Years ago I have build the same half track from Tamiya. This kits build fast and are a bit simple, but with some paint and extra you can make a descend model.
When Trumpeter came out with there sdkfz 7’s I tried to build them but there were a lot of fitting issues and the kit is still in an unfinished state. When I was cleaning out my stash I found this kit from Dragon and thought to give it a try.
More about this kit: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/134074-dragon-6545-sd-kfz-7-8t-half-track-early-production
I started yesterday evening with the build of this kit at a club meeting. Did not make many pictures as the kits builds nice and fast so I forgot to make pictures.
The kit start with the chassis, a very complex chassis.
With the winch and gas tank :
I have just received this bust and will paint this for a group build on Flory Models.
It’s a resin kit with some very small parts. Also there are some nasty seam lines and some difficult casting blocks that have to be removed before I can glue the parts together. But overall the quality of the parts do look good. Nice details.
this is a build I did for a group build. I will show only the pictures this time, hope you like it.
I have finished this project, was really nice to paint.
A new update. Gave most parts a baste coat. I used Citadel paint for painting the parts.
Started this afternoon with the first highlight on the green parts.
Yesterday I started a new project. After finishing the Scammell Wrecker I wanted just to paint a figure. I do have some resin fantasy figures in my stash and I chose to paint a 75mm figure from Michael Kontraros. It’s called the Defiler. Don’t know what it means, I bought it just because it did like to paint it.
Link to the site: https://www.mkontraros.com/the-defiler
I saw that this figure is not available anymore.
A metal container protects the figures for damage. Inside there are several resin parts.
The resin parts do have nice details, but also some flash and seam lines and that took some time to clean. Before the primer I cleaned the parts with alcohol. The primer I used is from Citadel, Chaos Black.
The first color I painted on the model is a green color from Citadel.
I painted the face separately with some flesh colors. It’s much smaller then shown on the picture.
The final day of the Turkey Shoot weekend on Fory Models. It’s time to start the weathering. I use most of the time clay washes, pigments and inkt.
Most of the times I start with inkt. When that’s dry then I make a pallet from clay washes I want to use for a project, as I do have different colors.
Al thought the Turkey Shoot is finished, I did not manage to finish this project.
This the second day of the Turkey Shoot event on Flory Models.
After a night of sleep I sprayed on the chipping fluid. I do have two bottles from different compagnies and I will test if the do the samen or if there wil be a difference between both products.
The fluid has to dry before you can put on the final color. I chose to spray on a grey color.
After 20 minutes a started with chipping. I used a stiff brush and some warm water.
And … is there a difference between both products? I can’t see the difference. The paint was easy to remove, sometimes a bit to easy but the result is ok.
A new update from the painting stage. I have decided to make a civil after war vehicle with some bath maintenance.
The first stap is to paint on Vallejo Frimer UK bronze. I did use a paintbrush to paint it on because it doesn’t need to be need.
When the paint is dry I will make some scratches and more with the colors I show below. After that is will spray on some chipping fluid.
Uses the colors above to doe some pre-chipping. Before I will spray on the chipping fluid when I have thought about the final color on the wrecker.