Volkswagen Schwimmwagen Type 166

(Updated)

I bought this a few years ago but never took the time to get back into modeling. This was still in the box and plastic. This model is more about painting detail than just build/paint/weather. Very small in size but still enjoyable while I wait for information on what transmission housing is needed for a friend, the Sherman tank his dad used while serving in WWII.
All pictures and updates of this VW will be under this post and at the end I’ll put them all together like the last two.

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U.S. M8 Light Armored Car

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This is another old half way done model now completed after 17 years. Finishing up the old models while I wait on information on a Sherman tank request from a good friend.

This M8 needed a lot of clean up work and repair after being moved in the box a few time.

Done and time to move to the next project

Collage
Finished after being in a box for around 17 years. Not sure if I want to finish the other truck and half track or start on the Sherman request and finish 6 wheeled armor car (Greyhound) next. Now that I have more airbrush bottles and Com-Art weathering kit….

Camouflage time

I feel I need more time on this and will work on it

Another Semi Track

This one just needed a little work to finish and is a bit rough (another 16 – 17 year old model put up before being completed)

This will be good for practicing camouflage before finishing the other two. will be using the same pattern and colors, just need to get a pin lines from the airbrush. after that is done it will be time to apply weathering and shading.

 

Still a long way to go

Well it’s starting to look more like a truck then junk. Also took two pics showing how small these are even at 1/35 scale.

 

Testing assembly

Time for testing the assembly to make sure the body parts come together, sanding and filing if needed. Adding the smaller parts and touch up painting on the parts that would be too difficult to reach after everything is glued.

the front wheels and spare still need to be painted and assembled.