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.

 


 

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.

Read more: UDK 38 Schenkle

 

SAFS Prototype

This is the SAFS Prototype. The design is a test bed AFS MkII used as a prototype study for the SAFS. It is similar to the Archelon but still has a direct viewing window.  The design appears to be a refinement of a similar contributor design that appeared in Hobby Japan March 1984. I modified the base kit slightly by removing the main armament and giving it a second manipulator.

Read more: SAFS Prototype

 

Sdh 222F SandStalker 1/35

I love the look of the Sandstalker hover reconnaissance cars from the old SF3D magazine articles. There is no injection molded kit of the Sandstalkers in any scale. There have been a handful of garage resin kits but these are super hand to come across. I decided to scratch build mw own Sdh. 222F

Read more: Sdh 222F SandStalker 1/35

 

T-35 with F39 85mm

The T-35 was deemed obsolete by the time Germany invaded the Soviet Union in 1941. A handful participated in the first few weeks of combat but most broke down before ever reaching the front. There are number of excellent T-35 builds out there but I wanted to do something different. I chose to depict a veteran tank that went thru some upgrades to armor and main gun.

Read more: T-35 with F39 85mm

 

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.

Read more: KV-2 with 107mm ZIS-6

 

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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.