Pulled one of my many Ma.K (Maschinen Krieger) kit out a few nights ago and started to build. The Hasegawa 1/20 FALKE is a fun kit and the pilot is OK. I decided to follow a good friends build of this kit to include the pilot conversion. Just a start and hope to have more images soon.
I was able to finish most of the build over the last two nights and I am happy with the current progress. I had to change a few items as you can see from the Gaso-Line conversion kit but overall Im happy with it. First, the hatch behind the commanders position was not that good so I made a new one out of plastic card and hinges out the same. The antenna rail on the top in my kit was broken so I used a piece of evergreen U shape beam to replace it. The other major item was the cover around the antenna mount. The one from Gaso-Line was damaged in my kit so I made one from plastic card. Mine is a bit to thick but I think it’s OK.
Overall I’m almost done with the build and I’m starting to think about the base. Not sure about how many figures yet but this is the fun part for me.
Well, I was all ready to start my submarine and then a commission was landed in my lap, and as this is for business and the sub was for fun , business wins.
One of my friends on Facebook who has seen my work before asked my to build him a German Sd. Kfz 253 in 1/48 scale for his collection. This individual is a huge battle of kursk enthusiast and wants a model of this vehicle in the early days of the battle with a few figures. So, as I had the Tamiya kit and the Gaso-Line conversion in 1/48 scale already I said great. I have the kit mostly complete minus a few items and tracks, but it should be ready for paint in a few days. Below I have posted some images of the build and images I used for reference.