Tamiya 1/35 Hanomag Sdkfz251/1

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Here's my first try at the SMA 2012 Big Spring Contest. Tamiya's 1/35 german Hanomag Sdkfz251/1 kit#35020. I plan to build it OOB in the colors and markings of the DAK.

 

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Nice choice Roy!!! Looking to follow along!!!! ;)
 

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Thanks T. I see you have a few awards, I pray that one of my builds will score something and if not I still get the joy/fun of being part of the 2012 BSC ;D
 

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OMG..WOW what a blast from the past!! This will be great fun to follow. Good Luck! :D
 

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Bizarre said:
I had that model 15 years ago, it was cool ;)
That mold was old then. ;D

All right Roy! Good to see you jumping on in. Today I decided on my first entry. It wasn't any of the three I was originally thinking about. :-X
 

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this is a classic, Roy!!! looking forward with your build :D
 

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I have this kit in the stash, so will be watching the updates!
 

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Thanks guys. Looking over the parts trees there is a small bit of flash. A few parts look as if the molds were not lined up exactly right, nothing that can't be corrected. I plan to get started in the next few days.
 

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Here's an update on the halftrack. So far I'm enjoying this build very much.

The road wheel shafts look as if the molds were not lined up:



Here's the tools I used to clean them up with:



Here's what they will look after I cleaned them all and attached to the hull:





Here's the dash, once the hull top is attached almost none of this can be seen:



These are the seats. Are this lighting holes that need to be drilled out?

 

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If you look inside the model... Cabin or underneath the frame you might find out WHEN the kit was made... I believe this one is late 70's or mid or early 80's !!!

maybe why you are encountering a little .. misalignment or mould fatigue !

Great little kit anyway !

Good luck and Have FUN !!!


Norm.
 

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It doesn't surprise me considering the kit has a date stamp of 1973 ;D

So what about the seats?
 

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its older than me :eek: the seat would have a stabilizing pins on both side I think.
 

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Roy i completly missed this one, i built this kit back in the 90s when i lived in london and had it up until a few years back. i really enjoyed that kit, so ill be looking forward to this
 

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Thanks guys.

So whats the deal with the holes in the back of the seats? Do they need drilled oit or left as is?
 

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wyoroy said:
Thanks guys.

So whats the deal with the holes in the back of the seats? Do they need drilled oit or left as is?
I am no 251/1 specialist ! but Seats are... at times confusing ! depending on the vehicles issue date or Variant !

Don't forget, Your kit is mid 70's maybe Tamiya had limited access to one or made it all up from Blueprints? I don't know !

On the INTERNET, you see a lot of Refurbished machines with various degree of authenticity ! same goes for Finished Models that you can find on line as well... doesn't mean because its on line that it is Authentic !!!

There are a Lot of "Photo etch sets" to replicate the SPRINGS that were the main
Support of the Seat Cushion and Back Rest ! I have seen those Holes on cushion before and they were Air-Holes to let the back breath ! Don't forget that some Army guys would find a nice Blanket or Sheep-skin to cover his CHEAP Army seat to be more comfortable ??? Maybe even take the time to Sew a Canvas Cover ??? or Steal a Seat cushion from another Vehicle.... who knows ? and that's why a lot of peoples just make something up !!!

Good luck !

 

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Thanks for the information. Looking online just seemed to add more confusion as to what's correct. Since there is a huge ejector pin mark in the back of the seat I may just go ahead and cover the back. As you said perhaps the crew covered their seat ;D
 

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wyoroy said:
Thanks for the information. Looking online just seemed to add more confusion as to what's correct. Since there is a huge ejector pin mark in the back of the seat I may just go ahead and cover the back. As you said perhaps the crew covered their seat ;D
you can do Like you've said... or Sand down the Mark and Add those Tiny springs.... from a photo etch set you would have to purchase.... choice is yours and we will go with what you pick.... No Biggy !

Good luck !!!
 

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