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Default Tamiya SdKfz 251

Hi all.
This is my third armor model so please be gentle .
I want to build it oob but then I made some minor improvements to this old kit.


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Ok
I just figured out how to post images.
The first thing is to enlarge the drive wheel shaft and to make a new instrument panel



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I put a thin liners on the sides.



Then made the boxes under the seats.
Tamiya made them wrong, but is a quick fix.



Using the kit piece as template, made the shield for the main machine gun with brass sheet.

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I made the racks for the carbines with plastic sheet and PE leftovers frames.



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I scribe a missing panel line on both sides of the truck.
then test some dry fitting.













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I made some additions to the interior with plasticard nothing fancy.







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I get the dial faces from a Revell 1/24 '49 Mercury



Then made the hand rails and the fire extinguisher from scratch.







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Next step was filling a lot of sink holes, ejector pin marks and mold defects.









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I painted the interior according to the instructions and some references.



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I drill in the head lamps to use a Grief brand intead.
those lenses. looks great



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Then mask the model and start painting









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Then paint the pioneering tools with craft acrilics.
Put decals on model, some wheathering and it's done





















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Very nice, I think you got armor figured out.
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thanks !
I'm still learning how to weather right armor models, but I think this one looks good.
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Very nice, I think you got armor figured out.
I know next to nothing about armor, but I enjoy the way you're documenting your build. Very good worksmanship.
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Thanks a lot Eddie
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thanks !
I'm still learning how to weather right armor models, but I think this one looks good.
Weathering is very subjective. While it may look nice I think a number of armor pieces are over weathered.

I like to use Mike Rinaldi techniques. http://www.rinaldistudiopress.com/

While very nice overall, for me the streaks in the rear are too many and too bold. It also appears (I say that as posted photos may not show all details) to be lacking uniformity on the subject with regard to the streaking by that it appears the rear was left to the elements and the front covered, where as I would think the opposite would happen. Streaking should in general be around the whole subject, that said and I am no expert on DAK armor, I don't think they were exposed to lots of rain in the desert.
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Thanks a lot tank
I see your point and I agree.
As I said before i'm still learning and your words are very appreciated.
Next project should be better.
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