15mm German SdKfz 251 Armoured Half Track

The SdKfz 251 (Sonderkraftfahrzeug 251) half-track was an armoured fighting vehicle designed and first built by Nazi Germany’s Hanomag company during World War II. The largest, most common, and best armored of the wartime half-tracks, the SdKfz 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. Widely known simply as “Hanomags” by both German and Allied forces, they were widely produced throughout the war, with over 15,252 vehicles and variants produced in total by various manufacturers.

Like some of my other models I am unsure of the manufacturer of this one. However it is a completely metal model. I want to use this one to test out my German armour paint scheme. I might then use it to create a Flames of War objective.

I found the frontal weapon and stuck it to the model.

After that the next stage was a white undercoat.

Another view.

You can see how it compares to a Flames of War resin and plastic SdKfz 251 in this photograph.

As you can see there is not only more detail of the FoW model, but the detail is crisper and more defined. The plastic tracks certainly help here as does using resin for the main body.

The next stage will be to give the underbody a dark brown basecoat.

See full workbench feature on the German SdKfz 251 Armoured Half Track.

One thought on “15mm German SdKfz 251 Armoured Half Track”

  1. Pedantic anorak boy says: the sdkfz wasn’t the largest of the German half-tracks. The Famo Sdkfz 9 18-tonner was the largest.

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