Improving a Krupp Protze
Tamiya 1/35 scale
by Pablo Raggi © 2004 Modeler Site
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By the time Germany prepared their troops for action in 1934, the Wehrmacht started transforming civil vehicles to be used by them. This is the way the Krupp Protze was selected. This truck distinctive features were especially technical. It offered independent suspension, four cylinder air-cooled engine, and the most important, its versatility. The Krupp saw action at almost all theatres.
Details are clearly defined, it’s accurate in size and proportions and although you’ll always find some things that might be improved, it can be assembled straight from the box with no problems.
So, I decided to build it straight from the box and to devote all my effort to the painting job. Nevertheless, at the time the building procedure was going on, I found myself detailing it much more than I thought I would.
Assembly and detailing
I divided the kit in two groups: on the one hand, chassis and cabin, and on the other, the cargo box.
Here’s the first weak aspect, the kit doesn’t provide them!. So, let’ s get down to it. Using 0,5 mm plastic rod and 0,2 mm plasticard, I scratchbuilt two 2,5 mm circular shaped pedals to represent the clutch and brake, and a rectangular one 4 x 1,5 mm to represent the throttle.
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