Saturday, 28 October 2017

German armoured cars - sdkfz 232, etc.

Just off the painting table four armoured cars from one Plastic Soldier pack. From the from counter clockwise sdkfz 231, sdkfz 232, sdkfz 233, sdkfz 263 all painted for early war. So how I have the option of replacing my old 6 wheeled versions.


The sdkfz 263 is a bit of a fudge as I had parts left when I upgraded an Airfix sdkfz 234/4 with bits from the Matchboz Puma sdkfz 234/2. The difference in the scales made it more difficult than expected


For Andrew, the fudge involved adding plasticard to either side of the Puma lower hull, but the tricky bit is matching it to the upper hull as the angles are different. Another difficult bit was cutting down the old Airfix mudguards, they are about 2mm too wide but the angle is about right. The rest is just a matter of normal assembly with the front and back hull filled with plasticard shapes to fit. The spaced armour was added to hide the distorsion.

11 comments:

Andrew Noonan said...

How much of a fudge was needed? Looks bloody nice anyway.
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João Peixoto said...

You are reday for the next RF! suplement!

Service Ration Distribution (Hobby) said...

Outstanding Will, just outstanding. I'd love a set!

Pat G said...

Nice looking collection.

Will McNally said...

Andrew, some details added

Pete. said...

Nice bit of kit bashing there.

Cheers,

Pete.

DaveM said...

You really are the master of squeezing the most out of all the spares that come with PSC kit options.

Andrew Canham said...

Nice looking vehicles and great bits build. Is that field grey you've used as the main colour?

Cheers Andy

Andrew Canham said...

Nice looking vehicles and great bits build. Is that field grey you've used as the main colour?

Cheers Andy

Will McNally said...

Andy they are painted Humbrol enamel 106 Oscean Grey as I find the standard colours for German armour too dark.

Andrew Canham said...

Thanks Will. I was looking at Vallejo Violet grey as a base coat and then dry brush paler versions over the top. Ocean grey looks very like Vallejo German field grey. Looks good though.

Cheers, Andy