Dragon 1/72 Sdkfz 222 Model Kit

I wanted to post a couple of photos of a Dragon Models 1/72 kit that I just finished.  It is a set of Sdkfz 222's (2 per box) and as is the case with their other 1/72 offerings these are very nicely detailed.  As for wargaming use I'm not sure how these will hold up; each wheel is supported by only a thin plastic axle that I can see breaking in the near future.  There are some wishbone suspension pieces that could likely work as additional support if they were assembled/glued just right, but I couldn't get this to stay put.

The tires were a very nice touch and actually very easy to paint; the rim is well defined and prevented any rubber colored paint from bleeding over (I hate it when that happens painting tires).  There were some small details that were a bit frustrating to get glued on (tow hooks, brass etched canopy, etc.) but once on they were fine.

I decided not to do any paint chipping and stuck to the smooth Panzer Grey with a few mud splatters here and there.  I always enjoy painting mufflers for some reason and these had some nice big ones, unfortunately they are on the undercarriage so not entirely visible.

This turned out being a fun little project and the painting only took me a few hours start to finish.  Comments and feedback are appreciated, I hope you enjoy!


  1. Nice work!
    I love this vehicle :)

    Cheers, Mojo

  2. Veeeeery nice. 2 to a box is a welcome bonus as well. I base all my vehicles for wargaming, so the axles might hold up after all.

  3. Beautifully painted as always!!


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