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Kübelwagen Type 82 build – Part 2:Painting

I actually forgot to take any pictures of it when assembled, so it is straight onto the painting.

Primer: Tamiya “Fine Surface Primer” (light grey)

Base coat: Mr.Color “Dark Yellow” (39) was sprayed as a 1:2 mixture in Mr.Color leveling thinner.

Details:

  • Tyres: Mr.Color “Tire Black” (137)
  • Seats: LifeColor “Russian Uniforms M43 Tunic” (UA449) – drybrushed with LifeColor “Dust Type 2” (UA706)
  • Canvas top: LifeColor “Russian Uniforms M35 Tunic” (UA447) – drybrushed with LifeColor “Dust Type 2” (UA706).
  • Canvas top straps: Vallejo Model Color “Khaki” (70988)
  • Rear light: LifeColor “Matt Red” (LC06)
  • Engine: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950), LifeColor “Matt Natural Metal” (LC24)
  • Suspension: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950)
  • Spade: Vallejo Panzer Aces “Old Wood” (310),  Vallejo Model Color “Black Grey” (70862)
  • Dashboard: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950), LifeColor “Matt White” (LC01)
  • Steering wheel, gear stick, brake: Vallejo Model Color “Black” (70950)
  • Wooden floor boards: Vallejo Model Color “German Camouflage Medium Brown” (70826)

A 1:2 mixture of Mr.Color “Clear Gloss” (46) and Mr.Color Leveling Thinner was sprayed over the entire model. The decals were applied and then a further layer of clear gloss applied.


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Kübelwagen Type 82 build – Part 1:Introduction

The vehicle

“The Kübelwagen (‘tub’ car), was a light military vehicle designed by Ferdinand Porsche and built by Volkswagen during World War II for use by the German military… Based heavily on the Volkswagen Beetle, … eventually became known internally as the Type 82.” [1]

The kit

Tamiya 1/35 kit [2].

References

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_K%C3%BCbelwagen
2. https://www.tamiya.com/english/products/35238kubelwagen/index.htm


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ChTZ S-65 tractor build – Part 2:Assembly

This went together pretty easily – even the plastic tracks. I acknowledge the spelling mistakes on the radiator lettering, as detailed here.


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ChTZ S-65 tractor build – Part 1:Introduction

The vehicle

“The S-65 tractor or Stalinets S-65 was a very popular agricultural tractor built by the Chelyabinsk Tractor Factory (Chelyabinskii Traktornyi Zavod – ChTZ) from 1937 until 1941. These tractors were used in military service as they were widely available and capable of towing heavy guns.” [1] [2] [3] [4]

The kit

Trumpeter 1/35 kit [5].

References

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-65_Stalinets
2. https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gallery/ussr/artillery_tractor/abandoned-russian-chtz-s-65-tractor/
3. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0Bue8X5Un39okMn1nY6bg
4. http://svsm.org/gallery/chtz-65
5. https://www.perthmilitarymodelling.com/reviews/vehicles/trumpeter/tr05538.html


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B-4 M1931 203mm howitzer

This is going to be part of my Berlin diorama. It looks a little lost right now, as it needs some crew and the tractor to tow it.

B-4 M1931 203mm howitzer build – Part 1:Introduction
B-4 M1931 203mm howitzer build – Part 2:Assembly
B-4 M1931 203mm howitzer build – Part 3:Painting
B-4 M1931 203mm howitzer build – Part 4:Weathering