Full Review by Sarah Frazer
Kit Ref: 03335
The Revell Sd.Kfz.247 (247) is a re-box of the ICM Sd.Kfz.247 and there are a few reviews available on the Internet of the ICM version. As I was going to build the 247 in early German Grey it would be important to add some form of colour modulation to break up the otherwise plain grey finish. Various parts of the chassis underneath will be painted in slightly darker shades and some components, like the engine, will be given a satin finish.
Just before we get started, here’s a quick look at how it all turned out…
The contents include 5 sprues, four grey and one clear plastic, along with a set of rubber tyres and the decal sheet.
One of my first actions with any kit is to give all the sprues a good wash then I go over each sprue identifying letter with a Sharpie.
It can be worthwhile looking through the manual to identify where parts are assembled to form a whole part from two ‘halves. Generally once I glue these parts I will leave them overnight for the glued edge to harden so it can be sanded if required. This can be a bit of a bother to keep doing this and waiting for another glued joint to harden. So I look ahead for these ‘half’ parts and bond them all at the same time. After they have hardened overnight I will sand the joint and apply filler as required. On the 247 I assembled the chassis rail left and right sections, the two major cross beams, the eight shock absorbers, the front bumper and the engine. A little filler was required on the chassis rails, the front bumper and the engine.