This time, I will make the M3A1 Scout car of Hobby Boss. I think this car had only a lot of old kits. Tamiya is now released as a completely new mold. I have some leftover Miniart jeep crew figures that I made before, so this Scout car is a good opportunity.
Hobby boss kits are mostly like that, the fragile parts are cushioned. I think this kind of consideration is amazing.
Quite a lot of parts are used for the engine. I don’t want to show this area in particular, so I do a moderate preparation. One of the reasons why kits with many parts have such high internal reproducibility.
If you look closely, all 4 tires of this scout car show slight deformation by its own weight. In this picture, it’s on the top. That’s great. I’m impressed.
There are 6 back seats, I’m assembling the seats.
I am assembling the side part of the rear of the car. I wonder if it’s about time I broke down if I don’t assemble it properly.
This is a very complicated combination of armor plates. I am watching the situation with a temporary assemble. The fit of the parts is very good so far. It’s easier to adjust if I glue it all at once.
I wonder if I can finish assembling around here. In the case of open-top cars, is it better to paint the inside some timing?
I masked the windshield. Both front and inside. I will make the headlights a little later.
After that, if I attach 3 machine-guns to the car body, the assembly is almost complete.
In the end, I finished all the work before I started painting. I just put the baggage on a vacant place and lightly blew the surfacer.
I put too many wooden boxes and cloth bags at the front. In this case, the cooling of the engine will be badly affected.
It’s probably hard to paint on the inside…
I made the base in black and white again this time to create a contrast.
I just blew olive drab. I managed to paint the inside of the open-top car. In the worst case, I can paint it with a brush.
I put decals on it and painted the equipment and small parts with my favorite color.
The tires are painted with a brush. I think it’s almost finished.
I put a decal on the panel of the driver’s seat. I worked it with tweezers. It’s pretty hard, so the order of making should have been reconsidered.
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.