This is the Trumpeter kit, Sturer Emil. It was a kit released over 10 years ago. At that time it was sold at a reasonable price. And at that time I bought it and stocked it all the time. In those days I did not expect that the tank plastic model price will rise.
The connecting track of Hobby Boss Sturer Emil has a sprocket wheel on the same runner, so it fits properly this time. The sprocket wheel of the Trumpeter is too narrow and does not match the connected caterpillar of Hobby Boss.
It’s not so bad when I rolled a belt type. Since this tank has a longer overall length and it is better to slack the caterpillar to look cool, the connected caterpillar seems easier to adjust the position.
The main weapon is equipped with a 61 caliber 12.8 cm antitank gun, which is the most characteristic of this vehicle. From the character of the picture book, it was the nickname of Max and Moritzin. Only two tanks were deployed. However, it was a vehicle that became the basis of the Tiger heavy tank. The final assembly was done at the Rheinmetall AG in Düsseldorf, and two vehicles were completed in August 1941.
The marking is the 3rd Armored Division’s Independent 521 Tank Destroyer Battalion 3rd Squadron. It is cool as it stands out that simple white marking on the German gray. Afterward, the 521 tank destroyer battalion was annihilated in Stalingrad at the beginning of 1943. One of the two was captured by the Soviet Army.
I painted a fire extinguisher inside the car in red. I don’t know how it is actually. After that, I realized that one fire extinguisher was also equipped outside the car. If it is red it stands out from the enemy so it’s better to keep it the same as the body color.
The joint tracks of Hobby Boss’s Sturler Emil are like cheap plastic material, and difficult to build a bit. But there are a couple of more difficult things, I could assemble this anyway. It does not matter if you put a high liquidity glue all together, leave it for a while, and wind it all at once. It seemed better to fit the parts to use the cutter than the nipper side cutter.
Once completed, it is a long barrel and the size of the vehicle body is quite large, it’s quite a powerful impression. The open-top vehicles are a bit cumbersome to make compared to ordinary tanks, but it’s interesting to see the inside.
It is nothing to do with the model, but I completed 100% an adventure game, Steins: Gate, The theme is time travel. I have been playing it since June. It was a very good game as reputed. I was thinking that I would end at the only Suzuha Ending, I strongly recommend that you should play until the True Ending. Is it too much praise that I can revive the impression simply by listening to the theme song? I want to play again from the beginning by erasing my memory if I could. It was a good way to see the true ending at the end. I was not interested in Moe culture and Tsundere at all, but It was surprisingly satisfying with a masterpiece.
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.