This is Sd.Kfz.254 combined with a wheeled and caterpillar-tracked vehicle. Once you see it, it is a unique form that can not be forgotten, so I think that there are a lot of interested people not only German AFV fans. It is a German armored vehicle developed and manufactured by the Saurer company in Austria.
The assembly of the caterpillar was no problem at all. Very easy to assemble, easy to separate parts. The number of caterpillar parts is sufficient, it can be recovered even if there are malformed or lost.
I installed a caterpillar according to the instructions of Hobby Boss, is not the direction of the caterpillar reversed back and forth? I attached the tire and have hardened the caterpillar tread with adhesive strongly…
However, when looking at this, it is attached in the same direction as the instruction manual of Hobby Boss. However, since the direction of the previous photograph is many, I will make it in a reverse direction if I start it again. Well, let’s go with it this time. Looking at examples of various models, I do not know whether it is blinded to Hobby Boss instruction or individual judgment, but there are many examples in the same direction.
Assembly was completed. The loop antenna, vertical antenna, rearview mirror, headlight, etc. many parts are easily damaged. I finished it as durable as possible by using the adhesive for plastics and instant adhesive in combination.
The lower half is a pretty intricate structure so I will pay attention that there is no paint remaining on the airbrush. While I’m doing weathering in various ways, I think that the remaining paint will disappear.
I can choose a state of caterpillar running and the position using the wheel, and it’s a movable structure. However, it is better to fix it to obtain strength. I made it in the four-wheel running state.
The marking is the German Afrika Korps, the 15th Armored Division familiar with General Rommel. The division mark is a red triangle. The 15th Armored Division was originally a reorganization of the 33rd Infantry Division and was active in North Africa from 1941 to 1943. The division was surrounded by the Allied forces and surrendered in 1943.
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.