VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf C GERMAN LIGHT TANK HOBBY BOSS 1/35

Dragon Models German officer figure of Kursk and Hobby Boss VK601 tank. I built them from December 2012 to March 2013.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 BOX PACKAGEIt’s suddenly become cold recently. I don’t feel like painting the kit fully opening the balcony windows and I started to make a new model. It’s a small tank as the box art.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGParts are small except for the caterpillar. I can be expected to finish high quality because it also contains photo-etched parts.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGAssembly of the Chassis is proceeding without problems. At the back are the instructions of the painting.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGC type has adopted staggered wheels like Tiger and Panther. Black left and right parts are the caterpillar. At this time, I had not been considered the caterpillar assembly is very hard.
(19-December-2012)

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGFirst, the mounting caterpillar illustration is reversible, This is a mistake. Very dangerous here. Although I checked it with my documents in hand, the box picture is most helpful after all. This kit’s caterpillar parts are hard to assemble compare with the kit I assembled in the past. It’s hard to joint, one of the reasons is that these are made of not usual plastic parts like dragon models, but a kind of vinyl. Parts fitting is not so good. Fundamentally, sprocket wheel pitch and caterpillar are not matched.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGI thought the quick method is like a photo, cutting the teeth of the sprocket wheel after all the caterpillar adhered, I re-bond these teeth. Overall, it would be OK, some part is unnatural.
(20-December-2012)

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGI was very busy for account closing job and was not able to get Year ends and New Year holidays. I did not feel inclined to make a model at the last Saturday and Sunday cause of holiday working. I can take a holiday today and at last, I completed the panzer Ic assembly. Compared with the next Zippo lighter, it’s a very small vehicle.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGIt was difficult to attach this caterpillar.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGThe photo-etched parts were used moderately and the precision feeling has risen. These reserve caterpillars of the vehicle’s rear originally were bad shape, I chose the excess parts of caterpillar assembly.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 MAKINGThe size of a hatch is small and it is likely to be hard to make fit with the tank commander. I have to look for a figure from somewhere. Since the antenna was likely to be broken by the painting process, it has made sturdy using piano wire.
(9-February-2013)

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGEIt’s Dragon Models “the German officer (Kursk 1943)”, which was rolling in the closet was unearthed. The military uniform which has rolled up all sleeves on summer clothes is seldom seen.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe first is the officer who is arranging with the strategy map. The expression is good, although it is an injection figure.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGSince general tools are seldom attached to the tank crew body, the manufacture is simple. But there are many general tools among foot soldiers. Board weight was cut down for the leather strip of the sub-machine gun, and it was pasted.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIn the box art, it is the helmet which the soldier who is wiping the frame hotly has. However, the inner side of the helmet is not truly reproduced like the photograph right. Then, additional work was carried out with the board weight, etc. which were used above. The inner side had a leather pat with many small holes of the air vent, I tried to reappearance them.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGHighly motivated looking, two hand grenades to a belt. Since this soldier wears the camouflage smock, it takes a long time to paint camouflage pattern.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt’s my favorite pose in four bodies. Although the expression of the face of an old injection figure was the not quite satisfactory result, this one is doing a quite good expression. It seldom changes to the product made from resin. The fingertip and their eyes, which have pointed out the direction coincided. Pistol size differs between this tank crew and other officers’ pistol. May be tank crew possesses Walther, and officers may be a Luger.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGSince they are attached with wood blocks, the interval of a figure is large, but it is such touch when a layout like a box art. Tank crew was sitting on a Panzer Ic rear. The box art crew is sitting on the Panzer IV, and this photo crew posing seems very natural.
(10-February-2013)

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGIt was working on a holiday this week because of monthly closing. Therefore, undercoat was substituted for the airbrush, although the painting process seldom progressed.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTINGI used the Tamiya spray work painting stand set, it’s convenient.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTINGThe paint of German gray. A little, it has become bluish. it is the influence of fluorescent lighting.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 PAINTINGSince it was tedious touch when it was monochrome, the airbrushing in the somewhat bright color. After that, I blew clear at the place which is due to pasting decals.
(3-March-2013)

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOGerman light tank I type C was a completed. It was a completely different design concept from the Pzkpfw Ia and Ib which were often seen.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe real vehicle has produced a total of 40 cars in late 1942. As for battle disposition, test employment of the two cars was carried out by the 1st armored division, and the others were used for training.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAfter the periscopes were painted in metallic blue, I painted them over clear and make them glossy. Since it is a reconnaissance tank, many periscopes are attached.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis tank was two-person riding. I guessed that it was serious to make treatment of reconnaissance and handling arms in operation and driving only two people. It seems to be narrow the inside of a tank.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIs paint of a reserve caterpillar slightly unnatural? If you can see this photo carefully, the hair of the rabbit (my pet) is attached to the muffler. It must be careful before taking a photo.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOWood stocks of OVM painted in gloss except the jack stand attached the rear of the turret. Since it is monochrome paint, it becomes a good accent.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOSince the attached decal differs from high-quality dragon models, I’m worried about how it is. But these decals are good adherence and silvering did not occur, either.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe square style looks smart.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBecause the large space was under the fender, I painted mud dirt color in here. Expression of rust was also added.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe muddy effect was attached, using the pastel and resin of the MIG production. Since it solidifies early very well, handling is difficult.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAlthough the expression under assembly was rather good, paint was difficult for it. But is it such a thing well? It was surprising that the skull mark on the field cap is reproduced correctly.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOHe is the second lieutenant or first lieutenant. Since the ribbon of the second class iron cross had been removed from decal pasteboard by mistake, I attached it to the bosom.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOPhotography of the figure is more difficult than vehicles without knowing why. Sometimes it is to become dark too much, sometimes become much too bright. His class is the highest of four persons. He is a major general.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe pause smoking tobacco in relaxing. I suppose the bellow photo’s soldier is SS, he has the same pattern covered helmet from the waist, he’s not SS. He is an army officer, captain.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOUmmmm… I feel the base color of a camouflaged smoking jacket is different from the real color. The person of the box art is winding the bandanna or the scarf around the neck, I painted it on this figure. It is conspicuous too much on the battlefield. Maybe this is under tactical exercise. I painted his hair expressed in silver hair.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt is not possible to sit at the end of a tank toward a major general and talking. It’s just a good pausing situation.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOMarking of rank and medal, I used the WWII German Military Insignia Decal Set by Tamiya as much as possible. Since appearance worsens, if the decals are not suiting the form of a part, cautions are required. Some of my figures are actually shifted when sticking decals on parts.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe upper photograph — the soldier of a camouflage smock — go a bit out of focus, retaking this. In the photo from this distance, the figures look natural.

GERMAN OFFICERS KURSK 1943 DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAlthough I’m worried how do I do for a map, since the 1/35 scale of the map is attached to the box of Tristar’s figure kit, it is diverted. The map was dipped in water, the backside was removed, thinly, and it’s pasted with the woodwork bond. I think it’s a pretty good reality.

VK601 PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I Ausf. C HOBBY BOSS 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOEven it’s a small tank, making together with four figures took time very well. Unexpectedly the figure, I took the time. Although it does not become a very much precise figure finishing, puts on the side of a tank, presence will rise. The assembly of the tank was also enjoyable that the strong individuality shape.
(09-Mar-2013)

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