Painting a Sd. Kfz 251/1

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Painting a Sd. Kfz 251/1

  • I what to start building a Bandai 1/48 Sd.Kfz/1 but the directions are in Japanese and I am still learning my German armour colors and theater of operations.

    I want to use this in a diorama based in the Eastern Front during the early Spring of 1943. There will be a light dusting of snow. I have 2 Stugs built and want to add the Sd to it. 

    I use Acrylics so what color/s would I use for the Interior and what colors for the Exterior?

    As always I appreciate all the GREAT advice.

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  • I must ask if this 251 is an "A", "B", "C" or "D" model. If it is a "D" model, I'm afraid your Spring 1943 timeline isn't realistic. I think desert yellow wasn't in use till summer 43. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

    I would paint it panzer grey. Interior and exterior.

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  •  Sic Semper Tyrannis wrote:

    I must ask if this 251 is an "A", "B", "C" or "D" model. If it is a "D" model, I'm afraid your Spring 1943 timeline isn't realistic. I think desert yellow wasn't in use till summer 43. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

    I would paint it panzer grey. Interior and exterior.

    The Ausf D entered service in mid 1943, so Dunkelgelb's the only option if it's a D. Dunkelgelb began being applied at the factories in Feb. 1943.

  • Here's some images that may help you in the right typr of colors.

    http://www.missing-lynx.com/gallery/german/sdkfz251c_boehler.html

    I used the gass cans and the color type from this model to do my Sd.Kfz 251/17.

    I just mix some testors colors till go got close to what I thought was right. now Testors has a paint kit out for just this type of project, Called Camo Coloers. The Amo box nex to the white jar, Image 2 the box open.

    Good luck and I can wate to see your build.

     

     

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  • Every pic I've ever seen of this relatively rare vehicle have it in Panzer Gray.

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  •  the doog wrote:
    Every pic I've ever seen of this relatively rare vehicle have it in Panzer Gray.

    Doog, are you referencing the Luftwaffe version /17 in White's post? If so they also saw service in Tunisia in a sand/green scheme with the Hermann Goring Division. The Luftwaffe /17 was built on an Ausf C chassis though, not a D.

     

  • He's right there is a Green one I just don't like any German Halftrack in green but that's me. Here's an image of that type from Missing-lynx.

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