Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rads – Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rads - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, What a Tanker, Battlegroup, 1:100, 1/100

With my desert Panzers slowly coming to an end, next up was to get some of the ancillary models painted. I’ve always loved armoured cars, since I had a little Matchbox toy of a Daimler Dingo as a child, and I’ve also always liked the interesting angular shapes of German armoured cars and half-tracks. I probably thought that these unusual designs from the 1930’s and 40s looked futuristic back then. 🙂

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rads - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, What a Tanker, Battlegroup, 1:100, 1/100

The current incanation of the DAK force list in Flames allows for either one or two units of 2x 231 Scout Cars. With 2021 supply issues, I was unable to find any DAK-specific boxed sets, but I did find a Late-War SS box, so those got painted for the different force in a different theatre. The only difference I can seem to see is that some of the models often painted in desert colours have additional front and/or rear armour. The PSC kit has these as optional extras, but I’ve been unable to get hold of that box, so maybe in the future for a different force.

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rads - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, What a Tanker, Battlegroup, 1:100, 1/100

I actually prepped and sprayed these months and months ago, but had to wait on my decal order from Skytrex for German Number plates (highly recommended, by the way – their 2-colour decals are actually lined up properly, unlike both Battlefront and PSC who both use the same print house). I also clipped their wonky, bendy, unstable main guns and replaced them with straight wire from a paperclip. I may have lost a tiny bit of gun detail, but I’ll take that in the trade-off of not having them look like limp noodles!

Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rads - Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War, What a Tanker, Battlegroup, 1:100, 1/100

These models were all painted in the same manner as my previous Panzers, with a little of the milliput stowage added here and there to make the models a little more distinct. No unit numbers or designations, but I added an additional Balkenkruz to the upper hull of two of them to designate the unit leaders.

18 thoughts on “Battlefront 15mm Sd.Kfz.231 8-Rads – Deutsches Afrikakorps/Panzerarmee Afrika for Flames of War

  1. Great work on your armoured cars mate, think you made the perfect call on the gun barrels, and the transfers look spot on (not that they look like transfers)

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    • Cheers Dave, They were wonky as all hell, so I had to figure out a solution and luckily for me, the smaller paper clips I had around were close enough to the perfect size to replace the originals. The transfers took forever with how many of them there are using the gloss, transfer, gloss, satin method – tedious and slow (due to drying time) but it does work well at least! 🙂

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  2. Love the paintjobs, as ever. I’m glad you like the Skytrex stuff, I’ve been holding off on a small order from them for a bit, but if they’ve impressed you I’ll go ahead!

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    • Thank you. The 15mm WWII stuff has been great in terms of weathering and chipping practise, so when I get to doing things like weathered Imp Guard and AdMech vehicles, etc, I should have levelled up a few times, hopefully! 😉

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