Sunday, 20 December 2015

Operation Winter Storm: Panzergrenadiers 10 – Sd.Kfz. 251/C


Next up for the Operation Winter Storm project is some troop transport in the form of a half-track Sd.Kfz. 251/C, perhaps better known by the name of the manufacturer – Hanomag.


The Sd.Kfz. 251 was meant to transport the Panzergrenadiers into combat. Despite a fair number of vehicles being produced, they were always in shortage and most Panzergrenadier units had to make do with trucks for transport.


The Hanomag had room for one squad of men, who thanks to the armour of the half-track was protected against small-arms fire and to some extent artillery fire. In its role as troop transport, the vehicle was armed with at least one MG 34/42, with another mount at the rear, which provided close-support fire for when the soldiers had disembarked.


Once again this is kit from Plastic Soldier Company. As for the earlier kits I put together there were a fair number of components, and the instructions were very "bare-bones" to say the least, but it went together without any major hiccups.


Another step in the right direction for the weathering ...


Thank you for stopping by!

Next up: the final German vehicle for this project.

17 comments:

  1. This is getting better and better. Love the weathering with mud splashes. I think this is the first post with infantry and armour in the same picture? Love the contrast of the white washed Armour and the more clean white (with some blue in it?) cloth on the soldier. You can tell that there is different materials (cloth vs plate). This gives great promise for the force as a whole with the infantry in white and grey and the armour of a more greyish hue. Great visual variety but still within a limited palette. Excellent!
    /Mattias

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    1. Thank you Mattias, that's very kind of you.

      Just like you, I really like the contrast between the dirty grey-white of the vehicle and the cleaner white-grey of the uniform.

      The greys I've used to build up the white of the uniform do indeed have a slight tint of blue, while the vehicle's colour is built up from an off-white/beige base (with lots of greys and whites on top).

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  2. What a stunning piece of modelling, the weathering is just brilliant.

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    1. Thank you Michael, much appreciated! I think I'm slowly (!) getting the hang of weathering.

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  3. Awesome! Fantastic work on this piece Jonas.

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    1. Thanks Phil, that's very kind of you!

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  5. That camouflage effect is perfect...nicely done!

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  6. Another excellent vehicle rolls off the line!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher! Just one more to go ...

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  7. Very effective weathering that really makes it like like whitewash. Keep up the good work:)

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