I’ve been taking a break from railways finishing this WWII German command car, Sd.Kfz. 247 Ausf.B.
Wikipedia tells me…
Daimler-Benz built 58 of these in 1941—1942 on a four-wheel drive heavy car chassis (s.Pkw. Typ 1c). The front-mounted engine was an 8-cylinder, 3.823-litre (233.3 cu in) Horch 3.5 petrol engine, giving it a road speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). It had a maximum range of 400 km (250 mi).
The Sd.Kfz. 247 had an open-topped, thinly armored body mounted on a wheeled chassis. It was unarmed as its six-man crew was not intended to fight; rather, it was intended for use by the commanders of motorcycle and motorized reconnaissance battalions.
It’s an ICM 1/35 injection moulded kit, made in Ukraine, so it’s a worthy purchase. Incredibly detailed, especially the chassis, and the interior, with seats and radio equipment. It all fits together almost perfectly, though there are a couple of seams I should have filled. I’ve learnt a few new tricks building it, not least washing and priming the plastic parts, then thinning the acrylic paint for a better finish. I’m not really keen on an airbrush, but the finish isn’t too bad on this kit. The next one I build will be weathered and washed to pick out the detail.
There will be a next one, but it’s (probably) back to railways now.