Tools were painted with a mixture of acrylic Desert Yellow and a topcoat of Clear Orange. The rust on the muffler is a brushed application of Mig’s Track Colour pigment mixed with water.
The forward MG 42 machine gun includes a very fine ammunition belt.
Tamiya’s kit is simple, but it conveys the lines of the hard working Hanomag.
A hint of the Red Brown camouflage is retained.
Kit decals were used for the balkenkreuze and the number plates.
Mini Modelspec Tamiya 1:48 Mtl.SPW.Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. D Kit No. 32564 ✓ Excellent surface detail and texture; precise link and length tracks; fast build; perfect fit; includes two figures and stacks of stowage and ordnance; plenty of potential for a wide variety of finishes. ✗ Fixed hatches and visors; flat moulded-on stowage padlocks. Available from All good model shops Worldwide. Thanks to Tamiya for the sample www.tamiya.com Tamiya is distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited www.hobbyco.net
Rating December 2016 - Model Military International 41
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