Upgrading A Sdkfz 7/2

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Flak and trailer
The Flak 37 is the newest part of the kit so consequently it is the best-detailed. A number of rivets and bolts was added based on museum photos where needed. The armor shields were made thinner with a knife and abrasives and the sight was detailed using putty, wire and sliced plastic rods. The kit gun barrel was replaced with one from Lion Roar.

The trailer frame was taken from the Tamiya Flak 37 kit (#35145). The box was made from Tamiya 1.0mm styrene plate with the dimensions of the box at : Length 53mm, Width 48mm, Height 30mm. The doors were made from 0.3mm plastic plate and the latches were taken from a PE set. The trailer road wheels were cut a little on the bottom to imitate the weight of the load. The nipples on the wheels are made from Model-Point nickel tubes. I decided to add something unusual to my model the bicycle. It is Tamiya`s with Lion Roar PE and represents one taken from civilians. It was painted before gluing to the vehicle.

To finalize the details, I added number plates from Aber, spent resin shells from JK Resin, and a water canister from Tank. The jacket, bottle, and newspaper were taken from my stock. The camouflage net was made from a gauze bandage soaked with PVA glue.

The painting
The base color (tamiya XF-78 acrylics) was twice cowered with Sin Industries filter for Dark yellow AFV. Then the washes with 502 Abt paint were made. After that I made chips to metal with Vallejo acrylics. The dust was made with MiG pigment P028 Europe Dust. The barrel was painted Gun Metal and weathered with MiG pigments as well.
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About the Author

About Wladimir Yashin (Genscher)


Great job, Wladimir. Especially on the cab. Thanks for sharing
OCT 09, 2007 - 07:30 PM
Excellent work Wladimir, I'll be following your pics closely when I do mine.
OCT 09, 2007 - 10:17 PM
beautiful work i have this one im eager to build but i need to locate some replacment tracks but i will definatly be referencing this when the time comes, great job. Ron.
OCT 09, 2007 - 10:47 PM
An excellent overhaul on an old kit. Sometimes I think it's more fun to upgrade an older/poorer quality kit than build a good one OOB! Great work, well done. James
OCT 10, 2007 - 12:06 AM
Beautiful! Were did you get the 37mm ammo cans? I'm looking for Flak 37 & 43 ammo cans.
OCT 10, 2007 - 12:34 AM
Thank you for reply, Matthew! The barrel was painted Model Master Burnt Metal, then weathered with MiG gun metal pigment.
OCT 12, 2007 - 08:29 AM
The shells are from JK Resin.
OCT 12, 2007 - 08:31 AM
By the way, you can see my models on my site: LINK
OCT 12, 2007 - 08:34 AM
That is really a stunning job! The added detail is well thought-out, and superbly done!
OCT 13, 2007 - 04:07 PM
Nice work Wladimir. Mrosko
NOV 02, 2007 - 01:37 PM