Sd. Kfz. 234/2 Puma

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Post  beowulf on Mon May 07, 2012 11:03 pm

Sd. Kfz. 234/2 Puma by Revell 1/76

hope im not too late to join the party Razz

i know its been a while since ive joined in here but id like to contribute to the GB

im predominantly a car and bike builder so only dabble in other genres occasionally, i also simply cannot compare with the rest of you guys for resources or skills

but after reading Jennys comments on FB id like to join in just to show my little bit of support and solidarity

..............and doing this kit means i can also do it elsewhere at the same time Very Happy im a member of a site which (or at least is supposed to) focus's on British kits and is 'home' to the Classic British Kits SIG of IPMS UK, since this is a Revell repop of the Matchbox original it qualifies as a CBK

no idea how this is going to turn out, going to built oob, probably a sand/red-brown/green camo job. since its an ex MB kit it comes with the dio base, in this kit it is a section of road with pavement

ive done a few of these Revell/MB over the years and always enjoyed them, did the Sherman Firefly recently and had fun, wish id kept it and did it for this GB now but hey ho, thats how things go





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Post  The Zod on Tue May 08, 2012 2:59 am

A classic kit Bewoulf. I look forward to seeing the progress. cheers

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Tue May 08, 2012 4:02 am

WOW Shocked , it comes with its own diomarama Shocked KEWL !

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Post  beowulf on Tue May 08, 2012 9:01 am

Jenny Ryan wrote:WOW Shocked , it comes with its own diomarama Shocked KEWL !

Jenny flower

all the MB/Revell repops come with one. cant understand why no manufacturer has ever done the same cos i think its a neat idea.

its always something different .....the Protze gets a road with a ditch, the Panzer 2 gets an arabic road with building, M16 got a section of railway, etc

when i did the Sherman it came with a ruined bridge section (thats aaa battery for scale), they are great for playing around with


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Post  beowulf on Wed May 09, 2012 11:37 pm



some progress

looked this kit up, it first came out in 1974 (Matchbox only started selling kits in 1972) which explains why there is a little bit of flash. 40 year old moulds dont last forever and Revell have had them for about 20 of those 40 years

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Post  G Cooper on Thu May 10, 2012 2:44 am


Hi Beowulf:

That is going to be one nice looking little mini diorama when you are finished with it. And I remember those kits myself. Having the little base/diorama in the box was always a big part of the decision of which one to pick next. And your little Puma should look real good sitting on top of it.

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Post  Jenny Ryan on Thu May 10, 2012 4:12 am

WOW Shocked Shocked That is such a kewl idea ! Hmmmmm I need to find which other ones have them

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Post  beowulf on Thu May 10, 2012 10:46 pm

Jenny Ryan wrote: Hmmmmm I need to find which other ones have them


http://www.matchboxkits.org/index.php?cPath=81

that any help?........follow the 'orange' and 'purple' links, then you can click for a series of pics for each one

just remember that these kits are 35 to 40 years old so might not be up to the standards you expect from todays manufacturers but they are immense fun neverless

most of these are available by Revell, they always seem to have some in their range at any one time

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How cool..

Post  Dean Laughlin on Fri May 11, 2012 10:42 am

It is so long since I have seen one of these kits Smile When I started building the Matchie kits they were 75 cents at the toyshop. They were all originally moulded in 2 colors. The only bad thing is it shows my age. Sad Might have to build one for a trip down memory lane. Good posting. Dean

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Post  beowulf on Sun May 20, 2012 10:55 pm

sorry for the gap in updates.....ive been kinda occupied with something else on the bench Very Happy

just finished one of these Yamaha Virago's by tamiya



but now its done i can get back to the teeny tiny Puma

got a base colour on



the paint instructions with this shows two camo schemes.......the tri colour stripey one on the front of the box as in the first post in this thread, and another with looks like mottled spots but instructions being instructions it aint very clear! Mad .....ive been looking on t'internet for any colour pics of this sort of German camo but not really found anything......just wondering if any of you guys have any pics that might help. i have an idea on how to apply such a camo on something so small but id really like a pic to get an idea of what it really looks like

done some work on the base too......plan is to add some rubble at some point


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Post  beowulf on Wed May 23, 2012 6:53 pm

slight problem Mad

ive made a slight cock up which has only just become apparent once ive finished painting the darned thing and trial fitted the wheels..............somehow i got the mudguards out of allignment and cant fit the wheels .....arrrrgh!.. Mad ..too late to do any thing about it so im afraid i must withdraw the Puma from the build and consign it to the spares box Sad

at least thats one good thing about braille scale, i havnt lost much in the way of cash Wink

however i am still planning on using the base.......i will see what else is in the stash thats suitable and use the base for that


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Post  erika rose on Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:37 am

Hi Beowulf, sorry about the mudguards... no way they could be pulled off and reglued? Sad

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