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!
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