If it looks like a Turtle……
So it will be nicknamed. The Skoda PA-11 was a Czech design from the interwar years. For it’s history see here:
As far as the kit, it’s Takom’s new 1/35 release and it’s a fun one. It goes together fairly easily, just needing some fiddling and filler to get the upper turtle shells together. The paint job-now that’s something else again. There are several styles of multi-color camo one could do, I chose this one because it had no black outlining to the colors and I liked the “art-deco digital” look of it. A large pile of masking tape was harmed in the making of this paintjob, cut out one piece at a time, for 5 colors, using a less-than stellar painting guide. But I like it in the end, it sure is a different kinda fella. And yes, it can be driven in either direction! Even turtles don’t do that.
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