Saturday, September 26, 2015

Hasegawa Mercedes Benz Staff Car

Bit of a classic this



Here's what it looked like to begin with. My mate Col gave me this a while ago. Check out his Blog, if you haven't already seen it http://scratchbuiltarmour.blogspot.com.au/



After some thought I decided to remove the flags



A jerrycan fell off and I still have to touch up a couple of areas, otherwise it's tabletop ready


Crew figures by Fujimi



This is what I had in mind when I started

15 comments:

  1. That's lovely Al, and the last photo is fascinating...when I made mine I wanted to 'combat-ops' it up, but it was before the Internet and the best info I could find was that some were silver, some where black and one 'might' have been chocolate brown, so I did it parade-style, in silver, with the flags...different mudguards in the photo as well! H

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    1. interesting Hugh, when looking for research pictures I was a bit surprised there wasn't actually much to choose from; seems standard staff car (with flags) was, by far, more common

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    2. Well...the same sources I found way back when also couldn't agree on the production numbers, but seemed to think they only in the teens...sort of six black, six silver and a couple of chocolate brown ones...but again no agreement, and they would have all ended up in combat, just for the '44/45 shortages? Looks dead war'y in matt grey!

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    1. Thanks mate, something different eh

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  3. Very nice work- good find with the photo reference too.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  4. Silk purse out of a pigs ear mate. Considering only 57 or so were made, this is probably the only on you will ever need.

    Impressed!

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  5. I just want to know what the Fuhrer is going to get around in now! A Kublewagen just won't do, you know!
    Cheers
    Col

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  6. Hi
    The fine modeling
    :) Style and passenger comfort involved in scout activities
    I think that this model is one of the Hasegawa "flagship"

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  7. I painted mine sand color to use as Rommel's command car.

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