Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar Dragon 1/35

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It is a Brummbär with coating mold, built from September 2011 to May 2012.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 BOX PACKAGEDespite two assembly stage kits, I have started this one. This Brummbar early type was already molded Zimmerit coating, so I suppose it’s easy assembly.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe Panzer IV series has a large number of parts. Taking a long time only makes chassis. It’s out of sight, but I molded the parting line of the bottom of leaf spring suspensions.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI have completed the track roller attaching.
(19-September-2011)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe other process was required if you plan to install schurzen. Quite time-consuming to attach nails like applications for schurzen.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGI failed. The Scaffold board attached to the rear panel was only fit for a short muffler, but I chose a long one which is the early type. Remove it and reassemble new parts.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKING15cm gun parts assembled. It runs up and down slightly, but from side to side will not work.
(23-September-2011)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGIt’s easy for the Zimmerit coating pattern to be molded from the beginning. This pattern is a good expression, not so exaggerated.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGRoughly divided, there are three parts like this photo. Before painting inside in white, maybe it’s enough, this process. I tried to create a sense of dynamism to remain open to some hatches. Later I’ll find a standing pose German soldier cause there’s no hatch for fitting with the figure.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGPreviously, when I made the Panzer IV, due to writing down the part number in black magic and erasing the number with a dark yellow painting was quite hard. I use white magic this time.
I understand the manufacturing process without looking for instructions. I accent them with little bullet hole marks.
(24-September-2011)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThe climax, finally, Caterpillar, is produced. Compared with the Tamiya adhesive, Mr.Hobby’s drying time is faster. I mixed Mr. Cement S and Mr.Cement Deluxe 50% & 50% to adjust drying speed and viscosity.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 MAKINGThere are many injection pin marks on the backside of magic tracks; I put off these marks placed under road wheels that we can see easily. Later, cleaning the dust with my old toothbrush.
(25-September-2011)

GERMAN STURMARTILLERIE CREW DRAGON 1/35I choose the right-side soldier to match with this Brummbar.

GERMAN STURMARTILLERIE CREW DRAGON 1/35Struggled unexpectedly. Binoculars attached belt, I tried to use an ultra-thin plastic sheet, but every time cuts broken. After all, I used to lead to code that had been stretched to a thin plate. But it’s still a little over-scale, I suppose.
The headphones do not fit the neck, and I changed it to hold with the left hand. With the headphone cord, it is too long and not so good looking. After my painting, if not so fit for this tank, I remove this cord. I added the mold of hair with my design knife.
(18-October-2011)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGAfter blowing the surfacer, I painted a dark color on the areas hard to reach basic color painting.
(23-October-2011)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGThere are so many parts not to use. The blue-colored are all unused. I keep them just in case.
(23-October-2011)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGLong-time since I last touched Brummbar. I just finished basic color painting with dark yellow. I plan to have two camouflage colors; the next step is red-brown.
(29-April-2012)

GERMAN STURMARTILLERIE CREW DRAGON 1/35Tank commander. Finished face and uniform. The figure’s height is 54mm, compared to Zippo.
(12-May-2012)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGThe vehicle was painted camouflage. At first, I tried to paint camouflage on Schurzen but, for a change, decided to remain dark yellow only for effective gradation of dark color and dark yellow. I think it is too narrow camouflage lines compared with the original installation, but it feels pretty good. I also put the Zippo side of Brummbar.
(12-May-2012)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 PAINTINGPainted hatched and wheels. Before pasting the decals, make a smooth surface with clear airbrushing, and use the decal fit to paste. After the decals were completely dry, I coated them with matte clear. That prevented the silvering of the decals; I suppose this process is the essential task of a car modeler.
(18-May-2012)

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOA work in progress since last year, Brummbar was completed. From experience, the infantry had struggled against the Soviet army in the city fighting of Stalingrad; Brummbar was developed as an infantry support weapon. These tanks were strong enough to support the city fighting and attacking the pillbox.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBrummbar seems to have produced in total about 300. Its closed-compartment defense is much higher compared to the self-propelled artillery vehicles.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe photo is dark, but the Caterpillar’s slack condition is good-looking. This time I did not mistake the caterpillar attachment wrong direction. The complex painting of these many road wheels, but it’s the fate of IV-type tanks.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThis kit has Zimmerit Coating mold in all areas from the beginning, so I tried to emphasize the mold by dry brushing.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOWeathering is lighter than usual. I do because the surface is camouflage painting. I didn’t intend to do hard. The washing is heavy with dark brown to highlight the Zimmerit mold. It’s more realistic if I did the hard weathering on the top.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe scope was painted clear coating to make a gloss finish. I also have the rear binoculars painted in clear coating, but the photo angle makes us not see shining…

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe spare Caterpillar is a little rusty out.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOBrummbar equips MG34 machine gun. Many things pop up from these hatches; I have no space to fit the tank crew. I found the remaining parting lines of the antenna, and after taking a larger photograph, I noticed many faults.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI took the photo with Zippo, but it’s hard to understand the natural scale. I should take it from the angle shot. I think this distance (20cm) from looking is the best.

GERMAN STURMARTILLERIE CREW DRAGON 1/35Gallant black night, looking combat power is so high, excellent motivation looking figure. I used Tamiya decals for the key point; these decals were a pretty good finish. I think the headphone cord does not match it, so I’ll cut it later.

GERMAN STURMARTILLERIE CREW DRAGON 1/35I suppose this rank insignia decal is a master sergeant. It isn’t easy to paint contrasting on the black uniform.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOI like the situation; not all of Schurzen is hanging, and a part is lacking. It expresses a sense of dynamism.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOYou may think it’s too black a muzzle. At first, I painted the muzzle with various pastel, oil paint, and enamel colors, but it did not have a good effect. I airbrushed at the last minute. I suppose the muzzle is burnt-looking, but it’s imagination…

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTODrawing the bullet mark of a rifle is difficult. Shot of full Schurzen equipped, I drew horizontal rub scratches here and there. It’s my challenge in the future.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOThe kit decals of handwriting marks are the same on the right and left. I arranged it a little and changed the drawing shape. There’s no explanation of this mark’s meaning in instruction. I presume it’s the 2nd platoon of the 3rd tank, for instance.

BRUMMBAR STURMPANZER IV DRAGON 1/35 FINISHED PHOTOAfter looking back, I had been made four German models continually. Next time I challenge the other country’s vehicle. I get tired of dark yellow…
The Zimmerit Coating from the beginning is perfect. However, to express the peeling of the coating would be fun, and it’s easy to make this from the coating myself.
For a while, I had forgotten this work in process; there is quite a sense of accomplishment that somehow I brought it to completion.
(19-May-2012)