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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC
Starter pic for the Boxer


Hull and suspension

Everything went together well enough, the wheels all touch ground, but (unusually for Revell) there was a bit of a Dragon moment with parts for the front steering linkages misnumbered.
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Netherlands Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 01:51 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

I wish my presence to this build was more consistent, but the situation with the internet services is still catastrophic in Sint Maarten after passing of Hurricane Irma and I have very little internet time. I apologize for late posting and updating.

Angel, Thank you. Nice information on Steyrs. Strangely enough, in the neighboring Romania, we never heard of Steyr other than Mannlicher!

Peter Certainly is a big fish this M35. With 12 tonnes weight and more firepower than a Pz. II, it reminds me more of a WWI German tank. Thanks for your help, mate! Yes, production year 1941 qualifies the vehicle as an early war one and I will follow your advice: grey both sides! I'm gonna add some extra markings though.

Tim, that is a very nice choice. I have that kit waiting for its turn and I must say it looks very good in the box!

UPDATE
Turret assembled. It went flawless. I wish I could say the same about the body...



I decided to replace the kit's jerrycans with Tamiya old stock. the reason why is because on the kit's ones it reads "Wasser" and I doubt Prinz Eugen were there in humanitarian mission. I went for fuel jerrycans instead, but... surprise!

Tamiya ones are fatter than Hobby Boss ones. i decided to trade them again, this time with ones I took from a Bronco fuel trailer. Even those fit very tight, but with some pressure it worked out the way I wanted.


Since I decided to paint the inside of the lovers gray, I found time has came to button up the body shell.
... and that didn't went well. I have notices a slight warping of the rear section of the upper half of the body, but I thought the plastic is thin enough to allow re-shaping. Unfortunately I didn't think of the doors and I glued them in place to early. when I tried to force the halves gape less, the doors bulged out. With the hindsight, I should have added the doors last, eventually sanding the edges to ensure proper fit.

Now the only option left it was to remove the locator pins from the troublesome side and to trade gap space:


Once everything properly glued, I filled the gaps with Tamiya white putty and sanded down.


While waiting for glue to set, I start preparing my paints. I choose to follow the "enamel way" because for sure more sanding is involved.
in the left: grey primer (mix of Krylon and Model Master);
in the right: home brewed Panzergrau purple hue. I don't want to open any can of worms - it's just the shade I like best. I also tried in the second spoon some sanding and free-hand painting, because I need to replace the censored decals:
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Thank you, guys, for your patience!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
Gabriel, very nice progress.
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:51 AM UTC
Richard,

Revell kits are always a challenge. You are off to a good start.
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 06:58 AM UTC
I finished assembling the Sd.Kfz. 222 Leichter PanzerSpaHWagen 4/4. There are a few parts that won't be attached until the paint goes on. Here are a few progress photos.









This is my first wheel vehicle assembly. I believe I should be glad this was a Tamiya kit, as it went together with no fit issues at all.

Will post new photos after the paint job. This kit is number 6 in line at the paint booth.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 03:39 PM UTC
Nice work Richard if all 8 wheels touch the ground. That is usually a hurdle for a lot of modellers.

Looking good Gabriel. I find HB kits do tend to have some warping between hull halves, but you seem to have sorted that out. They can be hit or miss. I built their SdKfz 254 and had similar issues. Another issue was the opening for the side visor panels was the same size as the visor itself, so it swung feely inside and out of the vehicle and were a bit warped too. I had to line the inside with styrene strip so they could be glued flat to the hull.

Mark. She is an old kit but still Tamiya engineered. You can't go wrong with them. Looking forward to seeing paint down.... no 6 huh, I won't hold my breath just yet
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 09:36 PM UTC
Peter, Thank you! My only previous experience with HB was Sourcouf 1/350 which went impeccable; Recently I completed their 1/48 IAR80 - again almost flawless. This is the first one to give me some trouble, but as one who once have finished Zvezda's SdKfz 251/1 Stuka zu Fuss, I still consider myself lucky with HB kit .

Mark, nicely done. Yes, old good Tamiya. Always a joy to build it. I sort of miss their soft-skins.

UPDATE
I decided to bite the bullet and start painting detached parts (the suspension / traction need to be painted separately) while I'm still fiddling around with the body halves. Primer applied:


Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
Gabriel, the Zvezda Stuka Zu Fuss...... The original release or the revised one? If the original, I am surprised you didn't use the exacto on your wrists like a lot of modellers with that kit have done.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:33 PM UTC
Peter, I wanted to cut my wrists, but my hands were shaking with rage on kit's quality and I've got the sprues instead...

