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Dragon's 1/35 scale Schützenpanzer
Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C

by Chris Wauchop


Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C Schützenpanzer

images by Brett Green

Dragon's 1/35 scale Sd.Kfz. 251C is available online from Squadron




Chris Wauchop has just finished Dragon's recently released Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. C Schützenpanzer kit.

Construction was generally trouble free but the instructions do have some anomalies. These include:

  • Step 3 - The instructions suggest that you make two sets of front wheel axles, and the attachment position of parts is incorrect.

  • Step 5 - Rear bench diagrams are labelled with the wrong part numbers.

  • Step 14 - It would have been nice if the instructions advised how many track links per side.



Aside from these issues, construction was relatively straightforward.



  1. Headlight wiring from soldering wire

  2. Width indicators reconstructed using fine brass wire

  3. Tool retaining strap handles added from fine wire.

  4. Radio antennae replaced with tapered brass wire.

  5. Shoulder straps on all weapons and chin straps on helmets added using strips of lead foil.




Paiting and Markings


Chris used one of the marking options supplied with the kit. He assumed that this vehicle would have been delivered in Panzer Grey, then the outside surfaces would have been overpainted in Dark Yellow and Red Brown.

All paints were applied with the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush equipped with the fine tan tip.

Tamiya XF-24 Dark Grey was used for the overall colour. The overpainted exterior was a mixture of Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow and XF-2 Flat White. The disruptive pattern is XF-64 Red Brown and XF-24 Dark Grey - although the Dark Grey creates the illusion of actually being green.



The Ivory colour of the driver's compartment is mostly Tamiya X-2 Gloss white with around 2% XF-64 Red Brown.



Additional Images


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SdKfz 251 Half-Track 1939–45
New Vanguard 25
Author: Bruce Culver
Illustrator: Jim Laurier
US Price:
UK Price: £8.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 November 27, 1998
Details: 48 pages; ISBN: 1855328461
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Model by Chris Wauchop
Text Copyright © 2004 by Chris Wauchop and Brett Green
Images Copyright © 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 01 June, 2004
Last Updated 01 June, 2004

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