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MAC's 1/72 Scale
Horch 108 Type 40

by Chris Wauchop

 

Horch 108 Type 40

images and text by Brett Green


Mac's 1/72 scale Horch 108 Type 40 is available online from Squadron

 

Description

 

Here is Chris Wauchop's 1/72 scale Horch 108 Type 40. The distinguishing feature of this variant is that the spare tyres are carried inside the car body.

Chris reports that this model was a pain to build, but the results are quite satisfying. The first problem is that the instructions are imprecise, with arrows pointing at general positions on the drawings, but positive location marks are not present. Also, many of the parts required significant clean-up prior to assembly.

It was also a challenge to get all four wheels on the ground at the same time.

The kit did not come with a clear part for the windscreen, so Chris cut a section of acetate for that job. He sprayed around an arc-shaped mask on each side of the windscreen to represent dirty glass surrounding the wiper pattern.

 

 

Chris's Horch was painted overall Tamiya German Grey using the Testor Aztek airbrush. Pastel chalk was applied to depict dust, and additional shading was achieved by spraying a thinned mix of Flat Black and Red Brown followed by a selective oil wash.

The model was sealed with a coat of Gunze Flat Clear, which toned down the weathering in general and the chalk in particular. More pastel chalk was added after the flat coat to compensate.

 

 

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Model by Chris Wauchop
Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 October, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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