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Tamiya Kit No. 32583 - German Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf. E/F
Tamiya Kit No. 32578 - German Motorcycle and Sidecar


Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf. E/F &
German Motorcycle and Sidecar

Tamiya, 1/48 scale

by Brett Green


This is is Tamiya's new 1/48 scale Panzerkampfwagen 38(t) Ausf. E/F and the recent German Motorcycle and Sidecar - actually a BMW R75.

I have added some stowage to lend interest and variety to the otherwise grey vehicles.



The green packs and tarps are made from Kneadatite two-part epoxy putty, the jerry can rack was scratch built from thin Evergreen plastic strip, and the other stowage items are from various Value Gear, Black Dog and Plus Model sets.



I used the resin and photo-etched Hauler update set for the motorcycle. This is particularly effective for the spoked wheels.



The models were painted with the Testor Aztek airbrish fitted with the tan-coloured "Fine" tip.

Base paint is Tamiya acrylic XF-24 Dark Grey. I think it looks about right as a dusty vehicle after weathering, especially in this smaller scale.



A detailed Feature Article describing construction, painting and weathering will appear in Issue 111 of Model Military International magazine.

Thanks to Tamiya for the sample

Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited

Model, Images and Text by Brett Green
Page Created 25 April, 2015
Page Last Updated 27 April, 2015