Modelik 2004/04, Sdkfz 2, NSU "Krettenkrad", 1:25

Discussion in 'Armory & Military' started by János1962, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. János1962

    János1962 Member

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    The following model is close to my heart. Small, but beautiful,the design is very meticulous. All parts are fitting.
    I build with great pleasure.

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    The engine a little bit poor, therefore i upgraded and repaint it.

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    after (repainting)

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    The body easily built, all fit nicely.

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  2. Zathros

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    This is one of my favorite vehicles of all time. When I was very young, I met a Master Machinist of German descent who was an incredible BMW motorcycle mechanic. He made one of these out of scratch, out of metal. As this was the eaarly 1970's, he was met with scorn. I wish I got to know him better, he was older and had obviously been through WWII. I asked him once to show me his creation and he went into great detail how the steering would slip clutches on the tracks and that the front wheel was meant to help go over large obstacles, such as tree trunks etc. I was also amazed how fast these vehicles could go, and also how slow. They were also used for positioning aircraft and would have had to been highly controllable for such a delicate task. I will be following this wonderful iconic vehicle.

    I thank you for sharing the build here! I always admired this picture, it shows what a work horse this thing was. In the movie "Saving Private Ryan" there are some great scenes showing this vehicle moving about, and showing it moving along really fast!

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  3. snake7

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    János, You always surprise me for good with you choices!
    This old model from Modelik is great. Some day I will build it myself
    And I know it will look very interesting near big tanks, in same scale :)
    Good luck with new one!
  4. János1962

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    @Zathros: I'm glad that conjured up you pleasant memories. I will try to build beautiful model. I plan to get even a small supplement.
    @snake7:This fragile little vehicle is a more human-scaled than larger tanks.

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  5. János1962

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    The Kettenkrad is done.

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    And David and Goliath, side by side..

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  6. János1962

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    I continue the construction with the supplements. Zathros ,thank you very much the picture, I want to build something like this

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  7. Zathros

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