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.

 


 

Panzerkampfwagen 35S 739(f)

The SOMUA S35 was never on my radar as a kit to build. It looks like a house slipper, lacks any serious armament, hand limited front line use and the various French camo schemes can look kind of goofy. I wasn’t interested in the tank at all until one day I was browsing through Aberdeen Bookstore and found a copy of the Tankograd Panzerkampfwagen (Somua) 35 S – 739(f) for $5 and couldn’t just leave it there.

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Schwerer Raketenwerfer 85 Sphinx

 

The Sphinx is a Shutoral self propelled rocket artillery hover vehicle. It mounts sixteen 19cm rockets. This is my build of the Rainbow Egg resin kit. The casting are very nicely done. There is a reltavly low parts count for a model this large. The two pontoons are hollow cast as one piece. The center section and turret are two pieces each with some additional details added.

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KV-2 with 107mm ZIS-6

The KV-2 with 107mm ZIS-6 was a prototype test bed for a 107mm gun. It never entered production but I like the look of the beast so decided to model it as an in-service vehicle.

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MK44 SternenKnight

I love building these MK44s. They are such an easy kit to assemble and a good pallet for modifications and weathering effects. This is my seventh complete 1/20 MK44.

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UDK 38 Schenkle

The UDK Schenkle is an iconic SF3D design. Mechanical/organic shapes coupled with wires and hoses all over the place. This is the Schenkle resin garage kit from 2012 and as far as I know, the only 1/35 Schenkle kit. Maybe 25-50 ever produced.

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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.