Sunday, June 10, 2018

Chinese Sd.Kfz 221 and T-26

As my Chinese forces are now seeing more Bolt Action WW2 games rather than Back of Beyond, I figured it was time to upgrade their vehicles. Luckily Warlord had a sale a while back, so I picked up their 1/56 Sd.Kfz 221 armored car and T-26 light tank.

The resin body of the Sd.Kfz 221 was well cast, but I had some issues with the metal wheels not lining up evenly on the pegs, so it wobbles a bit on the table.  However, I don't think it's very noticeable when looking at it. I went with the historical grey color as seen on Tank Encyclopedia, but took a few liberties with the decal placement.

The T-26 resin elements required a fair amount of clean up (particularly the treads and the underside of the turret), but once that was done everything went together quite well. The treads are shared with the Vickers 6-ton model, so you will need to fill in the headlight holes on the front fenders.The paint scheme again follows the one presented on Tank Encyclopedia, though I have added a Chinese number 9 to the side, as it originally looked a bit dull.

Overall, these were quick to paint up and I'm happy with the final results.