I took these pictures a while back and I am just getting around to finally posting them. On our home page there is a link to Hammer Six's review of the Taowan Sd.kfz 222 German armored car. I haven't really shown you what he did with that model though. If you read his review and that of other folks around the web, you will know that this model had some problems. Hammer Six worked through the various issues and his 222 is a work of art. But don't take my word for it, here's the proof in living color.
Most of the fit issues were related to the turret and the turret cover frame. Hammer six corrected those issues and then began working on creating a realistic finish. My pictures don't even begin to do the vehicle justice. The weathering is beautiful and unfortunately a lot of the really subtle technique is not visible in my photos. I particularly like his rust spots, they came off looking extremely real. This vehicle would be a museum piece if you just painted it, but Hammer Six's looks like it has been in the field. The weathering is perfect.
I really like that rusty chain on the bumper, the rusty spring shocks and the rusty exhaust pipes. Sometimes the various rust paints can look a little too red too me, the rust that Hammer Six used look just perfect to me. I would like to know what you used buddy.
The 222 has always been a favorite of mine. When I was building 1/35th scale models, I believe that I built no less than 3 or 4 off them. I would love to have one like this, but it is a little beyond my price range. It is such a great size for 1:6th. It is too bad that when 21st was still in business that we didn't get one of these along with that Panzer III they kept promising us. I would have been all over that. Well, that's all for tonight. Until next time, have a good one!
Tonight's UPDATE is going to be mostly pictures. You know I've said many times that a picture is worth a thousand words and I think it is really true in this case. I showed a couple of pictures of Hammer Six's kitchen wagons the other night when I did an Update on our monthly meeting. Tonight you are going to get to see the rest of those pictures and I am going to let them talk for themselves.
Nice, huh? Even if I had a thousand words in my vocabulary, I couldn't have described it any better than these photos. This is just one really sharp setup and Hammer Six has really done it up right with lots of extras. There is just so much eye candy with all those containers and food, etc. It is too cool.
Well, that is all for this week. Hope you found something in the UPDATE that you could use this week (I know I could use a couple of these kitchen wagons). Until next time, have a good one!
GERMAN WWII PDF PRINTABLES ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Hey Campers, as promised, WWII German Printables are now available for making Soldbuchs, Cigarettes, Postcards, Rations and more. There are four new PDF pages on Point Man's Privy which can be downloaded and printed in Hi-Res. It is not everything I would like to eventually make, but it is a pretty fair start and will give you some pieces that you can't get anywhere else without putting out some hard-earned cash.
There is also a link on the printables page to take you to some notes that I made about the items and their construction. Mind you it is not every last detail, but if you have questions, you can always give me a holler. Or ask a question here in the blog.
Hopefully, you will find something that you can use to outfit your Germans. A fun project, but since I have spent most of the weekend working on it, the blog is going to be a bit short this time. Until next time, have a good one!
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