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Sd.Kfz. 2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad

by Floyd S. Werner Jr.

 

Sd.Kfz.2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad

 


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Me 262A-2a and Kettenkrad is available online from Squadron.com

 

Introduction

 

Recently Tamiya released the Messerschmitt Me 262 Fighter Bomber kit (and now also the Dornier Do 335) with a bonus Sd.Kfz.2 Kleines Kettenkraftrad.

If the beautiful airplanes werenít reason enough to buy the kits the Kettenkrad is. The little vehicle is a very easy, quick build.

It is just the type of kit to get the armor fix without leaving the comfort of airplane modeling.

The instructions are very simple with a very well thought out parts breakdown. Even the heaviest handed modeler should be able to turn out a nice product. If you are looking for an evening of fun, this little kit is it.

 

 

Construction

 

I donít normally time my builds but this one took about 5 hours to complete.

I used techniques that I use for airplanes except to a greater degree.

 

 

The only place that needed filler was on the bottom. Everything else cleaned up well and just a bead of Mr. Surfacer smoothed over with alcohol (rubbing, not the drinking kind of spirits) was all it took to make this a little gem. The driver is included. I havenít got him put together yet but by dry fitting he fits in the seat and will touch the handlebars. There are no decals so just build and paint. I used Model Master Panzer Yellow for some color, but I could have used a Panzer Grey. For variety you can easily add stripes of Panzer Green and/or Brown.

 

 

Conclusion

 

I love the way my little Kettenkrad came out.

 

 

If you bought one of the Me-262s and donít want to build or use your Kettenrad and driver I will gladly take them off your hands. Now I may have to think about the Navy tractor with the Corsair kit.

 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2003 by Floyd S. Werner Jr. 
Page Created 22 March, 2003
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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