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.
This is a build of the recently released Dragon T-34 Beutepanzer.
This project just kind of evolved. I picked up the Tamiya Steyr 1500 for a song at a local convention. The MG151 Drilling from the AFV Club 251/21 kit was originally planned for the 6x6 build but I decided against it. The trailer is from the unused pieces in the Dragon Flakpanzer 38 "Gepard" which again, I picked up for a pretty decent price at a local convention. Each of these on their own are nice enough kits, but I wanted to build something more unique.