Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA GERMAN ARMORED CAR DRAGON 1/35

It is a German army’s eight-wheel armored car.  It seems like an ancestor of a U.S. Striker. I made it in January 2008.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI have only made AFV with caterpillar since open this site, but this time I try to make truck-like AFV. For me, it is the first time to paint German 3 color camouflage.
(2008/01/06)

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGAnd opened a box, looking at manual. It seems considerably complex chassis, too many parts. It is fresh feelings for me to assemble a new type kit.
(2008/01/12)

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGBecause internal was reproduced, assembly and painting were done in a general way. The inside is not to be seen too much though the windows are made all open. It becomes a luxurious structure that can control the direction of the back and forth either.
(2008/01/20)

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe assembly completed. I forgot to attach one of the jerrican belts. The eight-wheeled armored vehicle is very good-looking!
(2008/01/20)

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe photo-etched parts are in this kit moderately, I think it’s a good balance. There is a volume of information and avoiding monotony with considerably a lot of OVE.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe engine grill can also choose an opening style. The photo-etched part of a star antenna was attached.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 MAKING TANK CREWTwo relaxed German soldiers on the turret.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 MAKING TANK CREWOne is from a Tamiya kit, another is from Dragon and I changed to resin heads.
(2008/01/24)

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI blow clear only in the space of marking to avoid shining decal.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis is armor scout car Sd.Kfz234/2. 234 series was a final type of the German armor scout car, designed to adjust for various climates. Most were produced in 1944, and the amounts were about 100 cars.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOMarking is the 20th armor division in Bohemia in 1945 which is one of the examples of this instruction manual. Recent the 20th armor division deplored with the Schlesien Bosnia area (Between today Poland and the Czech Republic).

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis painting was small dotted three-color camouflage. The chroma is considered insufficient for actual painting this time.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe steering wheel of this vehicle is all moving so I shifted the tires a little sliding right and left.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis star antenna has an atmosphere of the reconnaissance unit. The precise feeling was improved by this photo-etched parts.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO TANK CREWThe silhouette changes if it turns behind the turret and it’s interesting. It is likely to have retreated panicking in such shape because there were control compartments in ahead and the following both of this vehicle.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTO TANK CREWI think that there were various uniforms at the end of the war chaos.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe detail of the kit has a precise feeling and doesn’t have the fault. However, when it is posed calm soldier, it doesn’t look like in 1945 almost the end of the war.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe toolbox was loaded on the back though the jerrican was able to be loaded on the front and the back variously. The two jerricans changed the color into gray for a change.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI painted in clear orange for wood part of the OVE. It has become like indoor furniture.

Sd.Kfz.234/2 PUMA DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI only did the weathering of these 8 tires emphatically, not so heavy weathering on the body because of its 3 color camouflage. The eight-wheel armored vehicle is fairly good-looking.
(2008/02/03)

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