Eduard Sd.Kfz.251/6 Ausf.C (35742)
by Frank De Sisto
Photo-etched brass in 1/35th-scale for DML kit. Contains: two frets,
one piece of paper, one piece of film and five pages of instructions.
Price: $24.95 USD.
Opened-top vehicles such as half-tracks usually contain “busy”
interiors. This is especially true of vehicles such as the Sd.Kfz. 251/6,
with its radios and ancillary equipment. Eduard has provided a load of
fine details for this vehicle, including: all-new radio sets and their
mounts; details for the kit’s radios, mounts, and tool chests; a
crank handle for the telescoping antenna, details such as head pads, seat
backs, foot pedals and new instrument panel (with optional paper or film
dial faces) for the driver’s compartment, and new internal bits
(including film “glass”) for the vision blocks. The remainder
of the interior receives new rifle and machine-pistol racks, various smaller
boxes and bins, details for existing boxes and bins, hull front-to-rear-segment
attachment flange, fire extinguisher racks and snail-drum ammo racks.
The exterior receives new brackets and mounts for the Notek system as
well as the conventional head-and tail-lamps, chains and hinges for the
external storage lockers, mud flaps, tool storage clamps and brackets,
antenna mounts, turn signal indicators, jerry can racks, chains, boarding
step, side-view mirror and various tie-down brackets. The MG shield is
replaced with an etch item that includes the mount, an AA ring-sight and
Altogether, then, this set will bring the base kit up to a level of detail
worthy of the potential of an open-topped model.
Product images are used by permission of Eduard. Eduard products are
available at retail and mail order shops and directly from the manufacturer
at: www.eduard.cz. Visit their web
site for additional images of reviewed items.