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1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251/9 Ausf.D WIP

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1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251/9 Ausf.D WIP
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:30 PM

Hello friends. I received this kit as a wonderful Christmas present last month so I am going to start this WIP. This is typical Tamiya quality so I'm anticipating everything to go quite smoothly. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:32 PM

After a couple nights I put together a few sub assemblies and removed the rest of the parts and prepped them for paint. She is ready for the paint booth.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:35 PM

The kit supplied rubberband style tracks lacked fine detail so I ordered the aftermarket set from AFV club. They recommended the late style tracks for this particular vehicle so I bought those accordingly. They came in two sub assemblies, the stamped metal links and the rubber pads. I had to glue one rubber pad to each link. Sounds like a lot of work but it didn't really take too long. About two beers worth of work! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 16, 2021 6:37 PM

This kit has gone together so quick I thought I would take a little time to add a little flavor to the half track prior to painting. I've beat up the front fenders a little bit and added some baking soda to the muffler to get it a light weather affect. Next I'll begin painting and weathering the interior.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:12 PM

I think i might tag along if you don't mind.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, January 17, 2021 10:22 AM

Bish it's always great to have you aboard!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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    January 2015
  • From: Tumwater, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, January 17, 2021 6:01 PM

I'm on board!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 18, 2021 10:34 AM

Looks good Chad, love the busted-up fenders and rusty muffler. 

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:33 AM
Great work, those fenders came out nice.  

 
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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 8:01 AM
Looks like a great project

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:49 PM

Thanks guys!

Question - the instructions don't give any indication as to what color I use on the inside.  Would late model 251's have a dark yellow interior that matches the exterior?

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:14 PM

If I remember correctly late war 251 interiors were painted to match the exterior.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:46 PM

Keyserj

If I remember correctly late war 251 interiors were painted to match the exterior.

 

Thank you John!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, March 1, 2021 4:10 AM

Keyserj

If I remember correctly late war 251 interiors were painted to match the exterior.

 

They all were. Right from the start of the war, all open topped vehicles had the inside the same colour as outside.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, March 12, 2021 8:46 PM

Finally back on this lovely lady.  Laid down the interior finish and first of a few layers of grime. Next will be a filter of Raw Umber then a final filter of white for highlights. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:28 AM

Thats coming on nicely there Chad.

The rear seats on the Ausf D were wood, and while the shape in the Tamiya is wrong for wood seats, some dry brushing with a darker brown mght give more of a wood look to it. Just a thought.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:49 AM

Looks like I fell victim to bad moulding!  I'll change out the color for a worn wood look.  Thank you for letting me know. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:22 PM

Coming along very nicely. 

 
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:38 PM

Thank you. A few layers of grime yet to go!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 14, 2021 4:39 PM

Dot filter of raw umber and yellow ocher applied to areas of shadow and highlight. This is the second layer of grime and I think it adds a l ot of tonal variation to the side walls. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 15, 2021 11:44 AM

The interior looks very good! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, March 15, 2021 2:18 PM

Some nice work on the inside, coming up well

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:08 PM

Thank you Bish!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:16 PM

Interior is done.  Streaked, chipped, dusted, and resin dropped into the optics and gauges.  Time to start the exterior.  Yes, that's a cat hair in the first pic! Sad Second pic without the offending hair.  I need to find some goodies to put in the storage bins.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:27 AM

Thats loking great, love the chipping and the look of the dials and optics with the resin, not seen that before.

All 251's were issued a tarp which could be placed over the top. i usually make one with some tissue soaked in glue and rolled up and placed in one of those side bins. That fills up at least one bin.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 21, 2021 8:44 AM

Excellent idea! Thank you my friend.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:40 PM

Chad,

Your weather looks incredible. Great job!

 Bruce

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 21, 2021 8:19 PM

Thank you Bruce!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    April 2018
  • From: Australia
Posted by Panzer Joe on Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:27 AM
I'm a bit late but must say that weathering look very nice. Not easy weathering dark yellow sometimes.
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:29 PM

Thank you Joe!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

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