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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Kleines Kettenkraftrad HK 101

Here are some more images of Dragon Models (former Aurora/ESCI molds) 1/9 scale Sd.Kfz.2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad HK 101. This in my not so humble opinion is the ultimate motorbike (if you could call it as such). I often see this model done in Africa corps yellow, panzer grey or the dark yellow/red brown/dark green colour scheme. So I decided to do mine in winter camouflage. The winter scheme is more complicated then at first may appear. First I painted it in the three tone colour scheme, then I apply decals, then I applied heavily thinned white paint to give it a white wash appearance and finally weathering. If you come across any of the old 1/9 scale Aurora/ESCI motorcycle model kits or their re release counterparts by all means buy them as they are beautifully detailed and an absolute joy to build and in my opinion one of the best kit series ever produced.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking at historic photos of German armor last night, I noticed most of the numbering was hand painted. Neatly done, but not nearly so neat as decal sets would have it.
Have you come across kits with decals that reflect this?

Warren Zoell said...

Only when it comes to Soviet armor it seems.
Often symbols and numbers were sprayed on using stencils.