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 U-19

This is one of those odd Russian tank designs that just caught my eye and needed to be built.

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Sturmgeshutze Su-76i

 

After the collapse of the German Army at Stalingrad, the Russian Army had hundreds of German Panzer IIIs in its inventory. At this point in the war, the PzIII was already outclassed on the battlefield so was of no real use as-is. The Russian Army converted one to two hundred (depending on sources) PzIIIs to mount the 76.2mm F-34 gun in an armored casemate.

 

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T-40 Amphibious Tank

 

This was a quick build of the Hobby Boss T-40 Amphibious Tank.

 

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HAFS Super Jerry F.2

 

The Super Jerry is a modified version of the classic Jerry. It replaces the manipulator with a nose cannon and adds a tri-tube  missile launcher. Kow originally kit-bashed the Super Jerry in the mid 2000s and a kit was released by Wave in 2009. It took me a while but I finally got around to building it.

Read more: HAFS Super Jerry F.2

 

T26 Super Pershing

I've been wanting to build a US Army tank for a while. I'd been looking at the nice Asuka Sherman kits but found the Tamiya Pershing and Accurate Armor Super Pershing upgrade at a great price at a local kit swap meet.

Read more: T26 Super Pershing

 

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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.