GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 Sd.Ah.51 TRAILER TRISTAR 1/35

Tristar’s 20mm anti-aircraft gun. It was built in April 2015.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI’ll try to make the anti-aircraft gun of the German Army. Actually, I had somehow gotten only this figure set, when I was grumbling I wonder it’s no use. I received it from the frequent viewer of this website who is not making the kit anymore. It would be a very thankful gift. I’ll introduce the figure set of this anti-aircraft gun later.
Tamiya released a similar kit in 1978, it is spot sales item so if we have lucky timing it’s available. Maybe the Tristar model is more detailed, because of the later model. Unfortunately, it’s no produced, Tristar now goes into suspended activities. I suppose some company purchases the metal molds and re-produce.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGPlastic is soft and the color is thin gray, a little transparent plastic. Parts are detailed but not so many.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGI thinned the muzzle with my design knife.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGI was impressed that the mount parts are molded sharply including the holding handles total one part.
(05-April-2015)

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGAssembly was completed.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGThis kit included 4 magazines, one of which is case opened. Very fine molded. The long case was for the magazines all put in there? Or considering the length, it’s spare gun barrel case.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 MAKINGI’m used to making 20mm gun as I made half-truck version and Wirbelwind tank. This kit is not so many parts and easy assembly.
(22-April-2015)

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 PAINTINGI blew surfacer and dark color. I found small scarring after surfacer and repaired.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 PAINTINGAfter basic color German gray, I blew highlight brighter gray for accent.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 PAINTINGThis gun has shot down many enemy aircraft, so I pasted many kill marks.
(26-April-2015)

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is a small palm-sized model, but it’s quite precise and impressive. The Barrel and the magazines are in black and metallic, otherwise, are finished in basic color German gray.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKDecal silvering is not so much noticeable, scoring marks are cool. There is one tank mark, perhaps it might be a light tank.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORK20mm FLAK38 was widely operated to use for air defense in air, sea and ground forces. It was towed and placed on a carrier such as this kit, others are mounted on half-tracks, trucks, and tanks.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKThere are 20 rounds in one magazine. About 3 shots firing speed per second, didn’t take 10 seconds to consume one magazine. By the way, modern 20mm is able to fire 50 shots in one second. The angle of elevation was fixed, but the turret itself rotate.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKI did the washing and chipping in some colors. Finishing with drybrush.

GERMAN 20mm FLAK38 TRISTAR 1/35 FINISHED WORKI think it’s a much more realistic feeling with the attaching of magazine cases and spare barrel case. It is also interesting such a small kit so easy to make. I recommend sometimes these handy assemble kit, it’s interesting. I attached 3 figures for this 20mm FLAK on another page.
(30-April-2015)

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