20mm FLAKVIERLING Sd.kfz7/1 GERMAN 8t HALF-TRACK TAMIYA 1/35

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThe half-track in the middle of the assembly. A lot of figures are attached and I think it to be a realistic model.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI have built this type of flak many times. There are differentiated of the parts depend on the manufacturer, it’s interesting.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGIt was fully assembled easier than Dragon Models. Both sides of the sheet are not yet being adhered, in preparation for the case to match the figure.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI was able to buy it for 1,500 yen (USD15.00 at the current FX rate) by this volume at a certain time. The same as the 88mm anti-aircraft gun, this kit was one of the full volume kits. It was a popular kit among children.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe metal shafts are used.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGBecause a parting line was in the center of the rubber tire, I sharpened it neatly.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI assembled these wheels without any question at that time.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGDriver’s seat assembly is completed.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI have finished making all chassis.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGIt was temporarily assembled a couple of modules.
(17-October-2016)

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe front side of the belt caterpillar is fairly good.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGIt’s an old kit of the 50th item of the Tamiya military miniature series, the backside of the caterpillar is flat and is unsatisfactory.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe photograph which I wound the caterpillar. It may look good that put a notch between the track outside of the belt by a cutter.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGA caterpillar of Modelkasten or Friulmodel is the best, but it is in short supply, and the price is a little high.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGAfter all, I bought this Modelkasten caterpillar. Hahahaha, Ummm… higher price than the kit. Anyway, it’s wonderful detail.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGOh no! I have already assembled the wheels. I noticed the Modelkasten kit includes the original wheels which perfectly fit into the tracks. It’s not fit to the Tamiya’s parts. It’s very regrettable, I’ll use the belt caterpillar.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe width does not match, too. By the way, this belt is very strong. I pulled it steadily to increase some length, but come back to the original length.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGBonnet and front grille, the front seat and side panels were bonded. Quite a difficult work.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGIt’s an old kit, so there is a lot of work of deleting parting lines. Fitting of parts is a little bad, but we manage it.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI fixed the panel on the dashboard.
(18-October-2016)

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGEven it’s a belt caterpillar, if adhered at the exact key points, came out slack with a sense of weight.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKING8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGRare white color figure parts.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI think this face is detailed enough…

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGI changed it for resin heads. I had to be careful not to be hurt because I used my power with a chisel and cutter in various parts.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGI used a high-performance primer for the belt caterpillar which was difficult painting. It is SOMAY-Q MICCHAKURON which I used several times in the past.
(19-October-2016)

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGThe base color is German gray.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTING8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGI glue chairs and buttocks together and adjust later.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGThere are magazine cases, canvas, and rifles.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGCombination with the anti-aircraft gun. It is a quite good sense of reality.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTING8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTING8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGWhite was painted with the figures, but you don’t know which place was painted, right?

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTING8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGThe rough painting was completed.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGI thought to get it wet with water after painting water-based white, because the white has low concealment power, stack coating increased. Then paint film is thicker and does not permeate to the hair spray. It does not peel off easily. Some areas of hair spray air blast might be insufficient.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGI cut the masking for the front window to leave a marking of the wiper.
(21-October-2016)

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKTamiya 8t half-track was completed. Not only the transport type, but various types of half-tracks were also made.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis vehicle is loaded 4 coaxial machine-gun, and with the dreadful anti-aircraft ability. There was a similar vehicle in the US, and were called “meat chopper”. I had that vehicle Smart Kit before but threw out on the way. I want to make it sometime.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKFor the caterpillar, I felt that the quality is inferior compared to the fine detail of the Bronco and the Dragon Models.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKSo I prepared a Modelkasten caterpillar, after all, it did not work I had already assembled the original parts road wheels and not recovered.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe folding seat on the carrier was folded.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe loading platform floor, I wonder how much weathering and trial and error. Some area of anti-slip molds, the white coating was peeled off a little.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe balance of the mud of the wiper, I wonder I should have done more weathering to the underbody.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIf I could the belt caterpillar make slacking, the appearance improved.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI think the sense of unity with five figures is splendid.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe white winter camouflage is often painted in an emergency at the front, it’s said that they could often tear off easily. The German gray base color would be seen at many points in the early spring.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is very kind of five figures to be attached. In this case, the best match is the winter camouflage.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI focused one by one from this photo. Changed all the face to resin heads.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK 8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKLooking through the sight seriously to focus targets.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK 8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK 8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK 8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThey are rifles, barrel case, and magazine cases. There are many accessories.

8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK 8t HALF-TRACK 20mm TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKOverall length is about 20cm, quite large. When all carriers are the open state and 5 figures are placed, big volume and good looking. The Modelkasten caterpillar is in the middle of assembling, I would like to use it for other 8t half-track kits someday.
(22-October-2016)

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