Previously, when I built Tamiya 8t half-truck, I tried to use this Modelkasten track set and assembling halfway. At first, I assembled the chassis and road wheels of the kit, I abandoned the use of a caterpillar on the way. At this time I would like to carefully consider the work process.
The width of Tamiya’s belt caterpillar is completely different from the original, so I think that it is parts configuration like the whole chassis and wheels exchange to the third party parts like this. Tamiya parts need some small adjustments, but the work itself is easy.
Adhesive for an acrylic board called Sun Bond is powerful, fluid, and easy to use and the price is inexpensive. However, when it protrudes a little, plastic becomes whitened. The surface is smooth, so it will not be a problem if painted, but the feeling is not okay because the looks bad. It may be better not to use it in large quantities, paying attention to flow into the gap. After all, Creos or Tamiya is easier to use.
It is a more active feeling to expand the frame of the truck. However, I pasted the mesh to the backside of the frame with instant glue, there is not much sense of precision. I think that it is better to keep the frame upright because the Modelkasten connected caterpillar is well visible.
Anti-aircraft machine-gun, the gap between the chassis and the caterpillar track, the backside of the chassis is complicated and it is easy to leave unpainted, so I blew it in black. It might be too much to blow.
I have a bit of confidence in blowing the ordinary German tri-color camouflage recently, but I am not good at drawing such thin line camouflage patterns. I think such camouflage would suit well for light armored vehicles such as half trucks. Dark green and red-brown mixed a little dark yellow and tried to be familiar with the basic color dark yellow. A beautiful brand-new decal, there is a sense of security very much.
8-ton half-track Flak37 was completed. The German army developed various anti-aircraft self-propelled guns in the latter half of World War II as the Allied forces tend to be deprived of air-defense authority. The German army used a lot of half trucks and tank bodies to produce vehicles such as anti-aircraft guns. 8-ton half-track is a large trailer originally used for towing 88 mm guns. Armor plates were added to the driver’s seat and the front of the radiator to strengthen the defense capability.
The shooting speed is as low as 160 shots per minute, but the destructive power is awesome compared to 2 cm guns. In the early days of the war, 3.7 cm guns were the main gun class of tanks, By around this time it is used as an anti-aircraft gun. Approximately 120 vehicles were produced from 1943 to February 1945. The number of production is very small in many vehicles compared with the Allied Forces. There are very many kinds of vehicles. So it may be popular among an enthusiast.
This 37mm gun was used for anti-aircraft guns, the initial speed was fast, so I suppose this gun could destroy the enemy armored cars with a single blow. By the way, rarely, Tamiya’s MM series does not contain figures.
Well then, everyone, I wish you good luck for the next year!
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.