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AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Afrika Krops APC
YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 05:59 AM UTC
I just picked up Tamiya's German HANOMAG Sdkfz251/1, and was wondering if anyone has tips for assembly, painting, etc. I'd like to do an Afrika Korps scheme (did the Germans not know how to spell?) with a moderate amount of weathering; Mainly chipped paint and some dirt and grime. Also, how could I improve the figures in this kit? It looks like someone drilled little holes where their eyes are...
Thanks,

YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 06:13 AM UTC
YodaMan, the Feb 2002 issue of Military In Scale magazine has a cover article covering the Sd.Kfz.250/3 half-track "Greif". This has some good information...

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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 06:29 AM UTC
And the March 2002 issue will have an article on the command version as well.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 06:51 AM UTC
Hi
Itīs a good model, when I made one few years ago, I painted it first DarkGrey and then Sand Yellow, and You can weather it a lot
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 07:21 AM UTC
I like to make DAK kits using dark gray with the field overcoat of dunkelgelb.
pipesmoker
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 09:38 AM UTC
Yoda,
Archer Fine Transfers makes dry transfers of 1/35 eyes. You could try them.
http://www.archertransfers.com/
BTW, I just took a look at my Tamiya 251/1. It looks like Tamiya molded a small depression where the pupil is. First try just a bit of white around the depression, see how it turns out.
Hope this helps.
YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - 09:45 AM UTC
Thanks all !!! Heh, if I find out about any more scale model magazines, I'm gonna go broke... unless I buy less model kits (which isn't likely). Also, what color were the uniforms in the Afrika Korps? Is there some kind of website with this info so I don't ask the same stuff over and over? Thanks again.

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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 03:32 AM UTC
Actually, I looked for the Military in Scale magazine at Hastings the other day, but I didn't see it. Where can I get it? I also noticed that I misspelled the title for this forum, I guess that's a reason not to type while battling a cold...

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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 03:36 AM UTC

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Actually, I looked for the Military in Scale magazine at Hastings the other day, but I didn't see it. Where can I get it?

YodaMan



What I do is go to Great Models Webstore (http://www.greatmodels.com) and setup a Magazine Subscription order with them. You pick from the line they carry, and when you set the initial subscription up, they will automatically send you the latest issue of that magazine when it arrives in their warehouse. That way if you want to get them, and aren't trying to be the first guy on the block to read his issue, then this is a nice way to go. I get all my model mags this way and don't beat down the hobby shops looking for issues.

Gunnie
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 04:00 AM UTC
Hey Yodaman, here are some things on the Hanomag 251/1. Enjoy.

reference:
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/3515/251/index.htm

and here's a build-up of the same kit:
http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Pit/3515/251/tamiya-c.htm

And finally here is a build-up of different German vehicle, but has a finish that I think you may be after. It includes a couple of links to further your help in the "Painting" section:
http://pmms.webace.com.au/reviews/vehicles/afv35040.htm

:-)
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2002 - 04:08 AM UTC
http://www.angelfire.com/sk2/germanuniforms/index.html
Yodaman,
Try this url for uniform information. Very through treatment.