Wednesday, March 29

We catch up with the 35th scale Mtl/ Zgkrwg, 8t Sd.Kfz 7 with crew from DAS WERK

It seems we missed this one a while ago, but we thought it is still an interesting kit. Das Werk has made good on their promise to bring several kits to market in the first half of 2023. One of them is this, the 35th scale Mtl. Zgkrwg. 8t, Sd.Kfz.7 halftrack with six crew members. We look at the kit in our preview...

We catch up with the  35th scale Mtl/ Zgkrwg, 8t Sd.Kfz 7 with crew from DAS WERK

Mtl/ Zgkrwg, 8t Sd.Kfz 7 with crew
From Das Werk
Kit No #35037
1/35th scale
Injection moulded  plastic kit.
Photo-etch parts included
Markings for four vehicles in the box.
The Subject: The Mtl/ Zgkrwg, 8t Sd.Kfz 7 Halftrack
The Sd.Kfz.7 is an eight-ton towing half-track used by the German Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS during World War II. In 1934, the KMm8 developed by Krauss Maffei was adopted as the Sd.Kfz.7, and in 1938, the KMm11, with a greatly redesigned bonnet, was adopted and mass-produced as the new Sd.Kfz.7. This model was also produced by Borgwald, and from 1943 onwards also by Saurer. The vehicle could carry up to 12 soldiers and was also used to tow medium-calibre artillery.

Sd.Kfz. 7 half track Eastern Front - a great diorama idea we think!
The predominant part of these vehicles was equipped with an artillery superstructure and was used as towing vehicles for medium class guns. In total 199 m. Zgkw. 8t were manufactured under license - with minor changes - by BREDA in Italy. Less known was the attempt of the British to copy the m. Zgkw. 8t. A testing vehicle was produced by Vauxhall Motors. The end of war terminated these attempts.

A Sd. Kfz. 7 of the Royal Hungarian Army towing road trailer, Hungary 1944

The kit: 1/35th scale Mtl/ Zgkrwg, 8t Sd.Kfz 7 with crew from Das Werk
Made with co-operation with Dragon, this model kit of the 1943 production type Sd.Kfz.7 from Das Werk features a connected, movable track, and a fully reproduced interior. Clear parts, photo-etched parts, decals for four versions, and six crew figures are also included. There will be all-new instructions, decals and a new set of figures to add to your vehicle.

This kit comes with six different Wehrmacht figures. The included figures are all shown seated.
The decals included are not only for the exterior, but the interior of the vehicle, including the instrument cluster.
There are four new marking choices for the Sd.Kfz.7 in this kit:

Marking choices:
1. SS Panzerdivision, 1. SS Pionierbataillon, Ardennes, January 1945
23. Panzerdivision, Artillerieregiment 128, Eastern Front, 1943
5. Fallschirmjägerregiment 18, North Netherlands, April 1945
1. Panzerdivision, Artillerieregiment 73, Balkans, July 1943

This kit is slated for an April release for $73USD on the Hobbylink Japan Website, Check out more information at this link on the Das Werk Website