It is a German military bike kit with one figure. It was built in January 2015.
Though the antiaircraft tank had not been completed yet, I have started a model of military motorcycle.
This kit has effective photo-etched parts and used to the best point, assembling is very fun. The etching of the wheel is excellent quality.
No need to struggle with many tiny photo-etched parts. Though plastic is soft, I assembled it with caution.
It’s normal quality figure. Filing and adjusting each part.
I revised the angle of this face parallel to the ground or a little upward, if just attached them, the motorcycle soldier looked down unnaturally.
Assemble military motorcycle Zundapp K800 was completed, the trunks will be attached later, after painting. These trunks molds are sharp, especially the key and strap belts.
I don’t intend to glue figure and the seat together, it is difficult to unify with natural pose. I had a trouble to harmonize the right hand with an accelerator grip.
The springs under the sheet are particularly realistic.
The left side, around the emblem became messy. The others were assembled well, though there are many small parts.
I only assembled it straight from the box, increased nice feeling from photo-etched parts effect. I felt nostalgic for days of primary school, I have made a similar military motorcycle model released from Tamiya.
Firstly, I painted in black to test hair spray technique to the small model.
It is masking of skin area with tapes and kneaded eraser, like “half-life” monster….
My Zündap military motorcycle was completed. German military mainly used BMW and Zündap motorcycles for military use in World War II.
I tried hair spray method to this small kit, firstly blew black painted over it, painting in German gray, peeling off this gray and exposed black like rust.
Black and German gray is a similar color and not occurred outstanding effect.
The last step is blowing flat clear but some decals have a little silvering.
This handle is thin and easily broken, must be careful handling.
The leather seat and the side trunks are painted with dark brown and black, washing and blending.
I don’t want this much rusty, light weathering is nice, I think.
My target of this figure’s face is like box art but very different….. Aggressive expression. I tried to draw a blood vessel on his arm.
On this instruction manual, there is no comment on the gas mask case, I attached it on his back anyway. In case he is wearing the motorcycle coat as a common driver, I attached it on his chest, but this time the position is like photo because it’s normal military uniform.
I painted chipping on his helmet. The uniform was dry-brushed after blending some shadows.
It was unexpectedly hard to combine motorcycle with this figure. Because I may want to stand only a motorcycle, the figure was only put on the saddle.
It is a motorcycle model, different from a tank. When it placed aside main battle tank, motorcycle is supporting role. But this detailed kit has many excellent parts, has value to try assemble.
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.