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Old 02-13-2009, 10:13 PM
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Sd.Kfz. 234/2 "Puma"

Hey Guys,
this kit was lying around here for a while.
It is DMLīs Sd.Kfz. 234/2. I built it a couple of months ago, but could never force me to finally finish it. Today I received the wonderful Bronco Single Wing Nuts and, as funny as it may sound, those gave me the push to put the final touches on it.
The kit itself is a beauty and wonderfully engineered. I didnīt care much about the interior of the hull, as this will not be seen once the turret is on, so I only painted the interior of the turret.
Apart from the kit itself I used:
PE - Eduard 35962 (only some minor details such as parts for the tool holders and the holders for the Jerry cans, for the Tool clamps, I used ABERīs revised tool clamps.
right headlight, Jerry cans, smoke discharger - Tasca
single wing nuts - Bronco
Antennas (only one on the pics) - Modellbauwelt Bliestal (star from DML)
Mantlet and barrel - Armorscale B35-075 (amazing pieces!!!)
some missing weld seams - Green Stuff









As you see, I removed the pins on the brake drums to turn the wheels.
I will paint this one as a Puma of the Panzer Lehr Division in Normandy.
The first coat of Dark Yellow is on, but as this needs to dry now, no pics of this step yet .
I hope you like it so far.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:21 PM
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Looks like a nice clean build.

I built one of these and it was a blast, a very well engineered kit IMO.

Looking forward to the paint.
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Old 02-14-2009, 03:57 AM
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Excelent start ! I adore him ! I'm waiting for more.

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Old 02-14-2009, 05:14 AM
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As mentioned above, a nice and clean build, the extra efford really paid off. Looking forward to see it painted. Any idea whitch scheme?

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Old 02-14-2009, 06:21 AM
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Hi Markus,

nice build. You did the steel texture on the turret armor plates, didn't you? It's a very nice touch.
How do the Eduard Jerry can holders fit on the actual cans? They're looking a little too big for the Tasca cans?
Anyway, I'm looking forward to your painting as this is always going to be very nice.

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Old 02-14-2009, 07:57 AM
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Hey mates,
thanks a bunch for the kind words!

Ken,
yes, the kit almost falls together like a Tamiya-Kit. I canīt remember any problems during the build.

Mateusz,
I will post an update later. Pretty boring as it is just plain Dark Yellow, but an update nontheless .

Erik,
I will go with the scheme for the Panzer Lehr as described in the instructions. Dark Yellow with pretty broad stripes of Green and Brown running over it. I donīt know if it is correct, but I think it looks pretty cool, so...

Johannes,
Wow, you are sharp eyed. Yes, I did a slight texture on the turret as it looked too boring without.
The Tasca-cans are a good fit lengthwise, the width is a slight bit to small, but it could as well be the Eduard-holders which are to wide. I will see how this turns out once the kit is finished and I will glue in the cans.
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:53 AM
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Nice clean build...can't wait to see it in paint
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:56 AM
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Marco,
thanks buddy, your wish is my pleasure:

So, here we go .
The Puma was primed with Testors Gray Primer and after this had dried itīs basecoat mixed from Tamiya Acrylics, thinned with Tamiyaīs Laquer Thinner and a few drops of Mr. Retarder.









Next step will be a slight Postshading and lighting the Dark Yellow.

Let me know what you think.

Oh, and almost forgot, make that a hit-me-hard Blog where you can say whenever you see something that is missing or looks crappy, without worrying to hurt me .

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sweet so far
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Hi Markus,

My favorite German armored car.......how'd you know? heheh

Nice paint job, ok here's the first hit.....the wheels look a little strange to me in that the rear ones should be turned more in opposite direction? Or maybe I'm just full of it?

With 8 wheel steering I would think they would turn more together.....

Just an observation not a criticism.....really nice work!

Cheers, Paul

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