This subject is one of my favorites. As you might’ve seen, I’ve uploaded several tractors so far, among which there were few ChTZ-65s. This one is a bit different. I got the idea to make it captured. I haven’t seen many Nazi ones build out there, but in the same time
one of the options in the box is exactly that.
It should be dark German gray, with swastika on the back and license plates. My plan was to make it with crosses, not with a swastika, since that particular symbol is not so warmly welcomed in Western Europe. That means, that either I should cover the tractor with something to hide it, while on a show, or not go at a show at all, which actually kills most of the joy of building a different project.
So – no swastikas. Only crosses. And that was pretty easy with the masks I produce, since I have plenty of crosses options.
The next interesting thing involved is the resin engine set from LZ models. It features complete engine, radiator, radiator grills and side plates /above the track skids/
This is very popular option, and explored a lot, so in order to keep the eye on the tractor I needed to keep it as simple looking as possible.
The resin set has plenty of parts, and looks comlpex project at the beginning, but the matter of fact is, that it is not. Its kinda easy going resin set, which is a rarity. The parts are well casted with not much of troubling areas. The fit is tricky, but if you are careful, /and you should be, since you are already into resin stuff/ this won’t be a problem at all.
Photo-etched side plates are better than the original ones, BUT you must know, that if you have the patience to thing the original ones, the difference its not worth the hassle.
Yeah, I know, PE is better, but not in this case.
With the grill, the story is completely different. Here we have more depth, more detail and actually is very attractive.