Daimler Dingo Mk.Ia Scout Car
|Kit #: PS720052||Review by Rob Haelterman|
For a construction review by Al Magnus, see here.
A technical description can be found here.
The S-Model kit has been wel described by Al. Worthy of note is that in my kit the plastic parts were prone to cracking, for instance in the radiator area and at the walls of the fighting compartment.
The Dan Taylor parts had quite a few air bubbles that needed filling in, for which I used stretched sprue of varying thickness.
having been very sloppy with my planning. For instance, I started
filling in the box on the front fender, before I decided to go for
the vehicle shown above, which lacks this item.
Having removed the front fenders, I started scratch-building the Vorpanzer (spaced armor on the nose) seen in the pictures.
Only after having painted and weathered the kit did I add the wheels, when my sloppy planning came to bite me: the wheels touched the fenders. Changing the angles required some substantial work, which in the end made me strip all the paint and start over.
finished the kit a second time, I discovered that this vehicle didn't
have the tubular support for the sliding roof, which is apparently
a feature of a Dingo Mk.Ia.
Some other remarks:
The decals came from the spares box. I can't remember where each one came from, but the Balkenkreuze came from one of my ICM Sd.Kfz.222 kits (which is a great source of spare decals) and the licence plates were from JK Resin, which contains individual numbers, allowing me to copy the real licence plate.
my own bad planning (and the cracking of the plastic parts), this
little kit gave me quite a headache, but, in the end, the result was
Below are some pictures of Danilo Carli's scratchbuilt conversion of this kit to a Mk.II.