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Old 08-02-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Sd.Kfz 250 right off the factory floor

Well every part is built and she is complete only weathering is left to do. The basic paint job is done, now the question is to leave her grey and age her or to give her the early camo look around 1942.
I almost hate to dirty her up. Two last things to do after she is weathered is to make two weld seams down the back after the top and bottom half are together and add the leather straps to hold the tools.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:14 PM   #2
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CLEAN! I understand your hesitation, she does look great just as she is! Nothing wrong with Camo, but these beasties look good in Grey I think. Nice job.

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Old 08-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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I agree that is one sweet halftrack
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:50 PM   #4
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Very nice. You know, there were such a thing as newly delivered equipment. I would just lightly add some dust to the running dear and some wear to the tools and a little scuffing on the decking inside and around the rear door, and let it go at that.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:40 PM   #6
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Please keep her gray! They look best in that color as battlezone said.
And as Sourdoh said,she could be newly delivered and then you dont have to mess her up.
She looks beautiful as she is,I would not do anything more to her.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:44 PM   #7
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Simply Beautiful !!!!
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:50 PM   #8
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:25 AM   #9
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Very clean and perfect.
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:37 AM   #10
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gary, gray all the way. very light dusting, don't go heavy handed.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:31 PM   #11
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i self prefer clean vehicles.
nice work
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:37 PM   #12
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Steve, You know I think you built the best 250 ever a true museum quality piece for sure. I have to say I think a nice camo job would be great but if you do decide to leave it gray you have to at least weather it. To me a military vehicle has to show it's battle worn. I am sure there was never a showroom condition vehicle in the field the only ones I could see new looking would be if it was just used in parades or never made it out of the factory.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:28 AM   #13
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Thanks guys,
Well I will be fishing all week so I have some time to think about it and a couple of days at home before I go back to work to paint her or just weather her up a bit.
She will have marking of the GD division and if she stays grey she will be a least a light weathering and dusting for the summer of 42 offensive.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:32 AM   #14
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Wonderful work on this 250.
I don't have to say that I like vehicles with "some" weathering. It will only make this masterpiece look even better!
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:25 PM   #15
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Wonderful workmanship . I have followed your build from the start . I would take two options . 1 leave it as it is , and walk away . 2 send it to scott at faded armor . If it's going to be weathered it's has to be done well . I know as my tiger and sherman where weathered by one of the best in the world Noel Munday . Like you I new I could build to a high standard but painting and weathering is not my thing . Regards Dale
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Old 08-07-2009, 04:30 PM   #16
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This is inspiring for me. I hope I can get near this quality. Colour is great so either have it as a 'musuem' piece as it is or maybe a light dusting on the wheels and tracks to show some use.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:50 AM   #17
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Come up nicely Steve!
Can you please post some pics of what you did to connect the steering column to the steering arm? Did you make it so it could move? I've had a hell of a time trying to find decent photos of the connection.
Would also like to see some photos of the small housings you've done that sit behind the plates at the front of the chassis for the suspension dampers.
Great work and thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-25-2009, 08:09 AM   #18
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:29 AM   #19
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Thanks guys
Hope these help Allan, it does not turn, needed static display only.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:31 AM   #20
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Thanks Steve, you did a good job of interpreting the whole arrangement. What did you use for reference for your front end? I'm finding I'm having to rely mostly on photos of the Kruse Skoda B from 60 and online.
Considering the amount of effort you put into the rest of it, is there a reason why you opted to leave the wedge design of the front of the chassis?
Thanks for the photos, you obviously had a great time on it.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:52 AM   #21
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@ Heavygang

Is this piece of art you have made from Armor hobbies? If so, Are all these small parts like the mg42, hammer, ...included in the kit? Or are there some parts you still have to buy to complete him?
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:47 AM   #22
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none of the detail parts come with the AH halftrack. All you get is a basic halftrack hull, wheels, and running gear. HG has extensively modified it whith detail parts and scratchbuilt items. A truely work of art and a labor of love
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:40 PM   #23
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I used the books Total Detail publications. There was a volume two technical that was to be published but never came out. In the back of one of my books they had up coming series publication. It was to be a book of all technical areas of the 250. They had small pictures of the front end
so I looked at them with a magnifying glass and built the front end from those technical drawings. The wedge shape is how it was on the real 250.
I guess you what you mean by wedge is the A frame front end.
Just like Pzwest said nielsvv, basic kit. The only parts I used from the kit
was the upper and lower hull and it was cut apart to rework angles and length.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:48 PM   #24
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You're kidding me. I never even thought to take any notice of those picks and there's some great info in there.
I'm bleedin' they never released that volume. Would've gladly foresaken the first volume for it.
Cheers!
The section i was referring to when I mentioned the wedge, is the front most section of the chassis that the towhook mounts are attached to. On the AH vehicle they taper out towards the end.
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:16 AM   #25
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check my gallery on my 250 build SSP
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:20 PM   #26
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Hi HG where did you get the tripod unit for your halftrack? I have searched for tripods but can only find the other type nothing like the one you used. Yours looks like a bunny ear bino tripod. Thanks Harold
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Old 08-30-2009, 05:13 PM   #27
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Hey Harold,
It is the anti-aircraft set item no. 71127 from cyber hobbies
I bought it at echo base hobbies.
I think alot of people think the 250 carried the Binocular tripod but it was the anti-aircraft one, I read somewhere crews set it up when stopped and
digging in for the night.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:44 PM   #28
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Thank you Steve
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:59 PM   #29
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Nice,
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:35 PM   #30
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Even if it hads been said before: Very very nice!

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Old 09-24-2009, 02:22 AM   #31
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Well I have searched and searched for one of those tripod mounts and come up dry. Guess I will have to scratchbuild one of the tripods. Does anyone have any pics of this tripod also a dimension would also be a great help.... Thanks Harold
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