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Aufklärungspanzer Sd.Kfz 140/1, Attack Hobby, 1/72

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The aufklärungspanzer was a late ware reconaissance panzer, made to replace the spähpanzer II luchs, with a 20mm cupolla for self defence against light armoured and areal units. It was base on a, by then obsolete, panzer 38t chassis, which was very rugged and durable (the hetzer family used the same chassis). Only 64-70 units were made by the end of the war, and no survivors exist. they fought in Russia and Europe.


The base is from Attack hobby, and is mostly limited run quality with a very soft detail and plastic.



I will also use the PE-set from Part, which replaces most of the upper surface and the complete cupola:


and a resin set with a basic interior

The hull in dryfit:



then a lot of toolboxes:







the fenders without mounting brackets:



Machine gun cradle (I only added some reinforcements at the angles to avoid breaking of the pivot points



the anti grenade screens



Also some resin sprockets are added in the kit, but these will need some (a lot of) cleaning-up


Edited by Silenoz

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a bit more progress on the cupolla:

rear part is closed, still waiting for a missing part from Part, then I can close the front too...







On to adding the last details in the cupolla



Edited by Silenoz

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thx for the interest, it's just like assembling a very small kit.


Cupola parts ready for cleanup:

Antigrenade netting with handles and bars



The missing gunshield was replaced for free by Part, a big thx for that:



and the main cupola:




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