Hanomag

Die Jungs can’t be expected to walk everywhere, so I assembled and painted a half-track, a Sd. Kfz. 251/1, for cruising around Budapest. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

The scheme is based on images of the late war Ambush camo pattern. Big patches of red-brown and dark green are applied over a sand-yellow base. Over the top are dots, green on the yellow and light-grey over the brown and green areas. The effect is quite striking, especially with a bit of weathering. A layer of dust has tied the colours together nicely.

This half-track was designed by a German firm Hanomag and came in many variants. The design was so successful it lent its name to the vehicle, although not in official paperwork. Only the support weapon teams to go now to have my Budapest Pocket Defender list ready for the table top. Vorwärts!