Sd.Kfz.223 German Reconnaissance Car Tamiya 1/35

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Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 BOX PACKAGEI make an Sd.Kfz223 reconnaissance car. It is #268 of MM, but the contents are ancient of MM062. It’s included the gun turret hatch of photo-etched parts and resale. In Tamiya’s instruction, the practical use of Sd.Kfz223, and the detailed explanation about the German Army. It was mentioned in the Reconnaissance Battalion organization table of the 5th light division.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThe lower body was precisely reproduced. It was assembled halfway through June or July. I was absorbed in a game and left it. I remembered it recently and have begun to make it again. I want to finish it to the last.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGAssembly is completed without trouble. Although the original kit is very old, the parts adjustment is reasonable. Maybe a metal mold is maintained periodically.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGPhoto-etched parts are practical.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGA lot of accessories are piled up outside the body. This is the feature of the vehicle of allied forces, but the German military is also the same.
(23-October-2015)

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGTwo figures are attached. If the upper half body figure is set in the car, it will be completely invisible. The figure of the whole body seems to be the composition that makes it stand in a gun turret and makes his hand grasp an antenna pole.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGSince it is an old figure, there is no telling what happens to the finish after painting. It seems slightly challenging to paint.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGThis figure is just a good height, likely to grasp the various places, even making him stand around the car.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 MAKINGRegrettably, a half-figure cannot be seen. I set a stand on the inside of the car and showed a face from a gun turret.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGAt first, it is undercoated with blackish paint.
(07-November-2015)

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTING GERMAN CREWMold was accessible to visible when I blew the surfacer.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTING GERMAN CREWAlthough the mold was dug up here and there, the quality is inferior compared with the latest figure.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGThe dark yellow of the water-based paint of Tamiya is higher in saturation than the Creos.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGThe scratch of the paint was emphasized.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTING GERMAN CREWThe mold is not clear. Anyway, I drew the eyes.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 PAINTINGNow I’m painting the baggage, and it’s almost completed.
(9-November-2015)

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKSd.kfz223 played an essential role as the German Army’s mechanized reconnaissance unit. This vehicle can power reconnaissance activities in addition to covert reconnaissance.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe armament was only equipped with a machine gun in the turret.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe one next to the helmet is a washbowl. I feel that a person lives in the desert.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKBecause I put much load on the compact body, there is a feeling of density, which is attractive for the model.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis vehicle is a three-seater. Probably, various general tools are hooked outside because the car is narrow.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe headlight was painted in plating silver and had a clear coating for the top. Then I painted the light guard wire netting. But probably, the transparent parts are of better appearance.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKWhat is this wooden box? Maybe it’s a toolbox?

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe big thing behind the turret is a camouflage net. I like to place a lot of color in a small area. I thought about the balance of body color and the duffle bag color and painted it green.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI thought the ground of North Africa was reddish and that washing at first. Without notice, I changed the colors to brown and gray, which is my favorite. The weathering was performed so that he might like it. It is self-satisfaction, after all.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKI wonder if the reconnaissance was at least two cars rather than acting in one.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKLong-range reconnaissance through the harsh nature, found by the enemy, or become stuck in vehicle failure, unexpected out of fuel and water shortages, in case the same timing wireless failure occurred, life is in danger.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKIt is a marking of the Afrika Korps. There were few places to stick the decals after piling up a lot of baggage; anyway, I was forced to paste them. It’s Afrika Korps, the 15th Armored Division, the motorcycle battalion.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK GERMAN TANK CREWThe figure was also tried to paint. I use oil painting and enamel paint, trying variously, but I can’t be satisfied.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK GERMAN TANK CREWA mold of a figure is slightly dull, but the insignias are clear, so I think they are nice accents.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK GERMAN TANK CREWIt was released in 1977 by the veteran. Still, I have an affection for a figure painted with my concentration.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORK GERMAN TANK CREWUmmmm… It’s like an Impressionist painting…

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKLike this, both persons are displayed outside of the car.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThis frame antenna is foldable. It often runs while putting up an antenna, and it seems to have damage because of lacking strength.

Sd.Kfz.223 GERMAN RECONNAISSANCE CAR TAMIYA 1/35 FINISHED WORKThe hard Weathering is suited very much to the Afrika Korps vehicle. All in all, the German armored car is cool!!
(12-November-2015)