Friday, April 14

MiniArt upscale their German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8532 MOD.1950 in 24th scale.

If you are a fan of MiniArt's tractor series, then this new, upscaled (1/24) German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8532  MOD.1950 might just be for you. We have details on this, the more modern of the Bulldog series, including colours, plastic, built & painted kit & its features in our preview...

MiniArt upscale their German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8532  MOD.1950 in 24th scale.

German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8532  MOD.1950
From Miniart Models
Kit No #24007
1/24th scale
Tractor & four marking choices inside the box.
The Lanz D8506 tractor was nicknamed the "Bulldog" because of its compact, stocky, and robust appearance. The tractor was a multi-fuel vehicle. The single-cylinder hot-bulb engine ran on heavy oils such as tar, distillation residues such as naphtha and mazut, and other unusual oils (including vegetables) for which there was no use in the combustion of a vehicle until then. This helped during the Great Recession of the 1930s when any fuel was better than none to run their machinery.

A modern restored and running D8532  MOD.1950
Lanz Bulldog tractors were able to stay on the production line for many decades (at least in Germany) because their 2-stroke hot-bulb engine was cheap to produce and required little fuel ignitability and resistance to detonation. The simplicity and practicality, combined with the robustness of the vehicle allowed Heinrich Lanz AG to sell the vehicle in a consistent manner, and the tractor concept evolved over the years, becoming an example of commercial success that lasted decades, mainly in Germany. 

The 1/24th scale German‌ Traffic ‌Tractor‌ ‌D8532  MOD.1950 kit from MiniArt...
MiniArt Models has given us the new rubber tyre version of the  German Traffic Tractor D8532  MOD.1950 in 1/24th scale, a kit that many modellers have been asking for a while. This version sports new tyres (in plastic) in place of the steel wheels of the earlier version. This, along with the part cabin for protection of the driver.

The model features several sprues in light grey and clear injection moulded plastic that make the tractor...
The smaller tyres are of the sandwich type to keep the tread intact.
The larger tyres (moulded in plastic - whew) are a feature of this kit.
Photo-etched Parts Included + Decal sheet included
Clear parts for the cab are included
Four marking choices are included in the box...
Images of this kit and its relatively small parts count but great detail...
Here are some images of the built up & painted kit to show you a little of the look and feel of the tractor
That is all we know about this kit so far, See more about all of MiniArt's kits on their website...