I must just say I would have preferred an HS-30 or say, the AMX 10P, or even a YP-408, but this is not uninteresting. I probably won’t get one but I’m sure it will be an attractive enough little model.
Well done Amusing Hobby (but give the foregoing a little thought please).
This is a pretty good time for Cold War modellers I fully admit, what with the M103A1, and the new Jagdpanzer Kanone, and now the rather obscure AH RU 251; it’s just that I thought if you’re going to bering out something Bundeswehr-ish (such a word?) then give the HS 30 some thought(!)
Just saw this myself Brian. AH are certainly pulling some surprise out of the bag. Would make an interesting model to place next to a Bundeswehr M41, which I think these were supposed to replace? A very nice box art there as well. I have to agree though that your other suggestions would be very welcome!
What make of green did you use for the M41? Struggling to see it clearly as I’m reading this outdoors in a tea garden near Lulworth. Lovely sunny day and the occassional tracked vehicle rumbling past for atmosphere!
Tea garden? Tea garden? Clearly retirement is different for your goodself; I’ve just got back from the Gym where I nearly killed myself(!)
The best colour I’ve found to represent the Bundeswehr’s Gelboliv (“Yellow-Olive”) is Tamiya XF-51 Khaki Drab - obviously for those vehicles up until 1984 when the 3 colour scheme started to come in (without teaching you to suck eggs I’m sure, just remember that it takes years for an Army’s vehicle fleet to be completely re-painted).
Revell, not surprisingly given their German predilictions, also do a “Gelboliv” but whilst it’s a match for the real paint, I feel it’s too dark for 1:35, though I have used it until I discovered the Tamiya paint.
All subjective as always with colours, but for me, Tamiya XF-51 is the way to go. That Spaepanzer will look just fine in it I reckon!