It is RSO of Dragon Smart Kit. I made it together with the German Army infantry extreme cold equipment figure. It was built from November 2012 to February 2013.
OK, this time, I try to make RSO Pak 40 bought in the summer last year. I made this kit of Ltaleri more than 10 years ago. At that time, too hard rubber tracks were not a good likeness of caterpillar, all the link of caterpillar I chopped with nippers and adhered one by one… I couldn’t satisfy with the finishing of the chassis, after all, tried to make a muddy situation.
In this Dragon’s kit, accurate link caterpillar is very appealing to me.
Struggled during the assembly of the underbody. There is no indication in the manual mounting E20 and E21 engine parts. Part B18 pin size is different and needs to care. Trial assembly was required to avoid trouble, especially the side exhaust pipe attachment assembles the order, you need to care.
Right, and left arm will be attached later. An unnatural gap of the coat joint will be fixed with the putty. Quite good looking face. I molded to emphasize the chip strap of the helmet with my design knife for easier painting later.
I thought a gap of the gun mantlet skirt and the floor is the best as this photo. I adjusted the inner joint to show a good gap. The caper pillar distortion is very nice. It is thanks to the joint parts of dragon kit caterpillar.
Assembly is completed, 4 infantries accompany the next with Steyr. These four figures are fine depiction that hand grenades in the coat pocket, or put a magazine of a sub-machine gun. Binoculars strap and rifle sling were made of the plate of a shredded plastic panel.
Many artillery shell related goods are attached in this RSO kit. I painted these tiny parts attaching on a tree piece with double-stick tape. I was better to divide an artillery shell case and shell first, for easier to paint with color. Other parts should be divided by the paint color. My photo way causes troublesome later.
Completion of basic paint at dark yellow. I purchased this Tamiya rotation stand. I used PET bottle which was poured cement into, this was heavy and I had to fix a tank with screw clamp fixation. This rotation stand is easier-to-use much. It’s not so expensive and I should have purchased earlier.
Steyr tractor RSO was completed. When the German army invaded into the Soviet Union at WWII, serious trouble for transportation was caused by ordinary track on the road in the season of mud and heavy snow. These are the vehicles developed as it can move at the same speed as infantry under such severe circumstances.
Well, since a 75-mm anti-tank gun was only mounted on the tractor, the armor was thin and almost nothing of defense power. But probably, it was very reliable rather than artillerymen and horses pulled a gun in mud or snow.
It is powder snow effect and snow effect of white, diorama texture paint of Tamiya products. Since the winter camouflage of my past works lacks three-dimensional appearance, these are very effective items.
As this paint material was blended white marble, it is not likely to have most of fading or discoloration in many years. It’s no problem for using brushes when washing the used brush before the paint became hard.
This kit attaches many shells and shell case, etc… It’s hard work to complete. There are two kinds of 75-mm artillery shells by warheads differ. Isn’t it probably high explosive antitank shell? It was written on “HI/B” in this decal. The other words are too small characters to read.
I did not carry out weathering on these shells. The way of new ammunition feels that the good result of this model. It will not become dirty so much since it goes into the various cases and boxes to reach to a battlefront.
The foot soldier during a walk. Protection-against-the-cold boots are rugged. Since all the members are being covered to the neck warmer, it’s difficult to distinguish by different color between face part and neck warmer.
I think it was finished in fairly good touch, such as snowy textures and touch of winter camouflage. I enjoyed this working fairly happily. It was good to complete while it was cold an actual season…
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.