor is good.
After all, it seems to have made the parts upside down by assembling the caterpillar. Well….. It is now impossible to recover. I checked it several times, but anyway, it’s my mistake…..
I used the photo-etched parts on the side of the engine hatch.
This time, I give up the figures, but only assembling AFV because of caterpillar mistake.
I painted the body in dark yellow. I usually use the Humbrol but this time lacquer paint. It’s convenient as the lacquer paint is quickly dry.
Marking was Grossedeutchland.
An initial purpose of the assault gun was a vehicle that supported the infantryman and break through a strong position. The character was changed to the anti tank gun gradually. It was mass-produced about 8,000 from 1943 to 1945.
This time, as I mentioned in the making report, I have installed the caterpillar upside down. Well, because it was not possible to recover as it’s harden stoutly with the adhesive assembled once. It is necessary to take care thereafter.
The discovered rate was lower for the low height, it’s good at ambush battle.
Sometimes the photo was not well because of the exposure and the shutter speed. This one has reflected more reddish.
I didn’t do heavy weathering for this AFV.
The pastel like white was unnatural. Isn’t it too unnatural if the setting of the battle in the city?
Rusted chipping was painted in dark brown and black by tiny brush.
The inside of the hatch might not be white but had a basic painting color.
It is a radio that you can see through the gunner’s hatch.
I intend to attach the side skirt, gives Zimmerit Coating, set up the figures, but the caterpillar mistake suspends to do all but only assemble the vehicle. Let’s challenge some time.
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.