Jump to content

1/72 ADGZ M35 funkwagen armoured car. FINISHED


Baker
 Share

Recommended Posts

Since 1985 I have been building military models on scale 1/72

I'm going to start a small buildlog of the  ADGZ M35(fu) Mittlerer Panzerwagen from manufacturer ACE.

http://acemodel.com.ua/en/news

http://acemodel.com.ua/en/model/332

 

(Foto from ace)

1.jpg.846528603b0398ce98ebba798e17fbd6.jpg

 

Ace produces plastic scale models in so-called “short run” production.

This means : they make a mold for a model and once the mold is worn out, then the model goes "out of production".

They make interesting and rare models. Buy only suitable for builders with some experience.

This buildlog is not a product review. But just to show you how I make my military models.

 

 

Info about this armoured car :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADGZ

http://www.achtungpanzer.com/polizei-panzerkampfwagen-adgz-m35-mittlere-panzerwagen.htm.

As will be visible on the photos

The construction will not always be smooth. And some pieces will not fit or will need to be replaced.

 

 

Start

 

Box 

IMG_20171124_193806.thumb.jpg.78e7307cf1eab864b6a7a5dea101763b.jpgIMG_20171124_193239.thumb.jpg.8271cdc2770d69150c0e28c1e82d44a1.jpgIMG_20171124_193252.thumb.jpg.0607291383eeacce50759f6b5dbe48bd.jpgIMG_20171124_193221.thumb.jpg.3714476f0d6ae3beee70a3c0ed92922a.jpg

building the hull and the tower

IMG_20171124_193709.thumb.jpg.0457f3e1ad0a0c200e25d918c16f1a23.jpgIMG_20171124_195034.thumb.jpg.d7cc53a6e1f0fa953717a2ef3a3bbf56.jpgIMG_20171124_195236.thumb.jpg.93f5b9fc963015e40ba60756e73540af.jpgIMG_20171125_192610.thumb.jpg.78b3eaf9b6c0c940ddac9e67abb18e46.jpgIMG_20171125_193344.thumb.jpg.b7077e4d84084e9fbc057f1e66e3d624.jpg

 

now i let this dry for at least 24h.

 

Edited by Backer
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Ken,

 

thank you for the positive comment and the link.

Short run kits are indeed a challenge.

But, only thanks to manufacturers such as ace. I can continue my hobby.

Otherwise, with about 1400 models build,  its scratchbuilding or semi scratchbilding for me

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, Roger Pellett said:

What were these vehicles used for?  The large antenna looks like some sort of RDF unit.  Is this so?

 

Roger

Roger,

The frame antenna serves for long-distance communication (FU = Funk = "radio")

It looks that a few of these vehicles were equipped with additional radios and the accompanying antenna during the war.

 

Depending on the type of radio, this was for communication with the commander and / or airforce  support.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_Communications_of_the_German_Army_WW2


The disadvantage of these large antennas was that they were very visible. 

Later in the war, the frame antenna was replaced by a less visible "star" antenna. Because these vehicles became priority targets for the enemy (he who can not communicate with the headquarters can not ask for support or send information about the enemy).

 

General info,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADGZ

 

Thanks for asking 

And everyone thanks for the likes and to follow

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...
1 hour ago, SigEp Ziggy said:

Patrick, sorry about the flood of likes, but I too prefer 1/72 armor and had to say you did an outstanding job on this unusual build.  Thanks for sharing with the forum.

 

Ziggy

 

1 hour ago, ragove said:

Great weathering!

 

50 minutes ago, Barbossa said:

Great work.

I assumed this type of vehicles were only available in a 1/35 scale, which makes this achievement even more impressive.

Thank you for these nice comments 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...