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My first Armor model

I have only built planes up to this point in my modeling hobby. I love the WWII stuff so I decided to venture into Armor. I did lots of reading and research online and decided to build and paint Tamiya’s 1/35 SDKFZ 251 Hanomag. It came out rather well. I always paint by hand with a brush. I used Model Master Enamel Paints, Vallejo washes, and MIG pigments to get the mud effect. I love that Tamiya AFV Kits come with figures.

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12 responses to My first Armor model

  1. Ahhh, a lovely little walk down memory lane. I remember that kit quite well. A 1970s vintage Tamiya kit which still holds up against the newer kits. You did her justice, John. Well done.

  2. Nice work John, I like the weathering, looks good.
    Well done sir.

  3. Very nice job for a first time “target”…especially well-done figures (my nemesis).

  4. Nice job brush painting! I have the same kit on the shelf that a friend was clearing out. One day!

  5. Great job, I had no idea such kits come with figures (I’m into aviation modelling) – this would be awesome with a small diorama. Put this on some piece of ply covered with grass etc. and this will be amazing… well it’s amazing anyway.

  6. Your aircraft modelling experience has obviously helped you with this, very nice finish and weathering.

  7. John,
    Another nice job.

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