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AFV Club SD Kfz 231 8-RAD Armored Car in Progress


GazzaS
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Hi Guys... 

    Been  working on this one for a while for a group build at Armorama:

...You start with a nice solid frame:

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And four differentials...

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Everything goes together sweetly.  All axles are flexible...

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The engine ends here...

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Once the wheels are on, it's hard to do anything below and under the fenders...  so I decided to paint here.

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I would come to wish I hadn't followed the kit's instructions to add the tools and storage to the fenders until later.

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Weathered the wheels and suspension with pigments.

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This thing's got too many bits to knock off!

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Dang-it!  Forgot to make headset for the commander!

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Wouldja believe I still have to add eight valve stems and valve stem protectors.

 

Thanks fer looking!

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4 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Really nice build so far Gaz. There's something about these German 8 wheelers that's so cool. 

Carl

Carl,

   Thank you!  They're definitely a fovorite of mine!

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4 hours ago, [CAT]CplSlade said:

You should try a 12-wheeler, like the M35 Mittlere Pzwg ADGZ-Steyr.

I've seen pics of that...  Crazy looking thing!

26 minutes ago, [CAT]CplSlade said:

I need to get a modern-tool 232. So far, the only ones I've built are the 1/48 Bandai when I was a kid, and the 1/35 Tamiya the second year I started modeling again. I have AFV's 263 so maybe I'll pick up this one as well.

There's no shortage of parts and detail here.  The tough part is not knocking all of the detail off!

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4 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

I can see it now..... if I did one it's be leaning like a drunken sailor fresh out of the bar after 6 months at sea.

The suspension is flexible.  So, it has potential for your plan.

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59 minutes ago, harv said:

Gaz, looks good ! More soon ?......harv

Thanks Harv, buddy!

Right now it's glazed up with oils, making it real hard to photograph.  Maybe once it dries I can take some more in-progress pics.

 

 

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22 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Ok...  here's the commander.  I still suck at figures. 

Looking good, the half portion, specially the headphones. Maybe a little bit too much lip gloss and spread to wide, seriously, does he receive a flat coat to reduce the shine?

Cheers Rob

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28 minutes ago, DocRob said:

Looking good, the half portion, specially the headphones. Maybe a little bit too much lip gloss and spread to wide, seriously, does he receive a flat coat to reduce the shine?

Cheers Rob

Thanks!  Yes, everything will get a flat coat...  once I've finished the rest of the weathering.

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