It is a kit I bought 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 the original Dragon? The attached driver figure is a Dragon taste.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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.
The half-track, Sd.Kfz.250 armored troop 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.
Armed with an 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.
In 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.
The 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. In the box package, some three-color camouflage is given. I painted it with my favorite camouflage pattern.
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.