Home  |  What's New  |  Features  |  Gallery  |  Reviews  |  Reference  |  Forum  |  Search

Trumpeter's 1/35 Scale
Hotchkiss, 7.5cm auf Geschutzwagen 39(H)

by Andrew Judson

 

Hotchkiss, 7.5cm auf Geschutzwagen 39(H)


images by Brett Green


Trumpeter's Hotchkiss, 7.5cm auf Geschutzwagen 39H will be available online from
Squadron

 

Construction

 

When I first saw Trumpeter's 1/35 scale Hotchkiss kits I knew that I would build one. When reading reviews about them, a lot had not very promising comments made.

I decided to pay no attention to these and started to build so that I could make the judgement for myself.

 

 

When building this kit, yes, there were a couple of stages that could be improved upon, being, the tracks which are a bit to long, the upper hull needs care to make it fit right, the instructions were a bit vague on the fitting of the gun and shields, but with a little thought all ended up going together okay.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

When painting the kit, I decided to paint it in two parts, so as to get the interior detail. Once the interior was finished and weathered I then put the two parts together and painted the exterior in a faded three tone camouflage scheme, followed by scratches and scrape marks, then a very light dusting of Flat Clear with a touch of Buff to tone everything down.

The last feature added was the foliage which I got from my parents-in-law's back yard. It is Fennel plant dried out. I think its quite convincing in 1/35 scale.

 

 

You may notice a dead soldier in the back of the fighting compartment. This kit is going onto a diorama that will be featured later when completed.

I really enjoyed this kit and, apart from the minor problems, is an excellent model.

Give one a go. It won't disappoint.


 

 

Additional Images

 

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:


Model and Text Copyright 2005 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 March, 2005
Last Updated 21 March, 2005

Back to HyperScale Main Page