The launch date for the Sd.Kfz.222 4.Serie armoured car beckons. Nearly all of the prepared components for the le.Pz.Sp.Wg. armoured car have been blasted, primed and painted. The large stowage bin is nearly out of the way and has been fitted with the various clips and locking devices. One small change has to be administered to it tomorrow. The stowage bin has been primed (see lead image) and will be top coated tomorrow.
The grill under the turret rear and crew cabin roof is now complete. This took a lot longer than expected and will be primed and painted today as well. The next task is reassembling the grenade net which had to be completely disassembled to remove all vestiges of the old mesh. The new mesh will be fitted this week as the net frame comes together.
The engine and fan belts have been fitted as have the radiator, fan and oil cooler. The auto electrical engineer is busy putting the wiring loom in place. This will allow the rear half of the body to be fitted together with the fuel tanks. Fenders will follow etc etc