The following is one of over 5,000 great modeling articles created through iModeler.

Flak 88

August 4, 2013 in Armor

Here is the nemesis of a lot of the aircraft posted here.
It is an original release Bandai 1/48th scale kit that came with figures & transport carriage (not shown).
These were exceptional kits for their day. There was a whole series of different German armor pieces.
Some have been re-released through the years but not always with figures.
My build first started in Afrika Corp camo colors but after looking at it one day I decided figures in European uniforms didn’t make sense so it was repainted panzer gray.
The base is a butter dish with putty smeared on it. All pieces seen came in the kit.
The last shot shows the lid for the butter dish, I think it could stand a coat of Future.

6 additional images. Click to enlarge

People who liked this article:
Profile photo of AL HOFFMANAL HOFFMANProfile photo of George WilliamsGeorge Williams

10 responses to Flak 88

  1. Nicely done and photographed, Al, it looks as though you have Afrika Corps weather!

  2. Al,
    Very nice. Great job. I wish they still had some of that 1/48 stuff that Bandai did.

  3. Yep…what they said – I like it.

  4. Very in scale. You can almost smell the cordite.

  5. I have that kit, you did a good job on it. I started mine and then had to move and when I got there found pieces missing. I like your little vignette you have there, always nice to give a piece a little setting.

  6. Thanks to all for the compliments

  7. Looking good Al. always nice to see some figures used. I remember years ago getting the Tamiya 1/35th scale kit of it. May get again some when with maybe the tractor that pulled it.

  8. Man I can’t count how many Bandai kits I built as a kid. I could not afford 1/35 Tamiya ones, and these Bandai ones were great. Great build and thanks for the trip down memory lane!

Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.