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TKS Polish Tankette (1/72)

The Polish tankette was developed in the early 1930s and is based on an improved Carden Loyd chassis.
There were different versions armed with a machine gun, 47mm howitzer, 37mm anti tank gun or a 20mm gun.
The crew consisted of two men

I decided to use pre-war camouflage for my object.
This was called "Japanese camouflage pattern" and was used until 1936.
The colors used were olive green, light gray and sand brown, until this was replaced by the green, brown and sand color scheme.

The kit (PL1939-015) is of really good quality and I only had to improve small things.
I replaced the armament with a resin/brass piece from Master (GM-72-009).
I added headlights and maneuver markings myself, removed the original handles and replaced them with copper cables and improved the attachment of the tools.

I've used a resin cast figure from Scibor Monstrous Miniatures set1 (72HM0003).

I built the base myself again.
The bushes are thin twigs that I have leafed myself.

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11 responses

  1. I am really amazed on how small this tankette is and what a truly spectacular work you did with it, Simon! Of course, the same applies for both the figure and the base.
    It is really wonderful to learn so many interesting things about machines like this one.

  2. Fantastic result on this very tiny kit, Simon @s-nagorsnik
    Great camouflage scheme.
    Hard to believe that this tank could hold two soldiers, it must have been far from comfortable.

  3. Another smashing job sir

    Personally I think you've got a shrink ray gun hidden somewhere

  4. Absolutely superb!

  5. Amazing work, looks great!

  6. Thanks to all of you friends!

  7. just amazing...congratulations

  8. Wow that is unbelievable detail on such a small scale - well done Simon.

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