1:87 - KLEINES KETTENKRAFTRAD HK101
This is a small scalemodel of the German 'Kettenkrad' a small light half-track gun tractor for 'h0' model railroads. It was mass-produced during World War II and originally designed to fit inside the Ju 52 aircraft. The small vehicle was ideal for unrolling telephone cables and transporting heavy loads. Later in the war they were used as runway tugs for aircraft like the ME262 jet to save precious jet fuel. After the war they were used as farming tractors. 2 people could sit in the back. . Link to my other HO models
The model is designed to be printed in 2 parts;
- The main vehicle.
- One figure (German driver).
- Model is based on blueprints to maximize accuracy.
- Designed and optimized for shapeways to produce it as cheap as possible in 'frosted detail'.
Before painting, always degrease your model in a glass of lukewarm water and a drop of dishwashing soap (do not use a dishwasher!). Allow it to dry completely before painting.
Aplie a thin layer of paint, use 'drybrush' techniques to bring the detail alive. Paint the inside and figures first, before gluing them into the vehicle. If you don't have a lot of experience; watch multiple 'tutorials' on youtube about painting model vehicles. You can't rush art, so take your time to finish the model ;).
1:87 is 'H0' scale for model railroads, half the size of '0 scale' ("hah-null").
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