ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN GERMAN ARMORED CAR BRONCO 1/35

It is a German light armored car released from Bronco. I made it from April to August 2013.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 BOX PACKAGENow I have 2 other kits for painting but started assembly German Kfz.13. I thought it’s easy as Tamiya Kubelwagen. Actually, it didn’t.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGThe first, assembly of chassis. The appropriate number of photo-photo-etched parts were attached.
(14-Apr-2013)

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGRoughly divided parts will be joined after. I’m a little worried about each part fitting.
(15-Apr-2013)

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGYou can choose the mounted machine gun earlier or later type. I chose the earlier type MG13 which was introduced into service in 1930.
(21-Apr-2013)

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGThis kit is tiny as length around 12cm.
(27-Apr-2013)

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGIt’s difficult to attach photo-etched parts mudguard on the front fender. I had to bend carefully according to a curved surface, It needs expert workmanship? I suppose annealed parts are easier working.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGIt’s like today’s guerrilla’s pickup trucks, such as the Toyota Land Cruiser setting up the machine gun as this vehicle is open top and bonnet does not have good armoring.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGAlthough the intensity of a mirror, light pole, etc attached on a front fender is anxious, it will be OK if handled carefully.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGThe attachment position of the toolbox was mistaken and corrected.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGShot of backside of the body lower part. The front wheel is assembled in the movable state, I considered the possibility of the breakage at the time of painting and storage, I pasted the lower parts all fixed.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 MAKINGAssembly was completed by trial and error. It’s a compact and characteristic vehicle. Now I wonder when I can paint it…
(27-Apr-2013)

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 PAINTINGDark color base coating finished. I painted carefully not to remain unpainted area, especially open-top car’s inside.

GERMAN STURMARTILLERIE CREW DRAGON 1/35Dragon Models German Sturmartillerie Crew set, I used. I choose 2 beret type cap crew this time.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe crew, too much hunky, and big men, I suppose……

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGFrom the rear side shot. Oops, I forgot to attach pistols.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGOne person is having a pipe and another is holding binoculars, thinking a direction for the future. These two face moldings are good.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI compared the height of these figures with the Alpine Soviet tank crew. Dragon German crew size is 54mm (2.12″), seemingly 189 cm (6 ft 3 in). I heard German male average height are 180cm, are they slightly higher? German, Dutch and Danish average height is over 180 cm or more.
Alpine’s natural pause is preeminently good. Dragon’s face mold is also brilliant, good work of injection plastic kit.
(05-May-2013)

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGSince the face of the last completed figure was not quite satisfactory, although now I’m painting these figures in oil….. Brush unevenness comes out, painting on plastic is not so good, it’s difficult. It was necessary that I had to do undercoat more firmly. Anyway, I try it hard more, it’s just beginning.
It takes much time to dry oil painting. Although 24 hours have passed, it does not get dry yet. Or maybe I’ll reach a hand to a new kit to start assembling…

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 PAINTINGCar body painting is fairly favorable now. Completed basic paint and sticking decal were finished. The fender is shinning because I blew clear as usual for improving the adhesion of the decal.
(01-August-2013)

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOKfz13 which I began to build in April was completed at last. This vehicle reinforces a private-sector passenger car with an armor plate, and attach armaments of a machine gun. It has 5-mm armoring, the small arms fire was able to be prevented. In the armored division dawn, it played an important role in the armored corps development in with the arms control under the Treaty of Versailles.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis decal is in the French Campaign. This car was able to run at 60 km/h but that mobility was too bad and not practical in irregular ground. But I had attached much mud weathering, although I intended it in the battle of France. It seems to be in Russia…

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI think orange washing is very matched with German gray. Since the orange and mud color is similar, weathering became monotonous.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI used Tamiya Diorama Texture Paint Soil Effect, color dark earth and brown mixed. I think it is necessary to study a muddy adhesion condition more, for example, referring to the real photo of the construction field.
Now It has the feeling of running on the battlefield.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOYou can see its small vehicle, the photo with US dollar Quarter and 100 Japanese Yen coin.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe cover on both lights made of cloth is blackout cover. It is for preventing light diffusing and avoiding the discovery from the enemy. There are car width display poles, but it seems to be difficult to check from that thin slit from the driving seat during the operation.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOA crew is two persons, driver and machine-gunner, machine-gunner has the role of commander. I brought from Dragon Models kit. The smallness of this reconnaissance armored car is conspicuous with well-built figures.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI thought the face finishing quality has been improved rather than under making. The expression is rich, although it is not resin head. The mold of this tank crew uniform is fairly thick, like a wool coat.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt is a little regretful that the unevenness of oil painting remains of undercoat. If I pile up by oil painting in several steps after making a base firmly with a lacquer composition, a result is likely to become better more. Drying time is longer…  I could draw eyes very nice, would it be good on the whole?

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe left tank crew is holding a pipe. The German soldier at the time of having been free from losing a battle. Is it the face full of confidence?

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBecause of the armaments are poor, it seems to be police vehicles rather than an armored corps. It seems that it was actually used in the security forces after retreating from the front.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe inside of this vehicle was also painted in German gray. I had the pastel weathering on the inside floor.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI used the TAMIYA German Military Insignia Decal Set for insignia. Especially, the tank cap mark painting requires very fine depiction skill so this decal helps my finishing. I always use the same type of decals, need more tank crews insignia.

GERMAN TANK CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAlthough it is a face of the size like a grain of rice, I shot a very large-sized picture. The uniform is rough because of only dry brushing after painting Tamiya enamel black. I suppose uniform is better to use oil painting and blending carefully for expression increase.

ADLER Kfz.13 MG MACHINE GUN BRONCO 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt was fairly rare type vehicles, I enjoyed making very much. It’s attractive that these kinds of vehicles which are diverted from the others and emergency improvement attached in a great hurry.
(6-August-2013)

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