Modeller John Ovenden discusses the process of building and painting an ICM Sd.Kfz.251/8.A Ambulance

The model was initially primed with a red oxide primer coat, followed by a XF63 German grey overall coat

The Sd.Kfz.251 designation A through D, with some 22 different variants, was one of Germany’s most widely used half-tracks in World War Two.

Despite this, the German army was still one of the most un-mechanised armies of the war. This vehicle was also known as the Hanomag by both sides of the conflict. Roughly 232 /A versions were built with some being seconded to ambulance duties and converted to carry wounded away from the battlefields.

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