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Sd.Kfz. 253

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The kit is well detailed, with a basic interior which is fairly enough for what can be seen though the hatches. The fit had no remarkably issues and the magic tracks, link by link already cut, allow a realistic finish. The model is painted as "Klärchen", a vehicle from Stug. Abt. 197 in Crimea during 1942. It carried a roughly hand painted camo over the dark grey standard base. He had to add the large jack over the right mudguard, put some track links over the rear mudguard anad remove the front lamps, covering its place with a circular plate. The kit needed also the cable supports on the rear, which was standard for the Sd.Kfz. 253. It has been painted with Vallejo Model Air base, and a mix of Tamiya Dark Yelllow and Buff for the camo. The weathering was done with various oils and pigments.
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About the Author

About Carlos Martin (varanusk)

My main interest is German vehicles and guns, and I like spending time researching the vehicle and the options for the camo once I have chosen a subject. Sometimes I go for specific and rare vehicles, of which only two or three photos are known so it takes me a lot of time to figure how everything w...


Carlos, Great job! Those early german halftracks are an interesting subject. One of my favorites.
MAY 18, 2015 - 09:29 PM
Great piece...I have only recently "discovered" German Half-Tracks...myriad possibilities!....so thanks for sharing the project.
MAY 19, 2015 - 03:14 PM
Thanks for your comments guys, much appreciated. And feel free to add any critic you want! I'm always eager to improve. Someday I will go for the 252 as well, both were interesting variants of the 250 series. But as you said, there are so many options... Cheers Carlos
MAY 24, 2015 - 04:07 PM
Very nice job. I only have the 250/3 in my stash atm, but I have 6 different 251s, a few SdKfz 7s, and several Maultier trucks. I like halftracks.
MAY 24, 2015 - 10:22 PM
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