Friday, August 30, 2013

SdKfz 234/1

Note to self: get more Hasegawa kits! This was an excellent model to make, everything lined up perfectly and there were no deformed parts, instructions were also very good




This dates from 1944, 20L55 cannon and a single machinegun, at least a couple of hundred were produced by the end of the war



The colours are the usual mix of Vellejo paints and Citadel washes



Modeled without a command figure as the hatch area is quite full already; though if I ever add another of these I'll model it 'unbuttoned'and include one



Simple decals, no particular unit chosen


My late war collection hasn't had anything added for a while so this is a nice inclusion.


This appears in several different formations between 1944-5 but mostly it is a dedicated recon component.



15 comments:

  1. It came out nice Bootneck. Well done. The only thing with Hasegawa is sometimes the scale creep is huge!

    M3 Stuart and British scout cars were made for giants!

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    1. Thanks for the tip mate, will avoid those two

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  2. I made this same model in August and I agree with you about its quality. Very easy to do, all pieces fitting right, nothing compared to an Italeri Hanomag I also did a few days later

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  3. Nicely done Al, it turned out well.

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  4. Nice. I also have a soft spot for Hasegawa kits, mainly for the reason you mentioned - the generally excellent fit. As Paul noted, the biggest issue with some of their kits is scale creep. Off the top of my head their M4A3E8 is another whopper to add to the warning list. The thickness of the plastic is also a bit of a problem with some of their open vehicles, but OTOH it is what makes them so robust and good for gaming!

    Cheers, Dave

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    1. Thanks Dave, all my stuff has to be able to handle a knock or two. All built for gaming and subject to the 3ft rule in appearance

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  5. good job, as usual.
    details are so good that your models seem greater than they actually are.
    bye

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  6. Good work, looks the part. Time to get it on the table and get it blown up!

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  7. Really nice. I too like Hasegawa kits, usually very good.

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  8. A really handsome kit Al. At first glance I thought this was 1:48th as the model looks so much better than my own dated experiences with 1:72nd kits. Nice job. Aye, Rusty.

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  9. Very nice Al. Not a kit I know (too new I expect...)

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  10. Thanks lads, will get it on the table asap!

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  11. Nice work

    I will have to get one after this recommendation :)
    I am working my way through some PSC kits at the moment
    I can hand on heart recommend them too

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  12. The kit looks a quality job - clean, crisp and well detailed. Fantastic painting and weathering.

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