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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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1/35 Tamiya Hanomag Sdkfz 251 "Halfatrack"
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 02:00 AM UTC
Looking good! Might as well get all the track threads together.
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toadwbg
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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 02:58 AM UTC

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there seems to be some shininess with the figs. You might want to hit them with the dull coat. And those "antennae" on the fenders are actually distance indicators -- so the driver would know where the extreme edge of his tire/fender was.



Thanks for the history on those antennae, didn't know that.

Yeah I think the figs and helmets are a little glossy too, ill knock them down a bit with Matt.
SilverFox_31
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Joined: January 06, 2019
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC
I'm in the UK and trying to find a spare part for this kit, any help would be appreciated
toadwbg
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 09:33 AM UTC
What’s the part.
Jmarles
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 10:47 AM UTC
I wouldn't say calling it a Hanomag was a "mistake" although it could be considered inaccurate. Hanomag was the designer and the other firms were licensed manufacturers. I doubt the average soldier would say "Head to the SPW"...much like a US soldier wouldn't say "Hey hop in the 1/4 ton general purpose truck" . I don't doubt the 251 was sometimes referred to as "Hanomag"...maybe some wartime documents will come to light one day.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 12:21 PM UTC
Nice build, like what you did with this kit. I built at least a couple of them in my lifetime. Never could get all the road wheel to line up properly but they were fun to paint and weather. I like your figures. The only thing I would do would be to add some "dirt/dust" wash to the helmets and "clear flat" to tone down the gloss.
Thanks for taking us down memory lane.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"