German Armored Car SdKfz 222

This is a plastic model kit of the 1/35 Scale Sd.Kfz.222 Leichter Panzerspahwagen 4x4 from Tamiya. Suitable for Ages 10 & Older.

Tamiya German Armored Car SdKfz 222 Plastic Model Military Vehicle Kit 1/35 Scale #35270
 Tamiya # tam35270
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1:35
  • Length: 5-1/4" (134mm)
  • Width: 2-1/4" (57mm
  • Tamiya Product Number: 35270
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Spotlight Review

"older molds, but still good details"
iraqiwildman (Jefferson City, MO)
This kit is originally from the mid-1970s. Tamiya updated it about 15 years ago with a metal barrel and photo-etched screens for the turret. They also added a sprue with gas cans and fuel drums. It only took me maybe 10 hours to build and paint the kit, so it is a fast build. The fit is actually very good for such old moldings. I did carve out the figures collar and belt to added some more details and definition between parts. The car sat level after installing the wheels, unlike other armored cars I have built. The plastic is the soft kind Tamiya usually uses, so it is easy to cut and sand.

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  • A scale static display replica of an upgraded version of the popular Sd.Kfz.222.
  • Photo etched parts provided for a more realistic replication of the hatch.
  • Turned aluminum gun barrel for 20mm main gun.
  • Separate Jerry cans and drum cans.
  • Driver figure with realistic uniform detail.
  • Completely detailed hull surface including string for a more realistic tow cable.
  • New waterslide decal markings based on the latest historical research.
  • Illustrated assembly guide.


  • Scale: 1:35
  • Length: 5-1/4" (134mm)
  • Width: 2-1/4" (57mm
  • Tamiya Product Number: 35270


(1) Plastic Model

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (TES3502) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • CA Glue
  • Metal Primer
  • Paint (TAMIYA: Dark Yellow, German Grey, Gun Metal, Semi Gloss Black, Flat Black, Flat White, Flat Flesh, Khaki, Neutral Grey, Red Brown, Metallic Grey, Field Grey)
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"Need Right Glue For PE Parts"
Great build. Photo etched parts are tricky, until you get the right super glue. Two types of super glue on market, one with and one without active ingredient cyanoacrylate. Photo etched parts require the active ingredient to adhere.

"Old, Simple, and Nice"
I bought this for a planned group build. It wasn't set to be the focus of the build so I went with this kit over the Hobby Boss one. It's Tamiya and I built it before so I wasn't expecting any issues. The kit is simplified...especially the suspension/drivetrain. There is no interior and you can't really see past the 2cm gun. Tamiya updated this kit with a metal 2cm barrel, a tree from their Jerry Can set, and a set of PE replacements for the turret mesh. Tamiya really did well with the barrel and its addition to the kit. They reworked the gun body to so accept the barrel. Let's face it, alot of manufacturers would have you snip off the old plastic barrel and super glue on the replacement. The PE mesh replaces the old nylon mesh. They bend into nice replacements for the old cages, but are a little too simplified. They are flat and lack the framework. It's a good kit and looks good. For their age, the molds are in great shape. It's a great kit for a weekend build or to introduce a young modeler to the hobby. And to be honest, it's a sharp looking vehicle.

"Four Wheel Excellence"
johncpo41 (www.hobbiesinabarn)
I built this Tamiya kit years ago and it is still around. The parts fit without any problems and the detailing is a great chance to really get this model displayed expertly in a diorama or stand alone. The inner compartment in well stocked with extras to enhance the idea of a compact yet efficient fighting vehicle, as the Germans really knew how to build these types of vehicles. I detailed mine with the kit parts and lots more. Highly recommended.

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