ICM Sd.Kfz. 222 / 223 Scout Car Builds in 1/72 Scale

The Sd.Kfz. 222 / 223 / 260 / 261 were a series of light scout and communications cars built on the same chassis. ICM issued a series of kits covering each version in 2005, and Dragon followed suit with their kits in 2012 so the type is well represented in 1/72 scale. I have built ICM’s 222 before and they build up into very nice little models, so I couldn’t resist this pair when I found them at a show for only $5 each.
This is the main sprue, common to all kits in the family. The chassis is divided into upper and lower halves, fortunately the fit is excellent and there is no seem here. There is no interior detail at all, this is not an issue for the 222 or 223 but it might be for the 260 / 261 depending on how it will be displayed.
The versions are differentiated by small sprues and PE fret with specific parts for each, 222 on the left, 223 on the right. Care must be taken when separating the small parts, particularly with the delicate radio areal.
Assembly is straightforward and presents no problems. The kits build up quickly.
Smaller sub-assemblies are taped to a cardboard strip for painting.
I undercoated both models with a lightened mixture of Mr. Color Tire Black to represent Panzer Gray. Some of the areas where I wanted chipping were dabbed with liquid mask, then the exteriors were sprayed with Sandy Brown with a touch of Red added.
Additional chipping was applied with a brush. All the fiddly bits were attached and the models were given a thin light tan overspray to simulate dust. Here are the finished models together.

Completed photographs here: https://inchhighguy.wordpress.com/2023/04/11/icm-sd-kfz-222-223-scout-cars-in-1-72-scale/


9 thoughts on “ICM Sd.Kfz. 222 / 223 Scout Car Builds in 1/72 Scale

      1. Thanks mate I know I shouldn’t as I have so many things I should be doing, but what the heck 😉buy them now as they will only get more expensive 😉😅🤓

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