1/600 Scale WW2 German Army Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer Tank Destroyer.
Contains 10 highly detailed tanks.
Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer Tank Destroyer
- 10x Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer Tank Destroyers
The Jagdpanzer 38
138/2), later known as Hetzer
("pursuer/hunter"), was a German
light tank destroyer
of the Second World War
based on a modified Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t)
chassis. The project was inspired by the Romanian "Mareşal
" tank destroyer.
The name Hetzer
was at the time not commonly used for this vehicle. It was the designation for a related prototype, the E-10
. The Škoda factory
for a very short period confused the two names in its documentation and the very first unit equipped with the vehicle thus for a few weeks applied the incorrect name until matters were clarified. However, there exists a briefing paper from Heinz Guderian
claiming that an unofficial name, Hetzer
, had spontaneously been coined by the troops. Post-war historians basing themselves on this statement made the name popular in their works, though the vehicle was never named as such in official documents.
Some part cleanup will be necessary. The 3D printing process uses a waxy substance to support certain part features during the printing process. Although the parts are cleaned by Shapeways, some waxy residue may remain. It can be safely removed with water and a mild aqueous detergent like "Simple Green" using an old, soft toothbrush, Q-tips or pipe cleaners. During the printing process, liquid resin is cured by ultraviolet light. Microscopic bits of resin may remain uncured.
Let your parts sit in direct sunlight for a few hours to fully cure the resin.
Water-based acrylic paints meant for plastics is strongly recommended. Other paints, especially enamels, may not cure on Frosted Detail 3D-printed plastics.
Use dedicated model sprue cutters to remove parts to minimise the risk of damage to parts.
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