I made it from June 2011 to November 2011. At this time I changed my camera and I enjoyed taking pictures too much.
I 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 for highly sophisticated details. This is not a simple kit, I must stir myself for the spiritual work.
Assembly 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 part next to the body is the back of the wheel. It consists of 10 small parts.
I 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. A suspension unit was installed to joint with a half-track that you can see the front springs.
You 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.
I 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.
The main mission is infantry fire support and operation together with infantry. It’s effective to attack the pillbox and other enemies’ defensive positions. Seems to be produced more than 4,000, active from the beginning to the end of the war.
I 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 using a resin headset.
It 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 needs to move around this gun. It must be hard, dirty cloth.
Other 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 model cause now I’m studying for the qualifying examination. I am quite happy to complete one model.
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.