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Cracking the Box: AFV Club Sd.Kfz.2
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 12:32 PM UTC
We take a quick look at the newly released Panzerspahwagen Sd.Kfz.231 (early) from AFV Club.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 01:11 PM UTC
Need to 'proof view' the video. Most of it was upside down.





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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 01:30 PM UTC
Jeff,
Well it was shot facing me (but upside-down to the camera), but then I flipped it on YouTube so it would look right. I noted it didn't do that right away so you may have viewed it before it was fully re-edited. Or you may be referring to the instruction frames in which I was accidentally showing them upside-down as I had done in the other videos.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 01:33 PM UTC
Perhaps, having a grey card, to place behind parts you want to show detail in focus, might help.
This is an interesting kit, Does it seem to be along the lines of similar ones by Dragon?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 02:10 PM UTC
It is a very informative review. The kit looks very well detailed. Another one to add to the wish list.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 02:28 PM UTC
WH= Wehrmacht heere= Armed Forces Army
WL= Wehrmacht Luftwaffe= Armed Forces Air force
OKH- Oberkommando des Heeres= Army High Command

Also any plates with HG on them were part of the Hermann Goering Division specifically , and generally any "88"s had WL plates as these were considered Air Force guns.

I hope these are of some use to you.
Rick
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 04:19 PM UTC
Thanks Rick! Very informative.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 03:06 PM UTC
Any takers yet on that SdKfz 231? Am looking to build this since it's one of my favorite vehicles. Even my wife thinks it's cool looking. The only model she ever considered building, was Tamiya's old 8 rad..Once she got the box lid off and saw all the parts she panicked...If no one else wants to build it, I would love to do a blog on it! Thanks!
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 03:35 AM UTC

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WH= Wehrmacht heere= Armed Forces Army
WL= Wehrmacht Luftwaffe= Armed Forces Air force
OKH- Oberkommando des Heeres= Army High Command


Actually, it should be Wehrmacht Heer, no "e" at the end.

Thanks for pointing that out, Rick. Many modelers confuse "Wehrmacht" with "army," when it means "armed forces" and included ALL military: army, navy, air force, SS and military police. While the SS and air force had a great deal of autonomy, and internecine struggles were common, technically all were under the command of Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW). This article lays out the organizational details nicely.
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 06:13 AM UTC

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Any takers yet on that SdKfz 231?



Yes that one is in the hand of Rick Cooper for review. Thanks for offering though Mark.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 10:54 AM UTC
Excellent review Jim - I really like these video presentations. It was really well done - showed the kit contents perfectly. I have built a few AFV club kits and they used to have such big chunky sprues - making it "tricky" to remove difficult parts without causing damage. They looked a lot finer.

cheers
Mark