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8 years 3 months ago #1 by Gary
After careful consideration I decided not to rush the B-17 for this Group Build so a few weeks ago I decided to crack open my Tamiya SdKfz 232 Schwerer Panzerspahwagen that came complete with a Voyager upgrade set and some nice barrels from RB (thanks Dean).
I did something I've not done before as I wanted to see what it would all look like with just the upgrade set and no paint so I built it "naked" and will paint it in a desert scheme. I know I haven't done any in progress photos for this but I was in a rush and I've also recently upgraded my PC and the dog ate my homework, happy to disqualify myself on these grounds as I did set the rules.















Need to just attach the top aerial and slap some paint on.



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8 years 3 months ago #2 by Fritz
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I like seeing kits without paint on them and all the added photo etch, this looks cool. Will look real nice with a lick of paint.

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8 years 3 months ago #3 by CyNaKyL
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Looking top notch there Boss. I'm happy to still allow it if that's what the general consensus is....
As Fritz said, I too like seeing kits in bare plastic with PE just to get an idea of how much is made up of each.

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8 years 3 months ago #4 by grunzter
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Fantastic looking model!
What did the Germans use these armoured cars for, is it a signals car with the big antenna?
They are definately an odd looking beast.
Cannot wait to see the painting steps :) :)
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8 years 3 months ago #5 by Tiger
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Looking good Gary.

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8 years 3 months ago #6 by eyepaule
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This looks like fun.. :)

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8 years 3 months ago #7 by Gary
Yeah I actually had a fair amount of fun with this one, would recommend Voyager kits, they are incredibly fiddly but worthwhile. The tool clasps actually work!! and things move, I did end up stopping them from moving as it was making life hard.
I've put a coat of red oxide on and started the gray paint last night, I'm a bit concerned that the red oxide is taking quite a bit to cover, I don't want to lose any detail.



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8 years 3 months ago #8 by Maarten
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Impressive PE / clean build ,Looking GOOD!

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8 years 3 months ago #9 by eyepaule
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I know what you mean! Sometimes the etch looks so cool, you just don't want to cover it. I've seen some amazing scratch work in brass etc, which is a work of art in itself, then it gets painted :(

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8 years 3 months ago #10 by Glenn
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Nice clean construction and well done putting all that PE together :)
Will look good with some paint and weathering,
They are a funny looking wagon :silly:

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8 years 3 months ago #11 by Bishop
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That's a great looking build so far.

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #12 by 1/35th Battalion
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Yeah Boss, sure does look good. shame about the lack of build progress piccies tho :whistle:

These vehicles where originally designed around 1937 in a variety of formats, as "police" crowd control vehicles. When the conflict broke out they were used primarily as heavy recon. The aerial is an early "Long Range" antenna as radio transmitters only had relatively short range in the early days. Around up to 5km for the early whip aerials, whereas these "frame" antenna had a range of around up to 30/40km on a good day. They are similar to those seen on sd.kfz 250 and 251 half tracks. One of the most famous versions of the 232 series was the 234/2 Puma with a larger turret mounting a 20mm long barrelled cannon. There was also an open topped version mounting a 75mm short Howitzer.

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8 years 3 months ago #13 by Andrew
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Looks good G1, just don't forget to take pics of the painting :whistle: :p

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8 years 3 months ago #14 by Gary
Yeah I've got pics of it wearing Red, then pics of it in Grey and need to take some pics of it now it's dark yellow ;)



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8 years 3 months ago #15 by Gary
Quick update
Red Oxide undercoat








Grey base coat






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8 years 3 months ago #16 by Gary
Salt applied and then sprayed dark yellow followed by small amounts of oil paints as I start the weathering, the chips were done as I brushed the salt layer off, over done a bit I think but hopefully I can tone those back in.













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8 years 3 months ago #17 by Andrew
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Looking sweet G1!

The salt weathering looks quite effective on the early DAK vehicles :woohoo:

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #18 by grunzter
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Hi Gary,
Very nice!
Do you gloss coat just around where you fit the decals, or do you do a full clear coat?
Oh i miss my 'future floor polish'...
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8 years 3 months ago #19 by Gary
I tend to just use future where the decals are going but I then give the area a bit of a buff as well. There are alternatives to the Future floor polish, Vectra is just as good and easily available. I believe that Johnsons Klear is now back on the market with a new name, just can't remember what it was (I use Vectra these days).



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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #20 by Glenn
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Nice paint job and the chipping looks really good :cheer:
Salt works pretty good alrite :)
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8 years 3 months ago #21 by eyepaule
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I like it :cheer:

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8 years 3 months ago #22 by Tiger
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Looks good, nice chipping.
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8 years 3 months ago #23 by Gary
Just a quick update, still got lots of weathering to do, mostly toning down what I've done already including the redish shading that was burnt umber when I meant to use raw umber. Also need to do some more work on the wheels, and accessories etc. Plus I suppose I should mount it on something and stick some figures on I guess.
All comments and tips welcome as I don't really have a clue what I'm doing with this lol












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8 years 3 months ago #24 by Bishop
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Its all working really well so far

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8 years 3 months ago - 8 years 3 months ago #25 by 1/35th Battalion
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I would have to agree with Tony

Lookin' good, perhaps some dust.

Here are a couple of reference shots.

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And some stowage.

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8 years 3 months ago #26 by Gary
Thanks David, as it happens I was looking for some ideas on stowage and there's some nice info there, the dust will come once the gear is on the truck or it will look a bit weird.



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8 years 3 months ago #27 by Tiger
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Nice Gary :-), Go on put it on a base with some figures, Dio's are the way to go woohoo!!!!!

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8 years 3 months ago #28 by Gary
Quick update, just some weathering and painting up of tools and boxes etc. It's good how the photos show you what you've missed, I'll mark up the photos with the things that need doing.
















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8 years 3 months ago #29 by Wally
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Damnation that's good!
I might have to revisit the wheels on my Half-track & Opel Blitz after seeing this. Lovely use of sand in the edge treads.
Really impressive chipping and weathering too.
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8 years 3 months ago #30 by CyNaKyL
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Looks like you could jump in and drive it off. Top notch work there, G1!

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