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.

Almost as soon as I received the kit, I started work on it. The build was actually pretty straightforward considering its size. Futch has done an amazing job with parts breakdown for ease of assembly. The most difficult part was getting the red electrical wire to cooperate and stay where I wanted it.

Futch Factor Siren

To make things more challenging, I added lights to the turret for the "eyes" and added the Robosweep floor sweeper mechanism. The thing will sit static on the shelf for 99.99% of the time, but I've had the Robosweep for about 5 years and it was time to finally use it.

The kit was cast in a light grey resin that was easy to work with. There were a few minor pin holes to clean up but nothing out of the ordinary for parts this size. The rear "engine pods" had a slight warp on the bottom edge but a quick dip in boiling water and I was able to straighten them out.

The model is ready for primer and I have no idea at the moment how to paint it.