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Panzerkampfwagen I Platoon and more

31 Jul
Panzerkampfwagen I Platoon and more

So to keep up the dark grey theme… here are some more.

They nice thing about the early war period is, that you can get virtually every vehicle in my preferred scale, 1:48th. There are a few exceptions and the PzKw I and it’s variants are one of them. Those are only available from small companies with small production runs and cost a lot. At first I had planned to use some 1:56th scale model after all, but when Martin got himself a 3D printer another option became available.

PzKw I platoon

PzKw I platoon

While one can see the layers and the detail could be higher on some parts, they still do a job, and to be honest… just looking at the cost of the material, these five tanks cost me less (probably half as much) than one of those from a small company would have cost me.

PzKw I platoon

PzKw I platoon

Martin was not sure if I wanted a command version with or without the antenna assembly, so he printed both and one hot pressed into service as an armoured ambulance.

PzKw I command and ambulance versions

PzKw I command and ambulance versions

Over all I was surprised by the 3D prints. I would have thought that the layers would have been more visible after the wash and filter. I know they stand out on these photos, but when not enlarged as much as they are on our screens you hardly notice.

PzKw I command and ambulance versions

PzKw I command and ambulance versions

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4 responses to “Panzerkampfwagen I Platoon and more

  1. Azazel

    August 1, 2018 at 03:33

    These models look very cool indeed. I think if (when) I get a 3-d printer, it’ll truly be my undoing… 😉

     
    • Burkhard

      August 1, 2018 at 19:56

      Thank you.

      I always thought 3D printing would not be too useful, due to the lack of files suitable for wargaming. But ever since Martin got his printer, we are finding so much stuff, that one could print forever.

       
  2. Markus Sharaput

    August 1, 2018 at 14:27

    Nice work. I like early war stuff, good to see them out there.

     
    • Burkhard

      August 1, 2018 at 20:02

      Thanks! For years I did not have much of an interest in this period and rather preferred the more colourful late war years. Now that Insm working on these the very uniform and dark look about both the minis and vehicles really starts to appeal to me.

       

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