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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

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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.



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

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