This is the Dragon Models Smart Kit IV tank. I made it from March to May 2009.
I bought this kit as the box art was very attractive. G type has the long barrel and I made the D type of this tank which has a short barrel one and a half year ago.
Dragon’s kit is easier to assemble than Tristar because of not many part split-ups. Time hangs a lot of the trank roller that is the feature of the IV tank.
You can choose the variation of attaching increase armor or not. I put all armors as the tank is safer and better.
A lot of OVM has attached outside the car. A spare trank roller on the left of the vehicle and a spare caterpillar of the front is nice looking.
You can choose smoke grenade launcher on loading ammunition and after launching, both styles.
I had painted basic in dark yellow before the camouflage winter. This photo is like the Afrika Corps.
This crew is wearing a heavy coat, it seems impossible to operate a tank in the turret. No easy moving!
I blew white, slightly to remain thinly the basic color of dark yellow.
IV tank G type was completed. The G type equipped with the long barrel 7.5cm gun has more power than the D type.
The winter wear takes up much space in this hatch.
Only the muffler has become muddy and rusty though I didn’t do weathering so much. I attached only one wire rope but scheduled two pairs. The metal wire was hard and not to be attached with good shape.
I think that the caterpillar of the IV tank is just moderate tense as this photo, not loosening too much. When it is in the snowfield, I presume the camouflage effect of such a body is excellent.
The figure was combined the resin head and the one of the Mini Art tank crew. I tried to paint it like leather.
I hesitated heavy weathering, the camouflage stood out much if I put the chipping a little on white.
Since decal had carefully cut out the blank, almost no silvering was occurring.
It should not be so pure-white and thinks that I may have a change a little more.
Marking is Panzer Lehr Division. A spare caterpillar has no rust, this time, finished up blackish.
A winter camouflage German tank is beautiful. Next time, I would like to make an acentric shape tank.
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.