Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A German Sd. Kfz.251 half-track at 1/32 scale

To have a Sd.Kfz. 251 in 1/32 scale was key to be able to build Petite Infanterie Panzer divisions. Having built mostly Panzer III and IV, we clearly needed armored vehicules for our panzergrenadiers.

Like mentioned in Wikipedia:

"The Sd.Kfz. 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was a WW2 German armored fighting vehicle designed by the Hanomag company, based on their earlier, unarmored Sd.Kfz. 11 vehicle. The Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers (German mechanized infantry) into battle. Sd.Kfz. 251s were the most widely produced German half-tracks of the war, with at least 15,252 vehicles and variants produced by various manufacturers, and were commonly referred to
simply as "Hanomags" by both German and Allied soldiers.[1]"

Sd.Kfz. 251 in 1/32 scale
Matchbox Africa Korps have the perfect size for that vehicule.

Sd.Kfz. 251 in 1/32 scale
The Sd.Kfz has a pretty low silhouette

Sd.Kfz. 251 in 1/32 scale
The front show the latest model without bumper.

Sd.Kfz. 251 in 1/32 scale
Two colors were used: Grey Panzer and Panzer night blue

Sd.Kfz. 251 in 1/32 scale
We can clearly see the two sighting slots. 

Sd.Kfz. 251 in 1/32 scale
Our Sd.Kfz. 251 at 1/32 scale can carry around 6 men; a little less than the real one  

That's all folk!


  1. Shall a mold be made and resin copies produced?

    1. I never though about it. I have no expertise in molding but why not?