1:144 - MERCEDES L1500 A [PERSONNEL CARRIER] - (4 PACK)
This is a scalemodel of the German 'Mercedes L1500 A' a 1.5-ton 4x4 Personnel Carrier for 1:144 WW2 dioramas. Prooved to be very reliable and robust at the front. Widely used for transporting infantry (up to 7 people) and supplies, but less then 5000 units were build. Link to my other 1/144 models
The model is designed to be printed in 9 parts;
- (4x) Main empty vehicle.
- (1x) Sprue with 4 spare wheels.
- (1x) Sprue with 4 figures (German driver).
- (1x) Sprue with 4 middle seats and 4 back seats.
- (2x) Sprue with 2 front seats.
- Model is based on blueprints to maximize accuracy.
- Designed and optimized for shapeways to produce it as cheap as possible in 'frosted detail'.
- Wheels cannot rotate.
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 interior parts first, before gluing the seats and figure. If you don't have a lot of experience; watch multiple 'tutorials' on youtube about painting model vehicles. You can't rush art, so be patient and take your time to finish the model ;).
1:144 is a popular scale for aircraft and half the size of 1:72 models. It's a great scale when creating large dioramas with multiple models in one scene, especially if you don't have much space available. You can combine tanks, airplanes, vehicles, buildings... to create an epic historical battle landscape. (Normandy, Battle of the bulge,...)
Also very small diorama's with just one vehicule can be an intriguing 'eye-catcher' on your desk.
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