Cannone da 254/40 su affusto De Stefano
|Kit # 72035
|Review by Francesco Giovagnorio
The only critical steps are: the lower gun barrels shows signs of casting which need some work, because they WILL BE visible; you should mount every piece which must go between the two lateral halves of the De Stefano chassis before glueing them to the lower carriage (this is not obvious by looking at the instructions, where it seems that you must glue the entire chassis during stage one).
Finishing the model
Weathering is necessary because those guns did undergo some sort of heavy use under every possible climatic condition, so do your best with many layes of black/dark brown washing, light green drybrushing, gun metal and pigments. Do not forget that the outer rim of the wheels, along with the rail tops, were highly polished from continuous friction during movement, so they should be painted in polished steel or silver.
Preview sample provided by GB Modelli