… in amid the domestic chaos that is usual on a Sunday.
Three PSC SdKfz 250/9’s – that’s the recce version with the 20mm cannon in a turret. Dead easy to put together – typical nice PSC kit, very hard to get wrong.
One Flames of War SdKfz 250/5 – that’s the ‘Rommel’ command blister. Resin and metal, and absolutely bloody horrible to work on. The tracks didn’t fit without some pretty ruthless application of a file, and the bedstead aerial requires you to be capable of microsurgery, as far as I can tell. As I grumbled on Twitter at the time:
At risk of sounding like a bit of whinge, really not sure how ordinary people are supposed to attach the bedstead aerial on the FoW SdKfz 250/5. Essentially its five bits of whitemetal held on to the resin hull by 8 0.5mm^2 tiny dobs of glue and much prayer and cursing.
— Trouble At T’Mill (@TaTM_blog) March 17, 2019
To add insult to injury I dropped two of the stanchions on the floor somewhere during the third and fourth attempts to get everything to stick, and completely lost them, so two of them are actually thin bits of MDF. For future reference, a cheap UHU clone and lots of patience actually works better then superglue + accelerator.
That said, they’re all now undercoated with AP Desert Yellow (my goto Dunkelgelb/Mittelstien) ready for a quick camo job tomorrow lunchtime. I should also note that unlike, say, PSC and FoW Shermans, they are pretty much exactly the same length to the millimetre.