This is the Trumpeter kit, Sturer Emil. It was a kit released over ten years ago. At that time, it was sold at a reasonable price. And at that time, I bought it and stocked it all the time. In those days, I did not expect the tank plastic model price to rise.
The connecting track of Hobby Boss Sturer Emil has a sprocket wheel on the same runner, so it fits appropriately this time. The sprocket wheel of the Trumpeter is too narrow and does not match the connected caterpillar of Hobby Boss.
It’s not so bad when I roll a belt type. Since this tank has a longer overall length and it is better to slack the caterpillar to look cool, the connected caterpillar seems easier to adjust the position.
The primary weapon is equipped with a 61 caliber 12.8 cm antitank gun, which is the most characteristic of this vehicle. From the character of the picture book, it was the nickname of Max and Moritzin. Only two tanks were deployed. However, it was a vehicle that became the basis of the Tiger heavy tank. The final assembly was done at the Rheinmetall AG in Düsseldorf, and two vehicles were completed in August 1941.
The marking is the 3rd Armored Division’s Independent 521 Tank Destroyer Battalion 3rd Squadron. It is incredible as it stands out with that simple white marking on the German gray. Afterward, the 521 tank destroyer battalion was annihilated in Stalingrad at the beginning of 1943. One of the two was captured by the Soviet Army.
I painted a fire extinguisher inside the car in red. I don’t know how it is. After that, I realized that one fire extinguisher was also equipped outside the car. If it is red, it stands out from the enemy, so keeping it the same as the body color is better.
The joint tracks of Hobby Boss’s Sturler Emil are like cheap plastic material and challenging to build. But there are a couple of more complex things. I could assemble this anyway. It does not matter if you put a high liquidity glue all together, leave it for a while, and wind it all at once. It seemed better to fit the parts using the cutter than the nipper side cutter.
Once completed, it is a long barrel, and the vehicle body size is quite large. It’s quite a powerful impression. The open-top vehicles are a bit cumbersome compared to ordinary tanks, but it’s interesting to see the inside.
It is nothing to do with the model, but I completed 100% an adventure game, Steins: Gate; the theme is time travel. I have been playing it since June. It was a perfect game, as reputed. I thought that I would end at the only Suzuha Ending. I strongly recommend that you should play until the True Ending. Is it too much praise that I can revive the impression simply by listening to the theme song? If I can, I want to play again from the beginning by erasing my memory. It was an excellent way to see the true ending at the end. I was not interested in Moe culture and Tsundere at all, but It was surprisingly satisfying with a masterpiece.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build them little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see me here occasionally.