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HobbyBoss Sd. Kfz. 223 Panzerspahwagen Funk

1/35 Radio Car

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Dave Ward17/06/2017 09:12:37
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David L,

no problems - it's confirmed my idea on where the radios should be!. These things had a crew of 3, where did the third man sit??


Dave Ward17/06/2017 12:05:58
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The lower interior hull finished - radios added - I'm still unsure on how much is going to be seen on the finished model...

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Next, I'll prime, and use off white for the basecoat.

The engine compartment has only a mesh separating it from the crew - noisy, and I bet very cold in winter!


Dave Ward19/06/2017 11:28:32
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Interior finished, detail painted and washed..


The chassis, lower hull, and upper hull joined - very good fit all the way round.

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Now, all that detail of the drivers seat - instrument panel etc - totally unseen!


Also, there is a grating, and a turret to fit in the top of the hull, so the interior will be even less visible, but vague shapes will be seen, so it's there now.


Dave Ward19/06/2017 17:22:12
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I'm all for PE - in this model, the grating over the top deck, and the mesh screens over the top of the turret couldn't be done any other way. BUT, the two mudguards ( centre of pic ) have 2 flat PE plates, with slightly bent edges to be added............

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Why? Surely plastic would have worked. There's no alternative, but to use the PE. Gratuitous use of PE is annoying, and could put modellers off, if they can't see any benefit. Ah well, it gave me a reason to blow the dust off my RP PE bender! ( nearly dinner time - got some nice raw meat waiting yes )


John Race19/06/2017 18:19:06
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Dave ,

Some great detail there, even knowing it's going to just be visable is worth the effort .


Dave Ward20/06/2017 15:50:36
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Ready for primer.......

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I've left off the grill, on the top of the hull, so I can stuff the interior with paper towel. This will mask the interior from paint.

Some little pieces of PE defeated me, and were replaced by plastic strip ( the white bits )


Dave Ward21/06/2017 13:06:27
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Far too hot to use the airbrush................................... a few details added, and the turret assembled.

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Hope the temperature drops, not far from finishing!


Dave Ward22/06/2017 15:17:20
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With the temperature 10 C lower than yesterday......primer and basecoat applied.

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Nearly getting to final assembly. I dry fitted the top mesh and turret looks OK

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Aerial, and wheels to be fitted next along with decals & clear bits - nearly finished!

At this time, I'm thinking on my next build. I'll squeeze one in before I start my efforts fot the biplane GB

What I am pondering on amongst others for the Biplane GB...........

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For the build in between, I'll have to look at the stash maybe another wheely thing, maybe not!


Tim Marlow22/06/2017 18:14:37
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Hi Dave

223 is coming on nicely. Pity you can't see the interior......

For the Biplane GB, go for the Heyford. It's just so ugly it's beautiful.....



Dave Ward23/06/2017 13:12:38
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Assembly complete, decals and clear bits on. I've touched up the basecoat, and next is a coat of varnish..........

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Weathering will be next.

I've decided on my next build....

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I've read some varied reviews on this, so we'll see


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