JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG GERMAN TANK DESTROYER GUNZE GSI CREOS 1/35

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 BOX PACKAGETamiya had already released a very nice Lang kit, for now, I try to build a stock of Gunze Sangyo (GSI Creos). I think the material in this box is Dragon Models. The box picture is cool.
It has passed for five years exactly since northern Japan was attacked by a massive tsunami, the height point was greater than 40m (130 ft).

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGThe parts color is dark brown, don’t see too much usually. It’s close to flat earth color, like caramel.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGTamiya’s caterpillar is rubber belt, It is the only reason I hesitate to purchase the Tamiya kit. This kit includes the connection type tracks and I don’t have to worry such a thing. I think Tamiya should release Type IV tank tracks of partial connection type because Tamiya is the opinion leader taking out the Military Miniature series…

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGThe suspension module does not have the detailed chopped small parts separation, and the assembling is easy. I remember the TRISTAR IV tank’s lower assembly was difficult because of the microscopic parts.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGThe hatches can be the opening and closing movable. Since there are a lot hammered pin marks on the backside of the hatches, I’ve filled them with putty.
(11-March-2016)

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGThe caterpillar is a connection assembling type, and the color is German gray. An appearance is good, even if I don’t paint it.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGAssembling was completed. It’s easier to build in comparison with the recent Dragon kit with many parts.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGThe characteristic mantlet has the surface mold as a cast.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGThe OVM is gathered onto the rear of the tank.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGThe hatched are movable open and close.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGThere are lots of spare parts of connection caterpillar tracks even after using it for spare stock on the backside.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 MAKINGIt’s a pretty simple decal sheet. Because it is a little discoloration, I think to use the other stock decals.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 PAINTINGI did the blackish painting as the groundwork to show the feeling that came off and got rusty.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 PAINTINGBlowing red-brown.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 PAINTINGI added a dark green. Maybe the dark yellow area smaller is better, as this tank is in the last stage of WWII.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 PAINTINGIt is my first try to draw small triangle dots this time. First of all, I made paper masking cut out the triangle shape, these were blurred and almost a failure. The next is using masking tape and paste it to the surface of the tank. It does not work very well, the triangles were blurred again? I drew a dot by a thin writing brush freehand one by one after all. I think this is early and completes beautifully. How is everyone else painting?

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 PAINTINGI used the extra Cartograf decal of Dragon models, the coloring is good.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKJagdpanzer 70(V) Lang was an improved type of IV L48, changed a main gun to the long gun barrel and improved the firepower. It was the same main gun as the Panter tank which made an outstanding performance against T-34 and KV tank in the Kursk battle.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKTo equip with a huge gun, the center of gravity is plunged forward. It was difficult to run smoothly, two-track rollers were replaced with the steel wheels.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe caterpillar seemed to be changed for a lightweight type, too.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe back spare caterpillar tracks are the good accent. Such loading way is often seen in the Sturmgeschütz.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKSince the timing of Zimmerit Coating has been started from September 1943 to August 1944, this tank was deployed the first in September 1944, this vehicle would be unnecessary to have a coating.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKAn atmosphere is similar to SU-85 Soviet destroyer tank of Tamiya which I built it last time.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKMuch equipment was being loaded onto the rear.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKI think it is good that a hatch movable open and close. I can load the crew immediately if I want.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKAfter the various weathering was completed, I think the yellowing of the decal might be not worrying too much. However, Cartograf decal is a thin and perfect match to the surface easily.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe Lang has produced 930 tanks in total. This marking is the 116th Armored Division in Ruhr region Germany in 1945. The number might be somewhat different.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe predecessor of the 116 division is known as the 16th Motorized Infantry Division “Hound (Windhund) division”, advanced to the Astrakhan in the Soviet Union, is a force that had invaded the most eastward. Astrakhan Arkhangelsk line the first target of the invasion line was almost completed, before their eyes. And in France for the rest in 1944, then fought in the western front.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis Division was active until the end of the war, in the manual there was no dot, only in three -color camouflage. When a triangle dot is put on the surface, I have the atmosphere of the vehicle at the end of the war.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKI forgot to paint the periscopes on the front and left and right, so I painted it black.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe antenna is considerably fragile. It’s all plastic parts in this kit. I think one of the options is making by myself from the brass wire.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe side periscope was painted in black. Chipping of peel off the water-based paint, the base color was black and while my weathering works it changed to gray.

JAGDPANZER IV /70(V) LANG 1/35 FINISHED WORKI had started the other models on the way, and completion was late. Though LANG is a simple form, there is a German tank atmosphere, especially in the rear upper side, looks very good vehicle. I completed it by a rather light tone experimentally this time, probably it may not be bad.
(10-April-2016)

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