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Sd.Kfz 251 in Allied Service. Finished pics page 6.

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Fred

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Fred

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Dizzyfugu

Great, the colors are very good.  :thumbsup:

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Thanks folks.
I finished off all the paint touch ups today and gave it a coat of satin clear.  Some light weathering and it'll be done.
Fred

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Old Wombat

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#81
Sd.Kfz 251 in Allied Service.

Sd.Kfz 251 - 1 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The Sd.Kfz 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was a World War II German armored personnel carrier designed by the Hanomag company, based on its earlier, unarmored Sd.Kfz 11 vehicle.  The Sd.Kfz 251 was designed to transport the Panzergrenadier (German mechanized infantry) into battle.  Sd.Kfz 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by seven manufacturers.  Some sources state that the Sd.Kfz 251 was commonly referred to simply as "Hanomag" by both German and Allied soldiers after the manufacturer of the vehicle; this has been questioned, and may have been only a postwar label.  German officers referred to them as SPW (Schützenpanzerwagen, or armored infantry vehicle) in their daily orders and memoirs.

Sd.Kfz 251 - 2 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The vehicle pictured is an Sd.Kfz 251/3 - mittlerer Kommandopanzerwagen (Funkpanzerwagen).  Originally a communications vehicle fitted with extra radio equipment for command it has been captured by Allied forces in the Western Desert.  The extra radio equipment has been removed and a Quick Firing 2 pounder anti tank gun had been fitted on an improvised mount.  Some modification to the body sides have been carried out to enable the weapon to traverse.

Sd.Kfz 251 - 9 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The vehicle has been repainted in the Caunter Scheme which was in use between 1940 and 1941 and was named after its reputed inventor, Colonel Caunter of the 4th Armoured Brigade.  A large "RAF" roundel has been painted on the bonnet in an attempt to provide some recognition for Allied pilots and prevent a "friendly fire" incident.
A rear mounted Bren Gun provides some defence and a number of Lee-Enfield rifles are stowed inside the rear of the body.  The co-driver has a Tommy Gun wedged next to his seat.

Sd.Kfz 251 - 23 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The Model.
1/35 Revell (formerly Zvezda) Sd.Kfz 251/3 Ausf B.
1/35 Vulcan Ordnance QF 2 Pounder Mark IX Carriage Mk II
I have deliberately restricted weathering to a waft of neutral "dust" (OK, so it's very thinned USAF Light Grey acrylic).  It'll get more if I mount it on a base as then I can dirty it up more to fit the scenery.

Sd.Kfz 251 - 17 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr

The kit has some nice features (opening rear doors for example) but suffers from the "parts breakdown" disease which sees some components being in more parts than they need to.  Tracks are individual links but were not too much of a pain to build in the end.  Mainly because there were only 55 on each side and each consisted of only two parts – the track link and the track pad.  Every track pad does however have a sink mark on it.
I left out the detailed engine and radiator as the rest of the underbonnet detail was non existent.

Sd.Kfz 251 - 21 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Fred

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PR19_Kit

A splendid piece of work there Fred.  :thumbsup:

I like the addition of the Bren on the back, it's JUST what the 8th Army would have done. 'Of all else fails, stick a Bren on it!'  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit

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Fred

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NARSES2

That does look good, particularly like the camouflage scheme  :thumbsup:

Decals my @r$e!

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Fred

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Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

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