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.

 


 

LUM-168 Camel

I’ll be honest, I was never that much of a fan of the Camel. It’s such an ungainly looking vehicle that doesn’t look like it could possibly function on the mon. It took me a while to finally com around and I must say I have some new appreciation for the Camel.

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Worker Suit

This is my build of the worker suit from IHYSC. It was a limited run resin kit from 2009 mastered by Jason Eaton. He kindly sent a sample way back when and I finally got off my ass and built it.

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Sd. Kfz. 251 SandStalker

This is a scratch build of the 251 SandStalker. It’s an original model based on Kow’s initial SandStalker designs. I’ve been wanting to build this concept for the past eight years but never got around it until now.

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OT-130 Soviet Flame Tank

 

The OT-130 is a flamethrower tank based on the T-26 tank chassis. It was developed by the Soviets in 1938 and produced until 1940. The flamethrower range was 50 meters and had 40 shots worth of fuel and propellant.

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IS-2

The IS-2 is one of those iconic Soviet tanks of WWII. Large caliber gun, beefy tracks, rough casting texture and welds, plus photos show these things beat to hell. What a perfect subject for a model. I’ve wanted to build this for a while but it took me some time to finally get it on the bench.

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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.