Welcome to Krueger's Krieger


This site is a gallery of my finished builds, in-progress projects, tips, reviews, and reference articles. I have expanded my interests into armor modeling but the main focus of this site is still SF3D/Maschinen Krieger.

SF3D was a Sci Fi plastic model series which ran during the mid 1980s. The series was created by artist Kow Yokoyama with Kunitaka Imai and Hiroshi Ichimura. SF3D was introduced in the Hobby Japan Magazine as a special monthly installment of scratch built models. Nitto, a small Japanese company picked up the rights to make plastic kits of Kow's designs. The models produced were very high quality with crisp molding, fine details and they included copper rod, brass tube, spring coils, and photo-etched parts. They were one of the first multimedia kits produced. The series ended after a few years. In 1998, the series was reintroduced by Nitto and Kow under the new name Maschinen Krieger Zbv 3000.

 


 

KV-7 Double Your Pleasure, Double your Guns

I have a real fondness for WWII Soviet tanks designs, especially the heavies and assault tanks. When the Trumpeter KV-7 first came out, I wasn't too interested in the kit but I grew to like it and picked one up at the hobby shop when they had a sale.

Read more: KV-7 Double Your Pleasure, Double your Guns

 

MK44 Queens 'B' Knight

The MK44 Queens 'B' Knight is a variant of the MK44 designed and released as a kit by Takaaki Saito of LoveLove Garden. I was enamored with the design when I saw the first images he posted of the master.

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Siren ZA-603 Panzer Spahwagen

The Siren is one of those instant classics. It first appeared in Kow's Maschinen Krieger Modeling Manual as an all new scratch build. In 2017 Dane Futcher released a resin garage kit. This is the largest kit I have ever built.

Read more: Siren ZA-603 Panzer Spahwagen

 

JTNCA Walker

The JTNCA Walker is an original design from the series Junk Tank Rock. JTR is an obscure series of garage resin kits and were only available from the one day event in Japan called Wonder Festival. This is a very limited run garage kit from the 2008-09 time frame.

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WASP Hover Car

I was getting burned out on tanks and wanted to have some creative fun again. I picked up a 1/35 resin car kit from the early 90s  for $5 at a local swap meet and started digging thru the boxes of spare parts.

Read more: WASP Hover Car

 

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Disclaimer: The purpose of this site is not to profit form the hard work Kow Yokoyama, Kunitaka Imai, Hiroshi Ichimura and others have spent on this series. Any photos or sketches of the original SF3D or MaK 3000 series included in this site are property of Kow Yokoyama and friends, and are for your reference only.