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Tamiya 1/35 8 ton semi track 20mm flakvierling Sd.kfz 7/1

November 30, 2014 · in Armor · · 27 · 5.2K

We had our first real snow of the winter last night, so I thought I would venture out into the sub zero temperature to take some pictures of this old, but venerable, kit. I completed this about 18 months ago, just before joining iModeler, in fact it was the model I used to authenticate my membership. It was built as per the instructions, and the winter camouflage was a mixture of matt white and khaki. I attempted to emulate the box art

, but I'm not sure how successful this was. I took the pictures on a small table that lives in the communal area outside our flat. I doubt I was outside for more than ten minutes, but when I came to remove the model the tracks had already frozen into the snow! Martin, I hope you realise the lengths we go to in order to post pictures on this site! Thanks for looking.
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  1. Looks great George…..I particularly like the snow. Good looking figures too.

  2. beautiful...i can see the frost on there

  3. Nice work here George. Figures bring it to life. I guess snow is snow no matter where you are.

  4. George, that's a great model, great photos and great effort too - I was thinking of doing the same with my winter camo plane, but it warmed up and our snow that fell Wednesday melted.
    I think the snow brings the pictures to life -

    • Thank you, Ralph. What happens here is tha temperature rises a few degrees and it snows, then the temperature drops again, and the whole thing freezes. This snow will probably remain until next Spring, it will just get dirty and not look so pretty.

  5. Good-lookin' build and nice photos,'d the seat stay so clean? 🙂

  6. Good job, George. I think I did something similar, but with a Dragon kit, and not in winter camo. The figures here strike a realistic pose as well.

  7. Great work on a Tamiya classic.

  8. Great build and a great presentation as well ( makes me freeze! )
    And well done figures too !
    Cool build, George 🙂

  9. Great entry George..
    A nicely done half track and flak 20mm .
    The old old Tamiya kits had something going then and still do I may add.
    Like the figures as well.
    Hope you did not get to cold taking the pics?
    Well done mate.

  10. Looks cool! And what better a diorama than real snow! Non of that here yet, just the standard rain and mist.

  11. Thanks, Richard, at the moment the snow is nice, but, by March, I'll be really fed up with it!

  12. Beautiful work on this, the figures really are the piece de la resistance.

  13. Great work on a classic Tamiya kit. DML may have the edge (usually not aways) on accuracy, and have some PE and such, but there is nothing to me like the look of a classic Tamiya box and kit.

  14. I didn't think you got snow where you live..super job, you can't beat the background mother nature provides for setting up a model in it's element!

  15. Terrific job, George. Classic vehicle, and great figures.

  16. Very nice model...Great work and good looking ...

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