Andrew's 1/72 ICM SdKfz 222

adt70hk

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Hi all

Been following this GB since joining and had thought about doing something else but the part count was too high for my liking. Then I came across this whilst reorganising my cupboard last night!

Obligatory box, sprue and instructions shots below.

Andrew

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First impressions of the sprue are very good. Nice crisp moulding and no obvious flash. It even comes with a little bit of PE for the anti-grenade wire mesh turret cover.

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Instructions - only 1 sheet A4 size but very clear and easy to follow

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Dave, Steve - Thanks for stopping by.

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Below are some closer sprue shots (including penny for scale) to give you an idea of the size. Flash is unfortunately not as absent as I first thought but it's not awful.

You'll see that there's some reasonable detail even down to the suspension springs (last shot). I've already started assembly but dinner got in the way and so three parts is not much to show! ;)

Andrew

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So for once I had a productive modelling weekend and have the hull/body complete. All parts are off the sprue but I've deliberately not fully assembled it to make the really small parts easier to paint.

On the whole it was pretty straightforward, the fit on the the two halves of the hull. The only downside was me cutting off what was meant to the filler cap off in the mistaken belief it was bad moulding. The flash on the thinner pieces also made it interesting!

I even managed to give it a blast of primer yesterday but forgot to take the pic. Sorry.

ACW as usual

Andrew

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Main hull assembled

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Small parts ready for priming (I have masked the gluing surfaces with PVA glue)

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The smallest part of the kit..... :fearful:

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Good luck getting that penny to stick LOL. I may start using PVA as I find masking fluid seeps out everywhere and as it's blue it can be easily seen. Nice update Andy
 

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That is tiny, nice start though Andrew.
 

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Good luck getting that penny to stick LOL. I may start using PVA as I find masking fluid seeps out everywhere and as it's blue it can be easily seen. Nice update Andy
Thanks Steve.

To be honest I have no idea if it will work well or not as the idea only came to me as I was putting the parts on my newly patented 'Specially Sticky Spray Surface Sheet' (aka upside down masking tape stuck onto cardboard). Most of it has been applied to the hull, although I did do a few bits on the chassis and in that case it appears to have been a success but I will have to see.

As for the penny I've got a 6" bolt that I'm planning to use just to make sure it stays in place!!! :tongue-out3:


That is tiny, nice start though Andrew.
Thanks Ian. It is indeed small but quite nicely formed! :smiling3:
 
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