PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III Ausf J GERMAN MEDIUM TANK DRAGON 1/35

This was built from September to October 2007.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGEThis is III ausf J. This kit is named smart kit, there are not so many photo-photo-etched parts. Booklet is included and I felt Dragon Model’s passion for this kit.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGNow I’m making underpart of the body and wheel suspension. All parting lines should not be removed because of some parts are behind the sight. There are some bulges on the side of the chassis. There was no comment on the instruction but if it remains, I could not fit the side fender on it so I remove all of them.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThis kit was modeled in detail to use photo-etched parts even it’s hardly visible area.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI presume it’s hard to assemble large parts of upper body but I could assemble precisely. This Dragon model kit is designed with high quality and easy assembly.
(2007/10/06)

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI completed the all assemble process. I made it an additional armor type.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI’m going to paint after attaching antenna and tank crew in the commander hatch. Now I remember that I made Tamiya III L many years ago, but I could not satisfy myself for painting dark yellow, so this time I challenge the same color finish up.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 MAKING GERMAN TANK CREWI can not do the making because of a business trip to Korea.
This time I planned to use high-quality resin head, but I have only the head with field cap M1943. After all, I choose garrison cap for this tank crew, I attached epoxy putty on the resin skinhead. Too roughly attached, but I hope it’s better looking after painting.
(2007/10/14)

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGCompleted basic color painting.
(2007/10/18)

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI made him get on this tank. The parting line is highly visible on his glove, I amend it later… He has a short neck, I shouldn’t cut it so short. But he is a hard-bitten soldier with 1st iron cross.
(2007/10/18)

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis dragon’s kit was made easily, not had a hard time too much. It was changed to the long barrel of 60 calibers though J types were produced at first by 42 calibers. Having made it this time put the increased armor by 42 calibers.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI used clear parts for the headlight. It was looking good. I dry brushed to shine the caterpillar this time cause it’s not so muddy condition.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBecause it was a setting of the 18th armor division in 1942, this vehicle was disposed to the Eastern Front. Perhaps, it was near Orlovskaya. These 5cm 42 caliber guns seem to have hardship against T-34 of a Soviet army due to power shortage.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI could choose to raise the fender.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI choose the resin head for this figure. The waist was large and didn’t enter the hatch of this kit well adjusted.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI could not paint the skull mark well, next time it should be made a shape from patty before painting.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe division mark is a skull.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBecause it was monochrome of dark yellow paint, I change the tone a little.

PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III TYPE J DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt’s easy to assemble and adjust each part also almost perfect. Because III L type of Tamiya kit had been thrown away before, I’m satisfied with this kit completion.
(2007/10/23)

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