sIG33 15cm GERMAN HEAVY INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35

I made it from June 2011 to November 2011. At this time I changed my camera and I enjoyed taking pictures too much.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI have resumed my modeling after a long time. Since it’s a long time, from a small kit I began. AFV Club cannon has a reputation ​​of highly sophisticated details. This is not a simple kit, I must stir myself for the spiritual work.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGMany parts are smaller than Dragon Models but there are many tiny parts. Seems to be included some photo-etched parts.
(23-June-2011)

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGI assembled about 25 parts, only this one. Excellent rivet detail.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGLife rings are reproduced inside the barrel. I tried to light it with my Mag-lite.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGsIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAlmost closed breech looks like this photo.
(24-June-2011)

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAssembly of the body part is a bit difficult, the basic parts fit is good. I have to fill with putty the little gap in the breech part. The parts next to the body is a back of the wheel. It consists of 10 small parts.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGI can choose 3 types of wheels. 2 kinds of Metal wheels with rubber and wooden wheels with rubber. My choice is wooden wheels that were produced in the early stage or before WWII. Suspension unit was installed to joint with a half-track that you can see the front springs.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGCannon carriage and body combined. The adjustment was necessary because the body is perpendicular to the built-in wheels.
(16-July-2011)

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGYou can choose three types of sighting device (which is unsightly, but the protruding rod that extends to the top of the round handle in the middle). I choose the type of middle length. I opened the panel at the end of the body that the inside was nicely reproduced.
(31-July-2011)

GERMAN ARTILLERY CREW DRAGON 1/35It’s too simple only cannon, I decided to make one anti-aircraft crew beside the cannon. The second soldier was from the right, I pick up.

GERMAN ARTILLERY CREW DRAGON 1/35I had been expected to work quite easily without adjusting the position to grab the shell but necessary for a minor adjustment.
I have extra difficulty because of using piano wire in the arms. It’s too strong for adjustment. Brass wire is better for that kind of work.
(07-August-2011)

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 MAKINGAssembled other various accessories.
(13-August-2011)

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGI blew surfacer after painted the metal primer on the metal parts. Maybe no need to blow a lot to protect this kit’s details.

(28-August-2011)

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGThis cannon has many recessed areas. Tire-black and mahogany blended paint made shadows and prevent the no paint remaining area visible.
(28-August-2011)

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 PAINTINGAfter a long interval, I proceed. Painted a base color, pasted the decals. Small character decals on the shells strengthen reality. So far every painting was airbrushed.
(30-October-2011)

GERMAN ARTILLERY CREW DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGCompleted the basic figure painting. The face is shining because of an oil painting. I’ll adjust it later.
(26-November-2011)

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOFinally completed the 15cm heavy infantry gun. This gun was started to develop in 1927 and formalized in 1933. Warhead weight was 38kg, the maximum range of 4.6km. It’s a fairly powerful weapon.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOMain mission is infantry fire support and operation together with infantry. It’s effective to attack the pillbox and other enemies defensive position. Seems to be produced more than 4,000, active from the beginning to the end of the war.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOTo the left of the back shield you can see two tables pasted black, I think this indicates the angle and distance of warhead. This shield is too small to hide effectively.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOSlightly less effective in washing. But I thought a dark yellow color is reasonable.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOConverting position from here to there, part of the rubber tire had more frequent scratches. I damaged them with my design knife.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI painted and did the weathering under the chassis, too. I’ll continue to try to paint under the chassis as much as possible because the modern kit molded them very nice detail.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI didn’t make the exposed metal parts glossy this time. Only use a little dry pigment powder or pencil brush.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOA long wooden stick, like a lever and rotate this cannon probably adjust the direction of fire. Painted like wood is every time difficult.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTORegular maintenance prevents rusting, I presume. But I made chipping and weathering much.

GERMAN ARTILLERY CREW DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGI made one figure to increase the atmosphere. It’s from Dragon’s antiaircraft artillery figure set and attached infantry gun warheads instead of AA gun bullets. I suppose it’s a good expression even injection kit and without use resin headset.

GERMAN ARTILLERY CREW DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGIt is so difficult to take good pictures of a figure with a helmet because of lighting adjustment. This person’s role is loading ammunition so need to move around this gun. It must be hard, dirty cloth.

GERMAN ARTILLERY CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAbove I commented the warhead weight is 38kg and wonder it’s possible to carry by oneself.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOIt’s like a commemorative photo.

GERMAN ARTILLERY CREW DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI’m interested in the black and white photo, like that.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe rear of the artillery. A bluish shade of white clothes was expressed. Then deep in the wrinkles were more lightly coated with gray.

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis shot is with special accessories ammunition. This is attached 3 rocket fins to stabilize the trajectory. I wonder how far would it fly away…

sIG33 15cm INFANTRY ARTILLERY AFV CLUB 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOOther accessories. Cartridge case and the bullet case of wooden frames, an empty shell, etc. The wooden frame was painted like fading some parts. This time finally completed, having to start making since this summer.
Now my job is busy and sometimes holiday working, It’s 100% impossible to take Japanese traditional new year holiday which every Japanese are waiting for… Like I’m assigned to a penalty battalion in WWII German or Russian army… 🙁
Now It’s hard to share, time to modeling cause now I’m studying for the qualifying examination. I am quite happy to complete one modeling.
(27-November-2011)

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