Actually, the assemble was stopped here for more than 5 years. As soon as I started it, I felt troublesome because these parts were too small. However, it is not so hard as I explained in the later process. That’s difficult compared to Tamiya.
I think many people lose their motivation to assemble a complicated transmission. The assembly of the internal structure such as the engine and the transmission can hardly be seen when it is completed, so it is up to each individual to decide how to work. Since the parts are subdivided and it is hard to assemble, I think it will not affect if you skip all of them.
There are three runners of connected tracks. Since it is a small tank, the length of the caterpillar is not so long and the parts are not so many. Even so, it’s hard to cut, glue and fine-tune. The assembly of the connected track is one of the highlights of the AFV model.
The 20 mm anti-aircraft gun has been made in the past and is also on this blog. It feels more difficult than when I made it before. The shape of the subdivided part is not clear. I didn’t know the right way until I finished. In that sense, it’s better to assemble it all at once.
This kit is very good. It is a complex polyhedron with a complicated part structure of the armor plate, but there is no difficult part to assemble. The overall parts are delicate and the precision of a small AFV is improved.
The cartridge collection net turned white when I used a large amount of the super-glue coagulator. Maybe without a recovery net, the cartridge would roll and get stuck in the gap, and the gun amount wouldn’t rotate. Considering that, it is an important item.
It’s an old kit, but the parts are many and small. When it comes to early Dragon Models figures, there were sometimes like rugby players that were slightly bigger than the 1/35 scale. The Tristar is relatively small, or rather normal, it’s the right size to fit the AFVs.
Finally, the anti-aircraft vehicles of the German army were completed. It was an assembly manual that is hard to understand for Tristar. It is a derivative of a 38(t) tank and combined with the parts of a 20 mm machine-gun, so it must have become complicated. I see mistakes here and there. I guess these errors have not been fixed after being converted to Hobby Boss.
I chose camouflage paint as the 2nd Panzer Division at first. I noticed after putting the decal, but there was no division mark and only the number. I want some more visuals, so I put a division mark of the 12 Panzer Division on it. Well, the 12 Panzer Division probably had camouflaged paint.
I remember that the 12th Panzer Division was a mark like Y, and I think it’s strange, I thought the manual marking indication was wrong. It is not the 12th Panzer Division but the 12th SS Panzer Division. It’s the Hitlerjugend Division. There was a time when the famous Major General Kurt Meyer was the commander. In June 1944, they faced the allied forces in Normandy, and they also fought against the Soviet forces. Hitlerjugend Division’s bravery in Normandy was recognized by both sides, and this period was the most powerful.
141 of these 38(t) based antiaircraft tanks were completed between the end of 1943 and the beginning of 44. Most of them were sent to the Western Front. There were about 1000 bullets and it was operated by 4 crew members.
I was able to rotate the gun barrel before I did washing it, but it was fixed that I left it until it dried. I think it will break if you force it. That said, there was a risk like this if I did washing with a thinner.
The U-shaped frame on the upper part of the AFV is said to prevent the gun barrel from coming down too much to prevent accidental fire. Perhaps the shooter gets excited during a battle and shoots at soldiers and trucks around him.
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.