Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU GERMAN HALF-TRACK GUNZE GSI CREOS 1/35

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 BOX PACKAGE It is a kit I bought at a quite long time. This half-track, Neu is now out of production, released from Gunze (former company name of Creos). I’ve heard that Gunze and Dragon have been supplying OEM supplies of each other’s products for a long time, is this original Dragon? The attached driver figure is a Dragon taste.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 MAKING I think that this kit is out of print so it is pretty valuable, I still find it in many second-hand stores. It is made in Hong Kong so I suppose it’s OEM of the Dragon.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 MAKING Plastics are pretty solid and brittle. It is easy to lack without elasticity or stickiness. I guess this is probably not an aging deterioration, but an original nature. When I made Gunze’s Lang before, it was like this. It is similar to the plastic of Italeri.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 MAKING The winding of the connected caterpillar has been completed. It may be slightly slackened, but one track is quite large, so adjustment is difficult.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 MAKINGI assembled a driver’s seat and a passenger seat of Sd.Kfz250 Neu. It looks pretty cramped.
(12-November-2018)

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 MAKING There are quite a lot of interior parts of a small half-track body. There are unexpectedly many seats.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 MAKING This Sd.Kfz.250 kit is very easy to make because the parts fit well. Should I paint the interior at the same time and bond the top and bottom afterward? I was not sure how to install the parts between the driver’s seat and the passenger seat. I thought that parts of the top cover as in a box art painting are contained, but it was not. If I would like to attach it, I need to make it by myself with tissue paper, etc.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 MAKING Until now the parts fitted perfectly, but the upper and lower parts interfered with the various points and the fitting worsened. Perhaps distortion was occurring in the first box building. After verifying, it may be the reason that the back of the radio, the storage box on the side, the corner of the rifle rack. I adjusted in many areas. Such polyhedral vehicles always have gaps. Recently I can recover smoothly with putty, so I think this half-track will be OK.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 MAKING Inside of the rear hatch has about 10 injection pin marks, so I put it in putty and file it. One or two marks, I can handle them with only filing, the work is quicker to use putty for so many pin marks.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 PAINTING It is beginning to paint the interior with dark yellow.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 PAINTING First of all, I’m painting small parts from inside the half-track.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 PAINTING To tightly fit the upper and underparts, because the compartment in the upper part of the seat interferes, it was necessary to adjust. It’s quite troublesome to fill the putty after painting, to reshape and paint again.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 PAINTINGIn the case of a small vehicle, the three-color camouflage pattern is not so big is better to see. I think the delicate pattern will increase the sense of precision.
(14-November-2018)

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe half-track, Sd.Kfz.250 armored troop transportation vehicles are small with a capacity of 6 people. Sd.Kfz.250 was produced as a vehicle for reconnaissance units. There are 6 people in total, including 2 drivers and 4 infantries.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKArmed with MG34 7.92 mm machine gun, it can be equipped with two each in front and behind. Towing guns and carts were difficult because there is weight compared to engine power. The maximum speed is 60 km and the cruising distance is about 300 km.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKIn the beginning, it had riveting armor, but Neu changed to welding. About 6,700 Sd.Kfz.250 was produced in the whole series. The majority was deployed with the reconnaissance battalion of the armored division.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKPainting a fire extinguisher in red, the model has a good accent.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe compact car body packed with various equipment, it seems to be not very good in comfort.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKI can hardly see it in the back, but I tried painting as much as possible, such as a speed meter panel. I referred to the half-track kit which has a decal of the panel.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKAlthough it is an old kit this time, I used the Aber photo-etched parts to the clamp of the OVM.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe marking is the 2nd Armored Division, 2nd reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Squadron, 1944, in France. In the manual, there were no instructions for camouflage paint and it was the only color of dark yellow or sandy yellow. The box package, some three-color camouflage is given. I painted it with my favorite camouflage pattern.

Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORK Sd.Kfz.250/1 NEU HALF-TRACK GUNZE 1/35 FINISHED WORKHalf truck, Neu was a small car, it’s filled with essence. It would have been very useful for reconnaissance because it is small size and easy to use.
(16-November-2018)

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