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Simon Nagorsnik
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German Kugelpanzer (1/35)

April 4, 2022 · in Armor · · 8 · 1.6K

There is almost no information about the today.
Only one original can be seen in the russian Kubinka museum.
However, this was completely gutted.

It is certain that an unknown number was delivered to Japan as a reconnaissance vehicle.
The museum exhibit was then captured by russian troops in Manchuria in 1945.

The kit is produced by Amusing Hobby and is marketed under the brand (DW35015).
Not many parts are needed to complete the vehicle but the box contains two of them.
The only thing that really bothers me is the seam in the middle of the wheels.

Good quality, clean shapes and no assembly problems.
Included is actually a Notek headlight which I exchanged for one from Bosch. (Because I just like these better ;))
Personally, I liked the "red primer" version best, along with a German, Japanese and Russian one.

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8 responses

  1. Another quality build, Simon @s-nagorsnik
    Was not aware of this 'vehicle', but I'm definitely going to search about it.

  2. A truly superb and out of the ordinary model, Simon!
    Indeed an outstanding vehicle! I wonder if it would have been operationally effective.

  3. I knew there is one in Kublinka museum but thought was the only prototype. I did not know Japan built some and they actually saw combat! Bat sh*t crazy! Another newt build!

  4. Well, what do ya know? A sure enough, real-life "Master of Sparks"! Can you imagine that thing barreling along? ? Simon, that is damned odd, and damned cool too! Thanks for posting that thing! ?

  5. Classy and clean build. I really love the prototype look provided to your model. Excellent!

  6. Thank you all for your encouraging feedback!
    And I agree with you: it's a damn strange thing!
    I saw the original in 2014 and couldn't forget it since then.
    Therefore, it was clear to me that I wanted this one day in my collection ?.

  7. You did a nice job on this. I finished up one a few weeks back but yours looks far better.

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