Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 03:32 AM UTC
There is a new upcoming kit from Tamiya at 1/48, the German heavy tractor SS-100.
Extensively used to tow guns, aircraft and even the V-2 rockets, it is going to be available also at 1/48 scale from Tamiya.

The kit includes the driver figure, and a tow bar in case you want to add an aircraft behind -as shown on the cover.
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Takom is nowhere near the fidelity of a Tamiya kit. Nevertheless they are fine in their own right and we already have a 1/35 release by them. This is still a bit of a shocker to me, a SS100 by Tamiya. It does have multiple appeal (aircraft tow, used in the field, with Vergeltungs waffe etc.)
SEP 13, 2017 - 01:55 PM
Hi. Custom Scale dissapointed me with their bad castings in resin so far. Ordered 2 kits, tears come to your eyes unpacking the very nice boxing. For the SS100 Panzerart makes some resin wheels too. Good resin! The Russian I don't know, from sites it looks good, but... Combination with Einheitsdiesel engine gives opportunities for further details. Rest will be research and some scratch building. I speak for 1/35 scale now, according to the SS100 Hanomag Kind regards, Robert Jan
SEP 13, 2017 - 04:47 PM
SEP 13, 2017 - 05:38 PM
Sure wish we could see more great things in 1/48 especially modern AFVs
SEP 13, 2017 - 06:06 PM
I really like the potentials in this kit in 1/48 as I finally have something besides a kettenkrad to tow my JU-88 dio. Kudos Tamiya, now offer a conversion set for the 1/35th FAMO!
SEP 14, 2017 - 06:31 AM
Wonder what the chances are this will be followed by a 1/48 V-2?
SEP 14, 2017 - 07:50 AM
Pegasus makes a styrene V2 in 1/48, if it can still be found. Plastic is kind of thick, and decals (actually stickers, I think) are silly, but the model is accurate and surface detail is well done. LINK
SEP 14, 2017 - 07:08 PM
And then there's the dated but still available Revell Meillerwagen and V2 kit in 1/54 scale, which when built looks pretty close to 1/48, even if the kit is not totally accurate and covered with pesky rivets. But if you wait long enough, I'll bet somebody will come out with a 1/48 version. I scratchbuilt a Vidalwagen for my Dragon 1/35 V2 a couple of years ago-- and now Takom is releasing a 1/35 Vidalwagen kit-- which I never thought would happen, so this might be the beginning of a "renaissance" for the V2, who knows?!! VR, Russ
SEP 14, 2017 - 07:48 PM
Will this have the correct tires, or did they use the same example vehicle Takom did with the post-war set.
OCT 24, 2017 - 05:37 AM

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