SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 MAKING BOX PACKAGE I will make a plastic model of TAKOM for the first time. I chose Turtle, an armored car of the Czechoslovak army. I stock the tank Lee and Grant kit, but this is the first manufacturer for me, so I will try to make a small car with fewer parts.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 MAKING It looks like a four-wheel-drive car. The front and back shapes are symmetrical.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 MAKING I’m making it while temporarily assembling it to see if it fits with the upper part of the car body and chassis. Probably there is no problem.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 MAKINGActually, this point was the biggest concern. If the chassis is not parallel to the ground, I think it will be difficult to do anything in the future. The parts fit well, so there was no problem, but now I think of it, it was one way to reinforce it with plastic rods.
(2020/08/03)

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 MAKING The round turret is divided into four parts. Four machine guns.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 MAKING There was a lot of space between the round turret in the center and the car body, so I had to fill it up with super-glue and putty. Also, the door on one side was bent, I corrected it a little.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 MAKING It was completely symmetrical from the beginning to the end of the assembly. I made two or more sets of the same parts. It’s a very unique car.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 MAKINGYou can also make the wheels move when you assemble them. It can be fixed.
(2020/08/05)

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 PAINTING I roughly drew the pattern in white to make a rough decision beforehand. If you use a dark color, it will remain. It seems better to draw the black line at the end. At first, I was going to draw a line faithfully following the painting example of the kit, but in the middle, I got tired of the details and drew with feeling.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 PAINTING The underside of the chassis has been painted dark gray.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 PAINTING Vallejo paints don’t get uneven when you paint with a brush, so it’s interesting to draw patterns. The bright paint didn’t come out well unless I painted it several times.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 PAINTINGThis time, as a Czechoslovakian military vehicle, it is painted with a very unique camouflage pattern. This time, I’m going to paint most of it with a brush of Vallejo Modelcolor.
(2020/08/07)

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 PAINTING I don’t know why, but this kit indicates only the color number of MIG Paints, so I choose a color close to the Vallejo Model Color. It seems easy at first glance, but it’s actually a difficult choice. These days, I can choose from a wide variety of colors of the Vallejo, but if I don’t have any of those colors in my hand, I put them in a closet and wait.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 PAINTING The selected camouflage colors are Vallejo Model Colors: 70890 Refractive Green, 70916 Sand Yellow, 70905 Blue Gray Pale, 70846 Mahogany Brown, and 70881 Yellow Green. I choose the approximate color of the painting and finally my own taste.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 PAINTING The tires are made of rubber, so I thought it would be better to apply a light matt coating instead of painting, but I put the Vallejo black on the pallet too much, so I tried painting it. I think it’s better because it’s easier to wash weathering later.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 PAINTINGI painted the back of the light with Vallejo silver. I don’t think the color of this silver is that good, but I don’t think I need to worry about it that much as it is behind the clear parts. I think it looks like a matte aluminum color of Tamiya Enamel Paint.
(2020/08/09)

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK Skoda PA-II Turtle is completed. Because of the unique camouflage pattern, I used a brush from the beginning to the end. It’s pretty tough

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK Skoda began production in 1923 and received an order for 12 units. Vienna police bought three in 1927 and the Czech police bought the other nine in 1937. Germany, which annexed Czechoslovakia in 1939, took over the PA-II and used it as an armored radio car. Come to think of it, this kit has a large circular antenna part at the top if I chose the German painting example. As long as you’re not a hard German tank enthusiast, the Czechoslovak military’s camouflage paint can be enjoyable.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK The car marking is the 1937 police headquarters of the Czechoslovak military. By the way, the Czech Republic, which used to be part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, became independent as the Republic of Czechoslovakia after the merger of the Czech Republic and Slovakia after World War I. This car is from that time. In 1993, the Czech Republic and Slovakia were separated.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK The crew consists of five people including the driver. The maximum speed was 70 kilometers per hour. It was armed with four MG08 machine guns. This is a water-cooled machine gun used by the German army in World War I.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK It has a round form with the gun barrel sticking out in all directions. It looks like the car will appear in the animation produced by Studio Ghibli.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK Even though the car looks weak at first glance, it is still a threat to the citizens who are demonstrating.

SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORK SKODA PA-II TURTLE TAKOM 1/35 FINISHED WORKI could have painted a little more weathering. Maybe I’ll make it dirtier the next time I build a tank. But this time, it was a car without a caterpillar, and it was almost like a passenger car, so I was wondering if it would get dirty in such a tough way. I would like to make more tank kits of TAKOM in the future.
(2020/08/11)

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