UPDATE
I keep adding bits'n'bobs to the model and the basic construction it's about finished:



Then I moved on to priming and pre-shading. Well, my pre-shading looks like post-shading but it's a valuable exercise:




I did some research and found a very valuable dozen of wartime pictures with ADGZ, but I cannot find this particular one, used by Prinz Eugen. All I can find is the color profile. I'm already in the final detailing stage and any help will be useful.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:04 PM UTC
I did a review on a book of the Prinz Eugen division:

https://www.web.ipmsusa3.org/content/prinz-eugen-story-7-ss-freiwilligen-gebrigs-division-1942-1945

I will look through it tonight for any photos of this vehicle to help you.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:36 PM UTC
Gabriel,
I found these photos online:

http://www.maketarstvo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=65416&sid=52f73f9abac8533fefe63ded70a2b859
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:40 PM UTC
Thanks for posting the pics Tim. There are some great shots here especially the one of the vehicle taken from above; a rare one showing the rear faces of the louvres which seems to confirm a dark colour rather than white. Gabriel, the panzer grey choice seems to be supported.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
Tim, superb photos on the site link. Which confirm my fear: the lightguards were pentagonal type; the kit offers only two versions of rounded ones. And the unit marking should be on the turret, in front of Balkenkreutz; perhaps two on the mudguards as well (rear and front).
Thanks, mate! Really helpful!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC
Peter, indeed, you were right and I'm glad I took your advice.
Thanks again!

Gabriel.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 06:46 AM UTC
Gabriel,
Here are all the photos I found on my book on the Prinz Eugen












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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 06:48 AM UTC
I forgot to mention that it looks like the inside of the driver's and co-driver's hatches are white. The inside of the doors look gray.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 09:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Tim, superb photos on the site link. Which confirm my fear: the lightguards were pentagonal type; the kit offers only two versions of rounded ones.
Cheers!
Gabriel



Hobby Boss do 2 versions of the ADGZ, the Daimler made one that your kit is, and another representing a Steyr built ADGZ.



Both versions have mainly the same sprues, with the only difference being the wheels sprue which appears to have angled light guards in the Steyr built version and rounded ones in the Daimler (plus miscellaneous other parts)



Steyr:


Daimler
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:02 AM UTC
Nice pictures, Tim!
Gabriel,I have Otto Kumm's "Vorwaerts Prinz Eugen-Geschichte der 7.SS- Freiwiligen-Division Prinz Eugen"(Prinz Eugen's history is a special point of interest for me as it took heavy beating from 2. Bulgarian Army around Nish in late autumn 1944), but there were no photos of ADGZ cars...

I am a bit lazy when it comes to weathering finished builds, but...Here is my finished BTR-40:



Tent and chain were added by me.

Thanks for the wonderfull Campaign experience.
I'll continue peeking to see your builds finished,
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 01:00 PM UTC
Very nice finishing touches Angel. It does look 'BTR' with some weathering on it
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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 09:42 PM UTC
Tim, thanks a lot. Now it's clear that I have the wrong car and the wrong color scheme. Your photos are landing at the very right moment; I nearly reached the point of no return (see infra).

Peter Thanks for clarification. HB were just too lazy to print another paint guide. Yeah! I see now the boxes under the body are "standard" Steyr. I thought at first they're field improvisations.

Angel Congrats for finishing the build! as a matter of fact, I like "clean models" myself. Nice job!
I'm developing myself a peculiar interest on Prinz Eugen since this build. I found out that their commander Arthur Phleps is the highest ranking Romania born volunteer in SS. Just as curiosity, his last task was to defend my father's city of birth - Arad. I think he was dead already by the time of battle of Nis. You're bringing up always nice information for which I'd lie to thank you.

UPDATE

Perhaps better called "downdate", because the excellent post of Tim sends me spinning back to priming eh, well...

This was the stage I reach: obviously, I've got everything wrong:

I painted also the suspension and transmission elements - It just didn't feel "right" to have them Panzergrau (no picture yet).

Because most of the photos are showing a towing cable or chain attached to the front of the ADGZ in operational conditions, I scratch-built this one:


which will be installed something like that, once painting of detail finished:


I have now to turn back to my initial plan, to make a Daimler ADGZ (I was not aware of the differences). Fortunately, this implies just a little sanding and re-spraying of Panzergrau overall.

Thank you, guys, your help was really decisive.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 03:20 AM UTC
Look good Gabriel.

Here is the progress on my Tamiya's 222. This thing built very fast. I forgot to take some construction photos until I started painting. I am going for a early North Africa look, sand color wearing off over German Grey.








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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 08:11 AM UTC
Only a little speed bump Gabriel. You can put the foot down again now Plan B is in play.

Looking fine Tim. Nice weathering so far
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:26 PM UTC
Tim, very attractive! I'm gonna do one of those for sure - you whetted my appetite!

Peter, not big deal, indeed! Thanks for encouragement!

I sanded the few spots with "problems" and redid the pre-shading:


Sprayed again with Panzergrau. Not much left of my pre-shading, but I think it's just about right:




Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:39 PM UTC
Gabriel,

Mannlicher was the main firearm of the Bulgarian Army in both World Wars, later it was stored in reserve.
I fired one during my service with the Army(some 25 years ago) and what I can recall is- it was very accurate, but kicking like a mule...
You are right about Artur Phleps beeing already dead at the time of Nish fighting.
It was Otto Kumm as Comanding General 7th SS Volunteer Division PE, who took a hell of a licking.

On a side note- sometimes I cannot see the pictures you post.
Like in your last post.I only get a blank field with small grey sign in the middle...
Pitty for me as I like your build!
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
Tim,

That vehicle of yours makes me say:
Excellent results,Sir!